Towards the Algarve Supported

Road Bike | Supported | Landscape
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This SW landscape is 300 million years old and it is one of the most preserved landscapes all over Europe; human intervention is less visible throughout the area’s long 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 3.3 between 1~5). It is recommended for “bikers” and “cyclists”. It is supposed that you are in good shape.

Starting south of Lisbon, this bicycle tour in Portugal guides you to a winery where you will learn about the famous Moscatel wine and also taste it.
Then you will enter one of the lushest areas south of Lisbon – the Natural Park of Arrabida. On one side of the park, you’ll admire beautiful Mediterranean landscapes and at the other side, the gorgeous coast with accessible beaches where the fine sand and clear sea waters provide a strong contrast of unusual colors. You will cycle along the coast and after crossing the Sado river you’ll reach Troia, and then the place where the Natural Park of SW Alentejo and Vicentine Coast begins. It extends itself along the Portuguese coast and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.

Daily tours include going to the wonderful beaches of this Natural Park and taking a swim in the limpid and clear sea. Numerous cliffs 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. Cape S. Vicente is a passing area for thousands of birds of prey.

This bicycle tour in Portugal also goes to the south-westernmost point in continental Europe, the place from where our brave forefathers sailed on their caravels seeking new peoples and continents. Finally, you have the opportunity to visit some of the beaches of our famous Algarve and the cosmopolitan city of Lagos. This is one of the oldest towns in the Algarve. You can still see evidence of the wall surrounding the town for protection.

From
Euro 1750
Supported
Tour

7
Days 

Level 3 (3.2)
Intermediate

Distance
319km/198mi
64km/40mi day
Hotels
Signature, Monument and Historic, Explorer

Trails
100% asphalt 
Start | End
Sesimbra | Lagos
Dates

Start-End

Availability

Booking

Price

Per Person

February, 2019

Available

Euro 1750

March, 2019

Available

Euro 1890

April, 2019

Available

Euro 2230

May, 2019

Available

Euro 2250

June, 2019

Available

Euro 2500

July, 2019

Available

Euro 2500

September, 2019

Available

Euro 2500

October, 2019

Available

Euro 2220

November, 2019

Available

Euro 1750

December, 2019

Available

Euro 1750

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Minimum number of people: 2
Location: Algarve, Lisboa Region, Alentejo
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Price includes:
7-day Road Bike Tour with a GPS device | Superior quality bicycle rental | Transfers from and to Lisbon Airport | Accommodations (6 nights): 1 Pousada front of the ocean, 3 four-star Hotels (one Hotel & SPA in front of the ocean, one Design Hotel and one cosy Hotels), 1 three-star cosy hotel, 1 B&B/Rural Tourism | 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 | First-Aid assistance on location | Techno-Mechanical Assistance | Permanent Backup Vehicle  | Visit to a winery and wine tasting.

Please note:

Supported version: We require a minimum of 2 people to confirm a Supported departure | Groups: Discount for Groups of 4 or more people | E-Bike rental: + Euro 150 | Longer tour: If you wish a longer tour you can do “The West Coast and The Algarve“, and enjoy a gorgeous road bike tour along the west and south coast of Portugal, in a program of 12 days / 11 nights/ 9 days cycling / 1 day rest (minimum of 4 people) | 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. The price of festivity dates will be adjusted accordingly.

DAY BY DAY 

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Day

1

Arrival   

Welcome at Lisbon airport, transfer to Sesimbra and a briefing about the tour. Lodging in a 4* Hotel with sophisticated amenities in an idyllic setting where Nature and Sea come together in true happiness.

Day

2

Riding along the wonderful coast of the Arrábida Natural Park 

39km (24mi), 760m total climbing (2490ft), level 3 (2.8).
After breakfast you start riding in the amazing Arrábida Natural Park, where the Mediterranean vegetation mixes with the maritime views. Lodging in a 3* cosy Hotel near the town center.

Day

3

Crossing the river Sado to Troia

61km (38mi), 570m total climbing (1870ft), level 3 (3.0).
After breakfast you cross the river by boat and you ride on towards the south. Lodging in a 4* charming Design Hotel with a great view over the town.

Day

4

The beautiful beaches of the Natural Park

105km (65mi), 940m total climbing (3080ft), level 4 (4.2).
After breakfast you ride into the SW Alentejo Natural Park; this is the most well preserved coast all over Europe. The landscape is amazing! Your day ends in a typical village near the coast. Lodging in a Bed & Breakfast unit with swimming-pool.

Day

5

Riding towards South to Sagres

70km (43mi), 630m total climbing (2070ft), level 3 (3.2).
After breakfast you continue riding along the beautiful beaches. And you get to the place where “the land ends and the sea begins”. This is the south-westernmost point in Continental Europe. Lodging in a Pousada with swimming-pool, surrounded by stunning deserted beaches and the wild nature of an unforgettable beauty.

Day

6

The coast of the Algarve 

44km (27mi), 610m total climbing (2000ft), level 3 (2.7).
After breakfast you ride along the south coast of the Algarve where you can see the contrast between the Natural Park and the Algarve that is developed in terms of tourism. Lodging in a Pousada 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  319km (198mi) | Average 64km/day (40mi/day) | 100% asphalt

ACCOMMODATIONS

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 Monument and Historic Hotels (gorgeous Castles, Palaces, Monasteries and Convents once inhabited by the clergy or the Queens and Kings and now converted into exquisite lodgings) and Explorer Hotels (boutique hotels and family owned, full of character B&B that make the most of their location)

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TESTIMONIALS

“Just finished our bike trip to the Algarve from Lisbon. What an amazing journey: beautiful views, fabulous food and wine and wonderful accommodations. The very best part of the trip were Jose and Christina, our guides. They were phenomenal! They made sure our needs were met and went out of their way to ensure we had a fabulous experience. Portugal is a friendly, beautiful country with excellent fresh seafood. The weather was cooler than we expected which was good for cycling. Bring a good camera as the coastal views are spectacular. Make sure and get the fish cataplana somewhere …excellent. We hated to say good-bye to our new friends, Jose and Cristina. ”

Stephanie Harrison, 55 – Colorado, United States

“I cannot say enough good things about this trip. Everything went perfectly. Jose and Cristina proved to be the perfect hosts. They managed to pull off every part of this trip without a single hitch. Every detail was well thought out. This was my 4th cycling trip in Europe and by far the best. We were furnished with first rate bikes (carbon) with upgraded components. The scenery was breathtaking. I have biked in the Provence region of France and through the countryside in Puglia, Italy, but this area of Portugal is the most beautiful that I have seen. We stayed in beautiful hotels throughout the trip. Jose biked with us everyday and Cristina would meet us for lunch and then at the hotel, where our bags would be waiting in our rooms. They arranged a wonderful meal each night, which always included fantastic wines. The biking turned out to be just the right amount. The shortest day, 25 miles, was challenging due to the climbs, and the longest, 63 miles, was fairly easy since the terrain was mostly flat. Cycling is a great way to see this beautiful country, so I would encourage you to check out Portugal Bike if you have any interest in seeing Portugal.”

Dedrick Burch, 66 – Georgia Atlanta, United States

“We have had a wonderful week with both José and Cristina, cycling “Towards the Algarve”. It is clear that great thought and planning went into all the details of the trip – the routes, the hotels, the picnics, the restaurants – all of which meant we could experience the scenery, the sights, the sounds and the hospitality of Portugal. We are happiest when on our bicycles, and being on bikes in the sun with the ocean beside us is even better. We appreciate that you were willing to do this early-season trip for just the 2 of us. You have a great partnership and your skills complement each other. We’ve enjoyed getting to know you as we chatted at breaks and over dinner. We will certainly tell our cycling friends about Portugal Bike and also send some possible Canadian contacts to you. We wish you a successful summer season. “

Marg and Art Heidebrecht, 57 and 72 – Ontario, Canada

“If you plan to cycle in Portugal you need to choose this operator. The equipment is top notch and the couple who operates is top of class. Very focused on making your trip most memorable with careful attention to detail. They love their country and show it proudly and in style. A very personally focused company with gear that is better than the big operators that we have used on other trips and in other countrys. We would highly endorse Jose and his lovely wife Cristina. They understand the service business and value their customers and show great care. This is our second trip with them and there will very likely be a third.”

Jan and Larry Fichtner, 67 and 66 – Calgary, Canada

TOUR GEAR

On this tour you can ride with one of these bicycles
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CUBE Attain GTC SLT Disc Carbon

GERMAN DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED

With the culmination of carbon frame technology, this bike is all the proof you need that comfort and high performance aren’t mutually exclusive. With a brand new Fulcrum Racing 66 disc wheelset and a complete complement of new Shimano’s superb Ultegra components – with technology borrowed from the range-topping Dura Ace – this is a no-compromise speed machine that’ll flatter any rider’s best efforts.

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SCOTT SPORTSTER

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

Sporster 20 Solution emphasizes comfort and convenience for touring and transportation. Equipped with a lockout fork and Syncros components, the Sportster is set up perfectly for your excursions with a more vertical and comfortable position. On this Road Bike tour you will ride with thinner tires (700×28).

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BOSCH SYSTEM 

E-BIKE

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.

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