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Cycling holidays Algarve, Sagres - Tavira

Cycling: Algarve

Along Portugal‘s dream coast

A cycling holiday along the Algarve could not be more diverse. You cycle from Europe‘s southwesternmost point, the Cape St. Vincent all the way to the Spanish-Portuguese border town Vila Real de Santo Antonio. En route you experience stunning sceneries, romantic fishing villages with lots of tradition, bustling historic centres, secluded bays framed by steep cliffs, fabulous views across the sea and countless endless sandy beaches inviting you to linger or swim. Enjoy the Portuguese hospitality with its excellent cuisine and discover a multifaceted and stunningly beautiful coastline during this cycle holiday from West to East!

The small, delightful coastal town of Sagres with its impressive fortress is the starting point for our cycle tour along the Algarve. From here you will explore what is probably the sunniest coast in Europe and come across some of the most interesting stages, lonely bays and romantic sunsets. Take advantage of every opportunity you have to take a cooling dip in the sea or relax on a beach. Via Lagos, Portimao, Albufeira, Faro and Tavira and you finally get to Vila Real de Santo Antonio, near the border with Spain.

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Itinerary

Explore the coastal town with its impressive fortress or enjoy the nearby beaches.

The first cycle tour already brings you to a very special highlight, the famous lighthouse situated at the Cape St. Vinzenz, Europe’s most southwestern point. From the cliffs with a height of nearly 75 metres protruding vertically from the Atlantic you have a spectacular view over the sea and can listen to the roaring waves.

You continue over gentle hills into the fishing village Salema and proceed onto the beach of Burgau. You will be impressed by the famous Ponta da Piedade situated before the gates of Lagos, a marvellous nature monument and one of the best-known picture postcard motifs of the Algarve. In the lively harbour town of Lagos you can ponder this exciting day over a nice glass of wine.

approx. 45 km

The beach of Meia offers you today the first opportunity to take a dip in the refreshing sea. Here at low tide observe the countless beach combers on the lookout for delicacies. In Odiáxere a visit to the church dating back to the 16th century is very rewarding and in Alvor a stroll across the market Morabito de São Pedro and through the narrow alleyways of the historic centre.

Enjoy a break here in a typical restaurant offering the catch of the day. You continue cycling along the coast enjoying fantastic views across the sea. Linger for a bit at the beautiful sandy beach Praia da Rocha, before arriving leisurely in your Day Finish Portimao in the afternoon.

approx. 35 km

Initially the cycle path leads you along the river Arade into the village Ferragudo with its beautiful church and marvellous views across the estuary. You proceed past olive-, cypresses-, orange-, fig- and cork oak trees to Lagoa.

There we recommend you try a traditional Portuguese pastry und visit the chapel Senhora da Rocha situated on a ledge above the sea. Extensive sandy beaches are en route to one of the best known holiday resorts on the Algarve. Albufeira is also your Day Finish.

approx. 35 km

In the fishing village Olhos de Água there is a stunning beach where you can take a break. Feel the sea breeze on your face and enjoy the fine sand between your toes. In Vilamoura you pass one of the largest marinas of the country and then cycle through pine forests towards the Ria Formosa nature park, one of Portugal‘s seven natural wonders. Then already in the distance the capital of the Algarve, Faro, appears. Discover the famous historic centre with its lovely restaurants and lively alleyways.

approx. 50 km

You continue along the cycle path through the Ria Formosa nature park. Always with the offshore islands in your field of vision, the few clouds over the Atlantic are reflected in the salt lakes. In Olhão you can take a coffee break at the busy market and enjoy observing the locals on their daily errands.

After that you leisurely continue into the fishing village Fuseta with its characteristic white houses. Today’s cycle tour ends on the venerable Roman bridge in the town centre of Tavira. Enjoy the evening in one of the most beautiful and most characteristic towns of the Algarve.

approx. 40 km

Today again the Ria Formosa nature park with its lagoons is your companion. You cycle through pine forest at the beach of Monte Gordo and the dune forest of Vila Real de Santo António until the border between Portugal and Spain.

You follow the border river Guadiana for a bit northwards before you proceed over gentle hills, past orange- and olive groves back towards Tavira. Now at the latest we recommend you toast to a successful and very eventful cycle holiday.

approx. 60 km

Tour character

Overall, you cycle on gently hilly terrain with mostly only short ascents. Often on cycle paths, agricultural paths and side roads with very little traffic, short sections however also on roads with heavy traffic. Over longer sections you also cycle on gravel paths.

Prices & Dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Sagres
  Season 1
06.01.2024 - 22.03.2024
02.11.2024 - 07.12.2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
23.03.2024 - 10.05.2024
28.09.2024 - 01.11.2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
11.05.2024 - 27.09.2024

Arrival Saturday
Algarve, 8 days, Sagres - Tavira, PO-AGRST-08X
Base price
915.-
1'119.-
1'435.-
Surcharge single room 639.- 639.- 639.-

Category: 4*- hotels

Season 1
Jan 6, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024
Nov 2, 2024 - Dec 7, 2024
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Mar 23, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Nov 1, 2024
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Arrival Saturday
Algarve, 8 days, Sagres - Tavira, PO-AGRST-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
915.-
639.-
1'119.-
639.-
1'435.-
639.-

Category: 4*- hotels

Season 1
Jan 6, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024
Nov 2, 2024 - Dec 7, 2024
Season 2
Mar 23, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Nov 1, 2024
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Sagres
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Tavira
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
109.-
79.-
89.-
89.-
119.-
79.-
89.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
129.-
89.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Sagres
  Season 1
Jan 6, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024
Nov 2, 2024 - Dec 7, 2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Mar 23, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Nov 1, 2024

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Arrival Saturday
Sagres
Double room p. P. 109.- 119.- 129.-
Surcharge single room 79.- 79.- 79.-
Tavira
Double room p. P. 89.- 89.- 129.-
Surcharge single room 89.- 89.- 89.-
Price
Electric bicycle
Bicycle 21-gear unisex
Bicycle 21-gear gents
Bicycle-PLUS
289.-
109.-
109.-
189.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category incl. breakfast 
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (German, English, French)
  • Navigation-app, GPS-data 
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bicycle rental, including rental bicycle insurance
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)

Optional:

  • Return transfer with minibus every Saturday morning from Tavira to Faro airport, costs CHF 59.-, for your own bicycle additionally CHF 49.-, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Faro airport

Other important information:

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Markus Baur CH | 08.10.2023
sehr schöne Veloreisen
Die Veloreise ist sehr abwechslungsreich mit spektakulären Küsten am Anfang der Tour und Lagunen im 2.Teil. Einige Naturwege waren recht holprig und auch nicht immer einfach zu finden. Eine örtliche Signalisierung wie bei anderen Radtouren hätte geholfen. Es gab keine detaillierte Beschreibung der Lage der Hotels und des Startpunktes, was für Personen ohne Smartphone schwierig ist Für uns waren die Hotels eher zu luxeriös
5 stars
Sylvie H. CH | 20.09.2023
Algarve
Le parcours est bien organisé mais dans la première partie du parcours les pistes cyclables manquent. Il y avait un peu trop de routes principales à emprunter avec beaucoup de trafics. Pour le reste c’est parfait, je recommande ce genre de vacances
Eurotrek AG answered:
Vous écrivez que l'itinéraire emprunte en partie des routes principales au début. Komoot est un outil de planification très fiable pour les voyages à vélo à l'étranger et j'ai regardé l'itinéraire une fois là-bas. L'itinéraire défini par l'organisateur Eurofun suit en fait en grande partie les routes recommandées par Komoot. Cela ne signifie évidemment pas que les conditions sur place sont toujours optimales, mais cela indique que l'on a plus ou moins choisi le meilleur parcours possible lors de la planification. Espérons toutefois qu'au Portugal aussi, l'infrastructure pour le trafic cycliste s'améliorera suffisamment dans un avenir proche pour qu'il ne soit plus nécessaire de partager l'itinéraire avec des camions !

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