Cycling Tours • Guided or Unguided

On a Discover Portugal & Spain Bike Tour you have the opportunity to visit our historical, cultural and landscape heritage in our

Natural Parks, enjoy the sun and the beaches, and at the end of the day you can recover your strength with an exquisite

dinner. You can taste our famous wines, amazing cheeses and lovely desserts, and sample typical dishes of each region of Portugal. You will rest in cosy and charming accommodations. We always choose 4-star quality hotels whenever possible in each region or Tourism in the Country. Our accommodations are always the best offer of each region. We have many other cycling tours and much more detailed information on these. Please contact us for more information.

 

Difficulty levels

Each Discover Portugal Bike Tour is classified according to its difficulty level, from 1 to 5.

Level 1 is the easiest and level 5 is the most difficult.

Levels 1 and 2 • Beginners • You are not in good shape

Level 3 • Intermediate Bikers • You must be in good shape

Level 4 • Advanced Bikers • You are fit and in good shape

Level 5 • Expert Bikers • You are in very good shape

Besides the classification for overall difficulty level of each Bike Tour, each day is also classified from 1 to 5. Usually when the trails are difficult, we ride less km/day and when the trails are easy, we ride more km/day. Please note that the purpose of Bike Tours is not to train, but only to enjoy your bicycle, nature and environment. You are on holidays!

Private Cycling Tours:

These tours are designed and organised on request in consultaion with you and your party to suite the objectives and locations you may be wanting in a Private Cycling tour.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT ON A PORTUGAL BIKE TOUR?

The Tours are designed so we begin at a certain point and we end elsewhere. You do not start and end at the same place. We think that is the best way to discover Portugal …riding a bicycle! Read the specific information about each ride to learn more details.

 

The Tours can be Guided (with a Guide) or Self-Guided (with a GPS device with all tracks recorded). The big difference between the prices for Guided and Self-Guided Tours is that the Self-Guided Tours do not include dinners, picnics, energy bars and water during the day. There is always a backup car to provide any assistance you may need. If you want to take a Self-Guided Tour with dinners included, this can be arranged.

 

The Tours have a maximum of 16 participants, and a minimum of two. Larger groups are also possible upon request and according to our availability. Our Bike Tours are prepared for one week (7 days / Saturday to Friday).

 

The dates of the Tours are according to our calendar, or on request, according to our availability and with a small extra fee. Ask us for prices and availability

Road Bike

Hybrid Bike

Guided Cycling Tours Portugal +  Portugal Cycling Tours.

 

Cycling Alentejo Wineries

 

Tour Highlights

1. Vast vineyards in Alentejo

2. Visit to seven wineries with wine tasting

3. The state of the art to produce the good Alentejo wine

4. Dinners with the selected and tasted wines

5. The secret of various Grape Varieties

6. Cork oak trees and Olive trees

7. Evora - a World Heritage town classified by UNESCO

8. Vast fields with wild flowers and herds

9. The typical architecture of Alentejo

10. A collection of coach harnesses and coach styles

 

Summary:

 Alentejo is one of the most famous wine regions in Portugal and is the perfect set for this Enotourism programme. It is perfect for riding a bicycle and experiencing an unforgettable adventure. This tour starts in Estremoz, a beautiful walled town surrounded by vast vineyards.  This is a spectacular tour where you will have the opportunity to visit some vineyards and also seven wineries where you can taste several types of wine. We will ride along the vineyards and learn a lot about the wine industry. One of the most typical sights in this region is a vast field with some cork oak trees here and there (the so-called Montado) and the herds (sometimes sheep, sometimes pigs or cows) usually enjoying the shade of the trees. The villages with their whitewashed one-floor houses are a picturesque landscape in Alentejo. You will have the opportunity to visit Evora, which is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and some other towns and villages, such as Arraiolos, famous for its tapestries, S.Pedro do Corval, famous for its pottery, and Reguengos de Monsaraz. The people here are very proud of their heritage and they preserve the ancient buildings and also the ancient practices. We will visit a beautiful 18th century chapel whose walls are covered by glazed tiles and a fantastic family collection of coaches.  This is a region that has a very rich handicraft tradition – pottery, embroideries, hand-painted furniture, wrought-iron works, etc. The local gastronomy is varied and quite tasty and perfectly matches the famous local wines.

 

Technical Data

• Type: Hybrid Bike Tour

• Class: HISTORIC TOUR

• Version: Guided

• Region of Portugal: Alentejo (inland)

• Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days cycling

• Begin: Évora (Alentejo)

• End: Évora (Alentejo)

• Overall difficulty level: 1 2 3 4 5

• Beginner

• Distance: 180k

• Average: 36km/day

• Trails: 60% asphalt – 40% off-road

• collection point is Lisbon airport

 

 

“The Beautiful Alentejo Beaches

HIGHLIGHTS

1. The Natural Park of SW Alentejo and Vicentine Coast

2. The most preserved coast all over Europe

3. Tasty fresh fish of the Atlantic Coast

4. Vast fields of vegetable crops

5. The beautiful cliffs of Vicentine Coast

6. The limpid and clear water of the sea

7. Cape S. Vicente - the birds and the sunset into the Atlantic Ocean

8. Sagres - the southwestern-most point of Continental Europe

9. The gorgeous beaches and beautiful coast of the Algarve region

10. Lagos - the cosmopolitan and the oldest town in the Algarve

 

Technical Data

• Type: Hybrid Bike Tour

• Class: LANDSCAPE TOUR

• Version: Guided or Self-Guided

• Region of Portugal: Alentejo and Algarve (coast)

• Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 4 days cycling / 1 day rest

• Begin: Sines (Alentejo)

• End: Lagos (Algarve)

• Difficulty level (1-5): 1 2 3 4 5

• Skill level: Intermediate, You must be in good shape.

• Distance: 223km (139mi)

• Average: 56km/day (35mi/day)

• Trails: 75% asphalt – 25% off-road

“Along the Silver Coast”

 

HIGHLIGHTS

1. Multi-coloured fields with various crops

2. Peniche and Baleal Peninsulas

3. Amazing rocks cut by the sea and the wind

4. The Islet of Berlenga - Natural Reserve

5. Fatima - the sacred place and the pilgrims

6. Obidos castle and its high medieval walls

7. Narrow streets and charming houses decorated with flowers

8. Obidos - the most preserved medieval town in Portugal

9. The tasty fresh fish of the Silver Coast

10.  Nazare - the most typical beach in Portugal

 

Technical Data

• Type: Hybrid Bike Tour

• Class: LANDSCAPE TOUR

• Version: Guided or Self-Guided

• Region of Portugal: North of Lisbon (coast)

• Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 3 days cycling / 1 day rest

• Begin: Fátima - a religious place

• End: Peniche - a small fishing town

• Overall difficulty level: 1 2 3 4 5

• Skill Level: Beginner

• Distance: 151km (94mi)

• Average: 50km/day (31mi/day)

• Trails: 82% asphalt – 18% off-road

• collection point is Lisbon airport

The Charming Pousadas in Alentejo

HIGHLIGHTS

• Accommodations in Historic Hotels in Castles, Palaces,

Monasteries and Fortresses

• The majestic Marvão Castle from the top

• Fields of cork trees, olive trees and vineyards

• The 13th century medieval town of Marvão

• Visit to a winery and wine tasting

• Arraiolos - famous for its rugs

• Amazing white marble quarries

• Relive history itself in each stone, each glance and each object

• Évora - a World Heritage town classified by UNESCO

• Feeling a different outstanding atmosphere in each Pousada.

 

Technical Data

• Type: Road Bike Tour

• Class: HISTORIC TOUR

• Version: Guided or Self-Guided

• Region of Portugal: Alentejo (inland)

• Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days cycling

• Begin: Marvão (Alentejo)

• End: Arraiolos (Alentejo)

• Difficulty level (1-5): 1 2 3 4 5

• Intermediate

• Distance: 278km (173mi)

• Average: 56km/day (35mi/day)

The Ancient Medieval Villages

HIGHLIGHTS

• The medieval town of Castelo de Vide

• Narrow roads rounded with old stones

• The Natural Park landscape of S. Mamede Hills

• Majestic Marvão Castle from the top

• Visit to the Marble Museum

• Visit to the winery and wine tasting

• Arraiolos - famous for its tapestries

• Fields of Cork trees, Olive trees and vineyards

• Évora city - classified as World Heritage by UNESCO

• The amazing landscape in Alentejo and the charming  accommodations.

 

Technical Data

• Type: Road Bik    e Tour

• Class: HISTORIC TOUR

• Version: Guided or Self-Guided

• Region of Portugal: Alentejo (inland)

• Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days cycling

• Begin: Marvão (Alentejo)

• End: Évora (Alentejo)

• Difficulty level (1-5): 1 2 3 4 5

• Intermediate

• Distance: 278km (173mi)

• Average: 56km/day (35mi/day)

“The Megalithic Heritage in Alentejo” Hybrid Bike Tour

Highlights.

1. Cork oak trees and Olive trees

2. Dolmens and Menhirs more than 10.000 years old

3. Wineries - guided visit and wine tasting

4. Almendres Cromlech and Xurez Cromlech

5. The white Medieval Village of Monsaraz on the top

6. The typical and unique S. Gregorio village

7. Evora - a World Heritage town classified by UNESCO

8. The biggest pottery center in Alentejo

9. Beautiful, white marble quarries

10. The Highest Anta in the Iberian Peninsula (pre-historic monument)

7 Day tour collection point is Lisbon airport.

 

“Crossing the Algarve” Mountain Bike Tour

1. The gorgeous beaches and beautiful coast of the Algarve

2. Ria Formosa, sand and water paradise

3. River crossing trails and single tracks

4. Tavira - the most typical town in the Algarve

5. Tasty fresh fish of the Algarve

6. Moorish-style town of Silves and its castle

7. Fóia - the highest point in the Algarve

8. Sagres - the southwestern-most point of Continental Europe

9. Cape S. Vicente - the birds and the sunset into the Atlantic Ocean

10. Monchique SPA located in in a luxuriant Mediterranean forest

     7 Day tour collection point is Faro airport.

“Riding Down to the Historical Villages”

Hybrid Bike Tour

Highlights

1. The Natural Park of Serra da Estrela

2. Torre - the highest peak in Portugal (2000m)

3. Sortelha - the gorgeous historic village

4. The Glacier Valley and Zezere river

5. The dense forest of the highest Portuguese mountain

6. The beautiful historic town of Belmonte and its castle

7. Piodao - the famous schist village on the slope

8. The limpid waters of the rivers and the refreshing swims

9. Linhares - the medieval village, its castle and the narrow roads

10. The influence of the European Jews that took refuge in Portugal

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