Cycling the Algarve

OVERVIEW

The Southern Coast of Portugal known as the Algarve receives over 3000 hours of sunshine per year. Rich is history the Algarve offers a wonderful mix of beaches, towns and culture. Long a popular tourist destination,  the Algarve has wonderful cycling routes and is the perfect destination for a leisurely bike tour.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy 6 days of easy cycling
  • Taste food fresh from the ocean
  • Discover Portuguese history and culture
  • Bask in the Sun

Available year around

Price $950- $1500 per person double occupancy

 

SOUNDS LIKE FUN (Easy)I OWN BIKE SHORTS (Moderate)
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ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival at Faro

One of our representatives will meet you at the Faro airport for the transfer to Sagres. Sagres is a beautiful village located in the extreme southwest of Europe and is surrounded by nature.  Rich in history, Sagres was considered the end of the world in the 13th century it is now a surfer town with laid-back charm. Take time to visit the lighthouse perched on cliffs towering 200 feet above the ocean.

Lodging: Hotel Memmo Baleeira

Day 2 : Cape St. Vicente to Lagos

Today’s destination is Lagos, a charming town with Moorish walls at surrounding the lively city center. Your ride will take your though Vila Do Bispo another great stop with a 16th-century church and many houses typical of the region.

Day 3 Lagos to Alvor

With only 30 km to ride today spend the morning enjoying the cafes of Lagos before pedaling into the countryside towards  Alvor. Founded in 436, Alvor is a classic Portuguese fishing village full of history and old-world charm. Today’s destination is Portimao, historically a shipbuilding center, the warfs have been transformed into lovely waterfront paths. Considered the big city (50,000 residents) Portimao offers some great shopping on pedestrian streets as well as more fresh seafood.

Day 4 Salgados Lagoon and Albufeira

Your day begins cycling towards Salgados Lagoon where you can enjoy a nature walk and see a wide variety of bird species. No visit to Southern Portugal is complete without a visit to the beach. Today is the perfect day for that. Your destination tonight is Albufeira, the resort capital of the Algarve region. Albufeira is more than just a resort town it also offers a charming old town with a wide variety of restaurants.

Day 5  Albufeira to Faro 

Your day begins with a visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal. Take time for a boat ride before cycling onto Faro. There is plenty to do in this charming old city. Be sure to visit the “Bone Chapel” as well as the cathedral.

  • Cycling: 47 km
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lodging: Hotel Eva

Day 6 Faro to Tavira  

Your ride begins cycling through a number of small fishing villages. Octopus is the specialty of this region so make sure to stop for some overlooking the ocean. Tonight’s destination is Tavaria, the ambitious can plan to visit the towns 36 churches while the less enthusiastic can enjoy the sun and the cafes.

Day 7 Onto Spain

Today is a day with stunning scenery as you will enjoy stunning views from Cancela Vehla before cycling to Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Rebuilt after an earthquake in 1755 it is still a beautiful town. Pedal across the border into Spain before catching a train back to Tavira.

Day 8 Departure 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Transfers to and From Faro Aiport
  • 7 Nights Lodging
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Hybrid Bike
  • One GPS per group
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Panniers

 

 

 

DATES/PRICING

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec $100000 pp
April Oct $1100.00 pp
May $1200.00pp
June $1350.00 pp
Sept $1500.00 pp
July/Aug $1650.00 pp

Single Supplement $350.00-800.00

 

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