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Monchique Downhill Off-road Bike Ride from Mount Foia

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The Algarve offers far more than just beaches and bars. Take a break from sunbathing and discover the region’s highest peak on an off-road bike tour from Mount Foia, with round-trip transfer from your Lagos accommodation. As you descend along mountain trails, learn more about the region’s flora and fauna from your guide and admire scenic views. Keep energized with local lunch, fresh orange juice, and bottled water provided.
    What to Expect
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mexilhoeira Grande, Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao, Faro District, Algarve

    Transfer uphill in our mini-van or 4x4

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Foia, Serra de Monchique, Monchique Portugal

    Enjoying 360º views to the south coast and west coast and see the coast between Carvoeiro - Sagres and further up north to Aljezur and beyond.

    Try the local almond cake or our favourite chocolate cake. There is a large terrace with panoramic views. Before you descend walk in the souvenir shop and buy a little souvenir for friends and family back home.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Casais, Casais, Tomar, Santarem District, Central Portugal

    Half way we´ll stop for a well deserved lunch. A freshly made tuna pasta, home made salad and freshly squeezed orange juice will get us going again for the rest of the ride.
    The tavern sells also coffee, ice creams and local cakes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Outdoor-tours.com, R. Francisco Bívar 142A, 8500-132, Portugal

    End of the tour, well done ! We´ll have a free beer or other drink in our garage.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Outdoor-tours.com, R. Francisco Bívar 142A, 8500-132, Portugal

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please make your own way to us, and we can provide a free return service after the tour if between Portimão and Lagos.

    Portimão Cruise Terminal
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • transport up the mountain from Mexilhoeira Grande (09h30)
    • free return transfer to Lagos or Portimão
    • lunch with fresh orange juice (around 12h30)
    • clean and well maintained Mountain Bike Giant 29-er
    • safety helmet in various sizes and EN 1078 certified
    • qualified and multi-lingual mountain bike guide in front of the group
    • support vehicle following the group
    • cold and bottled water during the whole day
    • a free drink at the end of the day in our office (around 15h00)
    • liability and personal accident insurance accordingly to Portuguese licensing law
    • official Portuguese Outdoor Adventure License (RNT 61/2007)
    • therefore guaranteed fun with 15+ years of experience riding the best trails in Serra de Monchique
    • Extra drinks other than included
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • The main language used by the Bike Guide will be English
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • English
    The downhill trip was an excellent day out on good bikes, mostly on a mix of trails, dual-track, single track, unpaved road and a little paved road. The tour leader was well informed about the surrounding terrain and natural features, sharing that info with the group at
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    Response from Frank K, Owner at Monchique Downhill Off-road Bike Ride from Mount Foia
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Paul, thanks so much for your helpful feedback and we are looking forward to ride again with you in the near future. Happy New Year and happy riding ! Best regards, Frank
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Outdoor-Tours.com
    78 reviews
    Paul P
    Best 5 hours
    The downhill trip was an excellent day out on good bikes, mostly on a mix of trails, dual-track, single track,
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    East Algarve Family cycling weekend
    Frank really helped with the whole trip even the minutest details. The route plan was brilliant with kids. We even
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    Jane S
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    Lovely day trip
    We had a great day with Vasco on a day trip up to mount Foie and Monchique. Very informative and a nice way to
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    James G
    Peterhead, United Kingdom
    Great Biking Day Out
    I had done a previous ride with back in 2013 and enjoyed it, so booked this bike tour again for myself and 3 mates
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    Maidstone, United Kingdom
    Downhill Cycle Ride
    We did the ride down from Foia. It was very enjoyable with an excellent guide. It wasn’t too strenuous, even in 30
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    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Amazing experience with brilliant guides
    So much fun to do, and the guides were exemplary, keeping the group together, helping the whole way along and the
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    Daniel L
    Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
    Fantastic Day
    Since there were six of us we knew we would need some activities to keep us occupied and came across the Mount
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    Antwerp, Belgium
    Wonderful experience
    We booked the trip via our B&B in Silves (Tapada do Gramacho; also a wonderful place we can really recommend) and
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    Tourist A
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    By chance on the same tour as previous writer VMCCCC ....great trip, lunch en route. Good route, and excellent
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    Dishoek, The Netherlands
    Great day out!
    Great team with very good gear. The 45 km down hill route was a very nice way to see Algarve. Our family with two
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    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Brilliant Downhill Day
    Such a great day (18 / 9) thanks to Tom and Mark and the rest of the group. Its a great route downhill along quiet
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    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    Just a few words to say thank you to TOM and MARK who took us out on this excursion there were 4 of us one of
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    London, United Kingdom
    Mountain Bike Hire in Portimao
    Hired two MTB's for 4 days to get some exercise whilst away. Thomas and Frank provided a 15 mile route to tour the
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    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    best days of the holiday!
    Best days of the holiday according to our 12 year old and I think the whole family agreed. We booked the sea kayak
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    Bart D
    Must do trip if you like MTB'ing
    Great off road track with enough little stops to relax and listen to some nice 'must knows' about the area. good
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
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