Odeceixe and surrounding

Along the Seixe river to Ocexeixe and to the beach


Distance: 38 km

Climb: 480 m

easy - somewhat difficult


On this route you mainly cycle on asphalted, small paths. Enjoy the views of the Monchique Mountains. You ride through small, original villages, where you have the chance to see a herd of sheep. You cycle on a gravel track through a hilly area, surrounded by cork oak forests, until you reach the river "Seixe", where you can enjoy a unique flora and fauna. Next, you go to the wonderful village of Odeceixe and to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve "Praia de Odeceixe". Afterwards you can enjoy some breathtaking views of the Atlantic and you will get to know the small stone beach "Barradinha", which is very often deserted even in the summer.

From S. Teotónio to Odeceixe


Distance: 17 km

Climb: 246 m

Descent: 402 m

somewhat difficult


This route is unique. It leads through lonely paths surrounded by original vegetation. You drive through deep valleys and then up to the hills. There you have fantastic views of the houses of Odeceixe and the sea. The view also reaches the Algarve. It is worth riding this route in the spring. The rain has stopped then and life unfolds in full diversity. A big bird population is a consequence of this diversity. The birdsong is not to be missed in the spring and usually you can also see some specimens. On the few green and fertile areas in the valleys are vegetable gardens and cultivated fields. Ash, alder, Portuguese oak, willow and tamarisk trees grow along the rivers. These trees shed their leaves and provide light in winter, while in summer they shade the biotopes.