BIKING

Biking in the Algarve

With the national park ‘Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina’ in our backyard. It goes without saying we have some of the best biking trails in the Algarve. This part of the South West of Portugal is ideal for both mountain bikers and road bikers all year round. MANA ecolodges is located near two of the major biking trails in the Algarve: Rota Vicentina and Via Algarviana. However, for our guests, we have set an amazing trail on what we called MANA land. A trail designed to enjoy our wonderful private 36ha land in between amazing nature. With hills, little lakes and even a tiny cave. Our MANA team is happy to help you plan your biking trips. We organise pick-ups and drop-offs along the tracks to get the most out of these amazing biking routes the Algarve has to offer. Book your holiday!

THE ROTA VICENTINA

The Rota Vicentina covers both of the Southern Regions of Portugal. The Algarve and the Alentejo are two regions who stand out due to their landscape diversity. The Caminho Histórico(230 km) is the longest route. Starting in Santiago do Cacém and ending in the south westernmost point of Portugal, Cabo de São Vicente. This is mostly a rural route with 12 stages, by foot or bike, through trails of forests, villages and towns with centuries of history. The “Trilho dos Pescadores” connects Porto Covo to Odeceixe, extending over a total of 111 km that can be made exclusively by foot

THE VIA ALGARVIANA

The Via Algarviana trail is over 300 km and crosses mainly through the mountains connecting Cabo de São Vicente to Alcoutim. The GR13 is a large walking trail but can also be used by mountain bike and offers you contact with an almost unknown Algarve. Agriculture and rural lifestyles are predominant here. This route, starting at the pier of Alcoutim, near the Guadiana River, is divided into 14 sections and goes through locations where you can find plenty of restaurants and support services. One of the first sections goes through Serra do Caldeirão, a region known for its cork production and by the traditional villages of Salir, Benafim and Alte. Half-way, you can find Silves and then Serra de Monchique, where you can enjoy the view from the natural sightseeing spots of Picota or Foia, the highest reference points of the Algarve. This route also goes across Marmelete, Bensafrim and Barão de São João, extending over areas with minimal human intervention and a special stone pine forest. The Via Algarviana ends in Cabo de São Vicente.
Via Algarviana

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