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 Grandola, 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 ascents
Some 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)
Options: Extra night in Lisbon before or after the top.

Price from : 1350 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Portugal
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Active or Pro
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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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 Grandola 1h30.

Day 2 :   Bike from Grândola to Porto Covo

Distance 1 : 33 Miles - 53 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 700 Meters 

Leave Grândola, on the sierra and cross a beautiful hilly region with an impressive cork forest. Pass Santiago, a village with a Castle. Left Santiago by a road on the sierra and continue to Sonega Village. You will get to Porto Covo, a quiet fishing village with its typical whitewashed houses with their blue stripe, common in Alentejo.

Day 3 :   Bike from Porto Covo to Odeceixe (40% off road)

Distance 1 : 44 Miles - 71 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 650 Meters 

From here to the end of this tour you are in the Natural Park. Start day going inland till you get to Milfontes. 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's you came into a new region - the Wild Algarve!

Day 4 :   loop ride from Odeceixe to Marmelete

Distance 1 : 37 Miles - 59 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 950 Meters 

On this day you have the option to rest or to have a great day exploring the hills of the Wild Algarve. This day you will cycle Monchique Hills – the highest mountain in Algarve with its green hills full of wildflowers, chestnut trees, eucalyptus and cork oaks. You will visit a typical interior village – Marmelete.

Day 5 :   Bike from Odeceixe to Arrifana (15% off road)

Distance 1 : 34 Miles - 55 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 700 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!

Day 6 :   Bike from Arrifana to Pedralva (65% off road)

Distance 1 : 27 Miles - 44 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 700 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.

Day 7 :   Bike from Pedralva to Sagres (70% off road)

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 400 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.

Day 8 :   Departure Day

Transfer to Lisbon airport included (3h30 drive) included at 9:30am (can be changed on request).

Average / Day : Distance : 53.67 Km / 33.33 Miles - Elevation gain : 683.33 Meters

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Day : 1

In the heart of the Costa Azul in the lovely town of Grandola, this charming hotel offers air conditioned rooms with a French balcony. Facilities include a 24-hour front desk. The colorful rooms at Dom Jorge de Lencastre are decorated with large windows, high ceilings, and wooden furniture. All rooms have a TV, a minibar, and a private bathroom. Every morning, guests can enjoy a rich breakfast with local Portuguese products. The bar offers a variety of refreshing drinks and snacks.Guests can explore the beauty of the Costa Azul region. Free Wi-Fi is available in Dom Jorge de Lencastre's public areas.


Day : 2

The Best Western Hotel Porto Covo has a privileged location in the South-western Alentejo Natural Park, birthplace of Vasco de Gama, the famous navigator.The Best Western Hotel Porto Covo is like a safe harbour in which to take refuge, a synonym of quality, comfort and leisure, whether you are travelling on vacation, business or just passing through.


Day : 3, 4

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 : 5

Small and peaceful, this hotel is the ideal place to relax, and a starting point to explore the glaring beauty of Costa Vicentina's Natural Park with its romantic dunes and endless fine sandy beaches.Vale da Telha is the perfect destiny for those who seek a cozy, natural and homelike atmosphere in a sunny climate. Different from most of the places along the south coast of Algarve, this renovated hotel offers a unique blend of modernity, comfort and functionality allied to a typical algarvian image that makes the difference.


Day : 6

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 : 7

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.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books 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 road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all 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
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 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
  • Drinks
  • 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.

information

International airport in Lisbon

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 1350 € 380 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included


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