Want to take your bike on holiday to Portugal? Faro airport now has 3 bicycle assembly points at the airport.
There are 2 assembly points in arrivals and 1 in departures.
Most airlines now allow you to travel with your bike but they have limits on how many they will take so always check when booking your flight.
The Algarve has a range of cycle routes that include coastal, quiet country roads and off road tracks that will suit the novice to the more experience cyclists.
Of course you can always rent one when you arrive, here’s a few bike rental companies in and around Faro that have good reviews and most will deliver your bike to the airport.
Planning your cycling holiday and need some self guided routes? With over 150 routes to suit all levels check out our list of cycling routes below:
Guided Cycling Tours & Holidays
If you do not want or would find it difficult to travel with yours and the families bicyles, try one of the companies below who offer full holiday packages as well as daily guided tours including all the equipment you’ll need.
Hiking & Walking the Algarve
As well as a great cycling area the Algarve has some great walks and hikes to suit all levels with stunning picturesque landscsapes and sandy beaches to take in on your journey.
The Algarve Tourism Board have published a comprehensive guide and an in-depth information guide about walking trails in the region. The guide includes routes, protected areas, advice on do’s and dont’s, plants and animals you may see on your hike.
Some of the the walking routes have great names too such as “At the whim of the tides” with a distance of 5km and an average time of 2 hours to complete, or “Seven Hanging Valleys Trail” with a distance of 12000 meters (out and back), average completion time up to 4-6 hours to name a couple.
For further information and guides from the Portuguese tourist board visit their website here.
Remember to always wear correct footware and take water with you, the route guides will advise on the distance and places to stop on your hike.
You can of course follow the cycle routes as above.