Rent a Bike with Routes

Rent a bike with routes. Hire a Giant 29er with helmet and GPS route. Choose one of our great routes which cover the best parts of the Western Algarve. Set your own pace and immerse yourself.

tripadvisor about Rent a Bike with Routes Mountain Bike Hire in Portimao Hired two MTB’s for 4 days to get some exercise whilst away. Bikes were in excellent condition and we used them for daily excursions.”

You will love this when you:
✅ enjoy the freedom of a GPS route
✅ prefer to ride on your own pace
✅ like to ride a quality 29er MTB

giant 29ers rent a bike with routes

Cycling in the Algarve

Cycle recreational or with more effort, on tarmac or off-road.
The routes take you through the heart of the West Algarve.

Discover the quaint narrow streets and cobbled road in old villages,
the terraced fields with wild flowers surrounded by dry stone walls.
The warm hospitality of the Portuguese people is always there waiting for you.

The Algarve is a land of contrast in a culture and heritage that is both unique and exceptional.

Rent a bike with routes

The routes are available with distances between 35 and 95 kilometres.
From easy going tarmac to the beach, to roads climbing up to the Monchique Mountains. All routes pass cultural and historical sites.

6 GPS routes available currently

5 Tarmac/asphalt routes:
– Monchique, Alvor, Lagos, Barão São João and Silves

1 Offroad/gravel route:
– Barragem de Bravura (lake)

Immediately after your reservation we will we email you the GPS routes that you have selected. You can choose 1 route per rental day and per total booking.

Prices per Giant 29er

  • 3 days = €58.50 per bike (minimum)
  • Extra days €16.50 per bike per day
  • rent 2 bikes or more => 10% off
    Included:
  • Bottle holder & cable lock
  • Spare tube, pump & set of tools
  • Liability insurance
    Not included:
  • Insurance against theft
  • Adjustable helmet (+ €1 per day)
  • Handlebar bag (+ €1 per day)
  • Large Camelbak (+ €2 per day)
  • Guarantee €300
    Delivery:
  • Monchique/Portimão/Lagos area: €10 or free for 2 bikes
  • Rest of the Algarve: on request

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Bike routes

– 01 Monchique:

This route climbs from sea level up to approx 500 mtres altitude. A good level of fitness is required, especially in the hot summer months. The level of difficulty is rated low as the route is on tarmac roads. Cycle on quiet roads in the interior into the Serra de Monchique to the village of Monchique. Additionally you can choose to ascend Foia, with 900 mtres the highste peak in the Algarve.

Required fitness level nº 3/4, difficulty B/C.

– 02 Barragem de Bravura:

Almost the entire route is off-road and therefore you will just pass few villages during the 35 kilometres. This route requires a good condition and offroad skills as most of the route follows the stone and gravel tracks around the lake north of Lagos.

Required fitness level nº 3/4, difficulty C/D.

– 03 Alvor:

This route is heading next to the coast and in some rural areas of Portugal. Cycling near the coast is more busy with traffic in build up areas. Almost the entire route is on tarmac roads and only a few hills need to be climbed.

Required fitness level nº 2, difficulty B.

– 04 Lagos:

While cycling to Meia Praia and Ponte de Piedade you will cycle a mix of off road and on tarmac roads. Lagos is a one of the most popular tourist cities in the Algarve with more build up areas. This route has some climbs and covers a distance of 40 kilometers.

Required fitness level nº 2, difficulty B.

– 05 Barão São João:

This tarmac route leads you to the backyards of the Algarve, heading from village to village. Only in the end you will cycle a short part on gravel roads and therefore the route is not technical. Fitness level needs to be good as you ride in a landscape of rolling hills.

Required fitness level nº 2/3, difficulty B.

– 06 Silves:

The route to Silves has beautiful views and you can visit the castle of Silves. While cycling on mostly tarmac roads you will see many stork nests on top of chimneys and phone poles during this 65 kilometre ride. You ride in a rural landscape of the Algarve.

Required fitness level nº 2, difficulty B.

tripadvisor about Rent a Bike with RoutesOff-Road downhill mountain biking from Monchique the rental bikes and equipment are in very good condition and the guide and support team were helpful and professional.”

tripadvisor about Rent a Bike with RoutesGreat Trip Well organised, good company and for hire bikes, good bikes in good condition .. the left lever controls the front brake and the right lever, the rear brake – think about it !”

tripadvisor about Rent a Bike with RoutesMonchique to the West Coast Great trip, well supported and planned. The hire bikes were the best I’ve seen and the guides were good company and very capable. spectacular views !”

Bike Specifications Giant 29er

FRAME
Sizes: M, L, XL (2017)
Colours: Dark Blue / Red / (XL: Black Green)
Frame: ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
Fork: SR Suntour XCR32RL 100mm / (XL: SuntourSR Raidon XC LO-R,100mm)

COMPONENTS
Handlebar: Giant Connect XC, 19mm rise, 31.8mm, 690mm (XL: 730mm)
Stem: Giant Sport OS
Seatpost: Giant Sport 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Connect Upright
Pedals: MTB Caged

DRIVETRAIN
Shifters: Shimano Deore, 3×10 Speed / (XL: 2×10 Speed)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow / (XL: Deore XT Shadow)
Brakes Shimano: M355, [F} 180 mm [R} 160mm rotors (XL: Shimano M447)
Brake Levers: Shimano M395 (XL: Shimano M506)
Cassette: Shimano HG50 11-36, 10-Speed
Chain: KMC X10 w/ Missing Link
Crankset: Shimano M522 24/32/42 w/ chainguard (XL: Shimano Deore 22/36)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano ES300 (XL: Shimano Press Fit)

WHEELS
Rims: Giant CR70, double wall
Hubs: Formula DC20/22 Aluminium Loose Ball Bearing
Spokes: Stainless steel 14G
Tyres: Schwalbe Smart Sam tire 29x 2.1” (XL: Maxxis Ikon II 29x 2.20”)

SIZEHEAD ANGLESEAT ANGLETOP TUBEHEAD TUBECHAIN STAYWHEEL BASE
inchesdegreesdegreescmcmcmcm
M (18)70.572.559.511.545.0108.5
L (20)70.572.061.512.045.0109.9
XL (22)6973.564.51344.2116.3