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  • Código da excursão: 12371P4
  • Local: Albufeira, Portugal
  • Duração: 4 horas (aproximadamente)
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Starting in Alcantarilha, we are quickly onto dirt tracks leading into and over the hills into a valley where time appears to have stood still for centuries, far removed from the busy coastline of the Algarve. Following interesting tracks we eventually arrive in the old moorish capital of the Algarve - Silves, where we can make a café stop. A great little riverside track leads us our of Silves and to spectacular views of the river valley and then we head back to the start passing some rice fields and vineyards along the way

Idiomas da excursão

Guia Inglês

Destaques

  • Curta um dia longe do barulho e da agitação da cidade
  • Preço competitivo
  • Inclui embarque no hotel
We start close to the centre of Alcantarilha, a small village of Moorish origin, set on a hill with the remains of a 17th century castle and a church with a rather gruesome chapel of bones. We are soon onto quiet dirt tracks (the more serious bikers amongst you will enjoy these, though they are perfectly fine for those less experienced), cycling past vineyards and the recently developed Amendoeira golf course. After crossing the railway line we head up and over some hills, along dirt tracks that are hidden amongst orange groves and down towards the Rio Arade amidst scenic countryside. The area north of the river is traditional algarve countryside at its unspoilt best. You will spot the traditional stone walls and the odd derelict farm along the way.

We join the flat, narrow pathway along the ‘levadas’, traditional irrigation channels still very much in use, for several kms. Tricky at times, this is not a ride for novices, but is a fabulous way to cut across country before joining the main road into the picturesque town of Silves. Once the Moorish capital, Silves is steeped with history. It is an enchanting town on the banks of the Rio Arade and home to the best preserved castle in the Algarve. Serious riders may wish to tackle the hill up to the castle, but this is optional. We take a cafe stop along the riverside here in Silves.

Fully refreshed, we cross the old bridge and head along the river bank, with splendid scenery and we may spot the odd river boat travelling up from Portimão, before emerging from the valley for a panoramic view of the town and castle. We continue our journey along quiet roads, where the only traffic jam we are likely to encounter is a herd of goats and sheep! After a while, we turn into an ancient dirt track that skirts one of the few rice fields in the Algarve, also home to all kinds of wildlife, including storks. Finally we pass through the sleepy village of Fontes da Matosa before arriving back to our starting point in Alcantarilha.

This is a ride of approximately 41kms, which is ideal for those who want to get stuck in to some decent mountain bike riding on rough single paths and along little used dirt tracks. We can adapt the pace to suit you, but it is most suitable for reasonably fit and capable riders. It lasts for approximately 4 hours (including cafe break and water stops).

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Datas de partida
Ponto de partida:
Alcantarilha
Horário de partida:
09.30 with hotel pick ups in the hour before

Os embarques no hotel se iniciam aproximadamente 30 a 60 minutos antes desse horário

Os embarques no hotel se iniciam aproximadamente 30 a 60 minutos antes deste horário; o horário exato de embarque será informado na reconfirmação.

Duração:
4 horas (aproximadamente)

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Informações adicionais

Alcantarilha - Silves Mountain Bike Tour

Along the water course on the way to Silves

Inclusões:
  • Local taxes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusões:
  • Bike hire is a chargeable extra
  • Helmet hire is a chargeable extra
Informações adicionais:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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Política de cancelamento

Se cancelar no mínimo 7 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, não haverá taxa de cancelamento.
Se cancelar entre 3 e 6 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 50 por cento.
Se cancelar no prazo de 2 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 100 por cento.