Mountain Biking


From Extreme to Serene, we have it all. 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!

Enduro Day Trip:  100€ incl. bike hire, coffee stops and lunch

To the summit and back  along a huge variety of single track descents upto 10km long. The routes for the shuttle days are red/black level with jumps and drops in them, but there are a few of the smaller jumps that you will have to try! These routes are not for beginners, you need to be confident on a bike and ideally be able bunny hop and tackle steep rocky descents. Our aim is to get in 3,000 vertical meters descending per day.

Summit to Sea Day Trip:  90€ incl. bike hire, coffee stops and lunch

The 4×4 backup vehicle will take you to the highest point of the Algarve , where we buy you a coffee and enjoy the spectacular views before starting the 40km ride to the edge of the ocean. You will descend down the mountain on a mix of old dirt roads and single tracks, at the base of the mountain we stop for lunch before following a river valley down to the ocean’s edge where you will ride along some stunning, flowing single track trails.  The total distance is around 40km with 400m climbing and over 1,000m descending! This ride is ideal for good riders looking for an easier day, or a beginner with good off road bike skills looking for more of an adventure. Our 4×4 backup vehicle is with us all day. 

Dam Descent Day Trip:  90€ incl. bike hire, coffee stops and lunch

Drive you to Foia, the peak of highest mountain in the Algarve.  We stop for a drink at the café on the peak, enjoy the view before descending the mountain on dirt roads or tarmac depending on the group requirements. At the base of the mountain a dirt road leads us to the lake down a long flowing valley. There is a short climb to a beautiful view of the lake, this is our usual lunch stop. Then we follow the edge of the reservoir until it reaches the road (another 15kms). In the summer we then drive to a swimming spot on the reservoir, go for a swim and get rid of the dust. If you are planning on going into the water make sure you have something to swim in and a towel, these can be left in the backup vehicle that follows us all the way.

This ride is ideally suited to adventurous riders with less experience who want to see more of the Algarve. There are small uphills but a back up vehicle is on hand if your legs are feeling tired.The route is about 35km long with 200m climbing.

Trail Rides - We have a range of trail rides to suit both beginners and experts in either half days – 09.30-12.30 or 14.00-17.00 (up to 25km) or all day 09.30-16.00 (up to 50km). The maximum group size is eight for scenic routes and six for intermediate or expert. Rides include a stop for coffee or lunch on full day rides.

South Coast:  Half day – 40€ / Full day – 80€ incl. bike hire – Intermediate and Expert

Barao Valley:  Half day – 40€ / Full day – 80€ incl. bike hire - Intermediate

Super Coast:  Full day only 80€ incl. bike hire - Expert

Lagos Loop:  Full day only 80€ incl. bike hire - Confident Beginners  / Intermediate

Wild West Coast:  Full day only 80€ incl. bike hire - Intermediate

Canal Ride:  Full day only 80€ incl. bike hire - Intermediate

Cliff Top:  Half day only 40€ incl. bike hire - Confident Beginners

Beach Ride:  Full day only 80€ incl. bike hire - Beginners

Own Bike - If you are on your own bike then you get €30 euros off the all day price and €15 euros off the half day price.

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