Having a bike tour in Faro is a perfect way to explore the tiny historical center. It will be pleasant, however, to leave the capital of the Algarve and explore the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park. On Ria Formosa, trails, paved and unpaved roads await you, enjoying the truly wonderful surroundings. Our local guide can show you a lot of rivers, salty banks, islands and beautiful flora and fauna during the trip. 

Here’s what you need to know about Faro! 

Faro is a suburb in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, the southernmost city and the seat of the district of the same name. The municipality covers an area of around 202.57 km2 (78.21 sq mi) with a population of 118,000 in 2011 (with 64,000 inhabitants in the city proper, making it the largest city in the Algarve and one of the largest in Southern Portugal).

In Portugal’s deservedly popular Algarve area, Faro is the best-known city. There are so many interesting parts of Faro, parts where there are beautiful beaches, historical places with an archaeological museum and a Renaissance cathedral called the Bishops’ Palace, which was heavily bombed during the Second World War, but later restored, and of course many more hidden gems! A bike tour in Faro will be worth all of your energy! 

The best way to enjoy Faro is by having a bike tour

Having a bike tour in Faro will surely give you a magical experience! Imagine yourself enjoying the perfect weather when paddling through the gems of Faro on your chosen route. Faro has the best climate to have a bike tour all year round, being in the Southern Algarve, it is always recommended to visit or ride a bike in Faro and around in the best timing possible! 

A family is ready to enjoy a bike tour and cycling holiday in Portugal

Choose us as your bike rental in Faro and cycle off from the Algarve to witness the historical behinds of Portuguese and feel Portuguese culture. Each bike tour in Faro gives a pleasant touch to the region with its medieval essence, exploring through the archways with historical monuments is something you would not want to miss out on. Faro has a handful of excellent cycling routes to explore, too. As exciting as it is to hear, it is a MUST to visit and cycle in Faro!

You must visit these amazing routes in bike tour Faro!

Ria de Formosa

The Ria Formosa Lagoon is one of the most popular bike routes in Faro. The Ria Formosa route is mostly flat paved surfaces that are acceptable for all ages. It is also renowned for its fun family/group tour as it is an intermediate bike ride, where there is no need for fitness level requirements to endure the tour. The Ria Formosa route will take a minimum of four hours, with a distance of over 50 km. Overlooking the stunning blue sea of Ria Formosa, imagine getting a bike tour in Faro, the ideal way to alleviate stress and also preserve your fitness and health!


The Algarve’s largest municipality is just north of the center of Faro. The Loulé route enables you to explore the nature of Portuguese culture, the friendliness of the local people and the incredible beauty of the landscape. It is where you can find their most typical villages. It is uphill and downhill all the way to São Brás de Alportel from Loulé, to travel up to São Romão and back to the quiet village of Querença from there. This bike tour around Faro will be a fun and relaxing journey, as you will be surrounded by typical Portuguese buildings. The road from Loule to Querença will be a little more complicated because it’s up and down, but it’s still an intermediate bike trip. The distance is approximately 10 km, but you can certainly proceed to Parragil!

A person is enjoying a bike tour in Faro and cycling holiday in Portugal

Ride with us, Ride South Portugal for your amazing bike tour in Faro!

We are happy to deliver electric bikes as an option on most of our bike tours and also a range of single-center breaks that are excellent for beginners. From places to stay to bike rentals for you, we’ll take care of everything and even take your bags to your hotel. We will make sure that you get the best support! On any day of the week with us, you can book your cycling holiday in South Portugal, bike rentals and hotels! And you are welcome to add additional nights from the beginning or end of your stay or, if available, along the way!