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Rogil Circular Trails

The natural coast of Rogil

 

Distance: 42 km

Climb: 386 m

easy - somewhat difficult

 

On this tour you will get to know one of the most natural and deserted coastlines in the Algarve. You will have the opportunity to discover some breathtaking beaches, which mostly are completely empty. There are numerous small paths on the cliffs that you must also explore.  You will get to know the levadas (water channels).The island of Madeira is famous for these irrigation channels, but they are also available in southwestern Portugal. You ride partly through flat landscape with panoramic views of the Atlantic and the Monchique mountains. The route crosses farmland and pine forests. The, for this area famous, sweet potatoes are also growing here. Typical for this tour are the numerous herds of cattle and sheep. Finally, you will reach the unique valley of Amoreira. This beach is not as remote as all the others. But you have a nice cafe and a guarded beach there. In addition, you can also take a cool bath in the river that flows into the sea. 


Countryside of Aljezur and Rogil

 

Distance: 36 km

Climb: 407 m

easy

 

An easy route where you drive mainly on paved road. First it leads to an idyllic small country road in the hilly area of Carrasalinho. Always along a riverbed, you drive past cow herds, fruit trees, cork oaks and pine forests. Later, the landscape flatten and you find yourself in the traditional Portuguese agriculture. The sweet potatoes, which are famous for this area, are also grown here. You will also get to know the levadas (irrigation channels). The island of Madeira is famous for these channels, but they are also in southwestern Portugal. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Monchique Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. You will also pass 2 beaches. The Praia da Carriagem, which is most of the time deserted and has impressive rock formations. If you want to swim, do it better on the next beach Praia da Amoreira. Here you will also find a nice cafe and the beach is supervised in the summer-time. Finally it goes through the romantic old town of Aljezur. You will see the ruins of the castle, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the area.