#4 Steps of Saint Vincent´s by Bike
Self-guided leisure cycling program 

 

  

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • DURATION: 5 nights and 4 cycling days

  • LEVEL: easy-to-moderate

  • MIN. GROUP SIZE: 1

  • TOTAL DISTANCE: 176Km

  • TOTAL CLIMB: 4420meters

  • TOTAL DESCENT: 4425meters

SELF-GUIDED LEISURE CYCLING HOLIDAYSALENTEJO AND VICENTINA COAST

ATTENTION: In July and August we don´t sell this program.

Normal Season - from 1 February to 30 June and from 29 September to 30 Nov.

Special  Season - September and Easter

KROSS TRANS ARTIC

FRAME MATERIAL   Aluminium Performance

WEIGHT  17,3 kg

FORK       SR Suntour NEX HLO (travel 63mm, lockout)

FRONT HUB             Shimano DH-3D37 (hub dynamo)

REAR HUB                Shimano Deore FD-M615

TIRES       Schwalbe Silento Puncture Protection 28"x1,6"

RIMS        Kross (alloy, double wall)

FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus FD-M310

REAR DERAILLEUR   Shimano Deore RD-M591

FRONT BRAKE          Shimano BR-M365 (disc, hydraulic, rotor 160mm)

REAR BRAKE            Shimano BR-M365 (disc, hydraulic, rotor 160mm)

BRAKE LEVERS         Shimano BL-M365

SHIFTERS Shimano Altus SL-M310 3x8

CRANKSET               Shimano Acera FC-M311 48/38/28T

BOTTOM BRACKET  SR Suntour

CHAIN      KMC HV700

CASSETTE / FREEWHEEL           Shimano Altus CS-HG31-8 11-32T

HANDLEBAR            Kross Universal Components (steel, 610mm, 25.4mm)

STEM       Kross Universal Components (alloy, adjustable, 350mm, 25.4mm)

SEATPOST                Kross Universal Components (alloy, suspension 27.2mm)

HEADSET Neco H128

SADDLE    Selle Royal Lookin Classic Moderate Royalgel

GRIPS       Herrmans Primergo

PEDALS    Alloy w/anti slip

Includes:

  • bike delivery and pickup.

  • 5 nights B&B;

  • GPS device pre-loaded with tracks in English.

  • Touring bike hire with panniers, lock, pump, and tools included – *1

  • One Map 1: 55 000 and one pack of notes in English per room.

  • Luggage transfer between hotels. 

OBS: 

Possible to add extra nights or to develop a tailor-made proposal.

Helmets on request.

 

*1 Kross bikes specification, last pages. Possible to hire e-bikes for these programs, please check supplement for this option.

 

Program Summary:

The Holiday allows the cyclist to pedal along the coastal area of Alentejo and Algarve regions, using essentially on-traffic roads and dirt tracks to reach Saint Vincent’s cape.

Discovering a world of beaches with small villages and towns with tiny fishing harbors with a lot a choice for a good Mediterranean diet based on fresh fish and sea food.

Wines are also a must-have during the experience once many are produced locally or in the same region.

The insight will be full of natural fragrances, feelings, and new friendships, creating recollections about a part of Portugal that is adored by all but that seems overlooked all year.

 

Program Highlight’s

  • End-to-end bike tour;

  • Explores two different regions, Alentejo and Algarve;

  • 80% of low traffic tarmac roads;

  • Delicious typical food with fresh ingredients;

  • Low elevation route program;

  • Mythical Saint Vincent’s Cape

Hotels links for Photos:

 

Vila Nova de Milfontes – Mil Réis - https://milreismilfontes.com/

Zambujeira – Rosa dos Ventos - http://rosadosventoszambujeira.com/

Aljezur – Vicentina Hotel - http://www.vicentinahotel.com/

Carrapateira – Pensão das Dunas - https://pt.pensao-das-dunas.com/

Sagres – Mareta View - http://www.maretaview.com/

 

ITINERARY

Arrival information:

The best way to travel from Lisbon to the first hotel is by using the Bus service (Rede Expressos - https://www.rede-expressos.pt/)  then you can walk 800 meters (flat) to the first hotel In Vila Nova de Milfontes. 

Private transfers are available on request from the airports (Lisbon/Faro) to the first hotel.

 

Day 1 – Arrival and Bike delivery at the first hotel.

Our local rep. will meet you at the first hotel to provide you the bikes and the briefing explanation about the tour.

Overnight: in Santiago do Cacém;

Meals included:  Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Day 2 – Stage 1
From Vila Nova de Milfontes and Zambujeira do Mar.

 

Distance: 36Km

Climb: 433m

Descend:415m

Level graphic:

 

 

Day description:

The route today will take you along the most beautiful coastal villages, but before we recommend a short warm-up heading north to Milfontes fishing harbor and after you can start the tour towards Zambujeira, crossing the bridge over the River Mira and passing the villages of Longueira and Almograve on the way, using dirt tracks through the cork oaks and vineyards.

The detour to Almograve beach worth’s the effort and after reaching the village of Cavaleiro you will reach the most famous lighthouse in this Region, the Cabo Sardão, were the most beautiful track along the cliffs allows enjoying the maritime wind and views, just before reaching Zambujeira do Mar and it´s beautiful beach reachable by foot.

Don´t forget to enjoy the local seafood in this small village.

Overnight: in Zambujeira do Mar.

Meals included: Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Day 3 – Stage 2 – From Zambujeira to Mar to Aljezur

 

Distance: 48Km

Climb: 666m

Descend:692m

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Day description:

Today the track will follow towards the Moorish village of Alzejur, passing in some beautiful villages and beaches of Alentejo and Algarve regions.

Passing through Carvalhal beach and allowing a short detour for a walk to Amália beach (Fado´s Portuguese Diva).

After you will have some time to make another detour to Azenha do Mar fishing harbor were a seafood restaurant with ocean views, a good place to stop for a full meal or just a coffee.

Crossing the bridge before Odeceixe village you are officially leaving the Alentejo region and getting into the most famous region of Portugal, the Algarve.

Odeceixe beach will offer ocean views of one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal and the village will offer you a great perspective over the Ceixe Valley near the windmill before leaving for Rogil.

Rogil is the sweet potato Area, so a stop is recommended to try the sweets, the soup, or the meal of it.

 

Aljezur Village in the horizon will show at the top the Moorish castle, one of the ones represented on the Portuguese flag.

Time to rest.

 

Overnight: in Alzejur

Meals included: Breakfast in the hotel.

 

 

Day 4 – Stage 3 – From Aljezur to Carrapateira

 

Distance: 51Km

Climb: 784m

Descend: 776m

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Day description:

Leaving the hotel in Aljezur, heading up to the Moorish Castle to enjoy the stunning views of Amoreira Valley and pedaling towards the coast.

Today you will pedal along 2 beaches that locals use to develop their surf skills.

Great views from Amoreira Beach and Monte Clérigo, passing on an old ruin of a “Ribat”, is evidence of Moorish presence and spiritual significance of this place in the past.

Arrifana and a tiny fishing harbor with a great restaurant with an ocean view and the most popular beach at the bottom of a coastline with a dramatic landscape made of rock cliffs.

Because the region is not only Ocean and sea, but the tour will also lead you inland to explore the countryside of these lands, until the Village of Carrapateira, where a final loop near the Ocean will clean your breeding system just before reaching the hotel.

 

Overnight: in Carrapateira.

Meals included: Breakfast I the hotel.

Day 5 – Stage 4 – From Carrapateira to Sagres

 

Distance: 40Km

Climb: 530m

Descend:541m

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Day description:

The last day starts in Carrapateira and heads towards South stopping in one of the highlights of this trip, Saint Vincent’s Cape.

The Southern corner of Europe and the last place before America.

 

Cycling there creates a mystical feeling inside us, that is not possible to explain by words.

The significance of the Portuguese gold Era of discoveries found the inspiration at this place.

This is the place to end your crossing by bike in the SW area of Portugal.

 

Overnight: in Sagres;

Meals included: Breakfast in the hotel.

 

 

 
Day 8 – Departure.

The best way to return to Lisbon or Faro is by BUS using the Rede Expressos BUS or train service, both from Lagos city.

Lagos is 45minutes from Sagres by public transport (Bus service estimate cost of 6€ per person) or taxi (estimate cost 45€).

 

The first and last hotel and both airports are reachable by private transfer.

POSSIBLE TO ADD 1 EXTRA DAY to LAGOS. on request.

PRICES 2021

Price per person: 730€

Single Supplement: 160€

Solo traveler Supplement: 250€

E-Bike Supplement: 75€

PHOTO GALLERY 
#2 FROM VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES TO SAGRES
PROGRAM #4 MAP
LEISURE CYCLING TOUR
HOW TO BOOK WITH US?
 
BOOKING PROCEEDINGS – STEP BY STEP:

 

  1. we will need to receive an email from you using our online form or through our email info@vicentinatravel.com ; PLEASE: let us know, you wish to book (ex: program #1), and traveling and (single/twin or double bedroom).

  2. After your enquire/request we will take a couple of days confirming all accommodations;

  3. You will receive an email from us with all the generic information about your trip (booking ref., deposit, balance, etc) and also the e-voucher with all the hotels booked. This email also provides access to our booking conditions. This email works like a pre-reservation that will become valid after deposit;

  4. We will wait for your deposit. All payment options will be explained in the trip confirmation email (the one with the e-voucher);

  5. After deposit confirmation, you will receive our final confirmation and your trip code will become valid.At this point, we will ask you to provide us your arrival time to prepare all the logistics according.

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Hotels: The hotels described are our usual choice of accommodation, however if these are not available then alternatives are used and if these are of a different standard you will be informed at the time of booking.

Baths/Showers: Many rooms with ensuite/private facilities have a shower rather than a bath, usually because of limited space.

Breakfast: In countries such as Portugal is usually coffee and toast/bread/croissant, in some places it has more diversity available.

Special Dietary Requirements: It is important for you to tell us if you have any dietary requirements when you book your holiday so that we can inform everyone that you are staying with.

Single Supplements: are payable in every tour.

The single supplement guarantees the privacy of your own room, however, rooms can at times be small and in some places may not enjoy the same facilities as double/twin

rooms.

Language: When travelling in less frequented areas you will not necessarily come across people speaking English.

Remember you are experiencing a different culture, buy a phrase book and try to learn a little of the local language!

Luggage: When staying in hotels, sometimes your luggage will have been taken to your room awaiting your arrival.

However don’t be surprised if your luggage is waiting for you to take it up to your room. Please politely ask someone if you need assistance.

Guidebook/Map : Please note that one set of route notes per room booked is included in the cost of the holiday. If you require more sets of guidebook and maps then there is a charge of 25€ per set ordered.

Insurance: All clients must have appropriate cover for the activities included for the duration of our trip.

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation is mainly on a bed and breakfast basis using local and small hotels. The places we stay at during the tour are all privately owned, and have plenty of Portuguese character.

A recommended list of local restaurants (based on our personal experience) will be supplied on arrival listing delicious traditional dishes of fresh Portuguese cuisine.

BEST OPTIONS TO TRAVEL TO/FROM THERE?

ARRIVALS FROM LISBON AIRPORT

 

ARRIVALS

Lisboa to Vila Nova de Milfontes:

 

  • International Lisbon Airport link: http://www.lisbon-airport.com/

  • TRAIN/Comboio - you can get the train at Oriente Train Station to Funcheira train station, you will need a private transfer from there to the beginning (50km distance around 60€ extra cost). More information at http://www.cp.pt.

  • BUS Service - Rede Expressos - http://www.rede-expressos.pt/ (it goes directly to Vila Nova de Milfontes).

  • PRIVATE TRANSFER from Lisboa to Vila Nova de Milfontes (on request);

 

DEPARTURES FROM SAGRES

 

DEPARTURES

Sagres to Lisboa via LAGOS:

  • Needed: 45 minutes connection using EVA BUS from Sagres to Lagos

  • In Lagos, you will have BUS AND TRAIN SERVICE available

  • PRIVATE TRANSFER from Sagres to Lisboa (on request);

 

 

 

ARRIVALS FROM FARO AIRPORT

 

 

ARRIVALS

Faro to Santiago do Cacém:

 

DEPARTURES FROM SAGRES

 

DEPARTURES

Sagres to Faro via LAGOS:

  • Needed: 45 minutes connection using EVA BUS from Sagres to Lagos

  • In Lagos you will have BUS AND TRAIN SERVICE available

  • PRIVATE TRANSFER from Sagres to Faro (on request);

 

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SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS PROGRAMS in the ROTA VICENTINA ROUTE

Tour Operator License RNAVT 4280

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