Once again the Desert Rose team headed out to the Western Algarve for 3 weeks of trail riding. We had several groups of riders join us, from those who wanted to hone their own navigation skills and technical riding to those who wanted a guided trail ride.
The guided trail ride group had opportunities for some coaching and tips from the Desert Rose instructors along the way, helping everyone improve their riding and build their confidence.
Our base in Monchique gave us access to mile after mile of accessible trails, with a combination of open flowing tracks, steep ascents and descents, single track, forest trails, and for the more adventurous a few hard enduro style hill climbs.
Riding between 150 and 250 Km a day we could drop down to the coast, or head inland for spectacular views and incredible riding.
With a little forward planning we were able to plan in coffee and lunch stops, with our favourite being lunch by the 13th century castle in Silves.