Portugal: Serra de Monchique Cycle
Portugal: Serra de Monchique Cycle
Sunday 16-19 June 2024

4 days • 3.5 days cycling • 300km

Fly into Faro and enjoy the first two nights in a fabulous hotel located in the heart of the Ria Formosa national park – just 10 minutes from Tavira. It’s just a 45km warm up ride on Sunday afternoon, but on Monday, we explore the eastern part of the Algarve bordering Spain, and enjoy superb panoramic views over the mountains, the Odeleite and Beliche dams, and the Guadiana river – the natural border between Portugal and Spain.

Tuesday, we cycle the glorious Barrocal roads passing through the traditional villages of Santo Estevão, Santa Catarina, São Brás de Alportel, and Loulé before finally resting in Vilamoura. But it’s Wednesday and our day of homeward travel that we hit our highlight, Vilamoura to Vale do Lobo, through the Serra do Caldeirão and the Tour of the Algarve staple, Malhão.

Join us for 3.5 days of spectacular cycling and help us to support some of the most vulnerable in our community. 

Frequently Asked Questions
Challenge highlights
  • A welcome first two nights in the same hotel located in the heart of the Ria Formosa National Park
  • Enjoy a fully supported ride alongside a great team of like minded cyclists
  • Only 3 days off work. Fly into Faro Sunday and out on Wednesday
  • Picturesque cycling on great quality roads
  • A final day of stunning challenge from Vilamoura to the Vale do  Lobo and Malhão
What’s included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure to/from Faro airport.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in good quality hotels. Limited singles available on request at an additional charge if requested early!
  • All meals (with the exception of lunch on arrival day)
  • English speaking guides, first aid qualified support team, luggage transfers and team mechanic.
  • 4 Days Carbon Road Bike Hire, Disc Brakes, Ultegra Groupset, Pedals of Choice
  • FREE Norwood cycle jersey
What’s not included
  • International return flights from London to Faro
  • Lunch on non-cycling days
  • Personal clothing
  • Travel insurance, tips, gratuities and personal expenses
Why choose Norwood?

We estimate that 1 in 4 people will need the help of Norwood during their lifetime.

The funds you raise will help us provide support to hundreds of adults, children and families in crisis, with physical, social, emotional or learning disabilities or autism – it will help transform lives.

Registration & Fundraising

Places are limited on this event. To secure your place, we’ll be asking for an initial registration fee of £295 (if aged over 35) and £195 (35 or under). You will then have the option to (A) fundraise the entire balance (B) cover the costs of the challenge yourself and fundraise a minimum amount or (C) cover the entire costs of the challenge and the minimum fundraising requirement yourself.

Please watch this space for updated costs and the minimum fundraising requirement for this event. We’ll be in touch

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