THE SUPER STAGE
This is the longest stage of Ride Across Portugal. With a distance similar to a stage of a big Tour, on this day the riders can live the experience of professional cyclists, with the organization's team giving all the support so that everyone ends the day as winners of this challenge.
The most remote landscapes of Alentejo mark this stage, passing through some of the most iconic locations in this region of southern Portugal.
The stage is mostly flat, but very challenging, due the course design, the quiet roads and the diversity of some of the scenarios. The final climb and the conquest of the Monchique Montain marks the entry in Algarve, and will be the cherry on the top of the cake of this super stage.
The village of Monchique, right at the top of the mountain that dominates the Algarve landscape welcome all the brave riders. The great views until the coast and the charm that surrounds this termal village will be a deserved prize for the effort of all athletes.
At Monchique Thermal Hotel, the entire RAP caravan will relax and recover from this great stage, enjoying this thermal resort where calm and charm merge in a unique atmosphere.