If you adore cycling and want to explore the SW region of Portugal, through the valleys, mountains and famous coastline, this is the ideal suggestion for you. The Islamic Culture built into Silves, the Serra de Monchique, the crystal clear waters of the Santa Clara dam, and the Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park are just a few of the gems that you will come across on this journey of 260 km and 8 days of cycling.
To the north the extent of the vast hilly landscape will surprise you, giving way to the Atlantic breeze and the picturesque coastal villages and fishing harbours when reaching the Southwest coast.
This stunning journey ends at the Land’s end of Europe, in Sagres and will give you the opportunity to get to know some of the most emblematic corners of the Rota Vicentina via a carefully conceived itinerary.
Somewhat difficult (3 in 5)
7 nights w/ breakfast
6 days of cycling
Roadbook and Map
Between 28 to 56 km/day
Total distance 260 km
8 days, 7 nights
Portuguese, English and French
Mín. 1 pax; Máx. under consultation
Tranfers to and from airport*
Luggage bags for bicycle, GPS and Helmet*
Tour escort in bicycle
Cash, Debit Card, Money Transfer, Visa and Mastercard
Day 1: Arrival in Faro
Transfer (optional) with MegaSport from Faro to the hotel in Silves, where you’ll start your journey. The Castel of Silves is one the finest examples of the Islamic architecture in the country and a must see sight in your trip to the village.
Day 2: Silves » Caldas de Monchique
Cycling along quiet roads and tracks you’ll make your way involved in a superb environment of mountain up to Caldas de Monchique.
Day 3: Caldas de Monchique » Santa Clara-a-Velha
Followinh this trajectory offers you sensational views over the mountain of Monchique covered in pine-trees, eucalyptus, chestnuts, holm oaks, among other species.
Accommodation: Herdade do Azinhal
Day 4: Santa Clara-a-Velha » Odemira
The peaceful roads and tracks will lead you through traditional villages and cafes where you can taste some delicacies of the region.
Accommodation: Residencial Rita
Day 5: Odemira » Aljezur
Emerging in the beauty of the Vicentina Coast, you'll reenter in the Algarve at Odeceixe Beach one of the seven wonderful beaches of Portugal. Take some time dive in this magnificent environment.
Accommodation: Vicentina Hotel
Day 6: Aljezur » Aldeia da Pedralva
Crossing mostly off road tracks between Algarve mountains and valleys, you’ll be heading to the crushing nature and amazing beaches that Carrapateira offers.
Accommodation: Aldeia da Pedralva
Day 7:Aldeia da Pedralva » Sagres
Cycling along the coast, today's route offers exceptional views over the Atlantic with magestic cliffs in this amazing part of the Sw coastal Algarve
Accommodation: Memmo Baleeira
Day 8: Return to Faro
Transfer (optional) with MegaSport from Sagres to the airport. Option to return home or stay some extra nights in the marvelous Algarve.
Located right in the centre of Aljezur, a small Algarve town between the sea and the hills, the Vicentina Hotel offers 20 rooms and 6 apartments, set in a privileged location.
The Village of Pedralva halfway between Carrapateira and Vila do Bispo is made up of 25 village houses, of 1, 2 or 3 rooms which make you feel as if you are going back in time.