The Rota Vicentina and The Algarve Scheduled

Hybrid Bike | Scheduled | Landscape

SW Alentejo and Rota Vicentina 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 The Rota Vicentina and The Algarve bike 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 Rota Vicentina 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.

Euro 2670


Level 3 (2.7)

48km/30mi day
Signature, Explorer

82% asphalt+18% dirt-roads
Start | End
Sines | Lagos





Per Person

14 Apr – 20 Apr, 2024


Euro 3100

28 Apr – 04 May, 2024


Euro 3270

19 May – 25 May, 2024


Euro 3400

02 Jun – 08 Jun, 2024

To be Confirmed

Euro 3500

15 Sep – 21 Sep, 2024


Euro 3430

13 Oct – 19 Oct, 2024


Euro 3100

27 Oct – 02 Nov, 2024


Euro 2980

10 Nov – 16 Nov, 2024


Euro 2670

Available: You can sign up for the bicycle tour, but we must have a minimum of 4 cyclists.

To be Confirmed: We already have some cyclists, but we need more to Confirm the bike tour.

Confirmed: We already have a minimum of 4 cyclists on the bike tour and you can still sign up.

Complete: The bicycle tour is already full.

Contact us if you prefer a Private Bike tour.
If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability.
Scheduled bike tours usually start on Sundays.

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Minimum number of people: 6
Location: Algarve, Alentejo
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7 days / 6 nights / 5 days cycling

Support Level

  • Experienced knowledgeable local Guides
  • A GPS device on your handlebar with all bike tracks preloaded
  • Our comfortable support and backup vehicle van with air conditioning
  • Techno-mechanical assistance at all times
  • All transportation from airport pick-up to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation by our team
  • Documentation booklet about PortugalBike Tour
  • Personal Accident Insurance and Liability Insurance
  • First-Aid assistance on location


  • One 4* Design Hotel front to the sea
  • One 4* charming Hotel near the sea
  • One 4* cozy Hotel with pool
  • Three B&B/Rural Tourism with pool


  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners (including our famous wines, cheeses and desserts)
  • Daily water supply, fruits, energy-bars, nuts etc.


  • Superior quality hybrid bicycles with disc brakes and 30 speeds, tailored to your height and specifications
  • PortugalBike cycling jersey to keep
  • PortugalBike water bottles to keep
  • Specialized helmets (optional)

Please note:

Prices are based on a double bedroom occupancy (hotels may be different depending on availability) | Scheduled version: We require a minimum of 4 people to confirm a scheduled departure | Groups: Discount for Groups of 8 or more people | E-Bike rental: + Euro 300 | If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability


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Welcome at Lisbon airport. Transfer to Sines (2-hour drive), briefing about the tour. Lodging in a 4* Boutique Hotel faced to the Atlantic ocean. Lodging in Casa do Médico de São Rafael.



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. Lodging in Quinta do Moinho de Vento.



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. Lodging in Monte João Roupeiro.



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. Lodging in Aldeia da Pedralva.



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. Lodging in Memmo Baleeira Hotel.



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. Lodging in Tivoli Lagos Algarve Resort.




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


Accommodations for this tour include Signature Hotels (the best charming Hotel of the region, usually stylish 4-star hotels or 5-star properties), as well as Explorer Hotels (boutique hotels and family owned, full of character B&B that make the most of their location)

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“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


On this tour you can ride with one of these bicycles
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This hybrid bike emphasizes comfort and convenience for touring several days in a row, giving you a straight riding position. Equipped with a lockout fork, the Sportster is set up perfectly for your excursions with a more vertical and comfortable position. This hybrid bicycle is perfect to ride on asphalt or on dirt roads.


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Now you don’t have any excuse for not participating on a Portugal Bike Tour! Don’t be afraid of not being able to keep up with the group. Now you can ride an e-bike without feeling too exhausted! The system works as if someone is pushing at your back! The more you pedal, the more electric assistance you have.