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(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 31.10.

DESCRIPTION

TRIP INFORMATION

The oldest demarked wine region, ready to be discovered

One of the most beautiful wine areas and also the oldest demarked wine region in the world, the Douro Valley, is here to make you surrender to its outstanding beauty. The cycling through the immense valleys and the Douro River cruise will lead you to amazing vineyard terrace sceneries, which will mark this amazing experience. Find yourself in small wine-producing villages on the slopes, with stunning views over the terraces. At night rest in wine farms, delight yourself with homemade dinners and drink the wines produced on the doorstep. Proud people, quality wine and traditional lifestyles make this a special place to all those who pass here.

PRICES

ARRIVAL

VIDAGO to VILA REAL

A day full of beautiful landscapes and typical northern villages awaits you! This ride will be mostly made on and old railway line passing by abandoned train stations which will bring you back to nostalgic times. Halfway through the route in Vila Pouca de Aguiar the railway joins the Corgo River, which has its source here and is one of the affuents of the Douro River. Follow the railway until Vila Real, your destination for today, where you can relax and rest in a charming and eco-friendly country estate.

VILA REAL to SABROSA

PINHÃO to PESO DA RÉGUA

Today start the day with an immersive train journey from Pinhão to Covelinhas, or if you want to further improve your experience you have the possibility do a memorable private boat trip on the Douro River, where you can enjoy the serenity and appreciate the refinement of the landscapes and the beauty of the valley carved by these waters. Once in Covelinhas start riding on a panoramic route that follows the river with fantastic views that make this region a one in a kind. As the day before, you will have the choice between a shorter and a longer track. The longer one runs upstream through the Corgo Valley alongside the Corgo River. Both routes end with an easy descend towards Peso da Régua where you might want to visit the Douro Museum, before crossing the Douro River on an old, charming bridge before arriving at your accommodation, a wine-producing estate. What better way to end the day than with a wine tasting?

 

 

QTA. DA PACHECA Loop

This will be your last full day in the Douro region and it will be an amazing one. You can choose to ride once more along the Douro River on a fantastically beautiful road, or to head up the mountain towards Lamego, an old city full of history and monuments to be visited. The São Pedro de Balsemão Chapel, the second oldest in Europe, or the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption are just some of them. Both programs are framed with the astounding landscapes filled with blue and green colors of the river and vines which will stay in the memories you will take back home.

DEPARTURE

Also the best things have to come to an end, but the transfer back to Porto can be a thing to remember. You have the opportunity to take a river cruise from Régua to Porto and end your visit of the Douro region on a high. Say goodbye to Portugal but keep the great memories with you as our Guide takes you to the airport.

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

17 - 50 km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

450 - 900 meters

FROM

1.199 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior/Deluxe

 

DURATION

8 Days | 7 Nights

 

START | END

Vidago | Peso da Régua

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

17 - 50 km per day

 

ROUTE

100% asphalt, except on Day 2 with some off-road sections (100% paved option available)

 

PROFILE

Hilly

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR MAP

  • Incredible landscapes classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Old, typical villages on the mountains of the Douro Valley

  • Douro River cruise from Pinhão to Covelinhas

  • Traditional gastronomy and wines from the region

  • Charming hotels and wine-producing estates

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Today you will be riding through the mountains of the Douro region. Along the way find small isolated villages, hidden in the middle of the mountains and lost in time. Also pass by Mamoa de Madorras, a tumulus dating back to the Bronze Age, and the pretty chapel Nossa Senhora da Azinheira, right before arriving in São Martinho da Anta. This little town is the birthplace of Miguel Torga, one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century. Finally arrive in Sabrosa, the hometown of the famous navigator who first circumnavigated the Earth, Ferdinand Magellan. This will also be your home for the night.

Our Guide will welcome you at the Porto Airport and drive you (1h30) to the hotel in Vidago. This town was a centre of mineral water treatments back in the late 19th century. It was believed that some minerals contained in the water were effetive in the treatment of digestive problems. You will stay at the famous Vidago Palace, which in the 20th century, with the popularity of the waters, was the retreat for some Portuguese monarchs.

Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

Guided

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

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TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

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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

THE ITINERARY

Vidago Palace

Day

1

Day

2

Casa da Levada

28km, +550m

Casa dos Barros

Day

3

Day

4

30km, +500m

Vintage House

Day

5

Day

6

Quinta da Pacheca

Get ready to be amazed during your ride today, as you get your first mesmorizing sightings of the true Douro region landscapes. A long and scenic descent halfway through the route will take your breath away. You will be sourrounded by vines, have clear views of the Douro River and pass by characterful villages, like Covas do Douro, dependant on the Douro wine industry. All of this will fill your senses with the Douro atmosphere and stay in your memories for a long time. Arrive at the picturesque town of Pinhão famous for its incredible views and the beautiful, historic Pinhão train station.

SABROSA to PINHÃO

This day is reserved to explore the surroundings of Pinhão and its gorgeous landscapes which have given it the classification of UNESCO World Heritage Site. With two options to explore this fantastic region, you will pass by many wine estates and typical villages. On the longer route you will encounter Favaios Village, known for its Moscatel wine, but also for its archeological marks, stately homes and religious monuments, in addition to the mouth-watering cuisine. As you return to Pinhão and descende along the Pinhão River, you will realize why this is one of the most beautiful places of this wine growing zone.

PINHÃO Loop

Vintage House

Short: 17km, +450m

Day

7

Day

8

Quinta da Pacheca

(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 31.10.

1.199 €

+ 469 €

1.399 €

+ 589 €

1.899 €

+ 469 €

2.149 €

+ 589 €

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DOURO VALLEY by BIKE

Wine Lovers Summer Historical

- 7 nights lodging on Superior/Deluxe Accommodation.

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport OPO to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Transfer from Porto pier to Airport OPO

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day of

  the Tour

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- 6 days of guided Cycling 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

 

- Private Boat Trip to Covelinhas (Day 6)

 

- Boat Cruise Peso da Régua to Porto (Day 8)

- 7 nights lodging on Superior/Deluxe Accommodation.

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport OPO to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport OPO

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day of

  the Tour

 

- 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)

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

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50km, +550m

distancia

Long: 37km, +900m

distancia

Short: 15km, +250m

distancia

Long: 28km, +600m

distancia

Short: 17km, +450m

distancia

Long: 37km, +900m

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OPTIONAL

SERVICES

+ 150 €

+ 80 €

 

 

+ 120 €

+ 180 €

+ 240 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Carbon Road Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

 

+ 120 €

+ 180 €

+ 240 €

Private Boat Trip to Covelinhas (Day 6)

Boat Cruise Peso da Régua to Porto (Day 8)

 

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Carbon Road Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

HYBRID MEN BIKE

120€

BIKE RENTALS

HYBRID WOMEN BIKE

120€

CARBON ROAD BIKE

180€

ELECTRIC BIKE

240€

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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

OPTIONALS - EXCLUDED

- Train tickets

- Private Boat Trip to Covelinhas

OPTIONALS - EXCLUDED

- Boat Cruise Peso da Régua to Porto

Douro Cruise Tag NEW TOUR 2018

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

(Rear bag & rear rack are not possible on road bike)

Included Equipment