MTB IN COSTA VICENTINA
Trip to Portugal
Mountain Bike Tours: Alentejo and Costa Vicentina
A Mountain Bike trip in Portugal that runs from Lisbon through the whole of the Alentejo to Sagres, passing among the most beautiful European beaches, coastal villages and verdant mountains.
From the Portugals capital Lisbon to Lagos at the Western Algarve: A journey to remote beaches, through picturesque villages and a unique nature.
Lisbon to Lagos might be the most classic of all bike journeys through Portugal. And there’s a reason why. The views from the cliffs, the paths along the coast, Mediterranean climate and the quickly changing ecosystems and landscapes provide perfect conditions for bike touring.
Over the last 10 years Simon , our guide, cycled the way from Lisbon to Lagos at least yearly, most years more than once, most times on a different way. The result are two routes for different fitness levels, always keeping in mind the balance between costs and benefits of every effort we do or don’t on the way.
With many off road sections, some deeper sand roads and stages with an average of 65km this is journey recommended to intermediate cyclists or ambitious beginners with good base condition. On both options, but specially on the longer one safe cycling, even on more difficult terrain is required.
Start day: Saturday
Duration: 9 day tours (Sunday – Saturday)
Duration: 8 nights (2 Guesthouses, 6 Glampings)
Min. Participants: 2 guests guided
1 guest self guided or individual
Requirements: good base conditions safe bike handling, off-road cycling (no mountain bike skills needed)
Target Group: intermediate cyclists or ambitious beginners with good base condition
9 days / 8 nights
On request you can extend or shorten the schedule of the bike trip in Portugal.
TYPE OF TRAVEL
Mountain bike trip (7 days – moderate) with luggage transport and English accompaniment by Simon Angerer, local guide.
Mountain bikers of all levels in good health, trained and with a spirit of adaptation.
April to November
Mountain biking in Portugal can be arranged as Guided Tour, for private groups of 2 or more people,
or for 1person as a Self-Guide Tour or Individual Tour (without the baggage transfer)
Contact us to receive a personalized quote.
For pre-established or accompanying groups (hiking guides, mountain guides, etc.) we can organize the trip with itinerary and bespoke services.
Contact us to receive a personalized quote.
NEXT GROUP TRIP
10/04/2021; 8/05/2021; 5/06/2021; 3/07/2021; 31/07/2021; 28/08/2021; 25/09/2021; 23/10/2021;
27/03/2021; 10/04/2021; 24/04/2021; 8/05/2021; 22/05/2021; 5/06/2021; 19/06/2021; 3/07/2021; 17/07/2021; 31/07/2021; 14/08/2021; 28/08/2021; 11/09/2021; 25/09/2021; 9/10/2021; 23/10/2021; 6/11/2021;
- A spectacular mountain bike tour in Portugal to discover the most beautiful beaches on the Atlantic coast.
- Discovering the Alentejo, among endless plains, ancient fortified villages and castles and vast olive groves.
- Taste the scents and flavors of Portugal: from herbs to fish and seafood and other regional specialties to combine with excellent local wines. In Alentejo you live to the rhythm of the earth.
- The Costa Vicentina Nature Park: discover the unspoiled, lush and wild nature that manifests itself in fascinating landscapes.
- With the accompaniment of an expert local mountain-bike guide, to conquer the most impressive routes in the region.
- Ability to tailor the program of the mountain bike tour in Portugal, with other activities or visits.
PROGRAM – MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIP IN PORTUGAL
1th day : Arrival in Lisbon
2th giorno : Lisboa – Parco Naturale Serra da Arrabida – Setubal
3th giorno : Setubal – penisola di Troia – Alcacer do Sal- Comporta
4th giorno : Comporta – Santiago do Cacém – Porto Covo – Ilha do Pessegueiro
5th giorno : Ilha do Pessegueiro – Parco Nazionale Costa Vicentina – Cabo Sardão- Zambujeira do Mar- Carvalhal
6th giorno : Carvalhal – Odeceixe – Amoreira – Aljezur – Arrifana
7th giorno : Arrifana -Carrapateira – Cabo São Vicente – Ponte da Piedade – Vila do Bispo – BUdens
8th giorno : Budens- Barranco- Ponta da Piedade – Lagos
9th Departures from Lagos
BEGINNING AND FINISH
We will welcome you Saturday evening at your hotel in Lisbon. We adjust your bike for you and clarify all final details to be ready to start the next morning.
Our time together ends Saturday afternoon with your arrival in Lagos. Your bike will be picked up from your hotel in Lagos, which is booked for the night from Saturday to Sunday in Lagos.
the price includes modern 29” mountain bikes with a comfortable touring set up Equipped with details just as a rear rack, bell, ergonomic grips, lifted handlebars, bottle holder, integrated lock and many more.
E-Bikes are available on request.
During the bike ride from Lisbon to Lagos we will need 2 ferry crossings and 1 train ride. The tickets for this are included and you will receive the tickets together with your bike.
Airport transfers or any other transfers before or after our travel is explicitly not included.
We transfer 2 of your bags daily to your accommodation. Furthermore we can carry more luggage to your final destination on request.
Nature experiences maybe the most existential of a bike trip. This is why we created our unique glamping concept: All the comfort of an hotel with a bed under the stars.
Spacious 4x4m tents, with more than 2m of height, won‘t make you miss the comfort of an hotel. When the windows are open it offers a 360° view, when the windows are closed it‘s fully darkened thanks to the patented BlackOut-System.
This concept helps us to bring you away from the beaten track. We mount our tents in some of the most unique places: Remote winerys, rural farmhouses or campsites high over or directly at the ocean.
Only when we stop in the lively cites of Lisbon and Lagos we opted for hotel stays. Therefore we carefully choose cozy guesthouses in the heart of the town for you to enjoy your trip the most.
Lisbona – Lisbon Calling – twin room
Setubal – Glamping on the River
Comporta – Glamping in a Vineyard and dinner in a vinery
Ilha do Pessegueiro – Glamping in a horse farm
Carvalhal – Glamping in a old farm house
Aljezur- Glamping in a private campsite between the wood and the ocean
Budens – Glamping in an sustainable Rural Tourism
Lagos – Taghostel – twin ou shared room
Guests can stay overnight in higher-class facilities during the MTB trip to Portugal.
Contact us for more information.
Many of our accommodations are quite remote in the nature and about two or three kilometers away from the villages. This limits the number of restaurants nearby, but we make sure there is a recommendable local restaurant near.
Only our second stay is so isolated in the wine yards that no restaurant is around. For this day and this night we organized a typical 3-course-menu with meat, fish and vegetarian option. You will also receive breakfast at the wine yard.
All other meals is explicitly not included. Vegetarian diet is possible, but better to announce in advance to make sure that your hunger can be satisfied everyday
DAILY LUGGAGE TRANSFER
8 NIGHTS IN GUESTHOUSE AND CAMPING
ENGLISH/PORTUGUES/GERMAN LOCAL GUIDE
WATER AND SNACKS
DINNER IN COMPORTA
BREAKFAST IN LISBON, COMPORTA, ALJEZUR AND LAGOS
SUPPLEMENTS ON DEMAND
- Individual Acomodation 80€/pp.
- Single Tent Glamping and Camping 170€/pp.
- Single Tent Camping and Camping 120€/pp.
- E-Bike 100€/p.p
- Airport Transfer to Faro 80€/p.p.
- Airport Transfer to Lisbon 120€/p.p.
- Travel insurance
- Tour extension