Women Bike Trips Tailored Cycling

Go On A Portugal Ladies Cycling Adventure!

Women can ride with all the experience and knowledge of men! Well, the women at Practice Bicycle believe this to be the case. Share and enjoy this experience for yourself with your next ladies cycling adventure on our Portugal Women bike trips.

The Team at Practice Bicycle Tours have been very fortunate to be a part of the women’s cycling scene around the world for more than 20 years and continue today with our small group tailored tours in Portugal, France and Australia. When your thinking about that next cycling experience and don’t wish to keep up with the boys (even if you possibly could!) let us show you the perfect bike tour. When local knowledge is everything and cycling knowledge and experience is invaluable it’s our Women Only Bike Tour offering that will ensure that you and your small group of ladies get the most from your cycling holiday.

Admire this dramatic coastline and mountains

The splendor of the interior landscape and scenery of the Serra Monchique mountains ensures Portugal bike trips are calm and peaceful a rare place to enjoy in today’s ever complicated world.
Portugal bike trips start the day in style with a full buffet breakfast overlooking the stunning Atlantic coastline of Portugal.  With a big blue sky this must be one of the most invigorating views to begin your day of cycling on the Atlantic Coast to Mountains trip.
Heading out of the town of Portimao with your guide pedaling by your side, it’s not long before we are on the quiet network of roads ideal for cycling. The route each day are tailored for you and the group and designed with all the skills and knowledge of a local cyclist, that experience that is unique and can only be found on all the Practice Bicycle Tours.
Perfectly paced so you can appreciate the scenery and take some photos. No adventures on the Atlantic Coast to Mountains bike tour would be complete without our included lunch stop of traditional Portuguese food on route each day unique in more ways than one!

Relax in the Evening

After your day exploring by bike you will arrive back at your accommodation around mid-afternoon giving you plenty of time to relax, recharge and take a drink whilst enjoying the spectacular sunsets over the most south-westerly point of Europe. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and admire the beautiful sands of the Algarve beaches before a leisurely dinner in one of the many great restaurants before a night cap over the Atlantic Ocean.

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Womens Bike Tours

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Comfortable – 60 km/37 mi per day

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Premium 7 Day Tour:
4* Resort Accommodation, $2683 per person
3* Hotel Accommodation, $2516 per person

Rides Only:
Without Accommodation includes Rides & Lunch, $2068 per person

Or make it custom, from $2816 per person

One Hotel Cycling

Portimao, Portugal

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October -May

Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

Small Group Size

2 to 8 people

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Single room – $500
Bike hire – $400
Half board – $240

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Experience authentic Portugal in the sunny 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. A land surrounded by rocky coastline, beautiful beaches and the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean. With the 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 place to escape by bicycle and soak up the atmosphere of the Alluring Algarve.

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 Osterfoss – USA
A&M Osterfoss – USA

Departure Dates

Below are all our scheduled small-group departures for our Women only bike trips in Portugal, to enquire about joining our tours, click the “Enquire Now” button next to the tour date.

2020
  • 10 October — 16 October Book Now Enquire
  • 07 November — 13 November Book Now Enquire
  • 05 December — 11 December Enquire
2021
  • 09 January — 15 January Enquire
  • 06 February — 12 February Book Now Enquire
  • 01 March — 07 March Book Now Enquire
  • 03 April — 09 April Book Now Enquire
  • 01 May — 07 May Enquire

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If you want to travel on different dates, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a custom Atlantic Coast to Mountains, Portugal cycling holiday.

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Atlantic Coast to Mountains Itinerary

Look what’s in store on your Atlantic Coast to Mountains cycling routes with 50-60 km/37 mi each day, enquire above to reserve your place.
Arrival Day in the Algarve – Odelouca Valley Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 35km/22mi
Ascent 350m/1100ft
ARRIVAL TIME: Midday
INCLUSIONS: Faro Airport Pick Up, Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Welcome to Portugal and your Womens Algarve Bike Tour, full of fun in the sun with this Atlantic Coast to the Mountains cycling itinerary. Your private transfer will collect you from Faro Airport (Portugal) with the team here to assist you with your Portimao accommodation check-in.
This afternoon with the sun shining and the ocean glistening a short welcome ride of ‘Odelouca Valley’ will remove all the effects of your travels and immerse you into Portugal lifestyle and the best hidden cycling destination in Europe. Amazing beaches and sculptured cliffs with the endless blue of the Atlantic Ocean are the backdrop of your ride. Following the water, the river Arade takes us inland and to quiet traffic free roads, just perfect!

This evening we’ll chat over dinner to whet your appetite over all the wonderful cycling that we will enjoy together.

Meia Praia Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 70km/43mi
Ascent 550m/1800ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lunch on the Atlantic Coast
With this cycling holiday all about fun in the sun, it’s time to take you on an adventure to one of our favorite hidden beaches of Burgau as we follow the contours of this ever-changing coastline. The diversity of riding in every direction is a Practice Bicycle Tours philosophy and today we start with our longest ride heading West from Portimao in the direction of Sagres, the most south-westerly point in Europe.
This coastal ride route highlights why the stunning Algarve is picture perfect with the marina resort town of Lagos our stop for a cafe break, this really is a secret cycling destination for great bike riding in the south of Portugal.

Womens Portugal bike trips daily adventures includes an array of local lunch stops, laughter and lunch at the same time on route, your Meia Praia ride as the perfect restaurant lunch on the Atlantic coast, blue skies, blue ocean, golden beaches and great tastes of the sunny Algarve, cycling at its very best.

Carvoeiro Bike Tour
We love this Algarve landscape and can’t wait to share it with you.
Discovering the variety of terrain is why we ride bikes, sharing it makes it even better. We’re sure you’ll agree with us why Portugal his known as Europe’s hidden secret!
Riding to the amazing Portugal Atlantic Coast is so much fun, so much coast and so few days to enjoy together. First stop it’s the famous landmark of magnificent Silves castle towering in the distance; the town of Silves was once the capital of the Algarve region and is a popular cafe spot for Practice Bicycle Tours. We now you’ll want to stop and look down every tiny cobbled street and poke your head in every shop, we do! We must keep going remember we are on a bike tour heading to lunch by the beach.
Our Carvoeiro route continues among some of the finest tasting oranges’ in the world, with the green trees covered in an abundance of orange it’s wonderful sight and adds to the cycling pleasure.
Heading towards the coast it’s a Portuguese institution for today’s lunch time menu your choice of Fish or Chicken Piri Piri. Chicken Piri Piri is not considered typical cycling food, although no visit to Portugal would be complete without a taste!
Praia do Monte Clerigo Bike Tour
From one Atlantic Coast to the other with today’s ride as we cross 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 of Espinhaco da Cao and passing the giant wind turbines only adds to the contrast of cycling the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. Descending towards the Moorish town of Aljezur with its small castle – ‘castello’ perched on the hilltop 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 little spot for lunch 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!

Tonight, enjoy a leisurely walk along the front of Praia da Rocha and watch the sun set over the headland

Monchique Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 50km/31mi
Ascent 460m/1500ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lunch with a view
This is the little mountain ride of your Coast to Mountains Portugal bike trip, with gentle grades and spectacular views all the way to the mountain village of Monchique.
We always start the day with a chat and leaving Portimao on the flat roads is the perfect start to our day, accompanied by chirping wildlife among this natural landscape only adds to the pleasure.
The Monchique mountain range is the major source of water for the Algarve, with streams passing over ancient rock formations there is so much grabbing at your attention you’ll sometimes forget that your climbing during this escape to the mountains.
You will see why this area of Portugal was formed by the hard working farmers with generations of difficult toil built into the terraces and farmed to this very day, as you would expect hearty meals are part of everyday life in the Serra.
Your cycling efforts deserve equal pleasure with a typical Monchique dish for lunch with an amazing roof top view of the Atlantic Coast in the distance. What a great day to be riding our bike together in the sunny Algarve!

As with all the Practice Bicycle planned rides you always have the option of taking it easy and enjoying the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace.

Montes de Cima Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 55km/34mi
Ascent 400m/1300ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Restaurant Lunch in the Fishing Village
We have wowed you throughout the week with this Atlantic Coast to Mountains cycling tour. Full of amazing sites and delights both on and off the bikes, why we specialize in quality, small group bike tours with a difference. Sadly this is our last opportunity for fun in the sun and nature is certainly everywhere as we explore the interior once more with quiet roads free of traffic, sandwiched between small production vineyard’s and the green gold orange fields, wonderful contrasts of color under a perfect blue sky.
You’ll love this perfect cycling terrain, as we find ourselves passing villages and farms from a time long forgotten. Contrasting with more recent infrastructure, like the International Auto drome. Yes, its almost impossible to believe that among this hidden rolling landscape lies a world class sports facility.

This is our final cycling day together, so let’s celebrate our newfound friendships and pedaling pleasures that we have shared together with a relaxing lunch in one of our favourite prettiest Algarve fishing villages.

Departure Day from the Algarve
DEPARTURE TIME: Midday
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Hotel – Faro Airport (Portugal) Transfer

This morning your Womens Algarve Bike Tour draws to and your support team will say goodbye and 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.

Whether you have years of cycling experience or are new to the bike, the Women only bike trips stunning Portugal Atlantic Coast to Mountains is amazing!
Each cycling route during this Portugal cycling vacation has been designed for ladies looking for comfortable routes of 50 – 60 km/37 mi, at the perfect pace to explore this great cycling terrain and enjoy the very best of the South of Portugal.

The Portugal women only bike trips are located in 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)

This trip is designed for women leisure cyclists who are capable of rides of 50km/31mi each day.

If you are the avid cyclist looking for a great week of challenging rides to improve your cycling with the opportunity for professional coaching advice during your cycling vacation, then consider our Womens Algarve training camps.

The Portugal Bike Trips have a choice of accommodation packages to suit all budgets and tastes, perfect for when you relax off the bike with your Atlantic Coast to the Mountains itinerary.
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. If you are looking to experience a little luxury take a look at our personal favourite Hotel Oriental with it’s stunning interiors and Atlantic Beach front views is sure to impress!

Hotel Globo 3 Star Centre Portimao Algarve          Tivoli Marina Portimao Algarve Resort 4 Star          Hotel Oriental 4 Star Praia da Rocha Algarve

Portugal and the Algarve is the perfect cycling escape, with your days spent discovering from the coast to the mountains.

When not on the bike relax and chill like a local, with a well deserved drink or a swim in the incredible Ocean.  For those with a little more energy to spare there is something for everyone when visiting the Algarve: Portimao Museum the history of fishing, Amazing beaches for the perfect stroll, Shopping of course with some of the best value quality Cotton and Linen, Leather products handbags and shoes.  Great local Restaurants offering all choices of tastes including local beer and wine!

Absolutely! If you have organised your own stay in the Algarve, choose our Rides Only package with no accommodation or additional services to enjoy great cycling in the Algarve.
Each day join the Practice Bicycle Team at a convenient meeting point in the town of Portimao, just like you would for a ride back home.  Fully escorted and supported on the Portugal Bike Trips – Atlantic Coast to Mountains cycling itinerary including restaurant lunch each day.

The Atlantic Coast to Mountains itinerary is an amazing choice of bike routes of 50 – 60km/37mi each day exploring the perfect cycling roads, free of traffic that is Europe’s secret cycling destination.
Practice Bicycle has developed 70+ routes in Algarve for women of all levels take a look at the detailed itinerary above for the Women only bike trips Portugal cycling vacation..

‘Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday’
The one location bike tour experience is the brain child of Bridget Evans (Owner/Operator).  On retiring from professional cycling it was the pure pleasure of cycling that evolved the proven Practice Bicycle philosophy of one location.  Including 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 place before it was time to move on again.
With a life spent discovering the very best locations to Practice Bicycle, including the discovery of endless ride options exploring in every direction  from the one perfect location.
Experience the very best cycling of your life when you Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday!

For your added convenience we have quality carbon road bikes as an optional extra available to you with your Womens Algarve Bike Tour Portugal.
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, Giant, Lapierre carbon bikes are recent models with Shimano Ultegra or 105 componentry.

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          Giant TCR 2 Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50, 34 x 11-30          Lapierre Ladies Straight Bar Road Bike Shimano Sora triple chainset 50,39,30 12-28T

Atlantic Coast to Mountains Bike Trip includes:

  • 6 nights Quality 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
  • Transfers from Faro International Airport (Portugal) to your accommodation midday tour arrival / departure days
  • 6 superb 50-60 km fully guided rides tailored for your enjoyment throughout the week
  • Spectacular routes including the shimmering Atlantic coastline and interior.
  • 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!

Atlantic Coast to Mountains Bike Trip Highlights:

  • Hidden cove of Praia Carvoeiro with golden beaches
  • Algar Seco stunning Cliff formation
  • Secret hidden beaches of Burgau and crystal Atlantic waters
  • Dramatic views of the Atlantic coast of limestone rocks
  • Breathtaking views of the Western Atlantic Coast of Portugal
  • Bathe among the rock pools and golden sands
  • A definite must eat Portugal’s Frango Piri Piri (Spicy Chicken)
  • The citrus grove a sea of orange and green simply stunning
  • Stunning views of the colorful tapestry of the Algarve below
  • 20km of twisting panoramic roads of pure pedaling pleasure
  • Culinary delights of these hills fabulous flavors of Assadura (Grilled slices of Iberian black pig)
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