Tour description

The Algarve is great if you’re looking for a family holiday, or one that includes other types of activities, except of bikes. There are plenty of ancient cities with castles and fortresses, for example Lagos, Alte or Tavira, Faro.

On top of that, you’ve got highlights such as vineyards, boat tours, and lots of hiking trails. Feel the closeness to flamingos and 200 other bird spyces in Natural Park of Ria Formosa, one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal.

You’ll admire a diverse mix of landscapes, with the wide coastal areas compared to the hilly central area, and the rocky mountains to the north.

This program allows you to visit coastal villages and cities using mostly  flat terrain with some medium-size climbs.

We also transfer your luggage between hotels for your complete comfort.


Wellcome to one of the sunniest regions in Europe - the Algarve Coast with its 3000 hours of sun per year, mild winters, rare rains, dry air, almost no wind and warm ocean waters.

You are to cross over 2 natural parks (Vicentina Coast and Ria Formosa) and it  enjoy a good refreshing swim in the famous beaches in the Algarve, as you'll contact with a beach at least 1 time a day.


Arrival to Sagres

Show day
1 Day

The route starts in Sagres (we can also offer transfer from the airport in Lisbon or Faro). If you travel by car, it's  convenient to park  at the first or last hotel in a route.

So, now you are ready to explore the truly unique town of the most remote region of Portugal. 

You can both surf and relax on multiple beaches, fish at Porto de Pesca (fishing harbour), or visit ruins of the 16th century Baleeira Fort.


Cape St. Vincent to Lagos

Distance 51 KmShow day
2 Day

Morning is the best time to acknowledge the rich historical heritage of Sagres. 

The lights from the Vincente  Lighthouse Cabo de Sao can be seen for 45 km away and we decided to make it the first point of today's trip.  It's an opportunity to view the ocean from the most southwestern point of continental Europe.  

Cycling along quiet roads, across the green fields, breathing the smell of pine trees we pass through Vila do Bispo to visit its 18th century

Mother Church and continue to Raposeira with its 16th-century Mother Church.

     You can always take a break in one of the numerous cozy local cafés. 

Highly recommend to refresh in ocean waves in Salema, a fishing village.

    While moving through the Boca do Rio, we witness Lusitanian-Roman ruins. What a pleasant view opens here between two hills! It's next amazing valley beach!

 But we keep cycling to Portuguese Santorini, then to passage on Praia da Luz to visit the Church of Luz de Lagos, touch ruins of the Roman baths, and finally have a recovery swim in the ocean.  

A picturesque bike path will lead you to Ponta da Piedade. It's worth to have a look at a huge rock formation here.

 But, Lagos is awaiting your arrival, so move on along the Bensafrim stream.


Lagos to Portimão

Distance 31 KmShow day
3 Day

Wake up in the number one travel destination to the version of  TripAdvisor in 2012.

Here you touch the 2000-year history - a place of important trans-continental trade links, the first geographical discoveries, and the center of the European slave trade. 

Now a huge variety of tourist-friendly bars, hotels, and beaches are meeting the flow of visitors. 

Highly recommend visiting sights such as the Parish Church of Santa Maria, the Church of Santo António, the Bandeira Fort,  and please, don't forget about the Municipal Market.

Now find the bike path which leads to Meia Praia and have a swim before the long road. It promises to be interesting, as you will pass an aquaculture area. Have a chance to gather shells when the tide is low.

Then have a glance at the 16th-century Mother Church, situated in Odiáxere.

When you get to Alvor, it seems that everything here is focused around the beaches, waterparks, and fishing craft. A big variety of fish restaurants are worthy of your attention. 

One of the benefits of the route is extraordinary views along the road to the next destination.

 Lounge the rest of the day on Praia da Rocha - the gorgeous sandy beach with plenty of summer activities.

The Praia da Rocha Fortress shows an excellent view over the city of your stay - only 3 km from here.

Portimão to Albufeira

Distance 48 KmShow day
4 Day

 One more settlement with an old fishing tradition. Portimão Museum will satisfy your anxiety about this cozy place.

Taste the favourite local dish here - grilled sardines, before leaving this place.

At the Church of Ferragudo, you have a fantastic view over the city of Portimão. Enjoy the secondary roads and quiet paths, where orange, pine, olive, cypress, cork oak, and fig are growing.

Today's must-visit is Mother Church in Lagoa, and promontory of Senhora da Rocha, a place that was a cult for Visigoths and Muslims. 

Cycling through Armação de Pêra witness its cultural heritage as well as its wide offer of beaches: Vale do Olival, Armação de Pêra ou Pescadores.

Please admit the passage across the Salgados lagoon, an unforgettable place for bird admiring. 

In Albufeira taste the seafood gastronomy that the city offers and then explore the various “hidden viewpoints“ between the white houses, and observe the typical Portuguese background in the downtown.


Albufeira to Faro

Distance 48 KmShow day
5 Day

Another day full of adventure.

Albufeira is considered to be the most exciting resort town on the Algarve coastline. Don't miss a chance to take a photo in an “Old Town“ with its traditional white-washed houses.

 Cycling along the surrounding area of Albufeira, you meet the fishing village of Olhos de Água and observe a spring of fresh water on the beach sand. 

Passing one of the glorious beaches (Falésia beach, Vilamoura beach, or other beaches of Quarteira) feel the pleasant freshness of the ocean waters.

In Vilamoura feel the atmosphere of the Rome Empire on the ruins of the Roman villa.  Witness the largest boat embankment in the country with an unusual variety of boats. 

And again the typical fishing town, Quarteira. Shop at the fish and regional products market and follow to Almargem, cycling through the pine forests around the small lagoon of Foz do, with fantastic views of the ocean.

 The passage through the luxury resort of Quinta do Lago and the Natural Park of Ria will will leave the best visual delight.

The Ria Formosa lagoon was recognized as one of the country’s seven natural wonders.

 Being a natural park, it serves as a stopping place for migratory birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.

Here you can see several kinds of birds such as Azure-winged magpies, Flamingo, Western swamphen,  and many more. 

The next short visit will be to Praia de Faro, a fishing village with alive ancient traditions. Here, you'll have extraordinary views of the ocean and dunes over the Algarve mountains.

 The end of the stage is marked at the marina in the city center of Faro.


Faro to Tavira

Distance 42 KmShow day
6 Day

Faro is the capital of the Algarve and the biggest city, sethe cond most populous municipality here.

Start your day exploring the "Old town" of Faro - the city's historical quarter,  locally known as "Vila Adentro". The old  "Muralhas de Faro", the defensive oval-shaped walls, built by the Roman settlers, are surrounding the village arch and the cathedral.

Get to Olhão using partly a road with movement and then a path along the Ria Formosa Natural Park which shows the saltpans, with views of the Desert, Farol, Culatra, and Armona islands. 

 We recommend visiting Mercado Municipal and the marina, where you can see the replica of the boat Caíque do Bom Sucesso.

 Cycling near the fishing port gives you a welcoming Portuguese atmosphere as usual.

 Follow to Tavira next to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, where the flora landscape is created by cactuses, olive trees, pines, and fig trees.

Passing another fishing village Fuseta, bike through the Fuseta saltpans - a place where you can observe several species of birds in their natural habitat.

Learn interesting historical landmarks such as the Tower of Aires, and some Norias, and take a selfie at the two-thousand-year-old Olive tree. 

The tip to visit in Santa Luzia is Barril beach where you can find the famous  Anchor Cemetery, which appeared because of intense tuna fishing in the past.

The last mark for today is the city center of Tavira, on the Roman bridge. Treat yourself to the octopus dishes, typically served by Algarve cuisine, to the evening glass of wine.


Tavira to Vila Real de Santo António to Tavira

Distance 69 KmShow day
7 Day

The eastern part of Athe Algarve is represented by its pearl, whose origins date back to the late Bronze Age (1.000-800 BC) - a city of Tavira.

 After the Roman bridge, discover Cabanas de Tavira, cand ycle along the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a 60 km long lagoon system. The route is mostly cycled by secondary roads and quiet paths, where you can observe some strategic defensive points on the Algarve coast.

 Cacela Velha is very much associated with Islamic culture. Visit its Mother Church, the Cacela Fortress - earlier it functioned like a Moorish castle and once more admire the fantastic view over the coast. 

If it was tiring, don't hesitate to refresh at one of the following places:  Manta Rota beach,  Altura beach,  Praia Verde beach, Cabeço beach, Monte Gordo beach, or into António beach. 

The ride  through the pine forest next to Monte Gordo beach and

through the National Forest of the Dunes of Vila Real de Santo António until the Guadiana River, (the natural border between Portugal and Spain), appears to become a bright impression of the whole tour.

Cycling along the  Guadiana River, the stage guides us through the city of Enlightenment - Vila Real de Santo António. 

Visit the Marquês de Pombal square and the market of regional products. The stay is again in Tavira, so you can choose to return by train or cycle. In Vila Real de Santo António and in Castro Marim you can return to Tavira by train.

 The way to Castro Marim goes through cycle tracks until the Ravelin of Santo António, where you’ve exceptional views all around. We recommend visiting its Mother Church and its Castle to get both a fantastic history and extraordinary views.

Turn back using secondary roads between small villages, vineyards, and farmlands (orange, lemon, persimmons). 

And finally, bike along the east bank of the river Gilão to the city center.



Show day
8 Day

 Time to say good bye and head for a new adventure!

Services and prices

Selfuguided tour, per person
more then 2 Persons980€
Seasonal surcharges, Tour price / Premioum DBL /SGL /Premium view SGL
April+May+October180 € / 40 € / 140 € /220 €
June+September330 € / 150 € / 450 € / 650€
July+ August370 € / 190 € / 710€ / 1070 €
Easter+New Year, local holidays surcharge (DBL/SGL)35 € / 60 €
Bike rentalIncluded
E-bike rental surcharge126 €
Premium view accommodation surcharge180 €
Single surcharge410 €
Premium view single surcharge770 €
Halfboard surcharge290 €
Arrival transfer 1-4 pax150 €
Arrival transfer 5-8 pax170 €
Departure transfer 1-4 pax60 €
Departure transfer 5-8 pax70 €

Tour datesAny scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

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Our rental bikes

At Europe Bike Tour, we understand that a high-quality bicycle is key to an enjoyable vacation. That's why we ensure all our bikes are regularly serviced to maintain their perfect condition. For additional equipment, please refer to the "Bike Equipment" section where you'll find items included in the bike fee or available for rent/purchase at an extra cost.

Our diverse fleet includes bikes for men and women in various sizes, electric bikes, tandem bikes, children's bikes, and even recumbent bikes upon request. If you have any special requirements or wishes, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to meeting your needs and ensuring you have the best experience possible!

What is included and what notOn self guided idividual tours

  • Individual pre-tour meeting at appointed time at client's hotel on the first day of the tour
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions (city standard/premium)
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Day by day description with altitude profiles, places to visit and local tips
  • Official biking maps with highlighted routing (per room)
  • Detailed tailor-made cycling maps (per room)
  • Detailed town maps with highlighted routing to/from hotel (per room)
  • Step by step route description (per room)
  • Train tickets and train timetables (for tours where train transfer is part of a tour schedule)
  • Transportation of luggage between hotels between 9-17:00 (for option including luggage transfers only!)
  • Practical bike ride and safety information
  • 24-hour hotline assistance service
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air tickets) to/from starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague Airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on departure day
  • Meals (except for breakfasts)
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

On fully guided tours

  • Specialized Bike Holidays bicycle tour leader during all biking days
  • Pick-up from any Prague hotel on the first day of the tour at an appointed time
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Dinners without drink on specific number of biking days (usually every other day but for more info, please contact your tour coordinator)
  • Refreshments in the supporting vehicle (soft drinks, snacks, sweets, fruit)
  • Water for bike-flasks
  • Welcome briefing on the first day
  • Maps of towns of accommodation on the tour (per room)
  • Detailed cycling maps (on request)
  • Program and detailed day-by-day description (per room)
  • Practical bike ride safety training
  • Technical service on the route
  • First aid service on the route
  • Support vehicle
  • All transportation of participants and their luggage and bicycles during the tour
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air-tickets) to/from Prague – starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on the departure day
  • Other meals than mentioned in "What is included"
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

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We at Europe Bike Tour do know, that a good bike is the most important part of a nice vacation. So we let all our bikes serviced regulary so they stay in perfect condition. Under "Bike Equipment" you can find other aditional equipment that is either in the bike fee included or you can rent/buy it for adittional funds.

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With a rich 12-year history, Europe Bike Tours offers more than just cycling trips; we provide immersive "Culture Biking" experiences across the Czech Republic and Central Europe. Our tours blend the thrill of biking with cultural exploration, taking you from charming local eateries to ancient, hidden castles. We handpick the most captivating locations, ensuring each bike, family, or wine holiday is an adventure in itself. Catering to diverse preferences, our tours come in various formats, from self-guided to fully guided, with options for luggage transfer and different accommodation levels. For those seeking something unique, we're always ready to craft a tailor-made tour that perfectly fits your vision of a cycling holiday.

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Who we are

Lukáš SvárovskýManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, German

Guide since 2008

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Vitek ProchazkaManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, French, German, Slovak, Spanish

Guide since 2012

Vitek was born in Prague, Czech Republic and has remained there most of his life. During his travel and tourism studies he began guiding mostly bike and rafting trips all around Europe. Through his years in the office of a travel agency, guiding remained an important part of his life. Eventually went of for  year in New Zealand and after returning started guiding and preparing programs in and around his homeland

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Mr. and Mrs. VanderVelde

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Nielsen group

Tour Prague-Dresden

Arrived Dresden today. The trip has gone very fine.

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01 Aug

Mark and Nicola Fleming - June 2023

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30 Jul

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