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Algarve Downhill Family Cycling Tour

All year round family friendly cycling tours in the sunny Algarve in Portugal. Discover the green and lush Serra de Monchique by bicycle. Ride in a relaxed pace from 902m/2700ft down to sea level. Stop half-way for a local and typical lunch. Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
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Since 2001 we cycle downhill from the Foia, which is with 902 meters, the highest mountain in the Algarve.
From here we run all year round nature and family friendly cycling tours. Whilst you can enjoy your downhill cycling tour, the support vehicle makes sure that you will have always a cooled bottle of water at hand. Our cycling guide will show you the most fun and safe route for your downhill cycling tour in the Serra de Monchique.
We will lead you on forest paths with tarmac/asphalt, and through the green valleys of the Serra de Monchique. During the frequent stops you can enjoy the far stretching views !
The tour starts at the office in Mexilhoeira Grande. From here you are brought to the highest peak in the Algarve in the middle of the Serra de Monchique, by a mini-van.
Enjoy here the stunning views to the west & south coast. The restaurant on top of this mountain is always open (except Saturdays) and can serve you a lovely coffee before you start your downhill cycling tour through the Serra de Monchique.
This trip is suitable for young people and for the not so young. We usually see that everyone between 12 and 70 years old with some cycling experience can enjoy this downhill cycling tour.
Young (teenage) cyclists should be able to touch the ground with both feet whilst seated. For our smallest bike (14″ frame) we normally see that the minimum height required is 150 cm (4ft9).
The aluminium ‘all terrain’ MTB bikes are custom made and have safe hydraulic brakes from Giant or Magura, comfortable gel seats and front suspension. The handle bar is higher than on a normal bike, so you will enjoy a safe and comfortable sit position. We provide you with a helmet and a water bottle.

- What Will You Do

After a clear safety briefing you will cycle back to the Algarve south coast... easy going downhill!
The guide will stop at the most picturesque sites and shares information about the local wildlife and nature. While cycling close to little farms, the local shepherd will always greet you.

- What To Expect

We have developed this tour into a safe & fun concept of downhill cycling in the Monchique Mountains.

- What Is Included

All trips include lunch, transport up the mountain, a professional bike guide, All Terrain Bike available in the sizes XXS to XXL (26″ All Terrain Bike for rider length 150 – 170 cm & 29-er Giant for rider length 170 – 200 cm), helmet, gloves, a service car following the group and cooled water to drink during the whole day.

- What Is Not Included

Hotel Pick up, any extra drinks or dessert during lunch, coffee on the top restaurant.

- Transfers

Free pick up from Lagos.
Other destinations on request.

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- FAQ

On which days of the week do you operate these tours?
We run these downhill cycling tour every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In case you can´t do these days, please contact us to see which alternative days are available, especially when you are with a larger group.
How big is the group size?
We normally limit the group size to 13 participants. In case you are with a larger family/group of friends or wish to do a company day-out, we can cycle with larger groups.
What is included in the price?
All trips include transport up the mountain, a professional bike guide, All Terrain Bike available in the sizes XXS to XXL (rider length 150 – 200 cm), helmet, cycling gloves, LUNCH, a service car following the group and cooled water to drink during the whole day.
What's for lunch?
Included is a healthy and tasty home made pick nick lunch with vegetable soup, a pasta salad with vegetables and tuna, and a freshly squeezed orange juice. In the summer months we change this to a fresh Portuguese gazpacho, a freshly squeezed orange juice and locally grown melon from the fridge. Should you have a diet or allergic, please advice us when you book.
What is the minimum group size for you to go ahead?
In case the total group size of all reservations on that day is 4 people or less, we remain the right to cancel this trip. In that case we will suggest you to come another day, or we´ll refund you within 24 hours in full and without any cost for you. That´s completely up to you. Of course you can book alone.
What's happens when the weather is not good, for example when it rains?
In case the weather is not suitable for visiting the Serra de Monchique we will suggest you to come another day, or we´ll refund you within 24 hours in full and without any cost for you.
What type of bicycles do you provide?
We ride Giant 29-ers from 2016 and 2017 and have smaller sized 26″ All Terrain Bikes available for children (teenagers) The aluminium ‘all terrain’ MTB bikes are custom made and have safe hydraulic brakes from Giant or Magura, comfortable gel seats and front suspension. The handle bar is higher than on a normal bike, so you will enjoy a safe and comfortable sit position. We provide you with a helmet and a water bottle. The bikes come with an easy click system to change the 24 – 30 gears. Every winter we completely service the bikes inside and out.

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Pricing

Price per person:
- Viewer ( to ): 29.00 
- Adult (18 to 75): 55.00 
- Youth (12 to 17): 39.00 

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- Duration: 5 hours
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Meeting Point

Mexilhoeira Grande
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