An incredible self-supported 600km gravel bikepacking tour

Explore the best of Portugals gravel routes on our gravel bikepacking adventure through the Algarve and Alentejo!

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Recommended times of year:

Winter, Spring and Autumn

Bike Type: Gravel, MTB

Number of riding days: 6

Tour Type: Self-Guided

Airport Faro

Km / day: 80-120km

Elevation gain / day: 800-2500m

Overall Difficulty: Medium - Advanced

Accommodation: Rural Hotels

An 7 night Portuguese Gravel Bikepacking Adventure

Are you ready for a next level cycling experience? Maybe our Portugal gravel bikepacking holiday is for you!
Our Portugal gravel bikepacking holiday is the perfect mix of road and gravel. Technically it is not too difficult (most tracks are for 4×4 vehicles) but the off-road sections give the riders a chance to reach villages and other hidden gems inaccessible with a road bike.
You will carry your own luggage with you (self supported), staying at small hotels / BnB’s en route. It is a guided cycling trip however, so you are not completely without our help and assistance. We will eat as together at the end of each day a group at local restaurants giving you a chance to experience the best of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, whilst reliving the experiences of the day over a glass of wine!

Difficulty Level

This gravel bikepacking holiday is for medium – advanced level riders. You don’t need to have prior experience in bikepacking, but experience in having done around 100km on back to back days will make the tour more enjoyable for you! You will encounter challenges, both physically and mentally – but that’s the aim 😉

Don’t forget! There are no support vehicles on this bikepacking trip, however you will have the company of our lovely guides who will be there to assist you if needed!

Portugal Gravel Bikepacking Holiday Itinerary

This trip consists of 2 travel days, 6 cycling days bikepacking and 7 nights. Scroll down look below at the itinerary below for a more detailed overview of the route and number of km each day!


You will be staying in different local rural hotels each night. We hand pick the accommodation to suit our cyclists, both in terms of comfort and location, as well as having an authentic Portuguese feel. There will be no hotel chains, as we love to support Portuguese business owners.


We pledge to support local restaurants, so you will eat in different nearby restaurants each night, all within walking distance of your hotels. By the end of your gravel bikepacking tour you will have had a taste of the many traditional dishes of Portugal and in particular the Algarve and Alentejo. All meals plus house wine, beer or soft drinks are all included in the price of your holiday. Allergies or dietary requirements? No problem, we can take care of everything.

Heritage and Culture

This adventure is not just about the bike… as you ride, you will also experience the culture and heritage of the Algarve and the Alentejo – the local cuisine, music, wine and liquor making, the agriculture, historic monuments and the ancient creative traditions.

Gravel – what bike do I need?

Our gravel bikepacking holiday is designed specifically for gravel riding and gravel bikepacking so we would highly recommend a gravel bike, or a sturdy road bike with gravel tyres. This Portugal gravel bikepacking adventure is predominantly on small roads, but will dive off onto gravel paths (usually 4×4 tracks) so having tyres that can stand up to that is paramount! We can hire gravel bikes for you – just get in touch.


Self-Guided – What’s Included?

Airport transfers
7 spectacular days of bikepacking
8 nights high quality accommodation (based on 2 people sharing a room)
Buffet breakfast
GPX files of all stages in advance
Mechanical assistance
Professional drone and GoPro photos of your trip
Civil liability Insurance
5* service – our promise!

Guided Option – all of the above, plus..

Knowledgable and friendly guides with you every pedalstroke of the way
All staff first aid qualified

More than 12 people?

We are highly experienced at organising large group challenges and events. We can offer unbeatable pricing for the group trip you have in mind.



Send us a reservation request below for the Alentejo Bikepacking Adventure and one of our friendly team will get back to you within 1 working day to help finalise and plan your trip.

Don’t forget! We create bespoke trips too – anything you would like to add, please don’t hesitate to ask us and we will do our best to make your ideas a reality.



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Do you provide bike hire?

Of course. We can arrange gravel, road, e-road, e-gravel or mountain bikes. We also have saddlebags and other bike packing luggage to hire too!

I would like to create my own bespoke holiday - can you help?

Of course! We would love to help you put together the perfect cycling holiday for you and your group.

We can assist with:

  • Booking hotels, villas or BnB's
  • Hiring bikes
  • Plotting cycling routes (road or off-road)
  • Hiring guides
  • Car Hire
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Booking restaurants
  • Recommending cafes
  • Airport transfers

We charge really reasonable prices for all of the above, making your life as the organiser really easy. Let us know what you have planned and we will help you plan an unforgettable week of cycling in Portugal for you!

I am worried my fitness won't be good enough!

Don't worry. We pride ourselves on providing holidays for all abilities, and we have guides for different fitness levels. Often groups will be divided into three different groups so suit everyone!

Can I book as a solo participant?

We have a number of trips that you can book onto as an individual and join a group of other like-minded individuals. Scroll through our trips such as the Iberian Divide, Authentic Algarve and Wellness weeks - they might be just up your street!

I need help route planning, can you help?

We LOVE route plotting, and we are experts in creating routes all over Portugal (both road and gravel). Click here for more information and how to order a bespoke GPX file from us - simply add to cart, and describe your start and finish points for each day, how many KM you would like to go and any other info that you think might assist us in putting together the best routes for you. We will then deliver your GPX files to you within 24hrs.

Get in touch!