Foodies

MEDITERRANEAN FOOD AT ITS BEST

Hiking and Cycling Trips for Foodies in Portugal

The best Portugal destinations for foodies.

For many many years, the Mediterranean cuisine represented the height of culinary accomplishment. Whether you have tasted it once or a dozen times, there are always new ways to expand your palate. We have scoured Portugal to recommend the best destinations for foodies with appetite.

Portugal’s cuisine is as rich and varied as its landscape.

The most distinctive feature of Portuguese cuisine comes from the sea. As you enjoy a simple grilled fish, always fresh like the seafood that abounds from end to end along the coast, you can be sure that you are in Portugal! Cataplanas, bouillabaisses and any other fish or seafood dish are also excellent choices.

For meat dishes, our main suggestion is cozido à portuguesa, a mix of meats, vegetables, and various sausages, cooked deliciously. We have excellent DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) meats, from north to south, whether it’s beef, pork or kid. Many vegetables and fruit also preserve the taste of the old times, and some also have the DOP label, especially as many are produced organically.

Portuguese olive oil is of prime quality and is part of every dish, including cod (for which it is said that there are 1001 recipes!), which we excel at preparing and enjoying.

Each dish is matched to the right wine. The whole country produces wine and, while Port wine is famous, the Douro, Alentejo and many other table wines are no less superior.

And the cheeses! While Queijo da Serra (mountain cheese from Serra da Estrela) tops the bill, all the cheeses from Centro de Portugal, Alentejo and the Azores are delicious.

The sweets, whose roots go back to the many convents where they were originally prepared, even today make us “give thanks to heaven”. And a pastel de nata (custard tart) is a must. It is delicious with coffee, which we drink in the form of espresso. Take a look at our hiking and cycling tours below.

Secrets of Algarve Cycling

Discover the unspoiled nature and secrets of the Algarve on a cycling tour through its most authentic, beautiful, and unknown routes. Explore castles, forts, and fishing villages while riding between the biodiverse landscape of Ria Formosa, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. From the wide-open landscapes of golden beaches to one of the most idyllic waterfalls in the region, you will have the opportunity to watch dolphins in the wild, contact local fishermen, visit traditional markets, and admire expansive salt plains. An unforgettable bike experience through the Algarve’s best-kept secrets.
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Porto, Coimbra & Lisbon

Explore the Silver Coast and discover ancient towns, breathtaking beaches, and a fantastic coastline! On this incredible bike tour, you will cycle the Portuguese "Costa da Prata" ridding side by side with the Atlantic Ocean.
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Algarve Family Bike Tour

Discover one of the most amazing places in the Algarve. An incredible bike program that will lead you through paradise. Explore castles, forts, and fishing villages while riding between the biodiverse landscape of Ria Formosa, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal.
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Porto, Coimbra & Silver Coast

Cycle through nature and the best of Coimbra and Porto! The Silver Coast follows the coastline from northern to central Portugal.
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Peneda Gerês National Park

Cycle through the most unspoiled National Park of Portugal! People say that you’ve never seen the true Portugal if you don’t visit the wonderful Minho region. With such an untouched nature and charming northern cities, it is a gem that not everyone gets to know.
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Short Break Douro

The Douro Valley is here to make you surrender to its outstanding beauty. The hiking through the immense valleys and the train journey from Porto to the Douro slopes, leading you to amazing vineyard terrace sceneries, will mark this unforgettable 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 visit.
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Historical Villages by Bike

Cycle by the natural wonders and discover the iconic Historical Villages of Portugal. Strategically placed, Portugal's historical villages are the resulting work of many generations of Kings. The people saw each victory as a miracle, and so, century after century, our heritage was built, destroyed and then re-built again.
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Vineyards and Alqueva Lake Road

Nine gorgeous days cycling over gentle hills and through unspoiled golden landscapes. Discover ancient megalithic sites, medieval villages and historical cities. Visit and stay in castles, palaces, monasteries and convents, and feel like the queen or king of Portugal! Taste delicious gastronomy and the excellent wines.
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Alentejo Vineyards Road

Seven gorgeous days cycling over gentle hills and through unspoiled golden landscapes. Discover ancient megalithic sites, medieval villages and historical cities. Visit and stay in castles, palaces, monasteries and convents, and feel like the queen or king of Portugal! Taste delicious gastronomy and the excellent wines.
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Alentejo Vineyards and Alqueva Lake

Nine gorgeous days cycling over gentle hills and through unspoiled golden landscapes. Discover ancient megalithic sites, medieval villages and historical cities. Visit and stay in castles, palaces, monasteries and convents, and feel like the queen or king of Portugal! Taste delicious gastronomy and the excellent wines.
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