“Easy going Downhill”
Nature friendly, fun and safe cycling tours from the Foia;
with 902 meters, the highest mountain in the Algarve. You
will cycle with our guide downhill through the green valleys
of Serra de Monchique. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views
and let gravity do the work!
The trip starts at the office in Mexilhoeira Grande (no car?
no problem!) From here you are brought to the highest peak
in the Algarve in the middle of the Serra de Monchique, by a
Enjoy here the stunning views to the west & south coast. The
restaurant on top of this mountain is always open and can
serve you a lovely coffee before you start the trip. After a
good explanation you will cycle back to the coast… easy
The experienced multilingual guide will take you on quiet
land roads. The guide will stop at the most picturesque
sites and give you information about the local wildlife and
nature. Since 2001 Outdoor-Tours.com rolls down this
mountain. We have now developed this tour into a safe & fun
concept of cycling in the mountains, suitable for young
people and for those who stayed young!
The trip is suitable for everyone between 14-70 years with
some cycling experience.
To deliver optimal service during
the tour a service car will follow with water and your
Does this sound like too easy going? Join our Downhill
Off-road Trip, for skilled riders only!
The aluminum ‘all terrain’ bikes are custom made and have
safe hydraulic brakes from Magura, comfortable gel seats and
front suspension. The handle bar is higher than on a normal
bike, so you will enjoy a safe and comfortable sit position.
We provide you with a helmet and a water bottle.
But, for just a relaxing ride, shopping or exercising, bikes
can also be rented in Carvoeiro.
“The natural way to enjoy the Portuguese country side”:
After a long and easy descending with spectacular views we
head further south. The remaining part you will cycle cross
country through beautiful valleys with quiet tarmac roads.
While cycling close to little farms, the local shepherd will
always greet you. We end the trip on gravel roads to the
warm estuary lagoon of the Ria de Alvôr, where you can spot
flamingos and spoonbills in the winter. A local, light and
tasty lunch is included.
The total distance is 35 km (22 miles) from which 60% goes
downhill and 40% goes through quiet and green valleys.
We´ll meet at 10h30 at the main office in Mexilhoeira
Grande, and will be back around 16h00.
Fitness level required nº 2, difficulty B.
“The lazy way to enjoy the beautiful green Serra de
In the summer months you will enjoy our easiest bike trip,
leading you downhill through eucalyptus and cork tree
forests. 98 % of this trip is downhill - so let the gravity
work for you!
During this trip we stay on good roads with little traffic.
A local, light and tasty lunch is included.
The total distance is 22 km (14 miles) from which 98% goes
We start at 10h30 and will be back around 14h00.
Fitness level required nº 1, difficulty B.
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