Algarve Gravel Cycling Holiday


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  • Self-Guided
  • Intermédio** (2/4)
  • Viagem
  • Clássico
  • 7 dias
  • aprox. 75 Km / 46,60 Milhas
  • Sim
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7 Dias
6 Noites
5 Etapas

Distância Total
370 km

Total Climbing
5.000 mt

Percentage of gravel
70%

Descrição

Desafie-se numa aventura inesquecível que o levará a explorar os melhores trilhos e veredas do Algarve. Comece por pedalar no sotavento algarvio pelos famosos trilhos do Algarve Bike Challenge passando depois para a famosa ribeira de Algibre e o seu singletrack interminável que leva à paradisíaca falésia de Vilamoura. Continuando para oeste, pedale pelas falésias do Carvoeiro e depois para o interior, passando pela histórica cidade de Silves. Para o final está reservada a costa vicentina e o ponto mais ocidental da Europa, o Cabo São Vicente!

Destaques

- O sotavento algarvio
- A Ria Formosa e a vista deslubrante desde Cacela Velha
- Os magníficos trilhos da famosa prova - Algarve Bike Challenge
- A ribeira de Algibre e o seu interminável singletrack
- A falésia de Vilamoura
- Carvoeiro
- A cidade histórica de Silves
- Lagos e a Praia da Luz
- Costa Vicentina e o Cabo de São Vicente.

Programa

Day 1 - Arrival in the Algarve and in the city of Tavira. Upon the arrival at Faro Airport, you will be greeted by a Bikesul representative who, after a brief introduction, will transfer you to your hotel in Tavira, a histric city of the Algarve with plenty of remains from past civilizations. From your hotel localted 
Accommodation in 4Star hotel in Tavira.

Day 2 - The Sotavento Algarve (63 km, 650 m elevation)
The first day of activity is distinguished by a circular route in the eastern Algarve, exploring the interior through the Serra de Tavira at the beginning, then entering the forest of Santa Rita and ending by the coast, along the Ria Formosa. Undoubtedly the best way to start your gravel adventure in the Algarve.
Accommodation in 4Star hotel in Tavira.

 Day 3 - The Ria Formosa, the Barrocal and the Serra do Caldeirão. Tavira > Alte (85 km, 1200 m elevation)
On this day you will say goodbye to Tavira and start cycling along the Ria Formosa and coastal area towards west until you get to Fuzeta.
From this piscatory small village you will then ride north through the barrocal area. You will notice the difference in the terrain appart from the landscape.
Slowly climbing you will pass by the charming Vila of São Brás de Alportel, then you enter in Loule council through the Serra do Caldeirão. Up the traditional village of Alte you will pass through another small traditional villages as Querença, Salir and Benafim.
Accommodation in a countryside B&B.

  Day 4 - The historic city of Silves. Alte > Monchique  (80 km, 1500 m elevation)
This day starts with a nice, easy and quite ride to São Bartolomeu de Messines. Then on the way to the historic city of Silves you will ride a wondeful gravel road beside the Funcho and then the Arade lakes. In Silves we invite you to visit the medieval castle and explore this small city,  the first capital of the Algarve. The is time to ride through the Serra de Silves with it's steep up and downs. The last part of this day will be challenging as you climb to Monchique.
 Accommodation in 4Star hotel in Monchique.

 Day 5 - The Monchique mountain range and the Atlantic southwest coast. Monchique > Vake da Telha (Aljezur) (77 km, 1200 m elevation)
This stage is characterized by two distinct phases, the first through the Monchique mountain range, ylou will start by climbing Fóia, the highest peak of the Algarve at 900mt heigh. Then a long descent will take you to the Atlantic southwest coast, famous for it's wild beaches. End the stage in the famous surf spot of Vale da Telha.
Accommodation in 3Star hotel in Aljezur.

 Day 6 - The Vicentina coast and Cape St Vincent (73 km, 900 m elevation)
In the last cycling day of this trip you will ride along the Vicentina coast, maybe the best gravel spot in Europe! Wild with perfect gravel surface overlooking the Atlantic coast. Along the way wild beaches, surf spots and great cliffs will delight you! Before you get to Sagres, you will visit the southern point of Europe.  Cabo de São Vicente, the most southwesterly point in Europe, will undoubtedly be a memorable moment! There you can visit the lighthouse and the fort that are on top of a cliff.
Accommodation in 4Star Hotel in Sagres.

 Day 7 - The Departure
After having breakfast, the transfer service will be provided but if you are planning to stay a few more days, let us know if we can help you with some suggestions.
 

Mapa

Incluído

- 7 noites de alojamento em regime de Meia Pensão (bebidas não incluidas) + 1 noite de alojamento em regime de APA em Hoteís de 3* e 4*;
- Transfer do aeroporto de Faro até Cabanas de Tavira no dia de chegada;
- Guia experiente e viatura de apoio;
- Briefing;
- Aluguer de Bicicleta E-Bike MTB KTM;
- Capacete, cadeado e bolsa de selim com câmara de ar e mini-bomba;
- Transporte de bagagens entre hotéis;
- App Bikesul com sistema de navegação;
- Oferta de Bidón de água Bikesul;
- Kit de Nutrição e Hidratação;
- Oferta Jersey Bikesul
- Transfer no último dia de Sagres para Faro (aeroporto ou estação CP);
- Seguro de acidentes pessoais;

Não Incluído:
- Voos;
- Refeições extra;
- Bebidas;
- Equipamentos Extra;
- Mini-bar e outros consumos não especificados no programa;
- Despesas Pessoais;
- Seguro de Viagem;

Extras:
- Bolsas laterais e de guiador;
- Noites extra (mediante disponibilidade);

Bike Rental

This tour includes:
KTM X-Strada Gravel Bike Rental

















 

Safety and Responsibility

Your safety and pleasure on this event are of paramount importance to us. We take every reasonable precaution to ensure the routes we choose are safe, enjoyable, challenging but still within each rider’s ability. All routes are carefully evaluated for their safety and we avoid hazards and traffic as much as is practicably possible. We expect every rider to attend the daily briefings to familiarise themselves with each day’s route.

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