Albufeira coast and country

The ideal way to see the hidden beauty of the Algarve is by bike and this is one of our popular tours of many contrasts. It starts at Ribeira Parque (the old bus station) in Albufeira old town. We are soon into quiet unspoilt country side, passing Sir Cliff Richard's famous vineyards in Guia, and along pleasant country lanes to the coast.

Passing the Salgados Lagoon, we should see a variety of birdlife and maybe a turtle or or two swimming in the lakes. Our ride here is along specially constructed boardwalks, which makes for easy cycling. With the high rise resort of Armação de Pêra in the background to the west, and the traditional old town of Pêra nearby, we continue east through the golf resort of Salgados, finding more cyclable boardwalks as we continue east along the coast with lovely views down to some great beaches.

As the coast gets rockier we stay a little inland away from the cliff edge and then cruise down to the colourful new marina on the edge of Albufeira. Through the marina and onwards up a small hill, we can now see the spectacular main beach of Albufeira. Carefully navigating a few narrow cobled streets of the old town, we are soon back at our starting point by the old bus station.

  

This tour is appropriate for reasonably fit and competent riders, able to ride 25 km, including a few gentle hills and a variety of road surfaces.

The tour will last around 3,5 to 4 hours including a café break.

We run regular tours every Friday at 10.00 am, meeting from 09.30 onwards at the old bus station.

Price of 45 euro includes: 3,5 hour guided cycling tour, pick up, insurance, bike & helmet hire. You just need to bring water, appropriate clothing and sun screen on hot days!

For group bookings, bespoke tours and special requests, don't hesitate to contact us. We will do whatever we can to help.

Bookings and inquiries: toursandtracks@mail.telepac.pt