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TRIP INFORMATION

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.

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ARRIVAL in LISBOA

Welcome at LISBON airport and transfer to Palmela (30m from Lisbon).

Cycling from Torrão to Cuba

Heading to the great Lake

Leave the wine region of Vidigueira and be amazed by the great lake. Head to the impressive Monsaraz Village.

Lodging in a 4 star Country House Hotel

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.

ACROSS THE SADO RIVER AND TROIA PENINSULA

Relax this morning over a well-deserved and long breakfast;

Transfer from Évora to Lisbon at your prefered time (2h).

Reaching the historical Évora

After Redondo, the clay region, head to Évora and admire all its wonders.

Lodging in a 5 star Historical Hotel

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.

Loop to Arraiolos 

DEPARTURE to LISBON

ARRÁBIDA (Loop Day)

Riding and admiring the stunning landscapes’ of Arrábida Natural Park

Lodging at the same hotel as the day before.

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.

After Setúbal get across the bay by ferry and contemplate the rice fields. Head to Alcácer do Sal.

Lodging in a 4 star Country House Hotel

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.

Leave the Torrão dam and pass by Viana do Alentejo.

Lodging in a 4 star Country House Hotel

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.

Ride calm roads and visit Arraiolos, the village known for its tapestry.

Lodging at the same hotel as the day before

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.

BEST PORTUGAL TOUR ROAD BIKE

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

26 - 71 km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

300 - 1.100 meters

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1.019 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Supperior

 

DURATION

8 days | 7 nights

 

START | END

Palmela | Évora

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

26 - 71 km per day

 

ROUTE

100% paved roads

 

PROFILE

Rolling Hills Road Cycling Tour

  • Evora – Unesco World Heritage Site

  • Cork Oak Forests

  • The amazing rolling hills with stunning landscape

  • Beautiful sceneries and wild nature

  • Quiet roads

  • Monsaraz historical village

  • Many historic sites from various times of History

  • Nature surrounds you and fills your senses

  • Traditional food cuisine

  • Historical hotels

PRICES

Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

 

 

1.019 €

+ 209 €

 

 

 

1.079 €

+ 239 €

 

 

 

1.119 €

+ 299 €

 

 

 

1.399 €

+ 399 €

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

Available upon request

OPTIONAL

SERVICES

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 6 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

+210 €

NOTE

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

09.04. - 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. - 08.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 29.08.

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BIKE RENTALS

THE ITINERARY

Pousada Palmela

Day

1

Day

2

Vale do Gaio Hotel

CARBON ROAD BIKE

210€

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Prices are per person & 6 days cycling.

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

 

The equipment packed with the bikes is handle-bar bag, rear bag, rear rack, pedals, gps, helmet, water botles, tools and pump.

See them here: Bike Equipment

Pousada Palmela

Day

3

Day

4

77km, +600m

Sesmarias Turismo Rural & Spa Horta da Moura Hotel

Day

5

Day

6

90km, +750m

Pousada Convento de Évora

Day

7

Day

8

Pousada Convento de Évora

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)

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52km, +900m

 

(optional)

62km, +1200m

50km, +350m

 

(optional)

81km, +700m

73km, +800m

 

(optional)

90km, +1100m

70km, +650m

 

(optional)

83km, +850m

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