21st-28th March 2025

A 6 day/7 night women’s only supported bikepacking tour across southern Portugal…

Experience some of Europe’s best gravel cycling routes

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Next Available Dates:
21st – 28th March 2025

Bike Type: Gravel, MTB

Number of riding days: 6

Tour Type: Guided

Airport Faro

Km / day: 80-120km

Elevation gain / day: 800-2500m

Overall Difficulty: Easy-Medium

Accommodation: Rural boutique hotels

Explore the very best of the real Algarve on our Authentic Algarve Gravel Cycling Holiday


Women’s Only Gravel Cycling Adventure with a focus on Self-Care

We have designed this beautiful gravel bike packing tour across the Algarve with a focus on self-care and mindfulness.

Difficulty Level

This tour is for all levels of cyclist. We love helping novice riders learn new skills and gain confidence, and this cycling adventure is the perfect place to do it. All days will have two guides for two different ability levels so everyone is riding at their own pace.

Heritage and Culture

This week is not just about the bike… as you cycle, you will also experience the culture and heritage of this amazing country – the local cuisine, wine and liquor making, the agriculture, historic monuments and the ancient creative traditions. You will leave with a taste of real Portugal – and we know you will want to come back.


We will handpick small, boutique hotels that are aligned with our goals of sustainable tourism and supporting the local economy.


We love to support the local restaurant owners, so you will eat in different hand picked local restaurants each night, most within walking distance of the hotel. By the end of the week you will have had a taste of the many traditional dishes of Portugal and in particular the Algarve. Your evening meals are included in the cost of your holiday, as well as house wine or a beer too!

Allergies or dietary requirements? No problem, we can take care of everything.

Bike Hire

We can provide a range of top quality gravel bikes to suit your needs. For all the details and pricing, check the ‘extras’ in the ‘What’s Included’ section below.

N2 cycling tour


What’s Included?

Airport transfers
6 spectacular days of cycling
7 nights high quality accommodation
Buffet breakfast
NEW! 3 course evening meals plus house wine or beer.
GPX files of all stage options in advance
Mechanical assistance
Vehicle Support
Civil liability Insurance
5* service – our promise!
Ride Snacks
Knowledgable and friendly guides with you every pedalstroke of the way
All staff first aid qualified
Meditation and Mindfulness Sessions
Yoga Sessions



Not Included

Other Extras not listed above



Gravel Bike Hire €230
Cycling Jersey (road or gravel)
Single Room


All our hotels are bike-friendly with pools and with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy or meditation and yoga sessions. We have been careful to choose all of our hotels based on the fact they are Portuguese owned and run and have a focus on sustainability.

2025 Dates – Ideal for solo cyclists, couples or a small group of friends wanting a holiday together in the Algarve.

In 2025 we have one week available for our Women’s Only Gravel Bike Packing Adventure – 21st – 28th March 2025.

If you are ready to book – you can do so direct here by adding a deposit to your cart and checking out.

Please note – bookings are made per room. So if you choose one double or twin room, you will be paying for two people in total. If you choose a single room, you will be paying for just one person in their own private room.

Those dates don’t work for you? Send us a quote request for a bespoke tour!


Reserve your spot here


Pay a 20% deposit per item

Women’s Gravel Bike Packing Tour across Algarve

Please note this is only an indication as external factors such as group ability might impact which exact routes are followed.

Arrival into Faro Airport, transfer to Tavira

We will arrange for you to be taken (with any bikes and luggage you have of course!) from Faro Airport to the stunning Quinta do Marco in the hills above Tavira.

Here you will be met by our friendly team and checked into the hotel. Depending on your flight arrival time there might be time for an afternoon spin before dinner.

We will help you with bike set up and make sure you are ready to rock and roll for the week ahead! We will have a comprehensive tool kit, floor pump and everything you might require.




Tavira – Cortelha


40-50km    1000m 


On our first day we will head straight up into the hills and into the real Algarve. 

We will finish the day at one of my favourite rural restaurants which has a traditional accommodation attached to it, run by a fantastic Portuguese family who we absolutely love!




Ride to Benafim


50-80km    900-1400m 


Today we will ride into the very heart of the Algarve, through villages that seem to have been stood still in time. 

Quinta do Freixo, where we will end the day, is a truly special family-run hotel on its own 500ha plot. They have a pledge to serve as much food as possible through their restaurant that they have grown or raised themselves on their organic farm. With an idyllic swimming pool and yoga deck, we will spend 2 nights here to re-charge before continuing on.



Silves, the ancient capital of the Algarve


50-80km    900-1500m 


This day we will cycle across to Silves, the ancient capital of the Algarve. It’s a stunning town, steeped in history. Our accommodation is the Silves History Gueshouse, a beautifully remodelled boutique hotel under the town walls. It’s the perfect place to explore the streets from in the evening.





Monchique, the highest point of the Algarve


60-80km    800-1500m 


Today we will climb up to the very highest point of the Algarve – Monchique. It’s a totally different side of the Algarve with forests and small villages on the hillsides.

We will stay in Vila Foia, a wonderful hilltop boutique hotel with a jacuzzi, pool and yoga deck with an unparalleled view to the coast.





Aljezur – the West Coast!


40-70km    800-1500m 


This last ride will blow you away with the beautiful descent off the mountain and down to the stunning west coast. We will enjoy a celebratory stop at Arrifana, overlooking the Atlantic, before making our way to our final and breathtaking hotel.


 Tavira Coastline Ride


40-60km    800-1000m 

Today we will enjoy an easier flatter day, around the coastal roads near Tavira and Santa Luzia. This is the best region of the Algarve to ride on the road near the coast, as the roads are still not too busy, they are well surfaced and the villages on the coastline here  are picturesque and unspoilt.





All good things come to an end!

We will arrange a transfer to take you and your luggage to Faro Airport.

Até a proxima!





Send us a reservation request below for the Authentic Algarve Gravel Cycling Tour 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 for small groups or clubs 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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What is your cancellation policy?
You can book in confidence with a very flexible cancellation policy which can be read in detail here.

We strongly recommend that you travel with adequate travel insurance to cover the cost of flight cancellation and holiday cancellation.


How technical is the gravel cycling in Alte?

The gravel cycling here ranges from beginner to medium level in terms of technical difficulty. We will adapt the riding to suit our guests, but for the majority you can imagine easy 4×4 tracks and small roads. There might be the odd bit of single track for a bit of fun… 😉

Can I hire a gravel bike?

Of course. Just get in touch to let us know exactly what you would like and we will give you a quotation.

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
  • 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!

Get in touch!