- In the Algarve Excursions by bike find sprawling wider than your eyes can reach beaches with hot water and fine sand
- Discover Algarve points of interest like the Guadiana river (border with Spain)
- Maritime cinquecentist defence line (One of the Algarve points of interest)
- 4* Hotel
- Extra Nights Available
While cycling in the Algarve you will be able to explore streams and valleys, feeling the fruity aroma of colourful orchards that line to the sea, bike paths and quiet rural roads. Cosy in century-old trees you will have the opportunity to know closely the countryside of the region and its people. You will explore points of interest of the Algarve as: castles, walls, fortifications and places full of history that 500 years ago led us to Africa, America and Asia.
Cycling in the Algarve will lead you to valleys and mountains that take you to the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, between traces of ancient civilizations and wild beaches. This excursions are ideal for any time since 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 countryside town known for the Cork Industry and its craft. One of the oldest and most important cities in the Algarve is Tavira, 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 Cycling Tavira Tour you will see breath-taking landscapes!
Day 1 - Arrival in Tavira
Transfer with Megasport (optional) from Faro airport (or train/bus station) to the hotel in Tavira, place where you will begin the journey.
Day 2 - 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 - Cork Tour
57 km through the Algarve mountains. You will visit and explore the countryside of the region. Visit the Algarve capital of Cork: São Brás de Alportel.
Day 4 - Discoveries Tour
60 km mostly by the algarve coast line and towards the border where you will have the opportunity to visit old defensive points of the Coast. Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo António and Castro Marim are the highlights of the tour. You can choose to return to Tavira by train (where the bicycles travel for free).
Day 5 - Return to Faro
Transfer with MegaSport (optional) from the hotel in Tavira to Faro airport (or train/bus station) for your return home or stay a few more extra nights in the unique region of the Algarve.
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 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 Tour (São Brás de Alportel) is that it will be more demanding physically.
24 – 60 km
Temperatures are usually mild and hot in summer.
The precipitation is uncommon, although moisture levels are generally high. Average temperatures range between 15º January until the 30º August and 20º November.
Plane – From Faro Airport (40km)
Train – Faro - Tavira (+/-4€)
We can even deliver the bikes at Faro airport or at Faro train station, if you want to go to your accommodation by bicycle.
Characteristics of the route:
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(supplement - p. person)
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4 nights in 4* hotel accommodation with breakfast (subject to change due to availability)
Trekking/MTB with front and saddle bag
- Travel pack per booking
Travel pack included:
- 1 road book per room
- Hotel vouchers
- 1 GPS per booking
- 1 speedometer per booking
- 1 set of puncture repair kit each two bikes
- 1 lock each two bikes
Train ticket from Vila Real de Santo António to Tavira (optional)
*E-Bike (Bosch) = 63€
*Half board p. person (4 dinners) = 150€
*Transfer from Faro to the Hotel in Tavira: 1-4 persons = 40€ | 5-8 persons = 60€
*Transfer from the Hotel in Tavira to Faro: 1-4 persons = 40€ | 5-8 persons = 60€
*New year - 35€ p. person for double room and 60€ for single room - 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st December 2019 and 1st January 2020.
*Easter - 35€ p. person for double room and 60€ for single room - 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th April 2019.
*Christmas Eve /supplement dinner p. person - 25th December: 40€
*New Year's Eve /supplement dinner p. person - 31st December: 100€