Do you enjoy heading off the beaten track? Seeing communities and landscapes almost untouched by modern western society? Then our Via Algarviana self-guided mountain bike holiday might be just the challenge for you. Dive into the depths of the Portuguese countryside, taking a glimpse of the traditional Algarve rural lifestyle that is still very much alive in the interior.
The Via Algarviana traverses the Algarve from East to West over 300km through some of the most picturesque areas in the region. It is a challenging track, suitable for medium to experienced level cyclists. If in doubt, then we recommend hiring an e-Bike, or giving yourself a little more time to complete it. ´
Each day has significant climbing, as well as technical parts (i.e. loose stones, steep) if you are not an experienced mountain biker you might find yourself walking some small sections. There are also some river crossings, where it might be unavoidable to get wet feet. But that’s all part of the adventure, right!?
Taking on the challenge of the Via Algarviana self-guided mountain bike tour is a truly incredible experience, and a challenge for any level of cyclist. You will see the very best of the ‘real’ Algarve, the landscapes, the animals, the people and the tranquility. The stars at night can be spectacular as parts of the Via Algarviana are far away from light pollution.
Choose between 5, 6 or 8 stages depending on how much cycling you would like to do each day.