Algarve

Lovely Beaches and the Hinterland.

More than 3000 hours of sun and a lovely coastal bike trail, the Ecovia Litoral, speak for the Algarve coast in Portugal. During your tour you will stay in two hotels and discover the beautiful stages and the things worth seeing in the hinterland. You will discover the national park Ria Farmosa, which emerged due to a tsunami in the 18th century. The lovely harbour-town of Tavira with its white houses and lots of tradition is also worth to visit like the appealing old town of Faro surrounded by a old city wall. In the hinterland you will cycle through figs and olive groves and maybe also pass some flock of sheeps. On the way to the moorish castle of Silves you will be accompanied by the small of citron and orange trees. Further stages will lead you to beautiful beaches and a spectacular rocky coast next to Quarteira, Albufeira and Alvor. Come to the Algarve and enjoy!

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

Your first bike trip takes you through the unique lagoon landscape of the Ria Formosa, which was formed in 1755 by an earth- and seaquake. You will arrive in the small trading town Tavira, which was already established in the Phoenician time, with its surrounding salt flats and salt meadows. Later, you cycle back to the hotel.

Along the coast, the path leads to Faro where you have time for the beautiful historic old town by the sea. Flourishing citrus, orange, almond and fig trees accompany you on your bike ride to Estoi. After a coffee break in the magnificent Palacio (today luxury hotel), you cycle back to Olhão.

Past salt meadows with flamingos and extensive golf facilities the stage follows the course of the coast to the beautiful beaches of Quarteira and Vilamura. By train, you will arrive in Poço Barreto and cycle the last kilometres to your hotel Suites Alba.

You leave the coast and, accompanied by the scent of orange and lemon groves, you reach the Moorish Silves. In the early afternoon, you arrive back in your hotel and have time for a swim.

The "Ecovia do Litoral" takes you through former fishing villages and seaside resorts that alternate with dune landscapes and bizarre rock cliffs. Albufeira’s white old town invites you to stroll. Later, it goes back to the hotel.

In the morning, you cycle to the nice fishing village of Ferragudo. Behind Portimão, the “sardine capital“, you arrive at the spectacular rock beach Praia da Rocha. From Alvor, you cycle back to the hotel.

Tour character

Field ways, secondary roads and new cycle paths (mostly unpaved) will lead you on the cycle route called "Ecovia do Litoral". The terrain is mostly flat but sometimes also slightly hilly at the coastal landscape and in the hinterland. At day 5 one longer increase of approx. 100m in height. Please note that the official cycle path is only partly finished and the communities maintain it very differently.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 28, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 17, 2020
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
May 30, 2020 |
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
Arrival Saturday
Algarve, 8 Tage, Kat. A, PO-AGRMA-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Algarve, 8 Tage, Kat. B, PO-AGRMA-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
790.00
420.00
260.00
650.00
230.00
180.00
940.00
690.00
260.00
770.00
390.00
180.00

Kategorie A: Real Marina Hotel & Spa 5***** und Suites Alba Resorts 5*****

Kategorie B: Real Marina Hotel & Spa 5***** und Hotel Vale del Rei 4****

Price
Rental bike 24-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
80.00
80.00
180.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Overnight stay in the chosen category
  • Breakfast bufett
  • Luggage transfer between the two hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English,) with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone
  • Tourist tax
  • GPS tracks available
  • Service hotline
 

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Airport Faro
  • With Taxi from the airport to the hotel, costs approx. € 25,- / taxi (to be organised by your own)
  • Ride back from Praia da Albandeira to the airport in Faro approx. € 65,- / taxi (to be organised by your own)

Please note:

  • Where visitor´s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price.