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Algarve to Andalusia by Bike

Itinerary for Algarve to Andalusia by Bike

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival in Faro
Welcome and transfer from Faro to your accommodation in Tavira (40 min). Depending on the flight schedule, you may have time to discover this charming Algarve town, known for its decorated facades, traditional doors, windows and roofs, as well as its preserved island beaches. Possibility to take a boat to the island of Tavira and its long beach. Night in the centre of Tavira
Meals included: none
Overnight in Tavira

Day 2: Tavira Bike Loop
This morning, at around 9 am, bike collection and briefing directly at our agency in the center of Tavira from where you’ll start your first ride.
You cycle along the banks of the Gilão river by a small road which then crosses the orchards of orange trees, lemon trees and carob trees. A break allows you to discover "the well of hell", a deep basin created by a waterfall, a real sub-tropical paradise. You then cross the hinterland passing by the charming villages of Santo Estevão, Santa Luzia and the beach of Barril.
Cycling about 25 km / + 150m / - 150m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Tavira

Day 3: Bike to Fuzeta
After a stop at the colorful market of Tavira, it is time to hop on your bike. The coastal paths go along the salt flats, the canals of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, through the orchards and the pine forests towards Fuzeta, a small fishing harbor on a sandy bank at the edge of the lagoon with turquoise waters.
You return to Tavira through small inland roads, in the "barrocal" with its farms, gardens and orchards, and the charming village Moncarapacho.
Cycling about 38 km / + 150m / - 150m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Tavira

Day 4: Fortresses Bike Ride
Today, you cycle along the coastline via the ‘ecovia’, a comfortable and well-equipped cycle path.
The fortress of Cacela Velha is one of the most beautiful places in the Algarve, a proud bastion on its rocky outcrop overlooking the lagoons and sandbanks of the Ria Formosa; a show that changes with the tides and the light.
The paths and small roads of the ecovia then lead you to Castro Marim, a town protected by two fortresses, one medieval and the other from the XVIII century. You follow the Guadiana River, the border river with Spain, to arrive at Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Opposite, on the other side of the river, the small Andalusian town of Ayamonte.
Cycling about 40 km / + 100m / - 100m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Day 5: Ayamonte & Isla Canela
A small ferry boat (regular crossings - 15 min) allows to cross the river with the bikes to Ayamonte, in Andalusia. So close and so different from its Portuguese neighbor, this incursion into Spain allows us to better understand what links and differentiates these two regions, these two Iberian countries. From the "ramblas" of Ayamonte, a cycle path leads to Isla Christina, a peninsula prized for its long beaches.
After returning by boat to Vila Real de Santo Antonio, paths lead through a large pine forest that borders the coast. In this forest refuge of biodiversity, be careful not to run over a chameleon!
Back at your hotel, around 6 pm, you’ll meet your bike partner to return your bikes (or tomorrow morning), then enjoy your final night in Vila Real de Santo Antonio.
Cycling about 26 km / + 100m / - 100m

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Day 6: Departure
Breakfast and transfer to Faro airport (40 min).
Meals included: Breakfast
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Algarve to Andalusia by Bike
Tour Code: ZZ-BK-PTWI01
6 days / 5 nights ~$675.00
Dates: All year round

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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