The Beautiful Alentejo Beaches Self-Guided

Hybrid Bike | Self-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 1280
Self-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

Availability

Booking

Price

Per Person

March, 2019

Available

Euro 1410

April, 2019

Available

Euro 1630

May, 2019

Available

Euro 1610

June, 2019

Available

Euro 1750

July, 2019

Available

Euro 1750

September, 2019

Available

Euro 1750

October, 2019

Available

Euro 1580

November, 2019

Available

Euro 1280

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Minimum number of people: 2
Location: Algarve, Alentejo
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Price includes:
7-day Hybrid Bike Tour with a GPS device | 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 | Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel | Documentation about PortugalBike Tour | Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance.

Please note:

Self-Guided version: We require a minimum of 2 people to confirm a Self-Guided departure | Groups: Discount for Groups of 4 or more people | E-Bike rental: + Euro 150 | Longer tour: You can join this tour with “The Amazing Algarve Coast” tour and have a gorgeous longer hybrid bike tour of 12 days / 11 nights / 9 days cycling / 1 day rest, along the Portuguese south coast. Ask us for prices and availability (minimum of 2 people) | On Self-Guided 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. The price on festivity dates will be adjusted accordingly.

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 you ride into the SW Alentejo Natural Park, one of the most well preserved coasts in Europe. You visit the fishing village of Porto Covo and you can admire the wonderful beaches until you 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 you ride towards Cape Sardão, a paradisiacal spot perfect for meditation. You visit Zambujeira do Mar and you 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 you ride towards Aljezur with its castle on the top dated from the 10th century. You continue riding southwards, you cross the woods, hills and valleys until you 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 you go to the westernmost point in Europe and you 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 you ride along the south coast of the Algarve and you can see the difference when the Natural Park ends and the touristic Algarve starts. Before getting to Lagos you 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

TESTIMONIALS

“We did the “Beautiful Alentejo Beaches” trip as a self guided tour. It was a blast. (…) All aspects of the trip were well organized and we were provided with good equipment; love those disc brakes! The GPS guided us through beautiful countryside with spectacular ocean views; we enjoyed finding a spot with views of the cliffs, beaches and pounding waves for our lunches and we kept saying “This will be the picture of the day” to send to our family and friends. We enjoyed the accommodation in the villages as well as the larger centres and there was lots of good food at all the stops. We will definitely consider another trip with Portugal Bike.”

Joan Quade, 58 – Calgary, Canada

“We took a self guided cycling tour of this magnificent area the first July, 2015. The weather was very comfortable considering the heat wave in central Europe at that time. It was the first time we had used GPS for a self guided tour… I was quite pleased with the outcome. Some nice routes off the beaten path along with spectacular coastal views and lots of places to make a pit stop for water, beer, wine, etc. Hotels were above average. Very nice hybrid bikes for a relaxing ride. Awesomely fresh seafood.”

Tom Trottier, 58 – Toronto, Canada

“My compliments to the Portugal Bike team; we really had a terrific week! Everything was perfect: the organization, the warm hospitality, and the wonderful food! The route was very well thought out and planned: I was particularly pleased with the great GPS navigator you supplied us with; it is virtually impossible for you to get lost! The scenery was truly breathtaking and the weather marvellous; we really enjoyed every single moment; even some of the steeper hills! Thank you once again for organizing such a memorable event!”

Marco Degidi, 54 – Bologna, Italy

“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

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