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Charming heritage to discover through the rolling hills of our countryside

 

Arrábida Natural Park and the countryside of the Alentejo region are incredible regions for cycling. The beauty is immense and the mix between the coast and the interior of the country is a favorite for visitors. Visit the medieval cities of Palmela and Monsaraz to get the sense of our traditions and ancient sites, pass by our natural parks and reserves to enjoy the fresh breeze of the Atlantic Ocean as you visit Troia Peninsula, continue to pedal on the most stunning golden rolling hills until you reach your  final destination, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Évora. Here you will stay in a historical hotel that was home to kings in our past, and never forget to relax and appreciate the good things in life like our delicious cuisine and regional wines.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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ARRIVAL

Welcome to Portugal! After our guide welcomes you at Lisbon’s airport, we drive for 40min until Palmela, a lovely city known for its portuguese charms, imponent castle on the top of the hill and the natural beauty that surrounds this city with a green landscape. This is the perfect place to start your adventure, have a little rest and prepare for tomorrow.

TORRÃO to CUBA

CUBA to MONSARAZ

It is time to leave the hotel and ride towards northeast passing by one of the biggest articial lakes of western Europe, made with the help of Alqueva Dam and filled by the waters of Guadiana River. Arriving in Monsaraz you can finally take time to enjoy the waters and notice that medieval architecture and other historical places from ancient cultures are just around the corner. This village was occupied since the prehistoric era and megalithic monuments are a physical evidence of that. We suggest you to visit Menir of Outeiro right before checking in.

PALMELA to TORRÃO

Our splendid program comes to an end, we hope you have traveled in time and taken the best memories home. Our Guide will pick you up acccording to scheduled time. See you next time!

MONSARAZ to ÉVORA

After a peaceful night rest, get up on your bike and prepare for a golden landscape from the beginning of your ride until Redondo, an amazingly historical town. Continue east through cork trees, pristine vineyards and pastoral countryside dotted by abandoned castles. And after all these days rolling hills through past and present, old world heritage, modern and local cultures, landscapes and wineries it is time to arrive at the most beautiful historical city of the country and gather all these experiences in just one place. Can you imagine? Make your way there and don’t stop exploring!

ÉVORA Loop

DEPARTURE

PALMELA Loop

On this first day you will start by cycling through the unique Natural Park of Arrábida. Before you leave in direction of the countryside we want you to experience some of the green hills of our coastline. First follow the road in the diretion of Azeitão, the perfect place to try some of our portuguese cheeses and wines, followed by a magnificient entrance in the Arrábida Park and its incredible fauna and flora. You will enjoy some of the fresh air of the Atlantic Ocean as you take a peak of our coastline and finally return to Palmela for a nutritious meal.

Leave Palmela and the Natural Park of Arrábida behind and cross River Sado to find one of the pearls of the coastline of Portugal, Tróia Peninsula. Crystal waters and sandy beaches are waiting for you as you go south and visit this famous and touristic place. Continue east following the Natural Reserve of Sado River in the direction of Torrão always with the company of our pine trees spread all over the plains, and when you arrive this lovely and typical portuguese village will be waiting for you with open arms.

A gorgeous day is awaiting you! You will ride in the true countryside of Portugal by a landscape of cork trees, olive groves and flocks of sheep! Admire the beautiful water of Albufeira de Vale do Gaio just as you leave and follow the trail of picturesque villages painted white to reflect the heat in the summer months. Enjoy your rest at your hotel and don’t forget to reward yourself with a delicious meal for dinner.

Évora is classifed in UNESCO’s International Heritage and has 2000 years of history, but after a late breakfast it is time to explore the surroundings. Soon you will arrive in Arraiolos noted for its colorful, handstitched woolen tapestries. There must be one that fits in your living room back home! This is the last day riding so take the opportunity to celebrate with some portuguese wine. Saúde!

BEST OF PORTUGAL on ROAD BIKE

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

       52 - 90 km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

400 - 1.200 meters

Culture Historical Nature

FROM

1.149 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

8 days | 7 nights

 

START | END

Palmela | Évora

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

52 - 90 km per day

 

ROUTE

100% paved roads

 

PROFILE

Mostly Rolling Hills

  • Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Charming and historical hotels

  • The stunning Tróia Peninsula

  • Arrábida Natural Park's beautiful green nature and the landscapes of our rolling hills in the countryside filled with cork and pine forests

 

  • Palmela and Monsaraz historical villages

  • Traditional portuguese cuisine

BIKE RENTALS

THE ITINERARY

Pousada Castelo de Palmela

Day

1

Day

2

Hotel Vale do Gaio

CARBON ROAD BIKE

240€

View bike specs Pousada Castelo de Palmela

Day

3

Day

4

77km, +600m

Herdade das Sesmarias Hotel Monte Alerta

Day

5

Day

6

90km, +950m

Pousada Convento de Évora

Day

7

Day

8

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Short: 52km, +900m

 

Long: 62km, +1200m

Short: 64km, +400m

 

Long: 81km, +700m

Short: 73km, +800m

 

Long: 90km, +1100m

Short: 70km, +650m

 

Long: 83km, +850m

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PRICES

Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

1.149 €

+ 379 €

 

 

 

1.299 €

+ 459 €

 

 

 

1.349 €

+ 479 €

 

 

 

1.399 €

+ 499 €

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

1.999 €

+ 379 €

 

 

 

2.199 €

+ 459 €

 

 

 

2.299 €

+ 479 €

 

 

 

2.499 €

+ 499 €

Guided

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

Available upon request Available upon request Check our Calendar to join a group

OPTIONAL

SERVICES

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

(bike equipment included)

+240 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

(bike equipment included)

+240 €

NOTE

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

INCLUDED

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(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.05.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 26.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 29.08.

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.05.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 26.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 29.08.

- 7 nights lodging on Superior Accommodation.

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day    

  of the Tour

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- 6 days of guided Tour

 

- 6 nourishing and energtic picnics

 

- Dinners to be organised by our guide.

   (Payment individually at location, not included in the price Tour)

 

- Daily fruit, energy bars and water

 

- Back-up Vehicle

- 7 nights lodging on Superior Accommodation.

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day    

  of the Tour

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- Information Book (Includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps,  

   GPS Device Quick Manual - Delivered on arrival day)

 

- GPS Track and Device

 

- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

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Prices are per person & 6 days cycling.

(If it's not available, Portugal Nature Trails provides equivalent)

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NOTE

INCLUDED

Handle-bar bag, pedals, spare tubes, helmet, water bottle, tools and pump.

Included Equipment