- Explore the Algarve traditions with Backroads Bike Trips
- Discover incredible landscapes over the coast and the mountains in your Cycling Holidays Abroad
- Cross Portuguese traditional villages and towns through the Algarve region
- Savour the gastronomic local specialities of the Algarve and discover many other things to do in Portugal Algarve
- 4* Hotels
- Extra Nights Available
Cycling on a 3 stages journey surrounded of stunning sceneries in Megasport Travel Backroads Bike Trips. These rides will take you through breath-taking landscapes. In this Road Cycling Holidays abroad you will discover the beauty of the Faro, the valleys and typical quiet backroads, the simplicity of the countryside ancient life in Cachopo, the fascinating view upon the Algarve coast together with the typicalities of the local towns and villages express some of the most wonderful experiences you will never forget.
Your Short Break starts in Albufeira, a city with old fishing tradition, where you’ll spend the first night. The second night is booked in Faro. Explore the capital of the Algarve and its attractions. The beautiful old town, the ancient Lethes theatre, the Carmo Church and the typical Algarve cuisine (UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage) are a few highlights of the city. The third and fourth night is booked in Tavira, one of the prettiest cities of the Algarve. Tavira is known by its many historic churches (37!) and also by the typical Algarve cuisine, with octopus specialities.
The 3 stages lead you by backroads through marvellous scenarios, riding from the coastal cities where you spend the nights to the countryside, by the valleys to the top of the hills. In the first stage you will ride to Faro through Salir and Alte, a village that contains the Algarve typical whitewashed houses and lovely fountains, is known as one of the most typical and unspoilt villages of the region. At the second stage you will pass by São Brás de Alportel, having the opportunity to visit the famous Cork factory, by the little village of Cachopo and by many small villages. The third stage will take you to Vila Real de Sto António (called as the “Enlightenment City”), to Castro Marim, known by its medieval culture, to Alcoutim, situated just in the Guadiana River banks and to many small villages.
In this Road Cycling Short Break you have the opportunity to experiment several products and traditions of the region, see historical sights, admire the natural environment, ride through beautiful backroads through the mountains and mingle with the locals. Certainly an experience you don’t want to miss!
If you are part of a Cycling Club and wish to book a Cycling Holidays Abroad and include specific Things to do in Portugal Algarve. Contact us with your idea. We will arrange personalized programs for you and your team.
Day 1 - Arrival in Albufeira
Transfer with MegaSport from Faro Airport (or train/bus station) to the hotel in Albufeira, place where you will begin the journey.
Day 2 - From Albufeira to Faro (through Salir)
With a route characterized by quiet trails, scroll up this path with a magnificent natural surroundings and typical country side customs.
Day 3 - From Faro to Tavira (through Cachopo)
Cycling mostly through the Hills of the Algarve, let yourself be involved into the different landscapes and traditions as the practice of weaving and wood crafts and basketry, gastronomy, among others.
Day 4 - From Tavira to Tavira (through Vila Real de Santo António)
Cycling along the hills this route offers exceptional views in Guadiana River, through historical city of Tavira and ancient fishing villages.
Day 5 - Return to Faro
Private departure transfer with MegaSport from Tavira to the airport. Or stay a few more extra nights in the unique region of the Algarve.
More than 270 km of spectacular and challenging tracks.
This program takes place in quieter roads, conquered by the sound of nature, and with a view to pleasing safety and well-being.
80 – 120 Km
30 – 50 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.
Plane – You can book your airfare directly to Faro Airport or Lisbon Airport (with any connection to Faro by Bus or Train).
Characteristics of the route
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4 nights’ accommodation in 4* hotels with breakfast (may be subject to change due to availability)
- Arrival transfer from Faro or from Albufeira (airport, train station, bus terminal or any other location of your choice) to the hotel in Albufeira
- Departure transfer from Tavira to Faro or Tavira (airport, train station, bus terminal or any other location of your choice)
- Luggage transfer
Road bicycle full carbon
2 Bottles of water per bicycle
- Standard pedals or Fitting pedals (SPD, SPDSL, LOOK, KEO)
- Travel pack per booking
- Clean & Safe Kit (1 certified reusable mask, 1 pair of gloves and 1 bottle of alcohol-gel)
Travel pack included:
- Hotel vouchers
- 1 Garmin GPS with route files per bicycle
- 1 Set of puncture repair kit for each two bikes
- 1 Lock for each two bikes
- Information on the social and community rules and rules for preventing COVID-19, in force in Portugal
- Information about the Clean & Safe protocol and rules
*Half board p. person (HB - 4 dinners) = 150€
- Arrival transfer from other locations: on request
*Arrival Clean & Safe transfer from Faro (airport, train station, bus terminal or any other location of your choice) to the hotel in Albufeira: in a light vehicle up to 5 seats (max. 2 persons) = 40€ | in a light vehicle up to 9 seats (max. 4 persons) = 50€
*Arrival Clean & Safe transfer from Albufeira (train station, bus terminal or any other location of your choice) to the hotel in Albufeira: in a light vehicle up to 5 seats (max. 2 persons) = 20€ | in a light vehicle up to 9 seats (max. 4 persons) = 30€
- Arrival Clean & Safe transfer from other locations: on request
- Departure transfer from other locations: on request
*Departure Clean & Safe transfer from Tavira to Faro (airport, train station, bus terminal or any other location of your choice): in a light vehicle up to 5 seats (max. 2 persons) = 40€ | in a light vehicle up to 9 seats (max. 4 persons) = 60€
- Departure Clean & Safe transfer from other locations: on request
*Easter - 35€ p. person for double room and 60€ for single room - 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th April
*New year - 35€ p. person for double room and 60€ for single room - 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st December 2022 and 1st January 2023
*Christmas Eve dinner p. person (when booking a package HB) - 24th December: 40€
*Christmas Eve dinner p. person (when booking a package BB) - 24th December: 60€
*Christmas dinner p.person (when booking a package HB) - 25th December: 40€
*Christmas dinner p.person (when booking a package BB) - 25th December: 60€
*New Year's Eve dinner p. person (when booking a package HB) - 31st December: 120€
*New Year's Eve dinner p. person (when booking a package BB) - 31st December: 150€
For cycling clubs and teams we have available tailor made programs. Contact us with your idea.