Experience some of Europe’s best gravel cycling routes

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Recommended times of year:

All year round


Bike Type: Gravel, MTB

Number of riding days: 6

Tour Type: Guided

Airport Faro

Km / day: 80-120km

Elevation gain / day: 800-2500m

Overall Difficulty: Medium

Accommodation: Rural Hotels

Explore the very best of the real Algarve on our Authentic Algarve Gravel Cycling Holiday

 

At Échappée Portugal we don’t just plan your vacation, we help you create the best vacation memories of your life.
Enjoy a superb self-guided cycling tour through the Alentejo, the heart of one of Portugal’s main wine-producing regions. Each day you will experience the fabulous landscape, through vineyards and olive groves. Each day will finish at a different vineyard, where you will be able to relax with glass in hand. We hand-pick each vineyard so that by the end of the trip you have experienced a wonderful range of wines, from small-scale family run vineyards to more well known brands that are exported.

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What’s Included?

Airport transfers
6 spectacular days of cycling
7 Nights Hotel accommodation
Buffet breakfast
GPX files of all stages
5* service – our promise!

 

Not Included

Flights
Lunches
Dinner
Bike Hire

 

Gravel Cycling 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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Alentejo Gravel Bikepacking Holiday

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Volta ao Algarve Road Cycling Holiday

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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!

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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.

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!

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