Discovering South West Coast of Portugal by bicycle
The South West coast of Portugal is characterized by a peacefull way of life living surrounded by nature. Actually a big part of this area belongs to a national reserve. Full of small historical villages, where habitants keep their routines as if time stops, this bicycle tour allows you to relax, be in contact with the genuine Portuguese culture, get amazed by the landscape and ocean views and taste dishes that you will never forget.
Good for families, friends or couples, this tour impress everyone that join us and will keep forever in your good memories.
The development of Setúbal has always been linked to the seafaring activities facilitated by its location at the mouth of the River Sado, and it was already one of the country’s main ports in the 14th century.
The Convent of Jesus, which houses the Municipal Museum, is in the Gothic-Manueline style, and the Fort of São Filipe, now converted into a “Pousada” (country-house hotel) from which one can enjoy a fantastic view of the city, the River Sado, Tróia and the Arrábida mountain range, also deserve special mention.
If you arrive early morning we suggest you to visit Arrábida or visit the main historical points and museums of the city.
The hotel is located in the historical center of Setubal, where you can also find great places for dinner.
Overnight in Setubal
Setubal – Santiago do Cacém
After breakfast leave your bags at the reception if you request luggage transfer. Make the check out and take the ferry-boat to Península of Tróia.
Visit the Península of Troia before starting to cycle down in direction Santiago de Compostela.
On the way you shoul also stop in Lagoa de Santo André.
Santiago do Cacém is a peaceful town in the south of Portugal
Overnight in Santiago . If you want dinner included please book in advance. We highly recommend the hotel restaurant.
Note: If you have an electric bike please make a good management of the battery. You will need for the end of the journey.
Santiago do Cacém – Vila Nova de Milfontes
After breakfast leave your luggage at the Reception if you requested this service.
Take the N120 into direction of Odemira. After the 10 Km turn right into CM1144 in direction to Paiol. There is a very relaxing road. You will start cycling towards west, to the sea direction. The view over the mountains till the sea and Sines is quite impressive. At km 24 cross IC4 into direction of EM544 direction to Porto Covo. Here you have one of the nicest view over the cliffs. Stop in Porto Covo to discover the village.
Porto Covo continues to be the friendly fishing village full of small white houses that was rebuilt by the Marquês de Pombal shortly after the 1755 earthquake.
Some of the greatest attractions for visitors are the many beautiful beaches sheltered by sheer cliffs that are hidden here and there all the way along the coast.
Leaving Porto Covo – direction to Vila Nova de Milfontes
Follow for 12 Km. Vila Nova de Milfontes town is situated at the mouth of the River Mira owes much of its recent development to the great increase in tourism in this region.
Overnight in Vila Nova de Milfontes.
Vila Nova de Milfontes – São Teotónio
After breakfast leave your luggage at the Reception if you requested this service.
Take the N120 into direction of Odemira. Visit Almograve and the Lighthouse in Cabo Sardão – the western point of Alentejo coast.
Here, the world slows until it almost stops. The daytime breeze makes us forget worries, raids and more provisions. In this environment so auspicious the sky is invaded by millions of bright spots of light, invisible stars in the city, magical constellations.
Latter visit Zambujeira do Mar.
The beautiful beaches are one of the main attractions for the many visitors that come here. Leaving Zambujeira do Mar you should turn to right into EM 500-2 after 2 km, taking the direction to São Teotónio.
Overnight in São Teotónio
São Teotónio – Aljezur
After breakfast, take the N120 direction south towards Aljezur and start you day by visiting Odeceixe Village. The village itself has one of the repaired windmills of the region
You will have a hard task by climbing till Odeceixe beach but it really worth it. The beach is shaped by the Seixes River joining the Sea. Take time to enjoy de beach. Have lunch in one of the small typical restaurant.
After lunch get back to road N120 direction Aljezur. We suggest you a quiet road with far open view also avoiding the traffic.
At the top of the hill, the castle ramparts, symbol of the struggle between Christians and Moors, remind us of its historical past. A cascade of houses tumbling down the hillside towards the river faces the plain where this centenary village found its expansion and future.
Overnight in Aljezur.
Aljezur – Aldeia da Pedralva
Leave Aljezur taking the N120 into direction of Bordeira and then Carrapateira.
Nearby the village of Carrapateira from where access is gained via a tarmac road, the wonderful Bordeira Beach extends over a broad stretch of sand that becomes one of the largest on the Algarve coast during low tide. Request a picnic from Hotel Vicentina.
In Carrapateira you can also visit Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira
Leave Carrapateira by the N268 into direction of Sagres. On the KM 25 (35Km if you made the carrapateira circuit) turn left into direction of Pedralva.
The Village of Pedralva, a rural village of Vila do Bispo, which was once inhabited by over 100 people, entered in the last 25 years a painful process of desertification. In 2006, it had only nine of its original inhabitants left, and a set of about 50 houses in an advanced state of disrepair. A group of investor with the Municipality of Vila do Bispo started the process of urban rehabilitation, trying to reproduce faithfully the rural environment through the use of restored furniture in all the houses, as well as the use of building materials faithful to the traditional old buildings. Today Aldeia da Pedralva is a touristic project well succeed.
Overnight in Pedralva.
Aldeia da Pedralva – Sagres
After breakfast start your last journey by coming back to the main road N268 towards Vila do Bispo.
Have some time do discover Vila do Bispo. Leave Vila do Bispo direction Sagres by the road that will lead you direct to the sea, avoiding the traffic and enjoying the landscape.
You are arriving to your final destination, known by the locals as “the end of the world”.
Take the chance to visit the lighthouse and the Promontorium Sacrum that evokes the memory of the Infante D. Henrique and the Portuguese discoveries.
In addition to the spectacular panorama over the sea and the Cape of São Vicente it is still possible to recognize constructions such as the cistern tower, a windbreak wall, the former dwellings and a barracks and the old parish church of Nossa Senhora da Graça. One of the main attractions for visitors is the huge compass-rose marked on the ground, measuring 43 metres in diameter. Due to its strategic position on the Portuguese coast, the site has a long history, including the attack by the corsair, Francis Drake in 1587, when the Kingdom of
Have some time to relax and take advantage of the nice hotel you will stay in.
Overnight in Sagres
We hope you can come back to discover other parts of Portugal!
7 nights accommodation with breakfast in 4* Charming Hotels sharing a twin/double room
Transfers on arrival and departure
GPS (each 2 pax)
24/7 mobile contact
March- Apr -May-Out 2019
Sharing twin room: 795€ Single sup: 230€ e-bike supplement: 80€ Luggage transfer supplement: 200€ bike side bags suplement (2 per person): 65€
Sharing twin room: 760€ Single sup: 200€ e-bike supplement: 80€ Luggage transfer supplement: 200€ Bike Side bags suplement (2 per person): 65€
1-15 Jun and 16-30 Sep 2019
Sharing twin room: 970€ Single sup: 340€ e-bike supplement: 80€ Luggage transfer supplement: 200€ Bike Side bags suplement (2 per person): 65€
16 Jun - 15 Jul and 1-15 Sep 2019
Sharing twin room: 930€ Single sup: 310€ e-bike supplement: 80€ Luggage transfer supplement: 200€ Luggage bags suplement (2 per person): 65€
16 Jul - 31 Aug 2019
Sharing twin room: 1015€ Single sup: 390€ e-bike supplement: 80€ Luggage transfer supplement: 200€ Luggage bags suplement (2 per person): 65€
- Luggage transfer between Accommodations
- Airplane tickets
- Other services not mention on the included section above
This project was born with the partnership of Domitur as a Destination Managment Company, Birdland as Birwatching specialist tour guide and the historical Aldeia da Pedralva a rural village that overcame from the ruins and became a tourism project by rebuilding more than 30 houses.
The intention of this partnership was to develop a new project that can offer birdwatching tours on the best moments of the year for individuals or group tourists. Anyone from anypart of the world can book these tours. Free of hassles and complicated processes for booking.
With the expertise of each partner, that knows Algarve in the several dimensions we created specifc iteneraries for birding tours.
The dates are set and you are more than welcome to join us!
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