ALGARVE, A COASTLINE OF FORTRESSES

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8 Day(s)
Guided

Description

This medium level cycling tour begins where our Along the Coast tour finishes. You can complement your holiday by doing the two tours together. We start cycling in a wild rugged area of the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina NP, on the west coast. Then, we cycle along the popular south coast, the true Algarve, including very picturesque spots closer to the Spanish border! Our days have lots of variety with visits to places such as the Fisherman�s museum, the cape of Sagres and several fortresses. The Portuguese Sea Discoveries of the 15th century are always present. Besides cycling and enjoying the amazing scenery, we invite you also to learn about the local economy. A visit to an organic farm where fruit in grown and transformed in jams, chutneys, cakes and chocolates is one of the learnig highlights. The salines visit another one and, to a sweet end, a visit to a pastry factory where you will have the chance to make some cakes and taste (cooking on guided tours only)! The beaches are beautiful, on the first days with fun waves and impressive steep cliffs on the background while the last days offer us quiet and crystal blue waters. You will find out that even in the more touristy Algarve areas there are still hidden away empty beaches. Though the Algarve is apparently flat, there are several short ups and downs along the day, so you should be fit enough to handle the hills. In the 6th day there is a transfer by train to avoid the more busy area of the Algarve. The hotels are all nice and with swimming pool, (except for the first one), though we hope you don�t have much time to spend there! There are a couple of Pousadas included and a lovely hamlet changed in to tourism project. The Algarve usually is a bit warmer than the rest of the country in autumn and spring, so you may end up having a swim in late October or early April!

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Portugal
Region:
Algarve
From:
Odeseixa
To:
Vila Real de Santo Ant�nio

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
8 Days
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 1590

Tour Distance & Dates

Month(s):
||||May
Departure:
Group tours May-June and September-October

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

breakfast
bicycle for 6 days with front bag, helmet, back rack and pannier or similar
basic tools to fix small problems
luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
route instructions, detailed maps and history notes
24h phone support
a gift from us to you
personal accident and third party insurance
Plus for guided/group tours:
transfer on private bus from Faro airport to Odeceixe
transfer on private bus from Vila Real de Santo Ant�nio to Faro airport
train ticket from Lagos to Olh�o
support car to go along during the 6 cycling days
guide (who drives the van but also waits for the group at important places to tell a funny story or and interesting historical fact)
water and fruit for the day
4 picnic lunches
2 lunch at regional restaurants
5 dinners with wine
1 liqueur tasting
entrance fee at Fortress of Sagres
entrance fee at Municipal museum of Aljezur
entrance fee at Fisherman's museum
1st aid assistance
Portugal Best Cycling jersey

Exclusions

Insurance for bikes � it does not exist
Travel insurance
Tour cancelation insurance
All items not mentioned in the "Included" section

Options

Supported, self guided or fully guided group tours available. Quoted price is for supported (min 4 pax)

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