Planning to go to Alcoutim for your next holiday? You will surely amaze by this stunning town!
If you want to visit South Portugal for your next holiday, enjoying bike holidays in Alcoutim can be an amazing choice for you to try! Alcoutim is a hidden treasure in the Algarve. A city on the side of a rocky road, small squares, and paved paths, located along the banks of the river Guadiana, about 40 km (24 miles). This river pedestrian area has several cafes and restaurants overlooking the water. Here, the river narrows. This attractive river town is nestled between beautiful green hills. Here you will find the perfect combination of nature, history, and tranquility. In just 30 minutes drive from the famous Algarve beach area, you will find yourself in the perfect place with this picture. Especially during spring is a town that must be visited, because the wild nature is in full bloom.
However, Alcoutim is definitely worth a visit. You can book our bike tour Alcoutim if you don’t want to bother looking for accommodations at Alcoutim and so on, our bike holidays Algarve will arrange it just for you.
Our bike tours in Alcoutim as we explained above and our bike holidays in Algarve will take care of everything from places to stay to good bikes, from moving your luggage along to a hotel room. The payment is safe with us. Ride South Portugal offers the best bike rental and tours in the Algarve to help you to explore this beautiful region! You can also try a bike tour with joy and amazing landscape in southern Portugal 🙂
Freedom & flexibility. You can start your break on any day of the week and are welcome to add extra nights to the beginning or end of your stay, or along the way, if available. Our bike holidays Algarve can also give you useful tips for travel to and from your chosen destination.
We don’t underestimate the role of a comfortable, well-planned, meticulous itinerary through inspiring scenery. You can be as active or relaxed as you wish, visit the sights you want to see and enjoy every minute of your holiday.
All our biking and walking tours are graded as some routes offer more challenges than others.
We are pleased to offer electric bikes as an option on most of our bike tour Alcoutim and also a range of single-center breaks – great for first-timers. Back to one of the most stunning towns in the Algarve. It‘s impossible to describe all about in this charming little town.
Here are the amazing places to go around while you’re enjoying bike holidays in Alcoutim!
The neighborhood near Alcoutim is so incredibly beautiful. It’s pretty green and well-watered. The area around Alcoutim looks so different from the south coast of the Algarve but is only a 30-minute drive away. It attracts tourists with its interest in nature. There are plenty of hiking trails nearby. Walking through nature in this place is very relaxing and peaceful. You will be able to see many beautiful flowers and trees in the area.
Alcoutim is located on the Portuguese side of the Guadiana river, the river separates Portugal from Spain. On the other side of the river, you can see the Spanish city of Sanlúcar de Guadiana. The current here can be very strong, so it is advisable not to swim here. If you want to swim, you can just go to Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo.
The main attraction for most travelers, is the beach on the sandy riverbank of the narrow Rio Guadiana tributary, equipped with cafes, palm-leaf umbrellas and lifeguards in the summer. The setting is beautiful for bike tour Alcoutim and for a walk, you can walk from the bridge at Rua Dom Fernando, follow signs 400 m west to Praia Fluvial.
Opening onto a terrace overlooking the river, this cheerful family-run lunch spot is a good bet for sizzling pork steaks, charcoal-grilled chicken, and sardines (all meals served with salads and chips) at reasonable prices. Waiting times can be long during the summer, and opening hours vary substantially for the rest of the year.
13th century Castelo from Alcoutim flower rings has sweeping views of the village roof and river. Inside the land is the Núcleo Museológico de Arqueologia (Archaeological Museum), which displays broken medieval castle walls and other artifacts, as well as an exhibition of Islamic board games. Entrance fees to the castle also include entry to the small themed museum (núcleos museológicos) in Alcoutim and its surroundings.
Igreja Matriz de Alcoutim Church
There is another famous church in Alcoutim, it’s called Igreja Matriz de Alcoutim (also most of the people know it as Igreja Matriz do Salvador de Alcoutim). It was built in the 14th century. This church is one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in the Algarve.
Those are the best things to do during your vacation in Alcoutim, Portugal according to our bike holidays Algarve.
However, Alcoutim can be a place for extraordinary cycling adventures or just to relax if that’s what you’re looking for! Cycling is also an environmentally and eco-friendly way to see Alcoutim scenes that are usually not seen, a deep way to get to know the people, food, culture, and history of Alcoutim, Portugal.
What are you waiting for? Book your bike holidays with Ride South Portugal for an unforgettable Alcoutim trip.