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Cycling Vacation in Portugal, 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: 1019 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1399 Euro (EUR)

Arrábida and Alentejo are incredible regions for cycling tours. Be stunned by the views that Arrábida will give you and ride through the most beautiful golden rolling hills of the Alentejo Region, where you can admire the natural beauty of the plains covered with cork oak trees, offering stunning views along the way. You will discover many historical sites, from different ages (from pre-history to the renascence,) some small churches and the possibility to visit wineries! Start in Palmela and admire, visit, smell and taste the delights of the city. Leave Palmela and ride to the bay area of Sado River to reach a beautiful Country House Hotel. From here you will head to the East and visit one of the biggest artificial lakes in Europe – Alqueva. From the fortress village of Monsaraz your goal is to reach the Unesco World Heritage City of Évora. Here you will stay in a historical Hotel, used by kings in the past, just enjoy.

Day 1: Arrival - Welcome at Lisbon Airport
Welcome at LISBON airport and transfer to Palmela (30m from Lisbon).

Day 2: Arrábida Loop Day (52km, +900m), Optional (62km, +1200m)
Riding and admiring the stunning landscapes’ of Arrábida Natural Park
This is the first riding day of the tour and it is a circular route around the Arrábida Mountain. You will have the chance to vist iconic places of the region, like Azeitão, Praia da Figueirinha and ejoy the stunning views from this great wavy road along the coast line.

Day 3: Bike Setúbal to Alcácer do Sal (77km, +600m)
Ride towards Setúbal and take the Ferry to Troia Peninsula. Here just enjoy the fast flat roads along the ocean and Comporta with all its rice fields. Cruise along Sado river and reach Alcacér do Sal, an historical village. From here you are close to your destination, the artificial lake of Pego do Altar.

Day 4: Bike Torrão to Cuba (50km, +350m), Optional (81km, +700m)
It is time to get to know Alentejo region. This is the region where you will be riding the remaining stages of the tour. Simple and quiet roads, perfect for road cycling. On this day there will be the chance to visit Torrão and then head South passing by Odivelas to reach you destination.

Day 5: Bike Cuba to Monsaraz (90km, +750m)
Leave the Hotel and head to Cuba, a typical Alentejo village. ride along this famous wine region and pass by Vidigueira, a name that you can retain if you are interested in wine! Alqueva is the name off a small village in your way, but it is also the name of one of the biggest artificial lakes in Europe, and a barrier on your way, a barrier that you will follow.

Day 6: Bike Monsaraz to Évora (73km, +800m), Optional (90km, +1100m)
You can't leave this area without climbing to the top of Monsaraz castle walled village. From here you have manificient views. Now just head North and reach another famous area for wine making and pottery, Redondo. Take your time and enjoy this ancient village. Your goal is Évora, the famous historical city recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Day 7: Évora Loop (9km +450m), Optional (83km, +850m)
From Évora head North towards Graça do Divor and Arraiolos. Here you have the chance of visiting the historical center, the castle and several shops that have traditional tapestry that remots back several centuries. Cruising trough quiet roads pass by the nice litlle village of Aldeia da Serra. continue the ride back to Évora by passing by Igreijinha.

Day 8: Departure - Farewell at Lisbon Airport
Relax this morning over a well-deserved and long breakfast; Transfer from Évora to Lisbon at your prefered time (2h).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 8 Nights Lodging on Historical 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
- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day of the Tour
- 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 and Device
- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

Bike Rental:
- Carbon Road Bike: +210€
(per person, bike equipment included)

- Low Season » Individual Room Sup +209€
- Medium Season (Apr, May, Out) » Individual Room Sup +239€
- High Season (Jun and Sep) » Individual Room Sup +299€
- Special Season (Jul and Aug) » Individual Room Sup +399€
- Easter Week » Special Season Supplement Applies (per person on a double occupancy room)

About This Supplier
Location: Portugal
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2012

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