MONTARGIL - ODIVELAS
125km | 1,300m+
Wednesday 15th May
With Legend of Speed:- Michael Hutchinson (Dr.Hutch)
Wednesday 11th September
With UCI pros from Bike Channel Canyon
The Alentejo is a unique landscape featuring rolling plains dotted with ancient cork oak trees. A landscape unaltered by the modern world and the jewel of Portugal.
In the summer temperatures can reach a scorching 45°C in the burning heat of the midday sun but plummet to -5°C during the winter months.
With only 125 kms and a smattering of climbing, Stage 4 is often used as a rest day before the final assault into the Algarve. You may want to spend the morning in the cool shade under the palms that surround the hotels many swimming pools, relaxing and drinking in the tranquillity of the Alentejo.
We will set off in the late morning and follow the N2 deep into this sparsely populated region. The roads are fast, straight and smooth and, as Dr.Hutch once said, ‘devoid of traffic’.