Bike touring is a great way to spend some family time. The everyday challenges and adventures that occur while on a bike tour are a great way to connect, restablish bonds and surpass your limits.
Naturally, family bike tours have slightly different characteristics than other, more adventurous, experiences. At Live Love Ride, we have developed a series of tours fit for families and less experienced groups, so that everyone can enjoy the pleasure of travelling by bike, but in a more controled atmosphere. Our family bike tours in Portugal have the following characteristics:
- Less daily mileage and daily between hotels, so that everyone can join in on the fun;
- Fit for using a touring bike, so you don't have to tackle technical trails;
- Availability to use an E-bike;
- Different family experiences are readily available near hotels;
- Ocurring in areas with slight higher population density, to make it more comfortable and safe;
Here is a list of our bike tours for 2018 that are more oriented for families or less experienced groups:
An easy to moderate bike touring experience by the historical and UNESCO world sites of Évora, Monsaraz and Vila Viçosa, exploring the vineyards of one of the world's best wine countries. A bike tour in the sunny Alentejo plains, suited for every type of rider, where you'll explore the natural beauty of the vineyards and olive fields, admire the Alqueva lake and its Dark Sky reserve as well as trying the delicious local gastronomy.
See the video below, from a recent bike touring experience in Alentejo with Live Love Ride:
A bike touring experience designed for moderately experienced bike touring fans, by the Douro river’s demarcated wine region. Ride to the wine villages of Provesende, Pinhão, Peso da Régua and along the Douro the river, enjoying its trademark UNESCO world heritage “socalcos” or terraced vineyards and experiencing the secular traditions of this region. Visit the vineyards, wine cellars, taste some of the best port and Douro wines and discover traces of the early history of Portugal, staying two nights in the same hotel in order to get a deeper knowledge of the area.
The coastal variation of the Portuguese Camino will take you from Porto to Santiago de Compostela on a bike tour by the medieval and romanic cities of the north of Portugal and Galiza. Always accompanied by the ocean, this is a less demanding ride than the Central Camino but an equally rewarding one as you'll visit the coastal medieval towns and villages of Vila do Conde, Póvoa do Varzim, Viana do Castelo and Vigo, just before you join the central route in Redondela to continue the route to Santiago. Although this tour is recommended for intermmediate riders, it is less demanding than the central camino and you can always join the tour on an e-bike.
See the video below, from a recent bike touring experience in the Camino with Live Love Ride:
These are three great experiences to ride, as a family in Portugal.