Algarve Traditions Cycling Holiday - Explore South East Portugal By Bike

Cycle past streams and valleys and take in the gorgeous aroma of the colourful orchards that line the sea on this Algarve cycling tour.

Experience an unforgettable cycling tour between the valleys of the Algarve mountains to the Natural Park of Ria Formosa.

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Resort Hotel
  • Start/Finish: Pedras del Rei Resort
  • Distance: 134 miles / 217km
  • Duration: 7 nights 8 Days
  • Availability: Any day start from January until December
  • Altitude: No significant change in altitude except for 1 day

Day 1: Arrival at the  Pedras Del Rei Resort - Arrive at your accommodation Pedra Del Rei Resort located in the villages area of the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Day 2: Passeio das Ribeiras (Sweet Water Tour)

A pleasant ride passing through streams, valleys and orchards before reaching the high point of the day, the arrival in the seductive town of Tavira.   From the streets along the River Gilão to the castle walls from which you have the best view over the town, it makes you want to discover its hidden corners and unlock its secrets. 

Approximate distance: 14 miles  (24 km)

Day 3: Passeio da Praia do Barril (Barril's Beach Tour)

Cycle through the Natural Park of Ria Formosa and visit the unique Barril Beach where you can cool off and take a dip in the beautiful Atlantic sea.

Approximate distance: 16 miles  (27 km)

Day 4: Passeio da Cortica (Cork Tour) 

A journey through the Algarve mountains visiting the interior of the Algarve. Visit Sao Bras de Alportel, the Algarve cork production capital.

Approximate distance: 35 miles (57 km)

Day 5: Passeio Salgado (Salty Tour)

An enjoyable day exploring the Natural Park of Ria Formosa with its extensive area of saltpans where wildlife abounds.

Approximate distance: 15 miles (25 km)

Day 6: Passeio das Descobertas (Discoveries Tour)

Cycle along the coast towards the Spanish border following the Ecovia (a 228km cycling trail connecting Cape St. Vincent with Vila Real de Santo António). Pass through the old defensive points on the Coast.  Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo Antonio and Castro Marim are all highlights during todays ride. You can choose to return to Pedras Resort by Train (where the bicycles travel for free).

Approximate distance: 37 miles (60km)

Day 7: Passeio do Vale (Valley Tour)

Enjoy a casual cycle ride through rural areas, orchards, valleys and streams.

Approximate distance: 14 miles  (24 km)

Day 8: Depart - Optional transfer to airport.

Key details:

  • This tour has an 8 Day, 7 Night itinerary with 6 cycling stages
  • This tour will start and end in Pedras de Rei Resort, Portugal
  • The total distance of this cycling tour is approximately 134 miles  (217 km)
  • Using paths accessible to anyone this tour will fulfil all the conditions for an unforgettable family holiday. The circuits are on cycle paths and unsurfaced or tar roads with virtually no car movement.  They tend to be flat. except for the Cork Circuit (São Brás de Alportel) which is physically more demanding.

  • Daily Distances 14 - 37 miles (24 - 60 km)

  • Temperature: Temperatures are usually mild for much of the year but hot in summer.  The precipitation is uncommon, although moisture levels are generally high. Average temperatures range between 15’ January until the 30’ August and 20’ November.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

During this cycling tour you will experience:

  • Warm climates
  • Stunning beaches with warm water and fine sand
  • The art exploitation of Saltpans
  • Natural Park of Ria Formosa
  • Tavira.
  • Barril Beach
  • São Brás de Alportel, capitol of the cork industry

Getting to the Algarve:

By Air: Faro airport is 40km away from the resort.

Included
  • 7 Nights Accommodation in a 3* resort
  • 7 Breakfast
  • Bike Hire with front and Saddle Bag
  • 1 x Tour Pack per Booking Including Cycle Routes
  • 1 x GPS Per Booking
  • 1 x Speedometer per Booking
Excluded
  • Flights to and from Portugal
  • 1/2 board (optional)
  • Ebike Hire
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transfer to and from the Airport
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Anything not in included

Day 1: Arrival at the  Pedras Del Rei Resort - Arrive at your accommodation Pedra Del Rei Resort located in the villages area of the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Day 2: Passeio das Ribeiras (Sweet Water Tour)

A pleasant ride passing through streams, valleys and orchards before reaching the high point of the day, the arrival in the seductive town of Tavira.   From the streets along the River Gilão to the castle walls from which you have the best view over the town, it makes you want to discover its hidden corners and unlock its secrets. 

Approximate distance: 14 miles  (24 km)

Day 3: Passeio da Praia do Barril (Barril's Beach Tour)

Cycle through the Natural Park of Ria Formosa and visit the unique Barril Beach where you can cool off and take a dip in the beautiful Atlantic sea.

Approximate distance: 16 miles  (27 km)

Day 4: Passeio da Cortica (Cork Tour) 

A journey through the Algarve mountains visiting the interior of the Algarve. Visit Sao Bras de Alportel, the Algarve cork production capital.

Approximate distance: 35 miles (57 km)

Day 5: Passeio Salgado (Salty Tour)

An enjoyable day exploring the Natural Park of Ria Formosa with its extensive area of saltpans where wildlife abounds.

Approximate distance: 15 miles (25 km)

Day 6: Passeio das Descobertas (Discoveries Tour)

Cycle along the coast towards the Spanish border following the Ecovia (a 228km cycling trail connecting Cape St. Vincent with Vila Real de Santo António). Pass through the old defensive points on the Coast.  Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo Antonio and Castro Marim are all highlights during todays ride. You can choose to return to Pedras Resort by Train (where the bicycles travel for free).

Approximate distance: 37 miles (60km)

Day 7: Passeio do Vale (Valley Tour)

Enjoy a casual cycle ride through rural areas, orchards, valleys and streams.

Approximate distance: 14 miles  (24 km)

Day 8: Depart - Optional transfer to airport.

Key details:

  • This tour has an 8 Day, 7 Night itinerary with 6 cycling stages
  • This tour will start and end in Pedras de Rei Resort, Portugal
  • The total distance of this cycling tour is approximately 134 miles  (217 km)
  • Using paths accessible to anyone this tour will fulfil all the conditions for an unforgettable family holiday. The circuits are on cycle paths and unsurfaced or tar roads with virtually no car movement.  They tend to be flat. except for the Cork Circuit (São Brás de Alportel) which is physically more demanding.

  • Daily Distances 14 - 37 miles (24 - 60 km)

  • Temperature: Temperatures are usually mild for much of the year but hot in summer.  The precipitation is uncommon, although moisture levels are generally high. Average temperatures range between 15’ January until the 30’ August and 20’ November.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

During this cycling tour you will experience:

  • Warm climates
  • Stunning beaches with warm water and fine sand
  • The art exploitation of Saltpans
  • Natural Park of Ria Formosa
  • Tavira.
  • Barril Beach
  • São Brás de Alportel, capitol of the cork industry

Getting to the Algarve:

By Air: Faro airport is 40km away from the resort.

Included
  • 7 Nights Accommodation in a 3* resort
  • 7 Breakfast
  • Bike Hire with front and Saddle Bag
  • 1 x Tour Pack per Booking Including Cycle Routes
  • 1 x GPS Per Booking
  • 1 x Speedometer per Booking
Excluded
  • Flights to and from Portugal
  • 1/2 board (optional)
  • Ebike Hire
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transfer to and from the Airport
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Anything not in included
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