Serra de Monchique has one of the most fascinating climbs in the Algarve, Fóia, the highest peak in the region, as well as several mountain biking and downhill trails, some of which are more difficult, due to their steep slopes, but all of which are uniquely beautiful.
Located in the far south of Portugal, the Algarve region offers exceptional conditions for cycling and is increasingly sought after by enthusiasts of the sport, from beginners to regular or highly experienced cyclists. From the seashore to old maquis* routes, a transition zone between the mountains and the sea, roads cutting through valleys, mountains and forests, the Algarve region unfolds into landscapes of dazzling beauty that make for unforgettable rides.
Serra de Monchique, known as the “garden” of the western Algarve, is a true retreat for cyclists, who can enjoy many activities in nature within a peaceful environment without the typical hustle and bustle of the seaside. Its proximity to the mountains and the Atlantic coast make it a place with a unique microclimate and a luxuriant landscape populated by rare plant species and protected animals, such as the Bonelli’s eagle.