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The Alentejo Heritage and Wine Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 14 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1600 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1795 US Dollar (USD)

Discover central Alentejo enchantments! Many interesting heritage sites while discovering the quality wines of Alentejo, all en route! After UNESCO World Heritage town - Évora, you will ride to Megalithic Monuments' sites finishing in Monsaraz! Highlights: Along the way, visit churches and the hilltop castles in Arraiolos and Monsaraz, travel through whitewashed villages, spectacular cork trees, beautiful Olive groves, lush vineyards, schist quarries and admire fantastic marble architecture. This area is famous for tapestries, pottery, and wine tasting, and includes a guided tour of a wine cellar.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Early afternoon: Transfer from Lisboa to Évora. Bikes and equipment assigned to participants, followed by guided walk to this UNESCO - World Heritage town. Evening: Welcome Dinner. Included: (D).

Day 2: Morning: Departure, you will start this tour by visiting megalithic monuments and Roman ruins sites en route to Arraiolos, which is renowned for its tapestries. (25 k/16 m, 45k/28 m or 80 k/50 m) Included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Leaving Arraiolos and riding on a fertile flat valley you will see beautiful cork trees. In Redondo, you might visit a red clay pottery workshop. Dinner in a traditional tasca! (60 k/37 m) Included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Approaching Vila Viçosa, you will come to understand why marble is called "white gold". Then visit the Ducal Palace, the former residence of the Dynasty of Bragança. (25 k/16 m) Included: (B), (L).

Day 5: You will ride past amazing olive groves and incredible megalithic monuments before entering the whitewashed hilltop village of Monsaraz, a medieval fortified village with its charming cobble stoned streets, all leading to great vistas! (50 k/31 m or 75 k/47 m) Included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: You will ride scenic roads to Évora through vineyards, olive and cork groves. The pottery town may be an option for some useful souvenir shopping. Nice whitewashed villages are hidden in rolling hills some covered with beautiful sunflowers. Suddenly you will see Évora from afar! (60 k/37 m) Included: (B), (L).

Day 7: Free day for relaxing by the pool, shopping and sightseeing in Évora. In the evening. Farewell Dinner. Option: Ride in the area of Évora. (50 k/31 m) Included: (B).

Day 8: Morning: Transfer from Évora to Lisbon Airport/Hotel. Included: (B).

Notes:
- Challenge: Beginner to Advanced
- Terrain: Flat to varied.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- Single Person: 1.845 Euros
- Double Occupancy Per Person: 1.645 Euros.

Price Includes:
- 4 nights in Agri-Turismo Hotels
- 3 night in noble Pousadas
- All Breakfasts
- 6 Lunches
- 5 Dinners w/ wine or beer
- 2 Experienced multi-lingual tour leaders
- Map and itinerary details
- Backup vehicle and mechanic support
- Luggage handling
- Transfers to Lisbon.

Notes:
- Guided tours: dates upon request
- Self-guided tours: maximum flexibility on dates and provided services!

About This Supplier
Location: Portugal
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2002
Client Request Served: 120

Pedal your way through Portugal and Spain! M09223, was established in 1999, was the first local operator offering top biking services in Portugal & Spain to an international clientele. We want to share with you the parts of Portugal and Spain we know offer some of the most unique biking experiences in the world....

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