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Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour provided by MTB Algarve

Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour

Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour
4.5
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Our specialized guides will give you a detailed introduction to the ecosystem of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, and together you will explore flora and fauna. Stretching out over 60km of unspoilt coastline, the Ria Formosa Natural Park is an amazing sight to behold and an excellent place to escape from the typical beach holiday. The barrier island system of Ria Formosa, which protects a warm-water lagoon with its mosaic of salt marshes, islets and tidal mud flats. This unique environment harbours many resident and migratory birds and offers shelter to other threatened species of fish, plants and animals. Two and half hours of gentle riding, mainly flat terrain, minimal effort required, suitable for most people whether a cyclist or not. And for those who are looking for more action on their holidays, we are also offering a variety of mountain bike tours.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16760P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Use of bicycle • Use of helmet • Local guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Lunch
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Location Name: Opposite Faro Central Bus Station Location Address: Our shop opposite Faro Central Bus Station Av. da Republica 124 cave
Faro, Faro, Faro District, Algarve
Inclusions
Use of bicycle • Use of helmet • Local guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Lunch
Departure details
Location Name: Opposite Faro Central Bus Station Location Address: Our shop opposite Faro Central Bus Station Av. da Republica 124 cave
Faro, Faro, Faro District, Algarve
Duration
2h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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Jason L
Olhao, Portugal2 contributions
Good MTB rental shop in the Algarve (Faro)
Oct 2019 • Couples
Their Ria Formosa Natural Park tour was full but they rented us bikes anyhow and showed us how to bike to the park on our own. So we got to ride along the beach and through some of the trails in the Ria Formosa, some of them went through the salt flats which was pretty cool. They have a pretty comprehensive fleet of rental MTBs (all 29ers I think they said) and both me and my wife, who is a lot shorter than me, got bikes that fit well. When we needed to store our luggage for a few hours the next day it was funny that when we followed google maps to the first luggage storage place we found in Faro, it was the same business! So they do that too. They also run enduro rides (if you’re into that sort of thing) about 30 min north of Faro which I didn’t try but would like to in the future.
Written October 11, 2019
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Fiona H
123 contributions
A must to see natural Faro!
May 2019 • Friends
We had booked this from the UK and despite dreading the 35c heat on the day, we really enjoyed ourselves - even my good friend's 7 yr old Son, who toppled off his bike sideways into a bush, really enjoyed it too! 'Cesar' from MTB Algarve had the nicest personality, calm, patient and with a cracking sense of humour too - he took us around the beautiful sat flats of Faro, alongside the airport and we spotted many birds and ended up at 'Wax' - a fantastic place for a spot of lunch. The lunch itself wasn't expensive and was really tasty as well - all in all it was about 15mile bike ride, which we could take at our own pace. The bikes were carefully chosen for us and were really comfortable as well... So - all in all - well worth doing!
Written June 8, 2019
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Dear Fiona, Thank you for very nice and positive words. We always reward when clients give us feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed the trip and we hope to meet you again! MTB ALGARVE
Written July 25, 2019
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rose c
Bingham, UK48 contributions
Perfect way to see the Ria Formosa Natural Park
Mar 2019 • Couples
As with all the other reviews, this guided bike ride with Cesar was just perfect and I highly recommend it for anyone who is reasonably confident riding a mountain bike and can keep going at a nice steady pace for a few hours. One of the highlights for me (as an aeroplane geek!) was cycling all the way round the airport boundary! Saw so many planes taking off and then coming in to land once we were in the country park. The salt flats were a bit like cycling along the paths between Cley-next-the sea and Blakeney, if any of you know North Norfolk, with the sea in the distance. The Ria Formosa was a lovely place with great paths and interesting sights including flamingos and storks. We had a good lunch at Wax on the beach. You'd never find your way along the paths alone so book this guided tour for a very special day out.
Written March 31, 2019
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Hello there, Thank you for your feedback, it is always our pleasure to offer the best service. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with what can Ria Farmosa offers. Hope to see you soon back in Faro. Greeting from all team MTB ALGARVE
Written July 25, 2019
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M_C
1 contribution
Great tour, great guide
Jan 2019 • Solo
Spent a day taking in Faro Natural Park by bike with MTB Algarve. The service was excellent, and our guide Miguel was fantastic. He kept our small group at a steady pace throughout, no one was left behind and his knowledge of the area and good sense of humour made the day go so well.
There's so much to see and to learn about Faro and the wildlife here. We stopped for lunch, and it didn't disappoint. Highly recommend this tour.
The highlight of course, was seeing the Flamingos!
Written January 3, 2019
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Andrea F
3 contributions
Nice tour around Ria Formosa
Aug 2018 • Solo
I decided to explore Ria Formosa by bike. I went to the shop and the guys managed to sort everything out with only one day notice. We left the shop around 9.30 and came bk around 2.30. I had an amazing day; Ceasar was my guide. Well experienced guy however not a great amount of details given regarding the surroundings. Very pleasant throughout the day. Overall the experience was very good.
Written August 11, 2018
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Simone H
Canggu, Indonesia31 contributions
awesome service
Bikes were super awesome, they tell you where you can ride along and tell you about other places to go with your bike other than the national park and the pricing was very good :) would do it again!
Written July 28, 2018
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wanderin_around
Glasgow, UK91 contributions
Good but expensive
Well worth the tour but for what it was, the price seemed a little steep. We paid €45 per person for an easy 4 hour cycle. The bikes were good quality but apart from guiding us there was not a great amount of detail given regarding our surroundings, which I think we would have appreciated. Still, they seem like a good, well experienced company who were very pleasant throughout the day.
Written January 27, 2018
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Thank you for your review! We will improve our tour to be more informative about the surroundings. About the duration, we now try to adapt to the clients as much as we can, this means we can bike all day if the clients choose to, take breaks to enjoy the bird watching points or the beach. Kind regards Team MTB Algarve
Written April 18, 2018
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Toby_Edmonds
Exeter, UK3 contributions
Good days start with the right bike
Jul 2016 • Solo
I only needed a city bike as I was only planning to explore Faro for a few hours. Filipe gave me exactly the bike I needed and was very helpful throughout the hiring process. When I got back he then drove me to a restaurant that I would never have found for myself and ensured I got a table for lunch! That's truly above and beyond and made my first trip to Portugal even more memorable. Next time I'm going to join in one of their Ria Formosa tours - they have the knowledge, the skills, and the ideal bikes!
Written July 30, 2016
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colin g
1 contribution
Mountain bike rental
Jul 2016 • Solo
Stayed at Hotel Eva. Bike rental is conveniently across the road. My bike was like new and it was adjusted for my size and weight. Great trail past airport and into Ria Formosa national park. MTB staff are really friendly and informative. Well come back here again.
Written July 15, 2016
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Townleycroft
Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK24 contributions
Highly recommend hiring from this company.
Mar 2016 • Couples
We hired two mountain bikes from Filipe for two days while staying in Faro. The bikes were very good quality, well maintained and good value and included tools, pump and a helmet. Filipe is a really happy and friendly guy who it was a pleasure to chat to. He spent ages explaining to us how to find our way around the Ria Formosa natural park which was a really lovely and different riding experience, including a great value lunch at Wax Bar on the lovely Faro beach. The second day we rode into the mountains behind town which was also very scenic.( Its quite easy to get out of town avoiding traffic by following the cycle path to the Ibis Hotel then going over the footbridge). Filipe also hires a range of bikes and organizes tours in the area and endurance and downhill mountain biking in the hills.
Written April 5, 2016
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Trail727881
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Bike Hire
No fuss bike hire. Excellent carbon bike with ultegra group set and brakes. Small tool kit, lock and pump included.
Guyrob07
Guyrob07
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Impeccable service 10/10
Really great service, broke my rear sprocket and they sent a mechanic out within the hour to come and fix it and se
Justyna K
Justyna K
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Second to none service - thank you again!
I rented a mountain bike from MTB Algarve shop in Faro. Miguel was very professional and very friendly, found a gre
U8549DSbenjamin
U8549DSbenjamin
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Great place to rent bikes!
Excellent bikes, fair price, friendly staff. They give you a discription on how to get to Faro beach but you might
N8100LVdavidm
N8100LVdavidm
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Biking Algarve end to end :)
We rented two bikes to cross Algarve from the very est to the very west. Modern and high performance bikes helping
Emzy985
Emzy985
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Bike hire
We hired two mountain bikes from MTB in August. No need to pre book. Plenty available. €15 per bike per day until 1
RafMal68
RafMal68
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Great experience
We rented four touring bikes for five days. Good bikes, perfect service, kindness and availability. All was perfect
GTurner78
GTurner78
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Road Bike Hire
Very competitive price for 8 days Road Bike hire but most importantly a fantastic service that saw the bike deliver
zoranb78
zoranb78
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Perfect bike rental
On my trip around Portugal I rented bikes multiple times, but with MTB Algarve my experience was far the best. The
bett77
bett77
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Road Bikes rented
Very good service and great price ! Bikes were delivered to us on Sunday ( even they closed on Sunday ) to Portimao
Jason G
Jason G
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Enduro Tour
I did the Enduro tour of Fonte-Ferrea bike Park with Cesar, great riding with some fast technical descents, big cli
noneo468
noneo468
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Very good bike-rental
Bike: I had a very light and high-quality trekking-bike with a nexus-8-gear shift, front shock absorber with quick-
webzilla74
webzilla74
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Great service, amazing XC ride
Arranged everything with MTB Alrgarve via email before my trip over to Portugal, they were very helpful, offering m
arrell83
arrell83
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Excellent
Did a quick morning enduro tour with MTB Algarve and rode amazing local trails with knowledgeable guide Rui. Also h
Theresa R
Theresa R
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Part of Rota Vincentina - A Great short break with friends
We hired mountain bikes and were dropped off at Alzejur and cycled part of the Historic trail of the Rota Vincentin
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