Portugal Bike Tours Leisure Cycling

Discover Europe's Cycling Secret

Portugal Bike Tours are warm weather, beautiful blue skies, amazing scenery, and quiet cycling roads waiting to be explored. This Portugal 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!

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.

Portugal Bike Trips

Portugal Bike Tours are all about great hospitality and the friendly nature of the unique people, 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 leisure 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 knows every bend in the road with an 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 Cycling Challenge?

Training CampsEnjoy longer rides in stunning Portugal with more challenging terrain, take a look at the ALGARVE TRAINING rides on offer.

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Leisure Bike Trip

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PB Cycling Guides & Support Vehicle

Small Group

4 Guests

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Comfortable 55km / 34mi per day

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Premium Tour:
4* Hotel Accommodation AUD $3939 pp
4* Marina Accommodation AUD $3869 pp
Rides Only:
Without Accommodation AUD $3484 pp

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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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November – May

Duration

5 Nights / 6 Days

Distance

250km / 155mi

Elevation

2,100m / 7,000ft

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Single Room – AUD $456
Half Board – AUD $236
Bike Hire – AUD $400

Unpack Once, Ride Everyday

Portugal bike tours perfect leisure cycling!

The town of Portimao and beaches of Praia da Rocha are the ideal location for your leisure 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.
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.
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 Carol & Ray – AUSTRALIA
Carol & Ray – AUSTRALIA

Dates & Price

Below are all our Portugal Bike Tours small-group departures, to join our tours click the “Book Now” button next to the tour date.

Mid Season

High Season

2024
  • 19 October — 24 October Book Now Enquire

Low Season

2024
  • 09 November — 14 November Book Now Enquire
  • 07 December — 12 December Enquire

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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 bike trip!

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Natural Algarve Cycling Itinerary

Portugal bike tours offer daily rides of 55-65km/34-40mi ideal for the leisure cyclist, register above to reserve your place.
Portugal Bike Trip
Arrival Day in Portimao / Praia da Rocha
Welcome to your Portugal Bike Trip – Natural Algarve cycling adventures!
Your private transfer will collect you this afternoon and take you from Faro Airport (Portugal) to your hotel in Praia da Rocha on the Algarve Coast. Once checked in to your hotel accommodation enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the spectacular Rocha Praia Mar (Rocks Beach Ocean) Algarve coastline as your backdrop.
This evening we welcome you in style with dinner of local Algarve tastes.
Portugal Bike Trip
Praia de Monte Clérigo
Comfortable Ride Route
Distance 60km/37mi
Elevation 600m/2000ft
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
Elevation 400m/1300ft
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
Elevation 500m/1600ft
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
Elevation 500m/1600ft
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 your 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.
Portugal Bike Trip
Departure Day from Portimao / Praia da Rocha
This morning is your departure day from the Algarve and your support team will assist you with your onward travels with your transfer to Faro Airport. We look forward to seeing you and sharing great riding with you again soon ‘Tchau” from Practice Bicycle Tours.

Tour Arrival & Departure Meet Point: Faro Airport (Portugal).

Portugal Bike Trips operate from the town of Portimao / Praia da Rocha in the sunny Algarve. Your bike tour package includes a 3:00pm pick-up & 12:00 midday drop-off at Faro Airport (Portugal).

The closest airport to your Portugal Bike Trip is Faro Airport (Portugal) situated in the south of Portugal and serviced directly from Lisbon, Geneva, Paris, London, Dublin, Munich & Amsterdam by many airlines including EasyJetAer LingusBritish AirwaysTAP PortugalLufthansa and Ryanair.

For international guests arriving in the capital city Lisbon (Portugal), join Practice Bicycle Tours in the town of Portimao / Praia da Rocha by the following options:

Air Travel: Many major airlines operate international flights to Lisbon Airport (Portugal) including: EmiratesBritish AirwaysDeltaAer LingusUnitedAir Canada with connecting flights to Faro Airport (Portugal).

Bus Travel: Public bus transport operates between Lisbon Oriente and Portimao with a coach service from Rede Expressos and also Flixbus
(For ease with the Bus Service, we highly recommend a taxi ride 10mins from Lisbon Aiport to the bus depot to catch the connecting bus to Portimao).

Train Travel: Rail Service Network operates between Lisbon and Portimao
(Our recommendation Lisbon Oriente Station-Tunes change trains-Portimao approx travel time 5.30hrs)

Car Travel: Many worldwide Car Rental companies are also available and the A12 – A2 Portuguese motorway network will bring you directly to Portimao / Praia da Rocha.

The Portugal bike trips offer a choice of 4* Hotel / Marina Accommodation at Praia da Rocha, on the outskirts of the centre of Portimao, the ideal location to relax with your Portugal cycling vacation.

We highly recommend the 4* Jupiter Algarve Hotel this beachfront accommodation offering stunning views, with access to the beach and boardwalk. Conveniently located close to an endless choice of bars, restaurants & shops.

The 4* NH Marina Portimao Resort offers tranquility, superb relaxation in comfortable surrounds. The hotel offers a fantastic bar/restaurant to satisfy all tastes.

4* Jupiter Algarve Hotel

Jupiter Algarve Hotel Praia da Rocha 4 Star                Jupiter Algarve Hotel Praia da Rocha 4 Star Premium Sea View Room                Jupiter Algarve Hotel Praia da Rocha 4 Star A La Carte Buffet Breakfast

 

4* NH Marina Portimao Resort

NH Marina Portimao Resort 4 Star                  NH Marina Portimao Resort 4 Star Studio Marina Deck                NH Marina Portimao Resort 4 Star Buffet Breakfast 

In Portugal, you eat well!
Welcome to Portuguese Gastronomy a parade of delights!
It’s definitely worth the travel to the Portuguese lands just to taste the best of Southern Portugal’s cuisine…

Your Leisure Cycling Package includes a Welcome Drinks & Dinner and gem restaurant plentiful lunches on each days ride route, offering the very best local flavours of the Algarve from the coast to the mountains.
(Drinks are not included in the daily lunches on offer)

Your evenings are free to dine as you please, for your added convenience your 4*Resort / Hotel accommodation has brilliant restaurant offering dinner each evening also available to you with Half Board (dinner) as an Optional Extra with your package.

With a world of ‘individuality’ today, this is the perfect cycling tour for you to choose when to eat, what to eat and where to eat!
Whatever your preference, you will find a perfect choice of restaurant/pubs and cafes to satisfy all tastes! All within walking distance from your hotel (for the tired legs!)
Should you wish for dining suggestions, Practice Bicycle are happy to recommend some local favourites!

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 of 55 – 65km/34 – 40mi in distance, specifically designed with a variety of terrain, sights and delights.  This Natural Algarve Itinerary makes 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.

If you are more of an avid regular bike rider looking for a great week of challenging or epic rides during your Portugal cycling vacation, consider our
Algarve Cycling Tours or Altitude Cycling Trips Serra da Estrela Central Portugal

Our Challenging Bike Tours category offers fantastic cycling opportunities in superb destinations including, Australia, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and the French Alps.

Algarve Cycling Holidays Portugal are about complete flexibility.  You may prefer to organise your own stay, choose our Rides Only Package without accommodation 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 Itinerary.

What’s Included:
* Private transfers from Faro Airport(Portugal) to your hotel 3.00pm tour arrival / midday tour departure days.
* Welcome restaurant aperitivo + dinner the local flavours of the Algarve.
* 4 superb fully guided comfortable rides tailored for your enjoyment throughout the tour.
* 4 gem restaurant lunches on route each day the best flavours of the Algarve.
* The best guides are those who ride and who know the local spots.
* Local support person & support vehicle will be there for the ‘unforeseen’ to give confidence, encourage, enhance your bike trip.
* Cycling food is always available… every day is a new day to try a ‘um novo bolo português’ (new portuguese cake) every ride!
* Spectacular 60km routes show casing the Natural Algarve shimmering coastline and interior landscape.
* Unique experience, lots of fun, memories of a lifetime!

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 favourites 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.

‘Unpack Once, Ride Everyday’
The one location, one hotel cycling experience is the brainchild 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 is tiring, stressful and time consuming. With insufficient time to relax, enjoy and experience the unique location before it is 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 KTM carbon road bikes recent models with Shimano 105 or Ultegra componentry. For our guests who prefer ‘less effort’ but still love the pleasure of pedalling the KTM Machina Cross Trekking E-Bike will enhance your cycling experience for you to fully enjoy your Portugal Bike Trip.

KTM Revelator 3500 105 Carbon Shimano 105 11s Rim Brakes 50, 34 x 11-32          KTM Alto Elite Carbon Shimano Ultegra 11s Hydraulic Disc Brakes Mechanical Groupset 50, 34 x 11-32 Mavic Aksium Wheelset          KTM Machina Cross Trekking E-Bike wBosh engine 400WH Battery Shimano Altus groupset - 9 speed Shimano hydraulic disk brakes

Discerning Guest’s opinion on their Bike Riding & Spectating visit to the Algarve with Practice Bicycle Bike Tours…

We spent time as a family over xmas/new year period in Algarve Portugal, we are all extremely active and wanted an ‘active leisure experience’ biking, prefering to not be in hot weather, the cooler weather was perfect. Seeing the sights, tasting lots of delicious foods, from the hired bikes and equipment that was facilitated for us to dropping our rucksac and the guides finding it for us…we had so much fun, what a way to meet lovely people, you took such good care of us all, Thankyou!
Kelsey and all the Zimmrs – USA

Paul and Bridget
Thank you VERY much for the exceptional private tour of the Algarve! Your cycling expertise, outstanding coaching style 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 apres 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!
Margaret & Alexandra – USA

Dear Bridget & Paul
Thank you for our wonderful week in the Algarve! Excellent cycling, coaching, FOOD & camaraderie.  We look forward to France in June.
We wish you all the best until we meet again.
Best Regards
Hilary & Joshua – USA

I am a 69-year-old cyclist with medium capabilities. I was a little apprehensive that there would be younger more proficient riders in the group, and I would have trouble keeping up. As a single guest wishing to participate on this trip, I was not sure how the week would take place, my partner joined me, but she didn’t ride. However, it turned out that because of changes to other people’s plans I ended up the only rider on this trip. I was pleasantly surprised that Paul and Bridget were prepared to continue with the advertised trip week for just me. It was beyond my wildest dreams to be riding with a professional coach and cyclist. They were great companions to ride with and generous with their riding skills tips. I loved the ride routes that were through great landscapes and interesting villages and towns. Each day’s ride was different, some flattish, others undulating and a couple with challenging climbs. I also enjoyed every day’s lunch spots – a delicious example of local cuisine. We had many long conversations about all things nature, riding, landscapes over lunch. Thank you, Paul and Bridget. I had an unforgettable trip and I can and will recommend it highly to people who love cycling and want a unique experience! Thanks for all the photos. My friends and family have enjoyed them immensely
Michael – Australia

A fabulous cycling trip in Portugal, as a leisure cyclist I enjoy the freedom of biking, my Portugal cycling experience with my friends was a new, exciting experience. They had told me how much I would enjoy it, it was really great! I was not sure what to expect, the week topped my expectations, the rides, knowing the support vehicle was ‘everywhere’ for us, fabulous organised restaurant lunches with views that were stunning, we had a real taste of biking in Portugal.
Diane – USA

Your Premium ‘Portugal Bike Trip’ includes:

  • Private Transfers from Faro Airport (Portugal) to your hotel in Praia da Rocha tour arrival & departure days
  • 5 nights 4* hotel accommodation on the Algarve Coast
  • Welcome restaurant dinner of the local flavours of the Algarve
  • 5 buffet breakfasts ideal start to a great day of cycling
  • 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
  • 4 gem restaurant lunches on route each day, the best flavours of the Algarve
  • Vehicle Support & ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance
  • Highly experienced professional cycling guide who knows the local spots
  • Sports drinks & bike food for each ride
  • Unique experience, lots of fun, memories of a lifetime!

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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