For all women looking for great cycling training then don’t look any further than the warm traffic free roads of the Algarve in Portugal. Challenge yourself with a quality week of cycling training at the perfect pace. Between October to May the varied terrain and fantastic weather make this Europe’s secret cycling destination for anyone looking for uninterrupted superb cycling training. Join Bridget Evans, retired professional racing cyclist and international cycling coach Paul Hughes for the very best combination of challenging ride routes on your Portugal Cycling Training Camp.
Experience Portugal with a glorious week of superb riding in the Algarve keep the legs turning and avoid the cold wet months and that unwanted cold or flu! Escape your normal environment and be motivated by the unique quality philosophy of a Practicebicycle training week. The natural setting of the Algarve offers a variety of climbs and a network of roads, perfect for a challenging week and also moderate distance rides each day.
Your Portugal cycling training week can be tailored to your current experience and ability or cycling goals, get ready to experience unique ride routes all in one terrific training week and lift your cycling to the next level with the professionals of Practice Bicycle in the Algarve southern Portugal.
Looking to relax a bit more?
If it’s more of a relaxing Portugal cycling holiday and less of a challenge that you are looking for, take a look at the Womens Algarve bike trips!
Womens Bike Tour
Challenging – From 75 km to 90 km/day
Quality 7 Day Tour:
4* Hotel Accommodation, $1344 per person
Without Accommodation, $1033 per person
Or make it custom, from $1644 per person
Centre Based Cycling
September – May
7 Days / 6 Nights
Small Group Sizes
2 to 8 people
Single room – $310
Bike hire – $400
Half board – $180
Airport Transfer – $300
Your Ride Leaders
The Practice Bicycle team have significant experience at the highest levels of international cycling and have an unique skill set for all cycling groups, including extensive cycling knowledge available to answer your questions or requests on any topic associated with cycling and your training during your stay.
With coaching experience of all ability levels and women of all age groups including teams at professional elite racing level on the European and World stage for many years. In addition owner Bridget Evans a very accomplished bike rider in her own right with a wealth of experience acquired as a professional bike rider on the world tour for over 10 years competing in many prestigious international races with great success.
Below are all our scheduled small-group departures for our Womens Cycling Portugal Training Camps. To enquire about joining our training weeks, click the “Enquire Now” button next to the tour date.
Rides Only Summer Season
Looking for specific dates?
If you want to train at a different time, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a custom Womens Cycling Training Camp!
Welcome to Portugal and a great week of riding in the Algarve!
After you have checked in to your accommodation, should time permit we will undo the legs from your travels and also check that your bike traveled safely with an introduction ride to your Womens Training Camp in the Algarve!
* training rides based on experienced cyclist, options for recovery rides as required!
Ascent 900m / 3000ft
Undulating roads introduce the amazing network of great cycling roads with a small climb to wake up the legs.
Ascent 745m / 2400ft
Ride among the Pine trees and follow the valley back to the coast.
Monchique (450m) cat 2– 8km @ 4%
Ascent 550m / 1800ft
Flat roads follow the coast returning through the natural landscape
Ascent 650m / 2100ft
Route Espinhaco da Cao
Challenge the roller coaster landscape into the Algarve hinterland
Ascent 1200m 3900ft
Twisting roads on the shelf of the Serra Monchique with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean
Today is your departure day from Portugal, with a superb riding week completed it’s now time to return home, recover and adapt with a few easy days.
“Tchau” from the team at Practice Bicycle Bike Tours.
Whether you have years of cycling experience or have only recently picked up the passion for cycling, you will be surprised by the variety of training rides available to you in the Algarve, Portugal.
Each cycling route during your Womens Cycling Training Camp will be tailored specifically to your bike riding ability and experience, so every ride will be exactly paced for your challenge and goals. If you are preparing for an event with specific training or want a week of great riding in the sun. The Algarve is your destination.
The destination for your Womens Algarve cycling training camp is the town of Portimao / Praia da Rocha.
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).
The Womens Cycling Training Camps in the Algarve offer quality accommodation at Portimao and Praia da Rocha, the ideal locations to relax after your training rides each day.
Including the 4* Tivoli Marina Portimao Resort, quality studios within a nautical complex on the River Arade and a short 400m walk to the Beach and Restaurants.
Absolutely! Look for our ‘Rides Only’ package to get on this challenging cycling week without using our accommodation.
Arrange your own stay in the Algarve which has a comprehensive selection of apartment accommodation available and come to the rides just like you would back home!
Each day you will join the Practice Bicycle Team at a Portimao/Praia da Rocha meeting point. Meet your ride leader and experience a variety of ideal rides to maximize your cycling on the warm roads of Europe’s new cycling destination the Algarve,Portugal.
The Training Camp is about great riding and being outdoors as much as possible, especially as many guests have come from very cold climates.
Guests who come with their training buddies, enjoy interaction post cycling.
For most it’s time to relax, rest and recover. Either by the pool or a drink and stroll on the beach, there are also plenty of great restaurants / bars, shops to choose from within walking distance of your hotel.
I guess with tired legs RELAXING is high on the agenda! If massage is something you enjoy, this can also be organized for you.
‘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 Cycling Training Camp 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 Focus, Sensa and Giant carbon bikes are recent models with Shimano Ultegra or 105 componentry.