Mountain Biking


With 1000m of extinct Volcanoes, vast national parks and endless single track dirt roads the Algarve is the perfect destination for Mountain Biking.


Voted the top Mountain Biking destination in Europe, AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge are thrilled to offer some of exciting mountain biking tours and guiding for all levels!

With the wild and unspoilt National Parks of the west coast, mountain ranges of Monchique and dirt tracks weaving in the beautiful countryside, there is a perfect days biking for everyone no matter your biking style.

Our MIAS qualified instructors have the best local knowledge of the trails, having hand built many over the years! Each ride can be tailored to the needs of the group and you’ll be riding with others of the same level, so no waiting around for your fellow bikers to catch up.

The weather in the Algarve lends itself perfectly to a comfortable days riding, with warm seasons with plenty of sun and you’re not just limited to the summer months!

Mountain Day Trip – Descent down the mountain range behind Lagos, with stunning views from land to sea! With a variety of routes from red through to orange range, it’s an exciting days biking for even the most experienced rides.

With over 2,000 vertical meters of down hill riding, each route lasting around 30 minutes. With the shuttles waiting shuttles to get you back to the top, there’s hardly any uphill riding! Our maximum of 6 riders to a vehicle and guide there’s no wasted time waiting for the cautious.

Monchique Day Trip – The mountain range of the Algarve boast an incredible view! Starting at the highest peak, you’ll descent on dirt roads and quiet tarmac to the lake, perfect for cooling off in summer. There’s a short climb to our favourite view point, the perfect spot for lunch.Following the edge of the reservoir until we reach the dam wall, for the brave it’s a great jump to the cooling clear waters, or an easy climb down to the water if you’re a little less adventurous.The ride is varied and a full days riding, ideal for those with a little more experience. There are small uphills but a back up vehicle is on hand is your legs are feeling tired.

Cross Country Day Trip – Our relaxed country day trips are ideal to break up a long week of biking and perfect for novices looking to get to grips with mountain biking. The countryside in the Algarve is raw, unspoilt and perfect of exploring by bike!

Cliff Top – The option to explore dirt roads with some steeper climbs of the cliff tops to take in the beauty of the south coast or take on the challenge of some technical singletrack trails with the expert guiding of our Mountain Bike instructors.

Wild West Coast – The famous National Park of the West Coast of the Algarve offers fast descending tracks, technical routes down to beaches and exciting climbs to take in the incredible views of the wild coast of the Algarve. This 35km is a challenge, but completely worth it!

The South Coast – This incredible 40km ride follows the cliff tops of the south coast towards Sagres. Double tracks and gnarly single tracks all the way, with a cold beer or two at the beach cafe to cool down after the ride.  A vehicle to bring you back to the Lodge! We also offer a shortened half day South Coast ride that is approx 25km.

Canal Loop – A gentle 45km ride out of Lagos through the Algarves wild farmlands. Following the canal, you’ll love the singletracks and technical rides in the brilliant guided route. We also offer a shortened Canal Loop half day ride that is approx 25km.

Price per person

    Mountain Biking Rides
    Jan - Dec
    Half Day RidesBeach Ride (15km) 25 €
    Cliff top ride (15km) 25 €
    Cross country (22 -25km) Canal or South Coast 25 €
    Skills training (max 3 persons) 50 €
    All Mountain incl shuttles/uplifts 60 €
    Full Day RidesMonchique To Lake (35km) 60 €
    Cross country (45km) 50 €
    All Mountain incl shuttles/uplifts 70 €

You can hire a bike or if you bring your own bike we have a secure bike cage at AltaVista. Our instructors can also store your bike at their secure alarmed lock up garage.

Bike Rental * Book in Advance
Jan - Dec
Half Day Bike RentalFront suspension 5 €
Full Suspension 10 €
Full Day Bike RentalFront Suspension 15 €
Full Suspension 30 €
Extras per daySPD pedals 2 €
Knee pads 2 €
DMR V8 pedals 2 €
Dropper seatpost 5 €
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