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Bucket list bike trips: From coastal pedals to off-road trails and challenging climbs, where to saddle up in the Algarve

Bucket list bike trips: From coastal pedals to off-road trails and challenging climbs, where to saddle up in the Algarve

The Algarve region is incredibly bike-friendly, whether you fancy pedalling along the pretty coast, up scenic mountains, among shaded forests or through some of its historic towns.

And to make your break even better, if you book with Jet2holidays, you can find the perfect bike-friendly base in this beautiful region, ideal for resting and relaxing between rides. With specialist hotels, hand-picked for their cycling facilities (from super-secure storage to on-site cleaning facilities, repair and maintenance and bike shops), as well as great-value 32kg bike carriage available on flights, you can ensure your cycle break will go smoothly from start to finish.

All Jet2holidays include accommodation, return flights, transfers and 22kg baggage, all wrapped up into an ABTA and ATOL-protected package for a low £60pp deposit*. There are thousands of Free Child Places** available, and infants under two go free✝. Meaning it couldn’t be easier to book a great value getaway with the Which? Travel Brand of the Year 2023 and Tripadvisor’s Best UK Airline.

To help you plan the perfect trip, we’ve rounded up some of the best spots around the region to explore on two wheels…

Lagos to Luz: Best for slow family cycles

Covering 4.5 miles along the Algarve’s southwest corner, this coastal route is straightforward to follow and can be taken at a gentle pace (recommended for children aged six and up). The route starts in the historic town of Lagos, known for its walled old town and Atlantic beaches. It then meanders along the cliffs and by beautiful shores dotted with seaside bars and restaurants, so there’s plenty of opportunity to stop for a bite or a beach break along the way. Praia Dona Ana and Ponta da Piedade are two popular scenic points along the path, known for their coastal rock formations, caves and grottos. Finish in the beach town of Luz, where, if you still have energy, there’s an abundance of family-friendly water sports activities.

Coastal Ecovia: Best for multi-day coastal

Take in breathtaking views at Cape St Vincent, on this longer, more challenging coastal ride

(Algarve Tourism Bureau)

If you want to commit to a longer coastal cycle and a bigger challenge, this one is ideal. Coastal Ecovia is a cycle route stretching 125 miles, which will take you from one end of the Algarve to the other, through a corridor that connects Cape St Vincent to Vila Real de Santo António. Cape St Vincent is the most south-westerly point of mainland Europe, while the…

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