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The Wild Algarve (Mountain Bike tour)

Enjoy five-day mountain biking and discover the amazing unspoiled landscape in the Algarve and the south-westernmost point of Europe. Visit the place from where our caravels sailed searching new worlds for the world in the 15th century!
Activity: Mountain biking - self guided
Location: Algarve (west coast), Portugal
Duration: 7 days
Price: From €1200 Meals included Accommodation included
Trip details

This tour starts in the hilly region of the Algarve – Serra de Monchique where we will stay in a thermal hotel located in a luxuriant valley. You will ride through the mountain to the cosmopolitan city of Lagos. This is one of the oldest towns in the Algarve. We can still see evidence of the wall surrounding the town for protection. You will follow amazing trails along the coast line to Ponta da Piedade where you can find fantastic sceneries of cliffs, caves and rocks with an amazing mixture of colors! From above the sea you will see the small town of Luz where there is a beautiful beach of fine and golden sand where you will stay for the night.

From Luz beach you will follow trails and quiet dirt roads along the South Coast. You will discover the beautiful villages over the sea – Salema and Burgau. You will get to the awesome Baleeira Bay, with an amazing beach of fine sand and five small islands which give this place a unique charm! You will discover the high cliffs of Sagres towards Cape S. Vicente - the place where the land ends and the sea begins! Cape S.Vicente is the south-westernmost point in continental Europe and the place from where our brave forefathers sailed on their caravels seeking new peoples and continents five centuries ago!

Then you will cycle along the Algarve Wild West Coast and discover incredible beaches and stunning wild sceneries. You will spend one night in a recently recovered village full of history and will continue for two days riding over the sea and discovering amazing beaches on this stunning and wild coast.

The price includes:

- 7-day Mountain Bike Tour with a Guide (*)
- Mountain bike rental with helmet and backpack
- Transfers from and to Faro Airport
- Accommodations (6 nights): 4 four* Hotels, 2 B&B. Double bedroom occupancy.
- 6 Breakfasts
- 5 nourishing and energetic picnics (*)
- 6 Dinners (including our famous wines, our amazing cheeses and lovely desserts) (*)
- Daily energy-bars and water (*)
- Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel
- Documentation about PortugalBike Tour
- Liability Insurance
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Techno-Mechanical Assistance (*)
- First-Aid assistance on location (*)
- Permanent Backup Vehicle (*)
(*) Not included in self-guided tours

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