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Guided Bike Tour in the Douro Valley, Portugal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2290 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2290 Euro (EUR)

Stay in luxurious unique boutique hotels and wine estates and visit the 12th century historical villages of Portugal.

Get to know all about Portugal's unique Port Wine while riding in the historic Douro region of Portugal, the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. During the week, you will sample many different kinds of Port Wine, visit the old cellars in Porto and also discover some of the 12th Century Historical Villages of Portugal. Another highlight of this trip is the boat ride on the Douro River, which floats you close to the terraces covered with vineyards!

Day 01. Porto - Pinhão (boat ride in Douro). Meet at the airport in Porto and van transfer to Pinhão. After a light lunch you will explore the Douro river on a small boat. Back in Pinhão you can just relax by your inns outdoor pool. Overnight in Pinhão.

Day 02. Cycling Tour 1: Sabrosa - Quinta Nova (35 km / 22 mi).
Transfer to Sabrosa. Short ride with great views of the Port wine vineyards planted on terraces. You can stop at Quinta Nova after a short climb from the Douro River. Or you can also choose to continue to Pinhão (adds 15 km / 9 mi). In the afternoon you can visit the Douro Museum in Régua. Optionally you can pedal until Régua (approx. 25 km / 15 mi from Pinhão), mostly flat terrain, along the Douro River. Overnight in Pinhão.

Day 03. Cycling Tour 2: Pinhão - Pocinho - Marialva (52 km / 32 mi). Before you start spinning the pedals you will take a short tour by train to the village of Pocinho using an old railway that follows the Douro river in all its beauty. On the way to Marialva – one of Portugal's Historical Villages - you will stop to visit the Côa Museum. Your inn has a small SPA and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool overlooking Marialva´s castle. Overnight in Marialva.

Day 04. Cycling Tour 3: Marialva loop (49 km / 30 mi). Today you will ride on the way to the town of Trancoso, another Historical Village of Portugal. Expect some climbing but also breathtaking views, passing by Moreira de Rei with its castle. On the way back pass by Souto Maior or Ribeira do Freixo and several small typical villages. Overnight in Marialva.

Day 05. Cycling Tour 4: Marialva - Castelo Rodrigo (55 km / 34 mi). Today you will connect two Historical Villages – Marialva and Castelo Rodrigo. These two medieval walled villages will take you back in time, to when the brave inhabitants of these villages fought against the Spanish invaders. Overnight in Castelo Rodrigo.

Day 06. Cycling Tour 5: Castelo Rodrigo | Barca de Alva (35 km / 22 mi). Enjoy great views of Port Wine vineyards along the bicycle route that takes you to Barca de Alva. In Barca de Alva you will have lunch on the shore of the Douro River. If don´t feel like riding you can stay home or go for a donkey ride. If you ride to Barca de Alva you have to return to Castelo Rodrigo. Overnight in Castelo Rodrigo.

Day 07. Castelo Rodrigo - Almeida - Porto. Transfer to Porto. On the way you will stop to visit the Historical Village of Almeida. In Porto you will visit a Port Wine cellar, where you can taste some of Portugal's best Port wines. In the afternoon explore this exciting and unique city. Your hotel is located near the Praça da Ribeira, heart of the historical centre of Porto. Overnight in Porto.

Day 08. Departure. Morning van transfer to Porto airport.

Supplemental Tour Information:
- 7 accommodations with breakfast
- 6 dinners
- 1 lunch
- 1 picnic
- 1 A2Z driver guide
- Van support, snacks and fresh fruit in riding days
- Boat ride on Douro river
- Airport transfers in program days
- Local transfers
- Hybrid bike rental
- Maps and documentation
- GPS device and GPS tracks
- Museum fees
- Insurance
- A2Z offer and water bottle.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

From 2290,00€/person | Min. 4 participants

April 15 to April 22