Medieval hilltop castle of Arraiolos, Portugal, Alentejo
Bikers cycling along in Portugal
Serra da Arrábida, Portugal
Family posing with a surfboard on the beach
Boats sitting in a river in Portugal
Horseback riding on a beach in Portugal
Family resting while hiking in Portugal
Aerial view of a valley in Portugal
Streetcar in Lisbon, Portugal
Group of people doing yoga
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Portugal Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

Atlantic Coast to the Alentejo Countryside

Family — Teens & Kids

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,099 pp dbl occ

($900 for sgl occ)

Warm beaches and sun-drenched landscapes. Portugal has unlimited ways to venture beyond the crowds. Bring your family and pedal through serene hillsides. Hike seaside trails. Learn to surf the rolling waves. Ride along the coast on horseback. Sample Portuguese chocolate. Wander friendly small towns. And always indulge in the fresh-catch of the day. 

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

Portugal

Start/End Lisbon

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

Highlights

  • 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 
  • Bike amid lost-in-time landscapes and wander World Heritage towns in the Alentejo, Portugal’s enchanting agricultural heart
  • 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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Itinerary

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 | 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 | Relax on secluded beaches and cool off with a swim in a quiet bay | E-bike on Fat Tyre bikes through dunes and rice fields | Trot along the sandy coastline on horseback | Learn to surf with an expert at pristine beaches | Dine in the charming fishing village of Comporta, where surfers mingle with artists and farmers | Adults taste local wines at a classic Portuguese finca while the youngsters join our Kids Adventure Leader for an afternoon of fun | Venture out on a stand-up paddleboard | Opt for a lazy morning enjoying the amenities at our idyllic escape. 

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 to Arraiolos in the country’s southern heart | Bike the Alentejo’s rolling hills, admiring lush vineyards and inviting olive groves | Pause to take in orchards of cork oak tree—this region produces nearly half the world’s cork | Wander in the village of Montemor-o-Novo | Ride family-friendly routes through sleepy towns and iconic Alentejo landscapes | Linger over lunch at a historic farm and estate | Sample chocolate and learn how it’s made on a visit to the Royal Cacao Company | Find your center in an all-levels yoga class | 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) 

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
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Kayaking
& Zodiac in the Bay of Setúbal (2 hours)
Just For Kids
Fun & Games (1 hour)
Day 2
Surfing
Beginner's Class (2 hours)
Horseback Riding
on Sand Dunes (2 hours) | min. age 10+
Other
Winery Visit & Tasting (1 hour)
Just For Kids
Games at Hotel (2 hours)
Day 3
Other
E-Bike Fat Tyre Excursion (2 hours)
Just For Kids
Paddleboard (1 hour)
Just For Kids
Games & Adventure (1 hour)
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 17 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 46 miles | 3000 ft. gain
Other
Walking Tour of Évora (1 hour)
Just For Kids
Games at Hotel (1 Hour)
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Other
Ravasqueira Tour & Hike (2 hours)
Just For Kids
Scavenger Hunt (1 hour)
Day 6
Yoga
(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 your available bike options for this trip. (click the arrow to see all available options)

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
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

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.

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