Discover the Southwest of Portugal by bike
Season: All year.
On a journey of 6 days cycling scroll about 260 km through diversified scenarios. The Islamic culture of Silves, the sweet surroundings of Caldas de Monchique, the amazing Mountain of Monchique, a stunning barrage of Santa Clara, the wonders of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Vicentina Coast, along with the typical Alentejo and Algarve villages and towns express some of the experiences you will not want to miss.
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Cycling Style Holiday TypeMixed, On Mountain
Activity Level Moderate
Self-guided Cycling Tour
Departure days: Everyday
Duration: 8 days – 7 nights
- Quiet roads and tracks characterize the itinerary
- Discover incredible landscapes over the coast and the mountains
- Go through Portuguese villages and typical towns by the region of Algarve and Alentejo
- Different types of hotel units – 3 and 4 star hotels; rural tourism; village tourism
- Extra nights available
- 7 nights’ accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- 7 days bicycle
- 1 GPS/per booking
- 1 speedometer/per booking
- 1 Travel pack /per room
- 1 road book per room
- Hotel vouchers
- 1 set of puncher repair each two bikes
- Electric Bike (optional)
Arrival in Faro
Transfer (optional) from Faro to the hotel in Silves, place where you’ll start your journey. The Castel of Silves, the finest example of the Islamic architecture of the country, it’s a must see in your trip to the village.
From Silves to Caldas de Monchique - 28km
Cycling by the quiet roads and tracks you’ll make your way involved in a superb environment of mountain up to Caldas de Monchique.
From Caldas de Monchique to Santa Clara-a-Velha – 39km
Follow the trajectory that offers you sensational views over the mountain of Monchique covered by pine-tree, eucalyptus, chestnuts, holm oaks, among others.
From Santa Clara-a-Velha to Odemira – 48km
The peaceful roads and tracks will lead you through traditional villages and cafes where you can taste some delicacies of the region.
From Odemira to Aljezur – 75km
Emerging in the beauty of the Vicentina Coast, reenters the region of Algarve in “Praia de Odeceixe” one of the seven wonderful beaches of Portugal. Take some time to involve in this magnificent environment.
- 75km (passing close the coast) / or 54km (passing inland – recommended the use in case bed weather)
From Aljezur to Aldeia da Pedralva – 40km
Crossing a rail mostly in off road track between the valleys of the mountains of the Algarve, you’ll be guided to the comfort of the nature and the beaches that Carrapateira offers.
From Aldeia da Pedralva to Sagres – 45km
Cycling along the coast the route offers exceptional views over the Atlantic with wonderful cliffs, to the fishing activity and to some unique monuments of the history of Portugal.
End of trip
End of trip (Transfer (optional) from Sagres to the airport to you way back home, or stay some extra nights in the marvelous called Algarve)
The itinerary is designed for quieter roads and off road tracks, conquered by the sound of nature, and with a view to pleasing the safety and well-being.
It features mostly flat terrain with an average of one / two medium ascents per day. With an average of 45 km per day, easily crossed. routes are supported by detailed roadbook that is provided.
28 – 56 Km
Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine, the Algarve offers excellent temperatures to enjoy a cycling route at any time of year. Average temperatures vary between 15 degrees in January until the 30 degrees in August and 20 degrees in November.
Getting to Faro
Plane – You can book your airfare directly to Faro Airport or Lisbon Airport (with any connection to Faro by Bus or Train).