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Portugal Bike Tour

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From Lisbon to Vineyards, Villages & Castles

From $4,298 - $4,548 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$330 to $910 for sgl. occ.)

An ancient land experiencing a renaissance. Rich in history and Mediterranean beauty. Linger in stylish Lisbon. A cool laid-back city with a hot new restaurant scene. Ride through peaceful Alentejo. Whitewashed villages and Moorish palaces. Olive groves and vineyards. Escape the crowds and explore southern Portugal's paradise. You too will be transformed.

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Highlights

  • Journey from the gateway city of Lisbon, Portugal's magnificent capital, where tradition and contemporary culture meet
  • Savor the freshest Mediterranean cuisine prepared by top-notch chefs, as well as the fruit of lush vineyards and olive groves
  • Bike quiet rural roads and enjoy extraordinary views from hilltop Monsaraz, considered the country's most beautiful village
  • Recharge at remarkable hotels, different from one another in location, history and décor but all distinctly Portuguese
Portugal

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Itinerary

Day 1 Discover the allure of Lisbon, where old-world charm meets cosmopolitan culture | Bike through picturesque Mediterranean countryside at the heart of southern Portugal | Enjoy a quiet landscape peppered with olive and cork trees | Pass by endless vineyards and taste exquisite wines | Relish a typical Alentejo-style dinner in one of the region's most beautiful villages and luxury accommodations in Monsaraz.

Days 2-3 Stroll along eucalyptus forests, enjoy vistas of Europe's biggest man-made lake and pause for a coffee in a medieval village | Admire warm-toned terra-cotta in Portugal's pottery capital and fill up on souvenirs before picnicking at a traditional family-run herdade (farmhouse) | Ride amid a bucolic undulating landscape before reaching Évora | Discover Alentejo's spectacular capital—a World Heritage site, vibrant university town and member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. 

Day 4 Experience dramatically different landscapes in the neighboring Algarve region | Take in majestic coastal views dropping from the Monchique Mountains toward honey-hued limestone cliffs | Enjoy the fragrance of orange blossom flowers as you bike quiet country roads | Swing through a Moorish village before settling into our beachfront Relais & Château hotel.

Days 5-6 Ride along the dramatic rugged coast near Sagres, protected by Costa Vicentina National Park | Adventure to Vasco da Gama's home port and the edge of what was once the known world | Savor regional flavors at our farewell dinner | Close out your journey with an early morning ride through a fishing village or a peaceful beachfront walk.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 8 or more. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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  • 10 or more guests: from $4,299 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,999 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,299 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $7,499 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $9,399 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $4,298 - $4,548 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$330 to $910 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels

Sao Lourenco do Barrocal
São Lourenço do Barrocal

Monsaraz (2 nights)

M'AR de AR Aqueduto
M'AR de AR Aqueduto

Évora (1 night)

Bela Vista Hotel
Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Portimão (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Portugal

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Sao Lourenco do Barrocal

São Lourenço do Barrocal

Monsaraz (2 nights)

A luxuriously restored 200-year-old agrarian estate that offers stylish rooms, rustic charm, lush gardens and farm-to-table dining. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)

M'AR de AR Aqueduto

M'AR de AR Aqueduto

Évora (1 night)

Located in the heart of Évora's World Heritage-designated town center, this boutique hotel is housed in a historic building styled with chic contemporary details. (pool, spa)

Bela Vista Hotel

Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

Portimão (2 nights)

Adjacent to famed Praia da Rocha, this exquisite hotel seamlessly blends traditional and modern in a uniquely Portuguese fashion. A Relais & Château member. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 21 800 29 1600
2 29* 1700 43* 2250 61 2800
3 27* 1100 47* 1900 52 2300
Walking Tour of Évora (1 Hour)
4 17* 1700 28* 2700 40* 3300
5 21* 1200 32* 2300 54 3400
6 13 700
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Specialized S-Works Roubaix & Ruby ($400 rental fee) – Available until 11/15/18

Ride like a pro with the new top-of-the-line S-Works bike featuring ultrasmooth Shimano Di2 electronic shifting. Faster and smoother than any other bike out there, this race-ready carbon machine delivers phenomenal acceleration and handling in an ultralight, ultrapowerful package—perfect for experienced riders. The Specialized S-Works Ruby is a light, agile speed machine precisely designed for women. You can upgrade to a Specialized S-Works Roubaix or Ruby on your trip.

Specialized S-Works Roubaix (Upgrade)

Specialized S-Works Ruby (Upgrade)

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Portugal

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Portugal trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Portugal trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Navigate Your Way in Portugal

Your ride comes equipped with a GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Portugal has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Portugal—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

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