This route will take you to few of the places with more history in Algarve and Alentejo, 240kms of pure joy and peacefully landscape.
Opportunity to discover a side of Algarve more Picturesque, where peace reigns ,get to now beautiful places near Ria Formosa, follow Rio Guadiana through its valleys and villages.
This is a route mostly rural road and few gravel roads, take you inside of this region, where we can find multiple points of support, picnic park, points of water, typical restaurants.
- Quality bike and equipment hire
- Detailed maps and route suggestions on Garmin GPS
- Good quality hotels/apartments along the route (bed and breakfast)
- Prices are per person, based upon two people sharing a twin/double bedded room.. (request quote for a single room )
- Route assistance where necessary
- Airport Transfers
NOT INCLUDED :
- Holiday insurance - recommended
Discounts are available for large groups, please contact us for
Minas de São Domingos
BIGGEST CLIMBING DAY:
1ºday Faro -TaviraFirst day of this amazing trip, get to now the capital of Algarve, follow the Ria formosa until the board with spain.Easy ride of 42km will take us to Tavira, pass on the most typical fishing villages, typical architecture, beautiful landscapes.The city centre with remains of castle walls, churches and bridges from different eras.
2ºday Tavira-V.r.s.AntonioAfter from a good breakfast we continue our journey direction Vila Real Santo Antonio, last city before Spain. On the way finding Orange platantion and big sandy beach.We say good bye to Ria formosa with magnificent sight on half of our trip of 50kms, but before a visit to castel of Castro Marin and natural reserve.Arriving to Vila Real Santo Antonio capital of canned fish tuna in Portugal ,city full of history from rational architecture to there light house .
3ºday V.r.s.Antonio to AlcoutimWith our eyes full sea view, is time to follow the course of the river.Maybe the harder day of the tour going up on the Gaudiana river, discover the barrocal Algarvio, until last town of Algarve before Alentejo -ALCOUTIM.With our eyes into Spain village on other side of the river, Alcoutim offer piece and quiet, full of history from Roman and islamic period.
4ºday Alcoutim to MértolaWith a good night sleep, its a day to visit Guadiana valley, continue on the river side, direction of Mértola, Alentejo region.Hilly day takes as into this village, full of white houses, rocky roads.The pine trees plantation takes us to Mertola, with the castle on our eyes, capital of the hunting, this village bread old times, maze of small streets and steps that take us to the river.Surrounding area of the castle you have the museum where we can see all the vestiges of the old ocuppacions.Good food and peacefull place everywhere.
5ºday Mertola to Minas Sao domingosThis day we visit the area ,biking until ,Pomarao and them follow to north using the Minerios route used on XIX Century to bring Mineral from the mine until the river Port.On bike crossing all the native nature and lakes that bring colour to the landscape .Traces of ore are easilly visible on the area ,the easy route take us to Minas Sao domingos were you can see old exploration ,and occupation traits of english owners of the mine .Minas São domingos have the peacefull river beach ,perfect place to finish our journey.