Mountain biking

Discover the Algarve on your mountain bike!

There are several companies that rent out bikes or offer guided tours. One of them is Algarve Outdoor Tours ( The trips vary from technical simple and conditional easy as the "downhill trips", to tours for which experience and a good condition are required.

Downhill from the Monchique
We have done the popular downhill tour with Algarve Outdoor Tours. The tour begins in Mexilhoeira Grande, from where you will be transferred by minibus to the highest peak in the Algarve, the Foia with 902 m, in the middle of the Serra de Monchique. You will have beautiful views on both the south and the west coasts. The restaurant on top of the mountain is always open and serves delicious coffee. After a clear explanation of the guide you will bike back to the coast... easy going downhill!

The guide stops at places with beautiful sceneries and tells you about the flora and fauna. A service car follows the group, of up to 16 people. These trips are suitable for anyone between 15 and 65 years with some cycling experience.