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Serra da Arrábida, Portugal
Medieval hilltop castle of Arraiolos, Portugal, Alentejo
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Portugal Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey in Alentejo Countryside & the Atlantic Coast

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,099 pp dbl occ

($900 for sgl occ)

The sun shines longer in Portugal. So take your time. Linger in the friendly villages of Montemor-o-Novo and Comporta. Dip in and out of uncrowded waves. Cruise by e-bike through vineyards and olive groves in Alentejo. Roam quiet beaches on horseback. Learn to surf the Atlantic Ocean. And savor delectable wine and ever-so-fresh seafood. This is the good life.

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Bike
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Portugal Easygoing E-biking and Multi-adventure Tour
Portugal Easygoing E-biking and Multi-adventure Tour

Portugal

Start/End Lisbon

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

Highlights

Refreshingly Active Adventures
Journey through Portugal’s pristine landscapes. Walk the breathtaking coastal trails of Serra da Arrábida Nature Park, e-bike among Alentejo’s enchanting farmlands and explore World Heritage towns.

Immersive Travel
Experience the region’s easygoing spirit and never-ending charms. Sip on local wines at inviting estates, soak up the sun and sea of the central coast, and chat with friendly locals.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
From Montemor-o-Novo’s lush vineyards to Comporta’s white sands, unwind in stylish and serene luxury resorts. Enjoy exceptional seafood and Portuguese cuisine.

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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Travel from Portugal’s chic capital city, Lisbon, to the southern heart of the country, Arraiolos | Pedal through sunny farmlands flourishing with olive groves and vineyards | Admire the orchards of cork oak trees that abound in this region and produce nearly half the world’s cork | Roam the stone streets of the village of Montemor-o-Novo | Cycle the rolling landscape and peaceful towns of Alentejo | A historic farm and estate offers a tranquil setting for lunch | Discover the taste and craft of locally made chocolate on a visit to the Royal Cacao Company | Savor exceptional cuisine at our luxurious escape.

Accommodations
L'And Vineyards Resort
L'And Vineyards Resort
Montemor-o-Novo
| Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by vineyards, this outstanding resort blends modern design with elegance and simplicity. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa) 

Days 3-6
Description

Journey to the Atlantic coast, where ivory sands and gentle breezes await | Explore the dramatic coastal landscape of Serra da Arrábida, a protected nature park with captivating views of the ocean around ever turn | Unwind on a secluded beach, listening to the waves and cooling off with a swim in a bay | Find a sense of calm in a yoga class at our world-class wellness retreat or enjoy a stand-up paddleboard session | Wander along a blissful oceanfront on a horseback ride | Glide into shore on a wave during a beginner's surf class | Taste the flavors of Comporta, an idyllic fishing village home to surfers, artists and farmers | Taste local wines at a classic Portuguese finca | Spend a relaxing morning basking in the amenities at our beautiful resort.

Accommodations
Quinta da Comporta, Portugal
Quinta da Comporta
Comporta
| Premiere Hotel

This extraordinary wellness resort was designed by Portuguese architect Miguel Câncio Martins, whose dedication to honoring traditional structures and the natural environment is matched only by his keen eye for detail. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)

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. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Dolce Tempo: What to Expect

Our easygoing Multi-Adventure tours make adventuring a breeze—perfect for beginners or occasional bikers/hikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world actively. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, the day is yours to decide. Find an unbeatable blend of walking and biking routes (2-4 hours of activity, 10-30 miles of biking, 2-7 miles of walking) with other fun-filled activities such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, cultural activities and more. On trips with biking, custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!

 

Route notes

Portugal's landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys, and the continuously rolling terrain, as well as high heat in the summer months, can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

*Prefer to pedal without power? Regular road bikes are available by request, ask your Trip Consultant.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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

Straight talk

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.

Accommodations & Service Standards

The slower pace, relaxed approach to life and old-world qualities in Portugal are some of the highlights of this spectacular region and are reflected in the hotels and restaurants on this trip. This said, service can lack a sense of urgency when compared with the service found in other parts of Europe. Additionally, while the Premiere hotels we've chosen are some of the finest in the country, they may seem a bit simpler than the Backroads European standard. The same can be said for Portuguese cuisine, which is traditionally a celebration of local flavors but is also bit more rustic than other places we visit in Europe.

Weather & Activities

Due to variable ocean tides and weather conditions, the day and time of activities will vary somewhat by departure.

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