Cycling in Algarve
The Algarve offers a fantastic variety of cycling possibilities for all cycling disciplines, whether you are a dedicated roadie, keen mountain biker, or prefer the more sedate option of a touring bike or easy to ride e-bike. The Algarve is the perfect destination all year round, with a diverse network of routes to suit all cycling needs.
Cycling in Algarve is a great option for visiting the region as it is an alternative that will allow you to explore the culture and history of the region, deeply–cycling tourism provides an immersive way to get to know the people, food and culture.
A popular route for bike touring and intermediate cyclists is the Via Algarviana, “a pedestrian long distance path (300km long), perfect for hiking and biking, that runs from Alcoutim, in the Eastern Algarve, all the way across the region to the western tip at Cape St. Vincent, near Sagres and crossing the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. The Eurovelo Algarve route also makes up for a soft riding experience, by the coast line from East to West (Vila Real de Santo António to Sagres), fit for beginner cyclists or for bike touring, you can ride the whole route or just a parts, depending on where you are staying.
Mountain bikers and bike touring enthusiasts can also explore the Vicentina Natural Park, following the Rota Vicentina from Aljezur towards Sagres, exploring the untouched beaches of Arrifana, Bordeira, Carrapateira, the less touristic side to this region. Mountain bikers will love to explore the Monchique mountain range and its trails, perfect for cross country, freeride or even downhill.
At Lisa Bikes we have many years of cycling experience in the Algarve, and we welcome the opportunity to share this experience with you and show you the “real” Algarve. We know that it is not easy for tourists to find their way around the hidden gems that this fabulous area has to offer, and this is where we can help. We can organise your cycling holiday to suit your needs. We arrange multi-day tours around the whole Algarve, or you can enjoy varied centre based daily tours, leaving from your hotel or holiday residence. We have a wide selection of cycle tours for all levels of ability, and requirements, from easy to challenging.
Algarve Bike Holidays is run by experienced cyclists who, between them, know most of the cycling routes in the region. Paul and Fred, joint owners, came together as a natural result of setting up complementary businesses in the field of cycling tours. Our most popular holidays are touring bike, mountain bike, road bike, E-bike. It’s a great way to see the ‘real Algarve’ and get fit at the same time!