View from the cliffs in Portugal
Family resting while hiking in Portugal
Cuisine - Portugal Bike Tour
Bikers among the trees in Portugal
Serra da Arrábida, Portugal
Man with a surfboard on the beach
Aerial view of a valley in Portugal
Boats sitting in a river in Portugal
Horseback riding on a beach in Portugal
Streetcar in Lisbon, Portugal
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Portugal Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Alentejo Countryside to the Atlantic Coast

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,499 pp dbl occ

($900 for sgl occ)

Warm beaches and sun-drenched landscapes. Portugal has unlimited ways to venture off the beaten path. Bike through serene hillsides. Hike coastal trails. Learn to surf the rolling waves. Ride along the coast on horseback. Wander friendly small towns. And at family dinners, indulge in the fresh catch of the day. 

Portugal Family Multi-adventure Tour
Portugal Family Multi-adventure Tour


Start/End Lisbon

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


  • Bike with family in the Alentejo, Portugal's enchanting agricultural heart, and explore World Heritage towns
  • Hike the emerald hills of the Serra da Arrábida Nature Park and marvel at dramatic views of the Atlantic 
  • Paddle peaceful bays, meet local surfers and soak up the sun on a sandy beaches in Portugal's central coast
  • Ride horseback on a quiet sandy route, find your center in a yoga class and stand-up paddleboard in a beautiful bay 
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Start your active family adventure in Lisbon, Portugal’s chic capital city | Travel to Arraiolos in the country’s southern heart | Ride the Alentejo’s rolling hills amid lush vineyards and inviting olive groves | Marvel at orchards of cork oak trees—this region produces nearly half the world’s cork! | Wander in the village of Montemor-o-Novo | Bike through sleepy towns and iconic Alentejo landscapes | Enjoy a family lunch at a historic farm and estate | Sample chocolate and learn how it’s made on a visit to the Royal Cacao Company | Play and unwind at our luxurious hotel. 

L'And Vineyards Resort
L'And Vineyards Resort
| 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

Journey to the Atlantic coast | Hike coastal trails in Serra da Arrábida | Explore the dramatic landscape of this protected nature park, with views of the turquoise sea at every turn | Soak up the sun on secluded beaches and cool off with a swim in a quiet bay | Head out on Fat Tyre e-bikes as you cruise over sand dunes and through rice fields | Ride horseback along Portugal's sandy central coastline | Learn to surf with a pro at pristine beaches | Dine in the unforgettable fishing village of Comporta, where surfers mingle with artists and farmers | Taste local wines at a classic Portuguese finca | Roll out your mat in an all-levels morning yoga class at our world-class wellness retreat, or complete your Portuguese vacation with a stand-up paddleboard session | Perhaps simply opt for a lazy morning enjoying the amenities at our idyllic escape. 

Quinta da Comporta, Portugal
Quinta da 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.

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

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 2 | 27 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Winery Visit & Tasting (1 hour)
Day 2
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 47 miles | 3000 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
& Zodiac in the Bay of Setúbal (2 hours)
Day 4
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Beginner's Class (2 hours)
Wine Tasting (1 hour)
Day 5
E-Bike Fat Tyre Excursion (2 hours)
Day 6
(1 hour)
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
(1 hour)

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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