Swimming trunks or cycling shorts?
Fortunately, you don’t have to choose! Just pack both! Because in the Algarve you’ll need them. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve is one of the sunniest and friendliest areas in Europe. It is therefore not surprising that our cycle tours are always close to the beach, so that you can take a wonderfully refreshing swim on a white sandy beach every now and then. Cycle along the rough cliffs and lonely bays and keep your eyes on the beautiful sea. Let yourself be enchanted by the beguiling scent of blossoming orange trees and the sight of the almond blossom and fee the energy that this wonderful piece of the earth gives you. You can look forward to cycle tours straight from a picture book.
Spectacular rocky coastlines, white sandy beaches, authentic countryside, the deep blue sea and delightful towns await you on this cycle tour along the Portuguese Algarve. But you don’t have to pack your bags every day to see as much of the Algarve as possible – you are only accommodated in two different hotels. From there you can go on excursions every day. Practical, right?
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The climate in the Algarve
Look out sun worshippers - you will have a new favourite destination! Is over 3000 hours of sunshine a year a good enough reason? As already mentioned, the Algarve is one of the sunniest regions in Europe. Too hot you think? Fortunately not! Because the wind that blows from the Atlantic makes the climate in the Algarve very pleasant. So you can book a holiday in the Algarve year round without any worries – the weather is definitely good!
A typical menu in the Algarve
Caldo Verde – Soup made from kale, potatoes, garlic and sausages
Gaspacho – Chilled tomato soup with tons of garlic, which is particularly popular in summer
Caldereida – Stew made from different types of fish and seafood
Estupeta – Raw slices of tuna served with salad
Arroz de mariscos – A succulent rice dish with seafood and tomatoes
Cataplana – Seafood stew, preferably clams with bacon and sausages, served in the copper pot of the same name
Cabrito estufado – Braised goat meat with onions, tomatoes and herbs
Espetada mista – Meat skewer made from various types of meat
Feijoda – Stew of dried beans and smoked meat
Frango Piri-Piri – Grilled chicken rubbed with chili oil
Arroz doce – Sweet rice pudding
Pastéis de nata – Pastry filled with custard
Did you know…
- …that the Algarve was previously called Algarbien in German?
- …that it is only really, really hot in the Algarve when the Lavant blows in from Africa. Otherwise, refreshing winds blow in from the Atlantic and make the weather extremely pleasant.
- …that the Algarve only makes up about 6% of the total area of Portugal?
- …that the name Algarve roughly means the West?
Perfectly organised cycle tours in the Algarve
Good and precise preparation is essential if you want to take a cycling adventure. And in countries whose language you don’t speak you should be particularly well prepared. So nothing goes wrong with the organisation of your trip, we would be happy to take on this task for you. Because we have decades of experience in organising cycle tours and we are really good at it – if not the best. Contact us and we will take care of the rest. We book comfortable hotels in the desired category for you, provide you with perfect travel documents, deliver your luggage to the next accommodation every day, have the best rental bikes available for you and are also personally onsite. So basically nothing can go wrong and an unforgettable holiday is guaranteed.