Enjoying a bike tour is the best way to go in São Brás de Alportel because the village has beautiful squares and cute, tiny passageways that are not accessible to any other transport method. Known for its tranquil vibe and friendly locals, São Brás de Alportel would be the perfect place for you to get familiar with the localities of a typical Algarve town. So take a break from the busy city of Faro, and join us with a bike tour in São Brás de Alportel!
What to expect in São Brás de Alportel?
São Brás de Alportel is a historical village located in the centre of the Algarve that used to be inhabited by the Romans. This rural town has it all: it is situated in a bay-like area where on one side, is surrounded by lush, green hills, and on the other, by the sea. Tourists can choose to get guided bike tours to explore all parts of São Brás de Alportel, from thrilling mountain views to the Mediterranean beaches.
The nature surrounding São Brás de Alportel is undoubtedly beautiful and unique. However, if you don’t think you are the type to hike or spend all day tanning at the beach, there are many more things to enjoy in São Brás de Alportel. One can expect to find historic churches, ancient Roman ruins, delicious cuisines, organic farms, and famous cork factories in the town. So you see, although São Brás de Alportel is not the biggest or busiest town in the Algarve, it is not short on entertainment. If you are the type that loves good food, good people, and pretty scenery without the stress of overly packed tourist hotspots, then São Brás de Alportel might just be the town for you!
Places that you won’t regret going to in São Brás de Alportel (and why you should take that bike!)
Let’s rent a bike in São Brás de Alportel and take a ride through the stone-paved roads to visit the town’s mother church! Igreja Matriz is a historical church located in the square of this beautiful antique town built in the Baroque style with intricate details of its marbled altar, neoclassical paintings of biblical scenes, and patterned gold-carvings on its walls. This stunning church is undoubtedly a must-see! Especially on Easter Sundays, when locals cover the city centre with flower carpets.
Ervilha Cafe: Pastelaria e Geladaria
Sightseeing around the town would make you hungry eventually. Luckily, Ervilha Cafe is a stunning little bistro that overlooks the town square. The cafe was originally established in 1952 and has been a local and tourist favourite ever since. People go there for their relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. Ervilha Cafe is famous for its specialty in pastries and chicken pies. In the Summer, people also come to taste the exciting flavours of their gelatos while taking a stroll around the town square.
One of the favourite landmarks of São Brás de Alportel, Bengado Windmill greets you with stunning views of rolling hills and Spain’s countryside. However, you should organize a guided bike tour beforehand because this landmark can be quite tricky to find sometimes.
Calçadinha de São Brás de Alportel
Rent a bike or take a hike on this ancient Roman stone-paved road. The Mediterranean countryside that surrounds the road would be exceptionally beautiful and enjoyable in nice weather.
Novacortica Cork Factory
If you are looking for a more educational visit, come on by to the Novacortica Cork Factory. Here, you will discover the story of the transformation of corks, from the harvesting of trees to the finished manufactured product. This guided tour of 90-minutes will leave you with interesting information that you never knew before!
Bike Tours in São Brás de Alportel
São Brás de Alportel is a small town, and the best way to fully explore it is by bike! If you are a cycling enthusiast or just want to dip your toes in a cycling experience, then we have the perfect bike tour for you. The Enduro Bike Tour at MTB Algarve is a bike tour tailored exactly for your specifications and skill level. We can upgrade difficulty or add rest time whenever you desire. The Enduro Bike Tour will explore the scenic beauty of São Brás de Alportel through single technical tracks from 4 to 6 hours, with a lunch stop at a local biker restaurant. The nature of São Brás de Alportel is no short of stunning views that you can stop and enjoy for as long as you want because we at MTB Algarve put your enjoyment first. Just think of all the pictures you’ll be bringing back home from your Mediterranean holiday!
Book the Enduro Bike Tour online now and get ready for a memorable experience!
If you are not sure that the Enduro Bike Tour is for you, don’t stress! We have a range of bike tours that you might enjoy, like the special road tour into the unknown part of Algarve. For more information about bike rentals in São Brás de Alportel, you can contact our MTB Algarve team. We would be happy to answer all your questions and help you and your family pick the most suitable bike tour so that you can enjoy the stunning beauty of São Brás de Alportel to your heart’s content!