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  Activity

  • Road Bike

  Duration

  • 9 days Tour - 8 days cycling
  • Difficulty: medium

  Accommodation

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

  Price

From 775€

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Along the Coast - Road Bike

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 8 days trip during which you will enjoy a Mediterranean climate and quality gastronomy, while you adventure yourself in a 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, with typical fishing harbours. 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 in order for you to have the best comfort possible, and rest after an exciting and adventurous day. The FreeFlow team will always be nearby to make sure you get the best services in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

 Day by Day

 Day 1 - Reception - Lisbon to Setúbal 

Reception of the participants and transfer from Lisbon to Setúbal (private bus ca. 1 hour).

On this day you will have the opportunity to visit Setúbal and try its most traditional meal – Choco Frito.
Located 32km southwest of Lisbon, Setúbal is an excellent starting point for your bicycle holidays. The beauty of the Sado estuary and the surrounding landscape give this city a special charisma and an exclusive atmosphere. The ferry trip until Tróia allows you to contemplate all the beauty of the Peninsula and the city, in a peaceful estuary. An excellent moment to start your holiday photo album!
Setúbal has always been an important city due to the richness of its soils and the climate conditions, as well as its harbour. Nowadays the main economic activities, besides tourism, are the production of cereals, olive oil and wine. The harbour of Setúbal is one of the busiest of the country and supports an important fishing fleet.
Bocage, the poet, and Luísa Todi, the opera singer, are both internationally famous due to their works and performances.

Places to visit: Galapinhos beach, Livramento market, São Filipe Castle, Figueirinha beach

Accommodation in Setúbal


 Day 2 -  Setúbal – Praia do carvalhal – Grândola

LEVEL: EASY
DISTANCE: 63 KM
HIGHEST POINT: 150 M
LOWEST POINT: 0 M
ASCENT: 290 M
DESCENT: 190 M 

Accommodation in Grândola

In this day you can enjoy the landscape of the Sado estuary and visit the beach of Carvalhal with its white sands and clear waters.
Grândola is a typical town of Alentejo, with ca.15000 habitants south of the Setúbal district. It is a quiet place ideal to rest and relax. This warm and affable city became known during the revolution against the long standing fascist dictatorship in 1974. The song “Grândola, vila Morena” about this town, sang by Zeca Afonso in the 60's, was dedicated to the socialist conscience of the hard working peasants of the Portuguese agrarian area, the Alentejo.

Places to visit: Melides and Comporta beaches, Lousal Mining Museum


 Day 3 - Grândola – Melides – Santo André

LEVEL: EASY
DISTANCE: 30 KM
HIGHEST POINT: 275 M
LOWEST POINT: 8 M
ASCENT: 300 M
DESCENT: 380 M 

Accommodation in Vila Nova Sto. André

Our destination today is Vila Nova de Santo André. Melides/Vila Nova de Santo André is a municipality of Grândola with ca. 1658 inhabitants, located 45km from Setúbal and it is known for its beautiful beaches, warm climate and good food. Melides has a history that goes back thousands of years as shown by the megalithic monument of “Praia Branca” (White Beach), the Grouts of Cerca do Zambujal and the burial stones.
Excellent for a holiday, Melides is also an ideal place to explore by bicycle. The quality of the existing accommodation and the local gastronomy make it a perfect stop for any bike tour.

Places to visit: Aberta Nova, Galé, Vigia and Melides beaches, Tia Rosa restaurant (to eat duck), bird watching 


 Day 4 -  Sto. André - Vila Nova de Milfontes

LEVEL: MEDIUM
DISTANCE: 54 KM 
HIGHEST POINT: 273 M 
LOWEST POINT: 11 M 
ASCENT: 551 M 
DESCENT: 566 M 

Accommodation in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Santiago do Cacém is a peaceful town in the south of Portugal, whose origins date back to remote times. In the Roman period, it was an important town situated on the road linking Lisbon to the Algarve, a factor which greatly contributed to its development. The definitive Christian conquest of the town took place in the thirteenth century in 1217, being achieved by the forces led by D. Afonso II, although there had been an earlier conquest in 1157 by the Knights Templar. It was around this time that the castle originally founded by the Moors was rebuilt. Other buildings of historical and architectural interest are the thirteenth-century parish church and the seventeenth-century chapel of São Pedro.

Vila Nova de Milfontes is a municipality of Odemira with 5000 inhabitants, located at the mouth of the river Mira in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast. Known by its fabulous beaches, the village was built in 1486 by the king D. João II with the purpose of developing the local business. The Fortress of São Clemente, which was built to protect the village from pirates, is one of the most important historical points of this municipality, that has a lot more to offer for those who travel by bicycle. This village is young, hip and cool, and is the ideal place to visit and stay. Delicious food and comfortable accommodation will help you recover your energy to resume your bicycle day and face the new tracks along the Vicentine Coast.

Places to visit: Malhão and Aivados beaches, Milfontes village, lighthouse, fort, Porto das Barcas, Furnas beach, Mabi (for the best icecreams and croissaints)


 Day 5 - Vila Nova Milfontes - Brejão

LEVEL: MEDIUM
DISTANCE: 49 KM 
HIGHEST POINT: 194 M 
LOWEST POINT: 60 M 
ASCENT: 400 M 
DESCENT: 340 M 

Accommodation in Brejão

The small village of Odeceixe belongs to the council of Aljezur, located in the “Costa Vicentina” of the Algarve. Odeceixe is populated by 960 souls, known by their genuine hospitality and warmth. The narrow and twisty streets of Odeceixe give it a picturesque look in tune with the Portuguese culture and traditions. The main economic activities are agriculture and fishing.
With a Mediterranean climate but facing the Atlantic Ocean, the beaches in this area have unique characteristics with breath taking landscapes, flowing on to the cliffs that take you to seclude white sand beaches with clean and respectable waters. 

Places to visit: Aljezur village and Castel, Brejão Beach, Amália beach


 Day 6 - Brejão – Aljezur and beaches 

LEVEL: MEDIUM
DISTANCE: 59 KM
HIGHEST POINT: 127 M 
LOWEST POINT: 20 M 
ASCENT: 500 M 
DESCENT: 600 M 

Accommodation in Aljezur

Aljezur  is near Praia de Monte Clérigo, only 10km amidst the wonderful countryside and with amazing views of the Atlantic coast.
During your stay in Aljezur, explore some of the villages and beaches in the area, like the beach “Praia da Bordeira” and the unspoiled and wild beach of “Arrifana”.
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: beaches - Arrifana, Amoreira, Monte Clérigo, Amado, Vale Figueira, Bordeira


   Day 7 - Aljezur - Sagres

LEVEL: MEDIUM
DISTANCE: 50 KM 
HIGHEST POINT: 128 M 
LOWEST POINT: 22 M 
ASCENT: 320 M 
DESCENT: 300 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 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 Sao Vincente” there are great views. Today the cape is better known for its lighthouse with one of the most powerful lamps in Europe.

Places to visit: São Vicente Cape and Lighthouse, Martinhal beach, Sagres Fortress, Mareta beach, try Sagres beer


   Day 8 -  Sagres – Lagos

LEVEL: EASY 
DISTANCE: 38 KM 
HIGHEST POINT: 93 M 
LOWEST POINT: 8 M 
ASCENT: 400 M 
DESCENT: 420 M 

Accommodation in Lagos

Lagos is a city of Faro district that had a major role during the time of Portuguese maritime discoveries. This city was the departure point of several maritime expeditions and its harbour, due to its geographical position, became an important business centre since the XV century.
Today, the economic activity of the city relies on tourism mainly due to its singular beaches that are unique in terms of variety and quality. Among these, the famous Dona Ana beach, one of tourists favourite, stands out with its golden rock formations and natural caves that can be visited by boat.
Most of the city centre streets are for pedestrians only and are packed with bars, restaurants, shops and other offers that will make your stay a memorable one.

Places to visit: Ponta da Piedade, Dona Ana beach, Camilo beach, Meia Praia beach, Porto de Mós beach


   Day 9 - Lagos - Lisbon

Transfer by train or bus (ca. 3.5 hours).

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


   Day 10 - Departure day
End of the program after breakfast.

Prices

(per person)


SEASON A

(From September 10th until June 15th)


2 people
Self-Guided 1010€ 

4 or more people
Self-Guided 775€

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

Road Bike rental: 190€

 

SEASON B

(From June 16th until September 9th)


2 people
Self-Guided 1095€ 

4 or more people
Self-Guided 860€ 

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

Road Bike rental: 190€

 

Map of the Tour

Included

  • Transport from Lisbon to Setúbal and from Sagres to Lisbon
  • Accommodation 9 nights -  3*/4* Hotels and Charming Lodge
  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation
  • Bags, Helmet and Road Book
  • Assistance during the cycling days
  • GPS and 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.