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9 Feb 2025
15 Feb 2025

DISCOVER: Algarve

Experience the Southernmost point of Portugal

9 Feb 2025
15 Feb 2025

Algarve

$8,950
Lead Guide:

Paulo Crispim

ABOUT THIS TRIP

When you imagine the Algarve, do you think of beautiful beaches and luxurious holidays? Well, it’s also a fantastic place for biking and exploration. Many of the inGamba team members, including guides, soigneurs and mechanics, call Portugal home. This special randonnée presents an opportunity for participants to benefit from their intimate knowledge and explore the Algarve.

Situated at the southernmost point of Portugal, the Algarve features sun-kissed, golden-sand beaches, whitewashed houses with Moorish terraces, and some of the finest food in the country. You can choose from dishes like tender stuffed squid, xerém (corn porridge with clams), juicy and sweet oysters and clams, and local vegetables and fruits like figs and oranges, as well as nuts and cheese.

Riding along the Algarve coast offers stunning views of cliffs, with elevations around 100 meters and climbs reaching up to 300 meters. However, the real magic lies further inland, where you’ll find some of Portugal’s best cycling routes. It’s no wonder the Volta ao Algarve returns here every year in February!

The Volta ao Algarve provides a major early test for the pro peloton, attracting some of the world’s best riders to its start line. It’s the perfect tune-up for one-day specialists ahead of the Spring Classics, while Grand Tour riders use it to shake off the winter rust. Packed with punchy finishes, a short time trial, and a little bit of everything for the diverse mix of stars in the line-up, this race is one exhilarating journey. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the pros in action and take on some of the same routes they ride. For instance, the Mount Fóia climb near Monchique is a regular feature in the race and is esteemed as the region’s most renowned climb. It’s 7.3 km long with an average gradient of 5.9% and is definitely a challenge worth embracing.

Included With Trip:

  • All lodging*†
  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello Dogma F Disk with SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Daily Bike Wash
  • Custom Castelli × inGamba cycling kit
  • Daily post-ride massage from a professional soigneur
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

*Pre/post-trip lodging is not included
†Flights are not included
**Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges

MEET THE GUIDES

team rider image

Paulo Crispim

Paulo began mountain biking at the early age of 16, and soon his love for bicycles, road cycling, and mechanics were there. Almost a decade later, he decided to take the risk and become a bicycle mechanic, but he never stopped participating in granfondos and amateur races. He joined inGamba as a mechanic in 2019 and now he is also one of our guides.

THE TRIP AT A GLANCE

START LOCATION:

Lisbon

FINISH LOCATION:

Lisbon

TOTAL ELEVATION:
4,465m
TOTAL DISTANCE:
485km
DAYS RIDING:

6

GROUP SIZE:

8-14

LONGEST DAY:

Day 3
Comporta – Évora. 107km

BIGGEST CLIMBING DAY:

Day 3
Comporta – Évora 953m

View Bike Options

Seven of the last 11 Tours de France have been conquered on a DOGMA, and the latest generation is now ready to continue that legacy of success. Whatever the road throws at you, the DOGMA F is always the right bike.

WHEELSET:

Zipp 303 S Carbon Tubeless

FRAMESET:

Pinarello Dogma F

COCKPIT:

ZIPP Service Course SL

TIRES:

Vittoria Corsa N.Ext

GRUPPO:

SRAM RED eTap AXS

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite Custom Race

PEDALS:

Speedplay

BIDON:

Elite Corsa Team

SADDLE:

Prologo

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 1030

COLOUR:

InGamba Red

The NYTRO GRAVEL has a pure road racer DNA which upon launch marked an era in the E-BIKE/GRAVEL world. Featuring an iconic design, the Nytro Gravel is perfect for anyone looking for a road bike with powerful support for the toughest climbs.

WHEELSET:

Zipp 303 S Carbon Tubeless

FRAMESET:

Nytro Gravel E-Bike
(available for an additional fee)

COCKPIT:

ZIPP Service Course SL

TIRES:

Vittoria Corsa N.Ext

GRUPPO:

SRAM RED eTap AXS

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite Custom Race

PEDALS:

Speedplay

BIDON:

Elite Corsa Team

SADDLE:

Prologo

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 1030

COLOUR:

Saturn Silver

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