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Eastern Algarve guided cycling holiday

Overview

Company: Algarve Cycling
Coaches: In House
Start Date: 14/09/2019
End Date: 21/09/2019
Sports: Cycling
Location: Portugal
Price from: €1,120

Details

Beyond the package holidays and overcrowded beaches, tucked away from the expensive tourist traps and frenetic resort towns, the Baixo Guadiana region in the Algarve is Portugal’s best-kept secret. This is the authentic Algarve of salt pans and migrating birds, of small towns and villages, of sunny unspoiled beaches and fragrant orchards that all share something very unique: the magnificent and wild Guadiana river frontier with Spain. 

Beyond the package holidays and overcrowded beaches, tucked away from the expensive tourist traps and frenetic resort towns, the Baixo Guadiana region in the Algarve is Portugal’s best-kept secret. This is the authentic Algarve of salt pans and migrating birds, of small towns and villages, of sunny unspoiled beaches and fragrant orchards that all share something very unique: the magnificent and wild Guadiana river frontier with Spain.  

This holiday is ideal for enthusiastic cyclists who want to improve their fitness, whilst enjoying the excellent cycling conditions the Eastern Algarve has to offer. Our action-packed cycling programme includes 5 guided tours along scenic cycling routes. It also helps that we have the best coffee, pastry shops and cycling weather in Portugal, even in winter!

Activity: Road cycling guided by professional cyclists
Bike type: Carbon Road bike with Shimano 105
Duration: 7 nights, 6 days cycling
Activity Level: Intermediate
Daily Average: From 57km to 100km

TOUR DATES + PRICES
€ 695 16 and 30 March
€ 875 13 and 27 April
€ 990 11 and 25 May
€ 1095 8, 22 and 29 June
€ 1299 6,13,20,27 July
€ 1120 7,14,21,28 September
€ 980 5,12,19,26 October
• Prices per person sharing a twin/double room with breakfast
• We need a minimum of 4 participants in each tour
• Discounts are available for groups of 4 cyclists or more

INCLUDED:
- 5 guided cycling tours
- Daily route briefing
- Airport transfers
- Luggage transfers
- Water bottle
- 1 bottle isotonic drink and 1 energy bar daily
- Secure bike storage
- Bike washing and maintenance

EXTRAS:
- Hire a quality full Carbon frame road bike Shimano 105 equipped, €150
- Cyclist massages (must be booked the day before) €50
- Safety helmet, €12 euro per week
- A choice of pedals, €18 euro per week

HOTEL UPGRADE
Stay at one of Europe's best hotels, the exclusive Praia Verde Boutique Hotel. The Infante Panorâmico restaurant was voted as the best in Europe during 2018.  
    
Upgrade Price: (per person sharing a double room)
€200 Euros in February, March, November 2019
€250 Euros in April, May and October 2019
€350 Euros in June, July, August and September 2019

PROGRAMME: Based in 3 and 4 star quality hotels in riverside Alcoutim and on the main beach in Monte Gordo, there will be plenty of time to recover from your cycling and enjoy the natural surroundings in the most authentic and unspoiled part of the Algarve.
Day 1: Arrive by private transfer at the first base of our tour, the pretty and historic medieval town of Alcoutim, which was part of the defensive line on the river border with Spain. It's the most international destination in the Algarve!
Day 2: The route explores the cultural heritage of the beautiful Castles in Alcoutim and its Spanish neighbour Sanlucar, just across the river. Take your bike with you and explore our secret Spanish trail with amazing points of view. 44km 596m elevation gain
Day 3: Your route will take you on a panoramic ride of the Alcoutim region, through beautiful fields and forests full of flowers. Visit an amazing river beach in the nature reserve. 49km 618m elevation gain
Day 4: We ride to our second base of the tour, the relaxed and sunny seaside town of Monte Gordo. - Is this really the Algarve you say? - It reminds me of the Douro river but without the vineyards. There are so many yachts and its warm! 63km 997m elevation gain
Day 5: You can rest today; why not try a local 4 x 4 or riverboat experience?
Day 6: The route takes you through quiet back roads lined by orange, fig, olive and carob trees to our picturesque Lake district. With many pine forests, vegetable farms and fruit orchards. 60km 900m elevation gain
Day 7: The last ride takes you to the charming town of Tavira in the Ria Formosa nature reserve. Discover the spectacular coastline and amazing beaches with fresh oysters in the nature reserve. 55km 680m elevation
Day 8: We can EXTEND your holiday with more unique road bicycle rides in the Algarve. If you don't extend your holiday we transfer you to Faro Airport after breakfast.


For further information on the Cycling Training Camp, please Read More