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Eastern Algarve Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £839 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights

• Enjoy panoramic views as you ride along the coast
• Cycle along the Ecovia do Litoral
• Pass through Olhao, Faro and Loule
• End the tour in Silves – the Moorish capital

Cycle Route Features

This is designed to be a gentle and relaxing cycling holiday with a rest day roughly halfway through the week, cycling the Eastern Algarve area to Silves mainly on quiet tarmac roads and occasionally dirt tracks. Quality bike hire with panniers to carry your luggage and essential bike equipment included.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Vila Real de Santo António

Upon your arrival in the Algarve, we will take you to Vila Real de Santo António, an interesting old town on the banks of the Guadiana river, which forms the border between Spain and Portugal.

Day 2: Cycle to Tavira

Cycling along the Ecovia do Litoral (a dedicated cycle route that runs along the Algarve coast), you will pass through the coastal resorts of Monte Gordo and Altura, as well as the ancient village of Cacela Velha, where you can enjoy refreshments whilst taking in the panoramic views across the lagoon and out to sea.

You should arrive in Tavira with plenty of time to have a look around this elegant old town dating back to Roman times.

Day 3: Cycle to Olhão

This is another gentle day’s cycling on mostly flat terrain. There are cafes and restaurants along the way and the route also passes through the charming fishing village of Fuseta.

Once you arrive in Olhão, the Eastern Algarve’s principal fishing port, you may like to take a ferry or water taxi over to one of the islands (Armona, Culatra or Farol) for an afternoon on the beach or dinner in one of the fine seafood restaurants located on the islands.

Day 4: Cycle to Loulé

Todays ride heads inland, by-passing the regional capital Faro and skirting the famous roman remains at Estoi. You will cycle into the hills, through quiet villages, to reach the old market town of Loulé.

Loulé is an explorer’s haven, with its narrow cobbled streets leading off the central Avenida, tiny shops and hidden away bars and restaurants.

Day 5: Rest Day in Loulé

Today you will have an opportunity to relax and explore the fascinating old town or relax by the roof top swimming pool at the hotel, right in the centre of town.

If you are still feeling energetic, you may choose to cycle down to the coast where some of the finest beaches in the Algarve can be found.

Day 6: Cycle to Alte

This is a more challenging day in the rolling hills to the north of Loulé, but well worth the effort for the tremendous scenery. You will head towards the tiny hill-top village of Querença, a great coffee stop and a place to take in the splendid views.

Your final destination for the day is the lovely hillside village of Alte. Famous for its white painted houses and fresh water springs, the year round presence of water in the river adds a unique charm to the village.

Day 7: Cycle to Silves

This will be a ride to remember with some great views all along the way. There is a lovely ride along a dirt track road alongside the Barragem do Funcho, and then gently cruising down the valley to your destination for the day in the lovely historic town of Silves.

Once the Moorish capital, Silves is steeped with history. It is an enchanting town on the banks of the Rio Arade and home to the best preserved castle in the Algarve.

Day 8: Departure

We will transfer you from your accommodation for your journey home.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile

This is designed to be a gentle and relaxing cycling holiday with a rest day roughly halfway through the week, cycling the Eastern Algarve area to Silves mainly on quiet tarmac roads and occasionally dirt tracks. Quality bike hire with panniers to carry your luggage and essential bike equipment included.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Eastern Algarve tour stays in 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Included services

- Quality bike and equipment hire
– Detailed maps and route suggestions
– Good quality hotels/apartments along the route
– Route assistance where necessary
– Airport Transfers.

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Rental Bike Information

A quality rental bike is provided similar to the Trek Navigator. Full accessories are provided.

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Your Prices

Eastern Algarve, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

Category A: 3*** and 4**** Hotels

Holiday Price (January):
Cat A: £839
Holiday Price (February):
Cat A: £839
Holiday Price (March):
Cat A: £839
Holiday Price (April):
Cat A: £869
Holiday Price (May):
Cat A: £879
Holiday Price (June):
Cat A: £909
Holiday Price (July):
Cat A: £999
Holiday Price (August):
Cat A: £1099
Holiday Price (September):
Cat A: £959
Holiday Price (October):
Cat A: £869
Holiday Price (November):
Cat A: £839
Holiday Price (December):
Cat A: £839
Single Supplement:
Cat A: £Ask for details
Availability: January to December 2017
Departure Days: Daily
Duration: 8 days
Bike Hire: Included
E-Bike Rental: £89

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

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Holiday Price: £839
Single Supplement: £Ask

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