MTB Tour Operator based in Algarve

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Portuguese hospitality

We believe that the really friendly people, the pleasant outdoor climate and the Portuguese hospitality make the Algarve a true active holiday and incentive destination in the world.


We have been cycling, canoeing & hiking in the Algarve since 1996.

In 2001 Dutchman Frank and his team started a business under the name “Foia Downhill Tours”, running downhill mountain bike tours from the Fóia. This is, with 902 meters, the highest mountain of the Serra de Monchique (Algarve). In the following years the company enlarged its program with walking and canoeing tours and the company´s name changed into From this moment on more activities such as teambuilding, beach events, school camps, Nordic Walking, incentives and ocean kayak tours were added.

In the meantime developed close partnerships with selected Portuguese companies to provide more activities such as kite surfing, sailing, jeep safaris, wine tasting, golf, go-karting, dolphin watching and nightlife & entertainment.

Nowadays, Lda is a leading Algarve Outdoor Adventure Travel Agency and operates as a limited company and is fully licensed by the Portuguese government under licenses RNAAT nº 61/2007 and RNAVT nº 6242.


By providing outdoor adventure activities & products, we aim to offer you a true outdoor experience in an environment friendly way.

Our keywords:

safety – fun – fitness – health – nature & environment friendly.

Our values:

  •, Lda offers non-motorised outdoor activities. We genuinely believe that the best way to discover the nature and the country side of your holiday destination is by foot, bicycle or kayak.
  • The manager/owner has 21 years of experience in guiding outdoor activity groups, and it has shown us that you will have the most intensive travel experience in small groups. Our outdoor activity groups usually have a maximum of 15 people.
  • Visiting a country means an invitation by the local people. We aim on every tour that you meet the true hospitality and friendship of the local Portuguese people.
  • The local people make an effort to meet yours and our travel expectations. Therefore we commit to support the local economy by employing and book services offered by local people and entrepreneurs.
  • The environment is the most precious to all of us and our children. We aim to leave the Portuguese nature and countryside untouched after enjoying your outdoor experience. We clean up and distribute our garbage separately to the responsible government bodies.
  • Our staff will make the best out of your holiday. Through our training and motivation program, our enthusiastic guides know how to meet your travel expectations and translate his/her knowledge into a great outdoor experience for you and your group. After every activity we evaluate with the guide the level of safety, client satisfaction and points of improvement.
  • Above all, the safety of you and your travel partners is most important to us. Our mission values will never be in conflict with your safety, since your safety and well-being is priority nº 1 for us.
  • We do offer motorised activities in occasionally larger groups. To be able to offer a complete outdoor program we cooperate with local and carefully selected partners. These licensed companies are checked frequently on our responsible travel values and safety matters.
  • We do host groups with 15 – 150 participants as well. These, often corporate incentive, programs are always attached to our environmental friendly protocol which assigns all participants, staff of and it´s suppliers. has been in business for over 13 years and has been offering exclusive downhill cycling tours throughout that time period. As the Algarve Outdoor Adventure Company we have a wide selection of outdoor adventures available. Our adventures are family friendly and are available on several different expert levels. We also offer these adventures all year round. We provide bike tours, ocean kayak trips, hiking trips, corporate events, and even business events.

Ocean Kayak Trips

Do you love the ocean? Are you adventuress and free spirited? Then you will love our ocean kayak trips! Along with our exclusive downhill cycling tours, our incredible ocean kayak tours are one of our most requested adventures. We are 100% licensed, bonded and insured, and adhere to the strictest safety guidelines for our industry so you can always be confident in our services.

Hiking Trips

Hiking trips are an excellent way to experience the lush country side of Serra de Monchique and this is just one more adventure our experienced team guides you through. When you hire us you will also receive a free lunch and a support vehicle for your journey.

If you are looking for a personal & friendly adventure company who is certified, bonded and insured, then look no further than us. Our 13 years of experience and customer first attitude guarantees that you will have the time of your life high in the mountains of Serra de Monchique.

Get in touch for more information.