Portugal is considered to be one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world. As more and more tourists visit and admire its gastronomy, culture, natural beauty and authenticity, the country has become increasingly popular day by day! Travelling by bike is one of the easiest ways to tap into the authenticity of the Portuguese lifestyle and customs! Portugal is the perfect place for you to rent a bike especially with us!
The beautiful and charming side of Portugal that will make your bike tour a highlight in your life!
This is a warm, prosperous, and comfortable Southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, a country that borders Spain and has a Mediterranean feel but also has its own strong cultural identity. Visitors flock to Portugal for cheap food and wine, ancient history and architecture, and its gorgeous beaches, of course. There are so many beautiful places in Portugal that are worth visiting like Lisbon, Praia da Marinha, and more other cities! But the highlight of Portugal is the Southern region of the country, especially in the Algarve! In Portugal, we will provide the best service and bikes to rent a bike!
South Portugal has a maritime climate facing the northern Atlantic Ocean, with an average annual temperature of 16 degrees and year-round sunny weather, making it ideal for cycling. It’s best to wisely select the region of your liking in July or August, as in some interior areas it can be too hot for cycling. You’ll experience mild autumn cycling in Portugal, and winter is topped by sunny spring and summer. This makes it a perfect choice as a destination for cycling holidays! One of the best places to visit in South Portugal is the Ria Formosa Natural Park! Ria Formosa Nature Park, not only because of its rich scenery but also because of its unique location, is one of the most amazing places in the Algarve. This is one of three protected areas recently selected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal that should not be overlooked during your holiday in the Algarve. Owing to the relentless movement of waves, tides, and seas, this is a very special beach lagoon that is constantly changing.
You have to explore these amazing places and routes in Portugal by riding a bike, after you have rented a bike with us!
The Algarve Region
You can find the Ria Formosa lagoon in the Algarve, a nature reserve of more than 170 square kilometers and a stopover for hundreds of different birds. The length of the coastline facing south is roughly 155 kilometres. The coastline, particularly around Lagos, is notable for its picturesque limestone caves and grottoes. It is also home to a wide range of beaches, from small and quiet Vicentina Natural Park beaches (from Aljezur to Sagres) to huge, sandy areas in Alvor ou Falésia.
The Douro Valley and International Park
In the north of Portugal, the Douro valley is a truly unique location for a bike trip. Flying to Porto airport, where the Douro river meets the sea and where the Port wine cellars are situated, is the best way to access it. It has plenty of cellars, fields, viewpoints, restaurants, museums and events for you to ride through and reach the world’s first demarcated wine region!
Porto and the Portuguese Camino de Santiago ( St James Path)
For some riders, the St. James Route is a religious experience, but for all of them, many claim to suggest that it is a spiritual experience. For many riders, cycling on the Caminho de Santiago, whether from France, Spain or Portugal, is a milestone, as the path leaves its mark on you. The best way to ride the Portuguese Camino is from Porto (or Lisbon, if you have a total of 15 days to ride), where you can drive through the northwest of Portugal.
Alentejo Wine Country
Alentejo ranked the best wine country in the world by USA in 2014, is one of the regions that can suit all kinds of riders in Portugal. In Alentejo, between vineyards, olive trees and cork oak fields, you’ll ride never-ending rolling hills and hidden trails. For any bike tour in Portugal, the car-free roads and trails of the Alentejo provide a great environment and its topography makes it a great place for beginners and intermediate riders, as there are few climbs in general.
Recommended bikes that are suitable for riding in Portugal!
We have four types of bikes! E-BIKE TREKKING/E-CITY, GRAVEL BIKE /TREKKING, MTB 29”/CITY, and ROAD BIKE disc. All types of bikes are recommended from us because we always provide the best bikes! These bikes are suitable for you to ride in Portugal! You just have to match the bike type with the places that you are going and make sure that they are suitable for your destination. For example, E-bike is best used in cities. Wherever you are going, we have a bike that is perfect for your destinations!
Bike tours in South Portugal? Want to rent a bike? Ride South Portugal is the answer!
One of the best places to rent a bike in South Portugal is with us, Ride South Portugal! We provide bike rental and bike holidays packages in the South of Portugal! Before exploring the rest of the beautiful regions of southern Portugal, you can easily rent a bike first! We have several bicycles to rent to choose from, and you can fit your specifications according to your tour. Bike tours in South Portugal can also be booked at Ride South Portugal, where you can choose from many kinds of tours. So, what are you waiting for? For more information, contact us! Now, when you are thinking about having a bike tour in Portugal and renting a bike, you do not have to worry anymore! We are one call away!