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Portugal

Wine Country And Douro River Road Bike Tour 🇵🇹

7 days | Guided | $2674

Cycling in the Douro valley, this bike tour starts off in the world's first demarcated wine region, a UNESCO world heritage site and international park. Discover the trademark historical villages.

Distance
330 km

Gain
5500 m

Road
Road

Temp
21°C

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Overview

Overview

Perfect for road cyclists who want to discover the world’s first demarcated wine region and historical Portuguese villages

Flying in:

Porto

Start point:

Pinhão

Flying out:

Porto

End point:

Longroiva

Ride by the river, enjoying its trademark UNESCO world heritage terraced vineyards and experience the secular traditions of this region. Visit the wine cellars, taste some of the best port and Douro wines and discover traces of the early history of Portugal, from up to 30000 years old. Visit the historical villages and challenge yourself up to the top of the most beautiful viewpoints.

Throughout the tour, you’ll explore Portuguese historical villages and visit the medieval castles. The sheer history of this region starts and ends in Porto, one of the oldest city centres in Europe, settled in the 4th century during the Roman occupation when it was named Portus Cale.

The Douro river region has its own unique traditions, architecture, port wines and cellars. Visit the Palaeolithic archaeological sites with pre-historic rock art engravings and drawings dating from 22000-20000 years BC and spend your night in some of the historical villages of Portugal, with their very own medieval castles.

Highlights of your trip

Rich Culture

Fall in love with the whitewashed villages, medieval castles, sunbathed plains and the secular traditions and lifestyle. Explore the never-ending olive oil and orange fields, rivers, beaches and animal life all from your bike.

Wine tasting

This tour combines some great road cycling with tasting some of the Portugal finest wines. Duoro River is a renowned and the world's oldest wine region. You will stay and visit few hand picked wineries where you will have a chance to combine wine with great local food.

Charming Hotels

Enjoy exceptional accommodation - stay in old wineries and medieval castles, now fully equipped hotels with their very own spas and amazing amenities to make you feel comfortable.

Destination

Destination

PORTUGAL

A full mixture between the northern more mountainous landscapes of the Sierras, adding between them the characteristic Douro Valley and Wine Country manicured terraced vineyards, the typical wine country landscape of the Douro. Followed by the rolling hills of the Alentejo Wine Country that will merge into the coastal hills and beautiful beaches of the Vicentina Natural Park on the Southwest Coast of Alentejo and Algarve.

Weather

Portugal's climate is generally as good as everyone thinks. With mild winters and hot summers, pedalling Portugal is perfect for those who like the sun on their backs.

Terrain

The first part of this tour in the North of Portugal is a set of several mountain ranges, while the second part of the tour exploring the Alentejo region with flat and rolling stages.

Culture

Vibrant and rich culture flows right through the heart of the country. As you explore the full stretch of the country, you'll experience the passion and fire of the nation.

39.3999° N, 8.2245° W

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Quinta de la Rosa

On the banks of Douro River

Quinta de la Rosa, Pinhão, Portugal

During this tour you are staying in some really special places, like small family hotels at the wineries or refurbished castles. Hotels offer great choice of local cuisine and of course the wine that’s produced there.

An example of one of the incredible local hotels you will stay at throughout this epic tour of Portugal is The Quinta de la Rosa Hotel, right on the banks of the Douro River. It offers comfortable rooms, included breakfast, and secure bike storage.

 

Program

Program

Day 1

Arrival, transfer, and warm up ride

Transfer from Porto airport to your hotel in Pinhão, in the heart of the Douro River. Stay either at Quinta de La Rosa or Vintage House Douro, a 5-star hotel by the Douro river. Free day to rest at the hotel.

Hotel: Quinta de La Rosa or Vintage House Douro (“premium” option) or similar

Day 2

Pinhão – Tabuaço – Adorigo – Peso da Régua – Pinhão

Distance

75 km

Climb

900 m

Distance

75 km

Climb

900 m

Day 3

Pinhão – Casal de Loivos – Alijó – Favaios – Pinhão

Distance

60 km

Climb

1300 m

Distance

60 km

Climb

1300 m

Day 4

Pinhão – São João Pesqueira – Marialva/Longroiva

Distance

70 km

Climb

1460 m

Distance

70 km

Climb

1460 m

Day 5

Marialva/Longroiva – Trancoso – Marialva

Distance

60 km

Climb

900 m

Distance

60 km

Climb

900 m

Day 6

Marialva/Longroiva – Faia Brava – Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo – Barca D’Alva

Distance

62 km

Climb

900 m

Distance

62 km

Climb

900 m

Day 7

Visit Porto and farewell

Essentials

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport: Porto

When best to fly in: in the morning on the first day of the camp

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport best option: Porto

When to leave: in the afternoon last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

What’s included in your trip

Luxury Accommodation 4*

6 nights in charm 4 star hotels, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included

Transfers

Transfer in from arrival airport to start of the tour and transfer out from end of the tour to departure airport

Bike rental

Rental of a high quality carbon road bike (Scott Addict 20 or Scott Aspect 930), helmet and spares;

Daily luggage transfer

Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials

GPS tracks and Garmin

Access to tracks of the route through the RIDE WITH GPS mobile application and Garmin

Insurance

Personal accident insurance while on the trip

Extra

Bike rental

Included in tour price

High quality carbon bikes are available for rental for the tour duration, and included in the price, as not always is getting your own gear to another country suitable for you. To make sure you get the maximum from your tour, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of kit.

Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. Price includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.

SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC 2020

(Shimano Ultegra Di2 electrónico)

What's not included.

Single room accommodation

By default, you'll share a room with a rider within your group. If you wish to stay in a single room, or are travelling solo, you will be able to select this option for €500 when you proceed to checkout.

Meals

Breakfast is already included. You can upgrade your trip to full-board to receive all your meals throughout your stay. Select this option for €540 when you proceed to checkout.

Flights

The best airport to fly to is Porto. We will then organise transfers for you and your bike. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

Choose when you want to travel

After selecting the date of travel, you will be able to enter the detail of who is traveling and see further options for accomidation and cycle hire, subject to the operator.

Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

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23 Oct 2021

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