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A CYCLING ADVENTURE

The Algarve has been discovered, in recent years, as a privileged destination for keen cyclists.  Cyclist might visit for the incredible terrain, but most come back for the discovery of the rich culture the region has to offer.

Serra de Monchique has its own microclimate and lush nature, part of the Natura 2000 Network, it’s the ideal refuge for those who want to escape the crowds and do as the locals do. Travelers will find themselves in a unique place - simultaneously close to the mountain and the Atlantic coast - the perfect environment to pursue outdoor activities.


Everything you need

Discovery Hotel’s Monchique Resort & Spa, a hotel part of the Bikotels network, boasts spacious and comfortable rooms perfect for restoring energy and practicing mindfulness in addition to a Spa, indoor and outdoor pool, gym, the hotel hosts monthly activities for all to partake in, among others.

In addition, we have a series of amenities tailored to those arriving on two wheels:
• Secure outdoor bicycle parking
• Covered compartments for storing bicycles with secure locks
• Workshop equipped with tools for quick repairs
• Bicycle wash station
• Complimentary laundry of athleisure attire
• MTB and cycling routes available (maps, technical data, and GPS tracks)
• Spa with special treatments specially catered to cyclists
• Rental of bicycles and GPS equipment
• Specialized guides to accompany or advise on routes

THE CHALLENGE

The conditions are in place, now all you need to do is choose the level of intensity for your routes and enjoy the ride.


There are plenty of places to visit. If you want more suggestions for tours, we will be happy to help you.

BY THE MOUNTAIN: Castelo de Silves • Barbelote waterfall, Monchique • Alto da Fóia • Picota
BY THE COAST: Carvoeiro Cave, Lagoa • Alvor • Lakes • Fortaleza de Sagres • São Vicente Cape, Vila do Bispo • Aljezur

ATHLETE TRAINING

If your goal is to carry out sports training to keep in shape or prepare for a race, this region is the right place - be it for its climate, or for the rich culture and terrain.

See below two mountain trails that you can take that start at Monchique Resort & Spa. If you need data and coordinates of other routes or technical climbs, talk to us.

route 1 route 2

CLIMBS

• Padescas: Dist. 4.9 km | Accumulated difference 292 m | Average slope 6.01% | 3rd. | Alt. 332 mt
• Fóia: Dist. 7.2 km | Accumulated difference 425 m | Average slope 5.79% | 2nd. | Alt. 888 mt
• Pomba: Dist. 3.3 km | Accumulated difference 266 m | Average slope 8.08% | 2nd. | Alt. 502 mt
• Picota: Dist. 11.3 km | Accumulated difference 592 m | Average slope 5.23% | 2nd. | Alt. 659 mt
• Portela da Nave: Dist. 4.1 km | Accumulated difference 364 m | Average slope 9% | 1st cat | Alt. 706 mt