Availability: Wednesday am
Bike type: Road Bike
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Activity Level: Intermediate
Distance: 60 to 90 km
Price: €60 per person
The Algarve is becoming increasingly popular as a cycling destination and, the beauty of cycling in this fabulous region, is the impressive amount of choice we have in terms of routes.
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We had a wonderful ride with Marco who was a great guide. Lovely back roads and stop for coffee and cake! Enjoyed it so much we went again – this time with Fred who was also brilliant. Can’t fault the ride, guides and office staff – so helpful and efficient from start to finish. Would definitely recommend.
Just returned from a weeks holiday in Albufeira and had three great days guided road cycling out with Marc. We were picked up and dropped off back at the hotel every day and the shop staff were very friendly. The cycling was great with a bike check and any adjustments made before you set off on the first ride. Marc was great company and always cycled to the other riders abilities whilst joking and pointing out areas of interest. I would highly recommend Algarve bike holiday company and I will definitely be returning in the future to discover more of the Algarve by road bike!
My first time cycling in the Algarve last week, I definitely wanted to
a) have a decent quality road bike and
b) go out with experienced ride leaders/guides who know the area.
Algarve Bike Holidays absolutely did not disappoint: via email Paul got me set up with the carbon bike I wanted, Angie makes the logistics work perfectly and Marc Gomes and Fred made the rides a challenge and a pleasure.
To explain a little more: the first ride I did was the Albufeira/Silves ride – with a mixed group of abilities. Marc and Fred were able to recommend that I take the next ride with another rider they knew was in the area on the next day, when Marc took us up the Malhao climb (part of the Tour of the Algarve). His excellent support, well planned routes, great local knowledge and friendly, challenging style pushed me to do more than I might have normally trusted myself to do.
The third ride was again with Marc Gomes: a small group of 6 of us went out for the Monchique route (Foia – highest point in the Algarve and another major climb on the Tour). Once again, he planned a challenging route, and with enough encouragement, we all made it to the summit. All in all, a great day’s riding in some pretty intense heat. The scenery is quite breathtaking. We had an fantastic, fun descent – going full-bore for 17K to the end of the ride.
Thanks again to Marc Gomes (and the rest of the staff) for making my Algarve Holiday much more worthwhile.
We can tailor our tours to suit varying cycling fitnesses and abilities and, wherever we go, we can promise some stunning scenery. From the dramatic cliffs along the coast to the hilltop villages and sweeping farmland, you will soon be away from the hustle and bustle of ‘tourist town’ and can lose yourself in the peace and tranquillity as you freewheel along quiet country roads and through sleepy hamlets.
There is plenty to challenge the keen cyclist, as we sample sections of the professional Tour of the Algarve circuit, including ascents to some of the highest points in the Algarve. It is well worth it for the panoramic views and the thrill of the downhill return journey.
Equally, if a leisurely pace through the rural landscape that forms the backbone of this agricultural region is more to your taste, you will not be disappointed. You will see parts of the ‘real Algarve’ that most people never see and you can enjoy the local hospitality in family run cafes that seem to be lost in time.
Distances vary, but typically range from around 60 to 90 kms.
€60 per person for quality aluminium framed road bike
€70 per person for quality carbon fibre framed road bike
- Cycling mainly on smooth & quiet tarmac roads
- Transfer from your accommodation in the central Algarve region
- Cafe stop
- Water and sun cream, which we recommend that you bring along.