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Biking Tour in Alentejo and Hills of Algarve, Portugal (Guided or Self-Guided)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1750 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2190 Euro (EUR)

If you are looking for a challenging bike ride this is the right tour for you. You will cover more than 600 km/ 347 mi in 7 rides. As you pedal along the magnificent Atlantic coast of Portugal, you will explore the wild beaches of the Alentejo, and the unspoiled hilly region of the Algarve. Great riding and plenty to see! The last day will be spent in Lisbon.

Day 01. Cycling Tour 1: Lisboa - Grândola (Warm-up ride 47 km / 29 mi). Meet at the airport in Lisbon and van transfer to Grândola. After a light lunch in this charming town you will go for a warm-up ride. Overnight in Grândola.

Day 02. Cycling Tour 2: Grândola | Cercal (95 km / 60 mi). Ride your bicycle through cork and olive tree groves on the way to Santiago do Cacém. The ride will then take you to the Atlantic coast of Portugal and through the charming village of Porto Covo, on the way to Cercal. You will stay in a very special place, enjoy a gourmet dinner and relax in a unique atmosphere. Overnight in Cercal.

Day 03. Cycling Tour 3: Cercal | Sagres (132 km / 82 mi). The longest bike ride of this tour in Portugal! A great day of riding that combines very different landscapes - the cliffs, the wild beaches and the town of Sagres are among the several highlights of the day. Your hotel in Sagres offers great ocean views from the rooms, has as SPA and an outdoor swimming pool. Optionally you can divide this leg into 2 shorter days. Overnight in Sagres.

Day 04. Cycling Tour 4: Sagres | Caldas de Monchique (77 km / 48 mi). You will start your West to East crossing of the Algarve. The bicycle route we chose will take you through olive, orange, fig and almond groves. You will stay in Caldas de Monchique, a popular SPA since the Roman times. Save some time for a full body massage! Overnight in Caldas de Monchique.

Day 05. Cycling Tour 5: Caldas de Monchique loop (78 km / 49 mi). The plan for today is simple - a loop ride that will take you to the highest point in the Algarve, the Fóia peak (902 m/ 2960 ft). This is a very challenging ride but the panoramic views from the peak are fantastic! Then return to Caldas de Monchique. Overnight in Caldas de Monchique.

Day 06. Cycling Tour 6: Caldas de Monchique | Estói (105 km / 65 mi). Today you will discover the best of the inland Algarve. Charming villages and rolling hills make this a great day of cycling. In Silves, the former Moorish capital of the Algarve. Overnight in Estói.

Day 07. Cycling Tour 7: Estói | Praia Verde (91 km / 57 mi). Your last day of cycling will take you all the way almost to the border with Spain, completing our West/ East crossing of the Algarve. The coastal village of Tavira, with its beautiful white sand beach, and the 13th century castle in Castro Marim are among today´s highlights. A great bicycle ride waits for you! Overnight in Praia Verde.

Day 08. Praia Verde - Lisboa. Morning transfer to Lisbon. After lunch you will have the afternoon to explore the unique mix of old and new neighborhoods within Portugal´s capital, as well as its many interesting monuments and museums. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 09. Departure. Early morning transfer to airport in Lisbon.

Supplemental Tour Information:
8 accommodations w/ breakfast
Mobile phone with 24H help line
Airport transfers in program days
Luggage transfers
Hybrid bike rental
Maps and documentation
GPS device, GPS tracks
A2Z offer and water bottle

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Self-Guided Tour: From 1750,00€/person

Guided Tour: From 2190,00€/person
8 accommodations with breakfast,
1 picnic
7 dinners
1 A2Z driver guide
Van support
Snacks and fresh fruit in riding days
Airport transfers, local transfers
Hybrid bike rental
Maps and documentation
GPS device and GPS tracks
A2Z offer and water bottle