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Portugal – Cycling in Paradise

HIGHLIGHTS

•Accommodation at beautiful guesthouse with caring hosts
•No packing and unpacking, just cycling at your own pace and relaxing!
•Beautiful rolling landscape with vineyards, olive groves, cork oaks and grazing land
•Several wine tasting possibilities and very good Alentejo wine
•Mediaeval villages and Évora historical centre

These tours combine the accommodation at a lovely guesthouse, set in the countryside, with the discovery of the Alentejo by bike. Every day, after our delicious breakfast, we invite you to indulge on a beautiful bike ride.

At your arrival we will supply you with a bike, maps for the routes and route instructions. We will also give you historical descriptions of monuments you can visit along the way and suggestion of places to visit such as wineries, churches, museums, art crafts producers, etc.

With all these information and our expert advice you will be able to, on your arrival, make a plan for your week/weekend. You’ll be cycling by yourself, so you can choose exactly what you want to visit and make your trip as gastronomic, cultural or relaxed as you wish!

The great advantage of this tour is that you don’t have to pack and unpack everyday, and the farm is simply lovely and a great place for a long stay.

Portugal is a great cycling country, and the Alentejo is the perfect region, because there is little traffic, the landscape is beautiful and it's a very well preserved region.


5th April 2013
Self -guided Tour £775 per person sharing twin room .
Guided Tour £945 per person sharing twin room ( minimum 4 persons on each tour)

More options available for Portugal see below

Portugal - Along the Coast

HIGHLIGHTS

• Incredible scenery, wild coast
•Swimming in beautiful beaches of Portugal
•Tasty picnics served at the beach
•Unique landscapes every day – sand dunes, lagoons, high cliffs, different rock formations, pine forests, cork oak forests, rice fields.
•Very relaxing days
•Easy level cycling
Discover the history of Portugal

Cycling and swimming and cycling and having a beer by the beach and cycling and stopping for beautiful pictures. This is what you can expect from this tour. Easy and relaxing days with a lot of time for breaks. Sun shining, amazing views, tiny fisherman villages all white and blue. Wild scenery, protected landscape, very few buildings. High cliffs, blue ocean, cork oaks, storks. Every day is different and new. Everyday is special.

You start in Sesimbra, and finish in Odeceixe, a small village on the border with Algarve. You pass 4 different natural reserves and many totally different coastal and interior landscapes.

There is plenty of time for swimming at the beach, discovering historic centres and tasting delicious traditional dishes. The days are relaxing and easy.

You’ll do between 29 and 43km per day. Roads mostly flat or with gentle rolling.

We mix some dirt roads with asphalt, but most of the tour is on asphalt. The dirt road connexions give the tour a special link to nature.

Dates
Self Guided Guided

15th of June 2013 £1,030 £1,290
29th of June 2013 £1,030 Full
14th of Sept 2013 £1,030 £1,290
28th of Sept 2013 £1,030 Full

Self guided tours prices are based on two people sharing a twin room.
Guided tours prices are based on two people sharing a twin room (minimum 6 people on each tour)

Portugal Castles and Wine

HIGHLIGHTS

•Sleep in castles, palaces and farmhouses
•Beautiful landscape with vineyards, olive groves, cork oaks
•Wine tasting and very good Alentejo wine
•Cycling through impressive heritage
•Évora historical centre, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site
•Fantastic gastronomy of Portugal and Alentejo
•Mediaeval villages

This is a tour where there is a true combination of cycling and discovery, and you can be sure to leave Portugal with a much richer knowledge of our region!

Along your cycling days you will visit castles, churches, artisans, wine producers and typical family owned cafés. The landscape changes from olive groves to vineyards and cork oaks, from granite to schist and to marble.

The accomodation suggested is mostly in palaces, convents, castles or lovely farms. You'll feel you're sleeping like queens and kings!

You start in the small village of Alvito, very famous for its manueline architecture, and from there cycle to Évora, impressive city classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. In Évora you’ll explore the megalithic monuments.Continue to Monsaraz, the lovely white castled village with a panoramic view over the biggest artificial lake of Europe, and cycle through Terena and its impressive sanctuary. The tour then goes to Vila Viçosa, where you can visit the famous Ducal Palace, and finishes in Estremoz, the city of the «white gold» (marble).

The days are relaxing and easy. You’ll do between 35 and 50km. Roads are mostly undulating. This means that you rarely have big climbs, but go slightly up and down several times. We mix some dirt roads with asphalt, but most of the tour is on asphalt. The dirt road connexions give the tour a special link to nature.

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