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the algarve way

-By: Tomas Swift-Metcalfe

Last modified: April 11, 2014

the algarve way is an epic 260km trail through the mountains

the algarve way is a trail right up in the hills. It can be walked, cycled and some companies even do it on horseback Despite being a good trail, it’s not easy. It passes right near the top of the highest mountains in the region.

The logistics of this trip are quite complicated (these will be none of your concern though!) and it involves a few short transfers to the various hotels after you’ve ridden a stage. We’ve found a selection of fantastic little hotels along the way, mostly 3* or rural guest houses and all very comfortable and well located.

algarve way countryside some of the landscape along the algarve way.

The whole route is 286km. This is a big cycle by any standard, especially in the five days we propose. You’ll be riding for up to four hours a day and it’s nearly all on trails. This is a fantastic trip for the nature lover as you’ll certainly come across a lot of amazing wildlife -check out my algarve blog to read about just a few of the things you might see along the way.

The price for the holiday is €1400.00 based on two sharing. We don’t run this holiday in November-March and August, singles pay an extra €200,00. This includes a bike, the transfers, support should you need it, breakfast, picnic lunch and a route book. We don’t provide a guide for this route, but are more than happy to advise you along the way should you wish. We provide a phone, for communication with our team and optional tracking, but it’s worth noting that the phone wont have coverage for a lot of this route. Dinner is not included, as at many points on the journey there will be a choice of good restaurants.

If you’d like to do the algarve way by mountain bike, Get in touch and we’ll provide all the detail for this -trully- once in a life time holiday. Read more about the algarve way at

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