Algarve Downhill Cycling Trip
Cycling in the mountains made easy.
From the highest mountain in the Serra de Monchique to sea level. Let gravity do the work on the Algarve Downhill Cycling Trip.
“Downhill cycling tour in Portugal The scenery was amazing and the little stops at intriguing sites along the way gave us the feel of real rural Portugal. …”
You will love this when you:
✅ believe cycling in nature is a real treat
✅ have some recent cycling experience
✅ want to bring your children (12+ yrs)
Algarve Downhill Cycling Trip
Nature friendly, fun and safe cycling tours from the Foia; with 902 meters, the highest mountain in the Algarve. Enjoy the beautiful stunning views to the west & south coast. The restaurant on top is always open (except Saturdays) and can serve you a lovely coffee before you start the trip.
After a safety briefing you will cycle back to the coast… easy going downhill, let gravity do the work on the Monchique Downhill Cycling Trip!
The experienced multilingual MTB guide will lead you downhill onto quiet country roads and green valleys of the Serra de Monchique. The guide will stop at the most picturesque sites and will share information about the local wildlife and nature.
After a long and easy descend with spectacular views, we head further south. The remaining part you will cycle cross country through beautiful valleys on 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 Alvor, where you can spot flamingos and sometimes spoonbills.
Since 2001 Outdoor-Tours.com has been rolling down this mountain. We have developed this tour into a safe & fun concept of cycling in the mountains, suitable for all ages between 12 and 70+.
To deliver optimal service during the tour a service car will follow with water and your belongings. The service car is also available in case somebody wants a rest.
Does this sound like too easy going? Join our Downhill Off-road Trip, for skilled riders only!
Equipment – Giant 29ers
We ride Giant 29-ers. These aluminium ‘all terrain’ bikes have safe hydraulic brakes from Shimano, 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.
SHARED – Book individually.
Summit transfer, Giant 29er & packed lunch included. Safe & Clean.
€90 now: €79 pp. Best value/money.
BASIC – Private Tour.
We will meet you on the top.
Bring your own bike, or hire from us. MTB guide €160. Support vehicle €145. Giant 29er + helmet: €14. Lowest price.
LUXURY – Private Tour.
Bikes and summit transfer for up to 5 pax included.
€450 €399. Extra rider €30 pp.
“Downhill Cycle Ride
We did the ride down from Foia. It was very enjoyable with an excellent guide. It wasn’t too strenuous, even in 30 degree heat, and they provided plenty of water from the support vehicle. A great way to see the Algarve countryside …”
“Best day in our holiday! We joined Outdoor Tours on Thursday on a downhill cycling tour. This day has been one of the best days of our holiday in the Algarve! We are a family with 2 adults, a 17, 15 and a 12-year old and all of us liked it a lot. Everyone was able to complete the route at his/her speed …”
Best suited for
Everyone between 12-70 years with some cycling experience and with minimum height required of 150 cm (4ft9). The largest bike size is suitable for riders up too 200 cm (6ft6). To deliver optimal service a broom car will follow the Algarve Downhill Cycling Trip with cooled water and your belongings.
Required fitness level nº 2, difficulty B
- support vehicle/ broom car
- a professional bike guide
- info about local flora and fauna
- stop for lunch (self catering)
- MTB sizes XS to XXL*
- suits rider length 160 – 200 cm*
- cooled water to drink the whole day.