The peacefulness of the uplands contrasts with the dynamic of a route that starts in Tavira, a municipality which boasts a vast array of valuable religious heritage, with 37 churches.
This route takes you through the hilly landscape typical of the inland Algarve and offers plenty of challenges from the very start, when you head towards Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo and then veer off to Alcaria do Cume.
The fairly steep uphill ride to Bemparece then gives you access to Bentos, which you will reach after several kilometres along an uneven road. And it is during the next climb up to Vaqueiros and then Martim Longo that you reach a road with an excellent surface, leading to Alcoutim.
The Portuguese bank of the River Guadiana is a great spot for a rest after this fabulous ride that also takes you to Alcaria Fria and Cabeça Gorda.
Distance – 163 km
Accumulated Climb – 2700 m