Algarve Golf & Gravel Tour

Self guided

3 nights

Leisure

170 km

2000 m

Algarve Golf
PortugalAlgarve Golf & Gravel Tour

Summary

Algarve is a hidden gem of cycling in Europe. With over 300 days of sun a year it is a great place to escape the winter and enjoy some great cycling and golf at one of the best golf resorts in Portugal.

Stay in 4-star accommodation for 3 nights, and play at the Espiche Golf Course.

The cycling routes are a mix of gravel and road for beginner to intermediate cyclists, we can also adapt them to fit your cycling level.

DURATION

4 days / 3 nights

DISTANCE

170 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Portugal

Terrain

Gravel

LEVEL

Leisure

Average Distance X DAY

56 km

Average Time X DAY

2 h 30 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 2.199

TOUR highlights

Discover western Algarve

Ride along the Atlantic Coast through Lagos and Portimao

An afternoon of wine tasting at the Flesia Winery

An amazing day at Espiche Golf Resort

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Leisure

Rated 1 out of 4 our Leisure tours are designed for active people who are looking to combine easy miles on the bike with rest and relaxation. E-bikes are available on all of our tours. Rides are up to 50 km with occasional small climbs.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Algarve!

On arrival at Faro Airport your Eat Sleep Cycle host will meet you and drive you to your accommodation at the fabulous Vila Luz Hotel located on the dramatic coastline of the western Algarve. After lunch we'll get set up on the bikes and head our for a warm up ride. Your host will make sure you're comfortable on the bike & navigating ahead of the next days of cycling.

EAT

Welcome lunch & evening meal

SLEEP

Vila Luz Hotel

CYCLE

Warm Up Ride, 37 km 470 m

Day 1

The Atlantic Coast: Lagos and Portimao

Today's ride takes you on the coast to two beautiful towns of Algarve, Lagos and Portimao. Stop for lunch along on the waterfront and enjoy the ride back to your hotel. In the afternoon head to Flesia Winery for a wine tasting and some of the best local produce

EAT

Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Meal

SLEEP

Vila Luz Hotel

CYCLE

Lagos & Portimao, 70 km 675m

Day 1

Espiche Golf Club & Historic Sagres

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy the day at the Espiche Golf Club. At Espiche, every element of the golf course and infrastructure has been carefully considered to respect and enhance the unique elements of the natural environment. In the afternoon choose to relax at the hotel or ride out to the historic town of Sagres at the southern-most point of Algarve.

EAT

Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Meal

SLEEP

Vila Luz Hotel

CYCLE

Sagres, 64 km 850 m

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye! Transfers are included to Faro airport

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Checkout

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

Self-Guided

We’ll welcome you to the start of your tour, talk you through the week ahead and ensure you have everything you need to enjoy a great ride.

Guests receive a detailed digital Road Book, containing routes, route descriptions, details of hotels and our recommended places to stop along the way and enjoy in the evenings. Guests can choose to navigate from their own phone or GPS devices are available on request.

On a self-guided tour we provide a contact number for support during the trip and will help you out of any situation.

We recommend that guests are able to fix a puncture and perform basic roadside bike repairs to best enjoy a self-guided tour.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Adlar Hybrid Gravel E-Bike

Gravel Electric

This lightweight carbon gravel e-bike is almost identical to the non e-bike version, with the adition of a 300 W power unit weighing only 3.9 Kg. The Adlar has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. A range extender is available to hire for double the range. The bike has a Shimano GRX 1 x groupset.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

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Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Rave SLR

Gravel Race

The Rave is perfect for all-road, perfect for gravel and is desgined for speed. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame with racey geometry and an electronic SRAM Rival XPLR groupset for full gear range and precision shifting.

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THE GUIDES

Raimon

Raimon is a Catalan who made a new life for himself and his family on the Algarve. Raimon is a professional dog trainer and has a deep understanding of both animals & humans, something that makes him an excellent guide! Raimon can mostly be found exploring new gravel roads close to his home.

Raimon

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Faro Airport

MEETING POINT

Faro Airport

TIME

11:00 AM

DEPARTURE

Faro Airport

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Self-Guided

ACCOMMODATION

4* Hotel

FOOD

All meals included

TRANSFERS

Included to and from Faro Airport

BIKE RENTAL

Included

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Portugal

Portugal’s southern-most region, the Algarve, offers a diverse and beautiful landscape for all kinds of cycling, as well as warm  temperatures all year round, making it the perfect destination for riders of all disciplines. With flat roads (up to around 300 m in elevation) along the coast and more hills and climbs further inland, the Algarve presents a veritable hotbed of exciting routes and incredible views. With over 200 km of coastline, the Atlantic Ocean and the region’s many beaches are never far away!

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to ride?

RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

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DEPOSIT

A 30% deposit will secure your place on the tour

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 90 days before the tour departs

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €599
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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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