Although it was a somewhat chilly start in Boliqueime, by the time of the break for coffee in the pretty village of Querenca, at Rosa's cafe, the sun had worked it's magic and the temperature had risen to a more pleasant 15 c.
It was a beautiful clear day and the views from the hills North of Salir were spectacular.
After coffee the two groups of riders headed west via Benafim and S.B. Messines to enjoy a very nice traditional Portuguese lunch provided by Maria and the staff at restaurant Casa de Vinho in Vale Fuzeiros.
Lead riders on this occasion were Alain Balouzet and David Shirley.