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Tavira & Lagos Cycling Week


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  • Road
  • Guided or Self-Guided
  • Intermediate
  • Center Based
  • Road Cycling
  • 8 days
  • aprox. 85 Km / 52,82 Miles
  • Yes
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500 km
Distance

4,500m
Ascent

4,500m
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Programm

Day 1: Welcome to the Algarve.
Bikesul will be at the airport to greet you and drive you to Tavira, just 30 minutes away from Faro airport. We can also pick you at Seville airport if necessary. Please contact for more infos.
At 6pm enjoy from a welcome drink followed by a general briefing and a bike fit if it's rented to us.
Meals:   Dinner included only for the Guided Tour option. 

Day 2: The Guadiana River
110kms /69mi - 1200m de subidas /3960ft - Nível 3

In this day you will ride all the Baixo Guadiana region with superb panoramic views over the Serra (inland hilly area) as well the Odeleite and Beliche damms and the Guadiana river, natural boarder between Portugal and Spain.
Recommended Stoppage in Alcoutim to discover this typical village from the Algarve.
Then is time to face the hardest part of this first ride as you ride up and down in the Serra. The return to the hotel will be mostly in descent with pleasant views over the Sotavento coast.
Meals included: Pick Nick lunch and Dinner included (wihout drinks) in the Assisted and Guided Tours.

Day 3: Conquer the Serra de Tavira 
80kms /50mi - 980m de subidas /3215ft - Nível 3

In this day you will ride most of the Serra de Tavira. A challenging course always going up and down in great condition car free tarmac roads. In this day the serenity and relaxing envirnment will be a constant so the only noise you will hear will be the nature and your bike and off course your breath!
You will have the oportunity to pass by small villages very traditional and hidden in the hilly region.
Meals included: Pick Nick lunch and Dinner included (wihout drinks) in the Assisted and Guided Tours.

Day 4: Rest Day - Recovery day and visit the city of Tavira
45kms /28.5mi - 250m / 825t de subudas - Nível 1

Day to recover while you ride flat along the coast or the rural fields of the barrocal.
In this day you can enjoy from some stoppages for coffe or just contemplate the views over the natural reserva of Ria Formosa.
Meals included: Pick Nick lunch and Dinner included (wihout drinks) in the Assisted and Guided Tours.

Day 5: Ride along the Algarve - From  Tavira to Lagos
140kms /87.5mi - 1300m /4265ft de subida - Nível 2

It will be a long day riding along the Algarve.  From Tavira to Lagos along the most used roads by the local cyclists, those roads are also maybe the regions's most typical roads. The EN 270 and EN124, the last one crosses most of the region from Alcoutim in the noertheast point to Portimão. Although in this day you will pass by typical villages as Querença, Salir, Alte, Messines and Silves, the first capital of Algarve.
Refeições Incluídas:  Almoço Pick-nick nos Tours assistidos, jantar incluído (sem bebdidas) nos Tours guiados.
Meals included: Pick Nick lunch and Dinner included (wihout drinks) in the Assisted and Guided Tours.

Day 6: The Vincent Coast
90kms /56.25mi - 950m /3200ft de subidas - Nível 2

From Lagos you will start riding towards west along the coast passing by well known summer towns as Praia da Luz and Burgau. Continuing to Sagres you will ride to the extreme southwest point of Europe, Cape St Vincent. In return you have to ride 10kms on the same road so a stop in Sagres for a drink or recovery is recommendable. After Vila do Bispo you keep riding north along Carrapateira, great place for surf. The return to Lagos will be by a national road passing by Bensafrim.
Meals included: Pick Nick lunch and Dinner included (wihout drinks) in the Assisted and Guided Tours.

Day 7: Monchique mountain and the conquering of the Foia 
100kms /60mi - 1350m /4455ft de subidas - Nível 3

A challenging day who will take you to the highest point of the Algarve, Foia at 904m high.
The first half of this ride will be mostly climbing passing by Bravura lake towards Marmelete than will climb Foia from the north side by a rural car free road. At the top you must stop for a while to contemplate the fantastic 360º view. You will the descent by the ain national road to Monchique and then keep going down by Casais until the Algarve International Car Track Race.
The final part will be easy as you approach the coast and Lagos.
Meals included: Pick Nick lunch and Dinner included (wihout drinks) in the Assisted and Guided Tours.

Dia 7: Time to pack and travel back home
Depending on your flight time, if you have some free time, you can take a walk in the historical city of Lagos, land where lived Infante D. Henrique, called the master of the Discovering times and from here many expeditions depart to discover and explore new lands back in the XV, XVI and XVII centuries
Meals included: Breakfast only (breakfast is always included every days in self, assisted or guided tours.

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Bike Rental

Bicycle not included although you can rent a bike through us.
For this Tour we recommend:
KTM Revelator 4000  or 3500 Carbon Road Bike with ultegra or 105 11s

KTM Strada Aluminium Road Bike

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