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Portugal is popular not only with cyclists, but with all seeking outdoor activities. Its sunny weather and Mediterranean Sea breezes provide the perfect atmosphere for a biking tour. Dedicated bike paths and small side roads with little traffic allow visitors to explore the rolling hills and quaint villages of Portugal's countryside. Cycling through the Algarve Region provides beautiful views of Portugal's coast.

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The Alentejo Heritage

Ride through medieval castles and palaces and stand where you can view eagles flying from above. Delight yourself with the picturesque landscapes of Alentejo, the immense cork and olive tree meadows and the rows of traditional whitewashed houses. Stop off at a vineyard, taste the Alentejo world renowned nectar and visit the wine cellars. Admire one of the top horse breeds in the World – the Lusitanian Portuguese Horse, be enchanted by the beauty of the UNESCO city of Évora, travel back to ancient time at the Stone Circles and how the tradition of XVII century handmade tapestries is still preserved. 
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Algarve East Biking Tour

Cycle along Portugal's coast on bike paths and small roads with minimal traffic. While rolling hills are present, the tour is suitable for those in basic condition as well as families.
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Algarve West Biking Tour

This bike tour of Portugal begins at the Spanish border, taking cyclists through such highlights as the castle of Catro Marin, the fishing town of Tavira, and the old Moorish capital of Algarve.
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Crusing the Coast  

Bike around the most fantastic Portuguese beaches. The Costa Vicentina tour, along the Southern Portuguese sea coast, is like a banquet to your senses. Experience breathtaking landscapes in the Natural Park of Arrabida, dine among the Portuguese in the most typical fishing village, sun bathe along its continuous 15 Km length of golden sand, visit one of the oldest wine cellars in the country and find out why it’s forbidden to kill spiders!
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Top regions

Algarve

The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal and is often considered Europe's sunniest spot. The landscape is breathtaking in the Algarve – mountains, inlets, natural lagoons, beaches, limestone caves, and the blue-green ocean await you. 
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Fast Facts

Language: Portuguese 
Currency: Euro 
Population: 10,760,305 
Size: 35,556 square miles (92,090 square kilometers) - slightly smaller than Indiana 
Border countries: Spain 
National tourist office: www.portugaloffice.org

At a glance  

Located in South Western Europe, Portugal features over 528 miles (850 km) of pristine blue water and sandy beaches. Along with Portugal’s coast are the energetic cities of Lisbon and Porto. Built on hills overlooking the coast, Lisbon is one of Europe’s underrated capital cities. Highlights include Europe’s largest Oceanarium, museums and the Park of Nations, excellent for cycling. Porto, Lisbon’s northern rival, highlights ancient castles, natural parks and home to the world-famous Port wine of the River Douro. Walk along cobblestone paths and enjoy Portugal's famous cuisine of fresh seafood, cheeses, or sausages, accompanied by Fado music, Portugal's traditional melancholic singing. 

 


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