Cycling Tour Ria Formosa Natural Park – Half Day

In this Tour you will have a fantastic panoramic view of the barrier islands of Olhão, you will also visit a Chalet with a beautiful architecture and see many different bird species.


Tour Description

A cycling tour through Ria Formosa Natural Park is an immersive journey through diverse landscapes, including salt marshes, lagoons, and barrier islands. Cyclists explore stunning paths amidst rich biodiversity and vibrant coastal habitats, offering a unique and nature-filled adventure.

The cycling tour starts from our kiosk in Olhão, Jardim Patrão Joaquim Lopes, we head out to the fishing harbor through the industrial area.

Next we cycle to Ria Formosa Natural Park where with a guide you can observe the fauna and flora. In this Natural Park we can find many bird species, it is used as a resting area for migratory birds. Perfect nesting spot for birds arriving in spring, or the birds make the Ria Formosa their permanent habitat. Visit to the tide mill, all restored and with a fantastic panoramic view of the barrier islands of Olhão.

Afterwards we visit the Chalet Dr. João Lucio, now totally restored.
This architectural marvel showcases distinctive features of its era and holds significance as a representation of the region’s heritage. Its construction in 1916 makes it an intriguing part of Olhão’s history, offering a glimpse into the past and reflecting the architectural style prevalent during that period in the Algarve region.
The house has four entries distributed by the cardinal points. This Chalet has beautiful architecture and you will fall in love with the landscape. After visiting the inside and outside in detail we return to our kiosk.

A guided cycling tour from Olhão through Ria Formosa Natural Park offers an enriching experience. Explore diverse landscapes, witness rich biodiversity, and pedal through scenic routes under expert guidance, immersing yourself in the park’s unique natural beauty.




Detailed itinerary

Distance: 15 Km
Level of difficulty: Easy
Tours in Portuguese and English
Reservation: 72h in advance
Starting Time: according with the pre-arragments
Recommendations: water, comfortable clothes, energy bar or fruit, sun block and sun glasses.

We really enjoyed our bike ride . It was a lovely way to get to know the surroundings and spend a few hours doing exercise and enjoying a sunny day outdoors.

Sandra C.

Tour Info

What's included:


Mountain Bike



Entrance ticket in Natural Park Reserve

Not included

  • insurance for bikes (doesn’t exist in Portugal)
  • travel insurance


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday


2h30 / 3h00

Group Size

Min: 4 pax / Max : 10 Pax

Price Info

30€ per person