Trails of the Vicentina – Santa Clara –  5th to 7th March 2021

Activity: Guided MTB mini break
Date: 5th to 7th March 2021
Bike type: Mountain bike
Duration: 2 nights, 2-3 days cycling
Activity Level: All levels
Accommodation: Quality rural hotel
Daily Average: Various
Price: From c. €325

This action-packed MTB weekend caters especially for groups of mixed levels. The Rota Vicentina is a well-established destination for keen Mountain Bikers and, with recent additions to their extensive network of trails, they now offer something for everyone, whatever your level of fitness or skill.


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Trails of the Vicentina – Santa Clara –  5th to 7th March 2021

Your accommodation for the weekend is on the shores of the Santa Clara Lake, near to Santa Clara-a-Velha, a pretty little village built around its 16th century church, and which is full to the brim with authentic rural character and charm.  Set perfectly between the lake and the surrounding Eucalyptus forests, it is a calming, natural backdrop from which to explore this part of the Vicentina Coast Natural Park.

Setting out from our lakeside hotel, we will guide two different groups along bespoke routes that have been carefully planned according to the group’s general ability. Our rides will take us across fields, through forests, over hills and alongside rivers. We will be covering a lot of ground and discovering breath-taking landscapes, as well as traditional farms and villages.

And the best bit is, you can work totally within your own individual comfort zone. With a range of black, red and blue trails (that vary in difficulty and distance) we can easily put together a varied itinerary. So if you and your travel partner are not at the same level of confidence or ability, it’s ideal. You can join different groups during the day and reconvene at night for a fun evening with the whole group, enjoying the local food and (a little) wine! 

Our itinerary is a guide only. The beauty of this weekend is we can be quite flexible in terms of how long we spend in the saddle.

Friday March 5th

Early morning meet in Loulé and transfer to Santa Clara. Optional afternoon ride.

Saturday March 6th

All day riding

Sunday March 7th

Morning ride and then transfer back to Loulé




Price per person, based upon two people sharing a twin/double bedded room, is c. €325pp

Single room accommodation subject to availability, please specify if preferred, is c. €450pp .


  • Transfer between Loulé and Santa Clara on Friday 5th March
  • Transfer back to Loulé from Santa Clara on Sunday 7th March
  • 2 nights b&b stay
  • Daily guided tours


  • Flights to and from the Algarve
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • MTB rental is available
  • Helmets and SPD pedals. You can hire at a small fee, but we suggest you bring your own
  • Personal accident insurance, which we strongly recommend you take out.