Vilamoura belongs to Loulé’s so-called “Golden Triangle” and is internationally famed for its excellent tourist facilities. Vilamoura welcomes cyclists who appreciate the atmosphere of the coast with a route that first goes along the attractive seafront avenue in Quarteira. The sounds of the sea gradually fade as you head inland towards Almancil and, from there, on to the city of Loulé. Ride past the Sanctuary of the Sovereign Mother and head towards Boliqueime, where you join the EN 125. This is a busy main road, so be especially careful of the traffic. Then you ride downhill towards the coast until you reach Albufeira. The next part of the route takes you to Olhos de Água, where you start the return, your batteries recharged by the bright green of the region’s top award-winning golf courses.