How can I contact Flyingeese
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How do I choose the right experience?
We offer three experience types according to your appetite for difficulty, cycling ability and physical fitness. The rides are designed to range from entry-level (Novado), moderate (Moderado) to difficult (Dificil) and are within the capabilities of someone who exercises regularly. If you require guidance as to the suitability of each group, please do not hesitate in contacting us.
What is included in the price?
Please refer to our what is included section for further detail. Our packages include 5 or 6 nights accommodation, full board, support, coaching, and transfers. Flights are not included. All meals are included on and off the bike, you will be asked to select a menu from our pre-trip questionnaire prior to arrival. Meals are provided at the villa on three evenings, one evening we will dine at an authentic Portuguese restaurant and on the final night we will celebrate the success of the week at an informal gala dinner.
Am I staying in a hotel or a shared villa?
Our guests are hosted in a private villa that sleeps 8 people in four en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are secure and lockable with excellent communal facilities. A single supplement is available; please contact us for more information.
Who will I be sharing with?
Our guests are like-minded, cycling enthusiasts with a team spirit and a smile.
How fit do I need to be
We offer three experience types according to your appetite for difficulty, cycling ability and physical fitness. We ask that you are entirely transparent and honest when asked about your fitness so that we can allocate riders into the right groups, this allows for greater enjoyment and safety. You do not need anything more than a good level of fitness to take part (although invariably you may find some activities easier if you are a little fitter) but a sense of adventure and a positive attitude are very important.
What rider support is available?
The safety of our riders is our absolute priority, all ride leaders are full trained in first aid, we have a support vehicle on each ride, we also take each guest through our Flyingeese cycling etiquette prior to any cycling. Each guest is required to complete a pre-ride questionnaire so we have an understanding the medical and physical condition of each rider. Our ride leaders are current or previous professionals.
What meals are available? Is there a choice?
We will provide you with a balanced, nutritional programme to enhance your performance whilst cycling. Our catering team will serve you with a healthy and fulfilling breakfast and meals for three evenings, an authentic Portuguese restaurant and an end of Flyingeese experience informal gala dinner.
What happens in the evenings
Our catering team will serve you with a healthy and fulfilling meal for three evenings, you will be invited to spend an evening at an authentic Portuguese restaurant and as a celebration of your week, an informal gala dinner on the last evening of your Flyingeese experience. After cycling and evening meals, guests are invited to relax at the accommodation. Wi-Fi is freely available and there is a large Wi-Fi enabled TV with access to all sports channels. The outdoor swimming pool is heated for those who like an early evening swim. Luz is a comfortable 15-minute walk from the Villa, a coastal village offering a broad selection of bars and amenities. Lagos is a ten-minute taxi ride, a vibrant town steeped in history, offering a great taste of the Algarve. Throughout your stay there will be informal gatherings with your hosts and cycle guides allowing time to reflect on the days’ achievements, gain feedback on performance and discuss the challenges that lie ahead.
Where can I buy Flyingeese clothing?
We provide all of our guests with a complimentary Flyingeese jersey as part of the welcome pack. We have a wide range of clothing including polo shirts, hooded tops and t-shirts, please contact us for more information.
Do I need to arrange my own transport?
No, we provide airport transfers, transfers to the start of each ride if it is not from the villa and transport to and from evening meals in the local town.
Are there discounts for group bookings, corporate or private trips?
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Do I need to train for the experience?
We would encourage everyone to consider the technical aspects of each experience and ensure they currently have the level of fitness necessary to fulfil that programme.
Is the airfare included in the price of the trip?
Flights are not included however our trip consultants can offer advice on flight providers for Faro airport.
Can I bring my children and or partner?
Unfortunately we unable to accommodate children, our Flyingeese experiences are for over 18s only. Partners are always welcome if they are also enthusiastic cyclists and will be participating in the ride programme.
Are meals included?
Yes, all meals and soft drinks are included.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
We insist on guests purchasing sport travel insurance. You should also have a valid EIHC card.
Do I have to cycle every day?
We would encourage you to follow the tailored programme that is suited to your ability, however we fully understand there may be days where you may not want to cycle. We are supportive of unscheduled rest days; we want you to gain the most enjoyment for your holiday. We are unable to offer any refunds for non-cycle days.
How many people could I expect to be on my bike trip?
There will be a minimum of six and maximum of eight guests.
What should I bring?
Do I need to bring my bike?
We are giving you the opportunity to ride a Colnago CX-0 however if you chose to bring your own bike all airlines cater for transporting road bikes.
Do you offer any other locations?
At this point in time we operate exclusively from the Algarve, however we an ambition to extend Flyingeese to the lakes of Northern Italy and the southern French Alps. Please follow us @flyingeesecycle for latest updates.