From relaxing family coastline rides to challenging free roads and mountains, the Algarve is a fabulous place to enjoy leisurely as well as active cycling holidays.
Places as Alvor wooden walkaway are a marvellous way to see the sea, enjoy nature and get a great view across the estuary.
For those who want to spend a holiday on a mountain bike, the renowned Via Algarviana offers 300 Km of ancient tracks connecting the eastern to the western side of the Algarve.
Where: Algarve Holiday Tours, Praia da Rocha
GETTING AROUND: THINGS TO DO
IN THE ALGARVE
The Algarve is a privileged location in terms of waves, wind and variety of beaches and reefs. All kinds of watersports are therefore practiced, at any level and at any pace.
Surf, windsurf, kitesurf, SUP (stand up paddle) are possible due to regularly surfing great waves in the morning and kiting steady wind in the afternoon. Wakeboarding is also practiced when the sea is flat and calm.
Thematic holidays, camps or just equipment rentals are available all over central and western Algarve, as Alvor, Lagos, Praia da Rocha, Aljezur, Amoreira, Sagres.
Where: Alvor Kite Center, Alvor
Windsurf Point, Lagos
Surf, Windsurf, Kitesurf
Cycling in the Algarve
The Algarve is lively also underwater and diving is an adventure that everybody can experience. Schools and courses for all levels are available and certified divers can rent the equipment and dive at their own pace.
Besides thousands of marine species, in many coastal spots there are plenty of archaeological remains, vestiges of the intense sea traffic to the Mediterranean that existed over the centuries.
Where: Subnauta, Praia da Rocha
Learn and play Tennis
Besides several tennis clubs where you can learn or play tennis, numerous Algarve hotels and buildings host tennis courts that people can rent. They are usually cheap and well maintained and the equipment can easily be rented for a few Euros.
The striking scenery and the endless choice in side activities make the Algarve also a superb location for tennis holidays
Sunlight therapy and Spa
After catching some rays on the beach or being engaged in one of the several activities the Algarve offers, winter early sunsets are a good time to relax in a Spa. Indoor pools, saunas, jacuzzis, turkish baths and massage rooms are available in every village: they can be part of a hotel or an independent structure.
Spending holidays or living in the Algarve truly offers multiple benefits obtained by natural sunlight and sand during the day and Spa treatments during the evening.
Where: Centro Talgo Prainha, Alvor
Mild climate and a wide variety of trails make horseback riding in the Algarve a groovy experience all year round. Wild beaches, natural parks, forests and mountains with stunning views are the usual locations. Riders of all levels can benefit from athletic, well behaved horses and competent guides.
The renowned Costa Vicentina, on the western side on the Algarve, is a special spot both for a few hours ride and for an entire horse riding holiday.
Where: Algarve Horse Riding, Sagres