Cycling Holidays around the Alentejo Beaches


 

Come and discover the wonderful Alentejo region on this fantastic cycle tour. The Vicentine Coast Natural Park is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and this tour takes you through this beautiful area. This southwestern landscape is one of the best-preserved all over Europe - unspoiled and free from human interference. There is a huge variety of landscapes - beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs and isolated, secluded islets. Enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear turquoise sea and spotting the variety of maritime birds. This tour offers spectacular views and takes you to the south-westernmost point in continental Europe, Cape S. Vicente.

You will also have the chance to visit Sagres, the renowned beaches of Algarve and the cosmopolitan city of Lagos. Explore the fascinating history of the area through the fort and the wall ruins that surround the old town of Lagos.

This is a stunning part of Europe and our cycling holiday around the Alentejo Beaches takes you to the best, and most beautiful parts of Portugal. On your journey, discover the secrets of this region as you make many new and unforgettable memories.

 

Dates

This tour runs on any day from March to November subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £1600pp

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

Single room supplement - £250

Single Traveller supplement - minimum 2 riders

High Season Supplement (June/July/Sept)  - £120

 

Transfers

Return Transfers (min. 2 people, max 8 people, to be requested when booking the tour):

Lisbon Airport-Start Town - included 

Finish Town-Lisbon Airport - included

Trip Code

PORTB1

 

Rob's Highlights

  • Alentejo Natural Park

  • Carrapateira Beach

  • Sagres (Western most point in Europe)

  • Ponta da Piedade

  • Cape Sardao

  • Historic towns and peaceful riding

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sines

Arrive at Lisbon airport. There will then be a 2 hour drive to Sines and a short briefing about the tour. Tonight, you will stay in a gorgeous 4* hotel where you can find several references to Portugal’s greatest navigator Vasco da Gama.You will have time to prepare for your leisure cycling holiday in Portugal and take in some of the local beaches in the Alentejo area.

Day 2: Sines - Vila Nova Milfontes (41 km / 25 miles)

We start today by cycling into the southwest part of the Alentejo Natural Park, one of the best-preserved coasts in the whole of Europe. We’ll journey to the fishing village of Porto Covo and experience the fabulous beaches before heading to Vila Nova Milfontes to enjoy a picnic lunch and have dinner with the group. Tonight, we stay in a small town - a real tourist paradise, full of the magical atmosphere of old Portugal.

Day 3: Vila Nova Milfontes - Odexeixe (59 km / 36 miles)

This morning we cycle towards Cape Sardao, a perfect spot for meditation and relaxation. We visit Zambujeira do Mar, have a picnic lunch and finish in Odexeixe, another village situated right by the sea. This evening dinner is with the group, followed by a night in Bed & Breakfast accommodation, complete with a swimming pool.

Day 4: Odexeixe - Carrapateira (49 km / 30 miles)

After breakfast we cycle towards Aljezur, with its castle on top of the hill dating back to the 10th century. We continue southwards and ride through enchanting woodland, hills and valleys before reaching Carrapateira - heaven for surfers. Tonight, we stay in a small house in a very traditional village near the west coast of the Algarve, a very peaceful area.

Day 5: Carrapateira - Sagres (32 km / 20 miles)

We begin today by cycling to the south-western most point in Europe, Cape St Vincent. This offers views stunning enough to take your breath away. Tonight, we stay in a 4* new hotel in Sagres, with a swimming pool and  encircled by spectacular deserted beaches and gorgeous landscapes.

Day 6: Sagres - Lagos (47 km / 29 miles)

After breakfast, as we cycle along the south coast of the Algarve, we can see the difference between the Natural Park and the tourist Algarve, visiting Ponta da Piedade, with tremendous views, before reaching Lagos. Tonight, we stay in a beautiful 4* hotel with traditional blue and white corridors linking the rooms, patios, restaurants and bar. Upon arrival, take a refreshing swim in the pool.

Day 7: Lagos

Departure after breakfast.

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

6 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Airport Transfers

Trip planner with route notes and maps

Bike Hire

 

Flights

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks 

Admissions to attractions

 

 

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

6 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Airport Transfers

Trip planner with route notes and maps

Bike Hire

What's Not Included

Flights

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks 

Admissions to attractions

 

 

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