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The Algarve

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The Algarve Golden Age capital of Faro; historic Tavira and the sunset spectacle of Cape St VincentVila Real de Santo António and ancient castle treasures of Castro Marim – more than just beaches, the Algarve coast is home to great cycling holidays all year-round.

Discover the rocky headlands and outstanding bird reserves of the Costa Vicente and Faro’s coastline; the delta islands and formidable fortresses; Moorish influences and stylish marinas.

Our self-guided cycling holidays and short breaks in The Algarve feature hotel to hotel linear routes and single centre cycling tours.

Algarve Coast - Little Gem

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Take just a little time out on two wheels to discover some of the finest jewels in the Algarve’s coastal crown. Right on the Rio Formosa natural park with its lagoons and string of barrier islands, Faro makes for a fascinating Atlantic Ocean-side capital. But Baroque city gem, Tavira is only a short pedal away along the gentle ‘Ecovia do Litoral’, whilst beckoning by the Spanish border, lie the ancient castle treasures of Castro Marim and the saltpan landscapes and bird-filled wetlands around Vila Real de Santo António. Golden beaches, bright bobbing boats; pink flamingos and Caspian terns; even over-wintering short-toed larks and black-shouldered kites – so many colourful and precious encounters are only a few miles of superb scenic cycling away. Go on, treat yourself to a breath of warm, fresh air - it’ll soon give you an appetite for all those amazing Algarve seafood specialities!

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In Faro and Tavira.

Area The Algarve
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 4 days and 3 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2
Price per person From £379 to £691

Algarve Coast Star

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Based in historic Tavira, this bright little Algarve single centre break points you in all the right cycling directions, but ultimately leaves the amount of rest up to you. Choose your own pace, taking up the option of circular cycle rides from your stylish, Arabian-inspired hotel and its pools. Combine time on some of the Algarve’s best beaches, in fishing villages or exploring Tavira's elegant mansion-lined streets with scenic Algarve coast and countryside cycling. Hug the Atlantic towards ancient Spanish borderlands, through maritime pine forests and the saltpans around Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António. Pedal inland along orchard-filled ‘rios’, towards the Algarve hills, through groves of oaks cultivated for their precious bark, to the ‘Cork Capital’ of historic São Brás de Alportel. With great natural parks including the Rio Formosa all around, this is a great break for birdwatchers, beach-lovers and those who might just fancy some scenic time out on two wheels.

Accommodation

In Tavira. 

Area The Algarve
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 5 days and 4 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2
Price per person From £328 to £634

Algarve Coast of Treasures

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Discover a world of pirate coves and peregrines, pink flamingos and mighty fortresses on a pedal east from the land of Europe’s most prized sunset, via jewels in the Algarve crown, Tavira and Cacela Velha, to the ancient castle country of Castro Marim near the Spanish border. Set out on the Algarve’s ‘Ecovia do Litoral’ coast path for a cycling adventure by golden sandy stretches and crystal lagoon waters, laden with Baroque city gems and daring castle defences, chic marinas and colourful fishing harbours. Seven precious, bird-filled natural parks line up for exploration along the gentle route, including the rocky Sagres peninsular, Vilamoura’s reedbeds, the famous Ria Formosa estuary and the saltmarshes of Vila Real de Santo António, so be sure to pop the binoculars in the panniers. Who knows, you may even spot a whale or dolphin off the tourist resort of Albufeira on this treasure-rich coast.

Accommodation

In Sagres, Lagos, Portimao, Albufeira, Faro and Tavira

Area The Algarve
Board Basis Bed & Breakfast
Start Day Any Day
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 2
Price per person From £811 to £1185

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