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Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour

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    What to Expect
    Our specialized guides will give you a detailed introduction to the ecosystem of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, and together you will explore flora and fauna.

    Stretching out over 60km of unspoilt coastline, the Ria Formosa Natural Park is an amazing sight to behold and an excellent place to escape from the typical beach holiday.

    The barrier island system of Ria Formosa, which protects a warm-water lagoon with its mosaic of salt marshes, islets and tidal mud flats. This unique environment harbours many resident and migratory birds and offers shelter to other threatened species of fish, plants and animals.

    Two and half hours of gentle riding, mainly flat terrain, minimal effort required, suitable for most people whether a cyclist or not.

    And for those who are looking for more action on their holidays, we are also offering a variety of mountain bike tours.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Opposite Faro Central Bus Station
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    2h 30m
    • Use of bicycle
    • Use of helmet
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Their Ria Formosa Natural Park tour was full but they rented us bikes anyhow and showed us how to bike to the park on our own. So we got to ride along the beach and through some of the trails in the Ria Formosa, some of them went through the salt flats which was pretty cool.
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    We had booked this from the UK and despite dreading the 35c heat on the day, we really enjoyed ourselves - even my good friend's 7 yr old Son, who toppled off his bike sideways into a bush, really enjoyed it too! 'Cesar' from MTB Algarve had the nicest personality, calm, patient
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    Response from mtbalgarve, Guest Relations Manager at Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour
    Responded 24 Jul 2019
    Dear Fiona, Thank you for very nice and positive words. We always reward when clients give us feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed the trip and we hope to meet you again! MTB ALGARVE
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    As with all the other reviews, this guided bike ride with Cesar was just perfect and I highly recommend it for anyone who is reasonably confident riding a mountain bike and can keep going at a nice steady pace for a few hours. One of the highlights for me (as an aeroplane geek!)
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    Response from mtbalgarve, Guest Relations Manager at Ria Formosa Natural Park Bike Tour
    Responded 24 Jul 2019
    Hello there, Thank you for your feedback, it is always our pleasure to offer the best service. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with what can Ria Farmosa offers. Hope to see you soon back in Faro. Greeting from all team MTB ALGARVE
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    Spent a day taking in Faro Natural Park by bike with MTB Algarve. The service was excellent, and our guide Miguel was fantastic. He kept our small group at a steady pace throughout, no one was left behind and his knowledge of the area and good sense of humour made the day go so
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    I decided to explore Ria Formosa by bike. I went to the shop and the guys managed to sort everything out with only one day notice. We left the shop around 9.30 and came bk around 2.30. I had an amazing day; Ceasar was my guide. Well experienced guy however not a great amount of
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    About the operator
    By: MTB Algarve
    139 reviews
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    Bike Hire
    No fuss bike hire. Excellent carbon bike with ultegra group set and brakes. Small tool kit, lock and pump
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    Impeccable service 10/10
    Really great service, broke my rear sprocket and they sent a mechanic out within the hour to come and fix it and
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    Olhao, Portugal
    Good MTB rental shop in the Algarve (Faro)
    Their Ria Formosa Natural Park tour was full but they rented us bikes anyhow and showed us how to bike to the park
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    Justyna K
    Cork, Ireland
    Second to none service - thank you again!
    I rented a mountain bike from MTB Algarve shop in Faro. Miguel was very professional and very friendly, found a
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    Great place to rent bikes!
    Excellent bikes, fair price, friendly staff. They give you a discription on how to get to Faro beach but you might
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    Biking Algarve end to end :)
    We rented two bikes to cross Algarve from the very est to the very west. Modern and high performance bikes helping
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    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Bike hire
    We hired two mountain bikes from MTB in August. No need to pre book. Plenty available. €15 per bike per day until
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    Genoa, Italy
    Great experience
    We rented four touring bikes for five days. Good bikes, perfect service, kindness and availability. All was
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    Road Bike Hire
    Very competitive price for 8 days Road Bike hire but most importantly a fantastic service that saw the bike
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    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Perfect bike rental
    On my trip around Portugal I rented bikes multiple times, but with MTB Algarve my experience was far the best. The
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    United Kingdom
    Road Bikes rented
    Very good service and great price ! Bikes were delivered to us on Sunday ( even they closed on Sunday ) to
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    Fiona H
    A must to see natural Faro!
    We had booked this from the UK and despite dreading the 35c heat on the day, we really enjoyed ourselves - even my
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    Jason G
    Enduro Tour
    I did the Enduro tour of Fonte-Ferrea bike Park with Cesar, great riding with some fast technical descents, big
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    Very good bike-rental
    Bike: I had a very light and high-quality trekking-bike with a nexus-8-gear shift, front shock absorber with
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    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Great service, amazing XC ride
    Arranged everything with MTB Alrgarve via email before my trip over to Portugal, they were very helpful, offering
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