Cycling holidays in the Algarve

Explore the coast, the lagoon, the countryside and the mountains

The eastern Algarve (known as the “Sotavento”, which means “leeward”) is a region that offers ideal conditions for cycling enthusiasts, whether your preference is roads or mountains. Located alongside the Algarve Ecovia, at the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Park, Golden Club Cabanas is a bike-friendly hotel that has everything you need for your cycling holidays in the Algarve.

If cycling on the roads is your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the eastern Algarve as there are various routes with a range of difficulty levels. From Alcaria do Cume to Alcoutim, by way of Tavira, Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo António, you will find magnificent scenery and pretty little villages nestling amid the plateaus and mountains along the way.

And for mountain bikers, the eastern Algarve has a range of great challenges in store, with trails through the uplands and the transitional “barrocal” area. This area is growing in popularity among mountain biking fans, largely due to the Algarve Bike Challenge competition that goes through the uplands of Tavira after an evening prologue in the city.

But that’s not all. If you want to explore by bike, Golden Club Cabanas is ideally situated about 1 km from the Coastal Ecovia, a green corridor that stretches for 214 km and connects Cape Saint Vincent in Sagres to Vila Real de Santo António. This ecovia is part of the EuroVelo European Cycle Route Network’s Route No. 1, the Atlantic Coast Route that connects the far south-western tip of Europe to the North Cape in Scandinavia.

We promise the best conditions for road cycling and mountain biking holidays.

  • A locked garage where your bicycle will be safe.
  • Bike washing with a high-pressure machine.
  • A small workshop with basic tools and tyre compressor.
  • A first-aid kit.
  • Hire of bicycles and extras.
  • Partnership with companies specialising in cycling.
  • Self-guided bike outings departing from Golden Club Cabanas.
  • Massage service (subject to availability).

Are you ready to explore a different Algarve by bike? We offer special road cycling and mountain biking holiday packages.

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