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Route nº28 – Vila do Bispo

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Situated at the westernmost tip of the Algarve, Vila do Bispo joins with the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina (Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Nature Park) to attract visitors to its beautiful beaches and bays, some on the southern coast and some on the western coast.

This route will first of all let you explore the civil parishes of Raposeira, Figueira and Budens. After this, you head north to the villages of Barão de São Miguel and Barão de São João. In Bensafrim, you begin the climb up to Espinhaço de Cão on a wide road that will take you to the opposite side of the hills.

The sudden change in the scenery along the Vicentine Coast will take you by surprise as you descend to the little villages of Bordeira and Carrapateira. Then, after a gentle uphill stretch, you will come to a plateau where a steady wind carries the intense scents of the still pristine natural surroundings.

Distance – 61 km

Accumulated Climb – 835 m