The last stage is shorter and easier, recovering from the previous day's effort. A celebration stage that allows everyone to arrive earlier and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the arrival and the conviviality between the entire caravan around the conquest of this challenge.
Despite her shorter distance, this stage is quite interesting. The departure from Monchique Thermal Hotel will certainly be marked by everyone's desire to return to this paradise, a real oásis located a short distance from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and tourist spots on the Algarve coast.
After descending the Monchique montain, the participants ride the first kilometers on the challenging road that follows the right bank of the dam and Ribeira de Odelouca.
The only pit stop of this stage is located in the iconic city of Silves, where history has strong marks, in special with the heritage of the Arab culture.
One of the most emblematic and spectacular scenery of the Portuguese Atlantic coast welcomes the end of Ride Across Portugal. The Chapel of Srª da Rocha, perched on a spectacular cliff above the sea, will be the unforgettable setting for all participants to celebrate the conquest of Ride Across Portugal.
On the nearest cliff (300 m from the finish line) is located the Hotel Pestana Viking. A four-star hotel, on a fantastic spot over the sea. After to take the recovery meal and to pack the bicycles, it´s time to enjoy the beach, the swimming pool or the terraces to relax and socialize before the closing dinner/party and trophy ceremony.
More than just six days crossing a whole country from north to south, this is an unforgettable journey full of challenges and personal overcoming. And above all, a week full of conviviality, emotions and the sharing of a common passion with people from all over the world.