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Enjoy relaxing or even challenging cycle tours through the Algarve. We have selected for you only licenced and experienced operators to guide and help you. 
See below a shortened version of the selected trails. For detailed information simply scroll down. Any questions or enquieries, please ask directly to our tour specialists. We will come back to you within 24 hours: toursandtracks@quintadosvales.eu
 
  • Monchique Down Hill Nature Cycle Tour
    When: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Where: Starting from Foia, with 902 meters, the highest mountain in the Algarve, cycling down hill through the Serra de Monchique | Duration: 5,5 hours with 35 km distance | Difficulty: for young people and the ones which stayes young | Costs: 48 €
  • Albufeira Coast and Country
    When: Friday | Where: Starting in the old town of Albufeira direction west along the coast Duration: 3,5 to 4 hours with 25 km distance Difficulty: for reasonably fit ridersCosts: 45 €
  • Alcantarilha to Silves
    When:
    ThursdayWhere: Starting in the centre of Alcantarilha along dirt tracks passing the traditional Algarvian countryside | Duration: 3 to 4 hoursDifficulty: competent riders - 40 km Costs: 45 €
  • Moncarapacho to Tavira
    When:
    Thursday Where: Starting in the quaint town of Moncarapacho, with cobbled streets and traditional houses, we head East along quiet, largely traffic free roads and dirt tracks | Duration: 3 to 4 hours, 40 km Difficulty: reasonably fit riders Costs: 45 €
  • Monchique Down Hill Off Road Trip
    When: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday | Where: Starting at 902 m and enjoy single and double tracks through the forests in the Serra de Monchique. Near sea level we will challenge you with the best single tracks along the many farmer's irrigation channels | Duration: 6 hours, 35 km | Difficulty: moderate mountain biking skills | Costs: 48 €
  • Quinta do Lago to Praia de Faro 
    When: Tuesday | Where: Quinta do Lago to the Ria Formosa nature reserve | Duration: 3 hours Difficulty: easyCosts: 45 €

Monchique down hill nature cycle tour

   
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Nature friendly, fun and safe cycling tour from Foía, with 902 meters, the highest mountain in the Algarve. You will cycle downhill with our guide through the green valleys of the Serra de Monchique. The last part of the tour is off road on easy going gravel tracks towards the estuary of Ria de Alvor. The trip will end at this birdwatcher's hotspot where we may see spoonbills, or flamingos amongst many others. This cycling tour can be done every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday all year round. In the morning we meet at 10.30 am, and we will be back in Mexilhoeira Grande at 4.00 pm. | Price per participant: 48 €

Albufeira coast and country

   
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This tour 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. 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. We run regular tours every Friday at 10 am, meeting from 09.30 am onwards at the old bus station. | Price: 45 € per person

Alcantarilha to Silves

   
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Starting close to the centre of Alcantarilha, we are soon onto quiet dirt tracks cycling past vineyards and the newly developed Amendoeira golf course. After crossing the railway line we head up and over some hills and down towards the Rio Arade amidst scenic countryside. We follow the narrow pathway along an irrigation channel for several kms. Fully refreshed, we cross the old bridge and head along the river bank, emerging from the valley for a panoramic view of the town and castle. Continuing along quiet roads, we turn into an ancient dirt track that skirts one of the few rice fields in the Algarve, also home to all kinds of wildlife, including storks. Finally we pass through the sleepy village of Fontes da Matosa before arriving back. The tour will last around 3 to 4 hours. We run regular tours every Thursday from 9.30 am. | Price of 45 € per person

Moncarapacho to Tavira

   
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Starting in the quaint town of Moncarapacho, with cobbled streets and traditional houses, we head East along quiet, largely traffic free roads and dirt tracks. We pass through orange groves, sleepy Algarvean villages and scenic countryside before arriving in Tavira. After this town, one of the prettiest on the Algarve coast, this tour takes you West along the coast passing through the beautiful village of Santa Luzía, famous for its Octopus fishing. Following some well established dirt tracks through the best of the Ria Formosa nature reserve, we gradually return to Moncarapacho. The tour will last around 3 to 4 hours. Regular tours every Thursday from 09.30 am. | Price of 45 € per person

Monchique down hill off road trip

   
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Mountain biking from 902 meters altitude to sea level, off road! Enjoy single and double tracks through the eucalyptus forests in the Serra de Monchique. At lower level we encounter and start following the water channels (in Portuguese 'levadas') through the protected natural area of Ria de Alvor. Total distance covered on the tour is 35 km (22 miles) of which 75% is down hill and 25% is flat or slightly up hill. The tour can be booked for every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday all year round. In the morning we meet at 10.30 am, lunch is planned around 1.30 pm and we will be back in Mexilhoeira Grande between 4.00 and 4.30 pm. | Price per participant: 48 €

Quinta do Lago to Praia de Faro

   
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From the luxury and glamour that is Quinta do Lago, with its manicured beauty and some of the world's finest golf courses, to the Ria Formosa nature reserve, passing roman ruins and cycling through the salt flats, where you may spot turtles, flamingos and all sorts of interesting wildlife. You will stop for a break and soak up the local charm of the Praia de Faro, amidst the fishermen's cottages with views over the long stretching Faro beach. Regular tours every Tuesday morning at 09.30 am. | Price of 45 € per person

 

Any questions or enquieries, please ask directly to our tour specialists. They will come back to you within 24 hours: toursandtracks@quintadosvales.eu

 

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