Portugal's Douro River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond
Magical Salamanca to Timeless Porto
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Set sail with your family 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 villages that seem lost in time. Then join your fellow active travelers on board 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!
- Pedal across the illustrious Douro wine region's undulating countryside of terraced vineyards and old-world villages
- Experience the splendor of the Douro Valley by bike and elegant river ship on this exclusive Backroads charter
- Savor luscious port in its birthplace and raise a glass to an extraordinary biking journey with friends, old and new
- Relish Portugal's rich history and culture, from wistful Fado music to World Heritage sites and landscapes
Day 1 Venture through the Spanish countryside from the World Heritage site of Salamanca to quaint Lumbrales | Bike 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 Bike amid a patchwork of pastures, almond orchards and olive groves | Pedal 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 Cycle 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 | Savor breathtaking views as you spin through postcard-perfect landscapes | Explore Lamego, home of one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal.
Days 5-6 Cruise and bike the final stretch of the Douro into Porto, renowned for its namesake wine | A glorious ride offers perfect vantage points overlooking the river—you might even spot our ship as it passes below you | This alluring World Heritage city charms with its splendid architecture, winding alleyways and ever-changing views.
Days 7-8 Get a feel for local life in the Vila Nova da Gaia neighborhood as you bike along the Atlantic Ocean | 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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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 30 or more. Call us for date availability and pricing. If your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.
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