Mountain Biking Holidays



With extinct volcanoes and mountain ranges just 30km away, vast national parks on the west coast and endless dirt roads with single tracks snaking across the south coast cliffs, Luz is the perfect destination for your mountain bike adventure!

Whether you’re looking for exciting and challenging down hill trails or a relaxed cross country ride, our MIAS instructors are on hand to ensure the best possible biking experience on your holiday.

With extensive local knowledge and many hand built tracks that others don’t even know about, riding with us guarantees incredible mountain bike adventures no matter what your level.

Our Mountain Biking centre is fully equipped with front and full suspension bikes, safety equipment, a 4×4 and a purpose built bike trailer for shuttle runs! If you want to bring your own bike we can help you get it here from Faro!

With mild and warm winters, sun filled spring days and the cool breezes in summer there’s perfect riding weather all year round!

Our Mountain Biking Holidays include 5 days of riding based on your level.  We can tailor the perfect biking experience for you, adding more rides or other activities you might wish to try in the sun soaked Algarve.

More detailed information on routes is available on our Mountain Biking Activity Page


Our Mountain Biking holiday is ideal for those looking for a challenging downhill ride! You’ll be descending 2,000 vertical metres on the mountain range behind Lagos, riding the cliff tops of the south coast and wild routes in the Monchique Mountain Ranges. There’s plenty of trails for several great days of riding, with routes ranging from red through to orange. With our shuttles up to the descents you’ll hardly be riding up hill at all!

Day 1: Foia 10km – One of our favourite hand built shuttle routes. 10 kms long, with a variety of tracks it’s a great start to your holiday.

Day 2: South Coast – Cliff TopsTechnical single-track climbs and descents right on the edge of the south coast, you’ll be just feet away from the ocean!

Day 3: Convent Run – Insane Shuttles on our 6km black route to Monchique town. Incredible views!

Day 4: Picota Black – Shuttles to our Picota 6km freeride route. Chance to explore our hand built tracks

Day 5: Trans-Monchique – Mix and match of you favourite runs or hit one of the new routes we have built.

Level required for this course – Confident and Experienced Riders only. All groups are limited to 6 Riders of the same level to ensure you are not waiting around for your shuttle to the next descent!


Explore our vast cross country trails on both the South and West Coast of the Algarve. With a variety of tracks, our expert guides know the ideal route depending on your level. Ideal for novice riders through to expert, the routes can be tailored to suit your riding ability.

Day 1: Canal Ride – A 45km ride through the Algarvian countryside following the canals, with a great technical single track sections. Brilliant introduction into riding and perfect for those getting back into the saddle.

Day 2: Barao Valleys – Starting with fast flowing singletrack trails down the valleys, taking in the beautiful countryside before stoping for lunch at the local village. The perfect opportunity to try some delicious Portuguese cuisine and a Pastel Da Nata to fuel your afternoon cycle.Your afternoon you’ll be climbing up fire roads and exploring single tracks in the forest.

Day 3: West Coast – An excellent 35km cycle on the unspoilt and wild west coast. Climbing from the beaches of Sagres to the cliff tops with fast descents and technical single tracks. Breath taking views on the famous Portuguese Coastline and national park.

Day 4: Rest Day – Giving your body a chance to recover after 3 days in the saddle, relax by the pool or head down to our blue flag beach. There’s also a chance to try surfing!

Day 5: South Coast – A day of cycling along the cliff tops of the South Coast, right along the waters edge. With technical singletracks and challenging descents.

Day 6: Monchique Red – After 4 days of cycling you’ll be feeling confident and ready to take on our downhill tracks of Monchique, our local mountain range. The 10km singletrack descent is perfect for getting into downhill riding, our 4×4 trucks will be waiting at the bottom to shuttle you back to the top, no up hill riding today!


  • 7 nights in our shared Garden Room or Private Poolside Room
  • 7 delicious free breakfasts at our Lodge
  • 5 days biking either cross-country or in the mountains
  • Expert and highly qualified guide
  • Transport to biking spot
  • Full use of Lodge facilities

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Book 7 nights and get 1 night accommodation FREE


Cross Country PackageShared RoomPrivate Room
Normal PriceOffer PriceNormal PriceOffer Price
Mar 390 € 370 € 425 € 400 €
Apr 425 € 400 € 460 € 430 €
May 425 € 400 € 460 € 430 €
Jun 460 € 430 € 495 € 460 €
Jul 495 € 460 € 530 € 490 €
Aug 495 € 460 € 530 € 490 €
Sep 495 € 460 € 530 € 490 €
Oct 460 € 430 € 495 € 460 €

All Mountain package add 50€ per person.

Private room is based on 2 persons in a Poolside Room with twin beds or double bed. Free night offer applies to shared Garden Room or Poolside Room only. Single rooms available at a surcharge. Extra nights available. Package for other rooms on request.

Bike Rental * Book in Advance
Jan - Dec
Half Day Bike RentalFront suspension 5 €
Full Suspension 10 €
Full Day Bike RentalFront Suspension 10 €
Full Suspension 20 €
Extras per daySPD pedals 2 €
Knee pads 2 €
DMR V8 pedals 2 €
Dropper seatpost 5 €



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