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Authentic Algarve Road Cycling Holiday - Echappee Portugal
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AUTHENTIC ALGARVE ROAD CYCLING HOLIDAY

6th – 13th April 2024

Smooth, quiet roads + fabulous landscapes

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AUTHENTIC ALGARVE CYCLING TOUR OVERVIEW

Next Available Dates:
6th -13th April 2024


Bike Type: Road

Number of riding days: 6

Tour Type: Guided

Airport Faro

Km / day: 90-130km

Elevation gain / day: 700-2000m

Overall Difficulty: Medium

Accommodation: Loulé Hotel Jardim

Are you looking for a new destination for a cycling tour in 2023? Our Authentic Algarve Cycling Tour could be the one for you.

 

Escape to the authentic Algarve with us! During this cycling holiday you will experience the very best roads of the Algarve – the hidden gem of Europe for road cycling. Easy coastal riding near Faro, challenging climbing in Monchique and rolling hills of the central Algarve. In April the spring flowers will be in full bloom all around, and the summer warmth starting to approach. In Autumn the fig trees will be full of fruit, and the weather is almost always hot!

Heritage and Culture

This week is not just about the bike… as you cycle, 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 real Portugal – and we know you will want to come back.

Accommodation

For 2024 we have moved the location of our Authentic Algarve gravel holiday to Alte, a small village in the heart of the Algarve hills.
Guests will stay in the beautiful Alte Tradition Guesthouse, a newly renovated traditional guesthouse in the centre of the village. With a rooftop hot tub and a plunge pool we know you will love the choice of accommodation for the week. Every morning you will enjoy a fresh and plentiful buffet breakfast to fuel the day ahead.

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.

Allergies or dietary requirements? No problem, we can take care of everything.

What’s Included?

Airport transfers
6 spectacular days of cycling
7 nights high quality accommodation
Buffet breakfast
GPX files of all stage options in advance
Mechanical assistance
Professional drone and GoPro photos of your trip
Civil liability Insurance
5* service – our promise!
Ride Snacks
Knowledgable and friendly guides with you every pedalstroke of the way
All staff first aid qualified
Support vehicles on longer rides

 

 

Not Included

Flights
Lunch and Dinner (although we will book restaurants and eat with you in the evening)
Extras – e.g. jersey, bike hire, single supplement for accommodation

N2 cycling tour

Alte Tradition Guesthouse

Guests on our Authentic Algarve Road Cycling Holiday will stay in this beautiful village centre guesthouse within walking distance of the village restaurants and cafes. The hotel has a plunge pool, lounge as well as a rooftop hot tub with a view of the village. The hotel is ideally situated in the Algarve – away from the busiest coastal roads, with the best road riding right on the doorstep.

2024 Dates – Ideal for solo cyclists!

In 2024 we have one week available for our Authentic Algarve Road Tour – 6th – 13th April 2024.

If you are ready to book – you can do so direct below!

Those dates don’t work for you? Send us a quote request for a bespoke tour!

 

Pay a 20% deposit per item

Authentic Algarve Road Cycling Holiday

Please note this is only an indication as external factors such as group ability might impact which exact routes are followed.

 

Arrival into Faro Airport, transfer to Alte

Alte Street

We will arrange for you to be taken (with any bikes and luggage you have of course!) from Faro Airport to Loulé.

Here you will be met by our friendly team and checked into the hotel. Depending on your flight arrival time there might be time for an afternoon spin before dinner.

Need help with bike set up? Dont worry! Our team will assist you with everything. We will have a comprehensive tool kit, floor pump and everything you might require to get your bike ready to rock and roll.

 

Easy Introductory Ride

On your first day, we will head out for a rolling spin along some of the easier small road nearby. This is a good chance to shake out your legs after your journey and ensure the bikes are rolling smoothly.

We have chosen Alte to be our location for this road cycling holiday because there are so many options close by for great smooth, quiet roads. We can enjoy flat easy riding or rolling hills, beautiful countryside or coastal rides. We can’t wait to show you everything!

 

 

 

Tavira – 100/130km

Todays route will take you down to some of the eastern Algarve’s most spectacular coastline. Lunch will be in Santa Luzia, a charming seaside town where we might even enjoy a fish lunch overlooking the sea.

We will have other shorter options available for this day so that there is something for everyone.

 

 

Cachopo / Santa Catarina – 100-130km

This is another spectacular day in the best of the Algarve hills. Some of this route is newly tarmacked, and with the scarcity of cars in the area, fabulous views and great company you can’t help but love this route!

We will stop in Santa Catarina for a coffee and some of the best pastries in the Algarve on this ride too.

 

 

Malhão – 80-100km

Today it’s time to put the legs to the test once more – to attack one of the famous climbs in the region – Malhão! This climb is used each year as the final stage finish for the Vola ao Algarve, a World Tour Race that takes place every February.

After the climb you will be rewarded by the most local café imaginable, and some unforgettable views over the surrounding “Serra de Caldeirão”.

 

 

Vilamoura / Quarteira – 60km

Time for an easier day! After a restful morning, we will enjoy a casual spin towards Vilamoura and Quarteira to have an ice cream at Vilamoura Marina.

The afternoon is free time – sit by the pool, explore the village and surrounding beautiful walking trails on foot.

 

Loulé / Barranco do Velho – 80-120km

This is a great option for the final day, we will take you into the heart of the “real Algarve”- traditional villages and quiet, perfectly smooth roads.

We will enjoy a fantastic typical lunch in one of the restaurants in the “Serra” (hills) before winding back down towards Alte

Time for a last meal all together before heading home!

 

 

Adeus!

We will arrange a transfer to take you and your luggage to Faro Airport. Until next time!

 

 

GROUP CYCLING TOURS

 

 

Have you been tasked with finding a club trip for 2024? We can organise many different types of cycling tour to suit you.

Club pricing can start as low as €925 per person with dinner, support vehicles, guiding and accommodation included. We can suggest the dates below, but also will try and work around your requirements in terms of flight availability. Contact us using the form below to get the ball rolling and we will take care of everything!

 

SEND A RESERVATION or QUOTE REQUEST

 

Send us a reservation request below for the Authentic Algarve Road Cycling Tour and one of our friendly team will get back to you within 1 working day to help finalise and plan your trip.

Don’t forget! We create bespoke trips for small groups or clubs too – anything you would like to add, please don’t hesitate to ask us and we will do our best to make your ideas a reality.

 

 

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Liked the sound of our Authentic Algarve Road Cycling Tour? You might also be interested in our other cycling holidays in Portugal…

Authentic Algarve Gravel Cycling Holiday

For the gravel riders. Enjoy an off road / gravel cycling holiday in the Algarve! Let us introduce you to the best tracks and trails in the beautiful Algarve, both along the coast and inland.

925,001.275,00

Alentejo Self-Guided Gravel Bikepacking Tour

For the bikepackers. An adventure is on the horizon! Escape your normal routine and join us for a truly new and exciting gravel bikepacking experience into the Alentejo.

Faro to Lisbon Self-Guided Gravel Tour

Road Cycling Holiday Portugal

For the gravel tourers. This is a fantastic gravel trip for anyone wanting to experience a wide range of landscapes – west coast, rolling Alentejo plains and the beautiful Algarve backroads.

795,001.295,00

Authentic Algarve Road Cycling Holiday

Road Cycling Holiday Portugal

For the roadies. An unforgettable week of road riding in the Algarve. Not just bikes – this cycling holiday is also about enjoying the Portuguese culture, gastronomy and incredible landscapes too!

875,001.275,00

738km North to South N2 Cycling Tour

Road Cycling Holiday Portugal

For the challenge-seekers. A stunning road cycling holiday with a goal to achieve! Put your cycling legs to the test during this 6-day Challenge. A total of 738km, along Europes longest road.

1.450,001.800,00

FAQ’s

Can I hire a bike?

Yes. Just get in touch to let us know exactly what you would like (road, e-bike or hybrid) and we will give you a quotation.

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.

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!

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.

 

Get in touch!

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