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Algarve, Sagres - Tavira

Impressive diverse coastlines in the south of Portugal

The land of seafarers, explorers and sunshine has everything imaginable for us cyclists for a successful cycle tour: stunning beaches, dreamy villages on the edge of the cycle path, lonely bays, thousands of sunbeams and an infectious joie de vivre. There is hardly another place where activity and relaxation can be combined so well as on a cycle tour in the beautiful Algarve! And there’s something for foodies here too! On your marks, get set…off to Portugal!

Details about the cycle tour from Sagres to Vila Real

The small, delightful coastal town of Sagres with its impressive fortress is the starting point for our cycle tour along the Algarve. From here you will explore what is probably the sunniest coast in Europe and come across some of the most interesting stages, lonely bays and romantic sunsets. Take advantage of every opportunity you have to take a cooling dip in the sea or relax on a beach. Via Lagos, Portimao, Albufeira, Faro and Tavira and you finally get to Vila Real de Santo Antonio, near the border with Spain.

The highlights of the cycle tour in the Algarve at a glance

  • Lagos: In the 14th and 15th centuries, the small port town of Lagos was the starting point for many voyages of discovery such as by Vasco da Gama. Several museums still commemorate this glorious time.
  • Capela dos ossos: The small chapel in Faro, which was built from bones and over 1200 monk skulls, is supposed to remind us of the transience of man.
  • Squid in Tavira: The area around Tavira is known for its delicious squid dishes. Let yourself be pampered in a small inn!

Useful information about cycling in the Algarve

Our cycle tour in the sunny Algarve can be classified as moderately difficult. The daily stages vary between 30 and 50 kilometres and lead you to your beautiful destination on slightly hilly cycle paths! The wonderful beaches and the proximity to the sea certainly bring the relaxation factor! Look forward to active days and complete relaxation in the Algarve!

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Sarah Salzlechner
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Itinerary

Explore the coastal town with its impressive fortress or enjoy the nearby beaches.

Hotel (example): Memmo Baleeira

The first cycle tour already brings you to a very special highlight, the famous lighthouse situated at the Cape St. Vinzenz, Europe’s southwesternmost point. From the cliffs with a height of nearly 75 metres protruding vertically from the Atlantic you have a spectacular view over the sea and can listen to the roaring waves. You continue over gentle hills into the fishing village Salema and proceed onto the beach of Burgau. You will be impressed by the famous Ponta da Piedade situated before the gates of Lagos, a marvellous nature monument and one of the best-known picture postcard motifs of the Algarve. In the lively harbour town of Lagos you can ponder this exciting day over a nice glass of wine.

Hotel (example): Tivoli

The beach of Meia offers you today the first opportunity to take a dip in the refreshing sea. Here at low tide observe the countless beach combers on the lookout for delicacies. In Odiáxere a visit to the church dating back to the 16th century is very rewarding and in Alvor a stroll across the market Morabito de São Pedro and through the narrow alleyways of the historic centre. Enjoy a break here in a typical restaurant offering the catch of the day. You continue cycling along the coast enjoying fantastic views across the sea. Linger for a bit at the beautiful sandy beach Praia da Rocha, before arriving leisurely in your Day Finish Portimao in the afternoon.

Hotel (example): Turim Presidente

Initially the cycle path leads you along the river Arade into the village Ferragudo with its beautiful church and marvellous views across the estuary. You proceed past olive-, cypresses-, orange-, fig- and cork oak trees to Lagoa. There we recommend you try a traditional Portuguese pastry und visit the chapel Senhora da Rocha situated on a ledge above the sea. Extensive sandy beaches are en route to one of the best known holiday resorts on the Algarve. Albufeira is also your Day Finish.

Hotel (example): Boa Vista

In the fishing village Olhos de Água there is a stunning beach where you can take a break. Feel the sea breeze on your face and enjoy the fine sand between your toes. In Vilamoura you pass one of the largest marinas of the country and then cycle through pine forests towards the Ria Formosa nature park, one of Portugal‘s seven natural wonders. Then already in the distance the capital of the Algarve, Faro, appears. Discover the famous historic centre with its lovely restaurants and lively alleyways.

Hotel (example): Faro

You continue along the cycle path through the Ria Formosa nature park. Always with the offshore islands in your field of vision, the few clouds over the Atlantic are reflected in the salt lakes. In Olhão you can take a coffee break at the busy market and enjoy observing the locals on their daily errands. After that you leisurely continue into the fishing village Fuseta with its characteristic white houses. Today’s cycle tour ends on the venerable Roman bridge in the town centre of Tavira. Enjoy the evening in one of the most beautiful and most characteristic towns of the Algarve.

Hotel (example): Maria Nova Lounge

Today again the Ria Formosa nature park with its lagoons is your companion. You cycle through pine forest at the beach of Monte Gordo and the dune forest of Vila Real de Santo António until the border between Portugal and Spain. You follow the border river Guadiana for a bit northwards before you proceed over gentle hills, past orange- and olive groves back towards Tavira. Now at the latest we recommend you toast to a successful and very eventful cycle holiday.

Hotel (example): Maria Nova Lounge

Tourencharakter

Overall, you cycle on gently hilly terrain with mostly only short ascents. Often on cycle paths, agricultural paths and side roads with very little traffic, short sections however also on roads with heavy traffic. Over longer sections you also cycle on gravel paths.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Sagres
  Season 1
18.03.2023 - 07.04.2023
04.11.2023 - 09.12.2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
08.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
30.09.2023 - 03.11.2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
13.05.2023 - 29.09.2023

Arrival Saturday
Algarve, 8 days, Sagres - Tavira, PO-AGRST-08X
Base price
799.00
929.00
1,159.00
Surcharge single room 519.00 519.00 519.00

Category: 4****-hotels

Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - Apr 7, 2023
Nov 4, 2023 - Dec 9, 2023
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Nov 3, 2023
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 13, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
Arrival Saturday
Algarve, 8 days, Sagres - Tavira, PO-AGRST-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
799.00
519.00
929.00
519.00
1,159.00
519.00

Category: 4****-hotels

Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - Apr 7, 2023
Nov 4, 2023 - Dec 9, 2023
Season 2
Apr 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Nov 3, 2023
Season 3
May 13, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
Sagres
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Tavira
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
75.00
69.00
79.00
69.00
75.00
69.00
79.00
69.00
115.00
69.00
109.00
69.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Sagres
  Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - Apr 7, 2023
Nov 4, 2023 - Dec 9, 2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Nov 3, 2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 13, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023

Arrival Saturday
Sagres
Double room p. P. 75.00 75.00 115.00
Surcharge single room 69.00 69.00 69.00
Tavira
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00 109.00
Surcharge single room 69.00 69.00 69.00
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E-Bike
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
239.00
99.00
99.00
159.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer with minibus every Saturday morning from Tavira to Faro airport, costs EUR 45, for your own bike additionally EUR 29, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Faro airport

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Sarah Salzlechner
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Sarah Salzlechner, Travel specialist
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