Downhill Off-road Bike Tour

Downhill Off-road Bike Tour from Foia

Enjoy a Downhill Off-road Bike Tour on superb MTB trails in the green and cooler Serra de Monchique. You´ll ride a well maintained and clean Giant 29-er.

We´ll meet at the coast between Lagos and Portimão in our office in Mexilhoeira Grande. Form here we´ll transfer you up to the Algarves highest peak, the 2960ft/902 mtrs Foia.

After a short safety briefing you´re ready to start your Downhill Off-road Bike Tour, back to the south coast. Our bike guide will lead the tour, and our support vehicle follows with your belongings and a cool box with cold (and free) bottled water.

Safety and level of the Downhill Off-road Bike Tour

The Downhill Off-road Bike Tour is offered as a social ride with (photo) stops and some explanations about the local flora & fauna. In case you are a competitive downhiller please look for alternatives.

On the other side we assume that when you book this trip, you have already some off-road mountain bike experience. We have an excellent safety record, and it´s our ambition to keep it.

The required fitness level is “medium-good” with “doing sport activities 1-2 x week”
The required technical skills are “experience with riding single and double tracks with some technical parts

The minimum age is 16 years and minimum 4ft9/149cm tall. A partner or child can join as spectator for a reduced price and enjoy the day from the support vehicle.

See also our fun Family Downhill Cycling Trip, on good roads only.

Downhill Off-road Bike Tour along wind mills

2016/2017 models Giant 29-ers

On this Downhill Off-road Bike Tour you´ll be riding a well maintained and clean Giant 29″ MTB with smooth 3 * 10 Deore and XT gears, safe Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and a comfy 100mm suspension fork with lock-out. These fine bikes are available in the sizes M (18″), L (20″) and XL (21″), see geometry here.

Should you wish to ride a smaller bike we have some older models with 26 inch wheels and 3 * 9 gears, V-brakes and lock-out front suspension. For the smallest bike you would need to be at least 4ft9/149cm tall. The largest bike serves a rider of 6ft6/201cm.Downhill Off-road Bike Tour with Giant Bikes

Which days we ride and what´s for lunch

We run this Downhill Off-road Bike Tour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And we´ll meet a bit before 09h30 in Mexilhoeira Grande and to return here at around 15h00. Lunch is usually at 12h30.
To let the tour go ahead, we need at least 4 riders. The maximum group size is 15 participants. But in case you wish to organise this bike tour for a large group of friends or company day out, please contact us to see which days are available and as a result receive a group discount.

Included is a healthy and locally sourced lunch with vegetable soup, a tasty pasta salad with vegetables and tuna, and a freshly squeezed orange juice. In the warm summer months we change this to a fresh and rich Portuguese gazpacho, a freshly squeezed orange juice and locally grown melon kept cool in the fridge. The tavern where we stop is in the small mountain village of Casais.Downhill Off-road Bike Tour single track

Prices and discounts 2017

Included in the prices on this website are:

  • transport up the mountain from Mexilhoeira Grande (09h30)
  • free return transfer from Lagos or Meia Praia
  • furthermore 10% off when you book with 6 riders or more
  • lunch with fresh orange juice (around 12h30)
  • clean and well maintained 2016/2017 Mountain Bike Giant 29-er or a smaller sized MTB of your choice
  • safety helmet in various sizes and EN 1078 certified
  • qualified and multi-lingual mountain bike guide in front of the group
  • support vehicle following the group
  • cold and bottled water during the whole day
  • a free drink at the end of the day in our office (around 15h00)
  • liability and personal accident insurance accordingly to Portuguese licensing law
  • official Portuguese Outdoor Adventure License (RNT 61/2007)
  • therefore guaranteed fun with 15+ years of experience riding the best trails in Serra de Monchique

Prices for the Downhill Off-road Bike Tour are as follows:

  • adults €53 pp (18 years and older)
  • juniors €39 pp (16 or 17 years of age)
  • spectator €29 pp (join the whole day with transfer, lunch, water and high lights included – no bike available)

Check availability and book here.

Downhill Off-road Bike Tour forest

In addition please see also our fun Family Downhill Cycling Trip, on good roads only.