The cosmopolitan city of Albufeira is the starting point for a route that highlights the diversity and genuine beauty of the Algarve’s dynamic central section. Be especially careful on the first part of the ride, to Guia and Algoz, because of the traffic. Once you reach Algores, however, the road is quieter and you can enjoy a flat 20-kilometre stretch that takes you to the Amendoeiras golf course. After this, the landscape opens out into one of the region’s most traditional farming areas, affording a pretty setting as you ride southwards towards the bustle of the coast. A stop in Porches is a must for those who appreciate earthenware; and Senhora da Rocha is a natural viewpoint that affords a breathtakingly beautiful view over the coastline from Albufeira to Carvoeiro. The route also takes you through Armação de Pêra, Salgados, Galé and Sesmarias.