Algarve Bike Tour

Scenic Cycling on Portugal’s Southern Atlantic Coast

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $4,995Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Visit our friend’s family-owned winery, where we’ll learn to cook classic Cataplana seafood stew with a local chef
  • Boat out to a natural lagoon with stops at Atlantic sandbanks and the oyster beds of Ría Formosa
  • Enjoy a guided visit in the market town of Loulé and connect with local craftsmen
  • Meet Octavío—a sustainable surfboard shaper to the pros—and learn about his specialty trade
  • Relax on a private beach or sip poolside cocktails while overlooking the Atlantic


Seafood and fish cataplana, local sardines grilled with a pinch of salt, red-wine stewed octopus from Santa Luzia, fresh oysters from Ria Formosa, and black pork raised in the Algarve’s cork forests


Medronho liqueur from wild arbutus fruit, local craft and national beers, crisp white wines made from Arinto, and fruit-forward reds using Aragonez and Touriga Nacional grapes

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  • Pre-tour

    Faro Pre-Tour Package

    Welcome to Faro! Spend the day exploring this culturally rich and historic city at your leisure, then get settled in downtown Faro at the luxurious 3HB Faro. At sunset, find your way to the hotel’s rooftop for stunning views of the city and the Ria Formosa nature park. In the morning, breakfast will be included at 3HB before your DuVine tour begins. The amount listed is the starting price.

    Inclusions: Hotel, Breakfast
    Accommodations: 3HB Faro
    Price per person in double occupancy: $200
    Price in single occupancy: from $330

    To reserve call +1 888 396 5383

  • Day 1

    Olá to the Islands

    Meet your guides in Faro, then transfer to the luxury hotel that we’ll call home for the next three nights. Our adventure begins with a quick ride to Olhão, the fishing town where we board a boat bound for the deserted tip of Culatra Island. Clams and oysters are the star cultivars of Culatra, thanks to its unique position separating the tidal estuary of Ría de Formosa natural park and the Atlantic Ocean. Then it’s onto the island of Armona for a seafood lunch on a rooftop terrace with ocean views. As we head back to shore (and depending on the tides), our skipper will show us the Ría oyster beds and share everything he knows about oyster cultivation. After, bike or transfer back to our hotel and squeeze in some time by the pool or stroll the property gardens. Tonight, we toast the week ahead with a welcome drink, followed by a fabulous farm-to-fork dinner.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Moncarapacho, Olhão
    Accomplished: 8 miles / 13 km, elevation gain: 226 feet / 69 meters
    Longer Option: 19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 997 feet / 304 meters
    Accommodations: Vila Monte or Pousada Palácio de Estoi

  • Day 2

    Surf and Sip

    Fuel up with a hearty breakfast and a steaming cup of coffee before we begin today’s climb inland to the town of São Brás de Alportel. Portugal’s legendary surfing spots have recently piqued the public interest, and our friend Octávio’s trade is one of the most unique in Portugal—or anywhere. We’ll visit the workshop where he custom-shapes cork and other sustainable surfboards for renowned professional surfers like Alex Botelho. Back on our bikes, we continue riding on spectacular country roads to a tiny hamlet where we stop for a delicious tapas-style lunch of fresh salads, homemade olives, and fruity Portuguese wine. Ride or transfer back to the hotel before we spend the evening at a nearby family-run winery: a visit with the owner Catarina is first, followed by a cooking class, and finally our dinner of Cataplana fish stew hosted by our friend Margarida and paired with estate wines.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: São Brás de Alportel, Moncarapacho
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 44 km, elevation gain: 2,000 feet / 609 meters
    Longer Option: 34 miles / 56 km, elevation gain: 2,460 feet / 750 meters
    Accommodations: Vila Monte or Pousada Palácio de Estoi

  • Day 3

    The Artisans of Loulé

    Get an early start with our morning ride to the market town of Loulé. Inhabited since the late Paleolithic period, Loulé became an important trading post for the Phoenicians and Carthaginians before the arrival of the Romans. Later, the Moors made it their stronghold until the 13th century, when it was conquered by the king of Portugal. Today, Loulé’s history is on full display: our local guide João will take us on a tour of the town’s medieval streets and ancient ramparts, visiting the lively indoor market and artisan handcraft producers that have gravitated to Loulé over the years. After lunch, hop in the van or bike the rest of the way back to our hotel. Dinner tonight is back in Loulé, where we’ll start with a sunset apertif followed by a rooftop dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Loulé
    Accomplished: 17 miles / 28 km, elevation gain: 1,354 feet / 413 meters
    Longer Option: 36 miles / 58 km, elevation gain: 2,411 feet / 735 meters
    Accommodations: Vila Monte or Pousada Palácio de Estoi

  • Day 4

    Coasts and Rivers: Between Spain and Portugal

    Today we’ll bike east, loosely following the Atlantic coast towards Spain and the Guadiana River that separates the two countries. Pedal into Tavira, known as Venice of the Algarve: we’ll have coffee and head out by way of the famous bridge that lends the town a little medieval romance. Next, reach the picturesque coastal village of Cacela Velha, called one of Portugal’s prettiest coastal villages by Condé Nast. Fill your lungs with some sea air, then continue eastward to Vila Real de Santo António, a town situated right where the river meets the sea. Our well-deserved lunch is served at the Beach Club, a breezy bohemian spot with unobstructed views across the river to Spain. Our next hotel is just a short ride away, an artfully restored Grand Dame built during the Belle Epoque and overlooking the Guadiana River. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own at one of the countless restaurants in town.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Santa Luiza, Tavira, Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo António
    Accomplished: 35 miles / 57 km, elevation gain: 1,266 feet / 386 meters
    Longer Option: 37 miles / 60 km, elevation gain: 1,312 feet / 400 meters
    Accommodations: Grand House Hotel

  • Day 5

    Cruising the Guadiana

    Eager to add some extra miles to our final day of cycling? Warm up your legs with an early ride, or start in later on today’s route that follows the Guadiana River upstream to the fortified Moorish town of Alcoutim. Alcoutim was once a safe haven for smugglers of coffee and alcohol, spirited across the river between Spain and Portugal. Lunch is served at the aptly-named Contrabandista restaurant—although the menu leans more on fresh salads and fish than Iron Age contraband. If time allows, we’ll check out the town’s 13th-century castle for striking views all the way to Spain. Then, board a boat for a river cruise right back to our hotel. Tonight we toast our week together at the rooftop bar before heading down to an elegant meal in the hotel’s Grand Salon.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Alcoutim, Castro Marim, Vila Real de Santo António
    Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 1,833 feet / 559 meters
    Longer Option: 41 miles / 66 km, elevation gain: 2,733 feet / 833 meters
    Accommodations: Grand House Hotel

  • Day 6

    Adeus, Algarve!

    After a final gourmet breakfast, choose to extend your stay at our final hotel or catch a ride with your guides back to Faro for your journey home.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Faro

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Arrival Details

Airport City: Faro, Portugal Pick-Up Location: Hotel 3HB Faro Pick-Up Time: 9:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Faro, Portugal Drop-Off Location: Downtown Faro or Faro airport Drop-Off Time: 9:15 am

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

2023Single Supplement From: $900
2024Single Supplement From: $900

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  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers


  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal


  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service


  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations


  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

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Type: Road

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Type: Hybrid

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Type: Road E-Bike


Manufacturer: BMC

Type: E-Bike