After breakfast we bid you farewell.
This medium level cycling tour through Portugal starts in the wild rugged area of the Southwest Alentejo and the Costa Vicentina NP. We cycle from the west coast along the popular south coast, the true Algarve. The route includes picturesque scenery and lovely spots to stop closer to the Spanish border.
Our days have lots of variety with visits to places such as the Fisherman’s museum, the cape of Sagres and several fortresses. The Portuguese Sea Discoveries of the 15th century are always present.
Besides cycling and enjoying the amazing scenery, we invite you also to learn about the local economy. One of the learning highlights is a visit to an organic farm where its fruit is transformed in jams, chutneys, cakes, and chocolates. The salines visit is another one and, to a sweet end, a visit to a pastry factory where you will have the chance to taste them.
The beaches are beautiful, on the first days with fun waves and impressive steep cliffs on the background while the last days offer us quiet and crystal blue waters. You will find out that even in the more touristy Algarve areas there are still hidden away empty beaches.
Though the Algarve is apparently flat, there are several short ups and downs along the day, so you should be fit enough to handle the hills.