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Algarve Cycling Retreat: A 3-Day bike tour in the south of Portugal

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In this 3-day cycling retreat centered in Lagos, you'll traverse the captivating landscapes of Algarve, cycling along its picturesque coast and countryside. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Fóia, Sagres, and the enchanting Vicentina Natural Park. Unwind in the evening, savoring the tranquil beaches of Algarve.
Duration
3 days
Altimetry
600 › 1200 m, daily average
Distance
45 › 90 km, daily average
Bike type
Road bike, E-bike
Level
Experienced, Intermediate

Highlights:

This tour in a nutshell

Immerse yourself in an exciting 3-day cycling retreat located in the vibrant town of Lagos, where you'll be able to explore both Algarve's coast and countryside, creating an ideal haven for cycling enthusiasts.

Each day invites you to tailor your adventure, choosing from an array of flexible routes that cater to every level and preference. Explore the charm of Lagos, where the historical center offers a delightful blend of local culture and modern amenities. With the option to glide along coastal roads, conquer mountain trails, or effortlessly explore on e-bikes, the choice is yours.

Your cycling journey takes you to Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve, via picturesque back roads and charming villages. Traverse the undulating Monchique Sierra, soaking in panoramic vistas and the peaceful serenity of the countryside.

Venture to Sagres, Portugal's southernmost point, where maritime history comes to life. Explore the historic fortress, witness dramatic cliffs, and ponder the significance of this coastal gem in Portuguese culture.

Discover the wonders of the Vicentina Natural Park, where epic cliff views await at Arrifana and Amoreira. Feel the thrill of coastal exploration and the cultural richness embedded in each landscape.

As the sun sets, return to the inviting allure of Lagos. Unwind by the sea, savoring the perfect blend of history and modernity that defines this coastal town. Whether indulging in gastronomic delights or exploring the vibrant energy of the historical center, Lagos offers a multitude of activities to enhance your retreat.

Extend your journey into the heart of Portugal's culture by exploring Lisbon, just a stone's throw away. This 3-day cycling retreat promises not just a ride but an immersive experience, where every pedal stroke reveals the rich tapestry of the Algarve's diverse landscapes and cultural treasures.

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Superbly organised ride in a beautiful part of Portugal

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Day to Day:

What you'll be experiencing everyday

Day 1: Arrival in Faro - Transfer from Faro hotel/airport to your hotel in Lagos. Afternoon ride: Lagos - Burgau - Sagres - Lagos (53 to 88km, 890  to 1400metres of accumulated climbing).

Private morning transfer from Faro airport/hotel to Lagos, for check-in at your local hotel. Briefing and bike fit provided by our local guide. On your afternoon ride, join a road cycling journey from Lagos to the southwestern gems of the Algarve, immersing yourself in the coastal beauty and cultural richness of the region. The route unfolds as you pedal from Lagos to Burgau, where charming streets and a tranquil beach provide a perfect starting point. Continue along the picturesque coastline to Praia da Luz, where the golden sands and azure waters create a stunning backdrop. As you venture further, the route leads you to Salema, a fishing village known for its authenticity and breathtaking cliffs. Feel the coastal breeze as you pedal, capturing the essence of the Algarve's coastal allure. The journey then takes you to Sagres, a destination steeped in maritime history. Explore the historic fortress, witness the dramatic cliffs, and visit São Vicente Lighthouse, where the Atlantic horizon unfolds before you.

For the return, follow the route back to Lagos, allowing you to relish the coastal scenery from a different perspective. This initial route offers a great warm up for your legs and a perfect blend of coastal serenity and cultural discovery, providing cyclists with a memorable and diverse Algarve experience on two wheels. Relax at your hotel, benefitting from all the amenities of this wellness and sports resort.

Hotel: Marina Rio Lagos or Cascade Wellness Resort (included in the premium option)

Day 2: Climbing to the top of Algarve - Lagos - Monchique - Fóia - Lagos (80 to 100km, 1600 meters of accumulated climbing)

Embark on a road cycling odyssey from Lagos to the summit of Fóia, the highest point in the Algarve. This route takes you through rolling hills and quaint villages, setting the stage for an immersive cycling experience packed with challenging climbs and sweeping vistas of lush landscapes and coastal panoramas.

The ascent towards Fóia unveils a rewarding challenge, with each pedal stroke bringing you closer to the summit. Reaching the pinnacle, take a moment to absorb the stunning 360-degree views, where the Algarve unfolds beneath you, a tapestry of colors merging sea and land. For the return journey, descend through the charming village of Alferce, where narrow roads lead you into the tranquility of Cortes. Feel the exhilaration of descending through picturesque landscapes, surrounded by the Algarve's natural beauty.

This road cycling route is a testament to the Algarve's diversity, from coastal charm to mountainous grandeur. It offers a memorable blend of challenging climbs, rewarding descents, and the serene beauty of the region.

Hotel: Marina Rio Lagos or Cascade Wellness Resort (included in the premium option)

Day 3: The Vicentina Natural Park: Lagos - Aljezur - Arrifana - Marmelete (85 to, 95 1400 to 1800m accumulated height). Transfer to Faro.

Today, you'll be exploring the hidden treasures of the Algarve's western frontier. Pedal through the serene landscapes of Bensafrim, where the Parque Natural Costa Vicentina unveils its natural wonders. As you continue towards Aljezur, the route leads you to the historic castle, perched atop the town and offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Venture further along the coast to Monte Clérigo and Arrifana, where the allure of coastal vistas and the inviting ambiance of beachside cafes await. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean before climbing to the village of Marmelete, nestled in the heart of the Algarve. The return journey winds through scenic back roads, providing a tranquil and immersive experience as you navigate through the Algarve's countryside, the Barrocal. Each pedal stroke carries you through a landscape rich in diversity, from quaint villages to coastal panoramas, capturing the essence of the region. At the end of the ride, check-out and transfer from your hotel to Faro airport, or extend your stay for additional nights to enjoy this fabulous region.

Extended stay in Lagos, Faro or Lisbon: on request.

Map:

Where you'll be riding

Tour options:

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Included

Self-guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 2 guests

Guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests

Premium

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
Group transfer in from Faro hotel/airport to start of the tour; and group transfer from the end of the tour to Faro hotel/airport
2 nights in charm 4 star hotels, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included
Upgrade to 2 nights in charm 5 star hotels (or superior rooms), in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included
Rental of a Road or Gravel bike (Scott Addict 20 or Scott Speedster Gravel 20), helmet and spares;
Detailed briefing, bike fit and routebook provided before the tour by a local guide
Personal guide accompanying your group, providing restaurant reservations, booking of local experiences and all passenger transfers throughout the tour
Support vehicle (SAG Wagon) throughout all the rides
Ride along guide
Luggage transfer between hotels
Sports nutrition, hydration, fruits and snacks during our rides
Garmin GPS with preloaded daily tracks
Access to the Live Love Ride app, that you can use to navigate and explore the best this tour has to offer
Personal accidents insurance during our tour
Remote contact to your dedicated tour guide, throughout your tour
Live Love Ride Jersey
Live Love Ride full cycling kit (jersey, bib shorts and cap)
Visit to wineries, museums and other select experiences during the tour
Selected aprés-vélo experiences, with post ride drinks and snacks

Prices:

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Prices

Self-guided

Guided

Premium

Per guest
690€ per guest
1200€ per guest
1700€ per guest
High season supplement (1st May to 31st October, holidays and festivities)
150€
150€
250€
Single room supplement (mandatory for solo riders)
250€
250€
300€
Premium hotel upgrade supplement
200€
200€

Add-ons

Half-board - 2 dinners at handpicked restaurants (selected drinks and spirits included)
150€
(at your hotel)
150€
Full-board - 2 lunches and 2 dinners at handpicked restaurants (selected drinks and spirits included)
Not available
550€
Upgrade to E-bike
150€
150€
300€
Ride along guide (1 guide for every 6 persons)
2800€
(per guide per group)

Discounts

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Non cycling guests and children
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Tour options:

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Self-guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 2 guests
from 690€ per person
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Guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
from 1200€ per person
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Premium

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
from 1700€ per person
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Group Tours:

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GO PRIVATE OR CUSTOMIZE THIS RIDE
EXPERTLY GUIDED CYCLING HOLIDAYS
HIGH-END BIKES AND GEAR
MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE, TRANSFER & VEHICLE SUPPORT
RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE
ADAPTED TO EVERY RIDER TYPE AND NEED
Private rides:

If you are looking for a different, exclusive experience, you can make this ride private for your group. Just choose any open trip date, get your group together and contact us to know the private trip listing.

Customized rides

If you represent a group and want to schedule a different date than the ones listed, we are available to customize this and other experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us for more information.
AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of portuguese tourist guides and bike riders, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

For the last five years, our team has been involved in the making of over 200 bike-related events in Portugal, from Granfondos to casual mountain bike rides, throughout the country. We are seasoned travelers and riders, able to tap into our local knowledge to provide great experiences to our guests.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides and riders. We make sure our guests’ cycling holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.
We operate with high end bicycles, be it road or mountain bikes. All our bikes are in excellent condition, of the current year and regularly reviewed by our mechanics. Our road bike and mountain bike fleet is composed of carbon and aluminium frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict or Scott Addict Disc

On the road, you will be riding a Addict - a lightweight and comfortable carbon bike, designed to help you on the climbs and keep your speed on flat sections. Our Addict bikes come equipped with a full Shimano Ultegra kit, for great performance.
Scott Addict


MTB Mountain bikes - Scott Aspect 910

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 910. These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better reaction and comfort. They are perfect for short or long distance rides and even for technical trails, and come equipped with Shimano components for the best cycling experience.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


Touring - Scott Sub-Cross

For mixed terrain, we equip our Scott Sub-Cross fleet with touring tires, so that you’ll roll easily by the countryside backroads and macadam trails alike. These bikes are equiped with a front suspension remote lock-out and handle bar bags, making them the perfect option for touring enthusiasts
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930 or Scott E-Ride

Our E-bike fleet is composed of the Scott E-Scale 930 and Scott E-Ride bike models, equipped with 500W Bosch batteries, that will allow you to go great distances and with 250W Bosch motors, to assist you during the toughest climbs! These aluminum framed Scott bikes come equiped with front suspension with lockout.
Scott E-Scale 930
The models of the bikes for your tour might not be the ones here depicted, according to availability. All our bikes are perfectly maintained and are fitted to every rider on your first experience with us. If you have a special bicycle request, please feel free to contact us.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 820 GPS device, so you can record and upload all your rides.
RIDE SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

In our cycling holidays, you’ll be accompanied by our always present staff and vehicles. They will provide for all the services you need for the best biking experience in Portugal.

At your service, you’ll have a fleet of premium equipped vehicles with several amenities for your comfort.

/Mechanical assistance during the bike tours;
/Luggage and bike transfer between hotels;
/Transfer to and from hotels/airports;
/Premium passenger transport and assistance during the rides, at your disposal;

Bike touring at it's best!
AFTER A GREAT DAY IN THE SADDLE, IT'S TIME TO RELAX.

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your bike tour.

/ Acess to the best SPAs;
/ Free time for sightseeing;
/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your cycling holidays Portugal!
CYCLING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your cycling holidays, our staff may contact you to ask for further details to better design a bike tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different riding experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" riders, we provide additional cycling challenges. On the other hand we invite all our guests to simply hop into our premium equipped vans if they feel so or just enjoy a recovery day without using their bike.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I ride my bike on a regular basis, for fitness, commuting or out with friends. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges on my bike, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere during group rides.
You will get to ride at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our premium van if you so desire or, you can challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to ride in a peloton with like-minded people and always accompanied by our guides. If you want an extra "help" on your rides, you can also request an e-bike.

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Riding is a great part of my life, and I ride my bike regularly with my friends. I am comfortable with rides of 2 to 3 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles or just ride smoothly in a peloton.
You will get to feel different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to rolling along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, gain speed in the descents and also push yourself and climb those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, riding in a peloton and pushing a little harder just before the stop at the café.

3 EXPERT

/ I ride my bike an average of 100 kilometres or more per week and enjoy a fast paced ride for an extended period of time. I love to train, improve and be challenged by other riders. I enjoy all riding experiences, from big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories.
You’ll get to ride in a peloton along with your peers but also challenge them on the long climbs. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Cycling holidays Portugal for all.

GO PRIVATE OR CUSTOMIZE THIS RIDE

Private rides:

If you are looking for a different, exclusive experience, you can make this ride private for your group. Just choose any open trip date, get your group together and contact us to know the private trip listing.

Customized rides

If you represent a group and want to schedule a different date than the ones listed, we are available to customize this and other experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us for more information.

EXPERTLY GUIDED CYCLING HOLIDAYS

AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of portuguese tourist guides and bike riders, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

For the last five years, our team has been involved in the making of over 200 bike-related events in Portugal, from Granfondos to casual mountain bike rides, throughout the country. We are seasoned travelers and riders, able to tap into our local knowledge to provide great experiences to our guests.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides and riders. We make sure our guests’ cycling holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.

HIGH-END BIKES AND GEAR

We operate with high end bicycles, be it road or mountain bikes. All our bikes are in excellent condition, of the current year and regularly reviewed by our mechanics. Our road bike and mountain bike fleet is composed of carbon and aluminium frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict or Scott Addict Disc

On the road, you will be riding a Addict - a lightweight and comfortable carbon bike, designed to help you on the climbs and keep. Our Addict bikes come equipped with a full Shimano Ultegra kit, for great performance.
Scott Addict


MTB Mountain bikes - Scott Aspect 910

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 910. These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better reaction and comfort. They are perfect for short or long distance rides and even for technical trails, and come equipped with Shimano components for the best cycling experience.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


Touring - Scott Sub-Cross

For mixed terrain, we equip our Scott Sub-Cross fleet with touring tires, so that you’ll roll easily by the countryside backroads and macadam trails alike. These bikes are equiped with a front suspension remote lock-out and handle bar bags, making them the perfect option for touring enthusiasts
Scott E-Scale 930


E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930 or Scott E-Ride

Our E-bike fleet is composed of the Scott E-Scale 930 and Scott E-Ride bike models, equipped with 500W Bosch batteries, that will allow you to go great distances and with 250W Bosch motors, to assist you during the toughest climbs! These aluminum framed Scott bikes come equiped with front suspension with lockout.
Scott E-Scale 930
The models of the bikes for your tour might not be the ones here depicted, according to availability. All our bikes are perfectly maintained and are fitted to every rider on your first experience with us. If you have a special bicycle request, please feel free to contact us.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 820 GPS device, so you can record and upload all your rides.

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE, TRANSFER & VEHICLE SUPPORT

RIDE SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

In our cycling holidays, you’ll be accompanied by our always present staff and vehicles. They will provide for all the services you need for the best biking experience in Portugal.

At your service, you’ll have a fleet of premium equipped vehicles with several amenities for your comfort.

/Mechanical assistance during the bike tours;
/Luggage and bike transfer between hotels;
/Transfer to and from hotels/airports;
/Premium passenger transport and assistance during the rides, at your disposal;

Bike touring at it's best!

RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE

After a great day outdoors, it's time to relax

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your hiking is done.

/ Access to the best SPAs;

/ Free time for sightseeing;

/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your walking holidays Portugal!

ADAPTED TO EVERY RIDER TYPE AND NEED

CYCLING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your cycling holidays, our staff may contact you to ask for further details to better design a bike tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different riding experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" riders, we provide additional cycling challenges. On the other hand we invite all our guests to simply hop into our premium equipped vans if they feel so or just enjoy a recovery day without using their bike.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I ride my bike on a regular basis, for fitness, commuting or out with friends. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges on my bike, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere during group rides.
You will get to ride at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our premium van if you so desire or, you can challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to ride in a peloton with like-minded people and always accompanied by our guides. If you want an extra "help" on your rides, you can also request an e-bike.

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Riding is a great part of my life, and I ride my bike regularly with my friends. I am comfortable with rides of 2 to 3 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles or just ride smoothly in a peloton.
You will get to feel different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to rolling along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, gain speed in the descents and also push yourself and climb those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, riding in a peloton and pushing a little harder just before the stop at the café.

3 EXPERT

/ I ride my bike an average of 100 kilometres or more per week and enjoy a fast paced ride for an extended period of time. I love to train, improve and be challenged by other riders. I enjoy all riding experiences, from big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories.
You’ll get to ride in a peloton along with your peers but also challenge them on the long climbs. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Cycling holidays Portugal for all.
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Lisbon - Portugal

Monday to Friday
09AM to 06PM
Telephone: 00351 217 590 365 (Call to the Portuguese national fixed network)
Email: ridewithus @ liveloveride.pt 

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