Amazing Natural Algarve Bike Trip

The Natural Algarve Bike Trip is a European cycling secret: it’s the perfect Portugal bike tour destination with warm weather, beautiful blue skies, amazing scenery and quiet roads to explore. Our Natural Algarve bike trip allows you to experience life at a slower more relaxed pace and immerse yourself in the authentic alluring Algarve of Portugal. Experience an amazing value premium small group bike tour opportunity in the new cycling destination!

Algarve is positioned in the south of Portugal, an enchanting place where time has stopped, and you can escape the hustle and bustle of modern-day life stresses. A land surrounded by rocky coastline, beautiful beaches and the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean. With the interior landscape squeezed between the Serra Monchique Mountains and the ocean with a mild winter climate, breathtaking views, small fishing villages, and white painted houses dotted throughout the landscape. This is the perfect place to escape by bicycle and soak up the atmosphere of the alluring Algarve.

The hospitality and friendly nature of the unique people of the Algarve along with the secret hidden gems on offer each day only discovered by bike and not found in any guidebook only adds to the enjoyment of this cycling holiday escape!

The pace and route each day are tailored for you and suitable for all cycling abilities, these comfortable routes are designed with all the skills of a local cyclist that lives it, including our intimate detailed knowledge of the area.  A unique cycling experience that can only be found on all the Practice Bicycle Bike Tours.

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Signature Bike Trip

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Comfortable – 40 km – 50 km/day

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Gold: 4* Marina Resort Accommodation,
$2508 per person
Silver: 3* Hotel Accommodation,
$2341 per person
Bronze: Rides Only, no Accommodation,
$1893 per person

Or make it custom, from $2641 per person

Location

Portimao, Portugal

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October -May

Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

Group Size

2 to 8 people

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Single room – $500
Bike hire – $400
Half board – $240
Non-cycling partner – $2137

Non-cycling partner?

That's ok, we cater to non-cyclists too!

Don’t miss out on a holiday with your partner, just because you do not cycle. We offer a package for those who just want to do a little sight-seeing and catch up with their cycling partner during the day!  Relax on the beach or enjoy the daily sights of the Alluring Algarve from the comfort of the support vehicle. All with the full support of your own local guide, regular stops to explore and to catch up with your cycling partner, culminating with a unique Portuguese Lunch spot each day. …come and relax in the authentic natural Algarve, Portugal!

Thank you VERY much for the exceptional tour of the Algarve! Your cycling expertise, local knowledge, love of nature and terrific people skills once again made our tour so memorable that we look forward to another trip!
In addition to great guided rides with helpful cycling tips, the lunches/dinner at authentic local restaurants and the after cycling tour to points of interest in the spectacular coast and inland Algarve was just perfect! Your love for and knowledge of the sport and your friendly, outgoing selves are the best! Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you again!
Testimonial by A&M Davis – USA
A&M Davis – USA

Departure Dates

We run our Natural Algarve bike trip between October and May. Below are all our scheduled small-group departures, to enquire about joining our tours, click the “Enquire Now” button next to the tour date.

2019
  • 25 November — 01 December Enquire
2020
  • 08 February — 14 February Book Now Enquire
  • 03 April — 09 April Book Now Enquire

Looking for specific dates?

If you want to travel on different dates, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a custom Natural Algarve bike trip!

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Itinerary

Don’t miss out on the alluring Algarve enquire above to reserve your place.
Arrival Day in the Algarve – ‘Rocha Praia Mar’
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 20km/12mi
Ascent 100m/330ft
ARRIVAL TIME: Midday
INCLUSIONS: Faro Airport (Portugal) Hotel Transfer, Welcome Drinks & Dinner
NON-CYCLING GUEST: Share the spectacular tour day with a visit to the quaint little town of Ferragudo
Arrival Day in Portugal and welcome to your Portugal Bike Tours Natural Algarve! Check in to your accommodation and enjoy a relaxing day at the hotel and should time permit we will enjoy a first ride on the roads of the Algarve together.
Spectacular panoramic views await you with a relaxing bike ride along the Rocha Praia Mar (Rocks Beach Sea) and alongside the River Arade. Show casing the contrasts of this region, that of tourism and the traditional past time of fishing.
This evening enjoy welcome drinks together followed by a traditional Portuguese dinner.

Highlights:
 17th century sea fort – Forte da Santa Catarina
 Lighthouse lookout Farol da Ponta da Altar
 Ferragudo charming fishing village with delightful harbor

Sagres Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 54km/34mi
Ascent 450m/1500ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lunch on the tip of Europe
NON-CYCLING GUEST: Hidden gems East to West with a visit to the end of the world!
Our ride today is to the edge of the world, the most south westerly point of Europe to be more accurate!
Algarve bike tours explore in all directions which makes any visit totally amazing and today is no different as we are heading to Cape St Vincent. It’s undulating terrain following the coastline with a great café stop on route at one of our favorite quaint coastal villages, full of whitewashed buildings and incredible views.
As you can imagine strong winds blow on the peninsula and we will be hoping for a calm day in search of our idyllic lunch at the tip of Europe. Once we arrive in Sagres it feels like we have ridden off the edge of Europe with the dramatic views of the cliffs meeting the Atlantic Ocean!

Highlights:
 Cape St Vincent Lighthouse South Westerly Point of Europe
 Picture postcard fishing village Burgau
 Dramatic views of the Atlantic coast

Silves Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 40km/25mi
Ascent 260m/850ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lunch by the Castle
NON-CYCLING GUEST: Time has stopped today enjoy exploring the cobbled streets of Silves
The natural Algarve is full of diversity with your Silves bike tour route we follow the River Arade inland and head East on the flat roads of this amazing choice of terrain and perfect for riding. Passing the Odelouca Valley the nesting home of many native birds including the giant gliders in the sky the storks with their huge nests precariously built on treetops, power lines and roof tops. The Odelouca river is also very important to the citrus farms which produce the best tasting oranges in the world and are grown in abundance around our destination the medieval town of Silves and also our wonderful lunch spot today.
The town of Silves was once the ancient capital of the Algarve with its impressive castle of huge red bricks. With the Portuguese flag flapping high above the towers against the big blue sky it is a wonderful sight, explore the cobbled streets and enjoy the infectious relaxed pace of life that is synonymous with our Portugal bike tours.

Highlights:
 Visit the ancient town of Silves and the magnificent castle
 Fruit of the Algarve Citrus Rows of Green and Orange cover the landscape

Alvor Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 50km/31mi
Ascent 400m/1300ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Fishing Village Lunch
NON-CYCLING GUEST: Visit the picturesque fishing village of Alvor and stroll the boardwalk.
Quiet roads take us into the folds of this fabulous cycling landscape and through the farming communities and the alluring natural Algarve. Whether its black pigs, wild birds or the native flowers this landscape is just perfect for leisure cycling.
Take a café break in the village with the locals before we head towards one of the Algarve’s loveliest little fishing villages Alvor, not only the perfect lunch spot, also a great end to fabulous cycling day in Portugal.

Highlights:
 Algarve’s interior landscape, waves of land replace the waves of the sea
 Moorish Village of Alvor, whitewashed houses & river estuary
 Arroz de Lingueirao (clams & rice) for Lunch anyone!

Monchique Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 50km/31mi
Ascent 460m/1500ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Monchique Lunch
NON-CYCLING GUEST: Enjoy one of the natural treasures of the Algarve the township of Monchique
The spectacular Serra de Monchique mountain range is our destination today, a complete contrast to the tourism of the Atlantic coast line as we head interior among the trees and rocky landscape.
Enjoy turning the pedals at an easy pace the perfect start to our day, look out on route for the nests of the native storks, perched in some amazing locations a popular tourist attraction!
The gentle slopes wind up through the trees passing Caldas de Monchique the spa village well known for its mineral waters and health benefits. Arriving in the town of Monchique, this wonderful authentic small town from a previous time with its traditions of wood production and hearty food is a favorite with all our guests.
This is a great day of cycling in the Natural Algarve and deserves a great reward with a local mountain restaurant lunch spot and perfect panoramic views.

Highlights:
 Spectacular Panoramic views to the coast
 Serra Monchique forested mountain range township
 Abundance of Nature, Pine Trees, Cork Oaks, Eucalyptus and Chestnut trees.
 Traditional Mountain Lunch

Armacao de Pera Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 50km/31mi
Ascent 350m/1150ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lunch on the Beach
NON-CYCLING GUEST: Share the spectacular tour day enjoy Portugal’s world class beaches
Rolling along among endless Orange trees this surrounding green and orange landscape against the backdrop of the blue sky is so relaxing, and with the wind on your back life on a bike is pure escapism.
As the appetite grows, a coffee and Pastel da Nata (Portuguese Tart) are never far away on the Practice Bicycle cycling adventures with your Portugal bike tours experience. Relax in the square just like a local in the town of Lagoa and watch life pass you by at a slower pace before we continue our leisurely ride towards the coast and the wonderful sands of the Algarve beach.
Traditional fishing methods are still in use here today, with wooden fishing boats painted in bright colors moored on the sand what a perfect lunch spot right on the beach.

Highlights:
 Portugals finest beaches of Armacao de Pera
 Praia dos Pescadores (fishermen), traditional fishing boats still working today.
 Lunch on the beach surrounded by bright coloured fishing boats

Departure Day from the Algarve
DEPARTURE TIME: Midday
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Hotel – Faro Airport (Portugal) Transfer
This morning is your departure day from the Algarve and your support team will assist you with your onward travels with your midday transfer to Faro Airport. We look forward to seeing you and sharing great riding with you again soon ‘Tchau” from Practice Bicycle Tours.

We believe everyone can Practice Bicycle, this Natural Algarve Bike Trip explores with comfortable daily rides perfect for the leisure cyclist.

Each cycling route is 40 – 50km in distance each day with this specifically designed itinerary making your Portugal cycling vacation ideal for bike riders of all abilities, these tailored routes show case the natural beauty of the Algarve at a leisurely pace.

This trip is designed for the leisure cyclist at a relaxed pace with rides of 50km/31mi each day, if your looking for longer rides and more of a challenge take a look at the Atlantic Coast to Mountains tour which includes rides of greater distance and more challenging terrain of 80km/50mi each day.

If you are a serious bike rider looking for a great week of epic rides to improve your cycling including professional coaching advice during your cycling vacation, then consider our winter and summer training camps.

Portugal and the Algarve has many fabulous secrets from its famous Porches Pottery to the best Oranges in the world, they have to be eaten to be believed!

Here is just a small selection of what awaits you off the bike when visiting the Algarve: Amazing beaches for the perfect stroll, Spa treatments of the Ocean and Mountains, Shopping favorites Cotton and Linen, Leather products handbags and shoes, Wine tasting and Great local Restaurants and last but not least the Serra Monchique mountains and many traditional white washed towns and villages.

We have a choice of accommodation packages to suit all budgets and tastes when you relax with your Natural Algarve Bike Trip.

From handpicked 4* accommodation, the Tivoli Marina Portimao Resort. These are quality studios within a nautical complex on the River Arade and a short 400m walk to the Beach and Restaurants.
Alternatively 3* Hotel Globo Portimao accommodation in the center of Portimao, close to shops and restaurants.

Absolutely! Choose our Rides Only package with no accommodation or additional services to enjoy great cycling with the Natural Algarve bike trip.
Each day join the Practice Bicycle Team at a convenient meeting point in Portimao, just like you would for a ride back home.  Fully escorted and supported on the Natural Algarve cycling adventures including restaurant lunch each day.

The Natural Algarve itinerary is an amazing selection of choice bike routes of 40 – 50km each day exploring the very best sights and delights of the alluring Algarve. Practice Bicycle has developed 70+ routes in Algarve for riders of all levels take a look at the detailed itinerary above for what is waiting for you on your Natural Algarve bike trip.

As a Non Cycling guest you experience all the sights and delights on offer of the alluring Natural Algarve at a less energetic pace from the comfort of the support vehicle.
Our local support team will share with you culture and villages on route whilst catching up with your cycling partner at regular intervals including restaurant lunch stops together.

The destination for your Portugal bike tour is the town of  Portimao in the ‘Alluring Algarve’.
The closest airport is Faro Airport (Portugal) situated in the south of Portugal and serviced by many low cost European airlines including Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2.com.
Shuttle transfer services operate between the airport and Praia da Rocha.

For international guests arriving in Lisbon (Portugal) you have a choice of connecting flights to Faro Airport or alternatively public transport train or coach service to Portimao, in addition amazing value car rental companies are also available with all of these options allow for a 3hr travel time.

It is also possible to fly to Faro Airport (Portugal) via the following locations Lisbon (Portugal), Frankfurt (Germany),  Dublin (Ireland), London Gatwick (UK), Oslo (Norway), Amsterdam (Holland), Geneva (Switzerland)

Your ‘Natural Algarve Bike Trip’ includes:

  • Transfers from Faro International Airport (Portugal) to your accommodation midday tour arrival / departure days
  • 6 nights Hotel Accommodation
  • 6 buffet breakfasts overlooking the River Arade
  • Welcome drinks & dinner in one of Portugal’s specialty Restaurants
  • 5 restaurant lunches on route each day
  • 6 superb fully guided comfortable rides tailored for your enjoyment throughout the tour
  • Spectacular 50km routes show casing the Natural Algarve shimmering coastline and interior landscape
  • Highly experienced professional cycling guide who knows the local spots
  • Vehicle Support & ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance
  • Sports drinks & bike food for each ride
  • Complimentary Natural Algarve Bike Tour welcome pack.
  • Unique experience, lots of fun, memories of a lifetime!

Natural Algarve Bike Trip Highlights:

  • Amazing Rocha Praia Mar (Rocks Beach Sea)
  • Ferragudo charming fishing village with delightful harbor
  • Cape of St Vincent lighthouse & Atlantic coast-line
  • Picture postcard white coastal village of Burgau
  • Visit charming Silves including the Medieval Castle
  • The charm of Algarve fishing village of Alvor
  • Arroz de Lingueirao (clams & rice) for Lunch anyone!
  • Panoramic Serra de Monchique traditional Portuguese lunch
  • Abundance of Nature, Pine Trees, Cork Oaks, Eucalyptus and Chestnut trees.
  • Praia dos Pescadores (fishermen), traditional fishing boats still working today.
  • Lunch on the beach surrounded by bright colored fishing boats
  • The citrus grove a sea of orange and green simply stunning