Leisurely cycle tours
Discover southern Portugal with us!
Southern Portugal is a wonderful destination not just for its glorious sunshine but also for its amazingly varied scenery. The Algarve's coastline stretches for 150 kilometres. There are flat, sandy beaches in the east and rugged, golden cliffs in the west. These rise steeply out of the sea, sheltering the beautiful bays. Between east and west lies the Ria Formosa nature reserve, an area of lagoons, waterways and sandy islands, places of refuge for many rare species of birds and marine animals. The famous ' flor de sal' comes from the abundant salt flat areas. Then there is the west coast which stretches from the Cabo de Sao Vicente, the most south-westerly point of Europe, as far as Lisbon in the north. First you encounter the Costa Vicentina nature reserve which is home to many rare plants and animals. It features a rugged coastline and secluded bays which change seamlessly into endless sandy beaches stretching almost as far as Lisbon. Leaving behind the Algarve’s busy coast, you come inland to the hilly Serra region, a quiet, unspoilt area, thinly populated and with quiet, well surfaced roads, off road tracks and cycle paths - surely an all year-round paradise for all cycling enthusiasts!
Whether you enjoy cycling at your own leisurely pace or a challenging ride on your mountain bike, we have a tour which is just right for you! We know southern Portugal like the back of our hand because this is our home. The LisaBikes team has been out and about in this area for many years and so is perfectly qualified to share this wealth of experience with other cycling enthusiasts. We invite you to discover this wonderful region with its amazingly varied landscape and its rich history. Whether you choose a linear tour from one hotel to the next or a one centre holiday, we have the right offer for you, whatever your preference for combining relaxation and activity.
4-star country 4-star country hotel in Pechão is a typical Portuguese family-run hotel. Located out in the countryside a little way north-east of Faro, not too far from the coast. It is a peaceful and comfortable place to stay. The hotel restaurant is serving very good traditional cuisine.
3-star hotel is located on the entrance of Silves, the former capital of the Algarve, in a privileged location due to its integration one of the richest areas of the Algarve in terms of historical and patrimonial references. The town features an imposing Moorish castle, located on a hillside. From the hotel you can enjoy a magnificent view of the town of Silves and the river Arade as well as the castle.
The 4-Star+Hotel, the Pousada Palácio de Estoi, locateThe 4-Star+Hotel, the Pousada Palácio de Estoi, located 10 km north of Faro, is a small luxury hotel. The Pousada is a former Rococo palace and was built in 1909 by the Viscount of Estoi. Beginning of the 20th century the palace was very carefully restored, and the rooms are located in the new building extension. The adjoining palace park is very impressive and a visit worthwhile in any case.
4 nights at the 4 star "rural" hotel in Pechão, short transfer and then continuing by bike to the west, 3 nights in the 3-star hotel in Silves
From Vila Real do Santo António at the Spanish border, along the south coast to “Cabo de São Vicente“ the most south westerly point of Europe and then back to Sagres. Crossing the Algarve east to the west along the varied coastline. This tour can also be modified for children.
The tour starts at the Spanish border and ends at the most southwesterly point of Europe. You cycle through the peaceful, unspoilt countryside of the hilly inland, then down to the west coast as far as the "Cabo de São Vicente" and finally back to Sagres. Cycle for miles on a very good road without a car is not uncommon!
The first three stages take you through the inland region of the Algarve and down to the Atlantic coast. The next three stages take you along the coast to the most south westerly point of Europe, the Cabo de Sao Vicente, and then back to Sagres.
You never leave the coast! You cycle along the west coast to the Cabo de São Vicente, the most south westerly point of Europe, and finally to Sagres. Arrival in Lisbon and transfer to Setúbal. The following day you take the ferry to Tróia and then set off by bicycle!
An invitation to you to cycle along two of the most beautiful Atlantic coastlines in Europe! You arrive in Faro and the following day travel by train to Vila Real de Santo António. Then you set off by bicycle! Six daily stages bring you along the south coast to Sagres. After one rest day you continue in five more stages to Lisbon. Your route includes the “Cabo de São Vicente”, the most south westerly point of Europe, and then the west coast as far as Tróia, where you catch a ferry to Setúbal. The following day you will transfer to Lisbon.