Medieval hilltop castle of Arraiolos, Portugal, Alentejo
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Cuisine - Portugal Bike Tour
Bikers cycling along in Portugal
Serra da Arrábida, Portugal
Hiking along the coast in Portugal
Aerial view of a valley in Portugal
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Wine tasting in Portugal
Detail of tiles on a building in Portugal
Horseback riding on a beach in Portugal
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Portugal Multi-Adventure Tour

Alentejo Countryside to the Atlantic Coast

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,299 - $5,799 pp dbl occ

($900 for sgl occ)

Quiet beaches, refreshing sea breezes and sun-drenched landscapes. Portugal is the place to have an adventure beyond the crowds. Bike past hillsides and vineyards. Hike along wild coastline. Surf rolling waves into the shore. Ride a horse through the sand. Wander to small towns filled with artists and farmers. And always indulge in the fresh catch of the day. 

Bike
Walk/Hike
Surf
Kayak
Paddleboard
Yoga
Portugal Multi-adventure Tour
Portugal Multi-adventure Tour

Portugal

Start/End Lisbon

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

Highlights

  • Bike amid lost-in-time landscapes and wander World Heritage towns in the Alentejo, Portugal’s enchanting agricultural heart
  • Hike the emerald shrub-blanketed hills of the Serra da Arrábida Nature Park and take in pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming views of the Atlantic 
  • Immerse yourself in the charms of Portugal’s central coast—paddle peaceful bays, meet surfers and sip local wines on a sandy beach at sunset
  • Extend your vacation in the chic gateway city of Lisbon, home to elegant boulevards, tiny cobblestone streets and knock-out shopping and dining 
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Meet in Lisbon, Portugal’s stylish capital city | Journey to the Atlantic coast | Bike coastal roads in Serra da Arrábida | Explore the dramatic landscape and views of the turquoise sea at every turn | Take to the water for a kayaking adventure across the Setúbal Bay | Find your center in an all-levels yoga class | Hike through the bohemian village of Comporta | Relax on secluded beaches and cool off with a swim | Ride a wave as you learn how to surf from an expert | Dine in charming coastal towns where surfers mingle with artists and farmers.

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)

Days 3-6
Description

Travel towards the country’s southern heart | Standup paddleboard on top of a glittering lagoon | Bike the Alentejo’s rolling hills, admiring summer vineyards and inviting olive groves | Visit the UNESCO world heritage town of Evora, famous for its Roman ruins, and discover Alentejo wine in a 14th century chapel | Pause to learn about Portugal's orchards of cork oak tree—this region produces nearly half the world’s cork | Wander in the village of Montemor-o-Novo and see its famous castle | Vacation and dine on exceptional cuisine at our luxurious hotel.

 

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) 

Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

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.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 7 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 14 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Kayaking
& Zodiac in Setúbal Bay (2 hours)
Day 2
Yoga
(1 hour)
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 10 miles | 300 ft. gain
Surfing
Beginner's Class (2 hours)
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 22 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 31 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
1 hour
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 400 ft. gain
Other
Wine Tasting (1 hour)
Other
Guided tour of Evora (1 hour)
Day 5
Other
Cork Factory Visit (1 hour)
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 42 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain

What's Included

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 bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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. 

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 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+

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. That 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 may vary somewhat by departure.

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