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Riding the Algarve Coastline | Self-Guided

Duration 7 Days
Type Self Guided
Lodging Comfort

Blessed by temperate Mediterranean climate, with mild winters Algarve offers a natural diversity to its visitors, that can easily pass through different landscapes.

From coastal regions to the Algarvian Mountains, you´ll discover golden sandy beaches and rugged cliff tops; Starting at Europe's south-western cape with stunning coastal stretches and traffic-free routes, you´ll ride through charming villages and cobbled hill towns to the Eastern side with dense pine forest and with dazzling ocean views.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival to Faro
Arrival to Faro Airport and transfer to Sagres Hotel. We will deliver you a bike and give you a short briefing by an A2Z Guide, including detailed information, route notes, maps and GPS tracks. Once installed in your room, make some time to enjoy the outh-westerly tip of mainland Europe with its wind-blasted headland. From this end of the world corner, appreciated by its wilderness, striking cliffs and vast beaches you can explore Cabo Sao Vicente and Fortaleza de Sagres fort. Sagres region is also considered as a paradise for surf & windsurf lovers, with unique geographical features that provide world class waves for all levels.
Overnight at Sagres.

Day 02
Cycling Tour 1:  Sagres | Lagos (45 km / 28 mi)
Leave Sagres in the morning and cycle along the most famous beaches of western Algarve coastline tempered by its crystal clear waters. Once in Lagos you dont want to miss the fascinating cliff formations of Ponta da Piedade chiselled by the Atlantic Ocean. Relax and enjoy some time at Meia- Praia or Praia Dona Ana´s beach.
Overnight at Lagos.
Day 03
Cycling Tour 2: Lagos | Albufeira (60 km / 37.3 mi)
This route will take through quiet countryside, along with pleasant country lanes to the coast. We highlight the Salgados Lagoon, where you should see a variety of bird life, being inhabited by more than 160 bird species throughout the year. You will continue throught board walks as you go east, with delightful views down to some great beaches. Once at Albufeira, you´ll find Algarve’s most popular tourist destination for those who prefer some entertaining with great restaurants and lively nightlife. Explore the Old Town with its steep hills and great amazing sea views.
Overnight at Albufeira.
Day 04
Cycling Tour 3: Albufeira | Vilamoura | Faro (45 km / 28 mi)
As you take this route you will ride along some of the most developed golf courses of the Algarve. You´ll pass prestigious golf resorts and Vilamoura, with its marina full of luxury yachts and a good selection of cafes, bars and restaurants.Once in Faro, the capital of Algarve, ride around the charming cobblestone streets and see the Arc da Vila.
Overnight at Faro.
Day 05
Cycling Tour 4: Faro | Tavira (45 km / 28 mi)
Leaving Faro you´ll cycle through unspoilt coastal countryside and quaint fishing villages to your next destination, Tavira. As you ride the natural park of Ria Formosa and its wonderfull colors, discover why it was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal with its abundant wildlife. Last stop of the day is Tavira, a town sometimes called the 'Venice of the Algarve' after its location that straddles the River Gilão. Rich in history, you will find Roman bridges, Renaissance churches and historical monuments.
Overnight at Tavira.
Day 06
Cycling Tour 5: Tavira | Monte Gordo (40 km / 29.9 mi)
In the last, day enjoy this easy rolling route through the villages of Cabanas and Cacela Velha, where a stop is recomended to admire one of the best views over Ria Formosa. Before you reach your last stop, take some time to savour Praia Verde, a lovely beach surrounded by a delightful green scenario, composed by a line of trees and bushes, that line the land side of the broad endless beach. The journey ends at Monte Gordo, where there are the warmest waters of mainland Portugal.
Overnight at Monte Gordo.
Day 07
Departure
Transfer to Faro airport.
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Dates & Prices

From 690.00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

More Information

Included

6 nights of accommodation with breakfast included;
Luggage transfers;
Airport transfers;
Bikekross Trans 7.0 rental;
Briefing;
Travel insurance;
GPS device and GPS tracks;
A2Z offer and water bottle.
 
Not Included

Flights from and to Faro;
Dinners and lunches.
 

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