View from the cliffs in Portugal
Family resting while hiking in Portugal
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Serra da Arrábida, Portugal
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Aerial view of a valley in Portugal
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Portugal Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Alentejo Countryside to the Atlantic Coast

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok) | Min age to ride e-bike 16+

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,399 pp dbl occ

($1,050 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. Kayak over turquoise waters. Wander friendly small towns. And always indulge in the fresh catch of the day. 

Portugal Family Multi-Adventure Tour map
Portugal Family Multi-Adventure Tour map


Start/End Lisbon

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


  • Hike with family in the Alentejo, Portugal's enchanting agricultural heart, and explore World Heritage towns
  • Bike the emerald hills of the Setúbal region and marvel at dramatic views of the Atlantic 
  • Paddle peaceful waters, meet local surfers and soak up the sun on sandy beaches in Portugal's central coast
  • Extend your vacation in the chic gateway city of Lisbon, home to elegant boulevards, tiny cobblestone streets and knock-out shopping and dining 


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 cosmopolitan capital city | Hike on windswept bluffs high above the unspoilt beaches of Arrifana | Sample freshly caught fish in seaside towns filled with artists and locals | Walk near our hotel's forested grounds or treat yourself to a massage at its decadent spa | Weave through breathtaking grottos and sandy colored rock formations as you kayak the Algarve caves | Bike the rolling hills of the serra, past cork trees, coastal pines and vast fields.

Exterior view of Praia do Canal Nature Resort
Praia do Canal Nature Resort
| Premiere Hotel

Nestled in a breathtaking landscape that stretches from a plateau to the ocean, this nature-inspired refuge is the perfect place to rejuvenate. (pool, spa)

Days 3-6

Hike the famous Fisherman's trail, a path stretching over 200km of the rugged coast of the Alentejo region | Spend the afternoon cycling past windmills, charming clusters of whitewashed houses and spectacular coastal views | Walk through photographic Cais Palatifica, a quaint spot filled with wooden buildings, long narrow piers and gorgeous waterfront views | Sip a coffee in the seaside town of Comporta while you browse some of its bohemian stores | Savor lunch at a beautiful adega | Test your balance in a beginner's surf lesson | Pedal through the Serra da Grandola where a challenging climb culminates in panoramic views of the glittering sea below | Stand-up paddleboard on a picturesque lagoon.

The pool at Quinta da Comporta
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)

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.

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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 | 20 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 20 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Kayaking Algarve Caves (2 hours)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 400 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 22 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 32 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Beach Lagoon (2 hours)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 100 ft. gain
Beginner's Class (2 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 100 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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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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, this 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. Rarely, an activity may be canceled because of bad weather and/or conditions. If this is the case, your leaders will have alternative options planned.

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