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 !
Scenic cycling through nature
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. 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. You can check availability and book online.
Family friendly from 12 years
Since 2001 Outdoor-Tours.com rolls down this mountain. We have developed this tour into a safe & fun concept of downhill cycling in the Monchique Mountains.
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 largest bike size is suitable for riders up to 200 cm (6ft6). To deliver optimal service during the downhill cycling tour a service car will follow with water and your belongings. Book now and pay 14 EURO less for the teenagers in your group
New MTB Giant 29-ers & smaller sized 26″ All Terrain Bikes
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. Check the specs.
Book online with 6 people or more and automatically a discount of 10% will be calculated.
Which days & what´s for lunch
We run these downhill cycling tour every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We´ll meet at 9h15 at our office in the authentic village of Mexilhoeira Grande. Here you can park your car and we´ll return there at around 15h00.
In case you can´t do these days, please contact us to see which alternative days are free, especially when you are with a larger group.
We normally limit the group size to 15 participants. In case you are with a larger family/group of friends or wish to do a company day-out, we do cycle with larger groups. Also a more extended lunch is optional. Contact us.
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 rich Portuguese gazpacho, a freshly squeezed orange juice and locally grown melon from the fridge.
Prices & Discounts 2017
Price per adult is € 53 (18 years and older)
Price per teenager is € 39 (minimum age is 12 years old and 150cm/ 4ft9 tall)
Are you not into cycling but do you want to join the day out with the rest of your family and friends? Join as non-cyclist and enjoy the mountains from our support vehicle. The price is €29 pp with lunch included. You´ll be following the group at all times.
Book online with 6 people or more and automatically a discount of 10% will be calculated (only on this website).
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.