A cubist city with deeply-rooted fishing traditions, Olhão offers an interesting route that begins at the emblematic municipal markets perched on the bank of the Ria Formosa. The first few kilometres are flat but as they are along the busy EN 125 road you will need to be especially careful of the traffic. However, you will soon be able to let down your guard as you head into the municipality’s rural interior. Here, you will encounter pretty villages such as Moncarapacho, Estiramantens and Pereiro. Ride around the São Miguel Hill and get ready for the progressive climb up to Azinheiro. The scents of the countryside perk you up for the next downhill section, which takes you through the village of Pechão.