1. Accommodations in Historic Hotels in Castles, Palaces, Monasteries and Fortresses
2. Magnificent views over the rivers and luxuriant vegetation
3. Santa Luzia and the beautiful view over Viana
4. Churches and Manor houses everywhere
5. The rich gastronomy and the famous wine of the region: vinho verde
6. The religious city of Braga and its churches
7. Guimaraes - the birth of Portuguese nationality
8. Re-live history itself in each stone, each glance and each object
9. Peneda/Geres National Park and the amazing landscape
10. Feeling a different outstanding atmosphere in each Pousada.
This is a gorgeous Hybrid bike tour which takes you to several Manor Houses, Palaces and Monasteries; these magnificent places were once inhabited by the clergy or the Queens and Kings of Portugal and now are converted into exquisite lodgings, which we call POUSADAS. This Tour starts in Valenca do Minho which is a historic village in Northern Portugal located near the Spanish border; the border line is the beautiful river Minho and the village is surrounded by walls. There is a fortress with two towers and double walls, several manor houses and small palaces and several churches too. Then we will ride to Viana do Castelo, a town founded in the 13th century and whose port was one of the main ports from which the Portuguese explorers set sail, due to the Discoveries in the 16th century. We will visit Braga, the oldest Portuguese city and one of the oldest Christian cities in the World. It was founded in the Roman times as Bracara Augusta and it has more than 2000 years of History as a city. We will cross the hills in Geres and will stay in a 12th century Monastery converted into a charming hotel. Next stop will be in a Nature hotel located in the heart of Peneda/Geres National Park with a breathtaking view over the river and the peaceful Canicada dam. On our last day we will ride to Guimaraes which is traditionally known as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. You can visit the medieval historic centre, the castle and the palace nearby and feel the medieval atmosphere around you.
Day 1: Arrival. Welcome at Oporto airport. 1H00 drive to Valenca, briefing about the tour followed by dinner. Lodging in a Pousada which is set on the highest place of the old fortified area of Valenca, with a great view to Spanish border.
Day 2: Cycling along the river borderline - 62km (39mi), level 4. After breakfast we leave Valenca and ride towards Viana do Castelo, a city founded in the 13th century and whose port was one of the main ports of sailing during the Portuguese Discovery Journeys in the 16th century. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a Pousada set on the hill of Santa Luzia, overlooking the city and the beautiful estuary of the river Lima.
Day 3: Along the Lima river banks - 32km (20mi), level 1. After breakfast we ride towards Ponte de Lima, the oldest small town in Portugal with its amazing bridge which was the only safe way to cross Lima river until the end of Middle Age. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a new 4*Hotel.
Day 4: The most typical views in Minho region - 49km (30mi), level 4. After breakfast we ride on the green and luxuriant Geres Hills and here and there we can find some houses. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a Pousada that is the result of the restoration of a former Cistercian Monastery from the 12th century.
Day 5: Climbing the green luxuriant hills -18km (11mi), level 2. After breakfast we leave the 12th century Monastery and we ride up the green Geres Hills. Our ride is short but very steep until we get to our next Pousada; however the dazzling views make the effort worth. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a nature Pousada with a unique location, right in the heart of Peneda/Geres National Park.
Day 6: Guimaraes, the birthplace of Portugal - 37km (23mi), level 3. After breakfast we ride towards Guimaraes, the birth of Portuguese nationality. We leave the Peneda Geres National Park and we start to ride down to this historic city. Visit to the medieval historic centre, to the castle and palace where you can feel the medieval atmosphere around you. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a Pousada which is the result of the restoration of a former Augustine Monastery dated of the 12th century.
Day 7: Departure - Farewell at Oporto airport (0H40 drive).
Type: Hybrid Bike Tour
Class: HISTORIC TOUR
Version: Guided or Self-Guided
Region of Portugal: Minho (coast and inland)
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days cycling
Begin: Valenca (Minho)
End: Guimaraes (Minho)
Difficulty level (1-5): 1 2 3 4 5
= Intermediate. You must be in good shape
Distance: 198km (123mi)
Average: 40km/day (25mi/day)
Trails: 75% asphalt + 25% dirt-roads
The price includes:
- 7-day Road Bike Tour with a Guide (*)
- Transfers from and to Oporto Airport
- Accommodations (6 nights in Pousadas,luxury Historic Hotels): one 12th century Monastery, one 17th century Fortress, one 20th century Palace, one 19th century Palacelike Mansion, one typical House in the mountains, one Palacelike Mansion. Double bedroom occupancy.
- 6 Breakfasts
- 5 nourishing and energetic picnics (*)
- 6 Dinners (including our famous wines, our amazing cheeses and lovely desserts) (*)
- Daily energy-bars and water (*)
- Luggage transport from Pousada to Pousada
- Documentation about PortugalBike Tour
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Liability Insurance
- Techno-Mechanical Assistance (*)
- First-aid assistance on location (*)
- Permanent Backup Vehicle (*)
(*) Not included in Self-Guided Tours
=> Prices per person, double bedroom occupancy in Pousadas - luxury Historic Hotels.
=> If you want a different date, ask us about prices and availability.
HYBRID BIKE: SCOTT Sportster 20 Solution
Frame: Alloy 6061 Double Butted
Fork: Front suspension Suntour, 63mm travel with lock
Brakes: Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
Gears: Shimano Deore, 30 speeds (44x32x24 with 11-34)
Pedals: Normal (with cages or not) or Shimano SPD
Tires: Hybrid 700x40 (28"x1.6)
Weight: 12kg (26 pounds)
Other: Man or woman seat, 2,5 liter front bag on the handlebar and 1,6 liter seat bag.
2. This tour takes place in the north of Portugal to avoid the heat on summer time.
3. If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability.
4. You can join two Portugalbike tours and have a 2-week program (10% discount on the second tour).
5. If you wish to rent a bicycle for this Tour add Euro 100.
6. E-Bikes - Don't feel bad for being the last one: you can also opt for riding an electric-bicycle. See more info here.
7. Prices per Person, double bedroom occupancy, usually luxuary Historic buildings.
8. Groups: Discount for Groups with 4 or more people.
|August 17||2,180||1,580||Per person/week|
MTB - Schist Villages Trail
Central, Portugal Bike Tours
In this traverse you will bike village to village, sleeping in some of the 24 Schist Villages of Central Portugal, using old trails. The route pass by forest areas, fluvial beaches, several important rivers and breathtaking landscapes!...
Starting at 790 Per Trip
Oporto Downtoun Tour Bike
Porto, Portugal Bike Tours
Hop on a bicycle and explore Porto's historic centre with us. You will encounter an urban city towards Art and Architecture, from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. It has never been so easy and fun to discover Porto by bike, so don't miss the opport...
Starting at 29 Per Person
Road Tour - Western Portugal, Obidos to Fatima
Central, Portugal Bike Tours
This tour has it all: great rides, beautiful beaches where you can take a refreshing dip and plenty of cultural sites to see! While riding along the gorgeous Atlantic coast of Portugal, you will visit the fishing village of Nazaré....
Starting at 1,050 Per Trip
Jewels of Portugal
Sintra, Portugal Bike Tours
On this tour you will ride along beautiful and quiet roads, you will visit many typical small towns, you will experience the atmosphere of kings and queens, you will have a close contact with our History and you will admire the vast landscapes....
Starting at 1,820 Per Event
Portugal Bike - The Charming Pousadas in Alentejo
Arraiolos, Portugal Bike Tours
This is a Road Bike Tour which takes you to several Castles, Palaces, Monasteries and Convents; these places were once inhabited by the clergy or the Queens and Kings of Portugal and now are converted into exquisite lodgings, which we call POUSADAS....
Starting at 980 Per Week
Portugal Bike - The Ancient Medieval Villages
Estremoz, Portugal Bike Tours
A Road Race Bike tour that starts in a small medieval town on the top of the hill, with a majestic castle that defended this small town from the Spanish people many times. You will ride along narrow roads, either sided by cork trees or stone walls....
Starting at 950 Per Person
Portugal Bike - Towards the Algarve
Lagos, Portugal Bike Tours
Road Bike tour that starts in Sesimbra. You will ride to a winery where you will learn about the famous Moscatel wine and also taste it. Then you will enter one of the lushest areas south of Lisbon - the Natural Park of Arrabida and Vicentine Coast...
Starting at 1,180 Per Week
Portugal Bike - The Beautiful Alentejo Beaches
Sines, Portugal Bike Tours
SW Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park extends itself along the Portuguese coast and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. This SW landscape is 300 million years old and it is one of the most preserved landscapes all over Europe. Hybrid Bike tour....
Starting at 950 Per Person
Portugal Bike: The Quiet Villages on the Mountains
Peneda-Geres National Park, Portugal Bike Tours
This tour takes place in one of the most well preserved regions in Portugal still maintaining many Portuguese ancient traditions and the small and traditional villages made of granitic stones. The luxuriant vegetation completes this awesome scenario....
Starting at 1,460 Per Week
PortugalBike: Granitic Villages on the Mountains
Agros, Portugal Bike Tours
This is a journey to authenticity in the most beautiful mountainous region in Portugal, Minho and its green fields! It is a mountain bike tour along forest tracks, old paths and spectacular stone-paved roadways that link typical granitic villages...
Starting at 1,200 Per Week
Casa De Serdedelo
Ponte de Lima, Portugal Youth Hostels
Casa de Serdedelo is waiting for you with a warm welcome!...
$17 Per Night
Lagoa, Portugal Vacation Rentals
superb beach home with sea views and walking distance to village and beach. Confortable and with swimming pool w its own snack bar facility, reception services and 24 hour emergency phone....
85 Per Night
Romantic and Nature At Alentejo Medieval History
Marvao, Portugal Hotels & Resorts
The Medieval Castle of Marvão, the Judish Quarter, the Ammaia Roman City just a few 5 km.. The Colours and strong light of the sun are here. The kindness of the Alentejo ´s people are here, at Boutique Hotel Poejo**** , Sto Antonio Areias....
Starting at 75 Per Night/Room
Ria Formosa Boat tours
Tavira, Portugal Eco Tours
Bird Watching and Historical Tour Ria Formosa, a true sanctuary of nature. Privileged place to observe birds, by being a migratory corridor containing some of the last places in the Europe for some birds to make nests, Ria Formosa is visited annua...
Azores A Prime Destination For Whale Watching
Azores, Portugal Whale Watching
With an experience of 22 years, Futurismo is a pioneer and leader in whale and dolphin watching in the Azores. Experience the Azores with us!...
Great Rates & Specials! 45 Per Person
Portugal sightseeing tours
Lisbon, Portugal Sight-Seeing Tours
Guided excursions in Portugal, graduated tour guides, multilingual drivers, tailored tours, buses, limousines, boats, restaurants, congresses, shows, escorts, travel agents in Lisbon, Oporto, Algarve, Fatima....
Starting at $31 Per Person
Tours in Lisbon, Algarve, Fatima, Porto, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal Sight-Seeing Tours
Tours in Lisbon, Porto, Fatima, Algarve, Portugal. Lisbon Travel Agency and Tour Operator. Sightseeing tours and day trips. Travel to Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Obidos, Fatima, Guimaraes, Braga, Minho, Douro. Private tours and group tours....
Starting at 35 Per Person
Portugal Vip Tours
Lisboa, Portugal Sight-Seeing Tours
We are specialize in guided tours in Lisbon and Sintra. Meet the monuments, sights, cuisine and Portuguese culture, in a safe and pleasant way. We have the best professionals, the knowledge of the best places for you to visit....
Starting at 25 Per Person
Boat trips in Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal River Cruises
Palmayachts offers sailing cruises in Tejo River, Lisbon, on an 11 meter fabulous sailing boat, departing from Doca de Belém (Monument to the Discoveries / Padrão dos Descobrimentos. Tipical cruises: - Lisbon- Old City- Cruise - Romantic Cruis...
Starting at 30 Per Person
Halcyon I - Lisbon Boat Tours
Lisbon, Portugal Scenic Cruises & Boat Tours
We provide two hour boat tours from "Doca de Alcantara", in Lisbon, at € 45 per guest, up to eight. Depending on tides and wind, we leave at 10am, 3pm or 7pm, for sunset cruises, and sail between Belém Tower and Alfama. Free welcome drink onboard....
Starting at 45 Per Person
|Link Code |