Algarve MTB holiday - Local Pack - "The perfect start to the enduro season 2018!"

"The perfect start to the enduro season 2018!
We booked 5 days of riding in advance, around Algarve. Our accommodation (Hotel Faro) in the center of Faro was great (countless bars and restaurants within walking distance).
But above all the riding was superb. Our guide LP showed us not only the most beautiful trails around Algarve, but also gave us an insight into the life and culture of Portugal. "Never skip a dessert for lunch and dinner" (chocolate muse and almond fig cake are highly recommended). It was a joy to try all the specialties of Portuguese cuisine.
I had decided to use my cotic bfe hardtail as the weapon of action. After five days of riding, I can record that everything is possible on this trails. The bike was very playful and super fast while accelerating out of the curves. But for the rough stuff (and there's quite a few) my hands and butt would have been very grateful for a rear suspension.

I had an amazing time in Algarve and there will be a second time for sure. Thanks to the team of WERIDE especially to LP!"

Dominik Berger


"WE booked a holiday pack (LOCAL PACK) with 5 days of riding in advance. All in all WE stayed 7 nights in a great hotel (Hotel Faro, 4 stars) with a rooftop pool in Algarve. Unfortunately the temperatures were still too cold to jump into the pool. WE had temperatures reaching from 5°C to 14°C. Our guide told us, it was one of the coldest winters here he´d ever experienced. 
It was great to have a guide with us who knew the area, so WE didn´t have to look up the routs ourselfs. It was less stressful that way. In addition to that, he recommended good places to eat and had a lot of great information about the people, culture and area of Algarve to share.
WE had an amazing time in Algarve and it is worth a visit.

Thanks LP for guiding us!"

Daniel Jörg

Everyday had a special highlight!

"WE had the pleasure to experience 3 days riding in Sintra with the amazing Diogo and João and then 3 days in Algarve with Luis Pedro shortly before Christmas 2017! 
WE had a great time, everyday had a special highlight and WE enjoyed it very much! 
Great organization and very great people! The guys from WERIDE put a lot of passion in their work and you can feel that in every aspect. WE will come back for sure and recommend it to go without any exception!"

Dave Spielmann

"WE had an amazing time with WERIDE in Portugal. Everything was well organised and worked (mostly) perfect! The combination of 3 days riding in Sintra and 3 days riding in Algarve was awesome and gave us the opportunity to ride a wide range of different trails! I will come back for sure!"

Lukas Keller

"Perfect MTB holidays"

"WE booked our trip to Algarve at short notice, but WERIDE and especially our guide Luis Pedro organized everything perfectly. Luis knows all the good trails in the area (he maintains and builds many of them himself!) and provides great tips for your riding. Whether you prefer technical or flowy trails, Luis will put together a program that suits everyone.
I also loved the places he chose for lunch, local restaurants with typical food. Luis is not only a proficient rider, great guide and fun guy but also knows a lot about the area, its history, nature etc.
I thoroughly enjoyed my rides with WERIDE and can recommend them very much!"

Matthias Roehrl

FULL DAY with UPLIFTS in Monchique, Algarve coast!

"WE spent the day with Luis and Marco for uplifts at Monchique at the Algarve coast. Luis is a great guide providing useful information to ride the trails, making fun, sharing the nice landscape and culture of his home area. It was a great riding day and WE would recommend WERIDE to everybody!"

Franziska Thoms

Getting away from it all and ride!

"WE rode some great fun enduro trails outside Monchique, Algarve. The trails were a good mixture as in some were jump lines (no real gaps) some steep and technical and some just flowy and berms. All in all a good days riding albeit a fair amount of climbing given the heat for this fair skinned lad. Bikes were mint as was the guide Luis who tailored the ride to suit us. WE even got to try pork cheek for lunch which I wouldn't have known to order - a delicious treat and something new for me."

                                                                                                                                     Peter Clague

Infinite possibilities for an Enduro bike ride in Algarve!

"Had 2 awesome days riding with Luis, one of the best bike days in the last years.
After the first email contact - fast reply - pickup and service at the door of my house in Portugal - excellent. FULL DAY package including rental bike 120 euros is enough but for the exclusive service is cheap! 
First day was about exploring the beaches - nice skills, nice views and best beaches at the ALGARVE. Flowy trails around the coast line with perfect summer conditons. Don't forget the sunscreen and enough water for drinking. Luis is a very nice guide looking always behind for the following rider.
The second day was at the mountains of Monchique and it was a great Enduro training.
He showed me trails that only he could found - real nature trails with different conditions, rocky, gravel, dusty, trails full of leaves, and different skills.
But Luis always gives the right advice when in difficult sections. He helps a lot when you ride the trails for the first time.
I hope to come back in October or March and WERIDE again."

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Susanne and Simon enjoying full days of MOUNTAIN BIKE in ALGARVE

"My boyfriend and me booked 2 full day tours. The communication via mail and phone was very easy. Luis pedro showed us very different trails in different areas. Very good bikes in a high quality and definitely no mass attraction. Worth to go there!"

                                                                          Susanne Buchner

Pure Enduro in Algarve!

"I spent some time with Luis Pedro from WERIDE in Algarve this July and the tracks are amazing, as well as the tips and organization for the 3 rides WE did.

It was pure Enduro but possible to do with one AllMountain - I was riding a 26" Trek Remedy - and that helped a LOT the climbing at around 30 degrees CENTIGRADES!!!

That is something that gave me some thoughts when I flew back to Austria. If WERIDE had one driver shuttling us and Luis Pedro as a guide , the fun would have been tenfold due to the amount of descents increasing that much.
If you are planning to train for Enduro races, do it without shuttle and you will get the condition sweating in the burning Sun of Algarve ;-)
Side effect is that you get quite tanned, lol
I will be back for sure , but if I do it in the heat of the Summer I will be bringing a e-Enduro lol. Cheers!"

Pedro Pinto

Perfect day riding a great location

"Me and my son used WERIDE for just one day guiding while on holiday in Alvor (Algarve) with the rest of our family. WE brought our own helmets, shoes, clothes etc, but asked if WE could hire some bikes for the day. They came up with brand new, never ridden, Transition Patrols! Absolutely perfect bikes for the conditions.

WE met Luis outside a supermarket in the hills, jumped into his car and drove another 1/2 hour to the riding area. When WE arrived in a small village to start the ride my son realized he had forgotten his Five-Ten shoes. After first looking shocked, Luis ran up the street and came back with a pair of size 9 Five-Tens from someone he knew locally. Amazing!! And a special thanks to the guy who lent to a complete stranger his shoes for the day.

WE set about the climb to the trails and I can only say they were perfect, just what WE both like riding. Technical, fast and flowy single tracks with a few jumps and kickers thrown in. Mostly man-made but a real natural feel to them. The weather was also near perfect, 30 degrees but cooled by the shade of trees. The climbing was made easily by fire roads and B roads.

After lunch, which was only 13€ compared to 60€ by the sea. WE set off again. This time faster as our confidence grew. The day was over all too soon. I personally could have ridden all night.

I have ridden with guides all over the World, Morzine, Spain, Cyprus, UK, but I can honestly say Luis and the trails were some of the best. WE will be back but this time for a weeks riding.

Thanks Luis! See you again soon..."

Andy Mycroft

I am definitely coming back again to Sintra and Monchique!!!

"I got the pleasure to ride in both Sintra (Lisbon) and the Algarve (Lagos) over two different days! The trails are completely different in the two areas so if you get a chance to ride in both places do! However, you will need to get in touch with WERIDE as it will be very hard to find the trails on your own. They set me up with a bike in each place so i didn't have to worry about shipping a bike there either. I forgot my helmet on the trip so, Hugo just took me to a bike shop to get one which was super cool. They took the time to adjust the bike to my liking... even on the trail...

The Moorish Castle in Sintra

...the two guides, Hugo and Nuno, were both awesome to ride with. This is not an average mountain bike guide, these guys welcome you into their lives, community and trails.... it is definitely nothing you have experienced before. They took me to local, off the beaten path, place for lunch each time, which had great food by the way, and we talk about everything from economies to poisonous mushrooms during the riding. At one point my guide and two of the people at the lunch spot were all arguing about letting one of them buy a new bike (apparently his wife(?) said he had to sell the 12 others first) so i just sat back and laughed. That's how personal it was... I didn't feel like a client or customer, I felt like a friend with friends out riding for the day. 

If you want to ride hard, they will do that... if you want to take it easy... they will do that too. You would be hard pressed not to find something that fit you. I pushed myself while i was tired on some unfamiliar terrain and got hurt (pretty banged up with a swollen eye and lots of bruises), doing something stupid, did Nuno stop and force me to call it a day? Nope! He asked what i wanted to do... i said let's ride! So we did! After a beer of course. Sooooooo.... worth it. 

I cant really express how much fun it all was in the end. Bluntly, I am definitely going back again! Do it!"

Mo Jalaly

Mo dancing with lots of Cork Trees!