Algarve Downhill Off-road ride
From 902m/ 2959ft to sea level – off-road !
Ride the best single and double tracks in the forests of the Serra de Monchique. Near sea level follow the levadas/ irrigation channels.
“Excellent Experience using smaller paths through trees etc. More technical and need to be able to ride a bike on rougher ground well, but not (…) Olympic level …”
You will love this when you:
✅ believe a day on the bike is awesome
✅ have recent off-road/trail experience
✅ miss your MTB & like to get dusty
Algarve Downhill Off-road Ride
Ride downhill from Foia at 902 metres, Algarve´s highest mountain. Here we get out the bikes, while you enjoy the stunning views or have a strong coffee to get ready. After a safety briefing by the multilingual bike guide, you are ready to start your Algarve Downhill Off-road Ride.
First you will descend on gravel roads by the windmill park, and then continue on single tracks in the eucalyptus forests and along small farms.
We´ll stop for a pick nick style lunch in a small mountain village. After a small climb, you´ll flow all the way downhill & off road to the ´Autodromo`, the Algarve´s Formula One race circuit.
From here you will follow the water channels (in Portuguese, “levadas”) to the nature protected area of Ria de Alvor.
To deliver optimal service during the tour 4×4 will follow with water and your belongings. The service truck also works as a broom car.
Do you want to cycle with your children, or with less experienced cyclists in your group ? Try out our Algarve Downhill Nature Cycling Trip – on good roads only
Equipment – we ride Giant 29ers
We ride Giant 29-ers with Shimano (some have XT) Shadow 2×10, and Suntour lockable 100mm shocks. Schwalbe´s Smart Sam and Rapid Rob will keep you on the trail. The Shimano hydraulic disk brakes are mounted US/ European style with the rear brake on the right. We have the sizes S, M, L and XL available.
SHARED – Book individually.
Summit transfer, Giant 29er & packed lunch included. Free beer at the bottom. €85 pp.
BASIC – Private Tour where we meet you on the top. Bring your own bike, or hire from us. MTB guide + support vehicle €279 per group. Giant 29er + helmet €14.
LUXURY – Private Tour with Giant 29ers and transfer for up to 5 pax included.
€450 €399 per group. Extra rider €30 pp.
“Best 5 hours The downhill trip was an excellent day out on good bikes, mostly on a mix of trails, dual-track, single track, unpaved road and a little paved road. The tour leader was well informed about the surrounding terrain and natural features, sharing that info with the group at frequent picturesque stops …”
“Great Biking Day Out The route down is a good mixture of dirt tracks and roads (never busy roads) and through some nice countryside and small towns and the guide stopped regularly to explain point about the area (cork harvesting etc) …”
Best suited for
Everyone 16+ with MTB experience on dirt roads, trails and tracks. Minimum rider height is 160cm/ 5ft3 and the largest bike frame will suit 200cm/ 6ft6. This Algarve Downhill Off-road Ride is more a social ride instead of a race. So come along when you enjoy playing out in the woods and want to be with like minded people.
- support vehicle/ broom car
- a professional bike guide
- info about local flora and fauna
- stop for lunch (self catering)
- MTB sizes S to XL*
- suits rider length 160 – 200 cm*
- cooled water to drink the whole day.
- free beer at sea level