Bike Tours in Algarve

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The Algarve is a great locations for cycling! Sunny weather and lovely scenic trails await you! 

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All about the Bike Tours in Algarve.

The Algarve is a great locations for cycling as the mild weather year round provides optimal conditions for the sport! Also, the amazing coastline and untouched countryside, offers a wealth of cycling trails to choose from, so you will be able to find the perfect trail, whatever your cycling level may be! We offer mountain bike tours for those looking for something a bit more challenging, but we also offer easygoing road bike tours suited to beginners and families alike! Areas range from the hills of Albufeira and Monchique to the coastal trails of Faro Island and Tavira. We even offer E-bike tours in the mountains! Our meeting point is in Albufeira, but we can also arrange pickups in other locations of the Algarve at an additional cost!

  1. Option 1 Albufeira to Algibre Mountain Bike Tour

    This is a really great tour for those who regularly cycle, as the trail offers varied technical trails and we are happy to challenge you to some shills if you are up for it! From Albufeira, we go out towards the villages of Cerro d’Ouro and Ferreiras, where you will cycle among lush vegetation on single cycling tracks. Along the way you will be surprised with things like a hill-top castle and crossing over an ancient Roman bridge. Up at the top of the hills we will stop for a well deserved break and some great photo opportunities before our descent. The next section of your tour will take you along the area known as Algibre. The great tracks and beautiful surroundings make this a cyclers dream area! Our return to Albufeira is taken via Tunes and Aldeia dos Matos, with its rugged and rocky trails alongside pine forests and orange groves.

    Availability: upon request

    Bike Type: Mountain bike

    Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Distance: 40+km

    Activity Level: Intermediate

    Includes: Guide services, transfer to the starting point from central Algarve, insurance

  2. Option 2 Quinta do Lago and Falesia Beach Mountain Bike Tour

    Starting in the beautiful surrounding of Quinta do Lago, by the Ria Formosa to Faro beach, this easy going cycling tour is suitable for all ages and cycling levels! Explore an intricate maze of islands, marshes, lagoons and plenty of wildlife along the way! The trail is lovely and wooded, so you’ll be protected by lush forests taking you to the amazing salt pans. As we continue our journey into Faro, you’ll get to see the University Marine Project! Amazing views along lakes may provide you with views of flamingos! From here we will arrive at Faro beach, a great location with a variety of cafes and restaurants. We’ll stop here to recharge and enjoy a coffee, fresh orange juice or a yummy Pastel de Nata (not included). After this it’s time to cycle along the dyke in Quinta do Lago. A leisurely jogging and cycling trail, you will always be accompanied by natural surroundings and beautiful landscapes. This is a great tour if you are a beginner, or coming out as a family, as the trail goes along calm roads and dirt tracks.

    Availability: Tuesday morning

    Bike Type: Mountain Bike

    Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Distance: 25 to 35km

    Activity Level: Easy

    Includes: Guide services, transfer to the starting point from central Algarve, insurance

  3. Option 3 Albufeira Coast and Country Mountain Bike Tour

    A great combination of sea views and cycling in nature! Our tour begins at the center of Albufeira, taking you along trails leading to the famous vineyards of Cliff Richards! We’ll cycle along the lagoon in Salgados, where you will frequently find varied birds and if you’re lucky a sea turtle or more! The cycling trail is along boardwalks that lead you along lovely beaches and landscapes. At this point, and due to the rocky nature of the coastal trail we veer a bit inland and explore the trails along the Albufeira Marina taking down to the cobblestones of the old town and the end of our tour

    Availability: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings

    Bike Type: Mountain bike

    Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Distance: 35km

    Activity Level: Intermediate

    Includes: Guide services, transfer to the starting point from central Algarve, insurance

  4. Option 4 Full Day Algarve Coastal Mountain Bike Tour

    A true adventure if you are willing to challenge yourself! Our guides pride themselves on knowing the best cycling trails that lead you to the most beautiful views, so join us on this full day tour! Get ready to start early with transfers to Vila Real de Santo Antonio, right on the border with Spain! We’ll start you off with some cycling along flat trails on the coast leading you to Monte Gordo, Altura and Mata Rota. You’ll want to take out your camera for the spectacular views in the quaint little seaside towns of Cacela Velha and Fabrica! As we continue our tour on dirt tracks, we will reach the lovely Cabanas de Tavira, where we will make our first stop for a coffee break (not included). 

    After some relaxing and recharging, we cycle west, by the towns of Santa Luzia and Pedras del Rei and Praia do Barril, taking us to the heart of the Ria Formosa Park. A known UNESCo Heritage Site, this expanse of over 60 kilometers boasts the most varied fauna, flora and wildlife in the Algarve, so be prepared to explore unspoilt nature including lagoos, water channels, deserted islands and salt marshes. Our next stops are in Olhao and Fuseta. The first is a known fishing town and home to the annual Seafood Festival in August. The trails lead you along a variety of cafes and restaurants by the RIa where we will stop for lunch (not included). On our way to Quinta do Lago, we will cycle along behind the airport in Faro, in search of flamingos!

    Quinta do Lago is our next stop. A resort made up of beautiful beaches and golf courses, the trails here are quite leisurely and will guide us to the seafront of Quarteira and Vilamoura. here we will hop off our bikes and have a well deserved post tour drink!

    Availability: upon request

    Bike Type: Mountain bike

    Duration: 8 hours

    Distance: 105km

    Activity Level: Intermediate

    Includes: Guide services, transfer to the starting point from central Algarve, insurance

  5. Option 5 Intermediate Mountain Bike Tour

    Escape the beaches and bustle of the tourists and come explore the more traditional part of the Algarve! Surrounded by lovely greenery, working farms  and calm landscapes, Paderne offers excellent cycling conditions and a peaceful day out in nature! Paderne offers some wonderful cycling tracks that take you along lovely orchards and fields, allowing you to breathe in the fresh country air. We will cycle along until we reach the quaint little village of Alte for a bit of a rest and a coffee break (not included). During our stop we will allow for some free time to go exploring! On our way back to Paderne, you will get to cycle past Rocha Amarela, which is an ancient village in peaceful settings and offering you spectacular views. The remainder of the ride can be a bit challenging but the viewpoints along the way will be your reward! This is one of the most picturesque trails we offer!

    Availability: Thursday morning

    Bike Type: Mountain Bike

    Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Distance: 40km

    Activity Level: Intermediate

    Includes: Guide services, transfer to the starting point from central Algarve, insurance

  6. Option 6 Monchique Downhill Mountain Bike Tour

    We will start your tour with a van transfer uphill to the highest point of the Monchique mountains. From here you will get to see spectacular views of the western and southern coasts. Our guides will show you the best and most scenic routes ensuring your time with us is filled with fantastic photo opportunities! Along the way, the van will be with us, so that you can enjoy a refreshing drink of water. Midway through the tour, we will stop and serve you a delicious picnic lunch. This normally consists of vegetable soup, a tuna pasta salad with veggies, and some fresh orange juice. In summer months we tend to vary our lunch by serving a cool gazpacho with juice and some fresh fruit grown locally. After lunch, we will continue our downhill tour to the starting point!

    Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am

    Bike Type: All terrain mountain bikes

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meeting point: Mexelhoeira Grande. Transfers can be arranged from other locations at an additional cost

    Activity Level: Moderate

  7. Option 7 Monchique Off Road Mountain Bike Tour

    If you are looking for a bit of a challenge, you will not want to miss this tour! Though it is a downhill tour, the tracks we follow are a bit more difficult than the previous tour and will take you along forests and water channels into lovely farming lands. Gravel roads will lead you past windmills and forests full of eucalyptus trees, and farmers frequently come out to say hello to passing cyclists! We also organize a delicious lunch midway at a local tavern, and after lunch we will challenge you to an uphill trail leading you past the Algarve Autodrome and back into beautiful natural landscapes surrounding the Alvor Ria

    Availability: upon request

    Bike Type: all terrain mountain bikes

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meeting point: Mexelhoeira Grande. Transfers can be arranged from other locations at an additional cost

    Activity Level: Moderate to Advanced

  8. Option 8 Paderne Valley Road Bike Tour

    We’ve created a really great route that suits all cycling levels, so if you’re not very experienced, but would still love to cycle along some of the most beautiful locations in the hills of the Algarve, this is the tour to book! Surrounded by dense greenery and a serene atmosphere, this tour will take you away from the busy tourist locations and into a natural environment with fresh country air and tradition and culture of the region! This is a delightful ride in which you will barely find any cars around you and the distance will seem shorter than it actually is! Midway we will stop at a local cafe (not included), in which you can enjoy some coffee or juice and dig into the delicious toasted sandwiches it’s known for! The tour back will take you along the outskirts of Paderne between orchards and fields and a pleasant downhill trail taking you back to Albufeira

    Availability: Monday morning

    Bike Type: Road bike

    Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Distance: 60 to 80km

    Activity Level: Easy

    Includes: Guide services, transfer to the starting point from central Algarve, insurance

  9. Option 9 Central Algarve Road Bike Tour

    Our tours are suited to all cycling levels and this tour will take you away into the beautiful hills of the Algarve. If you are an experienced cyclist, let us know and we will challenge you to some of the trails used in the Algarve circuit! You’ll get to visit locations in the authentic Algarve that standard tours forget to show you! 

     

    Availability: Wednesday mornings

    Bike Type: Road bike

    Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Distance: 60 to 80km

    Activity Level: Intermediate

    Includes: Guide services, transfer to the starting point from central Algarve, insurance

  10. Option 10 Challenging Hills Road Bike Tour

    We offer a variety of cycling routes according to the group’s abilities and preferences, so you can opt for the challenging 9km Foia route, or the more leisurely 2.5km route of Malhao. When filling in the form, let us know a bit about yourself and we will help you choose the perfect trip!

    Availability: Friday morning

    Bike Type: Road bike

    Duration: 4 to 5 hours

    Distance: 80km

    Activity Level: Challenging

    Includes: Guide services, transfer to the starting point from central Algarve, insurance

  11. Option 11 Half Day E-bike Mountain Tour

    If you’re an experienced cycler looking for the ultimate cycling experience, you’ve just found it! We invite you to join our e-mountain bike tour and challenge yourself to some of the Algarve steepest and toughest terrains! 

    Availability: upon request

    Bike Type: E-mountain bike

    Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Distance: 70km

    Activity Level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Price: on request

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