• Backroads Portugal Family Bike Tour
  • Portugal Family Bike Tour - Older Teens & 20s
  • Backroads Portugal Family Bike Tour
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New! Portugal Family Bike Tour – Older Teens & 20s

From Lisbon to Vineyards, Villages & Castles

  • 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
  • Enjoy extraordinary views from hilltop Monsaraz, considered the country's most beautiful village
  • Recharge at remarkable hotels, different from one another but all distinctly Portuguese

An ancient land experiencing a renaissance. Rich in history and Mediterranean beauty. Linger in stylish Lisbon. Cool coastal breezes. 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. Your family too will be transformed.

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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 | Admire endless vineyards and taste exquisite wines | Relish a Michelin-starred dinner and luxury accommodations in beautiful Montemor-o-Novo.

Days 2-3 Visit a traditional family-run herdade (farmhouse) for a lunch from the garden | Tour the vineyards of an estate in Portugal's wine country | Explore medieval Évora, a World Heritage site and a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

Day 4 Majestic castle ruins and white-washed villages with terra-cotta roofs are just part of today's scenery | Relax at Casa Agrícola winery and enjoy a picnic lunch amid a sea of olive groves | Take in the views from the village of Monsaraz.

Days 5-6 Learn about the production of terra-cotta in Corval, Portugal's pottery capital | Up for a challenge? Tackle the climb up to Monsaraz with sweeping views of Alqueva Dam, Europe's largest man-made lake | Savor the flavors of the region at our farewell dinner.

$4,098
pp dbl. occ.
(+$660 for sgl. occ.)

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6 days, 5 nights
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Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

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Lisbon, Portugal

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All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners included

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Premiere Hotels

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L'AND Vineyards Resort

L'AND Vineyards Resort

Montemor-o-Novo (2 nights)

Surrounded by vineyards and a sparkling lake, this Small Luxury Hotels of the World resort is an extraordinary escape that blends modern design with elegance and simplicity. 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)

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)

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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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.

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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 15 900 28 1500
2 23* 1400 36 2300 43 2900
3 24* 1200 29* 1500 48 2300
Walking Tour of Évora (1 Hour)
4 23* 900 37 1400
5 21* 1200 26* 1200 44 2400
6 15 700 27 1200
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

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

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

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 Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Portugal. 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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Private Trips Options & Pricing

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 a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,098 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ

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