The Unexpected Algarve Cycling Holiday in Portugal

The Algarve, Portugal   (Holiday ref: AH130131)
8 days, 7 nights, from €590 Euro

Explore the Algarve on two wheels and let yourself be surprised by the huge variety of white sandy beaches with their green-blue waters. This beautiful Atlantic landscape will certainly blow you away.

Explore on this Algarve cycling holiday and let yourself be surprised by the huge variety of white sandy beaches with their green-blue waters. This beautiful Atlantic landscape will certainly blow you away.

 

Cycle across the Natural Park of the Alentejo Southwest and the Vicentine Coast with its special landscape and atmosphere. You are invited to join us in a bicycle holiday in the famous and lively Algarve, rich in history and with a diversified fauna and flora.

Algarve cycling holiday program:

  • 7 days Tour - 6 days cycling;
  • Total distance: 146 miles / 220 Km;
  • Average daily distance: 24 miles / 37 Km;
  • Difficulty: easy/medium.

Equipment

All the equipment was chosen with your comfort and safety in mind and their suitability to the characteristics of each program. Our bikes and bags will guaranty the best conditions for your cycle holiday in Portugal.

Bike - GT TRANSEO *

  • Transeo 700 series alloy frame set up for sport fitness geometry
  • SR Suntour NEX-4110 front forks with 63mm travel. Hard tail
  • Gears: 24 Shimano M191 and Acera and Shimano shifters
  • V-Brakes front and rear
  • Schwalbe Land cruiser 700x40c tyres front and rear
  • Weight: just 13.90 kgs.

*or equivalent

Helmet - Bell Crossfire *

  • Comfortable to wear with soft foam
  • Adjustable head band with slider
  • 17 venting holes
  • Light weight at just 298g (medium size)
  • Front impact protection prevents branches hitting your face

*or equivalent

Saddle Bags - M-Wave *

  • 2 x 20 L capacity
  • 100 % Waterproof
  • 3 adjustment points
  • Symmetric design can be placed in both sides of the bicycle
  • Main compartment with plenty storage room
  • Detachable interior pocket
  • Quick mounting bracket
  • Top with safety closure
  • Very sturdy with a reflective stripe

*or equivalent

Safety

A cycle helmet is supplied and the use of the helmet is compulsory. Traffic rules should be respected at all times, taking into account the special rules for bicycles.

Insurances

The travel company is in conformity with all legal standards in force and are covered by the following insurances:

Liability insurance
Liability insurance
Capital of the policy - 50.000 €

Personal accident
Personal accident insurance
Death/Permanent disability - 20.000 €
Expenses of treatment/repatriation - 3.500 €
Funeral expenses - 3.000 €
Medical Assistance in Portugal
Medical assistance abroad

It is compulsory that you provide your own travel insurance

Dates and Prices

The Unexpected Algarve Cycling Holiday in Portugal Dates & Prices

 

These fantastic Cycle Holidays around the Odeceixe area of the Algarve in Portugal run all year round split into two seasons.

SEASON A – From September 1st until June 14th

  • 2 Persons – 730€
  • 4 Persons or more – 590€


SEASON B
– From June 15th until August 31st

  • 2 Persons – 790€
  • 4 Persons or more – 650€

Prices are per person (2 people in a double). There is a Single Supplement of 210€

Included in this Cycling Holiday in Portugal:

  • Transport from Faro to Lagos;
  • Transport from Santa Clara to Faro;
  • Accommodation 7 nights B&B;
  • Luggage transportation
  • Bicycle, Bags and Helmet;
  • Free laundry facilities;
  • Insurances

 

Location

 See Itinerary Below for the locations you will visit

 

Accommodation

Accommodation

All accommodation will be in comfortable B&Bs carefully chosen by us. Standard accommodation is for 2 people in a double room, but single travelers who pay a supplement get a room of their own. For larger groups we may choose lodgings for more than 2 people.

Food

We are able to recommend various restaurants to our guests for lunch and dinner. We also try to organize our tours in such a way that the lunch and dinner times occur in places with as many options as possible. Most people choose to eat together as a group, but it is not compulsory and if you wish to eat separately this is perfectly fine.

For 7€ you can eat a snack and have a drink, but for a more complete meal you will spend on average around 10 to 15€. For dinner you will need 10 to 25€ depending on the meal and location.

Other Information

Full program – Algarve cycling

Day 1- Reception of the participants in Faro and transfer to the hotel in Lagos (transfer by train – 1,45 hour)

Available from Lisbon

Briefing at the hotel in Lagos

Accommodation in Lagos

Day 2 – Cycling from Lagos to Sagres

Distance: Ca. 40 km
Level: easy
Highest point: 93 m
Lowest point: 8 m

Today, the track is along the South Coast of Algarve where you can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Salema, Burgau e Luz.

Within one of the most impressive scenery of the Algarve, lays the small village of Sagres with its sea cliffs and the 15th century fortress high above the ocean. Its isolated beauty and its wild and windy beaches set Sagres apart from the other villages in the Algarve.

From the tip of Ponta de Sagres there are great views up the coast to cape “Cabo Sao Vincente”. Today the cape is better known for its lighthouse with one of the most powerful lamps in Europe.

Places to visit: Luz, Salema Beach, Burgau Beach and Sagres village.

Accommodation in Sagres

Day 3 – Cycling from Sagres to Aljezur

Distance: Ca. 50 km
Level: medium
Highest point: 128 m
Lowest point: 22 m

Today, after passing Odeceixe we will cycle towards the ancient village of Aljezur.

During your stay in Aljezur, explore some of the villages and beaches in the area, like the beach “Praia de Monte Clérigo” and the unspoiled and wild beach of “Arrifana”.

Aljezur is perfect for a quiet holiday and is ideal for cycling. You have deserted beaches nearby and many typical villages to discover the “unexpected” Algarve.

Places to visit: Vila do Bispo, Bordeira Beach and Aljezur

Accommodation in Aljezur

Day 4 – Cycling Aljezur – Monte Clérico – Arrifana – Aljezur

Distance: Ca. 26 km
Level: medium
Highest point: 127m
Lowest point: 20 m

From Aljezur we can adventure ourselves and get to know the beautiful beaches of Arrifana and Monte Clérigo in the Natural Park of the Vicentine Coast.

Places to visit: Arrifana and Monte Clérigo Beach

Accommodation in Aljezur

Day 5 – Cycling from Aljezur to Brejão/Odeceixe

Distance: Ca. 27 km
Level: medium
Highest point: 111m
Lowest point: 24 m

The small village of Odeceixe belongs to the council of Aljezur, located in the “Costa Vicentina” of the Algarve. Odeceixe is populated by 960 souls known by their genuine hospitality and warmth, the narrow and twisty streets of Odeceixe give it a picturesque look in tune with the Portuguese culture and traditions. The main economic activities are Agriculture and Fishing.

Places to visit: Odeceixe village, Odeceixe Beach

Accommodation Brejão

Day 6 – Cycling Brejão – Porto das Barcas – Brejão

Distance: 34 km
Level: Easy
Highest point: 112 m
Lowest point: 1 m

Our destination for this day is a small fishing harbor in a cliff. To arrive there you will cycle 17 km amidst agriculture fields overlooking the ocean. On the way back always in the company of the sea, we will visit “Zambujeira do Mar” Village and the “Carvalhal” Beach.

Places to visit: Porto das Barcas, Zambujeira do Mar and Carvalhal Beach.

Accommodation Brejão

Day 7 – Cycling Brejão to Cerro da Nave Redonda

Distance: 43 km
Level: Medium
Highest point: 193 m
Lowest point: 100 m

This time we go to the inland of Alentejo in the middle of a beautiful countryside landscape. We will cross several small villages ideal for a coffee or a snack. At the end of the day we arrive at our hotel “Cerro da Nave” for a comfortable and peaceful night in the deep Alentejo.

Places to visit: São Teotónio Village.

Accommodation Cerro da Nave redonda

Day 8 – Transfer from Santa Clara Velha train station to Faro* – 1 hour

*Optional extra night in Faro is possible upon request

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Levels: Easy – Very few hills and the existing hills are not steep.

Medium – Some hills that are not steep or only few hills but steep.

Difficult –  Several hills of all types.

The participants should take into account the terrain and the km/miles of each route and be sure to check in advance that they are in good physical condition to do it.

Equipment

All the equipment was chosen with your comfort and safety in mind and their suitability to the characteristics of each program. Our bikes and bags will guaranty the best conditions for your cycle holiday in Portugal.

Bike – GT TRANSEO *

  • Transeo 700 series alloy frame set up for sport fitness geometry
  • SR Suntour NEX-4110 front forks with 63mm travel. Hard tail
  • Gears: 24 Shimano M191 and Acera and Shimano shifters
  • V-Brakes front and rear
  • Schwalbe Land cruiser 700x40c tyres front and rear
  • Weight: just 13.90 kgs.

*or equivalent

Helmet – Bell Crossfire *

  • Comfortable to wear with soft foam
  • Adjustable head band with slider
  • 17 venting holes
  • Light weight at just 298g (medium size)
  • Front impact protection prevents branches hitting your face

*or equivalent

Saddle Bags – M-Wave *

  • 2 x 20 L capacity
  • 100 % Waterproof
  • 3 adjustment points
  • Symmetric design can be placed in both sides of the bicycle
  • Main compartment with plenty storage room
  • Detachable interior pocket
  • Quick mounting bracket
  • Top with safety closure
  • Very sturdy with a reflective stripe

*or equivalent

Safety

A cycle helmet is supplied and the use of the helmet is compulsory. Traffic rules should be respected at all times, taking into account the special rules for bicycles.

Insurances

The travel company is in conformity with all legal standards in force and are covered by the following insurances:

Liability insurance
Liability insurance
Capital of the policy – 50.000 €

Personal accident
Personal accident insurance
Death/Permanent disability – 20.000 €
Expenses of treatment/repatriation – 3.500 €
Funeral expenses – 3.000 €
Medical Assistance in Portugal
Medical assistance abroad

It is compulsory that you provide your own travel insurance

Alentejo Coast Tour – “We have very nice memories from the holiday and we are very glad we did it!”

Anna

 

Costa Vicentina Tour – “The idea of exploring the Costa Vicentina by bicycle has crossed my mind several times, still I lacked the best and most experienced company to do it… …riding on the fields, the refreshing drink in Odeceixe, the picnic by the beach after visiting Porto das Barcas, the Alentejo beaches and landscapes and most importantly, the fantastic group and team I was with, gave me a new perspective of Costa Vicentina. Thank you!”

Marina, June

 

Discover the Algarve Tour – “Responding to a challenge, I had the chance of spending a fantastic cycle holiday at the Alentejo Coast. Since the moment I met the team until the end of the experience everything went great.”

Philip

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