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 cycling holiday and less of a challenge that you are looking for, take a look at the Womens Algarve Bike Trip!
Gold: 4* Beach Hotel Accommodation, $1449 per person
Silver: 4* Marina Resort Accommodation, $1309 per person
Bronze: Rides Only, $604 per person
Or make it private, from $1509 per person
October – May
7 Days / 6 Nights
2 to 10 people
Single room – $475
Bike hire – $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.
I think both my leg muscles and confidence grew during my stay. You shared your own experiences, taught me more in a week than I learnt the last 2 years! Everything from 'good cake in the region', sitting comfortable in the saddle, listening to the heart and legs, not moping along, proper bike etiquette, coaching me and pushing, encouraging me up hill, showing me a great region and so much more. I am looking forward seeing you both again and keep on learning from you both. I felt like royalty having both of you coaching me and you were great at balancing the hard training with recovery, and cake! 😉 Cake aside, P&B will help you challenge yourself and push your limits if that is what you want but if you're not they are just as good at showing you beautiful places introducing you to the region. Bridget, you're a machine! Paul, everyone should have the chance to have the opportunity to learn from you. Thank you for helping me and taking my biking to a new level!
A. Eriksson – Sweden
Our Womens Cycling Portugal Training Camps are available from October to May. Below are all our scheduled small-group departures for the Training Camps. To enquire about joining our training weeks, click the “Enquire Now” button next to the tour date.
Looking for specific dates?
If you want to travel on different dates, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a private Womens Cycling Training Camp!
Womens Cycling Training Camp Day 1: Arrival Day in Portugal
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 travelled safely with an introduction ride to your Womens Training Camp in the Algarve!
Womens Cycling Training Camp Day 2-6: Algarve's best training rides
Start the day with a full buffet breakfast and the sun rising ready for a great day in the saddle. Fully charged heading out at a comfortable pace, warming up both our muscles and mind on our chosen ride option for the day. Effective training is best accomplished with a gradual increase in effort and nothing could be better when we hit the quiet country roads of the Algarve, small undulations and twisting roads are just what the training ordered! Once in a rhythm the kilometres/miles flow by with ease as we pass Portuguese villages that haven’t changed in many years. Time to take on a small climb and stimulate those muscle fibres, early season style, small chain ring comfortable high cadence if you wish or Strength/Endurance intervals if you’re looking to improve that all important muscle strength!
Looking for a coffee-break or keep it constant, fat-burning metabolism at its chosen best, three, four or five hours every day tailored for that all important scientific progressive overload effect. Great training sometimes needs discipline for the very best anyway, time to wind down the effort on our return to the Hotel, ready for another perfect Algarve training ride tomorrow.
Womens Cycling Training Camp Day 7: Departure from Portugal
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.
“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. Un-Pack Once – Cycle Everyday
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.
We have a tested choice of accommodation on offer at Portimao and Praia da Rocha, the ideal location to relax after your ride each day.
Choose between the Marina or the Beach handpicked 4* accommodation, the Tivoli Marina Portimao Resort, quality studios within a nautical complex on the River Arade and a short 400m walk to the Beach and Restaurants. Alternatively the Oriental Hotel on the beach with all amenities at your door.
Absolutely! Look for our ‘Rides Only’ package to get on this training week without using our accommodation.
Organise your own stay in the Algarve 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 training 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.
The Portugal training camp is located in the South of the country in the region of the Algarve and the town of Portimao / Praia da Rocha.
The closest airport is Faro Airport (Algarve, Portugal) serviced by many low cost European airlines. Shuttle Transfer services operate between the airport and Praia da Rocha.
For International guests arriving in Lisbon, travel options include an internal flight to Faro Airport or public transport using either train / coach service to Portimao (approx 3hrs travel). Alternatively many car rental companies are also available.