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Cycling is a fantastic way to get around the Algarve. There is something for everyone. Beginners might want to take a gentle cycle around the Historical town of Albufeira. A beginner cyclist could even cycle East from Albufeira to Quarteira or West to Portimao. Intermediate cyclists can enjoy bike rides for approximately 3-4 hours in the loops between Albufeira and Faro or Tavira or even cycle the loop of the coastal peninsular. Advanced cyclists can embrace the challenges of the upward cycling required for Monchique. The good news is that when it comes to Bike rental Albufeira has plenty of good options.
Remember to check that the bike fits you properly before you cycle off – they will probably help you with that at the Bike Hire shops. Your leg should fully extend straight when you push down on the pedal.
The Best Bike Hire Albufeira has to Offer
Here are the best places for Bike rental in Albufeira…
1. Albufeira Bike Rental
Av. da Liberdade 144, 8200-002 Albufeira, Portugal
This is a popular option as it’s centrally located on the Albefeira strip and hires out well maintained and high quality bikes. The last time we went there the guy was extremely helpful on tips and pointers on where to go. They also offer guided cycling tours and speak good English – they are used to dealing with high numbers of tourists in Albufeira.
R. Poço das Canas EN 125 Km 68, 8200-564 Guia, Portugal
Further out from the strip and on the main road connecting Ferreiras and Guia is ‘Bikesul’. They have a number of high quality and well maintained mountain bikes for hire. If you hire a bike from Bikesul for 3 days it becomes much better value for money. The staff speak Excellent English.
3. Europcar bikes n’ scooters Salgados
Near to Praia dos Salgados you will find Europcar bikes and scooters. It’s a reputable company with friendly English speaking staff. This is a great choice in the Salgados area.
4. Cool Bikes – rent a Bike
8100-086 Boliqueime, Portugal
Phone: +351 963 933 938
You will find ‘Cool Bikes’ in Boliqueime close to the city centre. They are friendly staff who actually offer the service of dropping a bike off for you at your hotel. We have heard positive things about Cool Bikes – friends and contacts have said that they always make recommendations on good routes and and roads for cycling.
You might also like to read about how to get from Faro airpoirt to Albufeira.