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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 birds. 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 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

VILA REAL DE SANTO

ANTÓNIO to TAVIRA

35km +250m

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!

37km +400m

MARCO to ALTE

56km +1100m

ALTE to SILVES

51km +1000m

SILVES to LAGOS

49km +500m

LAGOS to SAGRES

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 most southwest continental point of Europe, named Cape São Vicente. Enjoy your last night with Atlantic view.

58km +800m

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

04_Portugal_memmo_baleeira Apolo hotel Vila Galé Tavira Herdade Da Corte Alte Hotel Colina de Mouros Tivoli Lagos

Price per person and 6 days cycling.

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

A pure adventure through the deepest soul of Algarve

FROM

879 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

8 Days | 7 Nights

 

START | END

V. R. Santo António | Sagres

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

35 - 58 km per day

 

ROUTE

80% road | 20% off road | Mostly flat with hilly parts and steep ascents

 

PROFILE

Mostly paved with off road sections, gravel roads or double roads

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  • Ria Formosa a wild Paradise

  • Old cities, typical villages and wonderful sites

  • Algarvean traditional fruits like Orange, Fig and Carob

  • 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

+ 300 €

+ 65 €

 

 

+ 120 €

+ 240 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

+ 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

Focus-Crater-M Focus-Aventura

HYBRID MEN BIKE

120€

HYBRID WOMEN BIKE

120€

ELECTRIC BIKE

240€

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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 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 sometime to explore a mix between Roman, Arab and Christian architecture heritage!

Vila Galé Hotel Herdade da Corte

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 meet 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 pool.

Alte Hotel Colina dos Mouros Hotel

After 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 singe tracks enjoy one of the greatest experiences of this tour. Later discover a large forest of corkoak trees, which Portugal is a big producer and then gently cruise down the valley towards your destination. Silves is a is a lovely historic town in which worth to explore the castle and the Moorish architecture sites. Finish your day with a good meal with Castle view.

Lagos Tivoli Hotel Memmo Baleeira Hotel

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 sometime to walk at the down town and dinner.

TRANS ALGARVE CYCLING

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

35 - 58 km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

250 - 1.100 meters

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TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

(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.

879 €

+ 99 €

949 €

+ 119 €

1.119 €

+ 149 €

1.149 €

+ 219 €

(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.

1.299 €

+ 149 €

1.399€

+ 199 €

1.499 €

+ 249 €

1.599 €

+ 369 €

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

per GPS (includes complete Portugal Topographic Map)

 

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

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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

 

5 days of guided Cycling Tour

 

5 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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