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Portugal by bike: Alentejo wine country

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Guided / Portugal
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This guided bike tour in Alentejo will allow you to discover while cycling the millennial history, culture and traditions of one of the world’s best wine countries.

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This guided bike tour in Alentejo will allow you to discover while cycling the millennial history, culture and traditions of one of the world’s best wine countries.

Enjoy a week long ride in these peaceful rolling hills while exploring local wine cellars, sleeping in convents and discovering the UNESCO world heritage sites of cities like Évora, Vila Viçosa and Monsaraz.

Discover the amazing history, culture and traditions this wine region has to offer. Voted Best Wine Region of the world in 2014, Alentejo is a picturesque and charming place, where you’ll fall in love with the whitewashed villages, medieval castles, sunbathed plains and the secular traditions and lifestyle. Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites in Évora, the fortified village of Marvão, the former Palace of the Portuguese Kings and the rural lifestyle of the local homesteads;

Ride the never-ending rolling hills and the hidden trails between the fields. The car-free roads and trails of the Alentejo provide a great atmosphere for bike tours and its topography makes it a great region for beginner and intermediate riders. You’ll have plenty of time to stop and check out the “Sobreiros” and visit the “Antas” along the way.

With its trademark gastronomy, wine and amazing accommodations, the Alentejo is a great destination to experience the best of Portugal, where luxury meets tradition. You’ll get to sleep in Convents and dine in some of the world’s best restaurants, harmonizing every meal with amazing wines;

Admire the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, visit the Esporão Wine and Olive Oil “Herdade”, experience a boat ride in Europe’s biggest artificial lake and try an amazing array of experiences the Alentejo has to offer!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lisbon, Transfer to Crato
Accomodation: Hotel Pousada do Crato
Restaurant: Pousada do Crato

Pick up from the airport and 2 hours transfer to your hotel Pousada do Crato, a monastery built in the 14th century. Free afternoon to relax at the hotel.

Day 2: Bike tour in Alentejo – Crato – Castelo de Vide – Beirã – Marvão – Portalegre – Crato
Route: from 40 to 100 km
Accomodation: Hotel Pousada do Crato
Restaurant: Pousada do Crato

Breakfast at the hotel and set up of the bikes. Start of the bike tour in Alentejo, towards the medieval city and stronghold of Castelo de Vide, for a quick stop and coffee. Keep riding up to the top of the Marvão fortified village. Walk through its narrow streets, visit the 9th century castle and cistern, and admire the beautiful S. Mamede mountain range. Mid-ride stop for lunch. Ride back to Crato by the beautiful “Beirã” region. Relax at the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 3: Bike tour in Alentejo: Crato – Alter do Chão – Estremoz
Route: from 40 to 80 km
Accomodation: Pousada Castelo de Estremoz – Rainha Santa Isabel
Restaurant: São Rosas

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the bike tour, from Crato to Alter do Chão, where we will ride the rolling hills of North Alentejo to the top of yet another medieval village: Estremoz, where our hotel, the Pousada de Estremoz is marvelously located overlooking the Alentejo plains. Enjoy your afternoon visiting Estremoz or relaxing at this amazing charm hotel.

Day 4: Bike tour in Alentejo: Estremoz – Borba – Vila Viçosa – Alandroal – Redondo – Monsaraz
Route: from 40 to 80 km
Accomodation: Horta da Moura
Restaurant: Sabores de Monsaraz

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of our bike tour, from Estremoz to Borba, a city known for its wine and marble stone, on our way to Vila Viçosa where you’ll visit the Bragança’s ducal palace, home of a rich art and jewelry collection. Continue your ride through the quaint villages of Alandroal, Redondo and ride all the way to Monsaraz. Arrival at our hotel, the Horta da Moura, in Monsaraz, the first rural hotel in the Alentejo.

Day 5: Bike tour in Alentejo: Monsaraz – Mourão – Herdade do Esporão – Évora
Route: from 40 to 110 km
Accomodation: M’ar de Ar Aqueduto Hotel
Restaurant: Herdade do Esporão (Reguengos de Monsaraz), Luar de Janeiro (Évora)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the bike tour, towards Mourão, where we’ll be able to have a privileged look at the Alqueva and Herdade do Esporão, one of the iconic wine and olive oil producers in Alentejo. Visit to the Herdade and optional lunch at the restaurant. After lunch you’ll be transferred to Évora to check in at the hotel M’Ar de Ar Aqueduto hotel, an amazing 5 star hotel by the Évora Aqueduct. We’ll have a free afternoon to visit Évora before dinner at Luar de Janeiro, another opportunity to taste the majestically prepared local gastronomy.

Day 6: Bike tour in Alentejo: Évora – Arraiolos – Évora
Route: from 0 to 50km
Accomodation: M’ar de Ar Aqueduto Hotel
Restaurant: Fialho (Évora)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of today’s optional bike tour, a morning loop towards Arraiolos, an amazing white washed fortification on the outskirts of Évora, famous for its woolen carpets with intricate and traditional motifs. Ride by the central plains of Alentejo enjoying the views of the cork and olive trees, the bulls and cattle that roam free in the big properties of the region, here called Herdades. Lunch in Évora. Free afternoon for visiting and shopping in Évora and its amazing monuments

Day 7: Bike tour in Alentejo: Évora – Cromeleques de Almendre
Route: around 40 km

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the ride, a morning loop towards the Almendres Cromlech, the largest group of standing stones in the Iberian Peninsula, dating back to the 6th millennium BC. Return to the hotel, for check-out. Transfer to Lisbon (airport or hotel) or extended stay in Évora.

Hotel

Pousada Mosteiro Crato

Discover the traditional and rich region of Alentejo from this castellated monastery.

The Monastery of Santa Maria de Flor da Rosa, where the classic and the contemporary merge into a remarkable work that welcomes you with a degree of comfort and sophistication difficult to overcome.

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Pousada Estremoz Santa Isabel

This Historic Hotel offers a magnificent panoramic view of Estremoz and the Alentejo plain.

The Pousada of Estremoz is situated in a privileged place, as is the Castle Estremoz. D. Dinis ordered the construction of this building for his wife the queen Santa Isabel, which has given its name to the Pousada. Placed in the old city, this was the stage of battles, love and treason.

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Hotel Horta da Moura

Balconies and windows offer views on surrounding fields painted in colors.

Horta da Moura emerges on the banks of Alqueva, with the imposing walls of the medieval village of Monsaraz, lurking in a spectacular landscape and environmental framework.A rural hotel of excellence, deployed in the area of ​​the Great Lake, a place full of history.The white and blue facades dialogue with the colors of the gardens and come immersed in different shades of green of the garden and olive groves.

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Hotel M’AR De AR Aqueduto

M`AR De AR Aqueduto is a five star hotel of the city of Évora.

Located right in the historic center of Évora, a city classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. The building, previously known as the Sepulveda Palace, is a magnificent construction of the XVI th. century, and still keeps a beautiful chapel, dome ceilings and a set of three Manueline windows on the main facade.

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What’s included

Included

  • Transfer from the airport/hotel to the beggining of the tour
  • Daily guided tours by experienced local cyclists, always adapted to your pace
  • 6 nights in charm 5 star hotels, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included
  • Lunches and dinners at handpicked restaurants
  • Nutrition and hydration by Zipvit during our rides
  • Entrance in museums, wineries and other selected experiences
  • Rental of a road bike or a touring bike (Scott Addict 20 o Scott Aspect 930), GPS and helmet
  • Support vehicle and mechanical support throughout all the rides
  • Luggage transportation between hotels
  • Personal Accidents Insurance during our tour
  • Wine tasting and visit to cellars
  • Boat tour in the Alqueva

Not Included

  • Meals, except when specified (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Single room supplement - 750€

Options

  • Extra nights: Extra night in Lisbon or Évora before or after this tour - on demand

Group Discounts

  • More than 6 riders - 5% discount
  • Children until 10 years old - 35% discount
  • Children from 11 to 14 years old - 25% discount
  • Children from 15 to 17 years old - 20% discount

Our bikes

  • Touring - Scott Aspect 930
  • Road - Scott Addict 20
  • All our bikes are perfectly maintained and are fitted to every rider on your first experience with us. If you have a special bicycle request, please feel free to contact us.We also have an E-bike fleet available.