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TRIP INFORMATION

Start riding along the sea and inside the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, a lagoon system that extends itself over 60km of coast. Then explore the inland Algarve, riding old roads and find lost villages on the hills of the Algarve and beautiful cork-oak forests. Stay on typical villages like Alte and get inside the real Algarve riding on valleys with luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation and clear water streams. Discover the lovely Moorish town of Silves and its Castle. Visit Lagos, the oldest town in the Algarve and cycle to Ponta da Piedade discovering fantastic sceneries of cliffs, caves and rocks with an amazing mixture of colors. Explore the rugged cliff lined coastline from Lagos to Sagres and end this incredible tour in the most southwestern point of Europe, Cape São Vicente - the place where the land ends and the sea begins!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR MAP

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PRICES

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THE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL in LISBOA | FARO

Welcome at LISBON or Faro airport.

Transfer from Lisbon (04h00) or Faro (01h00) to Vila Real de Santo António.

TAVIRA to MARCO

Your first day of cycling is a gentle run along the Ecovia do Litoral to Tavira, a ride of approximately 28Km. Along the way you will pass through the coastal resorts of Monte Gordo and Altura as well as passing by the interesting old coastal town of Cacela Velha, where you have the best view over the “Ria Formosa” Natural Park. Our trail is rolling and we enjoy the Sapal area where we can admire a huge variety of birds. We get to Tavira and we cross the Roman bridge over the Gilao river. Tavira is a lovely old town, the most beautiful and typical town of Algarve.

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 Odelouca rivulet. You will cross a rural area and get to another typical village, Odiaxere, and ride south straight to the sea! You will reach the sea at an incredible beach, “Meia Praia”, a long beach of fine golden sand all along the bay! We will cross a footbridge over the river “Bensafrim” and you will reach the cosmopolitan city of Lagos. This is one of the oldest towns in the Algarve. You can still see evidence of the wall surrounding the town for protection. Lagos is also 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.

LAGOS to SAGRES

Transfer from Sagres to Lisbon (03h30) or Faro Airport (01h30)

DEPARTURE to LISBON

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TRANS ALGARVE CYCLING IS AN INCREDIBLE HYBRID CYCLING ROUTE PROGRAM ALONG THE ALGARVE, FROM THE BORDER WITH SPAIN TO SAGRES, WHERE YOU END THIS CROSSING AT THE MOST WESTERLY POINT IN EUROPE, CAPE SÃO VICENTE.

Start this day with a relaxing flat riding along the “Ria”. The views are amazing! Then turn North and leave the Coastal region. From now you will go to the “other” side of Algarve – the rural and typical inland Algarve. You will pass small villages and ride along old roads and rural paths, crossing a vast area of orange trees. The smell is wonderful! You will pass close to “Pego do Inferno” where you can admire the most beautiful waterfall in the Algarve. You will feel the landscape changing among the Mediterranean vegetation and the roads more going up and down.

This is a more challenging day in the rolling hills close to the Algarve Mountains, but well worth the effort for the tremendous scenery. Cross a hilly region passing small villages and riding close to streams on valleys with a luxuriant Mediterranean forest! A great choice of roads and trails to get to 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.

Another day cycling inland with great views all along the way! We ride along ancient and narrow roads where the landscape mainly shows us carob trees and fig trees. Then we get into a large valley of cork-oak trees. The best of this day is a lovely ride on a road close to the Arade Dam, and then gently cruising down the valley to your destination for the day in the lovely historic town of Silves. It is well worth planning to get here in good time as there is plenty of opportunity for exploration of the castle and the Moorish town.

This is quite a challenging day cycling as there are a few hills as the terrain changes as you approach the rugged cliff lined coastline around Sagres and Cape St Vincent. We will follow amazing trails along the coast line 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 scenery 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 most south-western point of Continental Europe.

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 - 67km per day

 

ROUTE

30% road | 70% off road

 

PROFILE

Mostly paved with off road sections - gravel roads or double roads.

We have paved road alternatives for all off road sections

  • Ria Formosa, sand and water paradise for birds;

  • Tavira – the most typical town in the Algarve;

  • The countryside – Orange and almond trees;

  • Beautiful sceneries and wild nature;

  • Moorish-style town of Silves and its castle;

  • Small villages and unforgettable places inland;

  • Lagos – the oldest and most typical city in Algarve;

  • The Algarve limestone cliffs of Ponta da Piedade;

  • Typical fisherman villages;

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

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

879€

+149€

 

 

 

949€

+199€

 

 

 

 

999€

+249€

 

 

 

 

1.129€

+299€

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

1.299€

+149€

 

 

 

1.399€

+199€

 

 

 

 

1.499€

+249€

 

 

 

 

1.599€

+299€

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

+ 349€

 

+ 75€

 

+ 180€

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Mountain Bike

+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

MOUNTAIN BIKE

240€

BIKE RENTALS

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Prices are per person & 6 days cycling.

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

MTBike Focus Black Forest 29R4.0 Apolo Hotel

Day

1

Day

2

Vila Galé Hotel

40km, +350m, 70% off road

Herdade da Corte

Day

3

Day

4

Alte Hotel

67km, +1.400m, 80% off road

35km, +450m, 50% off road

Colina dos Mouros Hotel

Day

5

Day

6

Lagos Tivoli Hotel

44km, +550m, 60% off road

48km, +650m, 70% off road

Memmo Baleeira Hotel

Day

7

Day

8

61km, +1.100m, 85% off road

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879 €

 

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. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05.

29.09. - 27.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 29.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.06. - 29.08.

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05.

29.09. - 27.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 29.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

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 at departure day at location

 

GPS Track

 

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

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