This idyllic holiday resort with its elegant marina, winner of various international awards, is the starting point for an adventure in which the different elements of nature seem to combine to enchant you. The route starts off flat then gradually rises up to Alfontes, where the first uphill stretch – 2 km long – takes you to Picota. With the sea still claiming a spot on the increasingly diverse landscape, you begin the descent to the Algibre Stream. Here you join a flat road that will take you to Querença, a typical village that is an undeniable benchmark in terms of regional gastronomy. The toughest part of the route requires some energetic pedalling up to São Romão and Relógio, but then you can ease off on the way back down, passing through Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, in Almancil.