On a day with lovely warm sunshine the Algarve Senior Bikers met in São Bras de Alportel for a beautiful ride across the northern Algarve hills. Some of the highest roads in the area allowed some spectacular views towards the coast and inland.
The route from the start was tvia Javali to Cachopo, with a break for a cold drink before heading west into the hills through Amexial and California to the finish.
The quiet roads provided a great riding experience, which was matched by the equally enjoyable lunch at the end of the route in the village of Sarnadas near Alte. Lunch on this occasion provided by Luis and his staff at Restaurant Al Café.
The ride was planned by Dave Everest and David Shirley, who also acted as leaders for the two groups.
Details of the next event which will be a short summer ride and lunch will be announced soon.
Photos by John Heffernan and David Shirley