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Rent Bike in São Brás de Alportel

Looking to rent a bike in São Brás de Alportel?

MTB Algarve is the best place to rent a bike in São Brás de Alportel, Portugal.

The quiet rural town of São Brás de Alportel provides a welcome break from the beach. Although there are several tourist attractions in this city, it’s a pleasant place to ride a bike.  Excellent activities in the surrounding area including walking corks.  São Brás de Alportel is a hotspot in the heyday of the 19th century cork and there are still 10 prosperous factories around the city.  It’s located in a valley in the Barrocal region of olives, carob, fig and almonds, fertile limestone areas between mountains and the sea.

Top things to do in São Brás De Alportel

Museu do Traje
Encased in azulejos, this beautifully maintained museum occupies the house of the former cork king, who maintains his original kitchen. It shows an ever-changing exhibition of local costumes, where there are 15,000 at the museum shop (a free two-hour tour of the store takes place on the last Tuesday of the month). The outside building has presentations about the local cork industry, large collections of old cars, art galleries (hosting regular music shows, including fado) and a cafe.Nova Cortiça
On this amazing behind-the-scenes cork factory tour, you will learn about tree life cycles, harvesting and manufacturing processes, from drying to wine production and champagne cork plugs. It also displays other uses for versatile materials, such as clothing, shoes, bags and even furniture. Guided tour of the last 90 minutes and in English and Portuguese.

Ysconderijo
In the contemporary dining room with brick arches, wooden tables and ivory chairs, Ysconderijo is very popular among international visitors because of its elegantly presented dishes such as sliced ​​lamb with grilled forest mushrooms, steak wrapped in meat with mashed sweet potatoes, and salmon almond skinned. Reservations are recommended in the summer, and you must bring cash because you cannot pay by card.

Calçadinha de São Brás de Alportel
Built in Roman times, this ancient road is thought to link Faro (Ossonoba) with Beja (Pax Julia). It was used by mules and shepherds until the 19th century. You can walk along two branches – one 100m long, the other 500m. Contextual information is available at the Centro da Calçadinha interpretation center, which can provide free guided tours on request.

Jardim de Verbena
Under what was once a bishop’s palace, this beautiful park has an 18th-century covered fountain with eight snouts, and is a shelter for picnics.

However biking in and around São Brás de Alportel is a great way to explore this amazing city as it’s very suitable for beginners or expert riders, there are somany options for cycling.

Whether for active holidays or just to relax, rent a bike in Almacil is ecological and eco-friendly way to see some of the normally unseen sights of Almacil and biking will also allow you to get to know people, food and culture and history of Almacil, Algarve.