Travelling with your Bike?
If you are planning to enjoy a cycling holiday in Portugal, Faro Airport offers three convenient bicycle assembly points – two in Arrivals and one in Departures.
Most airlines now allow you to travel with your bike but they have limits on how much cycling equipment they will take, so always check their baggage rules when booking your flight.
The Algarve has a wondefully diverse range of cycling routes that include coastal, quiet country roads and off-road tracks – suiting everyone from novices to more experienced cyclists.
Of course, if you prefer not to travel with a bike, you can always rent one when you arrive. These bike rental companies in and around Faro have received good reviews but you will need to check if they deliver your bike to the airport.
Planning your cycling holiday and need some self-guided routes? Check out our list of over 150 cycling routes below, suiting all levels.
Guided Cycling Tours and Holidays
If you are reluctant to travel with your own bike (or all your family’s bikes), the companies listed below offer full holiday packages as well as daily guided tours including all the equipment you will need.
Hiking and Walking the Algarve
As well as a popular cycling area, the Algarve has some great walks and hikes to suit all levels and tastes, with picturesque landscapes and sandy beaches to enjoy on your journey.
Visit Algarve has published a comprehensive guide with in-depth information about walking trails in the area. The guide includes routes, protected areas, general advice, and plants and animals you might see on your hike.
These walking routes include the interestingly named “At the Whim of the Tides”, five kilometres long and an average time of two hours to complete; and “Seven Hanging Valleys Trail”, 12 kilometres (out and back), and an average completion time of four to six hours.
For further information and guides from the Portuguese tourist board, visit their website here.
Remember to always wear the correct footwear and take sufficient water with you. The route guides provide advice on the distance and places to stop on your hike.