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Salamanca - On the Cherries' Path

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Portugal   Spain  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: February - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 950 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1050 US Dollar (USD)

Travel from the Portuguese capital city of Lisboa to Salamanca, the “small Rome”, as it is known in Spain for its high concentration of monuments. Discover the unspoiled landscapes of Alentejo, hidden megalithic monuments, Roman Ruins and the well-conserved Iberian landscape, culture and gastronomy! You can’t miss a ride through the cherry orchards to taste the local cherries! The beautiful village of Marvao and its castle - the museum historical village, megalithic monuments, Roman ruins, rural areas with exceptional environmental conditions, whitewashed villages, beautiful contrast of the Mediterranean and Continental landscapes.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Early morning pick up and transfer to your accommodation in Marvao. Marvao – Castle to Castle Ride. Marvao by itself deserves some attention and therefore we will spend a night there. You must ride along scenic roads to discover the beautiful fortified and whitewashed medieval villages of Marvao and Castelo de Vide, where people are living their lives on the old way! Here you can visit the Synagogue and stroll through the steep streets of the Jewish quarter. (32 k/20 m or Optional sightseeing/shopping) Welcome Dinner. Included: (L), (D).

Day 2: We will drive North to appreciate the natural beauty of Monsanto da Beira. The village of Monsanto has been carefully built on the top of a hill covered with granite boulders, and there streets are narrow and steep! In the 1940’s it was awarded The Most Genuine Portuguese Village prize! From the castle you can enjoy a 360º panoramic view over the lowlands and into Extremadura-Spain. Riding downhill from here and then along rolling hills we will stop at some of many the interesting archeological sites to discover the legacies from ancient times. (40 k/25 m) Included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: We enter Spain in the morning and en route to Salamanca we will ride in the nature reserve of Sierra de Francia. We will go on a loop ride across this beautiful area covered mostly on oak and chestnut trees, which features a 10 kms/6 miles gentle downhill on 35 km. ride! You will also ride on the shade of incredible cherry orchards, and taste right there this juicy fruit! At the end you will be prepared to eat the best veal beef we know in Iberia tasty grilled meat. We are always willing to ride here so we can eat at one of our favorite local restaurants! (35 kms/22 miles) We will arrive to Salamanca in the evening, and you will love this lively town! Please bring your "dance shoes"! Included: (B), (L).

Day 4: Sight seeing and shopping at this amazingly charming monumental town - Salamanca! A day for your own time discovery! Our Farewell Dinner will be at a traditional restaurant in Salamanca! Included: (B), (D).

Day 5: We will drive you (and your bike) to Lisboa. Or you may choose to proceed with your Iberian journey e.g. to Madrid or on a self-guided bike tour to Santiago de Compostela! Included: (B).

- Optional: Mountain Bike this route
- Challenge: Beginner to Advanced
- Terrain: Road Option - safe, scenic and quality back roads.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Single Person: 1.050 Euros
Double Occupancy Per Person: 950 Euros.

Price Includes:
- 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
- 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners
- 2 Experienced multi-lingual tour leaders
- Map and itinerary details
- Backup vehicle and mechanic support
- Luggage handling
- Transfers to Lisbon.

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

About This Supplier
Location: Portugal
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2002

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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