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THE AUTHENTIC ALGARVE CYCLING TOUR

8 days
Relaxed cycling holiday, taking you from the sunniest coast of the Algarve through historic towns and authentic villages to the wild frontier of the Guadiana river.

Highlights

The Great Guadiana Route | Hotels with gardens and swimming pools |Unspoiled beaches with warm water | Vila Real Santo Antonio | Lake district | Castro Marim | Rich historical heritage | Unspoiled fields full of birds and flowers | Alcoutim | Route possible by electric bike |

Day 1

Arrive at the first base of our tour, the pretty and historic medieval town of Alcoutim which was part of the defensive line on the border with Spain.

Day 2

The route explores the cultural heritage of the beautiful Castles in Alcoutim and its Spanish neighbour Sanlucar, just across the river. Take your bike with you and explore our secret smugglers trail with amazing points of view. 31 Km

Day 3

Your route will take you on a panoramic ride of the Alcoutim area, through beautiful fields and forests full of flowers. 34 Km

Day 4

We ride to our second base of the tour, the quiet and historic medieval town of Castro Marim. Is this really the Algarve you say? It reminds me of the Douro without the vineyards, but with so many yachts and it´s warm! 45 Km

Day 5

You can rest today, why not try a local foodie experience?

Day 6

The route takes you through quiet back roads lined by orange, fig, olive and carob trees to the picturesque Lake district. 37 Km

Day 7

The last ride takes you from historic Castro Marim to the charming eighteenth century town of Vila Real Santo Antonio along spectacular tracks hugging the coastline to amazing beaches in the nature reserve. 34 km

Day 8

After breakfast travel to Faro Airport for your flight back home.

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Prices per person sharing a room

  • 670 € per person

More info: Including bed and breakfast accommodation, luggage transfers, maps and descriptions of the area. With local back-up service. Bicycle rental from 95€.