ALGARVE SENIOR BIKER FEBRUARY RIDE.


Twenty six members turned up for the latest rideout on a clear and sunny day reaching 19 c. There were 2 groups led by Ulf Kollbratt and Stan Green ably assisted by Bob Chesters and Claus Aabo who stood in for Fritz Norrgard who was unwell.

We started from the O Rustico cafe at Fontes de Boliqueime heading North stopping to visit the Buddhist monument at Malhao from where there is a tremendous view of the surrounding countryside. A walk round the monument in a clockwise direction which is said to give you good karma.

We then set off again to our coffee stop in Ameixial via the M506 passing through Corte Figueira and Mendonca.

We then continued down the N2 to Cortela and Funchais on the M524 then on to Paderne and Ferreiras and our lunch stop at the ITAL FOOD restaurant which is on the westbound side of the EN125 before reaching Algarve Shopping where we all enjoyed an amazing feast supplied by Justinho and his staff.

 

Report written by Stan Green.

Photos by John Heffernan and David Shirley.