An 8 night Portuguese Bikepacking Gravel Holiday
Are you ready for a next level cycling experience? Maybe our Portugal bikepacking holiday is for you!
The bike holiday is the perfect mix of road and gravel. Technically it is not too difficult (most tracks are for 4×4 vehicles) but the off-road sections give the riders a chance to reach villages and other hidden gems inaccessible with a road bike.
You will carry your own luggage with you (self supported), staying at small hotels / BnB’s en route. It is a guided cycling trip however, so you are not completely without our help and assistance. We will eat as together at the end of each day a group at local restaurants giving you a chance to experience the best of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, whilst reliving the experiences of the day over a glass of wine!
This bikepacking holiday is for medium – advanced level riders. You don’t need to have prior experience in bike packing, but experience in having done around 100km on back to back days will make the tour more enjoyable for you! You will encounter challenges, both physically and mentally – but that’s the aim 😉
Don’t forget! There are no support vehicles on this trip, however you will have the company of our lovely guides who will be there to assist you if needed!
Bikepacking Tour Itinerary
This trip consists of 2 travel days, 7 cycling days bikepacking and 8 nights. Scroll down look below at the itinerary below for a more detailed overview of the route and number of km each day!
You will be staying in different local rural hotels each night. We hand pick the accommodation to suit our cyclists, both in terms of comfort and location, as well as having an authentic Portuguese feel. There will be no hotel chains, as we love to support Portuguese business owners.
We pledge to support local restaurants, so you will eat in different nearby restaurants each night, all within walking distance of your hotels. By the end of the week you will have had a taste of the many traditional dishes of Portugal and in particular the Algarve and Alentejo. 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
This adventure is not just about the bike… as you ride, you will also experience the culture and heritage of the Algarve and the Alentejo – the local cuisine, music, wine and liquor making, the agriculture, historic monuments and the ancient creative traditions.
Gravel – what bike do I need?
This tour is designed specifically for gravel riding. We would highly recommend a gravel bike, or a road bike with gravel tyres. This Portugal gravel bikepacking holiday is predominantly on small roads, but will dive off onto gravel paths (usually 4×4 tracks) so having tyres that can stand up to that is paramount! We can hire gravel bikes for you – just get in touch.