The Beautiful Alentejo Beaches Guided

Hybrid Bike | Guided | Landscape
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SW Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park extend itself along the Portuguese coast and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. This SW landscape is 300 million years old and it is one of the most preserved landscapes all over Europe; human intervention has been less visible throughout its history. Once submerged (about 2 million years ago), this is a vast area with many different coastal habitats and countless beaches and cliffs.

The overall difficulty level of this tour is 3, Intermediate (more precisely, level 2.7 between 1~5). It is recommended for “bikers” and “cyclists”. It is supposed that you are in good shape.

Our daily bicycle tours include going to the wonderful beaches of this Natural Park and taking a swim in the clear, blue sea. Cliffs are steep, almost 100m high and right above the ocean. Countless rocks and isolated islets complete this beautiful and unique scenery. This area boasts a diversity of rare botanical species, with very interesting flora and a variety of maritime birds that nest here.

Biking in Portugal along the trails of these cliffs that belong to this Natural Park, admiring the unique views of the blue ocean and feel the fresh wind in your face is one of the most fantastic feelings that any person can have. In the extreme south point of this bicycle tour you will find Cape S. Vicente. This is the south-westernmost point in continental Europe and a passing area for thousands of birds of prey.

This bicycle tour in Portugal also goes to Sagres, which is the place from where our brave forefathers sailed on their caravels seeking new peoples and continents. Finally, 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 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.

From
Euro 3020
Guided
Tour

7
Days 

Level 3 (2.7)
Intermediate

Distance
238km/148mi
Average
48km/30mi day
Trails
82% asphalt+18% dirt-roads
Start | End
Sines | Lagos
Dates

Start-End

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Price

Per Person

22 Apr – 28 Apr, 2018

Available

Euro 3020

13 May – 19 May, 2018

Available

Euro 3040

23 Sep – 29 Sep, 2018

Available

Euro 3230

21 Oct – 27 Oct, 2018

Available

Euro 2990

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Minimum number of people: 2
Location: Alentejo, Algarve
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Price includes:
7-day Hybrid Bike Tour with a Guide | Superior quality bicycle rental | Transfers from and to Lisbon Airport |  Accommodations (6 nights): 3 four-satr Hotels (one charming Hotel, one Design Hotel front to the beach, one cosy Hotel), 3 B&B/Rural Tourism | Double bedroom occupancy | 6 Breakfasts | 2 nourishing and energetic picnics | 6 Dinners (including our famous wines, our amazing cheeses and lovely desserts) | Daily energy-bars and water | Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel | Documentation about PortugalBike Tour | Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance | Techno-Mechanical Assistance | First-Aid assistance on location | Permanent Backup Vehicle.

Please note:

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 | If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability.

DAY BY DAY 

Day

1

Arrival   

Welcome at Lisbon airport. Transfer to Sines (2-hour drive), briefing about the tour. Lodging in a 4* charming Hotel where you can find numerous references to Portugal’s greatest navigator “Vasco da Gama”.

Day

2

The typical houses in Alentejo Coast

41km (25mi), 320m total climbing (1050ft), level 2 (2.0).
After breakfast we ride into the SW Alentejo Natural Park, one of the most well preserved coasts in Europe. We visit the fishing village of Porto Covo and we can admire the wonderful beaches until we get to Vila Nova Milfontes. Lodging in a small town classified as a Touristic Paradise, near the beach.

Day

3

The vast fields of vegetable crops

61km (38mi), 690m total climbing (2260ft), level 3 (3.3).
After breakfast we ride towards Cape Sardão, a paradisiacal spot perfect for meditation. We visit Zambujeira do Mar and we end in Odeceixe, another village near the sea. Lodging in a Bed & Breakfast unit with a refreshing swimming-pool.

Day

4

The beautiful beaches at Vicentine Coast

49km (30mi), 600m total climbing (1970ft), level 3 (2.9).
After breakfast we ride towards Aljezur with its castle on the top dated from the 10th century. We continue riding southwards, we cross the woods, hills and valleys until we get to Carrapateira, always full of surfers. Lodging in a small house in the most typical village near the west coast of the Algarve, very calm and very quiet.

Day

5

Cape S. Vincent – the south-westernmost point in Europe

38km (24mi), 370m total climbing (1210ft), level 2 (2.0).
The west coast and the vicentine coast are ending. After breakfast we go to the westernmost point in Europe and we stay in Sagres. Lodging in a 4* new hotel with swimming-pool, surrounded by stunning deserted beaches and the wild nature of an unforgettable beauty.

Day

6

The coast of the Algarve 

49km (30mi), 790m total climbing (2590ft), level 3 (3.2).
After breakfast we ride along the south coast of the Algarve and we can see the difference when the Natural Park ends and the touristic Algarve starts. Before getting to Lagos we visit Ponta da Piedade where the sea and the wind have shaped beautiful rocks creating an amazing view. Lodging in a 4* hotel with swimming-pool, that epitomizes the Algarve culture, with blue and white corridors which link the rooms, patios, restaurants and bar.

Day

7

Departure

After breakfast transfer to Lisbon airport  (3-hour drive to the airport).

Total distance  238km (148mi) | Average 48km/day (30mi/day) | 82% asphalt + 18% dirt-roads

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TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you again for a wonderful adventure! You two did everything possible to make the bike tour a terrific experience and you have spoiled me. I have taken several other bike tours and now I know just what a really excellent tour should be like. The bikes, van, accommodations, food, and all your extra services were first class. The scenery on the trip with the cliffs, beaches, long coastal views, and villages in a natural park setting was truly memorable. I was very comfortable and happy throughout the tour. I hope to return soon to join you on another tour. I am afraid that another company would disappoint me!”

Philip Laris, 76 – Santa Barbara CA, United States

“Many thanks for a wonderful trip. Although the cycling was challenging at times, the coastal views made it all worthwhile! I felt truly pampered by the accommodations and there was certainly no excuse to lack energy for the next day’s ride when we ate such wonderful meals! You and Jose seem to have thought of everything to make this a very special trip. (…) With Jose as our enthusiastic guide, we did, indeed, discover Portugal. What a beautiful and friendly country! I look forward to my next trip.”

Catherine Kotanchik, 62 – Bath PA, United States

“The best cycling tour that we’ve ever been on. And we’ve been all over Europe. Our group started in the National Park area of South East Portugal (stunning and totally unspoilt). We cycled mostly by the coast and it was beautiful. We finished in Lagos in South Portugal. Jose and Christina of Portugal Bike organized everything. The accommodations were all of very high quality. Midday picnics and evening meals were again of real quality and at great locations. Jose and Christina are both kind people, good company, sense of humor and unobtrusive. A sea of great moments, laughter and memories. As good as it gets.”

Frank Daly, 48 – Manchester, United Kingdom

“Great Trip with Jose, Christina, and Ricardo as tour operators and guides. We rode along the coast with incredibly beautiful ocean vistas (unlike the coast in US, we were able to ride along the cliffs above the ocean). Bikes were great (Scott hybrids with excellent components and brakes), and the course was maybe 65% asphalt and 35% trails. (I loved the trails portion, although I ride a road bike at home). This part of Portugal has rolling hills, but only a couple were truly very steep, but blessedly not too long. All breakfasts, lunch and dinners were included. Breakfast was at the various inns where we stayed, all of which were clean and comfortable. Lunch was generally in a cafe with sandwiches and soup. Dinner each evening was selected by the operators and intended to demonstrate typical specialties of the region. I loved it all (except for salt cod which I tried on my own in Lisbon and hated).
This trip was not a high-end luxury tour, as reflected by the price, but very good value, with a cost lower than previous trips I have been on, all meals provided, good accommodations, and excellent guides. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour and may well return for one of their other tours next fall.”

Joseph Hollyday, 57 – Bedford MA, United States

TOUR GEAR

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Hybrid Bike Scott Sportster

SCOTT SPORTSTER

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

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BOSCH SYSTEM 

E-BIKE

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