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Portugal's Castles and Wine Bike Tour (8-days)

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  • Portugal

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8-day Self-Guided Cycle Tour around Portugal's Castles and Wines

Explore Portugal's Alentejo region with undulating wheat fields, cork and eucalyptus trees, olive orchards and vineyards. This region harmonizes centuries of ancient, Roman, Arabic, Medieval and Renaissance influences. On this tour you will cycle through Roman ruins, rural paradise and one of the most ancient towns in Europe: Evora, world heritage site. You will pass by the Alqueva reservoir, one of the world's best places for stargazing, at the border with Spain. Visit artisan centers, wine and cheese making farms and marble workshops.

Tour Character: Level 2 cycling

Highlights:

  • Sleep in castles, palaces and farmhouses
  • Internationally awarded wine tastings
  • This Portugal bike tour takes you through beautiful landscapes with vineyards, olive groves, cork oaks
  • Évora historical centre, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site; Mediaeval villages
  • Delicious regional Portuguese gastronomy from the Alentejo, always present at our unique gourmet picnics and selected restaurants.
  • Do this bike tour the opposite direction for an easier grade experience, finishing with 3 nights in Évora, avoiding packing up every day!

Included in this tour

  • 7 nights lodging in 3-4 star charm hotels (most built in castels, convents)
  • Breakfast
  • 1x dinner
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Use of GPS with preloaded tracks
  • Briefing by our staff
  • Roadbook and map
  • Luggage transfers

Not included:

  • Bike rental
  • 7x dinners
  • GPS rental (50 EUR)
  • Airport transfers
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees

Notes

  • Arrival and depart from Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
  • Total distance: 250km (156 miles). Daily distance: 35-50km (22-30 miles)
  • Minimum 2 people (discount available for 4 people)
  • Room upgrades available upon request (subject to availability and price)
  • Dinners and activities booking available upon request ([email protected]
  • Available from April and October (though July and August can be quite hot). Departure Saturday's. 

If you would like to rent a bike (100 EUR) or and E-Bike (200 EUR), please contact [email protected] when booking 

This tour can also be guided! Please contact us if you would prefer this option!

Slow Tours offers a range of other European Tours in Portugal

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  • Day 1

    Tour begins in Arraiolos, Portugal

    Highlights: mediaeval village famous for its round-shaped castle and embroidered carpets

    Welcome to Arraiolos! We meet this afternoon at your first charm hotel, built in a wonderful 16th century convent. We will fit bicycles and go over route details. Take a walk around the center of Arraiolos and admire the castle while tasting a delicious pasteis de toucinho or relax in the hotel swimming pool before dinner on your own.

  • Day 2

    Cycle from Arraiolos to our guesthouse out of Evora

    Highlights: winery with its private carriage collections

    Before leaving Arraiolos you can climb to the castle for unforgettable views. On your ride, you may want to visit a winery also famous for its carriage collection. You will sleep at our guesthouse tonight. Dinner is included. Daily mileage: 45 km (28 miles)

  • Day 3

    Loop ride on the Megalithic route or on the Wine and Cork route

    Highlights: Ancient Roman settlement of Evora, prehistorical sites and 5,000 years of history or Cork factory and wineries

    You have a choice today between two loop rides. The first one will take you on the Megalithic route: visit one of the biggest dolmen and one of the most important cromeleques in Europe. On the second loop you will cycle to a cork factory, where you'll see how cork is transformed and learn about all you can do with it! You will sleep in Evora tonight. Inhabited for more than 2000 years, Evora is on the roster of most ancient towns in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be brave and visit the surreal XIII century bone chapel. Daily mileage: Megalithic route 25-40km (16-25 miles). Wine and Cork route 42-62km (26-39 miles)

  • Day 4

    Cycling from Evora to Reguengos de Monsaraz

    Highlights: Degebe river valley, castle of Valongo, wine tasting

    Pedal east towards the Spanish border today, through olive groves and barren landscape to reach the small and traditional village of Nossa Senhora de Machede. Here you can visit a leather factory and the mysterious castle of Valongo. Reguengos de Monsaraz was nominated European wine city in 2015. Optional visit to a local winery where the scent of the fermenting wine in clay pots fills the air. Daily mileage: 50km (31 miles)

  • Day 5

    Cycle from Reguengos to Monsaraz

    Highlights: Pottery village, Alqueva reservoir, castles and fortified town of Monsaraz

    Today you will visit the pottery village of S. Pedro do Corval, where you can see the men transforming the clay into pots and plates and the ladies painting them at an impressive speed.You will be heading to the castle town of Monsaraz , which overlooks the Alqueva reservoir. The largest reservoir in Europe, this body of water straddles the Spanish-Portuguese border and was designated in 2012 as one of the first Starlight Tourism Destinations for its ideal star-gazing conditions and exceptionally low light pollution. Daily mileage: 35km (22miles)

  • Day 6

    Cycle from Monsaraz to Vila Vicosa

    Highlights: marble capital of Portugal

    You will pedal north with views into Spain, riding toward Vila Vicosa through wheat fields and olive orchard dotted with cork-oak trees. This semi-arid region is one of the country's least populated and is known for its agricultural production, though today's short climb ends at a town famed for its marble. The beautiful rose-colored Vila Vicosa marble can be seen everywhere in town-including the street pavers! You can learn about its properties, history and the process of extraction at the marble museum. Daily mileage: 50km (31 miles)

  • Day 7

    Cycle from Vila Vicosa to Estremoz

    Highlights: the marble route, taste petiscos, Estremoz

    A light cycle today to give you the opportunity to stop in taverns to taste local delicacies "petiscos". You will sleep in a historical 700 years old hotel in Estremoz tonight, which is the second largest exporter of marble in the world. And the journey will not be over until you climb up to the marble donjon tower of the castle where you will sleep. Daily mileage: 35km (22 miles)

  • Day 8

    Tour ends in Estremoz

    Highlights: Boa viagem!

    Your tour ends after breakfast. We can organise an optional transfer to Lisbon if you wish and we highly recommend to spend a night in this beautiful capital.

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Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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