The Algarve is known for its great climate, scenery and cuisine and where better in Europe is there to spend a week in the depths of the English winter?

Just north of Faro (the nearest airport), Alte is one of the most beautiful villages in the region and is surrounded by rolling countryside perfect for a week in the saddle. This is an area of rare beauty with magnificent views, quaint hamlets and a unique timeless quality; few tourists find their way to the interior of the Algarve and those that do are well rewarded with friendly and hospitable locals – as well as warm winter weather!

Awesome riding for all levels
Alte is the perfect setting for some epic rides. From the hotel we can ride out in any direction and within minutes be on hardpack trails leading into the hills and valleys. Whether riding through cork oak woodland, pine forest or the fertile valley bottoms, an array of opportunities keeps all standards of rider happy.

The cost of your holiday includes accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, plus, of course, the bikes and services of Mountain Beach. Our hotel is situated on the outskirts of Alte, with beautiful views towards the coast. All rooms are comfortably furnished, with en-suite facilities, airconditioning and satellite TV. Enjoy tennis courts, an outdoor pool, a games room, bar and restaurant. A leisurely stroll into Alte will find a few local bars and cafes. The workshop and bikes are also situated at the hotel. Accommodation is based on two people sharing a room. Single supplement applies, though it may be possible to organise a ‘willing to share’ option.

There are numerous air departures to Faro but, often the most economical, Easyjet depart from Luton, Gatwick, Stansted and Liverpool. Remember booking early can save you a packet! Book on line at www.easyjet.com

Day 1
Meet your guides at Faro and transfer to hotel (1 hour approx).

Day 2
Start the week with a ride to an abandoned village. Good ‘non technical’ climbs to get you going, plus a teatime stop at our favourite coffee shop.

Day 3
Heading towards Ribeira du Algibre we ride a single track along the riverbank to a picnic lunch, followed by a hearty climb and a slower cruise home.

Day 4
A free day to explore the area or check out the pool and tennis courts. Alternative option of a trip to the coast.

Day 5
Pedro’s ride – named after a local dog that loves a 20+ mile run! A fantastic ride over various terrain.

Day 6
A shorter ride to a windmill with everything from easy to technically challenging options along the way. Lunch at Sarnadas.

Day 7
Your last day in the saddle heads towards Rocha Dos Soidos and Rocha Da Pena. See how your legs stand up to singletrack climbs and descents.