Algarve

Algarve, Portugal

Day7Armacao_de_Pera AlgarveAt a glance

The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal and is often considered Europe’s sunniest spot.

The region is dotted with Moorish inspired buildings, Roman ruins, and ancient walled towns. Landscape is breathtaking in the Algarve – mountains, inlets, natural lagoons, beaches, limestone caves, and the blue-green ocean await you.

The region is known for its fish, seafood, oranges, figs, and almonds, as well as four distinct types of local wine.

Why cyclists love it

The sunny weather and Mediterranean sea breezes draw cyclists from around the world to the Algarve every year. You’ll pedal on dedicated bike paths and small side roads with little traffic across the coastline and into the rolling hills.

Cycling in much of the Algarve is suitable for families with children, and there are also tour options available for cyclists looking for a challenge.

Tour spotlight

Algarve Coastal Route: From the Spanish Border West Along the Sea
Experience Portugal’s “Ecovia do Litoral,” a cycle route linking Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the Spanish border with Cabo de Saifo Vicente (Sagres) in the west. The Algarve is often called Europe’s sunniest spot and offers year-round cycling for travelers seeking a warm Mediterranean breeze. This program affords a relaxed pace and plenty of time off the bike to experience stunning coastal vistas or linger over a traditional Portuguese lunch along the way.
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Best of the Algarve by Road Bike
The road bike tour is based on the annual Pro Volta do Algarve tour. It’s designed as a self-guided riding experience, covering around 50km every day, and taking advantage of a fantastic network of quiet tarmac roads that stretch across the whole of the Algarve.
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