The southern region of Portugal boasts a myriad of landscapes, from customary sand dunes, dramatic cliffs and lagoons on the coast, to abundant flowering orchards in the Barrocal and scrub forest in the uplands.
Trails of varying difficulty can be found across different areas. Popular spots include Serra de Monchique, Falésia, São Brás de Alportel, Cerro Cabeço de Câmara and São Miguel.
Mountains of Monchique
Monchique features the highest peak of the region, the 902 metre high Fóia. This mountain range is great for All-mountain and Enduro riders. Ride through lush green eucalyptus forest, orange groves and blooming meadows with gnarled cork trees on the flanks of ravines. To enjoy many of the longer trails in one day, the shuttle services are well worth a call.
Falésia is ideal for novice riders and very close to holiday accommodation around Albufeira. Characterised by the red soil and eroded cliffs, it’s the place to enjoy a leisurely ride with impressive sea views.
One of the best ways to discover the trails, particularly the trails with fun features is with the help of a local mountain bike guide.
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