Lisbon to the Algarve

Follow the coast down to the Algarve

Embark on a diverse cycling adventure along Portugal's enchanting Atlantic coast, starting from the lively capital, Lisbon, and journeying to the southwestern tip of Europe, Cabo de São Vicente. This unforgettable expedition encompasses historical and cultural landmarks, as well as nature reserves brimming with vibrant biodiversity. Notably, it was from the Portuguese coast that early explorers like Christopher Columbus launched their Atlantic voyages. Immerse yourself in a voyage of discovery, where you'll encounter beautiful beaches, quintessential villages, charming harbour towns, delectable cuisine, and expansive natural preserves on this coastal Atlantic holiday.

For those who cherish the sun, adore Portugal, or relish the summer, your dream vacation awaits! Cycle from the vibrant metropolis of Lisbon along the Atlantic coastline, passing by breathtaking beaches and picturesque fishing villages, all while gazing at the untamed sea. Sunlight is a constant companion on this dream bike tour in southern Portugal, as the country boasts one of the sunniest climates in Europe. So, hop on your bike and set your course southward!

Details about the cycling holiday from Lisbon to Sagres

Costa da Caparica, Setúbal, and Vila Nova de Mil Fontes aren't just words in a Portuguese poem; they're your charming stopover destinations on this eight-day bike tour through the Algarve. Along the way, you'll encounter picturesque villages, hidden coves, and an abundance of delectable treats. But that's not all – get ready for unparalleled vistas of the expansive ocean.

Portugal means lots of sunshine and refreshing sea breezes, and you'll experience it all on this journey. Starting in Lisbon, you'll pedal through the breathtaking coastal landscapes, with highlights including the dramatic Cape St. Vincent. Don't forget to explore the lively fish market, Mercado Do Livramente, and savour the delicious Pastéis de Belém along the way.

The highlights of the Lisbon to Sagres cycling holiday at a glance:

  • Sunshine all year round: Portugal, and especially the Algarve, is one of the sunniest areas in Europe. The light breeze, which can be felt almost constantly, always keeps the temperatures in a pleasant range! Most wonderful cycling weather!

  • Pastéis de Belem: Anyone who has tried the puff pastry tartlet with custard filling will certainly not stop at this one tartlet! Don't have a guilty conscience! Tomorrow you'll get back on your bike and pedal the calories down again.

  • Mercado Do Livramente: One of the most famous fish markets in the world will amaze you. The market in Setúbal is really impressive - everything that lives in the great ocean is sold here!

  • Cape St. Vincent: Ever wanted to be able to say you rode a bike to the most southwestern point of Europe? We allow you to do so! The lighthouse is simply spectacular!

Worth knowing about the cycle tour from Lisbon to Sagres

Your eight-day cycling adventure along Portugal's stunning Atlantic coast begins in the impossibly charming capital of Lisbon. From there you cycle about 330 kilometres south, with the destination 'Algarve' in front of your eyes. Flat stages between 20 and 65km with a few climbs will not pose a problem for the regular cyclists among you.

This tour has been graded as Challenging. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Challenging
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 305 km
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Itinerary

Explore the capital's sights, stroll along the lively banks of the Tagus and enjoy Portuguese hospitality.

A beautiful cycle path takes you along the Tagus to the port. After a short ferry ride across the wide river you reach Seixal and start your bike tour. You cross the peninsula to the south and marvel at the first impressive rock formations in the Arrábida Natural Park. Breathtaking views of the coast alternate with beautiful bathing bays almost every minute. Today's destination is Setúbal, where the Lisbon nobility had their palaces and country houses built as early as the 16th century.

 

In the morning you take a ferry through the nature reserve at the Sado Estuary. With a bit of luck you can even see dolphins during the crossing. The day's stage begins on the Troia Peninsula with its beautiful beaches and special landscapes. So you're probably wondering about the rice paddies, which you wouldn't expect to find in this region - certainly a special sight. You continue cycling past great sandy beaches with crystal clear water, lush flower fields and lush green vineyards. The villages with whitewashed houses are also typical and particularly charming. In Sines you can stroll along the promenade, visit the castle or simply enjoy the leisurely hustle and bustle of the town.

One of the most natural stretches of coast in Europe, the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, will inspire you with many impressions. Breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean, wonderful beaches, small harbours and authentic fishing villages always tempt you to take a short break. In the evening enjoy the flair of the coastal town of Vila Nova de Mil Fontes. Here, too, there is a fantastic sandy beach right at your feet.

You continue cycling through the beautiful Costa Vicentina Natural Park with its diverse flora and fauna. Impressively high cliffs characterize today's bike tour and the refreshing Atlantic wind blows in your face. You will stay in Aljezur, a few kilometres from the coast, and you will also discover the rural architecture of these villages typical of the area. The historic, small castle towers over the village with a beautiful view of the fertile land.

You will experience a unique highlight in the last stage. You cycle through the special coastal landscape to Cape St. Vincent, the most south-western tip of Europe with its famous lighthouse and the "last bratwurst before America" ​​- it is a special experience to pose for a selfie with your bike here. It's only a few kilometres from Sagres. Your last overnight stop is one of the most important in the Algarve with its rich cultural heritage. The towering cliffs that frame the idyllic sandy beaches are particularly spectacular here.

Route information

An overall gently hilly tour with a few steep climbs, but several climbs every day. Beautiful route on farm roads and side roads with little traffic, short sections also on busy roads. Longer sections can also be cycled on gravel paths.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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Complete a Booking Request: Lisbon to Sagres

Place of arrival: Lisbon
  Season 1
11.02.2024 - 23.03.2024
03.11.2024 - 24.11.2024

Sunday
Season 2
24.03.2024 - 11.05.2024
29.09.2024 - 02.11.2024

Sunday
Season 3
12.05.2024 - 28.09.2024

Sunday
Lisbon to the Algarve, PO-PORLS-07X
Base price
859.00
949.00
1,049.00
Single room surcharge 389.00 389.00 389.00

Hotel information: 3*** and 4**** hotels.

Season 1
Feb 11, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024
Nov 3, 2024 - Nov 24, 2024
Sunday
Season 2
Mar 24, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 - Nov 2, 2024
Sunday
Season 3
May 12, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024
Sunday
Lisbon to the Algarve, PO-PORLS-07X
Base price
Single room surcharge
859.00
389.00
949.00
389.00
1,049.00
389.00

Hotel information: 3*** and 4**** hotels.

Season 1
Feb 11, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024
Nov 3, 2024 - Nov 24, 2024
Season 2
Mar 24, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 - Nov 2, 2024
Season 3
May 12, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024
Lisbon
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Sagres
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
89.00
55.00
75.00
69.00
89.00
55.00
75.00
69.00
89.00
55.00
115.00
69.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lisbon
  Season 1
Feb 11, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024
Nov 3, 2024 - Nov 24, 2024

Sunday
Season 2
Mar 24, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 - Nov 2, 2024

Sunday
Season 3
May 12, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024

Sunday
Lisbon
Double room p.p 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 55.00 55.00 55.00
Sagres
Double room p.p 75.00 75.00 115.00
Single room surcharge 69.00 69.00 69.00
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Unisex E-Bike
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
239.00
99.00
99.00
159.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Included services and travel information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays as stated
  • Breakfast
  • Personal tour information (DE, EN)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Well-planned route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (DE, EN)
  • 1 ferry ride Lisbon – Seixal incl. bike
  • 1 ferry trip Setúbal – Tróia incl. bike
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Rental bikes including rental bike insurance
  • Transfer by minibus every Saturday morning from Sagres to Faro airport, costs €59 per person, additional €29 for your own bike, reservation required, payable in advance.
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Lisbon and Faro Airport

Important information:

  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the travel price!
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Lisbon

Olissippo Oriente Hotel 4****

www.olissippohotels.com

Setúbal

Christal Setúbal 4****

www.hoteiscristal.pt/hotel_cristal_setubal/

Sines

Casa do Médico 3***

https://cmsrafael.com/

Vila Nova de Milfontes

HS Milfontes Beach 3***

www.hsmilfontesbeach.com

Aljezur

Vicentina Hotel 4****

www.vicentinahotel.com

Sagres

Hotel Memmo Baleeira 4****

www.memmohotels.com/baleeira/

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