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  1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Faro
  4. Ria Formosa

Faro Bike Tour through the Beautiful Ria Formosa

Product ID: 16314
Take a bike ride through paradise! Enjoy the biodiverse landscape of the Ria Formosa and enjoy expert guidance from your leader who will point out bird and wildlife, as well as explain the traditional Algarve lifestyle still alive and well here.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a fun and unique way to explore the rich biodiversity of the Ria Formosa
  • Cycle along the coast to explore the saltpans, marshlands and the beautiful beaches
  • Learn about the rich life that lives in these protected lands
  • Discover why the Ria Formosa is considered one of Portugal's Seven Natural Wonders
Full description
The biodiversity of the Ria Formosa is truly marvelous. Noted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, you will discover this rich landscape by bike! Under the watchful eye of your expert guide, we will explore the surroundings from saltpans to beaches on a fun and comfortable ride!

As we set off, you will be treated to sights of birdlife and the incredible range of wildlife these protected lands have to offer. Your guide will help explain this unique environment as you visit the Saltpans -- a truly marvelous place to stop and enjoy some birdwatching. With binoculars in hand, you'll be invited into a world of Flamingos.

Next up, we'll pedal our way to the marshlands of the Ria Formosa, where you will get a great sense of how these channels and small islets make up this rich landscape.

After continuing along, you will arrive at the Praia de Faro (Faro Beach). All of your efforts pay off here as we have some of time to relax on the beach and enjoy a refreshing drink. The azure blue waters invite you to take a swim before continuing your journey back to Faro.
  • 3-hour bike tour
  • Use of bikes and safety equipment
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• The meeting point is at the local partner’s office, Pure Nature Store, on the ground floor of the Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro (Nautical Club of Faro) building • Address - Formosamar Pure Nature Store - Piso 0 Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval Passeio Abu São Ibn Harune Doca de Recreio de Faro 8000-541 Faro • Please check-in with the team at least 10-members before the departure time

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Safety comes first. Please be aware of and comply with all applicable traffic regulations while using the bicycle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Great trip with top guide!

We thought it might be too hot but a slight breeze off the water made conditions great. We saw lots of wading birds and learnt a little about the history and culture of the region while enjoying a decent bike ride and varying scenery. Me and my wife, who are bike riders but in our late 50s, strongly recommend this trip.

July 9, 2016

Pleasant walk

We appreciated the moderate effort, the airy area by the sea, the salt flats, the rare birds, the guide's explanations, The comfort of the bikes. On the other hand, the meeting point, could be in a slightly wilder area to enjoy your areas a little longer from the airport.

April 28, 2017

Interesting scenery aside from the airport

An enjoyable ride with a pleasant, informative guide

October 17, 2016

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Product ID: 16314