Algarve Granfondo Cycling Camp
Ride by the beautiful Algarve beaches and its car-free countryside in this amazing Algarve cycling camp, perfect for groups, teams and families. Enjoy your hotel, two steps from the Salgados Beach and ride the sunny roads of the Algarve every morning, climbing to regions such as Fóia, Monchique, Barranco do Velho or cruising by the sea towards Burgau, Sagres and several other local beaches. After your daily ride, enjoy your hotel’s pool, SPA, gym with your group or family and experience the Salgados beach in all its sunny glory.
/ Join our Algarve cycling camp to fit your group experience and objectives;
/ Join us in February 2018 to catch a glimpse of the Volta ao Algarve and participate in the Algarve Granfondo;
/ Choose your preferred hotel category from our hotel options in Salgados beach, where you'll be able to enjoy, along with your family or friends, the hotel pool, the gym, the SPA and other ammenities as well as some of the best beaches in Algarve;
/ Choose from several rides and loops, according to your skills and experience, and start riding from your hotel door to the best mountain climbs, flat roads or a mix of the two;
/ Your cycling camp, your choice - choose from a self-guided experiences, daily guided bike tours, support vehicle or road bike rental - we provide all the solutions for the best possible experience.
Type of Terrain: Predominantly flat along the coast with two mountain ranges the Caldeirão and Monchique.
Flat and rolling stages: As a rule of thumb the coastal roads are flat with a few rolling hills.
Hilly stages: Long climbs to Fóia in the Monchique mountain range and Barranco do Velho and Alto do Malhão in the Caldeirão mountain range.
Descents: Short but spectacular descents in the Caldeirão mountain range and a long sweeping descent from Fóia till Silves.
Landscape: Huge variety of beaches, some below the cliffs and coves and others just long stretches of sand that reach as far as the eye can see. Rural setting in the mountain ranges of Caldeirão and Monchique where orange, almond, carob and cork trees abound.
After the arrival in Faro airport, you will be transferred to Salgados Beach, in the Algarve. Private briefing and bike fit will take place at your hotel; choose from a 4 to 5 star hotel right by the beach. Enjoy your daily rides, that are designed according to your pace and experience. Relax during the afternoon, enjoying your hotel’s amenities or the Salgados beach. At the end of your cycling camp, pick-up and transfer to Faro airport will occur during your final day.
Here are some of the options for your rides during your Algarve Cycling Camp:
Pick up from the airport for a 1 hour transfer to Salgados. Check in at your hotel. Free afternoon to relax at the hotel.
Hotel – Salgados Palace Hotel;
Serra de Monchique ride – climb to Fóia:
Ride up to the Algarve’s highest peak, the Fóia, in the Monchique range, at 739 meters, and enjoy the amazing view over the region. This is the “Volta ao Algarve” queen stage, and a great challenge for intermediate riders, in the quiet and car-free roads of the Algarve country side. Choose from options 1 (40km, towards Fóia, with pick-up) or 2 (90km, towards Fóia and back).
Sagres ride – ride to the southernmost point of Portugal:
Ride to Sagres and Cape São Vicente and enjoy the amazing view in the southernmost point of Portugal. Riding by Luz and Burgau, you’ll enjoy this ride by the Algarve’s cliffs and quiet east side beaches. Choose from options 1 (75km, towards Sagres, with pick-up) or 2 (150km, towards Sagres and back).
Ride up to Marmelete and enjoy the great descent towards the vicentina coast, cycling by the country side and the typical and beautiful Aljezur and its castle. 75km, towards Marmelete and back.
Lighthouses and piscatory villages of Ferragudo:
Ride to praia da Rocha, towards the lighthouses and cliffs of the Ferragudo area, discovering the piscatory villages of the area. A beautiful ride, with rolling hills by the cliffs of the Algarve beaches. 53km ride, towards Carvoeiro and back.
Transfer to Loulé, to start in the Algarve Granfondo ( or Mediofondo);
Participation in the Algave Granfondo. Transfer back to your hotel
Check out and transfer to Faro airport.