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  Activity

  • Cycling
  • Hybrid Bike
  • E Bike

  Duration

  • 7 days Tour - 5 days cycling
  • Difficulty: medium

  Accommodation

7 nights - 3*/4* Hotels and Charming
Lodge

  Price

From 715€

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Along the Alentejo Coast

Enjoy Portugal by cycling the beautiful coast from Tróia to Lagos. Observe its exuberant landscape, explore the many picturesque places, and meet the people and its reknown hospitality. Most of the tracks take place in the Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Nature Park, a protected area with vast white sand beaches and typical fishing harbours. The beautiful landscape has a diversified flora and fauna, being an elected place for various birds species.

 Day by Day

 Day 1 - Pick up and reception 

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

The city of Setúbal is located on the northern bank of the Sado River estuary, approximately 48 kilometres (30 miles) south of Portugal's capital, Lisbon. In the beginning of the 20th century, Setúbal was the most important center of Portugal's fishing industry, particularly specializing in processing and exporting sardines. The still existing maritime ports, either traditional, commercial and the new marines, keep the city links to the ocean and water well alive and vibrant. Tourism, based on the beautiful existing natural conditions plus excellent hotels, resorts and infrastructures, is one of the city's most appreciated resources, due to its interconnection with the Sado (river).

The Troia Peninsula is a sandy beach more than 25 km long. In the northern part of the peninsula you can visit the Roman ruins of Troia, which remained in operation between the 1st and the 6th centuries. In the last decades of the 20th century, several tourism companies were built in Troia, which greatly developed the peninsula. The coastal landscape is characterized by a low coast with a continuous sandy beach, sometimes made up of reddish sediments from recent sandy cliffs.


 Day 2 - Tróia – Melides – Vila Nova de Sto André

LEVEL: EASY 
DISTANCE: 53 KM
HIGHEST POINT: 75 M
LOWEST POINT: 2 M 

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

Accommodation in Vila Nova de Santo André


 Day 3 - Vila Nova Santo André – Vila Nova de Milfontes

LEVEL: EASY 
DISTANCE: 55 KM
HIGHEST POINT: 81 M 
LOWEST POINT: 5 M 

Here we have an easy day that opens several options. You can choose to go straight into Vila Nova de Milfontes and spend the day visiting the village or just going to the beach. Otherwise you 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

Accommodation in Vila Nova de Milfontes


 Day 4 - Vila Nova de Milfontes – Brejão / Odeceixe

LEVEL: EASY
DISTANCE: 50 KM
HIGHEST POINT: 90 M
LOWEST POINT: 0 M 

This day will be spent entirely within the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. You 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.

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

Accommodation in Brejão or Odeceixe


 Day 5 - Brejão - Odeceixe - Aljezur

LEVEL: MEDIUM
DISTANCE: 33,5 KM
HIGHEST POINT: 127 M 
LOWEST POINT: 20 M 

Today, after passing Odeceixe you will cycle towards the ancient village of Aljezur; perfect for a quiet holiday, and ideal for cycling. You have deserted beaches nearby and many typical villages to discover the “unexpected” Algarve.

Optional Extra Track:

After completing your trip to Aljezur, you may relax or continue to cycle with this additional route. Any option you choose, make sure to explore the city of Aljezur - we promise it won't disappoint. This optional track then takes you on a scenic trip from Monte Clérigo beach, Vale da Telha, Arrifana and back to Aljezur. Make sure you spend some time at Arrifana's beach, as it is considered the most beautiful of the area. 

LEVEL: EASY (it is an easy one, but since you've already done 33,5 KM it becomes a MEDIUM)
DISTANCE: 25,8 KM
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 340 M 
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 340 M 

Places to visit: Odeceixe beach - Aljezur Castle - Arrifana beach - Monte Clérigo Beach

Accommodation in Aljezur


 Day 6 - Aljezur - Sagres

LEVEL: MEDIUM
DISTANCE: 50 KM
HIGHEST POINT: 128 M
LOWEST POINT: 22 M 

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 amongst 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 up the coast to cape “Cabo São Vicente” there are great views. Now a days 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

Accommodation in Sagres


 Day 7 - Back to Lisbon

Start the day by saying goodbye to your trusted bicycles and hop on the 30 minutes transfer that will take you to Lagos train station. Now it's time to take the train back to Lisbon, which should take around 4 hours, another opportunity to seat down and enjoy the Portuguese landscape - only that now in an effortless way.

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

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the centre of a multifaceted region that appeals to different tastes and senses. In a city that has been receiving many and different cultures from far and wide distances over time, today you can still feel the village breath on every historical neighbourhood. You can walk through the grid of streets in Baixa Pombalina that opens to the Praça do Comércio and, following the river, get to know some of the most beautiful places in the city: the monumental area of Belém with World Heritage monuments, medieval neighbourhoods, and also areas with more recent or contemporary leisure facilities, such as the Parque das Nações and the Docks. 

Places to visit: Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, Padrão do Descobrimentos, São Jorge Castle, Praça do Comércio, Chiado, Parque das Nações

Accommodation in Lisbon


Prices

(per person)


SEASON A
(From September 10th until June 30th)


2 people
Self-Guided 820€ / Guided 890€

4 or more people
Self-Guided 715€ / Guided 790€

SEASON B
(From July 1st until September 9th)


2 people
Self-Guided 850€ - Guided 920€

4 or more people
Self-Guided 750€ - Guided 825€

Single Supplement 280€
Solo Supplement 230€
e-bikes - 160€ per bike

Groups of less than 4 people, in the guided option, the guide goes by car.

Map of the Tour

Included

  • 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 5 cycling days
  • GPS files (GPX e KML)
  • Personal accident Insurance

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.