Inatel Vila Ruiva

Inatel Vila Ruiva

Inaugurated in the summer of 1999, INATEL Fornos de Algodres is situated in a rural building with simple architectural lines that was built at the beginning of the 20th century. A new contemporary-style building was built in 2005.

With over five thousand years of history, Fornos de Algodres preserves an important historical-archaeological heritage. This rich heritage, which has been handed down through the ages by successive civilisations that occupied this territory, manifests itself not only in terms of archaeological remains (castros, megalithic monuments, stone burial sites), but also in architectural and artistic terms (religious monuments, palacetes, pillories, Roman bridges).

INATEL Fornos de Algodres has 32 totally equipped rooms. Bar, restaurant, meeting room, Wi-Fi, private parking, swimming pool, game room and library.

Bike Friendly Facilities

  • Bike secured garage;
  • Bike washing facility;
  • Cyclist menu (carbo,fruit and veggy);
  • Overnight cycling clothes laundry;
  • Mini-Bike repair station with basic tool set and pump;
  • Bike parking lot;
  • Bike routes for road and/or mountain biking (with maps,technical data and GPS tracks)

Optional Friendly Facilities

  • Bike rental
  • Phone support line with emergency
  • Associated bike shop for repair
  • Meteo forecast
  • Transfer service

Special Offer Code: Vila Ruiva.2012.01

5% discount + GPS equipment loan *

* For bookings made between Sunday and Thursday (valid in low and middle seasons)

Price on request

ATTENTION: When you use an offer code in your booking, please note the conditions discriminated. The reservation request with offer codes included will be validated by email, by the accommodation.


  • 1,9 km
  • 37 m
  • 448 m
  • 407 m
  • 10 to 30 min

  • Mesquitela.

RIDE 1 [Easy]

MTB trail with about 2 km and is developed on the surroundings of Vila Ruiva passing by Mesquitela. Intended to be done by anyone.


  • 7,6 km
  • 154 m
  • 450 m
  • 395 m
  • 45 min a 1h30

  • Vila Ruiva, Ribeira de Linhares and Mesquitela roman bridge.

RIDE 2 [Easy]

MTB with about 8 km wich develops on Vila Ruiva surroundings passing by Mesquitela. Intended to be made by anyone.


  • 23,41 km
  • 537 m
  • 657 m
  • 395 m
  • 2h to 3h

  • Vila Ruiva, Vila Cortês da Serra, Melo, Freixo da Serra, Figueiró da Serra, Carrapichana and Mesquitela.

RIDE 3 [Moderate]

MTB with about 23 km with the possibility of reducing to about 14 km using a variant which shorts the route.


  • 14,2 km
  • 255 m
  • 558 m
  • 395 m
  • 1h30 a 2h

  • Vila Ruiva, Vila Cortês da Serra, Carrapichana e Mesquitela.

RIDE 4 [Moderate]

This route is a shorter version of Ride 3.


  • 38,81 km
  • 1485 m
  • 1183 m
  • 395 m
  • 1h30 to 2h

  • Vila Ruiva, Vila Cortês da Serra, Melo, Freixo da Serra, Figueiró da Serra, Carrapichana, Mesquitela, Linhares da Beira and Folgosinho.

RIDE 5 [Difficult]

MTB trail with about 38 km with technical passages and true mountain passes in the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela.



  • 46 km
  • 867 m
  • 667 m
  • 370 m
  • 4:40 m

  • Serra da Estrela natural park.

RIDE 6 [Moderate]

Moderate road route, where at the 31km you can return to the accommodation or continue the ride.