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Cycling Portugal, Southwest Coast by Bike

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 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: 1345 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1345 Euro (EUR)

The Portuguese southwest coast is presented among slopes and rocky cliffs, secluded, deserted beaches and a unique spirit of freedom, commented on by many. The smooth waving of the Atlantic waters, the slopes and hills that protect hidden beaches, kilometres and kilometres of wild and deserted coast, this is the Portuguese South-West coast!

The Atlantic Ocean brings cheer to this whole setting and has a lot of influence on this preserved haven. The fauna has a very unique personality and the birds are definitely the strong point of the region, as the park lies on a migratory route for these birds, coming from Africa and Europe, providing an ornithological diversity unmatched in value.

Day 1: The rendez-vous is at the Lisbon Airport where we will welcome and gladly brief you with the scheduled program and its equipment. Together, we’ll head towards the charming country house Herdade da Matinha, located in Cercal do Alentejo village. After setting up the equipment and getting familiarized with the GPS and all the required information you’ll have time to enjoy true luxury: The silence and melody of nature. You’ll be able to enjoy every corner of the colourful Herdade da Matinha, walking through its 20 ha of cork and evergreen oaks or even go for a horseback ride. Dinner is almost ready and you’ll be delighted with the exquisite wonders coming from Matinha’s open kitchen.

Day 2: After a breakfast filled with typical Alentejo products, we head towards Porto Côvo, a lovely fishing village whose beaches are protected by imponent slopes. At far we can see the Pessegueiro Island and if you are a good swimmer and the weather allows it, you can adventure youself and go there. We will also stop by Vila da Sonega, where time has stopped and where you’ll be able to feast yourself with some typical snacks. We head back through Serra do Cercal, located in the middle of the natural park and through its mysterious cork oak trees plains. The typical Cercal village awaits you for and end-of-day snack. Herdade da Matinha spares any introductions. 33 km + 500 m.

Day 3: The destination is Vila Nova de Milfontes, one of the dearest villages in Portugal. Peddaling next to Rio Mira we will reach Almograve, known for its astonishing beach and natural dunes. Once in the village, you’ll be able to chat with the locals or enjoy the peace and quiet that live here. We will reach Cabo Sardão whose lighthouse marks the perfect harmony between land and water and where the white storks are queens and build their nests in the slopes. We head to Zambujeira do Mar known for its wild and almost deserted beaches and its astonishing views over the Atlantic Ocean. After that, we head down to the Algarve region, where the village of Odeceixe is our next destination. We follow the Seixe creek that will guide us until Odeceixe beach, where the creek and the Atlantic Ocean meet, creating a truly unique and amazing landscape. After that, you just need to pedal 3 km more to find the lovely “Casas do Moinho”, in the village of Odeceixe. 61 km + 500 m.

Day 4: After a detailed breakfast the destination is the valleys and plains around Odeceixe where in between mountain and shore, cork and evergreen oak trees create the perfect combination. The birds’ chirp is a constant in this area because the diversity of bird species is big here, which makes it a great place for birdwatching. We can’t get back to Odeceixe without first stopping at the beach where you can enjoy some fruit juice in one of its bars as well as the perfect union between land and sea. If time as passed and you’re still not back, finding the way is easy. All you have to do is look for the windmill. 26 km + 300 m.

Day 5: After leaving “Casas do Moinho” the destination is the shore enchantments, exploring the “Rota Vicentina” fishermen tracks and feeling inspired by the huge Amoreira Beach, the famous Arrifana and Monte Clérigo beaches and the enchantments of its waves that seem be hand drawn. We reach Aljezur, where the Mouro Castle (that dates back to the 10th century) rises up as its protector. It’s in this village that we ‘ll end the day and where the Aldeia de Pedralva, a rustic boutique hotel, invites you to relax of all the day’s emotions.

Day 6: After a warming breakfast we’ll head towards the Pedralva village, where the pine tree woods show the way. From there we’ll pedal to the Carrapateira peer where the astonishing view over the ocean will make you feel unique. The Amado, Amoreira and Bordeira beaches are true references when it comes to surfing and other water sports, and make the delights of its visitors. We head back to Aldeia de Pedralva hotel, for a last night in Portugal, hoping that you’ll feel impressioned by the natural surroundings and the wild landscape of the Southwest coast. 25 km + 300 m.

Day 7: Hoping that the tour has overcome your expectations, we’ll drive you back to the Lisbon Airport. If you wish to stay a few more days in Aljezur we’ll gladly drive you back to Lisbon whenever most suits

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.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

This tour is self guided so it is up to you to decide your date of departure, we will be here! The price of the program is €1345 per person on a double room to be held between October and May. Special seasons, single and solo traveler supplements applies.

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

Price Excludes:
- Bike Rental
- GPS Rental
- 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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