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Bike Tour of Ria Formosa

Take a 3-hour bike ride through the Algarve's beautiful Ria Formosa and discover paradise! Enjoy the biodiverse landscape of this stunning "Ria" (lagoon) and learn about the area lead by a knowledgable Tour Guide who will provide abudnant information on the natural wildlife and the local traditions of the area.

Highlights · Bike Tour through the beautiful Algarve's Ria Formosa

Bike Tour through the beautiful Algarve's Ria Formosa
  • Discover the natural wildlife inhabiting Ria Formosa on a bike and get "close" to them using binoculars.
  • Learn about the variety of natural habitats of the area.
  • Pedal your way to breath in the free atmosphere of this protected environment.

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Bike Tour of Ria Formosa

What to expect?

Bike Tour of Ria Formosa

The biodiversity of Ria Formosa is truly marvelous. Noted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, this Tour will take you to explore and discover this rich landscape by bike.

Under the watchful eye of your expert Tour Guide, you will explore the surroundings -from saltpans to beaches-, on a fun and comfortable ride. The guide will lead you through the birdlife and the incredible range of wildlife that these protected lands have to offer. He will introduce you to this unique environment as you visit the saltpans -a fantastic place to stop for birdwatching. With the binoculars provided, you will be invited into a world of flamingos.

Next, you will pedal your way to the marshlands of the Ria Formosa, where you will get a great sense of how the channels and small islets make up this rich landscape.You will then arrive at Praia de Faro (Faro Beach): all your efforts pay off here as you have time to relax on the beach and enjoy a refreshing drink. The azure blue waters invite you to take a swim before continuing your journey back to Faro.

Price and optionals

Bike Tour of Ria Formosa
  •   From: € 50.00 per person

Important info

Bike Tour of Ria Formosa
  •   Duration: 3 hours
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Very easy
  •   Languages spoken: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  •   Minimum booking (n_ of participants): 2
  •   Maximum booking (n_ of participants): 16


Monday, WednesdayFriday - Tour starting time: 8.30am

Safety comes first: the client should be aware of and comply with all applicable traffic regulations while using the bicycle.

Bring plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration.

Bring casual clothes and comfortable shoes suitable for cycling. A wind-stopper and a waterproof coat are useful, if not essential. A rucksack or backpack is recommended to carry a small snack, sunglasses, hat, sun cream and a camera.

Included in the activityGuided bicycle tour and use of binoculars.

This activity is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.


Bike Tour of Ria Formosa


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Member of WILDSEA Europe since 15/01/2019
Formosamar is an ecotourism company offering boat tours and other activities in the Algarve, departing from Faro.
Avenida da República - Stand 1, Doca de Recreio de Faro, Faro Doca de Recreio de Faro 8000-078
Faro Algarve Faro (Portugal)



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