Portugal Luxury Bike Tour

7 Days

Embark on our fully-supported Luxury Bike Tour in Portugal. Tranquil roads, exquisite cuisine, and fine wines in a serene region await you!

Welcome to Portugal!

Prepare to be captivated by the authentic charm of Portugal’s Alentejo wine region with our fully guided experience. Amidst waving wheat fields, ancient olive groves, and medieval towns, you’ll discover a slower pace of life on tranquil roads.

In Alentejo, tradition meets innovation in modern dishes made from local treasures like asparagus, cod, and “porco preto” (Iberico Ham), perfectly complemented by fruity red wines. Your journey to happiness starts here – join us in Alentejo with experienced guides to make every moment unforgettable.

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dream away on quiet roads passing tranquil, sleepy whitewashed villages, Dolmens and Menhirs
  • Participate in a culinary cooking show on an ancient Roman farmland
  • Get dazzled by the Ducal Palace and the Marble Towns
  • Discover 2 of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites: Medieval Elvas and Renaissance Evora
  • Sleep in Monks' Convents and in a Queen's Castle
  • Eat exquisite traditional foods with modern gastronomic twists
  • Enjoy the delicious full-bodied red wines and soft and balanced white wines of the region

Day to day

Welcome to Portugal’s serene Alentejo wine region!

Before you set out on your extraordinary luxury bike tour along tranquil roads flanked by pine and cork trees, our seasoned guides will make sure you’re fully prepared.

During your ride, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of the Alentejo. This region is renowned for its rolling vineyards, golden fields, and picturesque villages, creating a captivating visual tapestry. Along the route, you’ll find moments to pause, capture photographs, and savor the beauty that envelops you.

Following your ride, you’ll head to the eco-friendly Hotel Herdade da Cortesia, where your day unfolds with a variety of leisure options. Revel in a revitalizing afternoon by the pool, basking in the breathtaking vistas. Alternatively, opt for an enriching boat tour or a delightful canoeing excursion on Maranhoa lake.

As the day unfolds further, take a leisurely stroll through the charming medieval streets of nearby Avis, absorbing the historical ambiance. Your senses will be further delighted with a gourmet dinner experience at the hotel restaurant, ensuring that your day is a flawless fusion of relaxation and culinary delights.

Distance: 44 km / 27 miles – Elevation: 518 m / 1.619 ft

Your Hotel: Herdade da Cortesia

Lunch, Dinner

This morning, embark on an exploration of the historic Alter do Chao, which boasts a 14th-century castle as its centerpiece. Climb the Torre del Homenaje to enjoy panoramic views of the village and the sprawling olive fields below.

Next, continue your cycling journey towards Monforte, passing by ancient convents and castles that carry echoes of bygone eras. Your accommodations for the night will be at the luxurious 5-star Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, thoughtfully designed with a nod to its Roman heritage. While there, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the nearby ruins of the Basilii family villa.

As the evening descends, be treated to a breathtaking sunset experience from a 14th-century tower, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening. Your day culminates in a wine tasting event, allowing you to savor the flavors of the region, followed by a gourmet culinary experience that promises to delight your palate and create lasting memories.

Distance: 55 km / 34 miles – Elevation: 550 m /1.804 ft

Your Hotel: Wine Hotel Torre de Palma

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, your ride will lead you through the picturesque landscapes of golden wheat fields and silver olive groves as you make your way to Elvas, a hidden gem in Portugal.

As you arrive in Elvas, take in the marvels of this medieval city, celebrated for its 15th-century aqueduct and unique star-shaped fortifications, originally designed to defend against Spanish invasions. Your day begins with a private tour guided by an expert, showcasing Elvas’ UNESCO-recognized sites, including its seven fortresses. While exploring the town, keep an eye out for Roncas, traditional ceramic instruments that are a part of Elvas’ rich cultural heritage.

Tonight, you’ll unwind in the comfort of a converted convent-turned-hotel situated in the heart of the historic center. Enjoy a moment of relaxation with a drink on the patio, surrounded by palm trees and softly lit arches. Later in the evening, choose from a selection of local restaurants for a memorable dinner, completing your day of discovery and cultural immersion in the charming town of Elvas.

Distance: 42 km / 26 miles – Elevation: 571 m / 1.873 ft

Your Hotel: Vila Galé Collection Elvas

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a rejuvenating night’s rest, your amazing bike tour continues through the picturesque Marble towns of Portugal heading to is Villa Viçosa, often referred to as the “Princess of Alentejo.” This charming town is akin to a living museum and boasts a stunning Ducal Palace. Take your time to explore its historical treasures before indulging in a delightful local lunch.

Next, your ride leads you to Estremoz, where you’ll be greeted by the sight of the Pousada Castelo as you enter this Marble Town via tranquil country roads. This 13th-century castle offers a unique and enchanting setting for your overnight stay, surrounded by antiques and tapestries that transport you to a bygone era.

In the evening, prepare for a truly memorable experience. You’ll have the opportunity to partake in a wine tasting event, where you can savor the finest regional wines, followed by an immersive cooking class. As the night unfolds, a grand dinner awaits you in the regal setting of a palace, adding a touch of opulence to your culinary journey. This evening combines the flavors of Portugal’s Marble towns with the elegance and grace of a palace setting, promising an unforgettable and indulgent experience.

Distance: 52 km / 32 miles – Elevation: 621 m / 2-037 ft

Your Hotel: Pousada Castelo Estremoz

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bid farewell to Estremoz as you embark on a southward journey through a picturesque landscape adorned with cork and pine trees, interspersed with historic landmarks dotting the Serra d’Ossa hills.

Your first stop brings you to the medieval town of Redondo, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit a local potter and witness the craftsmanship that defines the region. Continue your ride along the enchanting Spanish border, passing through charming villages that showcase the iconic Alentejo architecture, a testament to the region’s rich heritage.

Your day culminates at a meticulously converted 200-year-old Aldea, now a luxurious hotel nestled within an expansive estate. Here, you’ll discover a plethora of activities to choose from, whether it’s indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments, exploring the picturesque surroundings on horseback, taking a refreshing dip in the pool, or venturing to nearby Monsaraz to soak in its awe-inspiring Alqueva lake views.

As the day winds down, your culinary journey begins with a gourmet dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. The carefully crafted menu features locally sourced, organic ingredients transformed into modern interpretations of traditional Alentejo dishes. This dining experience perfectly encapsulates the essence of the region, promising a memorable and delectable conclusion to your day.

Distance: 57 km / 35 miles – Elevation: 558 m / 1.831 ft

Your Hotel: Sao Lourenço do Barrocal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The final leg of your amazing bike tour will take you to the enchanting city of Évora, a shining example of Portugal’s Renaissance splendor and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Accompanied by a private guide, meander through its historic streets.

As the evening sets in, we have arranged a special farewell dinner. This is not just a meal; it’s an opportunity to sit down with your guides and fellow travelers to reflect on the wonderful moments of your trip. Whether you choose a refined gourmet experience or indulge in a hearty traditional Alentejo meal, this dinner is designed to forge lasting memories.

After dinner, retreat to the opulence of your 16th-century palace hotel. This luxurious stay offers a fitting end to your extraordinary journey, ensuring you conclude your adventure in comfort and style. It’s the perfect backdrop to reflect on your journey filled with discovery, friendship, and unforgettable experiences.

Distance: 58 km/ 36 miles – Elevation: 527 m /1.729 ft

Your Hotel: M’ar de Ar Aqueducto

Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel in Évora, savoring the last moments of your stay. During a smooth checkout process, take the opportunity to exchange farewells and contact details with your guides and fellow travelers. As you depart, leaving behind the charming streets of Évora, you’ll take with you not just souvenirs, but memories that will last a lifetime!

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Welcome and Bike Tour Briefing
  • Full support by expert guides with an extensive experience and local knowledge
  • Bike Rental
  • Different route options based on your skill level and preferences
  • All luggage transfers
  • Route Guide
  • GPX files for GPS device use
  • All accommodations in carefully chosen hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Wine Tastings
  • Gastro lunches and dinners including cooking classes
  • Private guided visits to Elvas and Evora
  • Transfers from/to Lisbon
  • Cycling Mountains Exclusive Bike Tours Cycling Jersey

What's Not Included

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the start-finish locations
  • Additional hotel expenses
  • Dinners or lunches not included by Cycling Mountains Exclusive Bike Tours
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Cycling Mountains Exclusive Bike Tours
  • Guides Gratuities

Customize your Bike Tour

Can’t find the date you’re looking for? Simply share your preferred dates with us, and we’ll ensure a seamless and customized biking experience, perfectly aligned with your schedule.

Interested in tailoring your Bike Tour to your unique preferences? Trust in our expertise. We are committed to crafting your ideal cycling experience, paying close attention to every detail, from handpicked routes and accommodations to personalized dining experiences. Our experienced team of trip designers and travel specialists are ready to help you explore the region’s splendors in absolute style and comfort.


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+34672216124 (WhatsApp available)

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Send an email to:

bookings@cyclingmountains.com

Let’s turn your Dream Bike Tour into reality today!

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  1. Perfect cycling tour in Portugal
    By Jess 26/03/2024
    Spectacular organization and attention. Juan was our guide and is a wonderful person, friendly and helpful in everything that is needed. Recommendable, very professional service.
    Date of Experience: October, 2023

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From 4,950 €
/ Person
  • First Class Assistance
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Amazing Rides
  • Culinary Delights
  • 1 & 2 (e-BIKE available)
  • 311 km / 193 miles
  • 52 km / 32 miles
  • 3.330 m / 10.925 ft
  • 550 m / 1.821 ft
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