Leave the hustle and bustle of Lisbon behind as you follow mostly flat coastal roads away from the city. Enjoy views across the Atlantic and traverse the area of outstanding beauty that is the National Park of Arrabida. The cycling remains fairly manageable as you journey through untouched Portuguese villages and start to take on a few undulations along quiet country roads. Our journey takes us up to the historic town of Silves, with its impressive castle, and you’re rewarded with an exhilarating downhill ride all the way to the Algarve coastline. Get up early to make the final push to Sagres, the furthest point of southern Europe and its windy outcrop – home to the Cabo de São Vicente Lighthouse.
Lisbon to Sagres
Cycle the Blue Coast of Portugal through vineyards and national parks, as far as the most south-westerly most point of Continental Europe.
Difficulty – 3/5