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8 Days Algarve Bike Tour, Portugal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1246 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1626 Euro (EUR)

The Algarve Region of Portugal is an incredible area for road biking along the most incredible roads of the south of Portugal. From the mountains to the Eastern side near the border with Spain and then the Wild West Coast and finish at the most southern tip of Europe, you’ll discover and admire the natural beauty of the different scenery, offering stunning mountain and coastal views along the way, crossing three Natural Reserves and other likewise places. You'll discover some small typical villages, some of them abandoned, which remind us of ancient times. Passing by the most Southwestern point in Europe, Cape São Vincente, and end in the beautiful and typical town of Lagos.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival - Welcome at Lisbon Airport
3:00 hour drive to Tavira. Tavira is an historical city of the region of Algarve. It was occupied in several different periods and you can still take advantage of the sites and evidences of these occupations.

Day 2: Loop from Tavira to the east border and back (60km, +800m), Optional (90km, +1500m)
This will be the first riding day and you will ride calm roads along the Serra Algarvia. After climbing to the top of the hills you will have the chance to appreciate the great views of the coastline. The return to is a nice downhill with the chance to have a look at the border with Spain.

Day 3: Bike Tavira to Alte (64km, +1000m)
Ride inland and take advantage of the quietness of this area. Head West and pass by Santa Catarina do Bispo and São Braz de Alportel by N250. After this long climb just enjoy the surroundings until you have to start climbing again to arrive to Alte, a very small and typical village of the interior of Algarve.

Day 4: Loop from Late to Barranco do Velho and back (80km, +1500m), Optional (100km, +1800m)
Start by heading back East and ride until you reach N2, the road that divides portugal in two, in Barranco do Velho. Ride this epic road heading North until Besteiros. From this point just quiet roads with no traffic, just wonderful to ride and cross Califórnia, an abandoned village of the interior of Algarve... you don't believe it... just ride and see!

Day 5: Bike ALte to Monchique (60km, +650m), Optional (85km, +950m)
After a great stage, just ride a classic stage, it is time to follow N124, pass by Silves, a beautiful city with an orange Castle, getting the color from the clayish soil that you can find all over the interior of Algarve. From here you ride along lakes until the time that you will start to ride up to Monchique, a Thermal Spring village.

Day 6: Bike Monchique to Sagres (75km, +1050m), Optional (95km, +1650m)
This is the epic stage, the day that you will ride towards the Atlantic coast, but only after conquering the highest mountain of Algarve, this is the place where all of the tours of Algarve find its winner riders. With almost 900 m the downhill will take some time, don't worry! When you get to Aljezur it is time to head South to Carrapateira, here you will contemplate the Ocean and beautiful beaches. Finnaly it is time to get to Sagres.

Day 7: Bike Sagres to Lagos (60km, +850m)
This is your last riding day, and a day that will make you remember... with great views over the South Coast and the visit to Cape St Vincent, the Southwest mostpoint of Europe. finally you will get back to urbanized world by reaching Lagos, one of the most interesting cities of Algarve.

Day 8: Departure - Farewell at Lisbon Airport
Believing you have enjoyed this luxuriant piece of land we say goodbye. Our Guide will pick you up at hotel according schedule time. Transfer to Lisbon (03h00).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 7 Nights Lodging on Superior | Comfort Accommodation. Breakfast included
- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing
- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS
- Liability and Personal Accidents Insurance
- Pre Departure Information Pack
- Tour Information
- Information Book (includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps, GPS Device Quick Manual) delivered at departure day at location
- GPS Track and Device
- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

Supplements:
- Low Season » Individual Room Sup +209€
- Medium Season (Apr, May, Out) » Individual Room Sup +239€
- High Season (Jun and Sep) » Individual Room Sup +299€
- Special Season (Jul and Aug) » Individual Room Sup +399€
- Easter Week » Special Season Supplement Applies (per person on a double occupancy room)

Optional:
- Luggage Transfer During Tour (up to 4 people): +359€
- GPS Rental for Tour: +65€
- Guided Tour (please inquire)

Bike Rental:
- Carbon Road Bike: +180€
(per person, bike equipment included)

About This Supplier
Location: Portugal
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2012

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