Route 1 – Eastern

The scenery is stunning and adventure beckons. In the eastern Algarve, known as the “Sotavento”, you are surrounded by beautiful natural scenery and important historical and religious heritage, bringing added interest to routes that are already replete with charm. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in Cacela Velha, where the traditional Algarve houses stand side by side with the Renaissance church and the imposing fortress overlooking the Ria Formosa. The water alongside the route sparkles like a mirror all the way to the resorts of Manta Rota and Altura, inspiring you to ride all the way up to the Monte Rei golf course. With a good surface and little traffic, the road takes you as far as Curral de Boeiros, before the challenging descent to the Asseca Valley, by way of Pego do Inferno. And there is yet another climb before you reach the end of the route, this time leading up to the typical village of Santo Estêvão.The scenery is stunning and adventure beckons. In the eastern Algarve, known as the “Sotavento”, you are surrounded by beautiful natural scenery and important historical and religious heritage, bringing added interest to routes that are already replete with charm. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in Cacela Velha, where the traditional Algarve houses stand side by side with the Renaissance church and the imposing fortress overlooking the Ria Formosa. The water alongside the route sparkles like a mirror all the way to the resorts of Manta Rota and Altura, inspiring you to ride all the way up to the Monte Rei golf course. With a good surface and little traffic, the road takes you as far as Curral de Boeiros, before the challenging descent to the Asseca Valley, by way of Pego do Inferno. And there is yet another climb before you reach the end of the route, this time leading up to the typical village of Santo Estêvão.

route code type: No Signs
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number of people: N/D
difficulty: 1
distance • duration: 70km • 4h
start - end: Tavira - Tavira
altimetry: 2 - 167m
equipment: Bicicleta de estrada, Capacete, Luvas, Calções, Creme anti-fricção, Multi-tools com descravador de corrente, Camera de ár/ liquido anti-furo, Oleo e bomba de ar
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