Cycling through Southeast of Portugal

 

 
  • Beaches of losing sight, with hot water and fine sand
  • Rise of the Guadiana river (border with spain)
  • Saltpans (and the art of exploitation of sea salt)
  • Maritime cinquecentist defense line

By streams and valleys, feeling the fruity aroma of colorful orchards that line to the sea, bike paths and rural roads not crowded, cosy  in century-old trees you will have the opportunity to know closely the rural Algarve and its people; castles; walls; fortifications; places full of history that 500 years ago led us to Africa, America and Asia.
These are unforgettable cycling tours between the valleys of the Algarve mountains and the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, between traces of ancient civilizations and wild beaches. With the advantage of being able to do it throughout the year due to the mild climate of the region.
Following winding riverbanks and beaches you will visit several cities; São Brás de Alportel is a small mountain town, known for Cork and for its craft. One of the oldest and most important cities of the Algarve, Tavira, is known for its ancient castle, by distinct range of churches and convents that in it we can find the link ancestor of its people to the sea; Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António, two small border cities, linked to the art of fishing and fish canning industry, but also smuggling between Portugal and Spain since the times more recondite. During the tour you will see breathtaking landscapes!
Staying accommodated at the Pedras*** resort inserted in the Villages area of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, where in addition to the necessary concessions of a good night of sleep , will be constantly engaged by the tranquility of the sounds and scents of nature. This is a closed space; your children can walk freely through the village. 

 

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Cycling through Southeast of Portugal

 

Day 1 - Arrival to a Pedras RESORT

 

Day 2 - Passeio das Ribeiras (Sweet water tour)

24 km around Tavira, passing through several streams, valleys and orchards. The high point of this tour will be the arrival in Tavira.

 

Day 3 - Passeio da Praia do Barril (Barril’s beach tour)

27km through the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, visit the unique Barril Beach, where you can cool off.
 

Day 4 - Passeio da Cortiça (Cork Tour)

57 km trough the Algarve mountains, will know the interior of the Algarve. Visit the Algarve capital of the Cork, São Brás de Alportel.

 

Day 5 - Passeio Salgado (Salty Tour)

25 km in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, visiting and exploring the extensive area of the saltpans where wildlife abounds.

 

Day 6 - Passeio das Descobertas (Discoveries Tour)

60km Almost always by Ecovia along the coast and towards the border, go through old defensive points of the Coast , Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo António and Castro Marim are the high points of the tour. You can choose to return to Pedras Resort by Train (where the bicycles travel for free).

 

Day 7 - Passeio do Vale (Valley tour)

24km, will be a casual circuit through rural areas, orchards, valleys and streams.

 

Day 8 - Return

Cycling through Southeast of Portugal

 

Combining paths accessible to anyone, with the calm and pure air of this region, plus the paradisiacal locations, the cultural offer and a gastronomy that wonder any chef, will be certainly fulfilled all conditions for an unforgettable family holiday. The circuits are on bicycle paths and roads of dirt or tar without nearly any car movement, tended to flat. Of all circuits only the Cork Circuit (São Brás de Alportel) is that it will be more demanding physically.

 
Daily Distances
24 – 60 km
 
Temperature
Temperatures are Usually mild and hot in summer.
The precipitation is uncommon, although moisture levels are generally high. Average temperatures range between 15’ January until the 30’ August and 20’ November.
 
Getting to Faro

Plane – Faro Airport (40km)
Train – Faro - Luz de Tavira/Conceição (+/-4€)
We can even deliver you the bike at Faro airport or at Faro train station, if you want to go to your accommodation by bicycle.

Cycling through Southeast of Portugal

 

MAPA East Algarve

Cycling through Southeast of Portugal

 

2017:

 

Jan-Mar

Nov-30Dec

Apr-May

16Sep-Oct

Jun-15Jul

31Aug-15Sep

16Jul-30Aug

Twin / Estudio

308€

392€

434€

551€

Single

383€

534€

609€

854€

T1 (max. 2 pax)

343€

467€

546€

737€

T1 (max. 3/4 pax)

308€

392€

434€

551€

 

Includes: 7 night accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 6 days of Cycling roadbook with 6 stages, rear bag and travel pack (upgrade E-Bike plus 126€).

Extras: Transfers from Faro airport to hotel, transfers from hotel to Faro Airport, touristic guide, helmet, GPS, Pack lunch, dinners.

 

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