Portugal Bike Tour

Algarve Blue

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Between its azure skies and Atlantic shoreline, southern Portugal boasts more shades of blue than even Martha Stewart could imagine! Our Algarve bike tour route follows the coast south to the land's end at Cabo de Săo Vicente, the southwesternmost point of Europe, and then traces the Algarve shore to cosmopolitan Lagos. We'll pedal past ever-changing ocean views: tiny fishing villages, colorful harbors, towering sea cliffs, and golden sand dunes. Along the way, we'll take time to savor the Algarve's treasures, from seafood specialties to Moorish history-not to mention some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

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  • Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Trip Feedback
  • What's Included
  • Bike the wild Atlantic coast to land's end at Sagres
  • Rugged headlands on the edge of Europe
  • Colorful sea cliffs, stork nests and shorebirds
  • Roman ruins of Miróbriga
  • Moorish influenced architecture and cuisine
  • Free day for beaches, hiking, surfing, or a dolphin cruise
  • Visit the sea caves and grottoes of Ponta de Piedade
  • Walking tour of historic Lagos
  • Fresh-off-the-boat seafood
  • Beach it in the Algarve!

Day 1: Morning transfer from Lisbon Airport to Grândola, a traditional Alentejo village famously linked to the wakeup call signaling the start of Portugal's 1974 "Carnation Revolution." A peaceful warm-up ride winds through the cork groves to a scenic overlook and shrine. Welcome dinner in the historic town market. (5 or 14 mi.)

Day 2: Cycle through the Serra da Grândola foothills to Santiago do Caçem, whose Moorish past can be sensed in its winding backstreets and castle walls. Tour the ancient Roman ruins of Miróbriga, then descend to the coast for the crescent beaches of Porto Covo. End near Santiago do Caçem at the Tres Marias, a comfortable country house surrounded by nature and animals. (35 or 41 mi.)

Day 3: Rice fields and traditional villages highlight our bike ride to the magnificent Praia Grande. Admire the lighthouse overlooking the headlands of Cabo Sardăo, and pedal an off-road path high above the coastline for breathtaking views of sea stacks and the crashing Atlantic. The longer option leads to a spectacular beach set at the mouth of the Rio Seixe. In Odeceixe, Hotel Casas do Moinho incorporates traditional village houses clustered around a vintage working windmill. (38 or 43 mi.)

Day 4: Welcome to the Algarve! Spin through vineyards and farmland to Aljezur, the last town to be reclaimed from the Moors. Picnic with ocean views at the Carrapateira headlands, then continue down the coast to Sagres, where Prince Henry founded his 15th-century navigational school. Relax with a two-night stay at our cliff-top hotel, where every room has an ocean view. (43 mi.)

Day 5: Free day in Sagres. A short ride leads to the towering cliffs of Cabo de Săo Vicente, the southwestern-most point in Europe and once the end of the known world. Afternoon free for beaches, a hike along the headlands, a dolphin cruise, or a surfing lesson! (0 or 8 mi.)

Day 6: Bike the Algarve coast past tiny fishing villages, then head inland through orchards of carob, almond, and oranges. End in Lagos at the four-star Hotel Marina Club. An afternoon walking tour reveals the city's colorful history, as the center of trade with Africa during Moorish times, and capital of the Algarve when it was an independent kingdom. Shop or explore the beautiful beaches of Meia Praia and Dona Ana before our festive final dinner. (28 or 32 mi.)

Day 7: Morning boat cruise through the fanciful rock formations and sea grottoes of Ponta da Piedade, followed by a farewell lunch. Depart Lagos on the afternoon train to Lisbon, or opt for an extra night to enjoy the Algarve coast.

"What excellent, professional, and kind guides you provided for our bike adventure through Portugal. They were great hosts. This trip took us to beautiful areas in Portugal with natural beauty and safe roads. Our guides provided wonderful picnics, snacks along the way, plentiful water and sightseeing opportunities of a lifetime."
- M.J., New York

"Great trip! Great guides! Great hotels! Great adventure! Great fun! I'd travel with you again in a heartbeat."
- J.G., California

"We wanted the "insider" tour feeling and we got it. The tour captured the wonderful pace and essence of Portuguese life."
- K.T. and E.M., Massachusetts

"The tour exceeded our expectations. Portugal should be a must see, and it's even better by bike! Well worth the cost."
- E.H. & S.H., Iowa

"I was not prepared for such a spectacularly beautiful coastline!"
- M.A., Alaska

"Loved the food, atmosphere, and company! The experience has changed my outlook: instead of Algarve Blue being my one and only bike trip, I know I can look forward to future bicycle travel, thanks to Easy Rider's training recommendations - a 180° change in my thinking."
- S.N., California

"You truly understand the power of the ocean here."
- T. S., Kentucky

"The coastal scenery was amazing, along with the serene inland biking. Picking fresh figs along the way was yummy!"
-G.C., Ontario

"The coastline of Portugal with endless rock cliffs, pristine beaches, and surf crashing on the shore is a spectacular sight I will long remember. Experiencing it on a bicycle made it that much better."
- R.L., New York

"The guides were amazing-so informative, helpful and genuinely fun."
- J.R., New York

"We had a ball!"
- D.H., California

  • 6 nights accommodations in small inns and seaside hotels (double occupancy, private bath)
  • 4 dinners with wine, 2 picnic lunches, and all breakfasts
  • Use of a top-quality 27-speed Marin hybrid bicycle
  • Detailed maps, written directions, and background information
  • Choice of mileage options on most days; total mileage of 101 to 192 miles
  • Two experienced, multilingual Portuguese guides
  • Support van to carry luggage, provide snacks, and offer assistance and lifts
  • Lagos sea grottoes cruise
  • Transfer from Lisbon Airport to Grândola
  • Gratuities for all accommodations and group meals
  • Comprehensive tour preparation information and training tips
  • Easy Rider cycling jersey and water bottle
  • Airfare is not included.
2018 Dates
Apr 14 - Apr 20

Price: US$2895 for
7 day/6 night guided bike tour.
Single supplement: $500.
Optional E-Bike Rental: $140.

Lisbon Airport/
Lagos Train Station

Activity Level: 2, 3. Moderate terrain.

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