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Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour
4.5

Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour

By MTB Algarve
Recommended by 93% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher

Ages 10-65, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish


  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • 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
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16760P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16760P1

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Trail727881
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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Rodalita B
Francisco I. Madero Municipality, Mexico69 contributions
Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour-- Two and half tour at Ria Formosa Natural Park, enjoy the beauty of this paradise, learn about the Flora and Fauna and the amazing birdwatching strectching out over 60 km of unspoilt coastline, the Ria Formosa natural Park is an amazing sight to behold abd an excellent place to escaoe from typical beach holiday..

What include
• USE of bicycle
• use of helmet
• local guide tour

Whats not include
• Hotel pick up and drop off
• lunch
Written December 2, 2022
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Jason L
Olhao, Portugal2 contributions
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
Hailsham, UK141 contributions
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, UK58 contributions
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
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
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, Indonesia33 contributions
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, UK93 contributions
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
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
2 contributions
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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