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Cycling The Atlantic Coast

8 nights from £835.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Follow the Eurovelo 1
  • Enjoy the Algarve Beaches
  • Ride with views of the Atlantic
  • Enjoy authentic villages
Cycling The Atlantic Coast
8 nights from £835.00
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WE LOVEViews Over the Atlantic
Your ride across the Algarve and enjoy the beaches to the south before turning north and riding with views over the Atlantic each day you ride.
WE LOVEThe Cycling
Follow the Eurovelo 1, the Atlantic Coast route and explore stunning beaches, hidden coves, and some of the best cycling in Europe.

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Day By Day Cycling The Atlantic Coast

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Day 1Arrival

Arrive into Faro airport and you will be met by our transfer to take you to our hotel in Faro

Day 2Faro to Albufeira

Today’s ride heads through the Ria Formosa nature reserve, passing by the island of Faro and then through Ludo, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. You will pass by Vilamoura Marina before stopping in Albufeira for the night.

Total distance38km
Day 3Albufeira to Lagos

Leaving the city of Albufeira via the Marina, you’ll cycle along the beaches of São Rafael, Galé and Salgados. Enjoy views over Praia Grande and explore the Ria Formosa National Park

Total distance50km
Day 4 Lagos to Sagres

You’ll visit the Ponta da Piedade, one of the most beautiful places in the Algarve before riding through the small villages of Burgau and Salema. Enjoy the Costa Vicentina, a much quieter area of ​​the Algarve. You’ll ride to Sagres on the south west coast where you will stay.

Total distance57km
Day 5Sagres to Aljezur

From Sagres you’ll head to the extreme southwest of Europe, Cabo de São Vicente. We recommend visiting the lighthouse and the fort before continuing your journey north. You’ll ride the wild area that leads to Carrapateira, a place of great beauty. Stop by Praia da Bordeira which has a huge beach, especially in low tide and which creates a lagoon. A long and challenging climb leads to the plateau that connects to Arrifana. Before reaching Aljezur, you will pass by one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve, Praia do Monte Clérigo.

Total distance60km
Day 6Aljezur to Vila Nova de Milfontes

Leaving Aljezur, you will follow the Aljezur stream towards the coast and Praia da Amoreira. There is a gradual ascent that leads to the plateau connecting the town of Rogil, famous for the cultivation of sweet potatoes. Your ride then continue on mostly flat terrain through agricultural fields, until you reach Maria Vinagre. You’ll finish on one of the most famous beaches in the Algarve, Praia de Odeceixe.

Total distance75km
Day 7Vila Nova de Milfontes to Santo André

Start your day by walking along the dunes and beaches north of Vila Nova de Milfontes, such as Praia do Malhão, Praia dos Aivados and Praia do Queimado. After exploring the village, continue along the coast, passing by the port of Sines where you can visit the 15th century fortress with its beautiful view of the bay. You’ll finish today in Vila Nova de Santo André.

Total distance55km
Day 8 Santo André to Setúbal

After crossing Vila Nova de Santo André, you will continue along the Lagoa de Santo André to the beach. It will then pass by Praia de Melides to turn inland towards the village of Melides. Follow the long straights that lead to Pinheiro da Cruz and then to Carvalhal. Continuing on to Lagoa Travessa, you will enter the extensive rice fields that will lead you to Comporta, where you can visit the Rice Museum. Once on the Tróia Peninsula, you’ll travel through this magnificent tourist area to Costa da Galé where you’ll take the ferry that connects to Setúbal.

Total distance64km
Day 9Setúbal to Lisboa

A Start by cycling along the coast towards Portinho da Arrábida on an exciting journey, passing by the famous beaches of Comenda, Figueirinha, Galápos and Galapinhos. Leaving Praia do Portinho da Arrábida, it’s time to face the long and demanding climb to Serra da Arrábida. In Casais da Serra, you will leave the main road to enter a dirt road, heading towards Sesimbra. The route does not reach Sesimbra, continuing on to Serra da Azóia. Continuing along Costa da Caparica, you will then arrive at Trafaria, where the ferry will connect to Belém, in Lisbon. This is where your trip will end but we can add nights in Lisbon if you like.

Total distance75km

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What to ExpectFrom authentic villages to stunning countryside

This trip travels along the south coast of Portugal taking in the Algarve, along the tracks of the Eurovelo 1 and up to Lisbon. You will find places of unparalleled beauty including the Ria Formosa National Park, hidden coves and spectacular scenery as you hug the Atlantic.

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Cycling the Atlantic Coast in Portugal MapMap of Portugal Cycling

How's the Weather? in Algarve

The SpringMarch to May
The cycling season begins as early as February which offers cool Spring riding. The weather gets progressively warmer as you head through the Spring
The SummerJune to August
The Algarve is hot in the summer and can be quite humid. This is tempered by the breeze on the coast so you can enjoy some excellent coastal cycling in the summer but it will be very hot.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Autumn is a great time to cycle in in Algarve. The summer heat has passed and the weather becomes cooler.
The WinterDecember to February
The winter can become quite wet, especially in December, however temperatures are still good for cycling.

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