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Biking Tour in Rota Vicentina

Duration 8 Days
Type Self Guided
distance 259 km
Lodging Comfort
Ref. Tour: tour021

Portugal A2Z welcomes you to cycle along the most beautiful and best-preserved coastline of Southern Europe.

Imagine yourself cycling on the most beautiful and well-preserved coast of Europe. Now add the feeling of adventure of discovering virgin beaches, rich culture and cuisine that serves the best the sea has to offer.
The Vicentine Coast wraps around Algarve’s cliffy coastline, along the Atlantic Ocean and into the Alentejo, covering a stretch of over 120km of lush greenery, cliffs, forgotten white sand beaches and coastal landscapes.
End your journey in one of the best European holiday destinations, the Algarve. A magnificent coastline with blessed and lovely beaches, delicious cuisine with reasonable costs, stunning landscapes, sunny Mediterranean climate… Seems like enough to be the most well-known region in Portugal.  But we'll challenge you to discover a different Algarve.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
You can make your own way by train or bus from Lisboa to the city of Setúbal.
Overnight in Setúbal.
Day 02
Stage 1: Setúbal | Santo André (65 km / 40 mi)
On a scenic bay on the mouth of the Sado River lies Setúbal, whose fortune was built on its fishing industry during the 20th Century. Take some time to visit its Manueline monastery, its churches, acclaimed market, and museums. Your journey starts with a ferry crossing through the Sado Estuary Natural Reserve, a lovely ride where you can often see dolphins and multiple bird species. You will disembark at the Troia Peninsula, with an idyllic landscape over the Serra da Arrábida, and you´ll cycle through Comporta, observing a large number of rice fields along the way. You´ll also cross the beautiful beach of Melides, a long stretch of sand that separates the sea from the Melides Lagoon.
Your day continues until you get to Santo André lagoon, part of the Nature Reserve. The Costa de Santo André Beach is a long stretch of sand, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the lagoon's calm waters on the other. Surrounded by golden dunes, this beach and its challenging waters are very popular among surfers.
Overnight in Santo André.
Day 03
Stage 2: Santo André | Vila Nova de Mil Fontes (52 km / 32 mi)
This is a day to purify your soul with the overwhelming views over the Atlantic Ocean.
You´ll ride until Sines, where you´ll have the opportunity to see the Castle of Sines and the Sines quay, and a few km later, the São Torpes beach, one of the best beaches for surfing in the entire extent of the Portuguese coastline, with several schools available for those wishing to learn this sport.
Enjoy your ride as you approach the coastline and Porto Covo, a picturesque fishermen’s village.
Your day will end in the picturesque village of Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, a pleasant town situated at the mouth of the River Mira.
Overnight in Vila Nova de Milfontes.
Day 04
Stage 3: Vila Nova de Mil Fontes | Rogil (56 km / 35 mi)
Today you'll ride in the Historical Path and you will be passing several of its highlights during the day, such as Longueira and the Village of Almograve. The beach is right by the peaceful town of Almograve, perfect for an unhurried, late afternoon stroll.
To the south, lies the Sardão Cape, an untouched environment of great natural beauty, offering stunning views over the jagged coastline and many inaccessible beaches.
Your journey continues with idyllic but cliffy sceneries until you get to Zambujeira do Mar, a small fishing village where it is still possible to enjoy a feeling of great peace and tranquillity. A cosy and beautiful beach it's one of their main attractions.
Before ending your ride, you´ll cross the beach of Carvalhal and the Odeceixe Village, arriving at the village of Rogil.
Overnight in Rogil.  
Day 05
Stage 4: Rogil Loop (29 km / 18 mi)
Ride your bicycle in a loop that starts at your accommodation and that crosses the Odeceixe Village and the beautiful Odeceixe beach, popular among surfers thanks to its sizeable waves, located at the mouth of the Seixe River and on the border between the Algarve and Alentejo regions.
Close to the end of this riding day, you have the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Batata Doce (Sweet potato) with its regional products, all related to Aljezur's sweet potatoes. In this space, you will find the delicacies of the local pastries and the manufacturers of the region based on a variety of lira.
Overnight in Rogil.  
Day 06
Stage 5: Rogil | Vila do Bispo (51 km / 32 mi)
A great day of riding in the Rota Vicentina that combines very different landscapes: the mountains in the interior and the cliffs and wild beaches by the Atlantic Ocean.
Cycle through several highlights that will stay in your memory, such as the beach of Amoreira, the village of Aljezur, the village of Bordeira and the beach of Amado, at Carrapateira.
You´ll arrive at Vila do Bispo with a feeling of adventure, of discovering virgin beaches, rich culture and cuisine that serves the best the sea has.
Overnight in Vila do Bispo.  
Day 07
Stage 6: Loop Sagres (37 km / 23 mi)
Cycle to Cordoama beach, where the cliffs reach over 100 meters in height and where there is a hill that is not only a natural viewpoint but also often used by paragliders as a take-off site.
Today's journey will take you to Sagres, the most westerly town of the Algarve and a destination for visitors who appreciate nature's raw beauty.
Five kilometres away from Sagres lies Europe’s southwesternmost point: Cape St. Vincent (Cabo de São Vicente), the last piece of home Portuguese sailors once looked at as they launched away into the unknown. A2Z invites you to explore this mystical barren headland spot.
Overnight in Vila do Bispo.  
Day 08
Private Transfer from Vila do Bispo to Faro or Lisboa Airport (optional).
End of services.
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Dates & Prices

From 799,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

Single Supplement: from 239,00€

More Information

  • 7 nights with breakfast on selected accommodations (3* or similar);
  • Briefing with an A2Z Guide;
  • Luggage transfers – 1 bag per person – up to 15kg/bag;
  • 24 hours support line;
  • App on your phone with maps, GPS tracks and descriptions of stages;
  • Bike rental with pannier rack, pannier or handlebar bag, lock and quick repair kit;
  • 6 Bike Rides;
  • Personal Accident Insurance;
  • A2Z Offer.

Extra Services
  • Private Transfer from Lisboa to Setúbal (up to 4pax): 66€/car
  • Private Transfer from Vila do Bispo to Faro Airport (up to 4pax): 172€/car
  • Private Transfer from Vila do Bispo to Lisboa Airport (up to 4pax): 333€/car
  • Upgrade to e-bike: 201€/bike
  • Pannier (rental): 60€
  • Gel pad for the saddle (rental): 25€
  • Solo Traveller: on request

Not included
  • Transfers from and to the airport;
  • Ferry Crossing in Setúbal;
  • Dinners and Lunches;
  • Museum and Monuments fees;
  • Personal equipment;
  • Other personal expenses;
  • Touristic taxes;
  • All items not mentioned in “included”.


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