Here at 902 mtrs we´re at the Algarve highest peak. Our MTB leaders know the best single and double tracks through the lush forests of the Serra de Monchique. You´ll also stop and learn some interesting facts about eucalyptus and cork trees. A tasty lunch with fresh orange juice is included, all locally sourced. Our support vehicle carries your belongings and a large cool box with bottled water.For everyone from 16 years with off-road mountain bike experience. We ride GIANT 29-ers from 2016 and 2017.
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 TourThe 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.2016/2017 models Giant 29-ersOn 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.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.