Portugal Wild Coast
The Portugal Wild Coast is an incredible hybrid cycling route program along the most beautiful and unspoiled coastline of Portugal. Starting in Santiago do Cacem, this is an incredible tour that will take you till the south-westernmost point in continental Europe, crossing a National Park and a beautiful coastal line with 300km of beautiful beaches, and typical villages. This tour is 70% on roads and 30% off road.
Terrain Mostly flat, with a hilly region and some valleys with short but steep ascentsSome rough sections on the off road (gravel roads or double roads with some short sections of sand or rocks). There are some paved road alternatives for all the off road sections (just some viewpoints could not be seen from the paved road).
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Day 1 : Arrival - Welcome at LISBON airport
We will meet you at the Lisbon Airport or train station and transfer you to Santiago do Cacem.
Accommodation : Santiago Hotel Cooking & Nature - "Santiago do Cacém"
Day 2 : Bike from Santiago do Cacem to Milfontes
Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 51 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 400 Meters
Leave Santiago by a road on the sierra and croos a beautiful hilly region with an impressive cork forest. Pass the calm village of Sonega and enter on the SW Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. You will get to Porto Covo, a quiet fishing village with its typical whitewashed houses with their blue stripe, common in Alentejo. Follow the coast up to a nice castle on the cliffs with excellent view to an island ! Then you continue south till you get to Milfontes.
Accommodation : Casa do Adro - "Vila Nova de Milfontes"
Day 3 : Bike from milfontes to Odeceixe
Distance 1 : 29 Miles - 47 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 400 Meters
Ride on SW Alentejano Natural Park with amazing views over the sea and visit stunning Sardão cape. Admire the incredible Stork chest's on the cliffs! Ride near spectacular cliffs and visit typical village Zambujeira. Continue through fields till you go down to a river. Crossing the river let'syou came into a new region - the Wild Algarve !
Accommodation : Casas do Moinho - "Odeceixe"
Day 4 : Bike from Odeceixe to Arrifana (15% off road)
Distance 1 : 34 Miles - 55 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 600 Meters
Start the day going to one of the most beautiful scenery of this coast - Odeceixe beach! After crossing a plateau you will go down again for more incredible beaches. Then follow a valley where once caravels sailed to the village of Aljezur about 5 km inland. Go up the narrow streets through typical houses and get up to the medieval castle of Aljezur! Follow the winding road that sweeps down from the cliffs tops to the sea where you will find a stunning village in the beach - Monte Clérigo. End in an amazing village over the Cliffs - Arrifana!
Accommodation : Herdade Monte Do Sol - "Aljezur"
Day 5 : Bike from Arrifana to Pedralva (65% off road)
Distance 1 : 27 Miles - 44 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 427 Meters
Ride through some forests and get again close to sea by incredible village of Carrapateira, following a dirt road along the sea that shows this region at its most beautiful. Pass by stunning beaches, with incredible colourful cliffs. Go up on a dirt road under through a beautiful round pine forest and arrive to a typical and old village once abandoned and now recovered as a hotel.
Accommodation : Hotel Aldeia de Pedralva - "Pedralva"
Day 6 : Bike from Pedralva to Sagres (70% off road)
Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 370 Meters
Cycle again close to sea and go by an amazing dirt road over the cliffs and crossing beautiful beaches. Some steep uphill to get out of the beaches! Then ride south along Algarve wild coast till Cape S. Vicente - the south-western-most point of Continental Europe.
Accommodation : Memmo Baleeira - "Sagres"
Day 7 : Departure Day
Transfer to Lisbon airport included (3h30 drive) included at 9:30am (can be changed on request).
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Day : 1
Located less than 20 km from the desert and the pristine beaches of the Alentejano coast, the hotel is the ideal base for enjoying a variety of activities such as windsurfing, kite surfing, hiking, cycling and fishing. Combining traditional and modern interiors, the 4-star Santiago Hotel Cooking & Nature is set on a hill overlooking the castle of Santiago do Cacém, in the Alentejano countryside. It features an outdoor swimming pool. All rooms are individually decorated and equipped with bay windows, private balconies, air conditioning and a minibar. Strongly rooted in local culture and traditions, Santiago Hotel is a gastronomic hotel mainly known for its culinary experiences.
Day : 2
Set in the historic centre of Vila Nova, the 17th-century Casa Do Adro B&B offers bright rooms with free Wi-Fi, 100 metres from the Mira shoreline. The hotel is located in the historic centre of Vila Nova. Atlantic Malhão Beach is 10 km away. Rooms at Casa De Habitação feature wooden floors and elegant wooden furnishings. All of the air-conditioned rooms come with satellite TV and spacious marble bathrooms. They are located on the first floor and have a balcony. Casa Da Igreja Turismo features 2 communal lounges with a cosy fireplace and 2 charming outdoor terraces. The communal kitchen is equipped with a microwave, coffee maker and a fridge full of fresh fruit.
Day : 3
Mill Houses| Village tourism.A dream, a concept, a project, an accomplishment. This is what we would like to share with you. After several years enjoying the relaxing moments this place can offer you, a kind of nature with unique peculiarities and unforgettable beaches, we decided to share a bit more of Portugal.Odeceixe is the first village from north coast of Algarve. Located on the boundary of the Natural Park of Southeast Alentejo and the Vicentine Coast, its river is the natural frontier that separates the Algarve from Alentejo. Here you can find peace, as well as enjoy a well deserved break. Well located and providing all sorts of comfort, you can experience the way of living of the local people, the sandy beaches, the ocean, the hills and the countryside. We have the perfect lodging so that you can experience all the peculiarities of this unique place, we wish to know and explore.
Day : 4
In the field, but very close to beaches that will take your breath away, with their magnificent scenery, full of colors and scents. The land has about 30hectares reaching its southern end between the magnificent beaches of Arrifana and Canal. It consists of one bedroom and 5 houses perfectly integrated in the nature, enclosed in a tree landscape with the sea as background. This was a long time project which seek for care in every detail, and where the priority is always the well- being of those who visit us. The basic idea is that we can share with each client the contact with nature and the feeling of lack of time that a stay in Herdade Monte do Sol for sure will give you. The countryside tours on foot or by bicycle will make you feel the field with the delight of relaxing sounds of birds. In the area there are several trails near the sea.
Day : 5
Located in Vila Do Bispo, Algarve, Aldeia Da Pedralva is a resort built from the ruins of a traditional Portuguese village. It features self catering villas and free Wi-Fi. The villas at the Aldeia Da Pedralva have a fully equipped kitchenette and a seating area with couches and tables. Each villa is decorated in neutral colours and offers elegant, traditional furniture.
Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet, or have their breakfast in the privacy of their room. The hotel's restaurant offers local dishes and fresh seafood. Refreshing drinks and light snacks are also served on the hotel's terrace.
Day : 6
Characterised by its relaxing, contemporary atmosphere of design, this 4 star Design hotel has everything you need for a weekend break from your daily routine or for a few days of holiday retreat in the relaxing and beautiful town of the Algarve.The resort's 144 rooms and family friendly suites, with views over the sea and over Baleeira harbour, provide you with all the comfort of the Memmo unforgettable bed and are fully equipped.
Hybrid bike - Standard
Focus PNT Branded (Unisex) - ( or equivalent)
Together with our partners FOCUS we have carefully chosen and costumized this bike to provide the best experience to our clients. Great quality Shimano derailleurs and SR Suntur suspensions, as well as a softer saddle and ergonomic non-slip rubber handles, provide a smooth and comfortable ride on every surface. Schwalbe tires, ensuring grip and an enhanced resistance to punctures, good hydraulic Shimano brakes and a stiff alluminium frame, will assure a safe and worry-free journey. All together, this hybrid bike has all the properties for you to get the most out of a Portugal nature trails tour.
- TIRES: (Front & Rear) Schwalbe Marathon Plus 28x1.75
- FORK: SR Suntour XCT-DS, 9 mm QR, coil spring, 100 mm travel
- BRAKES: Shimano BR-M315 180mm/160mm
- SHIFTERS: Shimano Acera M3000 Shimano Altus M2000
- CRANKSET: Shimano FC-TY301, SQ
- GEAR RATIO: Compact: Front 42/34/24 Compact: Rear 12-32
- HANDLE BAR: Concept Sport, flat
- SADDLE & SEATPOST: Saddle: Comfort Saddle Seatpost: Concept Sport, 27.2mm, 350mm
- FRAME: MTB Sport, 6061 alloy, BSA BB, IS rear brake
- DERAILLEUR: Rear: Shimano Acera RD-M360, 8-speed Front: Shimano Tourney, 3-speed
- Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / pump / 2 spare tubes
- Handlebar bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
- 1 water bottle
- Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps/cages on request
GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.
Option 1: 32 Miles - 51 Km Elevation gain 1 : 400 Meters
Option 1: 29 Miles - 47 Km Elevation gain 1 : 400 Meters
Option 1: 34 Miles - 55 Km Elevation gain 1 : 600 Meters
Option 1: 27 Miles - 44 Km Elevation gain 1 : 427 Meters
Option 1: 25 Miles - 40 Km Elevation gain 1 : 370 Meters
- 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
- Daily breakfast
- Hybrid bike rental included
- Personalized welcome orientation
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information
- 1 GPS per couple
- Daily luggage transfers
- Arrival transfer from Lisbon to your first hotel
- Departure transfer from last hotel to Lisbon
- Comprehensive trip literature
- All technical and emergency support any day
What's not included
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Hotel city taxes
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.
Informations & Recommendations
International airport in Lisbon
Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.
|Price from* & per person||Double occupancy||Single supplement |
(traveling with a group)
|Solo traveler |
|Standard||1510 €||290 €||2180 €|
|Bikes available||Options per person|
|Hybrid Bike Rental|
|Electric assist bike|
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.