The Algarve has a fantastic reputation for its beach holidays, and a growing recognition of its excellent cycling routes. It’s not a huge place, there’s a wide variety of scenery to explore, and some excellent Algarve cycling accommodation to help you do so in comfort.

In this guide, we’ve pulled together the best cycling hotels the Algarve offers. Some of these are just great hotels that welcome all guests, while others have facilities specifically tailored to a cycling holiday. You’ll have everything you need to restock, repair, and refresh yourself before setting off on your day’s adventures.

We’ve written this article to share our pick of the best bike hotels we’ve come across during our research on cycling the Algarve. They’re a mix of the hotels we’ve most enjoyed staying in or most wanted to stay in.

So read on – and discover our picks for the Algarve’s best bike hotels.

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Algarve bike hotels: Comparison table

Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve Lagos ££ Click here
Cascade Wellness Resort Lagos £££ Click here
Agua Hotels Riverside Lagos ££ Click here
Martinhal Sagres Sagres £££ Click here
AP Adriana Beach Resort Albufeira £££ Click here
The Magnolia Hotel Almancil, near Albufeira £££ Click here
Hotel Zodiaco Quarteira £ Click here
Monchique Resort Monchique £££ Click here
Colina Verde Resort Moncarapacho, near Tavira £££ Click here
Vila Gale Tavira Tavira £££ Click here
Golden Club Cabanas Tavira £ Click here

Remember to double-check accommodation bike storage arrangements (and any other services you need) before booking as policies often change.

Bike hotels in the Algarve

Bike hotels in the western Algarve (Lagos and Sagres)

The area around Lagos and Sagres in the west of the Algarve, tend to be one of the quieter areas for a cycling break in the Algarve – both the crowds and the traffic tend to be lighter.

Lagos itself is a beautiful historic city, and the countryside nearby is wonderfully scenic. You can also cycle out to the Atlantic coastline, although be prepared for the often powerful breeze!

We’ve interviewed a local cyclist on the 3 best cycling routes around Lagos so also make sure you check that out when planning your Algarve biking trip.

Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve

The Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve is a five-star hotel in Lagos offering contemporary accommodation with a huge range of facilities. Guests can enjoy fantastic views out to the coast, as well as an international restaurant, outdoor and indoor pools, and a fitness centre.

The hotel is a great choice for cyclists too – there’s a bike centre on-site with storage, and a workshop if you need to carry out any repairs. Bike hire is available and there are plenty of route recommendations for the nearby hills.

  • We love: The huge range of facilities – both for cycling and relaxing.
  • Be aware: Hire bikes are basic but premium road bikes can be arranged with advance notice.
  • Best for: An all-round break that includes plenty of cycling with some relaxed downtime.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Cascade Wellness Resort

The Cascade Wellness Resort is a beautiful five-star hotel in Lagos that is popular for guests who want to unwind and those who wish to train. While it’s not necessarily a cycling team resort, it has been used by professional football teams, including the Dutch and Welsh national football teams, indicating the quality of the facilities on-site.

The hotel welcomes cyclists, and while it doesn’t offer bike rental directly, they do have close partnerships with local bike stores and can arrange premium bike rental for guests. They also have areas inside the hotel where you’ll be able to store your bike, although you’ll need your own tools if any repair work is needed.

  • We love: How seriously this resort takes sport – equipment and resources are all top-notch.
  • Be aware: If you want to cycle as soon as you get to the hotel, it’s best to call in advance and pre-arrange rental.
  • Best for: A serious cycling retreat making the most of the on-site facilities and excellent routes nearby.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Agua Hotels Riverside

The Agua Hotels Riverside Hotel is a four-star hotel in Ferragudo. It has its own private marina, making for some very scenic views across the river. Rooms are tastefully decorated and there is plenty for guests to enjoy on-site, including a riverside restaurant, a terrace, a bar and a spa with massage rooms.

The hotel has pedigree for cycling breaks – for example, Team Emirates used the hotel in January 2023 for a winter training camp. Bike storage is provided, there are excellent cycling routes nearby, and meal times are flexible to suit anyone looking for an early start or a late lunch to recover from a ride.

  • We love: The great food options, and the flexible times to enjoy it.
  • Be aware: The hotel is popular with sports teams of all disciplines and can get busy!
  • Best for: An Algarve cycling holiday that combines serious training with sophisticated, relaxing evenings.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Martinhal Sagres

The Martinhal Sagres Hotel is a stunning five-star resort hotel on the outskirts of Sagres, situated overlooking the beach. The hotel has everything families could need, including five different pools and three restaurants to choose from. It’s great for kids, with indoor and outdoor play areas.

Martinhal is a good base for luxury cycling breaks – there’s an onsite centre that offers rentals (including premium road bikes), and secure storage. You can also rent gear if you need it, while there’s a wash station and workshop for maintenance. Cycle routes are provided including GTX uploads.

  • We love: The stunning pools and the knowledgable, friendly cycle centre staff.
  • Be aware: The price tag for this resort can be very high – one night can cost as much as a week elsewhere.
  • Best for: Families looking for a truly luxurious getaway including some fantastic cycling opportunities.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Bike hotels in central Algarve (Albufeira)

The central Algarve region of Albufeira offers a lot of variety for cyclists. From your base in this region, you’ll have easy access to the hilly inland roads and the flatter coastal routes, so you can focus on your preferred style of Algarve cycling break or mix things up throughout your holiday.

Learn more about the best cycling routes Albufeira has to offer when planning your biking holiday in the Algarve.

AP Adriana Beach Resort

The AP Adriana Beach Resort is just 300 metres from the beach in Albufeira, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens for a really picturesque setting. The four-star resort offers a wide range of facilities, including three restaurants and four pools – two of which are for children. There are other family-friendly facilities too, including a kids club.

Cyclists can hire a bike from the hotel with ease, and there’s a spa offering massages when you need to recover. The staff can recommend good routes nearby – indeed, the reviews of the hotel talk about just how friendly and professional they are across the whole hotel.

  • We love: The warm welcome and the excellent family facilities.
  • Be aware: We’ve read reports that some of the facilities – and the rooms – are a little tired and could do with an update.
  • Best for: A fun-packed family getaway with plenty of relaxing cycle routes close by.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

The Magnolia Hotel

The Magnolia Hotel offers comfortable, modern accommodation in a fantastic location for exploring the surrounding region. The boutique four-star hotel in Quinta do Lago is packed with facilities, including a heated outdoor pool, a cinema room, a gym with spa and a Mediterranean restaurant with a relaxed vibe.

By staying at The Magnolia, you get free access to The Campus, a high-performance sports hub with bike hire and repair centre, and plenty of cyclists who are experts in the region and can offer advice on the best routes to take nearby.

  • We love: The relaxed atmosphere of the hotel – it’s modern and luxurious but never uptight.
  • Be aware: The Campus isn’t on-site but is only a short distance away.
  • Best for: Blending a chilled break with high-performance cycle training.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Hotel Zodiaco

The Hotel Zodiaco in Quarteira is a bright, simple three-star hotel with an outdoor pool. It’s basic accommodation, but it’s clean and welcoming, with a hotel bar and snack bar and plenty of local restaurants close by for dinner. Families are welcome but facilities are limited, with the pool and a billiards table providing the entertainment.

There aren’t a wealth of facilities for cyclists, but you can hire bikes and there is secure parking for bicycles available. There are nearby bicycle stores if you need help with repairs or maintenance. This hotel doesn’t try to provide everything for a training camp, but is great for a cheap and simple Algarve biking holiday.

  • We love: The tranquil atmosphere, the location and the price.
  • Be aware: There’s no evening restaurant on-site and cycling facilities are limited.
  • Best for: A great value stay with easy access to coast roads.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Monchique Resort

The Monchique Resort is a five-star getaway in the Monchique mountain range. It combines inspiration from its natural surroundings with modern touches to create luxurious accommodations and outstanding facilities, including two outdoor pools, an exquisite spa and a choice of restaurants.

It’s a fantastic choice for a climbing cycle holiday with easy access to some challenging but beautiful routes. There’s no cycling centre on-site but secure storage, including CCTV coverage, is available, and there’s a small workshop space if you do need to carry out any quick repairs. Laundry services and bike rental are also available.

  • We love: The amazing surroundings – it’s a hub of luxury amongst fantastic natural routes
  • Be aware: While not an adults-only hotel, there’s limited attraction for families here unless your kids are active cyclists.
  • Best for: A peaceful escape from the crowds and some tough but rewarding climbs.

Click here for more information and the latest prices

Bike hotels in eastern Algarve (Tavira)

The eastern Algarve area around Tavira offers some very scenic flat coastal routes, with amazing views across the sea and the long, stretching beaches. Head inland and you’ll find some hilly challenges too.

Tavira is a vibrant and historic city that serves as a good base, and from here you can even cycle towards Spain if you prefer!

Be sure to check out some of the best cycling routes in the eastern Algarve when you map out your holiday.

Colina Verde Resort

The Colina Verde Resort is located between Olhao and Tavira, in a quieter location. The four-star hotel is perfectly suited to a calm escape away from the crowds, and has everything you need onsite, including a restaurant and two outdoor pools. It’s also a sports hotel and has been used by professional football teams along with many amateur cycling clubs as a base.

Cyclists can enjoy all of the leisure facilities at the hotel, along with storage for their bikes in between rides. The hotel can also provide special meal requests including packed lunches if you want to plan a longer ride away from the hotel for a day.

  • We love: The peaceful location of the hotel and the excellent cycling routes nearby.
  • Be aware: The hotel is a short drive or bike ride from the nearest local shops, restaurants or the beach – it’s quite remote.
  • Best for: Serious sport enthusiasts or anyone who wants their cycling base to be away from the crowds.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Vila Gale Tavira

The Vila Gale Tavira is a relaxed four-star hotel near the centre of Tavira and within easy reach of the coast. It has its own restaurant serving Portuguese and international cuisine, and a health club with gym, indoor pool and Turkish bath. There’s a large outdoor pool as well, and a kids club for families.

The hotel has daily bicycle hire, along with laundry services for any riders who want to get their gear cleaned before the next day’s ride. A buffet breakfast is available early too, for anyone who wants to make an early start exploring the nearby scenery.

  • We love: The location – a short walk to Tavira’s shops and restaurants, easy access for the beach and plenty of great cycling routes on the doorstep.
  • Be aware: The hotel is a little old-fashioned in places but is perfectly comfortable.
  • Best for: A holiday that balances cycling, beach sunbathing and exploration of the local bars and shops.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Golden Club Cabanas

The Golden Club Cabanas resort is situated right amongst the Ria Formosa Natura Park, around a 10 minute drive from Tavira. The three-star accommodation is simple but cosy and there are plenty of facilities onsite to keep everyone entertained, including indoor and outdoor pools, sports courts and playgrounds for children, long with a kids’ club.

The accommodation is made up of self-catered apartments so you can prep your own packed lunches (there’s a SPAR 400 metres away), although the restaurant is also open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, if you prefer. Bike hire is available from the hotel, and a spa offers massages.

  • We love: The lively resort feel and the beautiful scenery along nearby cycle routes.
  • Be aware: Prices double during summer, but winter cycling breaks are very cheap.
  • Best for: Family breaks or more casual cycling holidays along the Algarve coastline.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Final thoughts

If you’re planning an Algarve cycling holiday, then hopefully the suggestions here will help. We also have our ultimate guide to cycling in the Algarve which we’d definitely recommend you read – this will help you finalise your plans for where you want to stay and the routes you want to tackle.

And if you have your own suggestions for cycling B&Bs in the Algarve, or hotels with biking facilities, then we’d love to hear them – leave a comment below with your own top tips on where to stay for an Algarve cycling break.

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