Faro Bike Tour through the Beautiful Ria Formosa

4.3 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Formosamar

Faro Bike Tour through the Beautiful Ria Formosa

Activity provider: Formosamar

From US$ 54.34 per person

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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
  • Daypack
  • Snacks

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

4.3 /5

based on 15 reviews

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I'm very glad we booked this tour. It was a very relaxed paced cycle with plenty of stops for photos and a quick look at the beach before we returned. It was the first time we had seen flamingoes in the wild and the salt pans were beautiful. Philippe gave an excellent commentary. It was good to learn about the seahorse programme.

October 17, 2022

The meeting point was only at 8:30 a.m. and not at 8 a.m. as advertised in get your guide. The bikes were good, but the pace of the group was very slow. Maybe you could write out different levels. The guide did a good job. Compared to other tours (boat / jeep etc.), this one is expensive. Overall we had a great morning.

July 22, 2021

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

Product ID: 16314