It is from the region’s capital, a city that combines urban charm with a rural atmosphere and the sublime natural scenery of the Ria Formosa, that you set off on this route along the legendary roads of the Algarve uplands. As you would expect of a route through the uplands, there are plenty of uphill and downhill sections. Surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the inland Algarve, the ride includes various paved stretches along roads such as the historic EN 2, one of the oldest in Portugal. Crossing the Serra do Caldeirão, you will be able to test your strength and stamina on the hilly sections up to Bordeira, Cruz da Assumada, Barranco do Velho and Feiteira. And you can take the opportunity to (re)discover curious traditions in the hamlets of Ameixial, Cortelha, Cachopo and Martim Longo.