A trip in eastern Algarve staying in a 3 floor house in central Tavira. Chance of rain at this time of year and a westerly wind. Trip directions and itinerary may change according to weather.
Prices – £35 bike hire, £34 airport transfer and all trains and ferries
Tuesday 17th January
Meet at Edinburgh airport bar through security at 14:45. Ryanair Flight 6827 at 16:45 to Faro arriving 20:00. Taxi to Tavira with YellowfishTransfers organised so should be there about 21:30. Stay in 3 floor house in central Tavira with a room each for £19 per night. drinks and tapas?
Wednesday 18th January – 15 miles
Pick bikes up from Abilio Bikes. We have confort type with many gears and lights. We will cycle to Montegordo today and get train back from Villa Real. Singer on at 21:00
Thursday 29th January- 20 miles
Cycle to Olhao.
Friday 20th January – 20 miles
Cycle circular route today and back early. Special mystery night out and we have to be ready to leave the house at just after 16:30. Meal booked for 19:00
Saturday 21st January – 20 miles
Taxi to Faro at 11. Flight is 13:45 FR6827 arriving Edinburgh 17:05
A trip in eastern Algarve staying in a four start hotel in Monte Gordo and easy access to restaurants. Chance of rain at this time of year and a westerly wind. Trip directions and itinerary may change according to weather.
Prices – £35 bike hire, £76 4 nights 4 star Spa accommodation with own room and breakfast, £34 airport transfer and all trains and ferries
Friday 22nd January
Meet at Edinburgh airport at 12 noon. Ryanair Flight 817 at 14:10 to Dublin arriving 15:15 Dublin. Flight FR7032 at 17:20 to Faro arriving 20:15. Taxi to train station and train to Monte Gordo at 21:06 arriving 1 hour later. Last train is 21:46. Stay in Monte Gordo Hortel Apartamentos & Spa with a room each for £19 per night. Price includes breakfast.
Saturday 23rd January – 15 miles
Pick bikes up from Angela Pestana at Rua Digo Cão Edificio Arenilha tlef. 00351 967457602. at 9:30. Cycle to Tavira for curry.
Sunday 24th January- 20 miles
Cycle north to lake 20 miles. Hearts game on at 12:30.
Monday 25th January – 20 miles
Ferry to Spain, change time on watches, and cycle east in circuit
Tuesday 26th January
Get 9:12 train arriving 10:17 in Faro. Taxi to airport. Flight Faro to Edinburgh 12:55 arriving 16:15
A trip in western Algarve staying in a four start hotel in the old quarter of Lagos and easy access to restaurants. Chance of rain at this time of year and a westerly wind.
Prices – £35 bike hire, £68 4 nights 4 star accommodation, £60 return flight, £34 airport transfer
Tuesday 20th January
Meet 14:30 in bar through security. Flight at 16:40 arriving Faro 20:00. Transfer to hotel by minibus.
Stay in Lagos Tivoli 4 star with indoor pool and gym for £15 pppn including breakfast. Drinks in Star Bar where beer is £1.10 wine 80p
Cycle to Portimao inland then round coast 25 miles where we have lunch. We eat lunch in the Portuguese restaurant Bacalhoada selling the traditional fish. Train back. This evening we try one of the 7 Indian restaurants in town, the Maharajah Tasty Indian.
Train to Portimao at 9 am or cycle the 14 miles. Lunch to be decided. PIzza probably. This evening we eat in Onda Norte a traditional steak and sea food restaurant. Train back 16:17, 17:17.
Train to Albuferia at 9 am and cycle past Vilamoura to Quartieria where we have lunch in a seafood restaurant that gets its food off the trawlers. Team decision fro evening meal. Train back 16:17, 17:17.
Transfer to Faro airport by minibus. Flight home 12:55 arriving 16:20
We cycle the North East coast of Portugal through fishing villages, past castles and stay in walled towns. We will see fisher-women in traditional costume selling fish, sample the many kinds of Port, stay in luxurious country resorts, sample cheap wine and saty in the walled city of Obidos in a 4 star hotel with a swimming pool under the walls. Map here
Cost is £36 plane, £30 bike hire, £30 base accommodation with swimming pool and games room and kitchen air conditioning for 3 nights, Map here showing accomodation and bike routes Trains are every two hours along south coast.
A trip to the Roman town of Tavira in a 4 star hotel with indoor pool for 3 days cycling. Mixture of Portuguese home cooking, 3 Indian restaurants in cobbled street town. Bike path off road (mostly) along the coast in both directions. Trains are every two hours along south coast.
Cost is £40 return plane, £30 bike hire, £30 for 3 nights 4 star accommodation with in and outdoor swimming pool 3 bars etc etc . £48 for single for three nights. Map here showing accomodation and bike routes