Heading to Algarve, Loule

Hi there, i’m heading to Loule in the Algarve in a few weeks. Hoping to hire a bike and get a few early morning rides in to avoid the heat.

From what i’ve read online, it looks like mostly MTB, but i’m more of a roadie.

Does anyone have experience riding in this area and can share some road routes?

I’m sure you’ve already googled it but the search brings up Top 20 Most Beautiful Road Biking Routes at the Algarve | Komoot

And more specific to Loule:

Komoot Discover | Routes and Must-Sees Where You Are

Alto do Malhao isn’t too far from Loule, it is usually the final/decisive climb in the Tour of the Algarve. Pretty steep but some good views from the top. Pros do it in 7 mins 28.7 km Ride Activity on August 7, 2017 by Scott B. on Strava