Vacation paradise

Your route begins on the west coast in the tranquility of Alentejo, dubbed the bread basket of Portugal because of its golden undulating plains. You then head south via the immense Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, passing through Vila Nova de Milfontes and its beach untouched by tourists. With its whitewashed houses and cobbled streets, the distinctive village of Aljezur welcomes you to the Algarve. From there, you pedal down to Sagres, a surfer town, and Cap Saint-Vincent, with its 200-meter-high cliffs. On the southern coast, you come to the liveliest part of the Algarve, featuring the bustling city of Portimão and its famous Praia da Rocha beach. You round out this sunny excursion in the Vale do Guadiana Natural Park, with a final stop in São Domingos to marvel at its ancient open-pit mine. Here’s to the allure of the Algarve!

Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 3+

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route: 526 km • Long route: 843 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Lisbon and transfer to Setúbal (1 hr).
Day 2 - Free day or looped route in Parque Natural da Arrábida via Azeitão, Palmela (34 to 49 km).
Day 3 - Setúbal, ferry for Sol Tróia, Comporta, Melides, Deixa-o-Resto, Santiago de Cacém (61 to 86 km).
Day 4 - Santiago de Cacém, Sonega, Porto Covo, Vila Nova de Milfontes (64 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Cercal, Colos, Relíquias, São Luís (41 to 79 km).
Day 6 - Vila Nova de Milfontes, Cavaleiro, Zambujeira do Mar, Odeceixe, Rogil, Aljezur (65 to 72 km).
Day 7 - Free day or looped route via Praia da Arrifana (28 km) ou via Marmelete (48 to 78 km).
Day 8 - Aljezur, Espihaco de Cão, Bensafrim, Barão de São João, Luz, Lagos. Option par Barragem da Bravura, Praia da Luz. (55 à 64 km).
Day 9 -Lagos, Meia, Odiáxere, Cotifo, Arão, Mexilhoeira, Portimão. Option Montes de Cima (46 à 58 km).
Day 10 - Free day or looped route via Montes de Cima, Monchique, Alferce, Porto de Lagos (43 to 75 km).
Day 11 - Portimão, Lagoa, Algóz, Tunes, Paderne, Vale de Judeu, Almancil, Quinta do Lago (71 km).
Day 12 - Quinta do Lago, Santa Bárbara de Nexe, São Brás de Alportel, Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Tavira, Vila Nova de Cacela, Monte Gordo (75 km).
Day 13 - Monte Gordo, São Bartolomeu, Monte Francisco, Junqueira, Azinhal, Alcaria, Guerreiros do Rio, Alcoutim, Cortes Pereiras, Espírito Santo, Mértola (84 km). 
Day 14 - Transfer from Mértola to Lisbon (3 hrs).
Day 15 - Transfer to Lisbon airport and flight back to Montréal.

Elevation Profile

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 14 nights in three- or four-star hotels (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts and 4 evening meals;
  • bus transfer on day 14;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • GPX data and daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA) $ 3.50 per $ 1,000 starting November 1, 2021.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Lisbon > Lisbon/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Single occupancy (Sep. 10 and Oct. 14 departures): supplement of $1010
Single occupancy (other departures): supplement of $850

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): price to be announced
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

 Bike rentals available. Additional charge.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.