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).