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Algarve Bike Tour

Scenic Cycling on Portugal’s Southern Atlantic Coast

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

Tour Highlights

  • Taste award-winning olive oil and estate wines during a cooking class at a family-owned farm
  • Boat out to the oyster beds of Ria Formosa for an onboard tasting paired with local wine
  • Enjoy a guided visit in the market town of Loulé and connect with local craftsmen
  • Meet Octavío, a larger-than-life personality and cork surfboard shaper to the pros
  • Relax on your own private beach and sip poolside cocktails while gazing over the Atlantic

Eat

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

Drink

Medronho liqueur from wild arbutus fruit, local craft and national beers, crisp white wines made from Verdelho, and fruit-forward reds made from Aragonez and Alicante Bouschet

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Say Olá with Oysters

    Meet your guides at your pre-trip hotel in Faro, then transfer to the gorgeous farmhouse hotel that we’ll call home for the next three nights. After a bike fitting and safety briefing, we take our first ride to the fishing town of Olhão. Board a motor-launch boat that takes us to the oyster beds in Ría de Formosa natural park, where our skipper will teach us about oyster cultivation while we taste some super-fresh specimens right on board (paired with an ice-cold glass of white wine!) We’ll stop at the island of Culatra for a quick look around before returning to Olhão for lunch with an ocean view. After, bike or transfer back to our hotel and squeeze in some time by the pool or stroll the property gardens. Tonight, toast to the week ahead with a nourishing meal at the hotel’s Terra restaurant.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Moncarapacho, Olhão
    Accomplished: 9 miles / 14 km, elevation gain: 87 meters
    Longer Option: 20 miles / 33 km, elevation gain: 324 meters
    Accommodations: Vila Monte Farm House

  • 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 surfboards for renowned professional surfers like Alex Botelho. Ride or transfer to a local-style lunch before heading back to our boutique hotel. We’ll spend the evening at a nearby family-owned winery: a tasting of their full-bodied wine is first, followed by a cooking class, and finally our dinner of typical Algarve dishes paired with estate wines.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: São Brás de Alportel, Moncarapacho
    Accomplished: 25 miles / 41 km, elevation gain: 490 meters
    Longer Option: 30 miles / 48 km, elevation gain: 620 meters
    Accommodations: Vila Monte Farm House

  • 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, ride back to our hotel with a brief stop at a Roman villa that stood from the 1st to the 6th centuries, where some of the original mosaics remain intact. Dinner tonight is in the town of Tavira—known as Venice of the Algarve, its famous bridge lends the town a little medieval romance.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Loulé, Tavira
    Accomplished: 35 miles / 56 km, elevation gain: 825 meters
    Longer Option: 38 miles / 61 km, elevation gain: 851 meters
    Accommodations: Vila Monte Farm House

  • 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. As we pass back through the town of Tavira, we’ll have our chance to pedal across the iconic bridge before a break in the picturesque coastal village of Cacela Velha. Fill your lungs with some sea air, then continue eastward to Vila Real-Santo Antonio, a town situated right where the river meets the sea. Our well-deserved lunch is served at the charming Beach Club, a breezy bohemian spot with unobstructed views across the river to Spain. Finish riding or catch a lift in the van to our next hotel, a Belle Epoque Grand Dame right on the water. 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-Santo Antonio
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 272 meters
    Longer Option: 34 miles / 54 km, elevation gain: 366 meters
    Accommodations: Grand House Hotel

  • Day 5

    Cruising the Guadiana

    If you’re eager to add some extra miles to our final day of cycling, stretch your legs and head for the hills by bike. Otherwise, enjoy the extra sleep and meet for a boat cruise up the Guadiana River to the Moorish fortress of Alcoutim. Explore the ramparts for some of the most striking views over the medieval village all the way to Spain, then bike back downstream to the tranquil town of Castro Marim. After lunch, it’s a short ride back to our hotel. Spend your afternoon on the property’s private beachfront or enjoy a cocktail by Beach Club’s infinity pool. Tonight, we toast our week together at the rooftop bar, then head down for an elegant meal in the hotel’s Grand Salon.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Alcoutim, Castro Marim
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 43 km, elevation gain: 532 meters
    Longer Option: 44 miles / 71 km, elevation gain: 1,100 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: Downtown Faro or your pre-night hotel Pick-Up Time: 9:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Faro, Portugal Drop-Off Location: Downtown Faro or your post-tour hotel Drop-Off Time: 9:30 am

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Accommodations

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

Meals

  • 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

Activities

  • 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

Gear

  • 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

Support

  • 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: Hybrid

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