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Bike Tours in the Center of the Algarve

Overview:

  • Self-guided bike tour by touring bike or mountain bike. E-bikes are available in both ranges
  • Start of the daily routes from the Pousada
  • Distance per daily route approx. 40 km
  • 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 days cycling
  • It is possible to book one or more additional nights at the beginning or at the end of the tour
  • Start dates: every day is possible
  • Cycle for a week or more through the Algarve - a landscape of rich variety awaits you. You will discover traditional towns and villages, countless historical treasures and cultural gems. The routes are predominantly flat to hilly, some steep climbs and descents, mostly on good natural tracks or paved side roads.

Detailed holiday and bike tour description


Day 1

Arrival on the airport and you take a taxi to your hotel (approx. 20€). In the evening LisaBikes will greet you at the hotel, the bicycles will be handed over and adjusted, afterwards we make a trip orientation.

Tour 1black - 41 km

From the hotel the tour leads on side roads through fruit orchards, passes the village of Moncarapacho and reaches the sea in Fuseta . The ride continues on a very good bike path through the lagoon of the Ria Formosa natural reserve, then you will go under the railway, along small hamlets to the national road towards Faro . A short distance it goes on the national road to Olhão , where at the entrance of the town the " Quinta de Marim " is located. After that the tour continues to the port of Olhão, the largest fishing port in the Algarve. After Olhão the ride leads on a natural path along the railway line and the lagoons. Before Faro you cross again the E.N. 125 and go back to your hotel.

Tour 2green - 38 km

Today's tour guides mostly on side roads from Estoi to the natural reserve " Ria Formosa ". The ride leads you through salt fields and lagoons with different species of sea birds.
Afterwards, the ride continues a little bit hilly through the luxurios holiday resort of Quinta do Lago . Then it goes further on through pine forests, crosses the EN 125 and reaches the football stadium of the Algarve, the " Parque das Cidades ". From there, the tour takes you on side roads towards Estoi. At the western entrance there are located the ruins of the Roman villa complex Milreu “Ruínas de Milreu” and thereafter it goes 2km back to your hotel.

Tour 3red - 38 km

With today’s tour you will visit the capital of the Algarve. The whole route today is mostly flat and the ride leads first on side roads through small villages and rural areas towards Faro. Before the city you reach a fantastic bike track, which takes you directly into the old part of the town. This downtown district, named Vila-Adentro, is surrounded by an old city wall and is adjacent to a pedestrian zone with a century-old city park Alameda João de Deus. The town offers many historical buildings and sites from the 13th till to the 18th century, which are a visit worth. After Faro the tour leads back on secondary roads to Estoi , where you pass the romantic village square with the impressive Church „Igreja de São Martinho“ towards back to the Pousada.

Tour 4blue - 35 km

The tour begins today with an uphill ride to a small range of hills with a subsequent short descent and it leads after a further short uphill ride in direction of São Brás. Before the town, at the southern entrance, you ride over sections of an old Roman road, the " Calçadinha Romana " and reach the centre of São Brás do Alportel. Next it goes through a tunnel which leads into a romantic little valley and after a steep descent, the tour leads again uphill to the village of Corotelo, with a beautiful panoramic view. The hilly countryside around São Brás is embossed with the unspoilt villages and the scattered trees of the Algarve. After a short climb you always ride down towards Sta. Bárbara de Nexe and then back to Estoi .

Tour 5violet - 41 km

From Pousada de Estoi the tour leads you on side roads through the farming area of barrocal with many fruit trees , orange groves and vegetable plantations to the small town of Moncarapacho. The tour continues at first uphill, but afterwards straight on through the village of Santa Catarina, where a modern olive oil production is located. Then some kilometers straight on to Bengado followed by a 2km climb. It’s done! The ride continues back, through small villages and hilly landscape with rustic typical houses, to the Pousada de Estoi.

Day 8

Return journey, you will take a taxi from your hotel to the airport Faro (approx. 20€).