Set off from the Algarve’s capital city and explore a route replete with history and tradition. After riding through the outskirts of the city, a country road will take you firstly to Conceição. Known for the famous Milreu ruins, one of the most important Roman sites in the Algarve, Estoi is worth spending some time in before you continue northwards and tackle the 2-kilometre climb up the São Miguel Hill to Azinheiro. The most demanding stretch on this route is the ride up to Bordeira, which includes a detour into the village of Santa Barbara de Nexe. From here, it’s a downhill ride all the way to the bustling beach at Praia de Faro.