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TRIP INFORMATION

Alentejo will surprise you for his excellence, aromas, colors and heritage. Get ready for a gorgeous cycling over gentle hills and unspoiled golden landscapes. Discover ancient megalithic sites, medieval villages and historical cities. Visit and stay on several Castles, Palaces, Monasteries, Convents and feel like the Queen or King of Portugal! Find traditional handcraft arts like tiles, pottery or tapestries. Taste delicious gastronomy and the best wine of all times. Enough?

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR MAP

ARRIVAL

After your welcoming, we drive for two hours until Estremoz. An old town where you might feel a Queen or King spending the night at the Castle. This is a historical building converted into a hotel from where you can admire a superb view over Estremoz and the vast Alentejo plain.

VILA VIÇOSA Loop

VILA VIÇOSA to MONSARAZ

It is time to leave Vila Viçosa and ride towards south passing the village of Alandroal. On the way you will feel delight with oleander flowers, shrubs and trees, whose wood is used by local artisans. Arriving in Monsaraz notice that ancient cultures and medieval architecture is close by. This village was occupied since the prehistoric era and megalithic monuments are a physical evidence of that. We suggest you to visit Menhir of Outeiro right before check in the new hotel.

ESTREMOZ to VILA VIÇOSA

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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 according schedule time. See you next time!

MONSARAZ to REDONDO

After a peaceful night rest, get up on your bike and prepare for a golden landscape until Redondo. Arriving at the hotel-museum you will find an impressive collection of tiles, remarkable ceramic work during centuries and Alentejo culture style. This building was a convent and you might feel fascinated knowing that Kings where sleeping here since 1500. To finish the day challenge your taste and learn a bit more about Portuguese wine at a Wine museum in the center. Don’t miss it!

REDONDO to ÉVORA

DEPARTURE

Pousada dos Lóios_01

ESTREMOZ Loop

ÉVORA Loop

Pousada Rainha Santa Isabel

Charming heritage through the best

wine producers

On the first day you will start cycling by pastoral fields, where the only sounds are the jangling bells of flocking sheep bleating. The landscape is rural passing some villages with the typical Alentejo whitewashed homes outlined in blue and ochre trim. The wine culture will enter your path on this very first day, as you will visit a winery and start to taste red and white wine! But not much because you still have some kilometers to do, until your resting place.

After a delicious breakfast you will cycle through villages and historical landscapes. Stage of battles, conquers, old communities and great people. Towards Vila Viçosa, the capital of marble in Portugal, you can visit the Ducal Palace, built in the 16th and 17th centuries on the remains of Roman and Moorish buildings. You will have plenty of free time today, we suggest you to walk around and enjoy the charm of the streets at the center.

A gorgeous day is awaiting you! You will ride towards Spain by a landscape of cork trees, olive groves and flocks of sheep! Admire the beautiful Guadiana river, that separates Portugal from Spain and make a stop to visit Juromenha, a picturesque village overlooking Spain. On this day you must face some uphills while returning to Vila Viçosa, but your efforts will be reward with a delicious meal in the night.

A beautiful day riding rolling hills of gold and green, 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 local cultures, landscapes and wineries. Today you will arrive at the most beautiful historical city of the country and gather all this experiences in just one place. Can you imagine? Make your way there and don’t stop exploring!

Évora is classified 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, hand-stitched woolen tapestries. There must be one fitting in your living room back home! This is the last day riding so you have the opportunity to celebrate with portuguese wine. Saúde!

ALENTEJO VINEYARDS | 9 DAYS

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

26 - 55 km

Trip Duration

9 days & 8 nights

Daily Elevation

300 - 600 meters

Nature Historical Wine Lovers

FROM

1.399 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Historical/Deluxe

 

DURATION

9 days | 8 nights

 

START | END

Estremoz | Évora

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

Short 26 - 55 km per day

Long 62 - 71 km per day

 

ROUTE

100% paved roads (some cobblestone roads crossing some villages)

 

PROFILE

Mostly rolling hills

TourGrades-Leisurely
  • Charming and historical hotels

  • Pre-historical architecture and medieval sites

  • Typical gastronomy, wineries and wine tasting

  • Évora recognized World Heritage by UNESCO

PRICES

Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

1.399 €

+ 459 €

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

1.999 €

+ 459 €

 

 

 

2.149 €

+ 539 €

 

 

 

2.299 €

+ 649 €

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 & 7 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

(bike equipment included)

 

+ 210 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 7 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

(bike equipment included)

 

+ 210 €

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

Book Now Book Now Book Self-Guided Book Guided

(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. - 26.06.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 26.09.

(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. - 26.06.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 26.09.

BIKE RENTALS

Pousada Santa Isabel

THE ITINERARY

Pousada Castelo de Estremoz

Day

1

Day

2

Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa

44km, +350m

 

(optional)

71km, +700m

CARBON ROAD BIKE

+210€

View bike specs Pousada Castelo de Estremoz

Day

3

Day

4

47km, +300m

 

(optional)

65km, +700m

26km, +300m

 

(optional)

66km, +700m

Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa Hotel Monte Alerta

Day

5

Day

6

46km, +500m

 

(optional)

62km, +700m

55km, +600m

Convento São Paulo

Day

7

Day

8

48km, +450m

Pousada Convento de Évora Pousada Convento de Évora

Day

9

- 8 nights lodging on Historical 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

 

- 7 days of guided Tour

 

- 7 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

- 8 nights lodging on Historical 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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1.499 

+ 539 €

1.669 

+ 649 €

contacto contacto download Download Tour Information Monte Alerta Convento Sao Paulo Pousada Convento de Évora

46km, +350m

 

(optional)

68km, +600m

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Prices are per person & 7 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