Self-Guided Tours in Portugal. On a self-guided tour, you get to travel on the dates that work best for you and your group, with typically 2 to 10 travelers. Your tour is meticulously planned by our experienced staff, your lodging is taken care of and you have a choice of hotel options to fit your budget.

The luggage transfers are optionally included and you have access to a cellphone that we provide for local support and emergency services. On the Self-Guided Tours in Portugal, we offer the same quality, style, service, and comfort as our guided tours. The main difference is that on a self-guided tour you are the guide. Self-guided tours offer tremendous freedom, flexibility, and independence. Your hours, your choices, your rules! We encourage you to enjoy the tour your way.

It is also important to recognize that a self-guided tour is not the same as what is known as a self-contained tour, where you are responsible for everything from planning the routes, arranging hotels, luggage transfers, carrying your gear, etc…

On a self-guided tour, we arrange everything for you and make it as comfortable as we can. Every tour includes a book with information about every stage: a small description of the stage, a map, sites to visit, places to eat, the climbing and distance, water points, open hours, and suggestions about the track. Even though we do our best to prepare every detail for your tour, we do always recommend some planning and studying the stages.

Although you are on a self-guided tour and “on your own”, we will support you 24 hours a day with anything you might need, meaning you will be on your own but with our team to back you up in case you need it. In case of bad weather, sickness, needing a doctor or a pharmacy, bike problems, or anything that might happen.

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    Start your day

    Wake up and have breakfast (included in every hotel) at your own pace, you are not in a group, you are on a self-guided tour.

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    Prepare everything to ride your bicycle

    Make sure the batteries of the GPS (Garmin Oregon 700) are charged, the phone is charged, that you have your maps, money and travel documents, and all the gear included in the gear list.

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    Make sure you have food supplies with you

    And on a biking tour, check your bike for oil and check the tires.

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    Luggage transfer

    Leave your luggage at the front desk ready for transfer (optional service), and leave the hotel.

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    Manage your time

    Make sure you know at what time the sunset is and manage the time spent visiting and riding.

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    Prepare the next stage

    Every day at the end of the day study the next stage, make sure you know where the water points are, and the places where you can stop for food.

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    Be safe

    We give you the best advice possible regarding the places you will pass along the stage, so make sure you have a great adventure but with the feeling of being safe.