Algarve Outdoor Tours

Algarve Downhill Off-road ride

From 902m to sea level – off-road !
Ride the best single and double tracks through the forests of the Serra de Monchique. From mountain top to sea level, the Algarve Downhill Off-Road Ride will take you through some of Portugal’s most stunning scenery.

tripadvisor about Algarve downhill off-road tripExcellent 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 & don’t mind getting dusty

Algarve Downhill Off-road Ride

We´ll meet near the coast in the charming village of Figueira.
As we make our way up the mountain, the conversation with our friendly guides and fellow riders flows as smoothly as the winding road.
The half-hour transfer takes us to the pinnacle of the Algarve, Foia, towering at an impressive 902 meters above sea level.

So, get ready for an unforgettable adventure that combines adrenaline-pumping mountain biking with awe-inspiring natural beauty.
We can’t wait to share this experience with you!

Algarve Mountainbiking off-road

While we gear up for our ride, we invite you to take in the breathtaking panoramic views and savour a steaming cup of delicious Portuguese coffee to energize you for the journey ahead.

After a safety briefing from our bilingual bike guide, we kick off our spectacular Algarve Downhill Off-road Ride. The adventure begins on gravel roads that snake through the windmill park, leading us deeper into the heart of the Algarve.

As we venture further, we traverse through eucalyptus forests and rural farmland, experiencing the unspoiled beauty of this region at its best.

Around midday, we’ll pause our ride in a picturesque mountain village, where we’ll indulge in a delightful picnic lunch. After a brief uphill climb, we’ll embark on the thrilling descent to the Autodromo, the Algarve’s Formula One race track.

From there, we’ll follow the meandering water channels, known as “levadas”, that take us to the Special Conservation Area of the Ria de Alvor wetlands. The wetlands are a sight to behold, with their abundant wildlife and serene beauty.

Children on the off-road ride

If you’d like to bring your children along or you’re travelling with less experienced cyclists, you may prefer to try out our Algarve Downhill Nature Cycling Trip. This is a much more relaxed ride, where we cycle on good roads with less technical effort.


We’ll finish our journey on gravel roads that lead to the lush tidal lagoon of the Ria de Alvor, where we’ll regularly see flamingos and spoonbills.

Broom Car

Our service car will follow along with water and your personal belongings to ensure that we provide the best service possible during the tour. If you need to take a break during the journey, you may hop in.

Equipment – Giant 29ers giant bikes for the algarve downhill off-road ride

We ride Giant 29ers with Shimano or 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. The bikes are available in sizes S, M, L, and XL.

Tour Options

INDIVIDUAL – Meet other riders.

Meet the guides and other riders on our shared Summit Transfer from Figueira at 9.30

Book this alone or together with your friends and ride off-road and downhill back to the coast in a small group.

A Giant 29er & light lunch is included.
With Guide and Support Car. €95 pp.

PRIVATE – Private Tour.

Bikes and Private Summit Transfers for up to 5 pax are included – no other people will join today.

Choose some more technical off-road tracks, or divert to less technical gravel roads if you wish, stay longer for lunch, or stop for ice cream if you wish, this is all up to you today!

A good MTB Giant 29er & light lunch are included.
With Guide and Support Car.
Per Private Group up to 5 riders €500. Extra Riders €90 pp.

tripadvisor about Algarve downhill off-road tripBest 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 …”

tripadvisor about Algarve downhill off-road tripGreat 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 points about the area (cork harvesting etc) …”

Best Suited For

Anyone over 16 years old, with MTB experience on dirt roads, trails and tracks.

The minimum rider height is 160cm/ 5’3” and the largest bike frame will suit 200cm/ 6’6”.

This Algarve Downhill Off-Road Ride is a social ride, not a race. If you enjoy playing about in the woods and want to be with like-minded people, come along and join us on this fun ride.


  • Summit Transfer to Foia
  • Support vehicle/broom car
  • Professional bike guide
  • Info about local flora & fauna
  • Light Lunch in Café
  • MTB Giant (sizes S to XXL)
  • Suits rider length 160 – 200 cm*
  • Helmet
  • Cold Drinking Water

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