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TRIP INFORMATION

The Algarve Region of Portugal is an incredible area of natural beauty and the perfect place for road biking while you discover Portugal. Start close to the borders with Spain and ride to our wild  west coast where you’ll finish in Lagos, just after passing in Cape Saint Vincent the most southwestern point of Europe. Along the way, amazing landscapes await you and they offer stunning mountain and coastal views as you cross three Natural Reserves and other beautiful places. You'll discover small typical villages, some of them abandoned, and the bigger cities will amaze you with breathtaking sites and delicious food!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Time goes by so fast when you’re having fun! Get ready for your trip back home, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport.

BIKE RENTALS

Welcome to Portugal! Our guide will pick you up at the airport and drive you  to Tavira, 3 hours away from the capital. Take the day to explore the city and taste the delicious portuguese food, and in the end of the day rest comfortably in your hotel because tomorrow new adventures await you!

TAVIRA to ALTE

ALTE Loop

ALTE to MONCHIQUE

Wake up and enjoy a wonderful morning with a tasty breakfast. After this start your day with a classic stage, that passes by Silves, a beautiful medieval city with an unique orange Castle, due to the earth colors from the clayish soil that you can find all over the interior of Algarve. From here you ride along lakes and wonderful nature until you will start to ride up to Monchique, a thermal spring village, full of water and famous for its healing properties. Relax among the green nature and almost silent sound of the springs of water.

MONCHIQUE to SAGRES

This is an epic stage! The day you will ride towards the Atlantic coast and conquer the highest mountain of Algarve. This is the place where you will find your winner self and see the amazing landscape from the top! Following is an almost 900m downhill to arrive at Aljezur and maybe taste those famous sweet potatos. From now on just head south in the company of the fresh sea breeze that takes you to the beautiful beaches of Carrapateira and finally Sagres.

DEPARTURE

What a wonderful day! Start by heading back east and ride until you reach N2, the road that divides Portugal in two, from north to south. This road is full of history and it is here since the roman times, serving the people and the travelers. You will find this “royal road” in Barranco do Velho and ride it north until Besteiros. From this point on you’ll just ride quiet roads with almost no traffic and suddenly Califórnia is on your way, an abandoned village from the interior of Algarve... you don't believe it... just ride and see!

TAVIRA Loop

On this first day ride east to discover the Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António Marsh Natural Reserve and our natural border to our neighbours in Spain, the Guadiana River. This natural reserve is composed by salt marshes, salt evaporation ponds and pastures where animals graze. Guadiana River is just ahead and here is the place to come back to the beautiful Tavira and look at some beautiful and mixed architecture with roman, arabic or christian influences.

After a great breakfast start riding inland and take advantage of the quietness of this area. Head west and pass by Santa Catarina do Bispo and São Braz de Alportel by the N250. After this long climb just enjoy the surroundings until you have to start climbing again to arrive at Alte, a very small and typical village of the interior of Algarve. Famous for its white painted houses, fresh water springs and delicious pastry with fig and corob. Look for the famous fountains and dive in the natural swimming pool.

AUTHENTIC ALGARVE on ROAD BIKE

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

60 - 80 km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

650 - 1.500 meters

Nature Historical Wine Lovers

FROM

1.019 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

8 days | 7 nights

 

START | END

Tavira | Lagos

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

60 - 80 km per day

 

ROUTE

100% paved road

 

PROFILE

Hilly region and some valleys with short but steep ascents

  • The amazing cities of Tavira, Sagres and Lagos

  • Old cities, typical villages and wonderful sites

  • Traditional and delicious Portuguese cuisine

  • Monchique thermal springs

  • Cape Saint Vincent, the south-westernmost point of Europe

  • Ponta da Piedade

THE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL

Vila Galé Tavira

Day

1

Day

2

Vila Galé Tavira

60km, +800m

CARBON ROAD BIKE

180€

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Day

3

Day

4

Alte Hotel

80km, +1.500m

Alte Hotel

64km, +1.000m

Day

5

Day

6

75km, +1.050m

Villa Termal Caldas de Monchique

60km, +650m

Memmo Baleeira

Day

8

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You will be dazzled! Start your day with a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, close to Sagres, where you’ll have the opportunity to step on the most south-western continental point of Europe. Continue your journey surrounded by nature, colors, smells and sounds. Even though today will be quite a challenging cycle with a few hills and irregular terrain, as you approach the rugged coastline around Lagos, the beautiful cliffs of Ponta da Piedade will call your name and to finish your day you’ll have a dramatic scenery of caves and rocks with an amazing mixture of colors! Enjoy your last night with an Atlantic view.

SAGRES to LAGOS

Day

7

Hotel Tivoli Lagos

60km, +850m

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A pure adventure through the deepest

soul of Algarve

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PRICES

Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

1.019 €

+ 209 €

 

 

 

1.079 €

+ 239 €

 

 

 

1.119 €

+ 299 €

 

 

 

1.399 €

+ 399 €

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

1.599 €

+ 209 €

 

 

 

1.699 €

+ 239 €

 

 

 

1.799 €

+ 299 €

 

 

 

2.199 €

+ 399 €

Guided

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

Available upon request Available upon request

OPTIONAL

SERVICES

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

(bike equipment included)

+ 180 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

(bike equipment included)

+ 180 €

NOTE

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

INCLUDED

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(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.05.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 26.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 29.08.

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.05.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 26.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 29.08.

- 7 nights lodging on Superior

  Accommodation. Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day    

  of the Tour

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- 6 days of guided Tour

 

- 6 nourishing and energtic picnics

 

- Dinners to be organised by our guide.                    

   (Payment individually at location, not included in the price Tour)

 

- Daily fruit, energy bars and water

 

- Back-up Vehicle

- 7 nights lodging on Superior

  Accommodation. Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day    

  of the Tour

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- Information Book (Includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps,  

   GPS Device Quick Manual - Delivered on arrival day)

 

- GPS Track and Device

 

- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

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Prices are per person & 6 days cycling.

(If it's not available, Portugal Nature Trails provides equivalent)

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NOTE

INCLUDED

Handle-bar bag, pedals, spare tubes, helmet, water bottle, tools and pump.

Included Equipment