Planning to visit São Brás de Alportel in the near future?
Bike rental is most definitely one of the best ways to enjoy São Brás de Alportel, so do not hesitate to rent one of ours while spending your vacation and making the most out of São Brás de Alportel, in Algarve, Portugal.
We have the best deals on quality bikes and the best guided tours in and around Algarve. You can book one of our Daily Guided Tours to meet one of our fantastic local guides who will be happy to show you around the area.
São Brás de Alportel is a village that still displays a calm and unhurried lifestyle by friendly locals. White house streets whose ranks are only broken by large churches and its bell towers, the circle of hills around the city overlooking the sea and mountains, are the simple charms of São Brás de Alportel, which is typical of the town of Algarve.
The low and white houses, typical of popular architecture, stand next to larger buildings, with their façades decorated with tiles, ornate stones and cast iron verandas, whose luxury is returned to the prosperity of São Bras de Alportel in the years of industrial cork booming.
High and low points of changes in the wealth of the city are thus inscribed on the cobblestone streets and squares, while adding such decorations as the baroque Passo da Paixão mortar (Station of the Cross) near the Episcopal Palace and pretty flower pots in the windows add color and interest to their story.
After renting a bike, here are 5 amazing places to ride in and around São Brás De Alportel that you just can’t afford to miss!
Museu do Traje
Encased in azulejos, this beautifully maintained museum occupies the home of the former cork magnate, which retains its original kitchen. It features a constantly changing local costume exhibition, where there are 15,000 in the museum shop (a free two-hour tour of the store takes place on the last Tuesday of the month). The outside buildings has a presentation on the local cork industry, a large collection of old carriages, an art gallery (hosting regular music events, including fado) and a cafe.
On this amazing behind-the-scenes cork factory tour, you will learn about the tree’s life cycle, harvesting and manufacturing process, from drying to the production of wine and champagne cork. It also displays other uses for versatile materials, such as clothing, shoes, bags and even furniture. Guided tour of the last 90 minutes and are in English and Portuguese.
Calçadinha de São Brás de Alportel
Constructed during Roman times, this ancient road is thought to connect 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
Jardim de Verbena was one used to be a bishop’s palace, this beautiful park has an 18th-century enclosed fountain with eight snouts, and is a shady spot for picnics.
Built in 1587 and renovated a few times after the earthquake in 1755, Igreja Matriz has three parts, separated by Tuscan columns, 17th-century paintings and 18th-century gold carvings. The breezy view of the orange orchard and the surrounding valley extends from the parvis. On Easter Sunday, the church is the focal point of the Festa das Tochas Floridas, which sees the roadway to the city center covered by flower carpets.
However rent a bike in São Brás de Alportel can be a setting for extraordinary biking adventures and rent a bike in São Brás de Alportel is also the best way to see unusually seen sights of São Brás de Alportel, a deep way to get to know people , food, culture and history of São Brás de Alportel, Portugal.
You can choose the bike that suits you best and available for rent. If you’re not sure which bike is good for you, contact MTB Algarve team and let us know! You can also try a special road tour into the unknown part of Algarve.
Let’s ride a bike in Algarve today! We will be happy to help you choose the bike that suits you perfectly 🙂