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An incredible cycling route along Portugal’s most southern region, from the border with Spain until Sagres, where you reach Cape São Vicente, the place where the land ends and the sea begins. In the meantime, you will have a taste of what the Algarve has best to offer. Ride along valleys with Mediterranean vegetation, clear water streams and typical villages. Explore the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, a lagoon system that extends itself over 60km of coast with hundreds of different bird species. Discover the lovely Moorish town of Silves or the cliff site of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos. Nothing is missing in this trip, only you!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR MAP

PRICES

BIKE RENTALS

THE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL 

Welcome to Algarve! In Tavira take some time to explore a mix between Roman, Arab and Christian architectural heritage. Enjoy your rest here because tomorrow new adventures await you!

TAVIRA to VALE DAS GRALHAS

TAVIRA Loop

42km, +200m

After a great breakfast start today’s journey in Tavira and go along the incredible Ria Formosa, one of the most beautiful natural parks of the country. This is a paradise for birdwatchers and part of the Natura 2000 Network. The views are just amazing, and are the highlight of the day’s program. Close to the town of Olhão, head inland, ride past small villages and cross vast areas of orange trees. Take a deep breath, pick up a fruit and sit down between green and orange fields.  Tonight you will stay at a lovely rural hotel in Vale das Gralhas.

45km, +400m

VALE DAS GRALHAS to QUERENÇA

38km, +800m

QUERENÇA to VALE FUZEIROS

51km, +700m

VALE FUZEIROS to LAGOS

66km, +600m

LAGOS to SAGRES

This is quite a challenging day cycling since there are a few hills as the terrain changes while you approach the rugged cliff-lined coastline around Sagres and Cape St. Vincent. We will follow amazing trails along the coastline to Ponta da Piedade where we can find fantastic sceneries of cliffs, caves and rocks with an amazing mixture of colors! The route continues west and passes through some great sceneries and quaint little coastal villages. Once you arrive in Sagres, you have the option of checking into your hotel and then cycling the 6 extra kilometres to the edge of Europe, Cape St Vincent - the south-westernmost point of Continental Europe.

58km, +750m

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.

DEPARTURE

A pure adventure through the deepest soul of Algarve

FROM

949 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

8 Days | 7 Nights

 

START | END

Tavira | Sagres

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

38 - 66 km per day

 

ROUTE

25% road | 75% off road Dirt and gravel roads or double roads, some single tracks and some short sections of sand or rocks. Last day: 50% single tracks

 

PROFILE

Moderately hilly

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  • Ria Formosa, a wild Paradise

  • Old cities, typical villages and wonderful sites

  • Cape S. Vicente – once known as “the end of the world”

  • Moorish-style architecture

  • Mediterranean nature and ocean landscapes

Self-Guided

Guided

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

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OPTIONAL

SERVICES

 

+ 120 €

+ 240 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

 

+ 120 €

+ 240 €

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

HYBRID MEN BIKE

120€

ELECTRIC BIKE

240€

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This will be the first riding day in which you will cycle on calm roads close to the Serra Algarvia. Pass small villages and ride along old roads and rural paths, crossing a vast area of orange trees. The smell is wonderful! Also discover “Pego do Inferno” where you can admire the most beautiful waterfall in the Algarve.  Enjoy the ride back to Tavira where you will stay for another night.

Vila Galé Tavira Quinta dos Poetas

Today you will be heading north, rolling up and down through the hills, very close to the Algarvean mountains. It will be a challening day, but well worth the effort for the tremendous breathtaking sceneries. Along the way visit the town of São Brás de Alportel, which was once  the biggest cork producing centre in Portugal. A great choice of roads and trails will take you through amazing green Algarvean fields with rich Mediterranean flora and fauna where you can invigorate your mind and soul with the pure natural air. Arrive at the typical village of Querença where you will spend the night in a quiet and peaceful hotel.

Monte dos Avós Vale Fuzeiros Nature House

This is another challenging day in the rolling hills close to the Algarve Mountains, but once again worth the effort. Start you ride in Querença and ride along ancient and narrow roads where the landscape mainly shows carob and fig trees. On the way visit the lovely hillside village of Alte, famous for its white painted houses and fresh water springs, the year round presence of water in the river adds a certain unique charm to the village. Close to the end of today’s ride you can stop by the Barragem do Funcho, a lovely dam fed by the river Arade.

Hotel Dom Manuel Memmo Baleeira Hotel

Leave Vale Fuzeiros on asphalt through winding roads surrounded by nature, and pass by the stunning dam of Arade. Follow the river Arade, until you arrive at the historic Moorish town of Silves. Then ride along the Odelouca river and enjoy the rural areas and typical villages like Odiáxere that you will find along the way. You will reach the sea at an incredible beach, “Meia Praia”, a long beach of fine golden sand all along the bay! Finally reach the cosmopolitan city of Lagos, one of the oldest towns in the Algarve. Lagos is an historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discoveries, frequent home of Henry the Navigator, historical shipyard and, at one time, centre of the European slave trade. Reserve some time to walk around downtown and dine.

THE REAL ALGARVE CROSSING

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

38 - 66 km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

250 - 1.100 meters

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TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

(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.

999 €

+ 219 €

1.149 €

+ 259 €

1.399 €

+ 379 €

1.599 €

+ 429 €

(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.

1.299 €

+ 219 €

1.499 €

+ 259 €

1.599 €

+ 379 €

1.799 €

+ 429 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

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- 7 nights lodging on Superior | Comfort

  Accommodation. Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport FAO to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport FAO

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day    

  of the Tour

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- 6 days of guided Cycling 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 | Comfort

  Accommodation. Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport FAO to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport FAO

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

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

   GPS Device Quick Manual - Delivered on arrival day)

 

- GPS Track

 

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

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

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+ 299 €

+ 75 €

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

per GPS (includes complete Portugal Topographic Map)

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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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INCLUDED

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

Included Equipment