This is the Algarve’s biggest municipality and it is here that you will find some of the region’s most typical villages. On this ride between the barrocal and the uplands, you will be enchanted by the friendliness of the local people and the extraordinary beauty of the scenery. It is uphill and downhill all the way from Loulé towards São Brás de Alportel, to ride up to São Romão and, from there, back down to the peaceful village of Querença. Ride alongside the Algibre Stream to get to Tôr, a village that has a steep uphill stretch in store for you. From Salir, head towards Benafim, enjoying the backdrop of the Rocha da Pena protected landscape along the way. This magnificent setting will boost your courage for two more uphill stretches, first to Alto Fica and then to Parragil.