The geographical and climate characteristics of the Algarve, paired with the richness of its nature, culture, history, make it one of the best destinations for road cycling in Europe. Its beautiful coastline, charming, small villages in the interior, Sierras and natural attractions make it a growing destination for road cyclists wanting to explore the region in their cycling holidays.
"The combination of these attributes makes it a great destination for cycling, especially in the off-peak season, as the weather is sunny and nice all year long. It's also a great destination in the pre-season for road cyclists that flee their colder and wetter countries to join Algarve Cycling Camps from January to May, where they explore the inner roads of the Algarve, climbing to the top of the “Monchique mountain range”, “Barranco do Velho”, etc." - read more on our previous blog post, "Cycling Algarve - A Guide for exploring the South of Portugal on a Bike"
In order for you to better prepare your cycling holidays in the region, the RTA ( Região Turística do Algarve/ Algarve Tourism Board) has prepared a detailed routebook with over 41 road cycling routes for you to explore in the region. The routes cover the East, Central and West part of the region and are divided by user type, meaning you can find courses for riders from Level 1 to 4, as well as special training areas. Click here to download the free routebook so you can better explore the Algarve on your road bike.
Want to hold a Cycling Camp in the Algarve for your family, friends or club? Click here for more info on Live Love Ride's Algarve Cycling Camp.