The weather first thing was not looking too promising when we woke, however by the time we’d had breakfast the sun was shining and it was hot! First things first we sorted the route out from the country house back to the main road. It was still a bit tricky and required some parts to be walked, but it was a shorter off-road route than what we’d done the afternoon before!
The cycle route was lovely, but it did have two steep and long climbs – one at Odeceixe, the other even steeper climb is as you get to Aljezur. After this we then had a further 8km to go (which is up/down the whole way), to reach the Herdade we were staying in.
The journey was around 24 miles – but a tough day’s cycling, albeit still really enjoyable, and again blessed with really good weather.