Portugal's Douro Full Ship Celebration River Cruise Bike Tour
Magical Salamanca to Timeless Porto
From $4,998 - $8,899 pp dbl. occ. | 8 days / 7 nights
(+$2,500 to $4,400 for sgl. occ.)
Plus $182 to $189 pp port fees.
Set sail on an exclusive Backroads celebration of epic proportions. Cruise west on the Douro River into Portugal's legendary wine region. Ride through sunlit terraced vineyards and pueblos that seem lost in time. Then join your fellow active travelers onboard for a brilliant sunset and decadent meal. It's said that it matters not where you are but who you're with. Come celebrate with us!
- Revel in the splendor of the Douro Valley by bike and luxurious river ship on this exclusive Backroads charter
- Cycle across the illustrious Douro wine region's undulating countryside of terraced vineyards and old-world villages
- Discover Portugal's rich history and culture, from wistful Fado music to World Heritage sites and landscapes
- Taste luscious port in its birthplace and raise a glass to an extraordinary biking journey with friends, old and new
Day 1 Journey through the Spanish countryside from the World Heritage site of Salamanca to quaint Lumbrales | Ride through the Spanish highlands past pastures and sleepy villages on wonderfully tranquil roads | With views of Portugal unfolding before you, descend into the Douro Valley and arrive at our ship.
Day 2 Pedal amid a patchwork of pastures, almond orchards and olive groves | Cycle to a fortified hilltop village for epic vistas into Portugal and Spain | In Pinhão, an unforgettable onshore dinner of traditional Portuguese specialties awaits.
Days 3-4 Bike along the river and the lovely terraced vineyards of the Alto Douro, a World Heritage region with a 2,000-year-old wine-making history | Visit the Douro Museum to learn how integral port wine production is to the area | Explore Lamego, home of one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal.
Days 5-6 A glorious ride offers perfect vantage points overlooking the river—you might even spot our ship as it passes below you | Bike and cruise the final stretch of the Douro into Porto, renowned for its namesake wine | This alluring World Heritage city will charm you with its splendid architecture, winding alleyways and ever-changing views.
Days 7-8 Spin along the Atlantic Ocean and get a feel for local life in the Vila Nova da Gaia neighborhood | Back at our ship, take in the beautiful vistas of Porto.
Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.
PORTS OF CALL Vega Terrón | Barca d'Alva | Pinhão | Peso da Régua | Caldas de Aregos | Entre-os-Rios | Porto
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