stage 3 – Tavira's sierra - 74kms - 1600mts of elevation

The 3rd and last stage from the Algarve Bike Challenge promises to be an emotional day. Totally diferent from the stages from the last edition this stage will start with a long and challenging climb just 5kms after the start.

Then the course will enter in a nice National Forest Park. The terrain will be gently climbing up to frist feed station located after leaving the national park in the small village of Corte António Martins. 

After this the riders will have to face the hardest part of this stage, a rollercoaster of up and downs along the Tavira's sierra. After the 2nd feed station in Vale de Murta the course will be totally different in landscape and terrain with plenty of singletracks along a river. Here will be located the enduro section of this day.

Before approaching Tavira and the end of the Algarve Bike Challenge the riders will have to face the hard climb to Picota. The view from the top will be outstanding!

GENERAL MAP and elevation profile