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Portugal Wild Coast Mountain Bike Tour, 8 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 799 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1039 Euro (EUR)

Portugal Wild Coast is an incredible Mountain Biking Route program along the most beautiful and unspoiled coast-line of Portugal. From the outskirts of Lisbon to the most southern point of Europe, you’ll discover and admire the natural beauty of the different scenery, offering stunning coastal views along the way, crossing two Natural Reserves and other similar places. It will be a mix of mountain and sea, starting in Belém and going to Cape Espichel and Arrabida Mountain on the first day. The following days will consist in the crossing of Grandola and Cercal Mountains. You will discover some small fishing villages and some abandoned fortresses that reminds us of the time when this coast was ravaged by pirates! The trip finishes at the most southern point in Europe, Cape Saint Vincent, which adds a dramatic and historical full stop to this wonderful trip.

Day 1: Arrival - Welcome at Lisbon Airport
Transfer from Lisbon airporto to a Hotel in Lisbon (00h30).

Day 2: Bike Lisbon to Sesimbra (65km, +1.000m)
The trip will start either from the Hotel or the Fluvial Station in Belém (on this case a transfer from the Hotel to the Fluvial Station will be provided). After crossing the river to the southern bank on the boat, the tour will begin and in the first section will take place near the ocean with a mix of trails and secondary roads. You will get to the spectacular Cape Espichel with breathtaking views of the cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a famous sanctuary built extremely close to the edge of the tall cliffs, the Santuario de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel. The track continues now on the southern coast following several single tracks until we get to Sesimbra, a small fishing town on the southern slope of Arrabida.

Day 3: Bike Sesimbra to Grândola (81km, +900m)
A fantastic day with emphasis on crossing the Arrabida Natural Park, a group of small limestone hills near the ocean and a rare example of a very ancient Mediterranean vegetation, result of a very special microclimate and sharp topography. You will arrive at the city of Setubal, where we will embark on a ferry to cross the Sado River. You will disembark at Troia Peninsula and will follow the asphalt road to escape the sandy beaches that connect Troia to the mainland. The passage through Comporta is marked by the track between the rice fields. At the end of this long day we will reach Herdade das Barradas, a beautiful place close to Grandola town.

Day 4: Bike Grândola to Porto Covo (70km, +1.500m)
The crossing of the Hills of Grandola will be through beautiful trails between Cork Oak hoods. The day will be mostly marked by the well-known ups and downs of this area. We will pass through some typical small villages and ride mostly on Cork hoods. You will enter the Natural Park close to the sea and arrive to Porto Covo typical village.

Day 5: Bike Porto Covo to Odeceixe (72km, +700m)
Start this day on trails close to the Ocean and pass along Pessegueiro Island. Then we return inland and go again on a dirt road through some cork hoods. Pass close to Vila Nova Milfontes and get closer to the ocean until we get to the fantastic promontory of Cape Sardão, where you will follow a spectacular mountain bike trail over the cliffs until we reach near the typical Zambujeira-do-Mar village. When arriving at Odeceixe, you will cross the stream “Ribeira de Ceixe”, leaving this way the Alentejo region and entering the Algarve.

Day 6: Bike Odeceixe to Pedralva (75km, +1.200m)
Leaving Odeceixe behind after visiting its incredible beaches, the next few kilometers will be following a funny single track next to an irrigation channel. You will arrive early at Aljezur with time to explore the narrow streets next to the castle. Then follow the rural trails between pine hoods until we get to the Bordeira village. Your next stop will be the amazingly beautiful Amado Beach. To get there we will go through valleys where we can find exuberant vegetation. You will find the “Carrapateira Pontal”, a beautiful peninsula that you will go around by bike.

Day 7: Bike Pedralva to Sagres (40km, +500m, 60% off road)
You will follow a coastal route that will enable us to discover some of the most beautiful and secret beaches of Vicentina coast. Then ride south along Algarve wild coast till Cape São Vicente - the most southwestern point of Continental Europe.

Day 8: Departure - Farewell at Lisbon Airport
Believing you have enjoyed this luxuriant piece of land we say goodbye. Our Guide will pick you up at hotel according schedule time. Transfer from Sagres to Lisbon (03h30).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 7 Nights Lodging on Superior | Comfort Accommodation. Breakfast included
- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing
- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS/FAO
- Liability and Personal Accidents Insurance
- Pre Departure Information Pack
- Tour Information
- Information Book (includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps, GPS Device Quick Manual) delivered at departure day at location
- GPS Track
- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

- Low Season » Individual Room Sup +279€
- Medium Season (Apr, May, Out) » Individual Room Sup +309€
- High Season (Jun and Sep) » Individual Room Sup +389€
- Special Season (Jul and Aug) » Individual Room Sup +439€
- Easter Week » Special Season Supplement Applies (per person on a double occupancy room)

- Luggage Transfer During Tour (up to 4 people): +299€
- GPS Rental for Tour: +65€
- Guided Tour (please inquire)

Bike Rental:
- MTBike: +200€
(per person, bike equipment included)

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