Basic Cycling Holidays - Trás-os-Montes and Douro International - Hardoffered by supplier M21510 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 6 - 7 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 15 people
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey Bicycle Touring
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 779 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1376 Euro (EUR)
Day 2: Pinhão – Mirandela (70 km)
Day 3: Mirandela – Bragança (70 km)
Day 4: Bragança – Miranda do Douro (69 km)
Day 5: Miranda do Douro – Alfândega da Fé (90 km)
Day 6: Alfândega da Fé – Tua (77 km)
Day 7: Train transfer to Porto
Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro is a huge Portuguese province, belonging to Vila Real and Bragança’s districts. This region is considered by many an authentic greenside paradise in the deep valleys of the Douro region, where you will find beautiful vineyards, the heart of the Port and Douro wines. The territory boosts breathtaking landscapes of a natural beauty, revealing not only a land rich in vineyards but also in cereals, vegetables and fruits, a typical gastronomy awarded the title of World Heritage.
Day 1: Porto – Pinhão (110 km, train transfer). Pinhão is a demarcated and classified wine region. UNESCO’S World Heritage with green landscapes where the wine is developed and then transported to Porto. The luggage and bicycles are inside the van. Visit, dinner and accommodation will be expecting us in Pinhão.
Day 2: Pinhão – Mirandela (70 km). We will cross Murça, land of ancient legends, wine and olive oil. You must appreciate the way the liqueur wine “Favaios”. In Bragança, we will visit the city, as well as enjoying the famous sausages, the “Terrincho” cheese and the delicious honey.
Day 3: Mirandela – Bragança (70 km). This day will be a little bit of a physical difficulty with moderate / hard level, due to accumulated climbed uphill. But halfway through, right after Macedo de Cavaleiros, we will find paradise right nearby the delta of the Azibo. Bragança is the region's capital and gateway to one of the oldest national parks in Portugal - the Montesinho. Visit the castle with the army museum.
Day 4: Mirandela – Miranda do Douro (69 km). Cycling to Miranda do Douro, by crossing the Maças River and then we pass nearby Vimioso. After this, we will be in the International Douro’s landscapes, and finally reach to Miranda do Douro. Check out the famous “Mirandesa” steak served by the genuine Northern locals. Here you will find people who speak a strange language – “mirandês”, linked to the Iberian Peninsula’s History.
Day 5: Miranda do Douro – Alfândega da Fé (90 km). Let’s keep riding to reach to Alfândega da Fé. During our day,we will a little accumulated climbs. We’re going to visit the astonishing Natural Park of Douro and cross the Sabor River.
Day 6: Alfândega da Fé – Tua (77 km). We begin with a small descent into the Valley of Vilariça. Then, we go up to the village of of Seixo de Manhoses and go down the Douro River. The cycling path will follow waterfront of the Tua River, ending in its delta.
Day 7: Train transfer to Porto. The train includes part of a journey (from Paris to Tormes, Caldas de Aregos actually, by this same railway) mentioned in a novel of Portuguese writer, Eca de Queiroz, published in 1901 - 'The City and the Mountains.'
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Fully guided tour: minimum group Size 6 people
- Self guided tour: minimum 1 person
- Accommodation with breakfast: 6 nights and 7 days. (** or ***, farms or rural houses);
- Luggage shuttling (*) ;
- Airport Oporto transfer (*) ;
- Train / metro / bus;
- Van support(*);
- Bike rent (Trekking bike with 28 wheel, 24 gears, racks and lights) (*);
- 1 tour guide(*);
- Mechanical assistance (*);
- 3 picnics + 3 lunches(*);
- 6 dinners(*);
- Personal accident insurance(*);
- Liability insurance(*).
(*) Not included in Self-Guided Tours. Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room.
You can even hire (VAT included):
- Supplement single room: 129,00 €
- Extra nights (price per person): 49,00 €
- Bike rent: 100,00 € (includes saddlebag)
- Electric bike: 250,00 €.
In self guided the rent of the bike has a security deposit of 250,00 €.
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M21510 aims to target and advertise Porto's tourism throughout bike rentals and diverse city tours. Our idea was born from a 3 day journey to Santiago de Compostela, in the year 2012, allowing us to develop a bridge between Porto's tourism with the rest of the Northern Portuguese territory. We rent bikes,...