Algarve Granfondo Cycling Camp 2020

Algarve Granfondo Cycling Camp 2020

Ride the sunniest region in Portugal in this Algarve cycling camp and explore its car-free roads, beaches, cliffs and great mountain ranges, preparing your cycling season or that special cycling sportive with your family or group. Join us in February for a special edition of this cycling camp, during the Volta ao Algarve UCI road race, ending with participating at the Algarve Granfondo
/ Join our Algarve cycling camp to fit your group experience and objectives;

/ Join us in February 2018 to catch a glimpse of the Volta ao Algarve and participate in the Algarve Granfondo;

/ Choose your preferred hotel category from our hotel options in Salgados beach, where you'll be able to enjoy, along with your family or friends, the hotel pool, the gym, the SPA and other ammenities as well as some of the best beaches in Algarve;

/ Choose from several rides and loops, according to your skills and experience, and start riding from your hotel door to the best mountain climbs, flat roads or a mix of the two;

/ Your cycling camp, your choice - choose from a self-guided experiences, daily guided bike tours, support vehicle or road bike rental - we provide all the solutions for the best possible experience.

Ride by the beautiful Algarve beaches and its car-free countryside in this amazing Algarve cycling camp, perfect for groups, teams and families.

Enjoy your hotel, two steps from the Salgados Beach and ride the sunny roads of the Algarve every morning, climbing to regions such as Fóia, Monchique, Barranco do Velho or cruising by the sea towards Burgau, Sagres and several other local beaches.

After your daily ride, enjoy your hotel’s pool, SPA, gym with your group or family and experience the Salgados beach in all its sunny glory.

Tour Details

Duration
7 Days
Bike type
Road bike
Altimetry
500 › 2000 m
Distance
50 › 150 km
Level
Intermediate, Experienced
Tour type
Guided, Premium
Arrival Airport:
Lisbon
Start Location:
Lisbon

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Type of Terrain: Predominantly flat along the coast with two mountain ranges the Caldeirão and Monchique.

Flat and rolling stages: As a rule of thumb the coastal roads are flat with a few rolling hills.

Hilly stages: Long climbs to Fóia in the Monchique mountain range and Barranco do Velho and Alto do Malhão in the Caldeirão mountain range.

Descents: Short but spectacular descents in the Caldeirão mountain range and a long sweeping descent from Fóia till Silves.

Landscape: Huge variety of beaches, some below the cliffs and coves and others just long stretches of sand that reach as far as the eye can see. Rural setting in the mountain ranges of Caldeirão and Monchique where orange, almond, carob and cork trees abound.

Day to Day

A daily description of this bike tour

Highlights

 

After the arrival in Faro airport, you will be transferred to Salgados Beach, in the Algarve. Private briefing and bike fit will take place at your hotel; choose from a 4 to 5 star hotel right by the beach. Enjoy your daily rides, that are designed according to your pace and experience. Relax during the afternoon, enjoying your hotel’s amenities or the Salgados beach. At the end of your cycling camp, pick-up and transfer to Faro airport will occur during your final day.

Here are some of the options for your rides during your Algarve Cycling Camp:

Day 1: Arrival in Faro airport, Transfer to Salgados beach

Pick up from the airport for a 1 hour transfer to Salgados. Check in at your hotel. Free afternoon to relax at the hotel.

Hotel – Salgados Palace Hotel;

Day 2: Algarve Cycling Camp - daily ride example:

Serra de Monchique ride – climb to Fóia:

Ride up to the Algarve’s highest peak, the Fóia, in the Monchique range, at 739 meters, and enjoy the amazing view over the region. This is the “Volta ao Algarve” queen stage, and a great challenge for intermediate riders, in the quiet and car-free roads of the Algarve country side. Choose from options 1 (40km, towards Fóia, with pick-up) or 2 (90km, towards Fóia and back).

Day 3: Algarve Cycling Camp - daily ride example:

Sagres ride – ride to the southernmost point of Portugal:

Ride to Sagres and Cape São Vicente and enjoy the amazing view in the southernmost point of Portugal. Riding by Luz and Burgau, you’ll enjoy this ride by the Algarve’s cliffs and quiet east side beaches. Choose from options 1 (75km, towards Sagres, with pick-up) or 2 (150km, towards Sagres and back).

Day 4: Algarve Cycling Camp - daily ride example:

Marmelete:

Ride up to Marmelete and enjoy the great descent towards the vicentina coast, cycling by the country side and the typical and beautiful Aljezur and its castle. 75km, towards Marmelete and back.

Day 5: Algarve Cycling Camp - daily ride example:

Lighthouses and piscatory villages of Ferragudo:

Ride to praia da Rocha, towards the lighthouses and cliffs of the Ferragudo area, discovering the piscatory villages of the area. A beautiful ride, with rolling hills by the cliffs of the Algarve beaches. 53km ride, towards Carvoeiro and back.

Day 6: Algarve Granfondo participation;

Transfer to Loulé, to start in the Algarve Granfondo ( or Mediofondo);

Participation in the Algave Granfondo. Transfer back to your hotel

Day 7: Transfer back to Faro airport

Check out and transfer to Faro airport.

Options and Prices

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Included

Guided

Premium

Transfer in from Porto airport to start of the tour and transfer out from end of the tour to departure airport
3 nights in 4 star Vila Galé hotel in Peso da Régua, 5 minutes away from the start of the event in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included
Upgrade to 3 nights in the charming Six Senses Douro valley hotel and SPA, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included
VIP Registration for the Douro Granfondo Cycle Sportive (Minifondo, Granfondo or MedioFondo distances);
Detailed briefing, bike fit and routebook provided before the tour by a local guide
Local guides accompanying you throughout the 4 days, providing mechanical bike support, private briefing before the event, booking of experiences;
Up to two guided bike rides in the Douro region previous to the event, discovering iconic view points and wine farms, with our Live Love Ride guides;
Support vehicle (SAG Wagon) throughout all the rides
3 group dinners at local restaurants, suited for cyclists;
Nutrition, hydration and snacks during our rides;
Post race massage at your hotel
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
Transfers from/to Hotel to the competition and to/from all experiences during your stay;
Visit to a winery and wine tasting experience

Prices

Guided

Premium

Per guest
890€ per guest
1490€ per guest

Add-ons

Guided

Premium

Live Love Ride Jersey
60€
-
Live Love Ride bib short
60€
-
Live Love Ride full cycling kit ( jersey, bib short, cap, gloves, socks, arm warmers and Scicon rain bag)
240€
-
Road bike rental (Scott Addict, full ultegra 11speed), helmet and spares;
100€
100€

Discounts

Guided

Premium

For non cycling guests ( does not apply to add-ons, only while sharing rooms)
10% discount
10% discount

Private tours and dates

If you have a group and want to make this a private tour, or want to schedule a different date than the ones listed above, we are available to customize this and other experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us at ricardo.costa@liveloveride.pt for more information.

Additional information

All prices include VAT and may be subject to change. The information in this program is valid up to 31/12/2019, and may suffer from additional changes, due to the availability of the hotels and activities listed in the program. Does not dispense confirmation of this information by Live Love Ride.

Group Tours

Join this tour on a group with other riders, on the following dates:
- Guaranteed departures -
- No minimum of guests required -
No dates found

Why Live Love Ride?

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
DISCOUNTS ON ALL OPEN DATES
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 for 2015 is composed of carbon frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict

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
Mountain or touring - Scott Aspect or Spark 930

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 930 or a Spark ( depending on availability and if terrain conditions require so). These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better raction 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. For touring bikes, we change the MTB tires of the Scott Aspect 930 for more rolling, thinner bike tires, to make it more adjustable to the terrain you'd be riding in.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930
E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930

As an option, you might require an E-bike to assist on your tour. Our E-bike fleet is composed of E-Scale 930 bike model, 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. Optionally, they can be equipped with touring tires, in case it's better adepted to your tour of choice.
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.We also have an E-bike fleet available, if you or your family members feel the need for extra-assistance during the rides.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 510 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.
Enjoy discounts on all our guided, open date tours*

/ From 1 to 4 riders, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 5 to 8 riders, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ For more than 9 riders, 10% discount for guests;

Join a guided tour with other riders on our open dates and enjoy these special discounts

* discounts are not accumulated with other discounts, or tour supplements.
Contact us by e-mail, skype or telephone for more information.

Guided

Minimum of four guests
Private tour, starts any date
from 890€ per person
click to see what's included

Premium

Minimum of four guests
Private tour, starts any date
from 1490€ per person
click to see what's included

Open Dates

Join this tour on a group with other riders, on the following dates:
- Guaranteed departures -
- No minimum of guests required -
No dates found

Why Live Love Ride?

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 for 2015 is composed of carbon frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict

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
Mountain or touring - Scott Aspect or Spark 930

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 930 or a Spark ( depending on availability and if terrain conditions require so). These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better raction 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. For touring bikes, we change the MTB tires of the Scott Aspect 930 for more rolling, thinner bike tires, to make it more adjustable to the terrain you'd be riding in.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930
E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930

As an option, you might require an E-bike to assist on your tour. Our E-bike fleet is composed of E-Scale 930 bike model, 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. Optionally, they can be equipped with touring tires, in case it's better adepted to your tour of choice.
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.We also have an E-bike fleet available, if you or your family members feel the need for extra-assistance during the rides.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 510 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.

DISCOUNTS ON ALL OPEN DATES

Enjoy discounts on all our guided, open date tours*

/ From 1 to 4 riders, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 5 to 8 riders, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ For more than 9 riders, 10% discount for guests;

Join a guided tour with other riders on our open dates and enjoy these special discounts

* discounts are not accumulated with other discounts, or tour supplements.
Contact us by e-mail, skype or telephone for more information.

European Offices

Live Love Ride
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 311
1950-421
Lisbon - Portugal

Monday to Friday
09AM to 06PM
Telephone: 00351 217 590 365
Email: ridewithus @ liveloveride.pt 

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