8 days
231 km

Bike Tour in Portugal – Along the Coast


  • Bike tour along the protected Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina NP, Portugal.
  • Cycling and Beaches as many as you want, high cliffs and hidden coves to explore.
  • gastronomical paradise for the palate. The wine, food, pastry and the unforgettable picnics at the beach.
  • Fun and relaxing days at your own pace.


This 7 days Bike tour in Portugal will take you through some of the wildest and beautiful Portuguese landscapes, taking some easy dirt roads occasionally.

Cycling tour in Portugal on the SW Atlantic coast through pristine natural parks and reserves like the Estuário do Sado, Lagoas de Santo André and Sudoeste Alentejano, finishing in Costa Vicentina, swimming in the cool blue waters of the Atlantic every day.

Taste the fresh fish with awarded Alentejo wines and enjoy our famous picnics, the true definition of a gourmet luxury light meal in the white sands of secluded beaches… there is nothing quite like it!

Learn about olive oil, cork extraction and its many uses, rice fields, pine forests, the dictatorship, and many other intriguing facts.

Easy level safe routes with a challenge here and there will make for a relaxing and fun ride while you live the present, learn about the past and discover the future of the oldest and sunniest country in Europe.

You can make any of our Portugal Cycling Tours:

  1. with us on a guided tour getting all the interpretation and companionship,
  2. having the support car guiding you,
  3. or friends on a self guided tour.

Additional information

Tour typeCity, Heritage, Inland, Landscape, Local handscraft, Ocean views, Wine

Day 1

Transfer from Lisbon airport (45m) to Sesimbra – Included in van guided and guided tours only. Sesimbra is a picturesque fisherman´s village in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park.
 6 p.m. – Welcome drink and first briefing about your self guided or guided cycling tour in Portugal, followed by a superb freshly caught fish dinner at local restaurant (welcome drink and dinner included in van guided and guided tours only).
Accommodation at Hotel do Mar OR Sana Park Hotel, 4*, with swimming pool.

If your flight arrives late, think about staying an extra night here, enjoying the beach, the pool, the local market and fortress or even cycling to Cape Espichel, a gorgeous lookout that you will not visit otherwise. 


Day 2

The Arrábida Natural Park

Cycling from Sesimbra to Setúbal.

Today’s bike tour ride will start with the visit to Sesimbra picturesque fisherman’s market followed by a climb to the castle built in the 12th century to watch over the port.

Then the green lust of Arrábida Natural Park will keep you company until the picnic by the sea. You will be impressed… After an unforgettable lunch and swim having the ocean on one side and the mountain on the other, you will cycle to Setúbal, the day’s destination, a vibrant and prosperous city.

 Accommodation: Hotel B&B Sado Setúbal, 4*.
Location: Setúbal.
 Distance: 40 kms.
 Total ascent: 780 mts (see optional levels below – easier and challenging).
Difficulty: Medium.
 Terrain: Hilly but a gorgeous route, well worth the effort! Four longer climbs, which will be three if you start up the castle.
Picnic Lunch: Included in van guided and guided tours only.
 Dinner: Included in van guided and guided tours only.

Optional easier level: you can cut the first 4 kms and 250 mt of climbing taking the car transfer up to the castle. This will make your day much easier! You will then cycle 36 kms and 530 mt of climbing.

Optional challenging level: if you feel super fit you can cycle more on mountain route: 19 kms with an extra ascent of 250 mts.

You may upgrade your accommodation to the hotel Casa de Palmela. Situated 4 kms from Setubal, this is a 17th century family palace which was transformed in a very charming hotel with a wonderful view to the heart of the Natural Park.
Rio Art Hotel more in the city center.

Upgrade cost under request.


Day 3

The Wine and Rice Fields Tour

Cycling from Setúbal to Carvalhal.

The day’s bike tour ride will start with a visit to the surprising Setubal downtown followed by the ferry crossing of the Sado river, home to a healthy resident dolphin population.

Riding in the peninsula of Troia, surrounded by sand dunes of this once island, you will get to our wine tasting. After we ride to the beach for a swim and another wonderful picnic. This 50 km long white sandy beach is the biggest in Portugal.

After lunch, the wild egrets and storks will keep you company through the rice fields, a prosperous Moorish heritage, until the transfer stop. Or, if you are feeling strong, you can continue on and reach Santo André cycling. Enjoy the Sado Estuary natural park.

Accommodation:Hotel Vila Park, 4*, with swimming pool.
 Location: Vila Nova de Santo André.
Distance: 35 kms.
 Total ascent: 440 mts.
 Difficulty: Easy.
 Terrain: Flat, 6 kms of dirt roads.
 Wine Tasting: Included in van guided and guided tours only.
 Picnic Lunch: Included in van guided and guided tours only.
 Dinner: Included in van guided and guided tours only.
 Transfer included: At the end of the day, to Santo André.

Optional extra kms: 36 

Optional Extra ascent: 100 mts – in this case you cycle to the hotel


See next day


Day 4

The Lagoons Tour

Cycling from Santo André to Santiago do Cacém.

After the initial warm up, explore a couple of ecosystems of freshwater lagoons, wildlife heaven on the natural reserve of Santo André and Sancha lagoons. After a drink by the sea ride to a unique outdoors library made of marble, followed by a picnic under a cork oak forest.

Then we pay a visit to a very nice family who owns a small olive mill, several generations old. The ride ends in Santiago, a very interesting and old small town with great aristocratic architecture and a castle with unforgettable views.

 Accommodation: Hotel Dom Nuno, 3* with swimming pool.
Feel tired? Book a recovery massage at the hotel.
 Location: Santiago do Cacém.
 Distance: 36 kms.
 Total ascent: 450 mts.
 Difficulty: Medium.
  Terrain:  Gentle rolling roads with final climb, 3 kms of dirt roads.
 Picnic Lunch: Included in van guided and guided tours only.
 Dinner: Not included.

You may upgrade your accommodation to the Octant Santiago, 4*. Here you may indulge on a wonderful dinner served in a restaurant with show cooking, or book a cooking class. If you value a good hotel, you can stay here the night before as well. In this case, on day 3 your transfer will be to this place instead of Santo André and then on the day after you add 10 kms to your route to cycle the Lagoons day. In some months this is the only way to stay at this hotel because they have a minimum of 2 nights.


Day 5

From the Castle to the Beach

Cycling from Santiago do Cacém to Porto Covo.

Off course this bike tour would not leave Santiago without exploring its rich history filled with knights and damsels in distress. The view from the top of the castle is well worth the small climb, from there you can see into the past and the future.

Santiago is also the land of wind, so with the visit to the last operating windmill say farewell to this town towards the coastline through a lush green oak forest.

The Blue Ocean and warmer waters by the schist cliffs will frame the beach picnic and the last kilometers to the hotel in the enchanting fisherman’s village of Porto Covo. The beach coves are impressive and 5 minutes away from the hotel you can go for a swim. Start visiting the Natural park of southwestern Alentejo and Vicentina coast.

 Accommodation: Hotel Porto Covo
 Location: Porto Covo.
 Distance: 35 kms.
 Total ascent: 440 mts.
 Difficulty: Easy +.
 Terrain:  Climb in the beginning and then downhill and flat. Some dirt roads.
 Picnic Lunch: Included in van guided and guided tours only.
 Dinner: Not included.


Porto Covo Hotel and SPA, 4 stars


Day 6

The Fishing Coves Route

Cycling from Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

The fortification that used to protect the natural harbor against pirate attacks is the first stop of this bike tour day. The peach island poses for our pictures.

Soon after there is the opportunity of walking into the ocean, a really defying experience in this fishing harbor where the unloading of the fish and the lamprey drying in the sun are always an interesting experience.

The lunch in a restaurant overviewing the beach will close the morning. The afternoon at the beach or snooping the small streets and shops of Vila Nova de Mil Fontes followed by the romantic riverside farm/hotel of Zambujeiro will set the environment to the perfect days end.

 AccommodationMonte do Zambujeiro, a lovely farm with swimming pool.
 Location: Vila Nova de Milfontes.
 Distance: 24 kms.
Total ascent: 350 mts.
 Difficulty: Easy +.
 Terrain:  Flat roads and some dirt roads.
 Picnic Lunch: Included in van guided and guided tours only.
 Dinner: Included in van guided and guided tours only.

Though our chosen hotel is a really wonderful farm and a highlight of the tour for most guests, some would have preferred to stay in the center of the village, which is also a beautiful option. Let us know if this is your preference.


Day 7

The Cliffs Route

Cycling from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

On the last bike tour day you don’t have to pack your bags, just set the camera to landscape mode and ride through roads only used by local people, mostly easy dirt roads. As always, alternative asphalt road is possible, but you would miss the amazing cliff ride! If you prefer to sleep in a different place you can continue along the west coast and finish in a beautiful small village already in the Algarve region.

Get ready to use all of your camera MB taking pictures of pinnacle rocks standing precariously in the ocean, ornamented by storks nests, unexplored hidden coves and small beaches and cliffs with an impressive array of colors and contrasts.

Capture all these moments and share them… yes, it’s selfies time!

The stage for the last picnic is a beach, walled by tilted cliffs inviting to a lazy afternoon basking in the sun. Then when the time is right we go back to Vila Nova de Milfontes. On the way, we stop for a last swim and drink on the fantastic beach of Almograve. You deserve it!!!!!!!

The journey ends with a rewarding dinner celebration with some surprises in a very genuine atmosphere.
 AccommodationMonte do Zambujeiro, a lovely farm with swimming pool, or Casas do Moinho in Odeceixe, if you continue south
 Location: Vila Nova de Milfontes.
 Distance: 60 kms.
  Total ascent: 515 mts.
Difficulty: Easy +.
 Terrain: Flat roads and many dirt roads – asphalt options available.
 Picnic Lunch: Included  in van guided and guided tours only.
 Dinner: Included in van guided and guided tours only.


Day 8

Departure from your Portugal Bike Tour
 Transfer included: Transfer to Lisbon airport (3 hours) included in van guided and guided tours only.

Tour extension: Continue Cycling south, on our Wild Algarve or get a transfer with us to the gorgeous inland of the Alentejo and do the Castles and Wine Tour.


On Self guided tours, you are expected to know how to fix small problems in your bike. You should be an independent traveler, used to read maps, route instructions and manage your own time. You will bike at your rhythm and do “as you please”. From us, you will get 24 hours support by phone, maps, route instructions and historical notes. We will also give you suggestions of places to eat. The downsides will be not to have the support car to take you in case you get tired and not to have the company and expertise of our guides, which are like family to us and will be like family to you!

On Van guided tours the guide will be the driver. He/she will guide you from a distance. The car will be near enough so that you can see it on the junctions. The guide will stop at important or interesting places to give history explanations or tell a story. Some people call this a supported tour, though in our case it is more than that because you are actually being guided. Lunches are picnic type with traditional foods from the area where we are cycling. Some times we also use local restaurants. Though price, most of the times, includes meals, we can give you a price with no meals if you prefer to have a more independent trip.

On Guided tours groups are accompanied by one or two cycling guides, besides a guide who takes the support car, prepares the picnics and transports your luggage. Lunches are picnic type with traditional foods from the area where we are cycling. Sometimes we also use local restaurants.

On van guided or guided cycling tours, you can expect full service from your guides. They will do their best to make your holiday an unforgettable one.

Our guides are all Portuguese and know our region very well. They are very service minded and most of them have been working with us for many years. They are bikers themselves and love to go cycling on their holidays, so they know what you expect from them!

In dinners arranged by us and you can be sure you will try the best gastronomy as we choose restaurants well known by us for its good traditional food. No «touristy» places included!


1st cycling day from Sesimbra to Setubal

1st day Altitude gain: 802 mt/ 2631 ft
Total Distance: 39,2 km/ 24 mi
Level: medium.
With optional transfer to castle (start of tour)

Altitude gain: 481 mt/ 1578 ft
Total Distance: 30,9 km/ 19 mi
Level: medium.

If you find this day too difficult you can cut the first climb, starting the tour up in the castle of Sesimbra. In this case you take a taxi to the top which will cost about 5 euros.

2nd cycling day from Setubal to Santo André

With the included pickup (Carvalhal beach)

Altitude gain: 78 mt/ 255 ft
Total Distance: 30.9 km/ 19 mi
Level: easy.

With optional extra ride

Altitude gain: 355 mt/ 1164 ft
Total Distance: 73,8 km/ 45 mi
Level: easy +.

3rd cycling day from Santo André to Santiago do Cacém

Altitude gain: 637 mt/ 2089 ft
Total Distance: 40,8 km/ 25 mi
Level: medium

4th cycling day from Santiago do Cacém to Porto Covo

Altitude gain: 322 mt/ 1056 ft
Total Distance: 34,8 km/ 21 mi
Level: easy

5th cycling day from Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Mil Fontes

Altitude gain: 299 mt/ 980 ft
Total Distance: 33,2 km/ 20 mi
Level: easy +

6th cycling day from Vila Nova de Mil Fontes to Almograve

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Altitude gain: 351 mt/ 1151 ft
Total Distance: 52,2 km/ 32,4 mi
Level: easy +

Prices per person – 2024

Departures everyday for all types of Tour.

Come on our set dates and Get a Better Price. For Premium option press here

LUXURY OPTIONS – Upgrade cost under request, depends on type of room available and season

If you book the 3 upgrades we suggest you shall count on about 80 to 150 € per person. Amount to be confirmed after we send your booking to the hotels

Discount price if you book 2 tours!

Tour extension: Continue Cycling south, on our Wild Algarve or get a transfer with us to the gorgeous inland of the Alentejo and do the Castles and Wine Tour.


Not Included: Bikes insurance, Travel insurance, Tour cancellation insurance, and all items not mentioned above. See Terms & Conditions for more details.

Turaventur uses the REDUNIQ @Payments System. These payments are made in a simple, practical and secure way. The payment link is sent to your email, which will be redirected to a secure UNICRE page. Here the customer places the card details and makes the payment. After the data is validated and authorized by the bank, the transaction is finish. At the end you are notified of payment via email.

Guided group tour dates

Subject to availability, you can do this tour at any date as a private guided tour or as a self guided tour. The fact that a group date is full does not mean you cannot do a private tour on that date. So contact us anyway!

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Tour Reviews

4.88 based on 24 reviews


Thank you for the lovely note. Kathy and I miss you!
We will be sure to complete the survey and add to Trip Advisor. We want to thank you very much for all your efforts in making our trip to Portugal a very special one. We enjoyed every moment of the trip.

We’ve done eight cycling trips to Europe with several different companies. This was certainly one of the top three trips. Only the fact that we were on a boat made the top two better. Clearly you and your company have been doing this for a while and your vast experience and professionalism makes for a most enjoyable experience. It was especially nice, and important, that you are so proud of Portugal. Your passion added to the experience.

We do have a special request. At one point on the trip you spoke about a couple of your favourite places in the Algarve, places you suggested were out of the mainstream and on the edges of the busier tourist places. Kathy and I intend to return to Portugal for a few weeks next spring. We want to stay in a smaller town that is less touristy and more “real” Portugal. We don’t want a “Miami Beach” experience but more of a fishing village. Could you give us two or three town names where we might look for extended stay accommodation? We would appreciate your help.

Best regards Maria. We look forward to hearing from you.

Peter and Kathy Greenwood


The Alentejo coast biking route was incredible! So much variety each day, changing from crashing waves along the cliffs to pretty flowers on a quiet country road. We loved the unique locations of the yummy picnics, whether on a private beach spot or in a cork tree orchard. Many thanks to the M & M team for making it all top notch – Maria & Mario were super outstanding guides. They’re warm, caring, funny, so very knowledgeable, capable and efficient and totally spoiled us! We’ve been on bike tours in France, Italy and Croatia – this Portugal Best Cycling tour was the best one of all! We’re telling all our friends about it! Muito Obrigada and Obrigado,


Vi skulle for første gang prøve en organisert sykkelferie, og hadde fått anbefalt Olivenreiser og deres portugisiske partner “Portugal best cycling”. Av flere mulige ruter i Portugal falt valget på kystturen fra Sesimbra til Odeceixe. Med tre vennlige, humørfylte oppmerksomme, omsorgsfulle og kunnskapsrike portugisiske og en norsk guide, ble turen en fornøyelse fra ende til annen. Alt av utstyr for syklinga fungerte bra, og oppstod problemer underveis ble dette fikset av guidene. Matstellet var førsteklasses, og vi mangla aldri drikkevann på syklene. Overnattingssteder underveis var av varierende kvalitet; fra utmerket til greit nok. Etappene var av noe varierende vanskelighetsgrad og underlaget under sykkeldekkene skiftet i løpet av dagen. Slik ble syklinga aldri kjedelig. Med god guideing var dette gjennomførbart for 18 svært forskjellige individer. En samling folk som ble bedre og bedre rista ihop i løpet av ei begivenhetsrik uke i Portugal


Vi hadde en 6-dagers sykkeltur langs Portugals kyst, kjøpt via Oliven Reiser. Totalt var vi ca 25 personer, og det ble en helt fantastisk tur. Guidene var blide, hjelpsomme og vartet opp med deilig mat og drikke til lunsj. Også mye humor. De kunne dele mye kunnskap om landet og historien. Naturen er variert og vakker, med milelange sandstrender, rismarker, fantastiske klipper med små strender langt der nede og mye annet. Jeg lærte hvordan jeg skal sykle når det er en sandete vei, og det funket! Varierende standard på veiene, men ikke altfor vanskelig. Turen er overkommelig for de fleste. Stort sett supre hoteller, også et par meget enkle. Anbefales!


A wonderful and unforgettable active holiday
We did the self-guided tour along the coast, and enjoyed every bit of it! Portugal Best Cycling made it possible for us to experience a wonderful and unforgettable holiday, complete with gorgeous scenery and fun and active adventure. Thank you Portugal Best Cycling! We recommend your services to all our cycling friends.


Wow, Portugal Best Cycling is a fantastic company in a beautiful country! We cycled “Along the Coast” with a Van Guided tour. Mario, our guide cared for us like family and treated us like celebrities. He was informative, attentive, and protective. He guided us, pampered us with gourmet picnic lunches on the beach and informed us on historical, cultural, and environmental sites. The hotels were varied, the lunches were healthy and decadent and the evening dinners superb, all served with local wines and sangria. The weather in September was perfect for cycling and the company generously gave us jerseys and parting gifts. From our first correspondence with Teresa to our parting breakfast with Mario, all members of Portugal Best Cycling were professional, efficient, accommodating and caring. I wish all companies provided the same quality of service. The price of this cycling trip was less than many other companies but provided more! Thank you for making our first cycling experience memorable!


We can’t say enough about it to everyone who asks. Everything from the magnificent people; weather; beaches; scenery; history; culture; churches; palaces; castles; narrow cobblestone streets; food and wine!!!!! It was way beyond our expectations. Our only disappointment was that the ocean was a few degrees colder than we had expected. Our guide Mario could do anything and attended to our every need – so perhaps he could look into raising the ocean temperature a tiny bit for next time.

The van guided tour was absolutely the way to experience Portugal. Out guide was right – it enabled us to really see some of this magnificent country up close. We not only saw it, but we felt the wind, smelled the ocean, tasted its delicacies, listened to the birds, breathed in the fresh air, and drank its wine and sangria. We rode over cobblestone, sand, dirt, gravel and pavement. We climbed what seemed like mountains, rode cliffs, dunes, valleys, rice fields, cork oak forests, cobblestone streets, towns and villages. Everywhere we turned the landscape was another spectacular painting.

Thank you Thank you Thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience.


Atlantic coast is gorgeous! Food and wine inexpensive and good. Mario, a tour guide for guided folks, was amazing, helpful and competent. Tour was hillier than expected – should have been rated “medium” for difficulty. We had a great time!


Perfect Cycling Along the Coast
We did a trip with Portugal Best Cycling May 2017. Our large group of 8 had a fantastic experience. We were only able to cycle 3 days and they were very accommodating and arranged a transfer for us. The hotels/B and B’s they selected were delightful and especially Monte do Zambujeiro which felt like we were on individual honeymoons while we were there. Every place we stayed had a really great breakfast and great food recommendations along the routes. It was a dream. Thank you portugal best cycling!
We also had some members of our group who had not done much cycling and they used the ebike’s. It was a great option for a variable experience group.


My husband and I recently completed the 8-day Along the Coast guided bike tour offered by Portugal Best Cycling, a subsidiary of Turadventur. The entire trip was fantastic! Our two guides were incredibly competent, helpful and friendly. We did an average of 35-40 km. per day, and, while the first day was truly rigorous, being a steep climb to a castle near Sesimbra, the rest was relatively moderate, on gently rolling hills, through farmland, on sandy paths along cliffs above the coast, on visits to windmills, an olive producer, etc. Our guides provided fantastic beach and cork grove picnics with a variety of selections (shrimp quiche, brie & prosciutto wrapped in pepper slices, almond tart) along with olive oil and wine tastings. We stayed in a variety of pleasant to spectacular well-appointed 3-4* hotels, including a gorgeous river-side country estate. Reasonably priced for the experience, service, food, and accommodations. A great way to get a taste of the Alentejo region of Portugal, if you have endurance and are used to biking moderate sized hills. Everyone was over 50 yrs. on this trip. Way different in rigour from our 2015 wonderful but totally flat bike trip in the Netherlands. But Sept.-Oct. biking with a breeze blowing and the sun shining is a fabulous way to explore a place.


Biking the Atlantic Coast
I just did the Atlantic Coast trip at the end of the season and had a BLAST. Our tour guides, Maria and Mario (yes, really) were fantastic, and the scenery was everything I had wished for. Beautiful, oceanfront riding, time at the beach, great food and wonderful accommodations. The only thing to prepare yourself for is that the first morning’s ride, Sesimbra up to an old fortress, is a tough way to start the week! But the view was worth it. Am already looking forward to hopefully going back next summer.


We did a self-guided ride using PBC’s Along the Coast tour and adding a few days of their Algarve tour finishing in Lagos. The tour was amazing with a route we could never have worked out ourselves. The directions and map (plus GPS) were excellent and we never got lost.

The scenery was incredible and most of the time we were seeing it on our own – a benefit of the great routing. There were only a very few times we were on roads with any traffic and the drivers were courteous. Overall the hotels selected were excellent; we particularly enjoyed the farm at Monte do Zambujeiro, Pedravia and the Pousada at Sagres.

I contacted Theresa about a tour and she very quickly had a plan worked out which we then clarified details.This went quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately PBC doesn’t take credit cards so I paid by wire transfer. There are some risks to wire transfer and I think it would be a good idea to accept credit cards even if the cost is a bit higher – I would have been more comfortable.

Maria met us at the hotel in Seisimbra and provided the bikes, guides, maps etc and did a great job of getting us orientated. She also drove us to the top of the hill outside the town – in hindsight this was a good decision!

She was also very helpful and efficient when we needed it. Unfortunately, I got quite sick in Odeceixe and I could not ride so my wife contacted her and she very quickly arranged for a taxi big enough to get us and the bikes to Aljezur. We were there by 10;30 am and our large room was ready – I spent the rest of the day in bed. I cycled (just) to Pedravia the next day and then we had to get a taxi to Sagres the following day; all arranged quickly and well by Maria. Thank you so much.

We also booked the PBC shuttle from Lagos to Evora which was much easier and saved us a lot of time compared to taking the bus or the train plus we got delivered right to the door of our hotel. Thank you so much Georges.

Overall this was an excellent cycling trip, very well organized and I’d highly recommend PBC.


Self Guided ride along the coast
My son and I completed a self guided bike trip along the south western coast of Portugal in Sep 2015. The trip was organized by PortugalBestCycling . They were excellent in the preparations and in providing on-going assistance throughout the 5 day trip. The routes were clearly marked, and Teresa was always available to talk to and guide. The hotels were really good and often went beyond our expectations in terms of service. Overall an excellent trip – thanks to Teresa and her team.


Alentejo Algarve coast cycling/kayaking 7 nights
We had an amazing experience cycling from Sesimbra all the way to Bordeira beach in algarve. Turaventur did an excellent job organizing our trip. All details, expectations for our trip were met and surpassed. Teresa and Joana were diligent in planning and accommodating our requests and needs. They delivered as promised. We loved every aspect of our trip. Kayaking in Arrábida, accommodation in Palmela and Bordeira beach were highlights. Thank you Turaventur for an amazing experience. Highly recommend

July 2019



Good morning,

Just wanted you to know that I got very good feedback from Clients Jully – along the coast.

They were really happy With the People, Food and itinerary. The also said that the maps and descriptions were one of the best they have had.

So – thank you for taking good care of them : )

Oliven Reiser


The Alentejo coast biking route was incredible! So much variety each day, changing from crashing waves along the cliffs to pretty flowers on a quiet country road. We loved the unique locations of the yummy picnics, whether on a private beach spot or in a cork tree orchard. Many thanks to the M & M team for making it all top notch – Maria & Mario were super outstanding guides. They’re warm, caring, funny, so very knowledgeable, capable and efficient and totally spoiled us! We’ve been on bike tours in France, Italy and Croatia – this Portugal Best Cycling tour was the best one of all! We’re telling all our friends about it! Muito Obrigada and Obrigado, Doreen & Philip from Canada


We had a phenomenal trip. Great weather, gorgeous views! The cycling was reasonable – some long climbs, some steep climbs, lots of downhills too and flats. All very reasonable for a novice a cyclist. Very well organized, great support from the cycling company. We self-guided and at the end of day 1 had a significant bike malfunction. The team had us repaired and ready to go first thing day 2 – great service. Decent maps and great suggestions for stops along the way. An amazing trip! Highly recommend.


My husband and I just returned from this self guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed the sights, sounds, and tastes of our trip along the coast. The food was outstanding that we ate at the variety of restaurants that we stopped at. The mileage was reasonable, the sights were beautiful, and the small town feel of coastal Portugal left us wondering if we could move here in our retirement. Teresa and staff were always on hand to help or answer questions and I am not sure there is a better way to see Portugal, except another bike trip!


We had a phenomenal trip. Great weather, gorgeous views! The cycling was reasonable – some long climbs, some steep climbs, lots of downhills too and flats. All very reasonable for a novice a cyclist. Very well organized, great support from the cycling company. We self-guided and at the end of day 1 had a significant bike malfunction. The team had us repaired and ready to go first thing day 2 – great service. Decent maps and great suggestions for stops along the way. An amazing trip! Highly recommend.
Written August 12, 2019


Mario, Joanna & Fidel the best riding experience ever!
They are so kind, funny, thoughtful and made the entire experience fun. As a first time rider I struggled through the different terrains but they constantly motivated us and the lunches were honestly the best thing to look forward to. Highly recommend the upgrades and the beautiful experience with beautiful Portuguese people. Joanna is a fun, loving and safe driver. Mario is thoughtful and funny. Fidel is the best at motivating and funny stories.
Honestly one of the best holidays I ever had!
I will be keeping in touch with them all and I hope they will visit Australia one day so I can return the beautiful hospitality they extended to us.

July 2022


This was a mountain bike experience we did not expect as rated beginner to intermediate-nothing beginner about it. Fitting all the bikes at the start was aproblem as did not go to bike shop and one bike was the wrong size. Local company Megasport did respond promtly. No paper maps were provided and it we had not had a tech. expert with us, we could never have found the way.
However the hotels were good with excellant breakfasts. The beaches along the coast are beautiful to walk-they are surfing beaches so swimming not an option.

July 2022


We took the self-guided PBC “Along the Coast” tour in May/June-a party of three.This is our 3rd tour with PBC and we recommend them highly.In particular: the routes, often on backroads, through rice fields, along cliff tops, and quiet country roads (gravel/tarmac); the quality of the bikes; support (via Whatsapp); friendliness; selection of accommodation; cultural/culinary recs; and obvious love for this amazing country.The route was varied. Day 1 out of Sesimbra was hilly.Following days were easier on the coast/inland to S. Cacem,then down to the coastal towns of Porto Covo, Villa Nova de Milfontes, Odeciexe. The planned kms were all doable.We requested additional rest days to enjoy exploring the towns/beaches, which PBC were happy to accomodate.The seafood meals along the coast were superb and the beach/pool swims welcome.Everyone we met was so friendly/patient with our little bit of Portuguese! A terrific way to see the countryside – slow travel.Thankyou PBC for such a great tour.

July 2023


I did a 6-day solo self-guided cycling tour from Sessimbra to Aldeia da Pedralva with the assistance of Portugal Best Cycling. The routes were amazing, alternating from challenging on the first day to some easier ones later on. I highly recommend PBC who take great care in preparing the routes, providing assistance when needed (due to unusual bad weather!) and in general looking after you during the entire trip. The bikes provided by PBC are of high quality and well suited to the variety of small roads ans tracks. Some of the views were breathtaking, and the itinerary goes through unspoiled areas that are worth discovering! You can also enjoy amazing local food at the various stops. I am definitely planning to do another tour with PBC, most likely with family. Lastly, PBC was very flexible in changing some of the usual itinerary to suit my own needs and gave me invaluable advice in adapting some of the routes.

October 2023


Portugal Best Cycling (Turaventur) took us on a fabulous tour through Portugal’s Alentejo and Algarve regions (we did a customized bike/hike/kayak tour for 10 days for a group of 11). We had many experiences that we wouldn’t have found on our own, from visiting a cactus farm, to visiting a cork factory, to finding beautiful locations for tasty picnics, to visiting Teresa’s family farm where we had a barbecue and saw a newborn donkey and an amazing collection of mint condition antique cars. Teresa has an incredible “joie de vivre” that is infectious, and she knows her way around out-of-the-way bike routes. She also has a talent for choosing the perfect hotels and restaurants (great locations, reasonable prices). Joana brought us all of those tasty picnics, became everyone’s friend, and drove the support van. We would highly recommend this group for anyone who wants an active travel experience in Portugal.

November 2023

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