The Algarve is alluring!!! The coast receives much exposure for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. If WE had to choose one letter for the Algarve it would be the letter ‘S’ for sun, surf and sand. But there’s much more to this Atlantic gem: outdoor activities, beach bars and discos, castles, diving, entertainment, and of course Mountain Biking. Maybe the letters should be F & S for FUN in the SUN!!
Algarve boasts scenic castle towns and historic villages, cork tree and flower-covered hillsides, national protected nature reserves, pristine beaches and wild coastlines and is home to Europe’s most southwestern point, Cabo de São Vicente.
From the fresh seafood caught daily by local fishermen, world renowned beaches, coastal activities, access to nature preserves and a fantastic and dynamic mountain bike scene...
Either enjoy a super fun ride by the coastline with flowy red dirt trails overlooking breathtaking ocean views, or ride along the river and wonderful almond trees that crosses through Algarve’s most typical villages, important monuments that are part of our history.
The trails are a mix of easy and technical red dirt single tracks, some of them a bit rocky, winding turns, all framed by great views from the top to surrounding hills and ocean. To sum it up, it’s a true All Mountain bike experience.
If you are more into challenging and fast descends, you will surely enjoy the trails at Serra do Caldeirão and Fonte Férrea National Park that is surrounded by Algarve's typical vegetation such as cork, eucalyptus and pine trees. Here you will find a mix of technical and fast flowy single tracks. This area receives the Portuguese Enduro and Downhill series every year.
With incredible scenery of the Atlantic Ocean, Serra de Monchique is the highest point in the Algarve, with over 900 meters of altitude. At its peak WE are overwhelmed by the incredible views of the south west coast of Portugal. Monchique presents us with different tracks and riding levels, from fast rolling and flowing single tracks to challenging technical trails, with lots of rock gardens, roots, cutbacks and natural drops. You really feel at one with nature in Monchique, seeing that most of the trails where were made by shepherds and animal tracks, which preserves their most natural and morphological features that ride through 100 years old oak trees.
After an intense riding day, you can relax and swim in some of the most beautiful beaches or simply enjoy the typical food with local and regional products.