Note: You may start this tour on any date, year-round (minimum of 2 participants). Prices shown are for May-Oct, 2019. If you wish to book a tour starting in Jan-Apr or Nov-Dec, please inquire for prices.
Day 1: Arrival at Vila Real de Santo António
Your tour operator will transfer you from Faro airport to Vila Real de Santo António.
Overnight in Vila Real de Santo António.
Day 2: Vila Real de Santo António – Tavira (19 miles/31 km)
After breakfast, you will receive your bike and briefing for the tour. Following a well marked route, with supplied maps, you will cycle west towards Tavira, a charming old fishing town that has been around since Roman times, your destination for this day’s cycling.
Overnight in Tavira.
Day 3: Tavira – Olhao (19 miles/31 km)
Today's ride continues west towards Olhao and passes through unspoilt coastal countryside and quaint fishing villages. Your destination in Olhao is a charming little hotel set right in the heart of the old fishing town, renowned for its moorish style architecture. It's the perfect place to sample local specialities at local prices!
Overnight in Olhao.
Day 4: Olhao – Vilamoura (25 miles/40 km)
Your third day on the Algarve Coastal Cycle Route takes you through the regional centre of Faro and onwards past the prestigious golf resorts and the seafront at Quarteira, to your overnight stay in Vilamoura, with its marina full of luxury yachts and a good selection of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Overnight in Vilamoura.
Day 5: Vilamoura – Praia da Rocha (35 miles/55 km)
Another interesting day’s cycling through the popular resort of Albufeira and inland through the traditional old town of Lagoa, then on to Portimão and Praia da Rocha. Here you will stay in a charming hotel next to the old fort on the sea front.
Overnight in Praia da Rocha.
Day 6: Praia da Rocha – Praia da Luz (24 miles/39 km)
Today you cycle through the fishing village of Alvor, towards bustling Lagos, a likely stop-over for lunch and a little exploration. Continuing on through the well known coastal resort of Praia da Luz. There are lots of cafes and shops along the promenade and often market stalls and artists displaying their work, so it's worth getting here in time to explore.
Overnightin Praia da Luz.
Day 7: Praia da Luz – Cabo de São Vicente (24 miles/39 km)
Your final day of the cycling tour takes you through some dramatic and interesting scenery and on to the southern most point of Europe, Cabo de São Vicente. The nearby town of Sagres with its ancient fort and sights of historical interest, provide plenty of opportunities to explore. The tour operator will collect you and return you to a quaint hotel, set in a quiet square in the heart of the old market town of Loulé. Loulé is an explorer’s haven, with its narrow cobbled streets leading off the central Avenida, tiny shops and hidden away bars and restaurants. So there are plenty of opportunities to buy last minute souvenirs and to sample local delights before your flight home tomorrow.
Overnight in Loule.
Day 8: Departure
Departure day. If transfer is needed to the airport, the tour operator will arrange this.