Algarve by bike : Ecovia's way

from 980 € / pers.
/ 2 testimonials
Reference : PT6
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Round trip
From January to December
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour from Tavira to Sagres

The Algarve, the southernmost region of continental Portugal, is a destination appreciated for its diverse landscapes, beautiful beaches, abundant nature and agreeable climate. Without doubt, one of the best ways to get to know the region is by cycling, since this lets you enjoy its natural beauty, discover its biodiversity, admire its heritage and learn about its culture.

Day 1 : Arrival in Faro

Arrival at Faro airport and transfer (20min) to your hotel in city center. Welcome and move.

Day 2 : Faro – Tavira | 42 km / 29 km

Cycling from Faro to Tavira, passing by Olhão, largest fishing port in the Algarve. We suggest you to visit Olhão market before continue along nature reserve of Ria Formosa until Tavira, one of the most charming town in the region.

Day 3 : Trip around Tavira | 25 km

Following bucolic Gilão river, discovery of Barrocal, inland region softly rolling covered by orange, olive, carob and almond trees. The itinerary takes you to a waterfall or arbutus eau de vie factory. Return through quaint octopus fishing village of Santa Luzia.

Day 4 : Trip around Tavira | 40 km

Through bike path, cyclable, you cycle along salt manufacturing and Formosa River to spectacular fortified market town of Cacela Velha which overlook barrier island and lagoon frequente by fishermen and oyster farmers.
Then you reach pombal town of Vila Real, then Castro Marim, whose medieval castle overlook Guadiana, river and natural border with Spain. You can continue along the river. Train return (not included).

Day 5 : Transfer to Odiaxere + Odiaxere – Burgau by bike | 35 km

Transfer to Odiaxere (1h30).Then, through a little rustic road, you reach Meia Praia and arrive in Lagos, from where left first caravels in XVth century. After visiting this city linked with Age of Discovery, cycling to spectacular Ponta da Piedade, one if the most beautiful geological place in Algarve, with its small islands and eroded ochre cliffs plunged into the ocean. You continue towards village of Burgau. Night in Burgau.

Day 6 : Burgau – Sagres by bike | 38 km

From Burgau, you will cycle through market town of Vila di Bispo towards the the place where the land ends and the sea begins : Cape São Vicente! The South Western most point of Europe is wild. From the Cape, West Coast appears and cliffs covered with multicolor moors rise above turbulent ocean. You continue to the tip of Sagres where can’t miss fortress visit ! Transfer and night in Burgau.

Day 7 : Transfer to Faro

Transfer to Faro (2h). Free day.

Possibility to explore Ria Formosa by boat or kayak, walks and bathing possible on large sandy island beaches!

Day 8 : Departure during the day

Transfer (20min) to Faro airport during the day.

Day : The little extra with Biking France :

Possibility to stay in superior category of accommodations : on request, with supplement.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: PT6 STD
superior category
Reference: PT6 SUP
Low season
  • from January 1st to March 31st
    from November 1st to December 22nd
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
980 € / pers.
340 € / pers.*
1 370 € / pers.
655 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 1st to June 30th
    from September 16th to October 31st
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 140 € / pers.
420 € / pers.*
1 640 € / pers.
895 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to September 15th
    from December 23rd to 31st
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 330 € / pers.
560 € / pers.*
2 000 € / pers.
1 210 € / pers.*

Category's details

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: PT6 STD
superior category
Reference: PT6 SUP


• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-95 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 220 € / pers.
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- Trail-a-bike :

+ 65 € / pers.
+ 155 € / pers.
+ 155 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 350 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

VTC Winora Louisiana 27 speed gears or similar

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock
  • Helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
E-bike Winora Tria 9 or similar

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock
  • Helmet
Practical details
  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • Leave your bike rental at your hotel in Sagres. We take care of its repatriation.
> Your journey
> Your arrival in Faro
> Return

Your journey

You mostly cycle on minor roads and bike ways (natural roads and minor roads with low traffic). You roam from 25 to 50km per day, approximately 150km in total with difference in height almost close to zero. However there are few short climbs that can be conquered easily by pushing the bike.

Your arrival in Faro

On Day 1: car transfer from Faro airport to Faro hotel is included in your package.

By plane :
Faro airport.
Car transfer from Faro airport to Faro hotel is included in your package.

By train :
From Faro station: reach your hotel on foot or by taxi (to be organized on your own)

By car :
Garage at the hotel in Faro, costs approx. 5€/day.


Car transfer from your hotel in Faro to Faro airport is included in your package.

Trip overall rating : / 2 testimonials

travel date: 25 April 2019.
" Super voyage avec ma fille "

Jolis paysages, temps pas trop chaud en avril , pleins de petits villages traverses où on peut manger très bien….assez plat côté Est et un peu plus vallonné vers l’Ouest, mais on a été à notre rythme et on serait bien rester plus longtemps … ! On a mis à profit le dernier jour à Faro pour prendre un bateau et visiter la Ria Formosa…

travel date: 13 April 2017.
" Un très beau circuit à recommander pour une découverte de l'Algarve en famille "

Il est accessible aux enfants à partir de 10 à 12 ans en fonction de leur aptitude à un effort physique dans la durée. Nous avons apprécié l’accueil à Faro par Lionel qui a conçu ce très beau circuit en Algarve et ses bons conseils qui nous ont été très utiles. Il est resté joignable et disponible pendant tout notre séjour.