The alluring coastline of southern Portugal has long attracted those seeking sun-drenched beaches and attractive coastal villages. The region has been described as being ‘blessed with windswept dunes, powdery sands, ocher cliffs, and natural grottoes’. We have created an itinerary that takes in the coastline starting just south of Lisbon in Palmela and finishing in Lagos, staying in unique hotels ranging from pousadas to rural inns.

We also operate a biking trip in the northern Alentejo that includes Evora (2 nights), Estremoz (2 nights), Crato (1 night) & Marvao (1 night), which, although without the coastal attributes, exudes history, with quiet roads and outstanding hotels (the inns along the Algarve are more modest). The northern Alentejo is the most popular of these trips, but each trip offers something unique.

Straight Talk



Palmela, Portugal

Day 1


Grândola, Portugal

Day 2

Tres Marias

Três Marias, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Day 3



Day 4


Sagres, Portugal

Day 5


Lagos, Portugal

Day 6+7

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?


6 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Luggage transfers
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits



Start any date from March 15 to November 15
Custom trips also available. Call or email for details.


7 days / 6 nights with 6 days of cycling


Palmela / Lagos






Cost*: US $2250
Single Supplement: US $570

*This Randonnee Tour is a mix of Luxe, Classic & Casual accommodations.

Bike Rentals

Hybrid or Racing Bikes: US$280

E-Bikes: US$480

E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.  

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us.

Getting There

Our trip starts from Setubal (40 km outside of Lisbon). Setubal by direct train from Lisbon in 49 minutes. The trip finishes in Lagos. You can return to Lisbon by train or bus. The train takes 3h30 and there is a change of trains required in Tunes; cost 20 euros - for schedule and booking. Bus back to Lisbon will cost approx 20 euros and take 4h30. You can buy your bus tickets here.


Day 1


You can transfer here from the Lisbon international airport on arrival, or if you have stayed in Lisbon, Setubal is easy to reach and there is time for a warm-up ride on your first day -we suggest arriving early afternoon so you can check-in, and ride to nearby Aldeia Rica to see tile making, with the chance to also visit a winery. Stay at the Rio Arte Hotel, with contemporary decor in a historic building, just 10 minutes walk from the train station.
Ride Distance: 37 km, 569 m gain; or 48 km, 888 m gain*


Day 2

Setubal to Grandola

Start the day by riding to the port of Setubal marina for the boat transfer across the estuary, with a chance to see dolphins along the way. Ride past cork trees and rice paddies to Grandola, staying at a 3-star hotel in the center.
Ride Distance: 53 km; 341 m gain*


Day 3

Grandola to Tres Marias

Leaving Grandola ride through the Serra de Grândola towards the coast, stopping for lunch and a castle visit at Santiago de Cacem and then to the sea-side village of Porto Covo. Stay at Tres Marias, a member of Casas Brancas distinctive inns. If you wish to dine out, the renowned Tasca do Celso is in nearby Milfontes. Ride Distance: 68 km; 682 m gain*


Day 4

Tres Marias to Odeceixe

Start with a morning ride to Vila Nova de Milfontes and the headlands of Cabo Sardâo and then follow a road along the cliffs. Visit Zambujeira with its dramatic sea-side location and lovely beaches. Stay at Casas do Moinho, a comfortable and unique hotel in Odeceixe which is one of the most beautiful villages in the region.
Ride Distance: 63 km; 525 m gain*


Day 5

Odeceixe to Sagres

This is a relatively easy day as you glide down the coast to Sagres, in the southwestern corner of Portugal. Once thought of as the end of the world, it was here that Henry the Navigator launched Europe on the seas of exploration. For dinner, we recommend Vila Velha, our pick for a traditional meal that will be one to remember. Stay at a hip, contemporary hotel Memmo Baleeira, a member of Design Hotels. Ride Distance: 62 km; 545 m gain*


Day 6

Sagres to Lagos

From Sagres, make your way along the Algarve coast, with a visit to the S. Vicente Cape in the morning and then along roads lined with almond and orange trees. 
Ride Distance: 59 km; 584 m gain*


Day 7

Departure Day

You can depart from Faro airport or take a bus (4h20) or train (3h30) back to Lisbon. Note you can book buses up to 8 days in advance and trains up to 30 days in advance. Bus information:; Train information:

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.


Rio Arte Hotel, Setubal

Set in a restored building beside Galeria Municipal do Banco de Portugal, this historic hotel has contemporary decor with original art by Nina Curto in each room. No elevator.

Hotel D. Jorge de Lencastre, Grandola

This is a modest 3-star hotel, with simple, but comfortable, clean rooms. Alternative: Villa Center.

Tres Marias, Vila Nova de Milfontes

Located between the villages of Porto Covo and Vila Nova de Milfontes, this property offers 10 rooms in a beautiful setting in the countryside, where nights are spent between candle lights and the stars above, with flashes of North African inspiration.

Casas do Moinho, Odeceixe

A collection of independent whitewashed cottages, each unique. There is a swimming pool and the location, close to Odeceixe, is superb. There is a fantastic restaurant here - treat yourself to the tasting menu.

Memmo Hotel Baleeria, Sagres

The 4-star hotel's facilities include a restaurant, bar and lounge and a swimming pool with magnificent ocean views and an area for spa treatments and massages also equipped with a sauna, gym, heated indoor pool.

Dom Manuel, Lagos

This charming 4-star boutique hotel in the center of historic Lagos is the city's finest and a guest favourite. There is a swimming pool and the food is superb.

Randonnee Tours offers cycling and hiking tours in Alentejo, Portugal
Trip starting at
USD $2,250