Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $6,199 - $11,199 /person

+$224 Port Fee

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8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Aug-Oct 2025: Apr-Oct

From $6,199 - $11,199 /person

+$224 Port Fee

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Splendid Salamanca to Historic Porto

The Douro River Valley—an idyllic place to venture off the beaten track. From Spain to Portugal, discover old-world Europe along this enchanting river. Jumbled hillside villages and sun-soaked vineyards. Churches clad in gleaming azulejos. Port wine in Porto. Experience one of Europe's best-kept secrets with us. 

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Highlights

  • Behold Porto's colorful history, with its splendid plazas, churches and houses adorned with brilliantly tiled façades 
  • Bike amid terraced vineyards along some of the wildest parts of the Douro River valley, which are best accessed by boat
  • Savor the full-bodied reds, crisp whites and luscious aromatic Port of this world-renowned wine region 
  • Connect with the rich history of Portuguese music and its fascinating Fado roots  

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Portugal Douro River Cruise Bike Tour map

Spain & Portugal

Start Salamanca, Spain

End Porto or Lisbon, Portugal

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

From Salamanca, a World Heritage site, venture to the sleepy village of Lumbrales • Savor sweeping views as you bike into the Douro Valley and arrive at our ship • Pedal amid a patchwork of pastures, almond orchards and olive groves • Cycle to a fortified hilltop village for epic vistas into Portugal and Spain. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaVida
AmaWaterways Ship

This beautiful ship envelops you in timeless elegance, whether you're soaking up views from the Sun Deck, relaxing with a massage or enjoying fine cuisine alfresco with new friends. (pool) 

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Days 3-4

Description

Check out the dazzling tiles in Pinhão, a mecca for wine lovers • Ride through lush forests and the World Heritage Alto Douro region, with showstopping panoramas • A scenic ride brings you to hilltop villages before descending back to the river • Enjoy lunch at a family-run quinta (winery) accompanied by beautiful views of the riverscape • Visit Lamego, known for its baroque architecture and fine wine. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaVida
AmaWaterways Ship

This beautiful ship envelops you in timeless elegance, whether you're soaking up views from the Sun Deck, relaxing with a massage or enjoying fine cuisine alfresco with new friends. (pool) 

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Days 5-6

Description

Ride along the Douro with a lovely backdrop of wine estates, perhaps catching a glimpse of the ship from high above • Admire the countryside from the vantage point of our shipBike or cruise the final stretch of the Douro into Porto, where a private guided walking tour awaits • This alluring World Heritage city will charm you with its splendid architecture, winding alleyways and ever-changing views. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaVida
AmaWaterways Ship

This beautiful ship envelops you in timeless elegance, whether you're soaking up views from the Sun Deck, relaxing with a massage or enjoying fine cuisine alfresco with new friends. (pool) 

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Days 7-8

Description

Breathe in fresh ocean air along a bike path that traces the Atlantic coast • Get a feel for local life in the Vila Nova da Gaia neighborhood • Back at our ship, take in superb vistas of Porto from the deck. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaVida
AmaWaterways Ship

This beautiful ship envelops you in timeless elegance, whether you're soaking up views from the Sun Deck, relaxing with a massage or enjoying fine cuisine alfresco with new friends. (pool) 

View sample deck plans

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Accommodations

Small Ships, Big Adventures

Our small ships feel more like boutique retreats, offering an experience a world away from the typical large cruise.

Ship may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-7

AmaVida
AmaWaterways Ship

This beautiful ship envelops you in timeless elegance, whether you're soaking up views from the Sun Deck, relaxing with a massage or enjoying fine cuisine alfresco with new friends. (pool) 

View sample deck plans
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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders
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