Grade

Moderate

When

All year round

Accommodation

4* Hotels

Price 4* Hotel

From €850

Bike hire

Carbon road

Daily Distance Long

80-120 km

Daily Distance Short

30-50 Km

From: 850

Description

Algarve road cycling holiday

Algarve road cycling holiday Sagres-Tavira. Self guided 8 days – 7 nights.
Every day all year round. The tour is available in a short and long version. For guided tours send an email to info@cycleclassictours.com

Also available 5 days – 4 nights Albufeira – Tavira and 4 days – 3 nights Faro – Tavira send an email to info@cycleclassictours.com

For guided tours for groups, cycling clubs and teams we can tailor any program!
More than 550 km (340 miles) of spectacular and challenging tracks.

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Self guided Algarve road cycling Tour on road bike

This Algarve road cycling holiday features many highlights. Nice rides will take you through the breath taking landscapes of the Algarve. The beauty of the Southwest Algarve and Vicentine Coast Natural Park are superb and it’s excellent for road biking. The Algarve region is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine, the Algarve offers excellent temperatures to enjoy cycling at any time of year. Average temperatures vary between 15 degrees in January until the 30 degrees in August and 20 degrees in November. More than 550 km (340 miles) of spectacular and challenging tracks. This program leads you along the Algarve coastline and into the backyards over quiet roads and through typical small villages in the hilly hinterland.

Cycle on your first cycle day the region of Sagres and cycle over quit roads in the hills of the magnificent Vicentine Coast Natural Park. From here you cycle the next 3 days through country roads. From cycling through the country roads you’ll cycle the hills of the Algarve with an beautiful view of the coast. On the last cycling day there is an Tavira loop ride which will let you see all the best of Tavira. So jump on your road bike and discover the Algarve on two wheels!

The fascinating view upon the Algarve coast together with the typicality’s of the local towns and villages

  • Explore the typical Algarve traditions
  • Discover incredible landscapes over the coast and the mountains
  • Cross Portuguese traditional villages and towns through the Algarve region
  • Savour the gastronomic local specialities of the Algarve
  • Charming 4* Hotels
  • Visit “Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina”
  • The Historical city of Lagos owns a remarkable place in Portuguese history.
  • Tavira is a beautiful historic coastal town and it’s only 20 km from the Spanish border
Day 1
Check in
Check in from 13.00 in your hotel in Sagres. For those who want to have an airport pick up please contact us. After your arrival, you get an introduction and description of the tour; any question will be welcome! After the briefing you'll store your bikes or take a look at the bikes you may have rented.
Day 2
Sagres to Lagos
On your first cycling day you start from the beautiful town of Sagres. The region of Sagres has a wonderful "Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina" (Algarve Southwest natural park and the Vicentina coast), the Saint Vicent Cape is the furthest western point of Europe. Today you’ll cycle over quite roads in the hills of the magnificent Vicentine Coast Natural Park.
  • Long Version
  • Distance: 103.85 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 358 m
  • Minimum elevation: 7 m
  • Ascent: 967 m
  • Descent: 978 m
Short Version
  • Distance: 59.60 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 102 m
  • Minimum elevation: 8 m
  • Ascent: 579 m
  • Descent: 591 m
Day 3
Lagos to Portimão
You can start the day with visiting the historical city of Lagos, which is a remarkable place in Portuguese history. Today your will cross the Valleys and typical quiet countryside roads of the Algarve with the impressive Monchique Mountains, the highest point of the Algarve.
  • Long version
  • Distance: 94.86 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 878 m
  • Minimum elevation: 0 m
  • Ascent: 1.436 m
  • Descent: 1.419 m
Short Version
  • Distance: 66.30 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 491 m
  • Minimum elevation: -7 m
  • Ascent: 889 m
  • Descent: 866 m
Day 4
Portimão to Albufeira
Another day of the beaten track. Today you’ll continue cycling over the quiet country roads through small villages with their traditional cafes where you can taste all kinds of Portuguese delicatessen and of course the typical products of the Algarve. Stop for a coffer in São Bartolomeu de The countryside around Messines is lush and green with fruit trees galore on both sides of the roads - there are also lots of roadside stalls selling fruit along the way.
  • Long - Short
  • Distance: 65.99 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 181 m
  • Minimum elevation: 8 m
  • Ascent: 444 m
  • Descent: 428 m
Day 5
Albufeira to Faro
The town of Albufeira is the major resort town in the Algarve this "once upon a time" fishing village has expanded and now has over 15,000 permanent residents. There are plenty of bars. You can find many good sandy beaches. The backyards of Albufeira are easy going and with the fascinating view upon the Algarve coast with the typical local towns and villages express some of the most wonderful cycling experiences you will never forget! You will cycle trough the town of Salir with the white charming houses surrounded by olive an almond trees.
  • Long Version
  • Distance: 118.70 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 608 m
  • Minimum elevation: 40 m
  • Ascent: 1.831 m
  • Descent: 1.835 m
Short Version
  • Distance: 71.27 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 302 m
  • Minimum elevation: 18 m
  • Ascent: 775 m
  • Descent: 801 m
Day 6
Faro to Tavira
Today's ride is mostly through the Hills of the Algarve. Leaving Faro you are soon cycling on quiet country roads heading inland. You will cycle trough Cachopo which has the biggest parish with almost 200,00km2 s. It’s a very traditional village that is well known for the production of honey, wool and cork. The production of cork which is taken from the Cork Oak are harvested every 9 years.
  • Long Version
  • Distance: 114.51 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 523 m
  • Minimum elevation: 3 m
  • Ascent: 1.489 m
  • Descent: 1.478 m
Short Version
  • Distance: 68.08 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 329 m
  • Minimum elevation: 4 m
  • Ascent: 629 m
  • Descent: 621 m
Day 7
Tavira Loopride
Tavira is a beautiful historic coastal town and only 20km away from the Spanish border. Tavira's main point of reference is the Gilão River and its Roman pedestrian bridge. Most of the city's tourist attractions are on the south side of the bridge, including what remains of the ancient city walls and Castle. Today you will cycle a nice loop ride through Vila Real de Santo António along the splendid hills of the Algarve. The town of Vila Real de Stº António is situated on the Rio Guadiana. The river splits the Algarve from Spain. If you stand eastern side of Vila Real you can see the Spanish coastline and the bridge over the river that connects the town to Ayamonte in Spain.
  • Long Version
  • Distance: 129.72 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 380 m
  • Minimum elevation: 9 m
  • Ascent: 1.788 m
  • Descent: 1.788 m
Short Version
  • Distance: 65.25 km
  • Maximum Elevation: 382 m
  • Minimum elevation: 9 m
  • Ascent: 1.049 m
  • Descent: 1.049 m
Day 8
Departure
End of the program with optional transfer to Faro airport or to another location of your choice.



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Prices Jan-Feb-Mar-Nov-Dec
  • Double room per person € 850 -Single charge € 305
Prices April-May-Oct 
  • Double room per person € 950 - Single charge € 420
Prices Jun-Sept
  • Double room per person € 1250 - Single charge € 650
Prices July-August
  • Double room per person € 1450 -Single charge € 850
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  • 7 nights lodging in a 4* hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome briefing and information about the tour day
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Carbon road bike
  • Bike fitting
  • Helmet
  • Travel pack per booking
  • Standard pedals or Fitting pedals (SPD, SPDSL, LOOK; KEO)
Travel pack included:
  • Hotel vouchers
  • 1 Garmin GPS with route files per bike
  • 1 set of puncture repair kit each two bikes
  • 1 lock for each two bikes
  • Half Board 7 dinners € 260
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Airport transfers Faro-Sagres € 100 1-4 persons
  • Airport transfer Tavira - Faro airport € 40 1-4 persons
  • Easter-Christmas-New Years day supplements

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