Come along and join the ride !
On the Via Algarviana for Individual Riders you will meet similar riders in a clean & safe setting.
Individual rooms available, eat Portuguese specialities. With GPS route and luggage transfers.
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The Via Algarviana for individual riders
Every year we organise a mountain biking week for individual riders who want to ride the Via Algarviana. Read more about what it means to ride the Via Algarviana by MTB. Choose the option “SHARED – Book Individually” to come back here for more information about this week.
The GR13 leads you from Monte Gordo at the Spanish border, through the interior of the Algarve, to Sagres. Here you end at the iconic lighthouse of Cape Saint Vicente, on top of the rocks, near Sagres.
The GPS route leads you daily over double and single tracks and through forests and grasslands. The daily distance is on average 70 km with 90+ km on the last day. Although this last is mostly downhill from the Serra de Monchique to Sagres, there is still around 1000 meters to climb.
Diner is served in the next B&B and a nutritious breakfast as well the next morning.
With our detailed GPS route you can choose to ride alone on your own pace, or join other like-minded riders with similar interest.
Hire a bike or bring your own
We ride Giant 29ers with 2×10 or 3×10 gears and hydraulic disc brakes. These hard-tails come with a helmet and bottle holder. If required we can mount SPD pedals, but bring your own shoes please.
We work together with a large KTM dealership from where we can supply you with a KTM Macina Race 29er ebike. Please contact us for more details.
Alternatively feel free to bring your own bike. We shall transport your bike from the airport to the first hotel and keep your bike box in storage during the week.
2021: April (start date to be confirmed)
2021: October (start date to be confirmed)
Covid-19 “Clean & Safe”
Portugal takes Covid19 seriously and has low numbers of cases and fatalities. Algarve Outdoor Tours is committed to follow its coronavirus policy.
The Via Algarviana Individual Riders is best suited for:
… everyone between 16 – 70 years with mountain bike experience on offroad conditions. Besides technical skills, you must have a good fitness level to cover the daily high meters.
Make sure that you and you´re equipment are in excellent condition for this demanding week. Spare parts are not always in stock and not quickly available on location.
Everyone is free to depart in the morning at any time, however we will suggest to do a daily briefing just after breakfast at around 08:30/09:00.
Required fitness level nº 4, technical D
- 2 x airport transfers
- transport of your bike or hire bike
- 7 nights in rural B&B´s or **** hotel
- 7 x daily healthy breakfast
- 3 x tasty Portuguese diner
- daily luggage transport
- GPS route with POI´s
- daily support
- liability insurance
- Portuguese guarantee fund
- personal accident (mandatory)
- repatriation insurance (mandatory)
- Giant hard tail 29er €120 per week
- KTM Macina ebike €220 per week
- lunches (allow €10-15 pp)
- diner on day 4 and 5
- extra drinks, water during diner
- extra transport, taxis or broom car
- Contact us with request and the number of participants
- We will confirm availability and the total cost
- After we have received your 30 % deposit the booking is confirmed
- See our conditions page for booking & cancelation conditions
- Should we need to refund to due to a outbreak of coronavirus we will refund you in full
- Come and ride the Via Algarviana for Individual Riders this year
Itinerary to MTB the Via Algarviana for Individual Riders
Day 1: arrival – transfer to **** hotel in Faro
Visit Faro by foot or use GPS route for short afternoon ride to the beach.
30 km -100/ +100 m
Day 2: ride to Monte Gordo
Coastal ride through fishing villages to the Spanish border. Stop halfway for lunch with fresh fish and a sparkling green wine, the Portuguese prosecco.
Sleep in a **** hotel, one step away from the beach.
73 km -390/ +390 m
Day 3: ride to Baranco do Velho
Inland over rolling hills and remote country side. This is the land where the famous Portuguese cork grows which provides 50% of the worlds cork.
Sleep in a comfortable B&B that delivers you a true gastronomic experience. Diner is included.
67 km -910/ +1390 m
Day 4: ride to Silves
Single tracks along the river Algibre and ride along valleys with fruits trees.
Sleep in a *** hotel with over Silves. We can advice diner locations.
75 km -1000/ +540 m
Day 5: rest day/ ride to the beach
Read a book by the pool, or use our GPS route to the nearest beach for a swim and lunch with sardines.
Sleep in Silves in the same *** hotel. We can advice diner locations.
45 km -290/ +290 m
Day 6: ride to Monchique
Today it is uphill to Mt. Foia in the Serra de Monchique. Climb through well scenting eucalyptus forests up to 900 mtrs.
Sleep on the south slope of Foia with magnificent views to the sea. This rural B&B serves a local speciality of the region.
47 km -810/ +1290 m
Day 7: ride to Cape St. Vincente
Although it looks all downhill, today you still cover 1000 high metres. Rolling hills through fresh eucalyptus- and ancient cork tree forests. Finish the ride in the café at the bottom of the iconic lighthouse on top of the rocks on the most south west point of europe !
Return transfer to the **** hotel in Faro
91 km -1530/ +1030 m
Day 8: return transfer to Faro Airport
Get picked up approx 2½ hours before your flight departure and look back to a satisfying week in the saddle on the Via Algarviana for Individual Riders.