The infinite hues of the uplands vie with the deep blues of the coast and provide the stimulus for this energetic route that sets off from Portimão. After the first few kilometres along a wide, flat road, you reach Rasmalho and the challenge of the long uphill ride to Fóia, which becomes even more demanding as you pass through Monchique. Only after you crest the summit at a height of 904 meters do you begin the descent to Portela da Viúva, ready to take on the next demanding section of the ride. The road to Marmelete winds its way up and down through the hills. This is a tricky section so you need to be careful but the reward awaits as soon as you finish the long descent to Aljezur and are greeted with a spectacular view over the Vicentine Coast. The training session ends in the Serra de Espinhaço de Cão after a flat stretch and seven kilometers on a gradual and gentle slope.