The Algarve Senior Biker's April ride offered members the choice of a ride though the Monchique mountains, with spectacular views from one of the highest roads in the Algarve, and a visit to the barragem after a refreshment break by the river in Silves.
The start for this Monchique ride was from near Odiaxere.
Alternatively, there was a tour through the hills in the east from Tavira visiting the Stupa Budista at Malhão, the secret bridge over the Ribeira Gilao and the viewpoint at Alcaria, including a break in Cachopo.
All riders from both rides eventually arrived at restaurant O Folclore in Alte for an excellent lunch, with the entertainment provided by the resident comedian, better known as Baltazar the donkey.
Great roads and coastal views were enjoyed on the way for both groups, on one of the hottest days of the year so far. Over forty riders took part in the event.
Leaders on the day were Andrew Chilton from the west assisted by Roy West and Huw Chivers and Peter Kenyon from the east, with the help of Neil Macklin and Stuart Watson.
Photos by Michael Jensen, Peter Kenyon, David Shirley, Huw Chivers.
East Algarve Riders:
West Algarve Riders: