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2015-10-01

Bike tours in Portugal by region: Leisure trips for 2016

Choose your prefered region and join one of our leisure bike tour in Portugal in 2016 with Live Love Ride.

Portugal is a very geographically diverse country, specially when considering it's relatively small dimension. If you are planning to come cycling in Portugal, you can choose different riding experiences according to the profile of these regions.

Here is a list of our leisure bike tours in Portugal for 2016, divided by region, so you can choose the one that better fits your profile:

Bike tours in the Alentejo historical wine country

Regions: Alentejo
Rider profile: Beginner to Expert
Daily riding distance: 45km to 90km ( adapted to the group's riding skills)
Description: Riding in the north and central Alentejo, you’ll get to discover the history, culture and traditions of one of the world’s best wine countries, according to USA Today. Enjoy a week long ride in these peaceful rolling hills while visiting wine cellars, relaxing in convents and discovering UNESCO world heritage sites in cities like Évora, Vila Viçosa and Monsaraz. Starting in Crato, experienced riders can enjoy climbing to Marvão and the Portalegre mountain range. This bike tour will then head south to the marble region of Estremoz, Borba and Vila Viçosa and then towards the Alqueva lake, passing by Monsaraz. We then ride north, towards Évora, where we'll get to better explore this fortified city.


Availability: Join a group on an open date, or go all year long as a self-guided experience or a private bike tour. Click here for day to day information on our bike tours in Alentejo.

alentejo gravel road landscape

 

Bike tour in the Atlantic Coast - from Lisbon to Sagres

Regions: Alentejo and Algarve
Rider profile: Beginner to intermediate
Daily riding distance: 45km to 90km ( adapted to the group's riding skills)
Description: Explore the beautiful oceanic roads and ride the Arrábida and the Southwest Alentejo natural park, the finest preserved stretch of European coastline, covering over 100 km. Experience the beauty of these untouched beaches, including long stretches of small beaches nested between the cliffs and rocks. Beaches such as Porto Covo, Malhão, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Almograve, Monte Clérigo, Arrifana and Praia do Amado, many of them preserved in a virtually unspoilt state. Ride from Cape Espichel sanctuary, with its trademark cliff and dinosaur tracks, to Cape of São Vicente and the nearby Sagres promontory that housed the famous nautical school founded by the Infante D. Henrique in the 15th century. With its trademark gastronomy and great wines, it’s a great opportunity to taste the amazing fresh fish and seafood that are abundant in this region, as well as the local pastries. A great tour for nature lovers.

Availability: Join a group on an open date, or go all year long as a self-guided experience or a private bike tour. Click here for day to day information on bike tours in the Atlantic Coast.

azenhas do mar gusto figueiredo

Bike tours in the Algarve - eastbound from Sagres

Regions: Algarve
Rider profile: Begginer to Expert
Daily riding distance: 45km to 90km ( adapted to the group's riding skills)
Description: Ride alongside the Algarve coastline, where you’ll get to discover the most amazing beaches of Portugal, as well as this region’s history and culture. Enjoy a weeklong ride in this maritime paradise, tasting the local fresh fish and gastronomy, visiting natural parks, protected beaches and staying at the great hotels the Algarve has to offer. Ride from Sagres, the westernmost point of the Algarve, towards East and get to know the full lenght of this sunny region, which is a treat for nature lovers

Availability: Join a group on an open date, or go all year long as a self-guided experience or a private bike tour. Click here for day to day information on bike tours in the Algarve region.

Alto Fóia Serra de Monchique

Bike tours in the Douro river

Regions: Porto, Douro
Rider profile: Intermediate to Expert
Daily riding distance: 45km to 90km ( adapted to the group's riding skills)
Description: 7 days Cycling holidays by the Douro, discovering the world’s first demarcated wine region. Ride by the river, enjoying its trademark UNESCO world heritage “socalcos” or terraced vineyards and experience the secular traditions of this region. Visit the wine cellars, taste some of the best port and Douro wines and discover traces of the early history of Portugal, from up to 30000 years old. Visit the historical villages and challenge yourself up to top of the most beautiful viewpoints, as this is a hilly area. You'll be riding in the deep Douro region, starting in Peso da Régua, towards the heart of this wine country, in Pinhão, and then up the river to São João da Pesqueira and Marialva, classified as an historical village. Expert riders are invited to ride up to the Douro international park, to Barca D'Alva and even Freixo da Espada à Cinta, when they can reach up to Spain.

Availability: Join a group on an open date, or go all year long as a self-guided experience or a private bike tour. Click here for day to day information on bike tours in the Douro region.

douro bike tour

 

 

Bike tours from Porto to Santiago de Compostela

Regions: P
Rider profile: Beginner to Intermediate
Daily riding distance: 35km to 60km ( adapted to the group's riding skills)
Description: Cycle the Portuguese Way of St. James, from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, using ancient paths that traverse woods, farmlands, villages and historical cities like Barcelos, Ponte de Lima, Tui and Pontevedra. This is a 7 day bike experience to ride the roads, trails and paths of The Way, passing by chapels, churches, convents and the ever-present road markings, in an experience that truly never ends as you get to know the North of Portugal and Galiza’s great cultural heritage. 

Availability: Join a group on an open date, or go all year long as a self-guided experience or a private bike tour. Click here for day to day information on bike tours from Porto to Santiago de Compostela.

ponte de lima

 

 

Bike tours in the Silver and Blue coasts


Rider profile:
 Beginner to Expert
Daily riding distance: 45km to 90km ( adapted to the group's riding skills)
Description: In this cycling holiday, you will get to ride from the northern Silver Coast, from the medieval village of Óbidos, towards the south, discovering the piscatorial villages and amazing natural beauty of the Portuguese coast. Ride by Sintra and visit its UNESCO world heritage sites and the Arrábida natural park, as well as the unspoilt beaches of Comporta, already in the Portuguese Blue Coast. This tour will give you a complete perspective on the outskirts of the Lisbon area, which is both filled with nature and history.

Availability: Join a group on an open date, or go all year long as a self-guided experience or a private bike tour. Click here for day to day information on bike tours in the silver and blue coast of Portugal

 

You can also take a look at all these destinations by searching for bike tours by location.

These are some of the destinations we have prepared for our leisure bike tours for 2016, but we are always opened to designing custom experiences. So feel free to contact us if you want to explore Portugal by bike!