Cycling in the Algarve is a real pleasure. Away from the coast the roads are very quiet and the mountains of the Algarve rise up to 900m. The climbs are fairly long (about 7km for the main climbs) on great surfaces so the descents are fantastic.
The terrain in Algarve is best suited for riders who ride regularly and don’t mind lumpy days in the saddle.
We ride regularly down here and know the best routes to give you maximum satisfaction.
We suggest that you book a minimum of two days in order to really savour what this area has available. We can arrange airport transfers from Faro.
Bike hire is available (Pinarello Angrilu) and ebikes can be hired upon request.
The Douro Valley is our favourite area to ride in Portugal. The scenery is just stunning, the roads are virtually empty of other traffic, the climbs and descents are long and the food and wine are fabulous. What’s not to like?
In our opinion, the best riding is found in Alto Douro, based near the town of Peso da Regua. It is based on the river Douro so before you start any ride, you get a nice leg stretcher riding alongside the river before starting the climbing.
Climbing is the important word when it comes to this area. The rides zig zag around the river up the valley sides. They are long climbs, 10km is quite normal and some of them are steep but mostly they are pleasant climbs giving a better view of the beautiful area each time you go round the next bend.
We recommend a minimum of two days on this trip. We can organise bike hire, airport transfers from Porto and accommodation.
All of these trips are bespoke, depending on your requirements. Contact us to discuss and for costs.