Bike tour in Algarve - cycling Algarve's coastline by the Eurovelo

The Ecovia do Litoral connects Vila Real de Santo António to Sagres, on a journey where you'll discover the natural beauties and peaceful areas of the Algarve, steering away from the crowd and immersing yourself in a rural and scenic bike touring adventure.


7 Days
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Beginner to Intermediate
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Bike Type

Mountain or E-bike
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Daily Distance

40km to 66km
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Daily Altimetry

400m to 1000m


This route integrates the EuroVelo1, and is implemented using existing bike paths, low traffic roads and macadam trails and which will lead you by magnificent landscapes along the Algarve coastline. Along the route, you'll experience the most beautiful postcards of the Algarve and marvel at the majestic cliffs that provide a breathtaking view of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as you explore the coastline from Sagres to Vila Real de Santo António.

In this Bike Tour in the Algarve, you'll discover Portugal's coastline through the most stunning trails split in 5 stages where you'll get to experience our country's origins, from it's the Arabic past to the age of the Navigators.


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Day 1

Arrival at Faro airport and transfer to Sagres village, located on the southernmost point in Portugal, where the Portuguese sailors learned how to sail the caravel in the XV Century and discovered new worlds. The transfer to Sagres leave at 3pm (if you prefer the transfer at other time please contact us). The transfer to Sagres takes approx. 1h. Upon your arrival at the hotel, our staff will make a brief introduction and briefing of your travel and will give you all the necessary support documentation and hand you the bikes.

Day 2 - Sagres - Lagos 45kms / 28mi

After a delicious and relaxing breakfast with a glorious view over the sea start this day stage towards north to Vila do Bispo, village where the famous conquer Vasco da Gama lived. It is one the few places in the Algarve where the wild nature blended with the historic and cultural heritage remains intact. Cycling southern toward the coastline again you will pass small traditional villages as Figueira, Burgau and Aldeia da Luz, through the narrow roads in the small and very typical country side villages that you’ll pass and their distinctive architecture and painting – white washed houses with bands of color around the windows and doors. Just before you arrive in Lagos don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Ponta da Piedade, of the Algarve famous postcards.

Day 3 - Lagos - Armação de Pêra 60kms / 37.5mi

If you enjoyed the city of Lagos, one of the most preserved traditional cities of the Algarve, you will definitely be amazed about what’s to come! In this day you start cycling close to the golden sand beach of Meia Praia and then along the Alvor bay to reach the famous Praia da Rocha. Then you briefly enter in Portimão city following the Arade river. Crossing to the other side of the river you will find Ferragudo an ancient small fishing village full of histories to tell. Take some time to taste the fresh fish or seafood just catch early in the morning before you proceed. Just a few miles away you will pass by Lagoa, land of wine and traditions. Cycling towards the coastline again you will pass by Senhora da Rocha, another famous postcard of the region.

Day 4 – Armação de Pêra - Faro - 55kms / 38mi

Start the day with panoramic views over the Albufeira touristic city and it’s passionate coast. In this stage you will cycle along the central area of the Algarve and will be noticeable how the landscape changes as you pass from the barlavento to the sotavento area of the Algarve. The cliffs are replaced by extensive sand beaches as you get to Vilamoura. As Albufeira this is a famous summer destination and passing by the Marina you will clearly understand why it is..
Just beside Vilamoura you will find Quarteira, not so exquisite but it has a long lovely boardwalk by the sea. Don’t miss the local typical fish market every morning.

Proceeding along the coastline it’s time to pass by the most luxurious area of the Algarve, Vale do Logo and then Quinta do Lago. Arriving the lake you will meet your “new travel partner “, the Ria Formosa. In an amazing scenery, you will keep riding until you arrive in Faro, the capital of the Algarve. Once in Faro, the capital of the Algarve, ride around the charming cobblestone streets and see the Arco da Vila.

Day 5 - Faro - Tavira - 47kms / 29mi

Leaving Faro you´ll cycle through the unspoiled coastal countryside and quaint fishing villages to your next destination, Tavira. As you ride the natural park of Ria Formosa and its wonderful colors, discover why it was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal with its abundant wildlife. Last stop of the day is Tavira, a town sometimes called the 'Venice of the Algarve' after its location that straddles the River Gilão. Rich in history, you will find Roman bridges, Renaissance churches, and historical monuments.

Overnight at Tavira.

Day 6 - Tavira - Vila Real de Santo António (Monte Gordo) - 47kms / 29mi

The last cycling day will be special! An outstanding scenery with a lovely natural beauty but also with an impressive cultural and historical heritage. Leaving the city of Tavira by the salt production fields in the Ria Formosa you will pass by a small traditional village called Cabanas de Tavira. Then you will arrive at most stunning place of this travel, Cacela Velha. An historical place located over one of the world’s most beautiful beach Proceeding your ride you will pass by the villages of Manta Rota and Altura, very popular in summertime before you ride north to the Castro Marim nature reserve. Cycle along the beauty scenery and then arrive in Vila Real de Santo António where the Guadiana river is the natural boarder between Portugal and Spain. Just 2 miles away and again by the sea you will arrive at your final destination Monte Gordo.

Overnight at Monte Gordo.

Day 7 – Departure

After your breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to the Algarve.

The van transfer to Faro Airport is scheduled at 10AM ( contact us if you require any other timing)

What's included

  • 6 nights of accommodation and breakfast at local B&B's in shared double accommodation (half board available upon request);
  • Mountain or touring bike rental for 7 days;
  • Airport transfers from Faro, on 1st and departure day;
  • Private briefing and bike fitupon your arrival;
  • Road book with suggestions of restaurants and attractions during your tour;
  • 1 Garmin GPS with previously loaded tracks, adapted to your riding experience (1 GPS per group);
  • Bike helmet and other gear (tire levers, spares, air pump);
  • 24hour remote assistance with our local crew;
  • Rear rack and 2X 20L waterproof saddle bags for you to carry your luggage on all bikes;
  • Ride insurance (for accidents only);


  • Mountain or touring bike rental for 7 days: 140EUR per bike/person;
  • E-bike supplement: 7 day e-bike rental: 224EUR per bike/person;


  • 890 EUR per person (minimum booking of 2 pax)

  • Single supplement: 300EUR/guest

  • High season supplement ( from June to September): 150EUR/guest


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Yes, you can, as these are private self-guide tours, for you and your group only. These are subject to availability, as we need to check hotel and bike availability for your preferred dates.
We accept bookings for a minimum of 2 guests on our self-guided bike tours.
We require a down payment of 50% of the value of the tour upon booking. The remaining value us due 30 days before the start date of your tour.
No, we specialized in Self-guided tours, where we provide all that is required for you to complete the tour on your own.
Yes, you can. However, if you choose to do so, you must be responsible for the logistics of carrying your own luggage with your bike, as the luggage carrying systems that we use on our bikes might not be able to fit yours.
If you choose to rent one of our bikes, we'll equip them with 2x20litter rear panniers so you can carry your luggage with you from hotel to hotel, as well as a 2.5litter handlebar bag. We do not operate external luggage transfers services, but we can recommend companies that do that.
The briefing, bike fit and handing over all the information and gear for the tour is done at our Bike Stations in Porto and Lisbon. Our guides will meet you and provide you with a detailed routebook, suggestions and all you need to complete your tour. This briefing can be scheduled for the day before you start the tour (this is our recommendation) or even in the same day that you want to start your ride.
We accept payment via Paypal and any other major credit/debit cards. Payment for all tours and rentals are made entirely upon booking, and online.
If you need to cancel or change your bike tour to unexpected circumstances, our cancellation policy follows below:

Bike tour cancellation requested 120 days before tour:
100% of the value payed is refunded;

Bike tour cancellation requested between 119 to 90 days:
60% of the value payed is refunded;

Bike tour cancellation requested between 89 to 30 days:
50% of the value payed is refunded;

Bike tour cancellation requested 29 days, or less, before the tour:
No refunds;

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David Caw
David Caw
Great communication for the start - clear and friendly emails. Short taxi ride from Lisbon airport. Pedro greeted me and got me sorted for my journey. Breathtaking ride up coast to Porto. Bike was perfect for all conditions and performed flawlessly. Dropped it back at Porto premises and, again, Pedro greeted me. Had really good chat about possible future rides - and I will use tese guys again. Wonderful experience !
Andrea Binder
Andrea Binder
Danke Pedro, André und allen Mitarbeitern, dass unser Radurlaub ein voller Erfolg war. Qualitativ hochwertige Räder und ein hilfsbereites, freundliches Team, dass uns bei unserer kleinen Panne schnell und unkompliziert geholfen hat. Ich kann dieses Unternehmen zu 100 % weiterempfehlen. Danke an Alle
Peter McMullan
Peter McMullan
A very professional and well run organisation. The bikes and gearing were of the highest quality so the equipment never missed a beat. Pedro was very accomodating with pick up and drop off and the whole adventure was a huge success in part to his organisation. The complete package
Carlos Pinto
Carlos Pinto
Recomendo vivamente Go Cycling Portugal Obrigado Pedro foi um prazer poder contar contigo e com a tua equipa As bicicletas eram top 👍 fizemos os 738km da N2 muito confortavelmente e como programado pegar no Porto e deixar em Faro foi mesmo ótimo assim só foi mesmo preciso pedalar e não nos ocupamos de mais nada Obrigado por tudo e até breve
Roger Owen
Roger Owen
Pedro and his team could not have been more helpful over the two years that we tried to ride the Portugese Camino. It was put back twice because of COVID. Nothing was too much trouble, and they credited us each time we had to postpone. When we eventually started (March 2022) the bikes were brilliant and top-notch - over 620km they were faultless. Drop off in Santiago was easy. I could not recommend this company highly enough. They were excellent. And I proposed to my (now) fiancee Rachel in the square in front of the cathedral. And she said yes! Strange things happen on the Camino! Thanks again Guys - you were brilliant in all aspects of your support. Roger and Rachel xx
Roger Owen
Roger Owen
We hired bikes for 2020 but could not start the Portugese Camino until April 2022. Pedro and his team could not have been more helpful and honoured our credit in full. The bikes were top class and we had no issues. I could not recommend Pedro and his team highly enough. Roger and Rachel.
Georges Luxcoach
Georges Luxcoach
It was the 1st time (but not the last) i worked and ordered 5 bicycles with Gocyclingportugal. I have to confess, as the organiser of a Tour from Porto-Lamego-Lisbon and back, I was not sure that the bicycles would be at the airport on time so that we could start the Tour immediately from there after landing in Porto. My friends would hate me for the rest of my life, if not 🤣. But Pedro and his teammate were on time. Once again thanks Gocyclingportugal. Everything went right and we were happy to ride on Scott Addict bikes! 👌🏼🚴🏼‍♂️ GG
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