A trip to Faro for 4 days cycling.
Cost is £36 plane, £30 bike hire, £30 base accommodation with swimming pool and games room and kitchen air conditioning for 3 nights, Map here showing accomodation and bike routes Trains are every two hours along south coast.
Temperature and rain chart Faro January 2012. shows no rain and 17 degrees max. Weather can not be guaranteed!
Thursday 10th Janaury
Ryanair flight is at 11:00. Fly to Faro and arrive at 14:15 . Bike pickup at 14:30 at airport. Start cycling west to Albufeira.
EVA run buses into Faro at 14:32 and 15:07 which takes 20 mins and costs €2.
Friday 11th January
Cycle to Portmao, Alvor and Lagos. Train at 14:00 getting to Faro at 15:45.
Saturday 12th January
Cycle west towards Tavira a charming old fishing town that has been around since Roman times. Todays routes passes through a variety of scenic countryside and also some interesting coastal towns including Monte Gordo, Cacela Velha and Cabanas. The destination in Olhao is a charming little hotel set right in the heart of the old fishing town, renowned for its moorish style architecture. The old Marina, the fish and vegetable markets and restaurants serving traditional Portuguese cuisine and sea food are only a few minutes walk away on the sea front.
Sunday 13th Janaury
Cycle to Faro then airport. Bike pickup at 17:00. Ryanair flight is at 18:45 arrives Edinburgh 22:20
Bus to airport at 15:05 or 16:35 and takes 20 mins.