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Cycling holidays Portugal discover amazing Algarve

Portugal bike tours are warm weather, beautiful blue skies, amazing scenery and quiet cycling roads waiting to be explored. 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 secret cycling destination!

The Algarve is positioned in the south of the country the ideal Portugal cycling holiday location with perfect cycling terrain. 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 destination for your luxury bike trip to escape by bike and soak up the atmosphere of the alluring Algarve.

Cycling Holidays Portugal

Portugal bike tours are all about great hospitality and the 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 luxury cycling holiday escape!

The pace and routes 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 Tours.

Looking for more of a challenge?

Training CampsEnjoy longer rides in stunning Portugal with more challenging terrain, take a look at the endurance and climbing routes on offer.

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Luxury Bike Trip

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Experienced Cycling Guides & Support Vehicle

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Comfortable – 50 km/31 mi per day

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Rides Only:
Without Accommodation $2305 per person
Premium Tour:
3* Hotel Accommodation $2695 per person
4* Hotel Accommodation $2781 per person

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Request a private, customised version of this tour for yourself or cycling group.

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Portimao, Portugal

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September – June

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Small Group Size

4 to 8 people

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Single room – $233
Bike hire – $400
Half board – $215
Non-cycling partner – $2552

Unpack Once, Ride Everyday

Portugal cycling tours perfect warm weather cycling in the Algarve!

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.  The town of Portimao and beaches of Praia da Rocha are the ideal location for your luxury Portugal bike trip.  Surrounded by rocky coastline, beautiful beaches and the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean, and the natural interior squeezed between the Serra Monchique Mountains and the sea.
With a mild winter climate, breathtaking views, small fishing villages, white painted houses dotted throughout the landscape. This is the perfect cycling destination to escape by bike and soak up the atmosphere of the ‘Alluring Algarve’ Portugal.

The week we spent in the Algarve with Practice Bicycle Tours, Paul and Bridget was an unforgettable adventure. Riding through the Algarve is a treasure you must all experience. The different scenery around every corner is amazing from the storks nests to the little farmers market gardens right up to the beautiful ocean views. The ride up to Aljezur was the most challenging yet most rewarding and this whole experience will be one we will never forget. As hosts to Non Cyclists they were second to none. The sightseeing, pottery visits, orange grove experience, the coffee stops with the pastel de natas and the amazing lunches where we joined our partners eating fresh seafood, the black beer and the jugs of sangria, we will long remember.
Testimonial by C.TOVO & R.MOGRIDGE – AUSTRALIA
C.TOVO & R.MOGRIDGE – AUSTRALIA

Dates & Price

Below are all our Portugal Bike Tours – Natural Algarve trip small-group departures, to enquire about joining our tours, click the “Enquire Now” button next to the tour date.

Low Season

2022
  • 05 November — 10 November Book Now Enquire
  • 03 December — 08 December Book Now Enquire
2023
  • 04 February — 09 February Enquire
  • 04 March — 09 March Book Now Enquire

Mid Season

2023

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Portugal cycling tours can be arranged for your groups travel dates, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a custom Natural Algarve bike trip!

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Natural Algarve Cycling Itinerary

Portugal cycling tours offer daily rides of 55-65km/34-40mi ideal for the leisure cyclist , register above to reserve your place.
Arrival Day in the Algarve Portugal – Rocha Praia Mar
Arrival Time: Midday
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 20km/12mi
Arrival Day in Portugal and welcome to your Portugal bike trip – Natural Algarve cycling adventures!
Check in to your accommodation and enjoy a relaxing day at the hotel and should time permit we will enjoy a first ride together on the roads of the sunny Algarve.
Spectacular panoramic views await you with a relaxing bike ride route that show cases the iconic and famous Algarvian landscape, Rocha Praia Mar (Rocks Beach Sea) follow the Arade river to the quaint fishing village of Ferragudo. Amazing contrasting sights of this region, that of tourism and one of the many traditional natural pastimes of fishing.
Portugal Bike Trip - Praia de Monte Clérigo
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 60km/37mi
From one Atlantic Coast to the other as we ride across this amazing country from the south coast to the west coast, not forgetting to stop for a coffee break and a pastel da nata. This traditional Portuguese tart will keep the legs turning until lunch time!
Continuing our ride over the small climb, passing the giant wind turbines only adds to the contrast of cycling in the Natural Algarve of Portugal. Almost at the Moorish town of Aljezur with its small castle – ‘castello’ perched on the hilltop and we can smell the Ocean; with one final push on the pedals the endless spectacle of the Atlantic Coast awaits you.
This secret paradise of the undiscovered Portugal is a picture postcard beach and our great lunch spot on the beach and don’t forget to bring your swim wear if you want to put your toe in the full force of the Atlantic Ocean, Don’t worry we’ll hold the towels!
Portugal Bike Trip – Silves
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 55km/34mi
The Natural Algarve is full of diversity from the Atlantic Coast to the interior citrus farms, the Silves ride route has it all. Riding these comfortable roads makes for the perfect choice of terrain for your leisurely cycling vacation with our first destination one of the many coastal delights, great to rest our legs and admire the spectacular ocean views.
This bike ride among endless orange trees with its surrounding green and orange landscapes against the backdrop of the blue sky is so relaxing, and with the wind on your back, life with Practice Bicycle is pure escapism. These citrus farms produce the best tasting oranges in the world and are grown in abundance around our destination the medieval town of Silves and 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 and the Natural Algarve.
Portugal Bike Trip - Sagres
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 54km/33mi
Our ride today is to the edge of the world, the most south westerly point of Europe to be more accurate!
Portugal bike trips – Natural Algarve cycling adventures 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.
This area is also 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.
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 you arrive in Sagres it feels like you have ridden off the edge of Europe with the dramatic views and sounds of the cliffs meeting the Atlantic Ocean, it’s time to relax!
Portugal Bike Trip - Monchique
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 65km/40mi
The spectacular Serra de Monchique mountain range is our destination today, a complete contrast to the tourism of the Atlantic coast line as we ride among the trees and rocky landscape of the Natural Algarve.
Enjoy turning the pedals at the perfect pace, your pace on our final Practice Bicycle cycling adventure together as we enjoy the tranquility of these secret cycling roads, with many rural sights from a time often forgotten.
With our gem restaurant lunch hidden in the trees, we’ll certainly have an appetite as we pedal upwards onto the amazing shelf of Monchique. Spectacular views of Portimao and the coast are worth every pedal stroke!
The town of Monchique is a wonderful authentic small town in the mountain, from a previous time with its traditions of wood production and hearty food is often a favourite with all our guests.
This is a great day of cycling in the Natural Algarve and deserves a great reward with a local mountain feast restaurant lunch spot and perfect panoramic views.
Departure Day from the Algarve Portugal
Departure Time: Midday
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, Portugal cycling tours are a discovery of the Natural Algarve exploring with comfortable daily rides perfect for the leisure cyclist.

Each cycling route is 55 – 65km/34 – 40mi 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.

Portugal cycling holidays with the Natural Algarve rides itinerary are designed for the leisure cyclist at a relaxed pace with rides of 55 – 65km/34 – 40mi each day.
If you are more of an avid regular bike rider looking for a great week of challenging or epic rides to improve your cycling including the opportunity for professional coaching advice during your Portugal cycling vacation, then consider our winter and spring training camps.

If you are looking for a challenge with your next cycling vacation take a look at our Challenging Bike Tours category, with fantastic cycling opportunities in superb destinations including, Australia, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and the the French Alps.

Algarve cycling holidays Portugal are full of many fabulous secrets from 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.

The Portugal bike trips offer 4* Hotel accommodation at Praia da Rocha, the ideal location to relax with your Portugal cycling holiday.
Depending on availability, we recommend the following for your stay, 4* Tivoli Marina Portimao Resort, 4* Jupiter Algarve Hotel and 4* Jupiter Marina Hotel. Should you prefer to stay in the heart of Portimao, we also offer the 3* Whe Hotel this quality, modern hotel amongst all amenities.

Tivoli Marina Portimao Algarve Resort 4 Star          Jupiter Algarve Hotel 4 Star Praia da Rocha          Jupiter Marina Hotel Couples & Spa          WHE Hotel Portimao Algarve

Absolutely! Algarve cycling holidays Portugal are about complete flexibility.  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.
What’s Included:
* 4 restaurant lunches on route each day
* 4 superb fully guided comfortable rides tailored for your enjoyment throughout the tour
* Spectacular 60km 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
* Unique experience, lots of fun, memories of a lifetime!

The Natural Algarve cycling itinerary is an amazing selection of choice bike routes of 55 – 65km/34 – 40mi each day exploring the very best sights and delights of the alluring Algarve in every direction.
Practice Bicycle Tours have developed over 70+ routes in the Algarve for riders of all levels take a look at the detailed itinerary above for what is waiting for you on your Portugal cycling holiday.

Our Algarve cycling holidays Portugal offer a package for those who just want to do a little sightseeing 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!

Portugal cycling holidays are in the perfect cycling destination the town of  Portimao / Praia da Rocha 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 Portimao / 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)

‘Unpack Once, Ride Everyday’
The one location, one hotel cycling experience is the brain child of Bridget (Owner/Operator).  On retiring from professional cycling it was the pure pleasure of cycling that evolved the proven PB formula of one location.  To include everything enjoyable and removing the less pleasurable is our goal of your perfect cycling holiday experience.

Packing and Unpacking each day was tiring, stressful and time consuming. With insufficient time to relax, enjoy and experience the unique location before it was time to move on again.
With a life spent discovering the very best locations to Practice Bicycle, including endless ride options exploring in every direction all from the one hotel.
Experience the very best cycling of your life when you Unpack Once, Ride Everyday!

For your added convenience we have quality carbon road bikes as an optional extra available to you with your Portugal Bike Tour.
Many of our guests prefer their own bikes for maximum cycling pleasure. Should logistics and travel arrangements make this too difficult then our bike hire is the perfect solution.
Depending on availability and size we have several brands available including Sensa, Focus, KTM carbon road bikes are recent models with Shimano Ultegra or 105 componentry. For a more leisurely approach the Touring/Trekking Mens & Ladies bikes are also available.

Sensa Guilia Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50, 34 x 11-29          Focus Izalco Max Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50, 34 x 11-29                  KTM Revelator Ultegra Disc Carbon Shimano 11s Hydraulic Disc Brakes 50, 34 x 11-28 Mavic Wheels           Touring Trekking Mens Bike Shimano Deore groupset 24 speed Shimano Hydraulic Disk Brakes          Touring Trekking Ladies Bike Shimano Deore groupset 24 speed Shimano Hydraulic Disk Brakes

Your Premium ‘Portugal Bike Trip’ includes:

  • 5 nights 4* or 3* Hotel Accommodation overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or the Arade River
  • 5 buffet breakfasts ideal start to a great day of cycling
  • 4 gem restaurant lunches on route each day, the best flavours of the Algarve
  • 5 superb fully guided comfortable rides tailored for your enjoyment throughout the tour
  • Spectacular 60km 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
  • Unique experience, lots of fun, memories of a lifetime!
  • Transfers from Faro International Airport (Portugal) to your hotel midday tour arrival / departure days

Portugal Bike Trip Natural Algarve Highlights:

  • Amazing Rocha Praia Mar (Rocks Beach Sea)
  • Ferragudo charming fishing village with delightful harbor
  • Visit charming Silves including the Medieval Castle
  • Cape St. Vincent, Sagres the southwestern point of Portugal and of Europe.
  • Arroz de Lingueirao (clams & rice) for Lunch anyone!
  • Panoramic Serra de Monchique traditional Portuguese mountain 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 the Wild Atlantic Ocean
  • The citrus grove a sea of orange and green simply stunning
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