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TRIP INFORMATION

An incredible cycling route along Portugal’s southernmost 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

THE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL

Welcome to Algarve! In Vila Real de Santo António you will find an interesting old town on the banks of Guadiana river, which forms the border between Spain and Portugal. The town is full of character and not particularly touristy. Enjoy your rest here because tomorrow new adventures await you!

TAVIRA to MARCO

Let’s start smoothly! Your first day of cycling is a gentle ride along the Ecovia do Litoral. The way will pass through the coast of Monte Gordo and Cacela Velha, where you have the best view over Ria Formosa Natural Park, which is a wild paradise with clean water and blue shaped landscapes. Your trail will roll over the Sapal area, with huge variety of birds above your head, look up and record the moment. Arriving at Tavira take some time to explore a mix between Roman, Arab and Christian architectural heritage!

VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTÓNIO to TAVIRA

MARCO to ALTE

ALTE to SILVES

SILVES to LAGOS

You leave Silves on asphalt through a valley following rural areas and fine golden sand beaches. Straight to the sea you must feel delight with incredible local culture and coastal fisherman lifestyle. You will cross a footbridge over the river Bensafrim and reach the city of Lagos, the oldest town of Algarve, with evidence of the Moorish wall surrounding the town. Lagos is also an historic center of the Portuguese age of discoveries, home of the famous Henry the Navigator. Reserve some time to walk at around downtown and dine.

LAGOS to SAGRES

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 to LISBON

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A pure adventure through the deepest

soul of Algarve

After a great breakfast start still along Ria Formosa, ready for an experience of contemplation in one of the most beautiful natural parks of the country. After that your riding will be among small villages, old roads and rural paths crossing a vast area of orange trees. Take a deep breath, pick up a fruit and sit down between green and orange fields. Towards Marco village you will feel the landscape changing and among Mediterranean vegetation arrive at Pego do Inferno the most beautiful waterfall in the Algarve. Such a day!

Today is the most challenging day rolling up and down through the hills, very close to Algarvean mountains, but well worth the effort for the tremendous breathtaking scenery. After that you will see small villages with Moorish architecture details and historical references. A great choice of roads and trails will take you to the lovely hillside village of Alte, famous for its white painted houses, fresh water springs and delicious pastry with fig and corob. Look for the famous fountains and dive in natural swimming pools.

Wake up at the highest point of the tour and start riding towards Arade Dam. Today between fruit trees, green valleys, blue sky and some unique single tracks enjoy one of the greatest experiences of this tour.  Later discover a large forest of cork-oak trees, which Portugal is a big producer of and then gently cruise down the valley towards your destination. Silves is a lovely historic town in which its worth exploring the castle and the Moorish architectural sites. Finish your day with a good meal with castle view.

You will be dazzled! Even though today will be quite a challenging cycling with a few hills and irregular terrain, as you approach the rugged coastline around Sagres. Follow amazing trails along the cliffs passing through Ponta da Piedade, dramatic sceneries, caves and rocks with an amazing mixture of colors! Today you will be surrounded by nature, colors, smells and sounds. Close to Sagres you have the opportunity to step on the south-westernmost continental point of Europe, named Cape São Vicente. Enjoy your last night with Atlantic view.

TRANS ALGARVE MTBike

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

35 - 67 km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

350 - 1.400 meters

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

35 - 67 km per day

 

ROUTE

25% paved roads, 75% off road (dirt roads, gravel roads or double roads, some single tracks and some short sections of sand or rocks. Last day is 50% single tracks)

 

PROFILE

Moderately Hilly

  • 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

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

949 €

+ 199 €

 

 

 

1.049 €

+ 219 €

 

 

 

1.119 €

+ 279 €

 

 

 

1.249 €

+ 399 €

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

1.559 €

+ 199 €

 

 

 

1.709 €

+ 219 €

 

 

 

1.879 €

+ 279 €

 

 

 

2.019 €

+ 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 Check our Calendar to join a group

OPTIONAL

SERVICES

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

GPS (each)

 

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

MTBike

Electric MTBike

(bike equipment included)

+ 349 €

+ 65 €

 

 

+ 240 €

+ 450 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

MTBike

Electric MTBike

(bike equipment included)

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

MOUNTAIN BIKE

240€

BIKE RENTALS

View bike specs MTBike Focus Black Forest 29R4.0 Apolo Hotel

Day

1

Day

2

Vila Galé Tavira

40km, +350m

Herdade da Corte

Day

3

Day

4

Alte Hotel

67km, +1.400m

35km, +450m

Colina dos Mouros

Day

5

Day

6

Hotel Tivoli Lagos

44km, +550m

48km, +650m

Memmo Baleeira

Day

7

Day

8

61km, +1.100m

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FROM

949 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior | Comfort

 

DURATION

8 days | 7 nights

 

START | END

V.R. Santo António | Sagres

(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 | Comfort

  Accommodation. Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS/FAO 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/FAO

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- 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 LIS/FAO to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS/FAO

 

- 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

 

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

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ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE

450€

 

 

 

 

+ 240 €

+ 450 €

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

 

Included Equipment