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praia de luz, Portugal - bike hire?

luv2rideluv2ride Posts: 2,362
edited May 2015 in Road general
Hi peeps. Going to Praia de Luz for a couple of weeks in August, so fancy hiring a decent road bike for a few days whilst there. Anyone got any recommendations for hire shops, routes, etc? many thanks
Scott Solace 10 disc - Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 disc - Scott CR1 SL - Pinnacle Arkose X 650b - Pinnacle Arkose 1x11 "monster cross" - Specialized Singlecross...& an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4 string...

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  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,890
    Luv2ride wrote:
    Hi peeps. Going to Praia de Luz for a couple of weeks in August, so fancy hiring a decent road bike for a few days whilst there. Anyone got any recommendations for hire shops, routes, etc? many thanks

    Leave this with me - I have a local contact . . . back soon
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • tourdrivingtourdriving Posts: 220
    If you cant find one, here are a link http://www.megasport.pt/uk/default.asp?flag=55
    8100-321 Loulé - Algarve (ROAD-MTB) They also offer FREE delivery anywhere in the Algarve!
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  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,890
    My local contact is on this and, will be back in touch soon - can suggest some routes too if you want . . .
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • luv2rideluv2ride Posts: 2,362
    laurentian wrote:
    My local contact is on this and, will be back in touch soon - can suggest some routes too if you want . . .

    Much appreciated Laurentian. A look forward to seeing what your contact turns up. The link to Megasport seemed to favour MTBs, and stocked road bikes I'd never heard of...
    Scott Solace 10 disc - Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 disc - Scott CR1 SL - Pinnacle Arkose X 650b - Pinnacle Arkose 1x11 "monster cross" - Specialized Singlecross...& an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4 string...
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,890
    And the answer is: http://www.motorent.pt/ingles/index.html

    Good luck! I've taken my bike out there and had some lovely rides. My friend who is out there is on Strata - if you want to see some of her routes, let me know and I can pm her strava info so you can see where she goes.
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,890
    I've just had a look at the site - looks a bit 'holiday bike' rather than specialist if you see what I mean. Let me see if I can find anything else . . .
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,890
    Well, after speaking last night, it seems that this place was recommended by a Cycle repair shop in Portimao who said they had some "decent bikes" sounds like it may be at least worth sending them an e-mail to find out exactly what they have got. Still trying to find out if there is anything else.
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    Portimao is the nearest decent option for you. Failing that it's a little further in the car to Sao Bartolomeu Des Messines to an excellent shop there. You'll need to plan your routes carefully to avoid the 125 which is the only really busy road but you will have to cross at some point.

    A little bit here - http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12979237&p=19007868
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  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Don't leave your bike alone in your hotel room while you go out for dinner...
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,890
    rodgers73 wrote:
    Don't leave your bike alone in your hotel room while you go out for dinner...

    Brilliant!
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    rodgers73 wrote:
    Don't leave your bike alone in your hotel room while you go out for dinner...


    :)
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • macleod113macleod113 Posts: 560
    rodgers73 wrote:
    Don't leave your bike alone in your hotel room while you go out for dinner...


    Too soon?? :D
    Cube Cross 2016
    Willier GTR 2014
  • I have also used Megasport. As a previous poster said free delivery in the Algarve but if you are hiring a car at Faro very handy to collect on the way down to Luz. The carbon road bikes are good and the service is excellent
  • Me and my brother rented two GS 1200 in Faro from these guys https://bookyourmoto.com/ but I suppose they can deliver your bike whenever you want. A littly costly though.
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