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East Algarve home based tour / comfort

Around Pechão

Map

Route

Tour profile / level 2

You cycle mostly on unpaved, but easily passable natural roads and asphalted side roads. Sometimes the paths are flat, sometimes a little hilly, and there are daily climbs to contend with, varying between 200 and 700 meters in altitude.

Day 1: Pechão

Individual arrival at your hotel (Quinta dos Poetas - a little bit outside from Pechão). Personal welcome, bike handover and tour briefing.

Day 2: Pechão – Moncarapacho – Olhão – Pechão, approx. 36 km

On the first day, you cycle through fruit plantations and orchards past the village of Moncarapacho towards the sea in the direction of Fuseta. During a break on the harbour promenade, you can watch the fishermen at work in their brightly painted boats. The route then takes you through the Ria Formosa Nature Park, a lagoon area with sandbanks, islands and water channels. In Olhão, you can marvel at the largest still active fishing port and you should not miss the old town before returning to your hotel.

Day 3: Pechão – Santa Barbara de Nexe – Estoi – Pechão, approx. 40 km

Today’s cycle tour takes you through orange and fruit plantations, almond and olive groves to the village of Sta. Barbara de Nexe. The village is situated on a hill with a breathtaking view of Faro and the Atlantic Ocean. The "Igreja Matriz", a Gothic church from the 15th century, is the jewel of the village. Nearby is a modern winery where you can sample wines. The tour leads uphill through the villages of Charneca, Palhagueira and Corotelo. Afterwards, an exhilarating descent takes you back to the hotel via Estoi.

Day 4: Pechão – San Miguel – Santa Catarina – Pechão, ca. 40 km

Today the tour takes you around the "San Miguel" mountain, which rises high above the plain. You reach the village of Santa Catarina through small hamlets and hilly landscapes with typical Algarve vegetation. The route continues through a sparsely populated, natural area with little traffic. Here and there you will see old Moorish wells, some still in use, others half-ruined or restored. You then cycle along a hill with a view of the Serra hills. The tour ends with a long descent.

Day 5: Pechão – Portimão – Pechão, ca. 38 km

Today you cycle to the capital of the Algarve, Faro. Surrounded by an old city wall, you will find many renovated buildings from the heyday of the 16th and 18th centuries, such as a cathedral with a bishop’s seat, a monastery and many museums. Through the town gate "Arco da Vila" you reach the small marina. Cafés and restaurants invite you to linger. Out of Faro, through small picturesque villages, you return to your accommodation on side roads.

Day 6: Pechão – São Bras – Santa Catarina – Pechão, ca. 43 km

You start the bike tour in the direction of São Brás, which is located at the beginning of the hilly Serra. The world’s best cork raw material is harvested there and processed in one of the last cork oak factories in the region. In the middle of the town is a large main square with many stores, cafés and restaurants. The small but beautiful traditional costume museum is definitely worth a visit. Afterwards, the route takes you to Santa Catarina on a long, flat stretch. Here it is worth visiting the cooperative olive oil production facilities before cycling back to your hotel through the charming old town of Moncarapacho.

Day 7: Pechão – Quinta do Lago – Ilha do Faro – Pechão, ca. 44 km

You drive through the plain of the "Ribeiro de Lourenço", an undeveloped natural river valley with many orange plantations, and reach the luxury resort Quinta do Lago. We continue past beautifully landscaped golf courses and luxurious villas down towards the sea in the Ria Formosa nature reserve. On a natural path through the lagoons, you reach the Ilha do Faro, an offshore island and the beach of the town of the same name. Cycle along the airport towards Montenegro and past one of Faro’s universities. A short stretch on the national highway and then along side roads through Patacão and Conceição back to the hotel.

Day 8: Pechão

Individual departure or extension.

Services

  • 7 nights shower/WC in 4* hotel

  • Daily breakfast

  • Personal welcome, information meeting, bike handover and fitting

  • Detailed maps and information material

  • Digital route descriptions for download

  • Cell phone holder

  • Service hotline

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   08.02. - 30.04.24
    S2   01.05. - 31.05.24
    S3   01.06. - 30.06.24
    S4   01.07. - 13.07.24
    S5   14.07. - 31.08.24
    S4   01.09. - 14.09.24
    S3   15.09. - 30.09.24
    S2   01.10. - 14.10.24
    S1   14.10. - 31.12.24

    Extras

    Discounts
    3rd person in room with 2 full payers on request
     
    Single travellers/rooms
    Single room* on request
    * Single rooms only bookable on request - please contact us if required!
     
    Fahrräder & Zubehör
    24-speed Touring 110
    20/27-speed Trekking 140
    E-Bike Touring 170
    E-MTB 190
    Helmet rental 10
    GPS-rental 5/day
     
    Transfers
    From and to Airport Faro on request
       
    Additional nights
    Pechao (dbl/sgl) on request

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel Quinta dos Poetas 4*

    Situated in the most beautiful natural setting the Algarve has to offer, Quinta dos Poetas combines the best you can expect from a Portuguese country hotel: A warm and familiar environment, tranquillity, comfort, proximity to the beach and excellent gastronomy. In addition to its excellent location, the hotel offers its guests a restaurant, a spacious pool area, garden running tracks, a gym and much more.

    The rooms, with parquet floors and wooden furniture, are equipped with air conditioning, LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe, fully equipped bathroom, bathrobe and hairdryer.

    Bicycle

    Bicycle with panniers

    All bikes are equipped as standard with: Lock, pump, repair kit + spare tube. Touring and trekking bikes are additionally equipped with a pannier bag. Mountain bikes and e-mountain bikes do not have a device for a pannier bag. A pannier rack can be fitted here on request.

    • 24-speed Specialized Comfortbike, aluminium frame, gel saddle and front suspension.
    • 20/27-speed bikes
    • E-Bikes (Touring or MTB)

    E-Bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    With an electric bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electric bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Faro (FAO)
    From there continue by bus to Pechão. Connections and prices can be found >>here


    Arrival by bus or train

    Closest train station: Olhão
    Olhão has an internationally connected bus station, which is also served by Flixbus. Then continue with regional buses to Pechão.


    Transfer

    A transfer from and to the airport can be booked on request - please let us know when booking.

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