The Amazing Algarve Coast Supported

Hybrid Bike | Supported | Landscape
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This is a landscape bicycle tour in Portugal that takes place along the south coast of Portugal. You will start in Sagres, which is the place from where our brave forefathers sailed on their caravels seeking new peoples and continents. Cape S. Vicente is the start point, the south-westernmost point in Continental Europe – the place where the land ends and the sea begins. And you will always ride eastwards towards the Spanish border.

The overall difficulty level of this tour is 2, Moderate (more precisely, level 2.4 between 1~5). It is recommended for enthusiast bikers.

On this bike tour in Portugal you will visit some of the beaches of our famous Algarve including the cosmopolitan city of Lagos. This is one of the oldest towns in the Algarve. We can still see evidence of the wall surrounding the town for protection. Lagos also has an old fort and its former Slave Market is now an art gallery. You will ride along the world-famous Algarve coast where you can see some amazing Golf resorts and very beautiful beaches.

You will visit Albufeira and Vilamoura, very fancy touristic places, the old quarters in Faro (the city capital of the Algarve), the typical city of Tavira with Moorish influence with its countless buildings and monuments and the amazing Roman bridge over the Gilão river in the historic center. You will ride along the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, a lagoon system that extends itself over 60km of the coast and which is a passing area for the migrating fauna of Europe to North of Africa and it is also the “winter resort” for many birds from North and Central Europe.

This bike tour in Portugal ends in Tavira, a town that still manages to maintain its traditions.

You will notice the differences along the Algarve region: the center is very developed for tourism and the west and the east still maintain many evidences of the old Portuguese ways and traditions.

From
Euro 1670
Supported
Tour

7
Days 

Level 2 (2.4)
Moderate

Distance
215km/134mi
Average
43km/27mi day
Trails
73% asphalt+27% dirt-roads
Start | End
Sagres | Tavira
Dates

Start-End

Availability

Booking

Price

Per Person

Sep, 2017

Available

Euro 2420

Oct, 2017

Available

Euro 2090

Nov, 2017

Available

Euro 1670

February, 2018

Available

Euro 1770

March, 2018

Available

Euro 1920

April, 2018

Available

Euro 2280

May, 2018

Available

Euro 2300

June, 2018

Available

Euro 2620

September, 2018

Available

Euro 2660

October, 2018

Available

Euro 2300

November, 2018

Available

Euro 1770

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Minimum number of people: 2
Location: Algarve
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Price includes:
7-day Road Bike Tour with a Guide | Superior quality bicycle rental | Transfers from and to Faro or Lisbon Airport | Accommodations (6 nights): 6 four* Hotels (three Hotels front to the ocean and three cosy Hotels) | Double bedroom occupancy | 6 Breakfasts | Daily energy-bars and water | Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel | Documentation about PortugalBike Tour  | Personal Accident Insurance and Liability Insurance | Techno-Mechanical Assistance | First-Aid assistance on location |  Permanent Backup Vehicle.

Please note:

Supported version: We require a minimum of 2 people to confirm a Supported departure | Longer tour: You can join two PortugalBike Tours and have a 2-week program (10% discount on the second tour) | Groups: Discount for Groups of 4 or more people | E-Bike rental: + Euro 100 | On Supported tours we can offer you any date, depending on our availability. If the tour starts and ends in different months the price will be adjusted accordingly, depending on how many days in each month.

DAY BY DAY 

Day

1

Arrival   

Welcome at Faro airport and transfer to Sagres (1 hour and 30 min drive) or welcome at Lisbon airport and transfer to Sagres (3-hour drive). Briefing about the tour. Lodging in a 4* new hotel with swimming-pool, surrounded by stunning deserted beaches and the wild nature of an unforgettable beauty.

Day

2

The wild Algarve Coast

47km (29mi), 550m total climbing (1800ft), level 3 (2.7).
After breakfast we ride into the SW Alentejo Nature Park, where we visit Cape S. Vicente, the south-westernmost point in Continental Europe, with its amazing views of the cliffs. Lodging in a 4* hotel with swimming-pool.

Day

3

The famous beaches in the west of the Algarve

46km (29mi), 540m total climbing (1770ft), level 3 (2.7).
After breakfast we continue riding eastwards, we visit the famous Rocha Beach. Lodging in a 4* hotel very near to the beach.

Day

4

The wild flamingos near the Sea

38km (24mi), 450m ttoal climbing (1480ft), level 2 (2.2).
After breakfast we pass Ferragudo, a picturesque fisherman’s village and we continue along beautiful sceneries where we can see flamingos. Lodging in a 4* hotel in the town.

Day

5

The most known city in the Algarve and the Golf courses

43km (27mi), 470m total climbing (1540ft), level 2 (2.4).
After breakfast we ride into the Algarve area which is the most developed area in terms of tourism with vast golf courses: Albufeira, Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago. The day ends in Faro, the capital of the Algarve. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a 4* hotel located down town, near the historical and commercial centre in Faro.

Day

6

The birds and the Ria Formosa Natural Park

41km (25mi), 330m total climbing (1080ft), level 2 (2.0).
After breakfast we ride towards another natural paradise: Ria Formosa Natural Park where we can see flamingos and many other birds. We will stay in Tavira, the most typical city in the Algarve. Lodging in a 4* hotel very near to the center.

Day

7

Departure

After breakfast transfer to Faro or Lisbon airport  (1-hour drive to Faro or 4-hour drive to Lisbon).

Total distance  215km (134mi) | Average 43km/day (27mi/day) | 73% asphalt + 27% dirt-roads and bike lanes

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TESTIMONIALS

“We took this tour in April, 2014, and were just delighted! It was our first organized bike tour, and Jose and Christina looked after us every step of the way, including having our luggage in the rooms at the end of the day. Jose was always willing to stop for the photos, and adjust our bicycles as needed. I took an ebike, and was glad I did. As stated in another review, there are a couple of big hills to conquer. In addition, I did not have to worry about keeping up with the others on the tour. We found the meals to be first-rate, seafood included in every meal, and well prepared. Local dishes were featured, just as we like. Hotel rooms were very comfortable as well. At the end of the biking day, there was time to tour the town we were visiting, on our own, and have a drink at one of the outdoor cafes.
Should we ever return to Portugal, we would certainly consider another trip with this company.”

J. J. B. – Napanee, Canada

“This was our 7th biking trip in Europe, and the couple who run Portugal Bike are far and away the best trip organizers and leaders we have experienced. They do a fantastic job in every aspect of the trip, starting with their site and its explanation of their trips, their quickly answered and comprehensive e-mails when booking or asking questions or for help, their meet and greet at the airport, their pre-trip orientation and, certainly not least, every aspect of the trip itself. (…) Their constant attention to detail leads me to believe they perhaps had a hand in selecting our 11 person group, as we could not have been with a more enjoyable bunch of people, who had us laughing all the way across southern Portugal. A final word, about our sweeper, Pedro. He too was delightful and, like Jose, went out of his way to explain cultural and historical points as we biked each day, opening our eyes to new and interesting aspects of our experience of the country. We’d like to emphasize that Jose, Cristina, and Pedro are not longer acquaintances, but, rather, as Jose said, “family”.”

Sandy Simmers, 70 – Virginia, United States

“We went the last week in April, the weather was perfect and the wildflowers were in full bloom and insanely beautiful. We’d never seen anything like it, miles and miles of flowers. I’m pretty sure The Garden of Eden must have looked like this. The coastline, the towns and cities were also stunning, in fact the whole trip was pretty much perfect.
The food on the tour ranges from very good to fair, but never bad; it is after all, an all-inclusive tour. We are foodies and if I did it again, I might sneak out a couple nights to eat in some of the clearly great seafood restaurants we passed along the way.
The operators, José & Cristina Henriques are the perfect blend of fun without forgetting that this is their business. They do a great job of keeping everything moving along safely and without any surprises. José is compulsive obsessive about the condition of his bicycles, they looked like they just came out of the showroom.
One note, there are a few mega hills to climb and sometimes there’s a 15 knot headwind to go with the hill. Unless you’re Lance Armstrong, do yourself a favor, swallow your pride and rent an eBike, they are amazing. It’s just a bike until you ask it for some help to zip you past the others climbing a hill. By the end of the day everyone was jealous of my eBike.”

Norman Burton – Dallas TX, United States

“We had a great time! We were a group of 14 friends. We were lucky to have enjoyed a week of great weather too, the scenery in the Algarve is amazing and on a bicycle was a great way to see it. Our tour took us through some areas that would be incredibly difficult to find by our own and then we would have missed the beautiful views. The tour hotels were all very good and served an ample breakfast to start our day. The bike quality was very good and they were new and well outfitted. This is the fifth bike tour we did in Europe. It was the first time that we were doing a guided tour and we were impressed by the excellent organization of José and Cristina. Thanks to Cristina for the excellent picnic with foods from the region. After all, we had a wonderful time on this tour. The tour company was very professional in all ways.”

Virginia Basso, 43 – New Brunswick, Canada

TOUR GEAR

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