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Bicycle Tour - Historical Villages, in the Jewish Route (Guided or Self - Guided)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1670 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2090 Euro (EUR)

Discover one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal. Starting in Tomar, the Templars town, continue through the unique Alentejo landscape with its rolling hills covered with cork trees andits small villages. Then cycle through the history and the culture of 12th Century villages of Portugal like Monsanto or Sortelha, making this an unforgettable bike trip.
- Level: Sporty Total distance: 442,6 km / 275 mi Shortest day: 33.6 km / 20.9 mi Longest day: 88 k/55 m Total climbing: 6905 m / 22654 ft
- Accommodations: Selected (4 star inns).

Day 1: Meet at the airport in Lisboa. Van transfer to Tomar. After lunch we will go for a short warm-up ride (33.6 km/ 20.9 mi) around the beautiful city of Tomar. Lodging - Hotel dos Templários in Tomar.

Day 2: Tomar-Flor da Rosa (71 km / 44 miles). Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Alentejo, with its rolling hills covered with cork trees on the way to our inn built around a medieval monastery. Lodging - Pousada de Flor da Rosa.

Day 3: Flor da Rosa-Marvão (68 km/42 miles). Castelo de Vide´s 15th century former Jewish district and its tiny synagogue, the oldest in Portugal, as well as the breathtaking views along the Serra de São Mamede natural park are the highlights of today´s ride. We will also see a bridge that was crossed by thousands of Jews as they escaped the Spanish inquisition. And then there´s the final 5 km climb to the walled village of Marvão! Lodging - Albergaria El-Rei Dom Manuel

Day 4: Marvão-Ladoeiro (80 km/50 miles). Our ride starts in Nisa. We will cross the bridge over the Tejo river in Vila Velha de Rodão and enter the Tejo Internacional Natural Park, a protected area of extreme beauty. Lodging - Casa das Jardas.

Day 5: Ladoeiro-Monsanto (45 km/28 miles). Monsanto, our destination of the day, is a medieval fortress village and was once considered the most typical village in Portugal. At an elevation of 600 m it offers extraordinary views of the surrounding landscape. In Monsanto you feel like you have traveled back in time. Lodging - Hotel in Monsanto.

Day 6: Monsanto-Belmonte (88 km/50 miles). Today our route takes us to Belmonte, where Pedro Álvares Cabral, who discovered Brazil, was born.
On the way to Belmonte, Sortelha, another of Portugal´s Historical Villages, is worth visiting. Our inn is a charming Pousada with a swimming pool. Lodging - Pousada de Belmonte.

Day 7: Belmonte - Trancoso (80 km/50 miles). Get ready for a challenging ride on backroads with amazing views of the nearby Serra da Estrela mountain range. In Trancoso, we will have a guided tour of the old quarters, inside the walled town. Lodging - Hotel in Trancoso.

Day 8: Morning transfer to Lisboa. Lunch and free afternoon to visit Lisboa. Farewell dinner in one of Lisboa´s typical restaurants. Lodging - Hotel in Lisboa.

Day 9: Early morning transfer to airport in Lisboa.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes (minimum 5 persons):
- All accommodations
- 7 dinners, 1 picnic
- Van support
- 2 bilingual guides
- Transfers
- Gift t-shirt and water bottle
- Personal Insurance.

- Price self-guided tours do not include meals, van support or guides. It includes only accommodations, documentation and maps, GPS tracks and daily luggage transfer. Minimum 2 persons.
- Price Supported tours includes the same as Self-guided plus Van support along the ride. Minimum 4 persons.

Other options: Single supplement: 350€.

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