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Cycling holidays in Portugal

Portugal lacks little when it comes to historical interest, coastal charm, old traditions and sun. We have chosen the Algarve coastal region as one of the best gentler areas for a cycling holiday in Portugal. The joy of Portugal for cyclists lies in the many back lanes and tracks, the glorious food and wine, the architectural details, centuries old traditions and the many individual stylish hotels and accommodations set in historic and charming towns and villages. It can be wonderfully rural with many areas protected for their unique habitats.

The Algarve offers a world renowned coastline with wonderful sea food and a pride in its culinary ability. Famous for its cliffs, sea sculpted rocky arches, sandy beaches and offshore islands sheltering miles of salt water lagoons, protection for these and the birds and salt pans old and new is provided by their many Natural Parks. A dedicated cycle path weaves it way along the coast and through the Ria Formosa, taking in old fishing villages and ancient towns where the Moorish influence is evident in the architecture and old quarters.

Vineyards abound with plenty of local wines for you to sample whilst groves of orange and almond trees are a common sight along with the sculptural pines, that also grace many of the immaculate golf courses of the area. White washed villages and candy coloured apartments set the scene with buzzing fish markets and marinas,old quarters and ancient churches adding colour. The landscape isn’t flat but neither is it too hilly for you to enjoy a fascinating cycling holiday.


Our Portugal highlights

Benagil caves

These caves on the Algarve coast are one of many dotted along the seashore. Dramatic in scale and colour,they offer a respite from the sun

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tiles

With a long history of tile making, Portugal seizes every opportunity to use them - in fountains and houses, street names and gardens.

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Ria Formosa

This iconic and beautiful string of shallow lagoons off the Algarve coast shelter salt pans, marshes, woodland, birds and fish.

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cork

Cork is one of the natural species growing in Portugal and many remarkable products are on offer in the village shops.

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Lagos

One of our favourite places, although large, hides many secrets. At its heart whitewashed houses line a warren of patterned old streets within medieval walls

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seafood

A fabulous array of seafood is available from Cataplana to octopus salad, grilled sardines to whole dourada, stuffed crab shells and clams in garlic and wine….

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Our Portugal Cycling holidays