Touring Bike

Linking Lisboa and Faro airports by bike

The Rota Vicentina Touring Bike offers the provision of a GPS track, that links the airports of Lisbon and Faro, giving you access to RV RV networked partnership companies with bike-friendly services.

The Touring Bike complements the Rota Vicentina Bicycle Path, which also includes a network of over 1000 km for mountain biking.

It was created as a response to numerous requests for a route between the walking trails (Historic Trail, Fisherman’s Trail e Circular Routes) and the airports of Lisbon and Faro.

Connections or intersections with the different walking and mountain bike routes of the Rota Vicentina is ensured at various points between Santiago do Cacém and Lagos.

Connections or intersections with the different walking and mountain bike routes of the Rota Vicentina is ensured at various points between Santiago do Cacém and Lagos.

The total length is just over 500 km and although it can be divided personally for each cyclist, it is usually divided into 5 steps of about 100 km each, or 10 half steps of about 50 km each. The route includes mainly cycle paths (particularly in and around Lisbon and Faro) and roads or paths with reduced car traffic.

From its inception there was a desire to establish a balance between the coast and the interior, providing numerous incursions into areas rarely visited, both along the coast and away from it.

In the download, the file identifies not only bike friendly accommodation but also bicycle repair services located within the Rota Vicentina’s territory.

Technical File

Track only available in GPS.

Throughout the course the rules of the Highway Code must be scrupulously respected, always taking special care with the possible presence of motor vehicles.

The route runs along tarmac roads, where possible, along are secondary roads, with dirt roads.

It can be followed in either direction: North > South or South > North.

Accommodation and services specifically for cyclists.

See the Help Guide   for information sources and various available materials.

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