When is the best time to join a cycling trip in Portugal?
Our small group Portugal cycling trips run in May, September and October, when the roads and cycling paths are quieter and the beaches almost deserted. You’ll also avoid the scorching summer temperatures and benefit from more comfortable riding conditions, with warm sunny days ranging from the low to mid 20s. Or, for a mid-summer cycling getaway, take a look at our Self-Guided cycling tour in the South of Portugal
which can be enjoyed at any time of year.
How challenging are the cycling tours in Portugal?
Our cycling tours to Portugal range in difficulty from moderate to challenging. On the Seville to Porto tour
, we cover an average of 75km a day through hilly terrain, so a good level of fitness is required. For something a little less testing, our Lisbon to Algarve cycling trip
and Porto to Lisbon tour
cover an average of 48km a day on a mix of quiet tarmac roads and gravel paths. Or take it easy on our Self-Guided Portugal cycling tour
that covers 26km per day. To get a better idea of the best grade of cycling trip to suit you, read more about our Cycling Grades
What kind of bikes are included on your Portugal cycling holidays?
We ride 27-gear hybrid bikes on our Portugal small group cycling holidays, and you have an 18-gear mountain bike on our self-guided tour. Unlike many cycling tour operators, hire of the bike is included in the cost of the trip, and we’ll provide a frame size that is suitable for your height. For those of you wanting an extra helping hand up the steep hills of Portugal, electric bikes
are also available for an additional fee.
What is the accommodation like on your Portugal cycling holidays?
The accommodation for our Portugal cycling tours is of a comfortable standard. Rest your legs before the next day’s big adventure in the saddle in a hotel that has a good level of service and rooms with en suite facilities. Our Cycle Seville to Porto tour also features a few premium standard hotels which will provide you with some extra comfort at the end of an active day on the roads. For more detailed information about the accommodation
provided, please check the individual tour notes.
Is cycling in Portugal suitable for solo travellers?
Absolutely! Our small group Portugal cycling tours are extremely popular with solo travellers
. On most rides, at least half of our riders join the trip on their own so you definitely won’t feel alone as you pedal along windswept beaches and through verdant valleys in the company of your tour guide and other like-minded travellers.
How does your self-guided Portugal cycling trip work?
Navigate the spectacular scenery of Portugal’s west coast from Algarve to Alentejo at your own pace on our Self-Guided Portugal cycling tour
. We’ll provide you with a bike, give you detailed maps and GPX files, and organise hotels and luggage transfers for each day of your cycling adventure. Take a look at our Self-Guided Holidays page
to find out more.