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Today you will have a leisure day to enjoy. Leave Historical Estremoz and ride to another historical place – Vila Viçosa, the capital of marble in Portugal. Here you can visit the Ducal Palace. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries on the remains of Moorish, possibly even Roman buildings, for centuries it hosted a brilliant court and was a hub of intellectual life. In 1640 João IV was the first of the Dukes of Bragança to ascend the Portuguese throne. Although Lisbon then became the seat of the monarchy, João IV and his successors continued making frequent visits to Vila Viçosa.

DESCRIPTION

TRIP INFORMATION

This is a gorgeous Road Bike over gentle hills through unspoiled green and gold landscapes. Visit and stay on several Castles, Palaces, Monasteries and Convents; these magnificent places were once inhabited by the clergy or the Queens and Kings of Portugal and now are converted into exquisite historical lodging. Discover ancient megalithic sites. Find traditional hand craft arts like Portuguese tiles, pottery shops and hand-stitched tapestries. Discover vineyards, rows of gnarled cork trees, medieval villages perched on hilltops, and the biggest lake in Europe. Explore Evora, a wonderful walled town with many Roman vestiges, medieval churches and buildings, fountains, the aqueduct, charming streets, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR MAP

ARRIVAL in LISBOA

Welcome at LISBON airport. Transfer from Lisbon to Estremoz (02h00).

Lodging in a castle converted into an Historical Hotel from where you can admire a superb view over the city of Estremoz and the vast Alentejo plain.

VILA VIÇOSA (Loop Day)

VILA VIÇOSA to REDONDO

Leave Vila Viçosa riding on an old road and passing through a cork forest. At Alandroal village, contemplate the town’s medieval castle while enjoying a delicious coffee and pastry in the main square. Continue riding through quiet and tranquil roads, crossing small villages and going to a hillier region – “Serra da Ossa”. Pass by the village of Redondo where you can visit a pottery workshop or the wine museum “Enoteca”, and try some of the best Alentejo Wine. Go up the hills surrounding the village and arrive at a beautiful Convent on the Hills – São Paulo – where you will stay on this night. Secluded in the quietness and isolation of the western slopes of the Serra d’Ossa mountain, the Monastery of São Paulo was built in 1182 by hermit monks seeking the ideal place to live and pray in peace and quiet.

ESTREMOZ to VILA VIÇOSA

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

Transfer from Évora to Lisbon at your preference time (01h15).

REDONDO to ÉVORA

A beautiful day riding rolling hills of gold and green, dotted with cork trees, olive groves, and flocks of sheep. Pass by typical Alentejo villages of white-washed homes outlined in blue and yellow trim.

Ride nice roads viewing cork trees and pristine vineyards, through pastoral countryside dotted by abandoned castles, to the village of São Miguel de Machede. End of day in Évora which is classified in UNESCO’s International Heritage list. Here you can find evidence of over 2000 years of History and there are many interesting points to visit in Évora. Évora is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal since the ancient times.

ÉVORA (Loop Day)

DEPARTURE to LISBON

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A gorgeous day! You will ride towards Spain by a landscape of cork trees, olive groves and flocks of sheep! Admire the Guadiana river, separating Portugal from Spain and make a stop to visit Juromenha, a picturesque village overlooking Spain. On this day you have to go up for a while to return to Vila Viçosa.

After breakfast ride to Arraiolos, noted for its colorful, hand-stitched woolen tapestries. In the afternoon possible to stop during the ride and visit a winery. Return to Évora passing by small typical villages. Close to the end of this day it’s possible to have a wine tasting in a typical winery!

ALENTEJO VINEYARDS | 7 DAYS

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

26 - 47 km

Trip Duration

7 days & 6 nights

Daily Elevation

300 - 700 meters

Nature Historical Wine Lovers

FROM

999 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Historical

 

DURATION

7 days | 6 nights

 

START | END

Estremoz | Évora

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

26 - 47 km per day

 

ROUTE

100% paved roads

 

PROFILE

Mostly flat and rolling hills

TourGrades-Leisurely
  • Experiencing the charm and character of historical hotels and convents;

  • Fields of cork trees, olive trees and vineyards;

  • Wineries and wine tasting;

  • Arraiolos - famous for its rugs;

  • Amazing white marble quarries;

  • Re-live history itself in each stone, each glance and each object;

  • Évora - a World Heritage town classified by UNESCO.

PRICES

Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

999 €

+349 €

 

 

 

1.079 €

+399 €

 

 

 

 

1.199 €

+449 €

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

1.499 €

+349 €

 

 

 

1.599 €

+399 €

 

 

 

 

1.799 €

+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 & 5 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

+210 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 5 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

+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

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(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05.

29.09. - 27.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 29.09.

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05.

29.09. - 27.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 29.09.

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BIKE RENTALS

Pousada Santa Isabel RoadBike Focus Carbon Cayo

THE ITINERARY

Pousada Rainha Santa Isabel

Day

1

Day

2

Pousada D. João IV

CARBON ROAD BIKE

210€

View bike specs

Prices are per person & 5 days cycling.

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

Day

3

Day

4

47km, +300m

 

(optional)

65km, +700m

26km, +300m

 

(optional)

66km, +700m

Pousada D. João IV Convento São Paulo

Day

5

Day

6

46km, +450m

29km, +400m

 

(optional)

40km, +500m

Pousada dos Loios

Day

7

46km, +350m

 

(optional)

68km, +600m

Pousada dos Loios

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 at departure day at location

 

GPS Track and Device

 

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

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CYCLING ALENTEJO VINEYARDS IS A GORGEOUS ROAD BIKE OVER GENTLE HILLS THROUGH UNSPOILED GREEN AND GOLDEN LANDSCAPES.

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