Tour difficulty: Fit
Day 2: Bike Santiago do Cacém to Vila Nova de Milfontes (52km; +400m)
Leave Santiago by a road on the sierra and get to the sea. You will enter the Natural Park of Sudoeste Alentejano and Costa Vicentina on a scenic road over the sea and pass Porto Covo, a typical fishing village, now transformed into a picturesque place by the sea with its beautiful cliffs. Arrive at Vila Nova de Milfontes, visit the fishing harbor, the great beach and admire the Mira River and its beautiful bay area.
Day 3: Bike Vila Nova de Milfontes to Odeceixe (47km; +450m)
Ride on SW Alentejano Natural Park with amazing views over the sea and visit the stunning Sardão Cape, guarded by a lighthouse, a place of absolute reconciliation between the land and the ocean. Here you can admire the shafts embedded in the rocks walls, the seeded islets along the coast and the white stork couples that choose this coast as their nesting site. On the way pass by the typical village of Zambujeira do Mar, then follow through the fields till you get down to a river, where, at the end, you will arrive at Odeceixe, an attractive village on a hillside with an old windmill, sitting on the tallest hill.
Day 4: Bike Odeceixe to Arrifana (55km, +750m)
Start the day going to one of the most beautiful sceneries of this coast - Odeceixe beach! Then follow a valley where once caravels sailed to the village of Aljezur, about 5 km inland, and go to the medieval castle of Aljezur! Discover and enjoy the hospitality of the people and taste the famous sweet potato of Aljezur that grows in the fertile land of the region! It was recognized in 2008 by the European Union as a protected area and food item. At the end of the day arrive at Arrifana, an amazing village over the cliffs.
Day 5: Bike Arrifana to Pedralva (43km, +600m)
Ride through some forests and get again close to sea by the incredible village of Carrapateira, a quiet, pretty, spread-out village rounded by a wild coast, with copper-colored and ash-grey cliffs covered in speckled yellow and green scrub, backing creamy, wide sands… Follow a dirt road along the sea where it's possible to see this region at its most beautiful. On the way, pass by these stunning beaches, with incredible colorful cliffs. Go up on a dirt road, through a beautiful round pine forest and arrive to a typical and old village once abandoned and now recovered as a hotel, the Pedralva Village Hotel.
Day 6: Bike Pedralva to Sagres (62km, +800m)
In this last day you will follow a coastal route that will let you discover some of the most beautiful and secret beaches of Vicentina coast. Then ride south till Cape S. Vicente - the southwestern-most point of Continental Europe. This is a magical place where we can almost hear the echoes of the voices of sailors and pilgrims. Rounded by monumental cliffs and outstanding views over the coastline, this is also a privileged area to watch the natural phenomenon of bird migration.
Day 7: Departure
Time goes by so fast when you’re having fun! Get ready for your trip back home, our guide will pick you up at the Hotel.
- Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 people): +399€
- GPS rental for tour: +65€
- Guided Tour (please inquire)
- Hybrid Bike +100€
- Electric Bike: +200€
(per person, bike equipment included)