Authentic Algarve Gravel Cycling Holiday

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6th – 13th October 2021

 


Bike Type: Gravel or MTB

Number of riding days: 6

Tour Type: Guided

Airport Faro

Km / day: 40-110km

Elevation gain / day: 500-1500m

Overall Difficulty: All

Accommodation: Loulé Jardim Hotel

Gravel Cycling Adventures in the Algarve

The very best tracks, trails and paths

Are you ready to explore the real Algarve with our gravel cycling holiday? This is your chance to be taken into the hidden valleys and secret trails of the beautiful countryside of Portugal! We can guarantee this is a true escape from your normal every-day life and an unforgettable week of cycling!

Difficulty Level

For more competent off-road riders there are some more challenging single tracks that we will introduce you too. Novice? Don’t worry, for you we will have beginner-level tracks and trails for you to enjoy!

Accommodation

You will be staying in the beautiful town of Loulé, Algarve. It is located in the perfect place for gravel cycling, away from the busier coastline and right in the heart of the best cycling areas of the central Algarve.

Loulé itself is a charming, traditional Portuguese town. It’s castle, market and small cobbled streets are all popular with tourists and the town has a particular buzz on a Saturday morning when the outdoor fruit and vegetable market is held.

Cuisine

We love to support the local restaurant owners, so you will eat in different hand picked local restaurants each night, most within walking distance of the hotel. By the end of the week you will have had a taste of the many traditional dishes of Portugal and in particular the Algarve. All meals plus house wine, beer or soft drinks are all included in the price of your holiday. Allergies or dietary requirements? No problem, we can take care of everything.

Heritage and Culture

But this gravel bike holiday is not just about cycling… as you ride, you will also experience the culture and heritage of this amazing country – the local cuisine, wine and liquor making, the agriculture, historic monuments and the ancient creative traditions. You will leave with a taste of authentic Portugal – and we know you will want to return!

 

What’s Included?

Z Airport transfers
Z 7 Nights Hotel accommodation
Z Buffet breakfast
Z Dinner with wine or beer
Z Knowledgable and friendly guides
Z Support vehicles
Z Échappée Portugal jersey worth €60
Z GPX files of all stages in advance
Z Mechanical assistance
Z Professional drone and GoPro photos of your trip
Z Ride snacks
Z 5* service – our promise!

 

Not Included

 

V Flights

V Lunches

V Bike Hire

 

Loulé Hotel Jardim

Guests will stay in this beautiful town centre hotel within walking distance of all market, restaurants and cafes. The hotel has a gym, bar and lounge as well as a rooftop pool with a view of the historic part of the town. The hotel is ideally situated in the Algarve – away from the busiest coastal roads, with the best riding right on the doorstep.

MTB / Gravel Bike Holiday Example Itinerary

Please note this is only an indication as external factors such as the weather might impact which rides we do each day. You will receive a detailed itinerary once you have booked.

DAY 1

Airport Transfer

DAY 2

Introductory Ride (20-50km)

DAY 3

(40-80km)

DAY 4

(50-110km)

DAY 5

Easy Ride or Rest Day

DAY 6

(40-80km)

DAY 7

(50-110km)

DAY 8

Airport Transfer

Arrival into Faro Airport, transfer to hotel in Loulé
Easy introductory ride close to Loulé
Coastal exploration in the Ria Formosa National Park
Inland trails and tracks with a traditional lunch
Rest day or easy day followed by wine tour
Coastal cliffs and sandy trails ride
Inland mountain tracks and orange groves
Transfer to Faro airport, depart

Pricing Options Explained

All prices are per person per holiday and vary depending on your group size and room choice.

Single Occupancy Total - €1275 per person

With single occupancy you are guaranteed a private room and bathroom in all accommodation that we stay in. 

Note: If you are travelling alone you must choose this option.

7 nights, 2 travel days and 6 riding days. For everything else that is included, check the list above!

2-4 people - €975 per person

This option is great for couples or a small group of friends travelling together.

Each 2 people will share a bathroom. We will always try our best to ensure that you get your choice of beds (double or twin).

7 nights, 2 travel days and 6 riding days. For everything else that is included, check the list above!

Group of 6+ Total - €875 per person

Got a group of 6 or more? You have just saved yourself €100 each! 

This price is based on two people sharing each room. If any members of your party wish to upgrade to a single occupancy just get in touch – we can do a special rate for this too.

7 nights, 2 travel days and 6 riding days. For everything else that is included, check the list above!

Group of 10+ Total - €775 per person

A group of 10 or more? You have saved €200 each!

The price is based on two people sharing each room, however if anyone in your party wishes to have their own room just get in touch and we will give them a special upgrade rate.

7 nights, 2 travel days and 6 riding days. For everything else that is included, check the list above!

Reserve your place

We know the pandemic has made organising travel arrangements  difficult! To help, we only require a small deposit in advance. Full payment is due 1 week prior to the start date.

775,001.275,00

Clear
Pay a 20% deposit per item

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FAQ’s

What is your cancellation policy?
You can book in confidence with a very flexible cancellation policy which can be read in detail here.

We strongly recommend that you travel with adequate travel insurance to cover the cost of flight cancellation and holiday cancellation.

 

Am I too slow?

Definitely not! We pride ourselves on providing holidays for all abilities, and we have guides for different fitness levels. Often groups will be divided into three different groups so suit everyone!

Having said that, there are two trips that do require a reasonable level of fitness – the Bikepacking Adventure and the N2 Challenge. Both of these trips have a minimum number of kilometres to complete each day.

Can I hire a bike?

Of course. Just get in touch to let us know exactly what you would like and we will give you a quotation.

I would like to create my own bespoke holiday - can you help?

Of course! We would love to help you put together the perfect cycling holiday for you and your group.

We can assist with:

  • Booking hotels, villas or BnB’s
  • Hiring bikes
  • Plotting cycling routes (road or off-road)
  • Hiring guides
  • Car Hire
  • Booking restaurants
  • Recommending cafes
  • Airport transfers

We charge really reasonable prices for all of the above, making your life as the organiser really easy. Let us know what you have planned and we will help you plan an unforgettable week of cycling in Portugal for you!

Get in touch!

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