Explore the Algarve on a scenic bike tour from Tavira to Lagos, following little traveled inland country roads, passing fragrant orange groves and fields of fig, almond and carob as you cycle back to the sparkling beaches the Algarve famous for.
Average Daily Distance: 25 miles / 41 km
Average Daily Elevation Gain: 1422 ft / 433 m
Terrain: 100% paved roads
Recommended Bike Type: Road / E-Bike / Touring / Gravel
Route Type: A to B (start and finish at different locations)
Best Months: April / May / June / September / October
Discover the little known Algarve interior and it's diverse countryside.
Explore the natural park of the Ria Formosa and it's outer bank beaches.
Enjoy an evening wandering the fun and funky beach town of Lagos.
Scramble the ramparts of Moorish castles and visit Roman ruins.
Day 1 Tavira Loop Ride
An easy warm up ride with very little climbing through the Tavira countryside.
Day 2 Tavira to Estoi
You'll ride into what's known as the Barrocal, a region between the coast and the hills of the interior.
Day 3 Estoi to Olhao Loop Ride
This is a short ride to give you time to explore Olhão and the outer bank beaches which are worth a visit.
Day 4 Estoi to Silves
Challenging all day ride on mostly low traffic roads riding through Algarve countryside passing lots of fig trees, almond trees and orange grooves until you reach the red town of Silves.
Day 5 Silves to Lagos
Today you'll continue riding inland between the sea and the Serra de Monchique before arriving in the lively walled city of Lagos.
Please note that daily distances will vary based on your choice of accommodation and site visits or detours.