Route & Programme

MTB Safari: A route designed for nomad bikers

The Route

Our route is specially adapted and improved for MTB riding; following the direction of the Rota Vicentina's Historical Way, which passes through towns and villages steeped in history.
Comprised mainly of rural trails, this is a classic Grand Route (GR),with stretches of cork tree forests, mountain ranges, valleys, rivers and creeks.
A true journey through time, local culture and the nature trails of the Natural Park.
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Thank you for the wonderful week in the Algarve. I have been telling all my friends what a great time it was and I'll definitely come back.

Arnoud D.

Route Details

Stage Day Ascent Distance
Santiago do Cacém > Cercal do Alentejo Sunday 1450 m 72 km
Cercal do Alentejo > Odemira Monday 1200 m 60 km
Odemira > Aljezur Tuesday 950 m 55 km
Aljezur > Pedralva Wednesday   65 km
Pedralva > Sagres Thursday 1200 m 77 km
Sagres Friday Optional GPS Riding Last Day Activity or relax!

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Available Dates


16.09.2017 - 23.09.2017

€ 1025,-



14.10.2017 - 21.10.2017

€ 1015,-


Month Date Hotel Price Available


All routes are varied terrain and have optional escape routes/shortcuts/additional loops so we can adapt them to suit riders.
And most importantly - our rides are not a race! We cycle at your chosen speed.
Groups with mixed levels can be split if required to make sure everyone enjoys the rides.

Santiago do Cacém > Cercal (Sunday)

72km 1450m Full
  • Dominated by cork trees
  • Meet the Alentejo cows
  • Desolated region
  • Mediterranean style micro-climate
  • Amazing reservoir views

Cercal > Odemira (Monday)

60km 1200m Full
  • Huge 'strawberry' (medronho) trees
  • Sniff the perfume of wild herbs
  • Large bat colonies
  • Watch out for the wild boar

Odemira > Aljezur (Tuesday)

55km 950m Full
  • Following the river Mira
  • Habitat for many different species of birds
  • Amazing bio-diversity
  • The land of sweet potatoes
  • The scent of eucalyptus in the air

Aljezur > Pedralva (Wednesday)

65km   Full
  • Clouds of butterflies and colourful flowers
  • Enjoy the sound of the sea at Praia do Canal
  • Wild olive trees
  • Dramatic views at Carrapateira

Pedralva > Sagres (Thursday)

77km 1200m Full
  • West coast meets South coast
  • Challenging singletracks of the south
  • An Ornithologists' Wonderland
  • Cape St Vincent - The End of the Route


Ready to ride with us?

Book your all-in mountain bike holiday, available in Spring and Autumn.

Prices from € 650 per Week per Person