The Algarve is the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal. It is a region blessed with glorious sandy beaches, picturesque fishing towns and a glorious climate, all of which combine to create the perfect holiday destination. The Algarve is wonderfully varied; there are pristine beaches for families, water theme parks for thrill-seekers, buzzing nightlife for partying or historic towns for a cultural trip. Along with the vibrant towns, there is over 200km of stunning coastline, a mountainous interior and tranquil nature, all to discover.
A holiday spent cycle touring in the Algarve is a truly unique way of discovering the region. Come and combine a sporting activity with the discovery of the natural world, people and culture of the Algarve. You will find various programmes on offer in the Algarve that combine cycle tourism with other activities such as nature tourism, cultural tourism, slow tourism, wine tourism and others. Whether you want to spend your entire holiday discovering the Algarve’s secrets by bicycle, or simply want to do some short cycle trips around your holiday base, there are plenty of surprises in store for you.
Discover the safe, modern cycle routes in the Algarve, which belong to the European network of transnational cycle routes (EuroVelo). You can also explore the cycle routes in a number of the Algarve’s municipalities, including Silves, Lagoa, Faro, Olhão and Vila Real de Santo António.
Ride along the Algarve Ecovia and cover the entire 214-kilometre-long coastline. Cross and explore 12 of the Algarve’s municipalities.
Start at Cape St Vincent in Sagres and finish in Vila Real de Santo António at the mouth of the River Guadiana, next to ferry dock and opposite the whitewashed houses of the Spanish town of Ayamonte. Could there be any better way to discover the Algarve’s coast?
There are three routes on the Algarve Ecovia that are definitely worth exploring: Lagoa, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António.
The Lagoa Route covers a distance of 19.3 km. It starts at the road bridge over the River Arade and finishes in Armação de Pera. This is a mixed route which takes you through built-up areas and countryside.
The Tavira Route is 23.9 km long and takes you alongside the Ria Formosa Nature Park, or the Tavira Canal, to be more precise.
The busiest of the three is the Vila Real de Santo António Route. It is 13.5 km long and marks the end of the Coastal Ecovia.
You can also cycle along the Rota Vicentina or the Via Algarviana, both of which offer many sections suitable for cyclists.
Arrival at Lisbon Airport (Portugal), and land transfer to Domitur Faro Airport
Check-in at Victoria Sports & Beach Resort; walk and explore the hotel’s surrounding area, eat out for lunch
Dinner at local restaurant or hotel
Overnght stay in hotel
After breakfast, leave hotel and make contact with nature
Areas to be covered: Algibre's stream, Morish Castle, Diversity of trails
Distance: 20km; Elevation: 200m; Duration: 2.5 hour
Bike tour starts in the small village of Paderne and goes through the surrounding areas with fields of almond, orange and carbo trees, traditional from Algarve. Highlight is the visit to the medieval castle built during the morrish presence in Iberian Peninsula
Return to hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel or restaurant outside
Breakfast at the hotel, and head for the coastline, and enjoy amazing views over the sea, Visit Senhora da Rocha Church, Armacao de pera, Salgados & Sao Rafael, and a diversity of trails
Distance: 40km; Elevation: 455m; Duration: 3 hour
Perfect Trail for bike fans who want to explore Albufeira area passing by the natural reserve of Salgados and in the end part of the tour & passing by the really pleasant rural area.
Return to hotel, and enjoy dinner at the hotel or a restaurant outside.
Breakfast at the hotel, and head towards another natural reserve, with a diversity of MTB tracks, visit traditional villages of Alte and taste local gastronomy
Distance: 40km, Elevation: 650m; Duration: 3.5 hour
Explore the Algarve's inland away from the busy roads. The tour starts and ends in the beautiful and welcoming village of Alte. The bike guides/experts will introduce you to the history and culture of the village. Flanked by creeks and agricultural fields, located in central Algarve, the villege dates from the Roman period.
Arrive at hotel in Tokyo, check-in, and dinner on your own
Breakfast at hotel, and check out for those on the 5D4N program, transfer to Domitur Faro Airport for transport back to Lisbon.
For those on the 7D6N program, transfer to Tavira and check in at the hotel. Free time for leisure for the rest of the day.
On Saturday, we will explore the traditional villages of Barrocal and the Fisherman Village of Fuzeta.
Return to hotel, and enjoy dinner at the hotel or a restuarant outside.
On Sunday, after breakfast, check-out and transfer to Domitur Faro Airport for transport back to Lisbon.
Prices of tour packages are listed in Sin$/per person
Below are a list of items that are included and excluded in the tour package:
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS
Participant @ $ 2,080
Participant @ $ 2,380
Participant @ $ 1,880
Participant @ $ 2,180
7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS
Participant @ $ 2,750
Participant @ $ 3,050
Participant @ $ 2,550
Participant @ $ 2,850
Registrations for the tour packages are done through a hard copy registration form
Please write to us at the link below to request for the form
Please be advised that the purchase of the tour packages is an agreement with Athletes' Journey & to abide by the terms and conditions (which will be included with the invoice/booking offer), be actively involved in the tour program, and be in communication with the tour leaders/hosts regularly on all important matters.
Thank you very much for choosing to travel with us.