- 4 days cycling in Natural Parks
- Southwestern-most point of Europe
- Stunning landscape of this wild Coast
- Cycle on the cliffs over the Atlantic.
Day 1: Arrival
Welcome at airport or hotel in Lisbon. Transfer to first Hotel in Sesimbra (30min) and briefing about tour. Lodging: Hotel SPA (4*).
Day 2: Arrábida National Park. Sesimbra to Comporta (54km, 500D+).
Riding up Arrabida Natural Park with amazing sea views from the cliffs. you will admire the beautiful and exuberant Mediterranean landscapes and an incredible coast with agreeable beaches where the fine sand and clear sea waters show a strong contrast of unusual colors. Ferry to cross of river Sado to reach Troia Peninsula. Lodging: Guest House.
Day 3: Sierra and Sea. Comporta to Porto Covo (90km, 800D+).
Start day by trails along canals and rice fields. Ride with the company of birds and numerous storks. Cross a Sierra - the landscape changes suddenly, you left the plains and sandy pine forest and get into a up and down road through an incredible Cork Forest. Pass Santiago, a village with a Castle. Left Santiago by a road on the sierra and get to the sea. You will enter the Natural Park on a scénic road over the sea and arrive to Porto Covo typical village. Lodging: Hotel (3*).
Day 4: The Storks on the cliffs. Porto Covo to Odeceixe (75km, 600D+).
From here to the end of this tour you are in the Natural Park. Start day going inland till you get to Milfontes. Ride on SW Alentejano Natural Park with amazing views over the sea and visit stunning Sardão cape. Admire the incredible Stork chest's on the cliffs! Ride near spectacular cliffs and visit typical village Zambujeira. Continue through fields till you go down to a river. Crossing the river let'syou came into a new region - the Wild Algarve! Lodging: Charming Guest House.
Day 5: The Wild Algarve Coast. Odeceixe to Pedralva (74km, 1000D+).
Start the day going to one of the most beautiful scenery of this coast - Odeceixe beach! After crossing a plateau you will go down again for more incredible beaches. Then follow a valley where once caravels sailed to the village of Aljezur about 5 km inland. Go up the narrow streets through typical houses and get up to the medieval castle of Aljezur! Ride through some forests and get again close to sea by typical village of Bordeira. Ride through beautiful valleys till you get to a typical and old village onde abandoned and recovered as a hotel! Lodging: Charming Village Hotel.
Day 6: Where land end and sea begin. Pedralva to Sagres (57km,700D+).
Return to the sea, passing Carrapateira village and follow a dirt road along the sea that shows this region at its most beautiful. Pass by stunning beaches, with incredible colourful cliffs. Go up on a dirt road under through a beatiful round pine forest. Relax on flat road for a while and go again close to sea by a amazing dirt road over the cliffs and crossing beautiful beaches. Some steep up hill to get out of the beaches! Then ride South along Algarve wild coast till Cape S. Vicente - the southwestern-most point of Continental Europe. Lodging in Sagres in a 4* new hotel over the sea, surrounded by stunning desert beaches. Lodging: Hotel (4*).
Day 7: Return
Bike packing for transport and Transfer (including bikes) to Lagos Train Station (40min). Train to Lisbon (aprox. 6h). Optional: private transfer to Lisbon (3h).(300km).
Extend your Tour: Start Cycling in Lisbon and add one more day cycling to your tour, or you can add a extra day at the end cycling to Lagos. Or add both and you will get a 9 day cycling tour!!!
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