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DISCOVER PORTUGAL’S HISTORY

Hiking and Cycling Historical Trips in Portugal

Portugal is a small country, but its filled with vibrant culture, history and natural beauty.

It offers striking landscapes ripe for exploration, from the excepcional Douro River Valley to lush mountains dotted with hilltop castles and villages. Whether marvelling at tile-studded palaces near Lisbon or relaxing in a countryside pousada, you will be charmed by the rich and historic varied experiences Portugal provides.

The land that is now Portugal has been inhabited for thousands of years and its national boundaries have been defined for eight centuries. This long history is reflected in a particular culture that is the result of the mixture of the many peoples who settled here and those that the Portuguese encountered on their journeys of Discovery.

It is found in the villages and towns, in the monuments and traditions, which bring together influences that the Portuguese have applied creatively. And the omnipresent sea has also shaped our personality and taken us beyond the continent of Europe, enabling us to learn and share with the rest of the world.

Manueline art, tiles and fado are unique expressions and genuine symbols of the Portuguese, but also a contribution to World Heritage. There are 24 such classifications by UNESCO in Portugal, including monuments, landscapes and intangible heritage.

By choosing a region, an itinerary or a specific theme, you can discover a unique heritage and different landscapes, all within a short distance, which still retain the authenticity of local customs. Moreover your tour will be complemented to perfection by the traditional cuisine and the customary hospitality in rural accommodation. Take a look at our hiking and cycling tours below.

Sintra Heritage Hike

Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have enchanted visitors for centuries. The hike will go through the dense forest and the exotic natural environment, discovering the best trails and places of this beautiful region.
39.00

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.
729.00

From Wine Country to the Sea Road

The best of Portugal in a nutshell. From the heart of the Portuguese wine countryside to the beautiful Vicentina coastline, be amazed by historical villages such as Redondo, Estremoz and Évora, taste the delicious gastronomy and the best Portuguese wine, visit typical fishing villages and enjoy the mesmerising views of the immense ocean.
1,449.00

Short Break Sintra

Located close to Lisbon, the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is the perfect playground for a beautiful hiking tour! This route starts at Cape Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe and continues along the blue coastline, passes through wide bays of golden sand, breathtaking cliffs and reaches Sintra village. Experience great inland hiking, crossing the Sintra forest and its hilltops capped by luxuriant vegetation. During this time you will also explore charming hotels, delicious gastronomy and incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites.
619.00

Alentejo Vineyards Road 9D

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.
1,489.00

Alentejo Vineyards Road 7D

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.
1,079.00

Atlantic West Coast & Sintra Road

A fantastic cycling tour along the Atlantic West Coast of Europe! Visit typical fishing villages and the most well-preserved medieval village in Portugal, Óbidos. Explore Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its wonders. The trip finishes after passing by the westernmost point in Europe - Cape Roca.
1,039.00

Porto to Lisbon Cycling

This tour will take you on a journey connecting Porto and Lisboa. Unveil an unique and diverse country full of natural beauty, different sceneries and stunning coastal views while crossing natural reserves and breathtaking beaches. The big cities will surprise you and small coastal towns will transmit the Portuguese flavour.
1,209.00

The Atlantic Way to Santiago

Discover and admire the Portuguese way of pilgrimage in a program that links the major city of Porto to Santiago de Compostela, following the Atlantic Ocean and its different sceneries. Churches, monuments and old crosses will tell the history of this less trodden way until you arrive at the Saint James Cathedral.
809.00

Alentejo Vineyards Cycling 9D

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.
1,309.00
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