Along the Alentejo Coast Route... the best route for a cycling adventure!

Enjoy Portugal cycling along the beautiful coast from Tróia to Lagos with its exuberant landscape and many picturesque places. Meet the people and its reknown hospitality. This is a scenic 7 days trip during which you will enjoy a Mediterranean climate and quality gastronomy while you adventure yourself in this challenge that will be an excellent and unforgettable personal experience.

Most of the tracks take place in the Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Nature Park. It is a protected area with vast white sand beaches and several smaller beaches in the cliffs and typical fishing harbors. The beautiful landscape has a diversified flora and fauna being an elected place for various birds species.

The accommodation was selected to meet your needs so that you will have the best possible comfort and rest after an exciting and adventurous day. The FreeFlow team will always be nearby to make sure you get the best possible services in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

cycling Alentejo Portugal

 

SEASON A - From September 10th  until June 30th

Nr. of people

Self- Guided

Guided

2

830€

890€

4 or more

715€

780€

Prices per person (2 people in a double)
Single Suplement 280€.

e-bikes 190€
Groups of less than 4 people, in the guide option, the guide goes by car

 

SEASON B - From July 1st until September 9th

Nr. of people

Self-Guided

Guided

2

875€

950€

4 or more

775€

850€

Prices per person (2 people in a double)
Single Suplement 300€

e-bikes 190€
Groups of less than 4 people, in the guide option, the guide goes by car

 

Alentejo coast cycling program:

  • 7 days Tour - 5 days cycling;
  • Total distance: 140 miles / 224 Km;
  • Average daily distance: 28miles / 45 Km;
  • Difficulty: medium.

Included in this cycling program:

  • Transport from Lisbon to Setúbal and from Sagres to Lisbon
  • Accommodation 7 nights - 3*/4* Hotels and Charming Lodge
  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation
  • Bicycle, Bags, Helmet and Road Book
  • Assistance during the 6 cycling days
  • GPS files (GPX e KML)
  • Insurances (see terms and conditions)

 

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Full Program - Along the Alentejo Coast Route

Day 1

Pick up and reception at Lisbon Airport followed by a short transfer (60 km) to the overnight accommodation in Setúbal or Tróia

Day 2

Tróia – Melides – Vila Nova de Sto André

Distance: 53 km - Level: easy

Highest point: 75 m - Lowest point: 2 m

Accommodation in Vila Nova de Santo André

 

This is the first cycling day and the track is easy and peaceful. Ideal to cycle in a calm pace and take in the beautiful landscape of the Tróia Peninsula and work out an appetite for lunch at the beautiful Praia do Carvalhal.

Places to visit:
Rice Museum (Museu do Arroz) in Comporta  - Village of Comporta - Praia do Carvalhal – Village of Melides, Km 40.1 

 

Day 3

Vila Nova Santo André  – Vila Nova de Milfontes

Distance: 55 km – Level: easy

Highest point: 81 m – Lowest point: 5 m

Accommodation in Vila Nova de Milfontes

 

Here we have an easy day that opens several options.
With only 30 km to go we can choose to go straight into Vila Nova de Milfontes and spend the day at our leisure either visiting the village or just going to the beach. Otherwise we can choose to stop on a couple of beaches and have a longer stay at the village of Porto Côvo.

Places to visit:

 

Praia de São Torpes - Vila de Porto Côvo – Praia da Ilha – Vila Nova de Milfontes

 

Day 4

Vila Nova de Milfontes – Brejão

Distance: 50 km - Level: easy

Highest point: 90 m - Lowest point: 0 m 

 Accommodation in Brejão

 

This day will be spent entirely within the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. We will go through different types of landscape with different points of interest like Cabo Sardão the only place in Europe where Storks build their nests on the beach cliffs.
The night will be spent at Brejão.

Places to visit:
Cabo Sardão (Lighthouse and the Storks) – Porto das Barcas – Zambujeira do Mar – Praia do Carvalhal

   

Day 5

Cycling:  Brejão - Odeceixe – Aljezur 

*Optional Aljezur Beaches  

Distance: Ca. 33.5 km

Level: medium

Highest point: 127m

Lowest point: 20 m

Accommodation in Aljezur


Today, after passing Odeceixe we will cycle towards the ancient village of Aljezur. From here we can adventure ourselves and get to know the beautiful beaches of Arrifana and Monte Clérigo in the Natural Park of the Vicentine Coast.

Aljezur is perfect for a quiet holiday and is ideal for cycling. You have deserted beaches nearby and many typical villages to discover the “unexpected” Algarve.

 

 

Places to visit: Aljezur Castle, Arrifana and Monte Clérigo Beach.


Day 6

Aljezur  - Sagres

Distance: ca. 50 km – Level: medium

Highest point: 128 m - Lowest point: 22 m

Accommodation in Sagres


Within one of the most impressive scenery of the Algarve, lays the small village of Sagres with its sea cliffs and the 15th century fortress high above the ocean. Its isolated beauty and its wild and windy beaches set Sagres apart from the other villages in the Algarve. It’s especially popular, particularly among the sunbathers and surfers. Away from the holiday villas, bars and restaurants, is the busy port and the lively marina.

From the tip of Ponta de Sagres there are great views up the coast to cape “Cabo Sao Vincente”. Today the cape is better known for its lighthouse with one of the most powerful lamps in Europe.

Places to visit:

Bordeira Village  – Beach “Praia da Bordeira”– Village “Vila do Bispo”– Sagres

 

Day 7 

We start the day by saying goodbye to our trusted bicycles and hop on the 30 minutes transfer that will take us to Lagos train station.

It’s now time to take the train back to Lisbon this should take around 4 hours, another opportunity to seat down and enjoy the Portuguese landscape only that now in an effortless way.

 

In Lisbon we will stay in a central hotel, and the city is now your canvas to do whatever you feel like.

 

Levels: Easy - Very few hills and the existing hills are not steep.
           Medium - Some hills that are not steep or only few hills but steep.
           Difficult - Several hills of all types.

The participants should take into account the terrain and the km/miles of each route and be sure to check in advance that they are in good physical condition to do it.

Most of the tracks take place in the Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Nature Park. It is a protected area with vast white sand beaches and several smaller beaches in the cliffs and typical fishing harbors. The beautiful landscape has a diversified flora and fauna being an elected placefor various birds species.

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