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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR MAP

47km, +450m

Start the day going to one of the most beautiful scenery of this coast - Odeceixe beach! Then follow a valley where once caravels sailed to the village of Aljezur, about 5 km inland, and go to the medieval castle of Aljezur!  Discover and enjoy the hospitality of the people and taste the famous sweet potato of Aljezur that grows in the fertile land of the region! It was recognized in 2008 by the European Union as a protected area and food item.  At the end of the day arrive at Arrifana, an amazing village over the cliffs.

Leave Santiago by a road on the sierra and get to the sea. You will enter the Natural Park of Sudoeste Alentejano and Costa Vicentina on a scenic road over the sea and pass Porto Covo typical fishing village, now transformed into a picturesque place by the sea with its beautiful cliffs. Arrive to Vila Nova de Milfontes visit the fishing harbor, great beach and admire the Mira River and its beautiful bay area.

Ride on SW Alentejano Natural Park with amazing views over the sea and visit stunning Sardão cape, guarded by a lighthouse, a place of absolute reconciliation between the land and the ocean. Here you can admire the shafts embedded in the rocks walls, the seeded islets along the coast and the many white stork couples that choose this coast as their nesting site. On the way pass by the typical village of Zambujeira do Mar, then, follow through the fields till you go down to a river, where at the end, you will arrive at Odeceixe, an attractive village on a hillside with an old windmill,  sitting on the tallest hill.

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.

55km, +750m

52km, +400m

Today follow the trails by the canals and rice fields with the company of many birds and numerous storks, that give to this day a special felling. Then cross the Sierra, where the landscape changes suddenly, you leave the sandy pine forest and get into a up and down road through an incredible Cork Forest. Arrive to Santiago, a peaceful village with a Castle, after you pass by the famous beach of Heaths Carregueira which is practically deserted and visited by naturists.

30km, +450m

55km, +450m

43km, +600m

Ride through some forests and get again close to sea by the incredible village of Carrapateira, a quiet, pretty, spread-out village rounded by a wild coast, with copper-colored and ash-grey cliffs covered in speckled yellow and green scrub, backing creamy, wide sands… Follow a dirt road along the sea where is possible to see this region at its most beautiful. On the way, pass by these stunning beaches, with incredible colorful cliffs. Go up on a dirt road under through a beautiful round pine forest and arrive to typical and old village once abandoned and now recovered as a hotel, the Pedralva Village Hotel.

DESCRIPTION

A pure adventure through the deepest soul of our South West Coastline

The Portugal South West Coast by Bike is an incredible route program along the most beautiful coast-line of Portugal. From Setubal to Lagos, you’ll admire the natural beauty of different sceneries that offer stunning coastal views along the way. Cross two natural Reserves and discover some small fishing villages and some abandoned fortresses which remind us of the time when this coast was ravaged by pirates! The trip finishes at Lagos, a sunny beach city, but only after passing by Cape Saint Vincent, the most south-western point of Europe, which adds a dramatic and historical full stop to this wonderful trip.

FROM

999 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

11 Days | 10 Nights

 

START | END

Setúbal | Lagos

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

30 - 55 Km per day

 

ROUTE

Half paved road, half off road (dirt road, gravel road, double track road) | In option 100% paved route

 

PROFILE

Flat and moderately hilly with some short but steep ascents/descents

  • Natural Park of Arrábida and Natural Reserve of SW Alentejano

  • Stunning views over the Atlantic while cycling on the cliffs

  • Pine and cork tree forests, small and picturesque villages, sandy beaches and storks nests hanging from the cliffs  

  • Traditional food and fresh fish from the Atlantic Coast

  • Cape Saint Vincent (the most south-western point of Europe)

  • Ponta da Piedade

BIKE RENTALS

HYBRID MEN BIKE

180€

HYBRID WOMEN BIKE

180€

ELECTRIC BIKE

360€

Prices per person and 10 days cycling.

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

PRICES

Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

Guided

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

OPTIONAL

SERVICES

 

+ 180 €

+ 360 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 9 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

 

+ 180 €

+ 360 €

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

THE ITINERARY

Welcome to Portugal! Our guide will pick you up at the Airport and transfer you to Setubal, a lovely town known for its variety of beaches, all of them part of the Arrábida’s Natural Park. This is the perfect place for you to start your tour, explore and breath the fresh air of the Atlantic ocean. Enjoy your rest here because tomorrow new adventures await you!

First day on the road and already so much to see! Immerse yourself in the lush green nature of Arrábida Natural Park and ride along the beautiful bays and beaches of Setúbal Peninsula, like the area of Portinho da Arrábida with pure and clear waters and extensive stretches of white sand. But Setúbal offers you so much more. As you pass by Azeitão  you’ll hear about our famous cheeses and wine and if the curiosity for our culture and gastronomy takes the best of you, a stop at a winery or at a famous pottery/ tiles  producer is always a good idea.

40km, +700m

Day

1

ARRIVAL

Day

2

SETÚBAL Loop

Day

3

SETÚBAL to GRÂNDOLA

Day

4

GRÂNDOLA to SANTIAGO DO CACÉM

The emphasis of this day is the crossing of Sado River by Ferry to reach Troia Península, a beautiful place known for turism and the roman ruins of thermal baths . Leaving the lush of green of Arrábida Natural Park behind, continue on your way to Grândola, passing by Melides and its lovely beach, and visit the city that is famous for inspiring our musicians of protest songs. It’s only a complete day if you stop at our exceptional restaurants and have a  taste of our exquisite Portuguese food.

Day

5

SANTIAGO DO CACÉM to VILA NOVA DE MIL FONTES

Day

6

VILA NOVA DE MIL FONTES to ODECEIXE

Day

7

ODECEIXE to ARRIFANA

Day

8

ARRIFANA to PEDRALVA

Day

11

DEPARTURE

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PORTUGAL SOUTH WEST COAST by BIKE

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

30 - 55 km

Trip Duration

11 days & 10 nights

Daily Elevation

400 - 800 meters

(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.

1.199 €

+ 449 €

1.299 €

+ 499 €

1.399 €

+ 579 €

1.599 €

+ 699 €

(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.

1.649 €

+ 449 €

1.749 €

+ 499 €

1.849 €

+ 579 €

1.999 €

+ 699 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 9 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

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10 nights lodging on Superior | Comfort Accommodation.

Breakfast included

 

Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS/FAO

 

Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day of the Tour

 

Pre departure Information Pack

 

Tour Information

 

Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

9 days of guided Cycling Tour

 

9 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

10 nights lodging on Superior | Comfort Accommodation.

Breakfast included

 

Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS/FAO

 

Pre departure Information Pack

 

Tour Information

 

Information Book (includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps, GPS Device Quick Manual)

delivered at departure day at location

 

GPS Track

 

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

 

Liability and personal accidents Insurance

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The equipment packed with the bikes is handle-bar bag, rear bag, rear rack, pedals, gps, helmet, water bottles, tools and pump.

See them here: Bike Equipment

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+ 599 €

+ 85 €

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

per GPS (includes complete Portugal Topographic Map)

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In this last day you will follow a coastal route that will let you to discover some of the most beautiful and secret beaches of Vicentina coast. Then ride south till Cape S. Vicente - the most south-western point of Continental Europe. This is a magical place where we can almost hear the echoes of the voices of sailors and pilgrims. Rounded by monumental cliffs and outstanding views over the coastline, this is also a privileged area to watch the natural phenomenon of bird migration.

41km, +400m

48km, +800m

You will be dazzled! On this last day of cycling you will ride through the most famous pieces of land of our country but seeing sights that most tourists never see. On your way to Lagos appreciate the most amazing horizon, the strong blue waters and the beautiful sand beaches, all the beauty that Algarve has to offer! Arriving to Lagos make the time to stop at Ponta da Piedade, the ex– libris of the city with yellow-golden clifflike rocks and grottos  that  wonder  the ones that visit.

Day

9

PEDRALVA to SAGRES

Day

10

SAGRES to LAGOS

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