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Portugal Biking Tour, the Wonders of Douro Valley

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: October - May
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1415 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1535 Euro (EUR)

Douro is the oldest wine region of the world, due to its geographical conditions wine is produced for more than 2000 years with outstanding quality. Since 2011 the region is considered world heritage by Unesco. The landscape is the result between the perfect sintony between nature and human condition that has been working on the slopes of the mountains creating together the best conditions for the wine production. The slopes of the mountains allow the best views over this charming valley. The best time of the year to visit this regions is the Spring and the Autumn where there colour schemes gets more intense, in the Autumn, the landscapes gets golden tones and in the Spring the sceneries get whiter due to the colour of the almond trees. We invite you to cycle through this unique landscape and indulge a trip full of traditions, history and an outstanding natural beauty.

Itinerary:
Day 1: We will pick you up at Porto Airport and together we will drive till the first accommodation, the charming Solar Egas Moniz. In Paços de Sousa, Penafiel. We will provide you all the information about the program, the bikes and you still have time to enjoy this peaceful and charming retreat.

Day 2: After a delightful breakfast of typical products, the destination will be the Romanesque Route and its outstanding monuments of Roman origin. One of the first highlights is Castro, one of the biggest pre-roman ruins in the Iberic Peninsula. You will also pass by Quintadona and Cabroela, two renovated Schist Villages that still breathes the old times flairs. (37 km).

Day 3: The Destination of today will be the charming village of Pinhão, and it surrounding of vineyards, where you will have an intense experience of the destination. The afternoon is reserved for you so that you can indulge the utmost of the destination. You will be staying at the Vintage House Hotel a refurbished wine cellar that bring you today an amazing comfort with the best Douro Vineyards view.

Day 4: After breakfast the journey of today will be in the surroundings of Pinhão village, and a bit to the north to Provesend. A typical village of Provesende whith. On the way there will be many breath-taking viewpoints for you to indulge this outstanding vineyards landscape. There will also be lots of opportunities of wine tasting in the typical Quintas during the route. The overnight will at Vintage House Hotel. (50 km).

Day 5: Today you will head towards Peso da Régua, the Douro´s Capital where you will also have the chance to visit the Douro Museum. The route will be near the river and through its margins until you reach Quinta do Vallado, one of the most distinguished wine producer of the region where after your arrival you will have the chance to have wine and olive oil tastings as well as typical food workshops. The night will be spent at Quinta do Vallado. (37 km).

Day 6: After a detailed breakfast the route of today will be full of history, passing by the Lamego Castle nestled at the top of the village and stage of numerous battles to protect the village. The Lamegos´s cathedral in Gothic architecture will be another ex libris of the day with 8 centuries of history. The Nossa Senhora dos Remedio Santuary is also another of the day highlight and its outstanding entrance staircase is one of the classical region postcards. The night is spend at Quinta do Vallado. (40 km).

Day 7: Today you will be transferred to the charming Oporto city. In here there will be plenty of activities to do and the city is lovely to explore on foot. The 1872 River House with views over the Douro River and in the central area of Ribeira will accommodate you for the last night.

Day 8: After a breakfast facing the Douro River it will be difficult for you to leave the city , so if you would like to extend your stay in Douro 1872 River House as well as we would be delighted to assist you on this.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Why book with us?
- We are Portuguese and know the hidden corners of our land better than anyone;
- We work with the best experts in the activities provided;
- We take every care when selecting your accommodation.

Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

The price of the program is €1415 per person. Special seasons, single and solo traveler supplements applies.

Price Includes:
- 7 nights’ accommodation with breakfast
- Welcome reception at the airport with information about the programme providing a mobile phone, - GPS track and informational material
- Picnic to go on the activity days
- 1 dinner
- Transfer of luggage between accommodations
- Travel insurance
- 1 Dinner.

Price Excludes:
- GPS Rental
- Airport transfers one way or round trip
- Extra Dinners
- Extra Activities.

About This Supplier
Location: Portugal
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2015

M21532 is a brand new hotel collection of about 30 small and charming properties providing off the beaten track tours. We are on the market since 2014 and we are working with the best portugese partners in the activities provided and most of all we are proud portuguese loking forward to provide an experience of an...

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