Bike touring in Alentejo wine country

Duration
7 days
6 nights
Dates
Mar-Sep
Sunday to Sunday
Altimetry
400 › 600 m
Daily average
Distance
30 › 60 km
Daily average
Rider type
Level 1 › 2
Active to Caffe Racer
Bike type
Hybrid or E-bike
It's your choice!

Ride location

Bike touring in Alentejo wine country map
  • Highlights

    Charm Cultural Family Gourmet Group Historical Leisure trips Wine country

    This is a 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.

    After a transfer from Lisbon, your tour starts in Évora, capital of Alentejo, being received by our guides for a private briefing and bike fit that will take place at your hotel, placed inside the fortified walls of the Évora city center, UNESCO world heritage site. For the following days, you'll be riding by the backroads of Alentejo, visiting the monuments of the region like the Almendres Cromlech or the Diana temple, tasting the beautiful wines of Cartuxa and Esporão and enjoying the rural landscape of the Alentejo "Montado". After exploring Évora in a series of loop rides that can take you as far or as little as you wish, you'll ride towards Monsaraz, to explore the margins of the Alqueva Lake and the fortified village atop the lake. From your hotel in Monsaraz, you can choose to explore the region's vineyards in several loop rides. Leaving Monsaraz, you'll ride north, towards Vila Viçosa, in te middle of the marble region, to explore the marble quarries, Ducal Palace and castle and, in a series of loop rides from your hotel, ride up to Estremoz, Serra D'Ossa, Borba, and more. After a weeklong of riding and experiencing the wine country of Alentejo, get transfered back to Lisbon.

     

     

  • Day-to-day

    Day 1: Transfer from Lisbon airport/train station/hotel to Évora.

    Check-in, private briefing and bike fita at your hotel, Mar D’ar Aqueduct Hotel & SPA ( Premium option) or Mar D’ar Muralhas. Free day to visit Évora’s city Center ( walking tour included in the Premium option). Night in Mar D’ar Aqueduto ( Premium option) or Mar D’ar Muralhas

    Lunch and Dinner at selected restaurants included in the Premium option

    Day 2: Évora loop to Arraiolos or Almendres Cromelech ( 35km to 60km) or optional rest day

    Breakfast at your hotel. Start of today’s loop ride, towards the fortified village of Arraiolos, to get to know it’s castle and textile traditions ( 45km). Optionally, visit the Almendres Cromelech, a 6000 year old menhir site, on a 38km loop. Visit to Cartuxa winery for wine tasting, at late afternoon ( included in the Premium option).

    Night in Mar D’ar Aqueduto ( Premium option) or Mar D’ar Muralhas

    Dinner included in the Premium option

    Day 3: Évora - Monsaraz: 63km ( or optional transfer for a shorter ride by Monsaraz)

    Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Start of the ride, by some of the quietest roads of this region, through Montoito village and endless vineyards and farmland almost to the edge of the Reguengos, home of Herdade do Esporão, one of the iconic wine and olive oil producers in Alentejo. On arrival to Monsaraz, check in at the hotel São Lourenço do Barrocal, a former “Herdade” now converted into a charming luxury hotel ( included in the “Premium” option) or Horta da Moura, a 4 star rural resort, both near the fortified village of Monsaraz. Relax at your hotel for the rest of the Day and take your time to gaze at the starts in the Sky, parto f the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve.

    Night in São Lourenço do Barrocal ( Premium option) or Horta da Moura

    Dinner included in the Premium option

    Day 4: Monsaraz loop - Reguengos and Esporão ride ( 35km to 60km) or optional rest day

    Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the ride, towards Herdade do Esporão, to visit the vineyards – visit and learn how the wine is produced, from grape to bottle, and then sample it on a wine tasting ( included in the Premium option). Ride back to your hotel and take a late afternoon hike to the top of Monsaraz village to enjoy the sunset before heading to a restaurant to taste the local gastronomy.

    Night in São Lourenço do Barrocal ( Premium option) or Horta da Moura

    Dinner included in the Premium option

    Day 5: Monsaraz – Vila Viçosa (45km)

    Breakfast and check-out of your hotel. Start of the ride, going North, towards Vila Viçosa, in the heart of the marble region of the Alentejo. Riding by the Alentejo backroads, you’ll ride along the Alqueva, marble quarries until you reach Vila Viçosa’s quaint Center, where your hotel is located: Marmoris hotel, built around the marble theme ( included in the Premium option) or Pousada Vila Viçosa.

    Night in Marmoris ( Premium option) or Pousada de Vila Viçosa

    Dinner included in the Premium option

    Day 6: Vila Viçosa loop to Estremoz (45 to 60km) or optional rest day

    Breakfast at yout hotel. Start of the ride, going North, towards the quaint village of Borba, alongside the marble quarries, until you reach the fortified city of Estremoz. From Estremoz, visit Dona Maria vineyards ( included in the Premium option) after lunch in Estremoz’s city Center. Ride back to Vila Viçosa by the backroads, or by climbing to Serra D’Ossa, a beautiful Sierra with some great climbs and descents.

    Night in Marmoris ( Premium option) or Pousada de Vila Viçosa

    Dinner included in the Premium option

    Day 7: Transfer to Lisbon

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  • Dates and Prices

    Dates Self-guided Guided Premium more info
    2018-03-18 139021903150
    2018-05-27 149022903250
    2018-07-01 149022903250
    2018-09-23 149022903250
    Bike touring in Alentejo wine country

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    Prices:

    1390€ per person in the self-guided experience of 7 days;

    2190€ per person in the guided experience of 7 days;

    3150€ per person in the premium experience of 7 days;

    Single supplement - 500€

    E-bike supplement - 100€

    Premium hotel upgrade supplement ( available in "guided" or "self-guided" options) - 300€

    High season supplement - 100€

    Included:

    - Transfer from the airport/hotel to the beggining of the tour;

    - Daily guided tours by experienced local cyclists, always adapted to your pace;**

    - 6 nights in charm 4 star hotels (5 star)*, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included;

    - Lunches and dinners at handpicked restaurants;*

    - Nutrition and hydration by Zipvit during our rides;**

    - Entrance in museums, wineries and other selected experiences;*

    - Rental of a Road bicycle or Touring bike (Scott Addict 20 or Scott Aspect 930), GPS and helmet;

    - Support vehicle and mechanical support throughout all the rides;**

    - Luggage transportation between hotels;

    - Personal Accidents Insurance during our tour;

    - Live Love Ride jersey**, cap and bib shorts*

    - Wine tasting and visit to cellars*

    - Boat tour in the Alqueva*

     

    * - Premium option only

    ** - Guided and Premium option only

     

    Not Included:

    - Meals, except when specified (optional);

    - Personal expenses

    - Flights;

    - Gratuities (optional);

    Add-ons:

    Half-Board (self guided and guided option only):

    Dinner at the hotel (6 meals): 210€, drinks not included

    Extra nights:

    Extra night in Lisbon or Évora before or after this tour - on demand;

    Other discounts:

    Non cyclists - 20% discount;

    Children up to 10 years old - 35% discount;

    Children from 11 to 14 years old - 25% discount;

    Children from 15 to 17 years old - 20% discount;

  • What's included?

    Self-guided Guided Premium
    Duration 7 days / 6 nights 7 days / 6 nights 7 days / 6 nights
    Tour Start Lisbon airport, Portugal Lisbon airport, Portugal Lisbon airport, Portugal
    Tour End Lisbon airport, Portugal Lisbon airport, Portugal Lisbon airport, Portugal
    Difficulty Beginner to Intermmediate Beginner to Intermmediate Beginner to Intermmediate
    Daily Km 30 to 60km 30 to 60km 30 to 60km
    Terrain type Flat, undulating terrain Flat, undulating terrain Flat, undulating terrain
    Bike type Hybrid or E-bike Hybrid or E-bike Hybrid or E-bike
    Altimetry 400m to 600m 400m to 600m 400m to 600m
    Group size Minimum of 2 people 4 to 12 people 4 to 12 people
    Availability Available everyday, on demand Join an open date Join an open date
    Private tour option Available everyday, on demand Available for a minimum of 4 guests Available for a minimum of 4 guests
    Hotel type 4 star, charm hotels 4 star, charm hotels Upgrade to 5 star hotels
    Acommodation Shared double or twin room, breakfast included Shared double or twin room, breakfast included Shared double or twin room, breakfast included
    Luggage transfer Included, between hotels Included, between hotels Included, between hotels
    Passenger transfer From airport to start/end of the ride Included, at all times Included, at all times
    Guidance type Not guided Guide riding with the group Guide riding with the group
    Vehicle Support No vehicle support Vehicle support included Vehicle support included
    Nutrition and hydration Not included Included, during the rides Included, during the rides
    Bike and gear rental Scott Bike, Helmet and Garmin GPS included for navigation Scott Bike, Helmet and Garmin GPS included for navigation Scott Bike, Helmet and Garmin GPS included for navigation
    Meals Breakfasts included Breakfasts included Breakfast, Lunch and dinners all included
    Other experiences Not included Not included Visits to 3 wine cellars with wine tastings;
    Equipment Not included Live Love Ride jersey included Live Love Ride jersey, bib shorts and cap included
    Rider Insurance Included during the ride, for accidents Included during the ride, for accidents Included during the ride, for accidents
    Per non-cyclist 20% Not available 20%
    Children up to 10 y/old 35% 35% 35%
    Children from 11 to 14 y/old 20% 20% 20%
    Children from 15 to 17y/old 15% 15% 15%
    High-season supplement 100EUR 100EUR 100EUR
    E-bike supplement 100EUR 100EUR 100EUR
    Premium Hotel supplement 350EUR 350EUR 350EUR
CharmCulturalFamilyGourmetGroupHistoricalLeisure tripsWine country

This is a 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.

After a transfer from Lisbon, your tour starts in Évora, capital of Alentejo, being received by our guides for a private briefing and bike fit that will take place at your hotel, placed inside the fortified walls of the Évora city center, UNESCO world heritage site. For the following days, you'll be riding by the backroads of Alentejo, visiting the monuments of the region like the Almendres Cromlech or the Diana temple, tasting the beautiful wines of Cartuxa and Esporão and enjoying the rural landscape of the Alentejo "Montado". After exploring Évora in a series of loop rides that can take you as far or as little as you wish, you'll ride towards Monsaraz, to explore the margins of the Alqueva Lake and the fortified village atop the lake. From your hotel in Monsaraz, you can choose to explore the region's vineyards in several loop rides. Leaving Monsaraz, you'll ride north, towards Vila Viçosa, in te middle of the marble region, to explore the marble quarries, Ducal Palace and castle and, in a series of loop rides from your hotel, ride up to Estremoz, Serra D'Ossa, Borba, and more. After a weeklong of riding and experiencing the wine country of Alentejo, get transfered back to Lisbon.

 

 

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Day 1: Transfer from Lisbon airport/train station/hotel to Évora.

Check-in, private briefing and bike fita at your hotel, Mar D’ar Aqueduct Hotel & SPA ( Premium option) or Mar D’ar Muralhas. Free day to visit Évora’s city Center ( walking tour included in the Premium option). Night in Mar D’ar Aqueduto ( Premium option) or Mar D’ar Muralhas

Lunch and Dinner at selected restaurants included in the Premium option

Day 2: Évora loop to Arraiolos or Almendres Cromelech ( 35km to 60km) or optional rest day

Breakfast at your hotel. Start of today’s loop ride, towards the fortified village of Arraiolos, to get to know it’s castle and textile traditions ( 45km). Optionally, visit the Almendres Cromelech, a 6000 year old menhir site, on a 38km loop. Visit to Cartuxa winery for wine tasting, at late afternoon ( included in the Premium option).

Night in Mar D’ar Aqueduto ( Premium option) or Mar D’ar Muralhas

Dinner included in the Premium option

Day 3: Évora - Monsaraz: 63km ( or optional transfer for a shorter ride by Monsaraz)

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Start of the ride, by some of the quietest roads of this region, through Montoito village and endless vineyards and farmland almost to the edge of the Reguengos, home of Herdade do Esporão, one of the iconic wine and olive oil producers in Alentejo. On arrival to Monsaraz, check in at the hotel São Lourenço do Barrocal, a former “Herdade” now converted into a charming luxury hotel ( included in the “Premium” option) or Horta da Moura, a 4 star rural resort, both near the fortified village of Monsaraz. Relax at your hotel for the rest of the Day and take your time to gaze at the starts in the Sky, parto f the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve.

Night in São Lourenço do Barrocal ( Premium option) or Horta da Moura

Dinner included in the Premium option

Day 4: Monsaraz loop - Reguengos and Esporão ride ( 35km to 60km) or optional rest day

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the ride, towards Herdade do Esporão, to visit the vineyards – visit and learn how the wine is produced, from grape to bottle, and then sample it on a wine tasting ( included in the Premium option). Ride back to your hotel and take a late afternoon hike to the top of Monsaraz village to enjoy the sunset before heading to a restaurant to taste the local gastronomy.

Night in São Lourenço do Barrocal ( Premium option) or Horta da Moura

Dinner included in the Premium option

Day 5: Monsaraz – Vila Viçosa (45km)

Breakfast and check-out of your hotel. Start of the ride, going North, towards Vila Viçosa, in the heart of the marble region of the Alentejo. Riding by the Alentejo backroads, you’ll ride along the Alqueva, marble quarries until you reach Vila Viçosa’s quaint Center, where your hotel is located: Marmoris hotel, built around the marble theme ( included in the Premium option) or Pousada Vila Viçosa.

Night in Marmoris ( Premium option) or Pousada de Vila Viçosa

Dinner included in the Premium option

Day 6: Vila Viçosa loop to Estremoz (45 to 60km) or optional rest day

Breakfast at yout hotel. Start of the ride, going North, towards the quaint village of Borba, alongside the marble quarries, until you reach the fortified city of Estremoz. From Estremoz, visit Dona Maria vineyards ( included in the Premium option) after lunch in Estremoz’s city Center. Ride back to Vila Viçosa by the backroads, or by climbing to Serra D’Ossa, a beautiful Sierra with some great climbs and descents.

Night in Marmoris ( Premium option) or Pousada de Vila Viçosa

Dinner included in the Premium option

Day 7: Transfer to Lisbon

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Dates Self-guided Guided Premium more info
2018-03-18 139021903150
2018-05-27 149022903250
2018-07-01 149022903250
2018-09-23 149022903250
Bike touring in Alentejo wine country

Contact us

Prices:

1390€ per person in the self-guided experience of 7 days;

2190€ per person in the guided experience of 7 days;

3150€ per person in the premium experience of 7 days;

Single supplement - 500€

E-bike supplement - 100€

Premium hotel upgrade supplement ( available in "guided" or "self-guided" options) - 300€

High season supplement - 100€

Included:

- Transfer from the airport/hotel to the beggining of the tour;

- Daily guided tours by experienced local cyclists, always adapted to your pace;**

- 6 nights in charm 4 star hotels (5 star)*, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included;

- Lunches and dinners at handpicked restaurants;*

- Nutrition and hydration by Zipvit during our rides;**

- Entrance in museums, wineries and other selected experiences;*

- Rental of a Road bicycle or Touring bike (Scott Addict 20 or Scott Aspect 930), GPS and helmet;

- Support vehicle and mechanical support throughout all the rides;**

- Luggage transportation between hotels;

- Personal Accidents Insurance during our tour;

- Live Love Ride jersey**, cap and bib shorts*

- Wine tasting and visit to cellars*

- Boat tour in the Alqueva*

 

* - Premium option only

** - Guided and Premium option only

 

Not Included:

- Meals, except when specified (optional);

- Personal expenses

- Flights;

- Gratuities (optional);

Add-ons:

Half-Board (self guided and guided option only):

Dinner at the hotel (6 meals): 210€, drinks not included

Extra nights:

Extra night in Lisbon or Évora before or after this tour - on demand;

Other discounts:

Non cyclists - 20% discount;

Children up to 10 years old - 35% discount;

Children from 11 to 14 years old - 25% discount;

Children from 15 to 17 years old - 20% discount;

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Self-guided Guided Premium
Duration 7 days / 6 nights 7 days / 6 nights 7 days / 6 nights
Tour Start Lisbon airport, Portugal Lisbon airport, Portugal Lisbon airport, Portugal
Tour End Lisbon airport, Portugal Lisbon airport, Portugal Lisbon airport, Portugal
Difficulty Beginner to Intermmediate Beginner to Intermmediate Beginner to Intermmediate
Daily Km 30 to 60km 30 to 60km 30 to 60km
Terrain type Flat, undulating terrain Flat, undulating terrain Flat, undulating terrain
Bike type Hybrid or E-bike Hybrid or E-bike Hybrid or E-bike
Altimetry 400m to 600m 400m to 600m 400m to 600m
Group size Minimum of 2 people 4 to 12 people 4 to 12 people
Availability Available everyday, on demand Join an open date Join an open date
Private tour option Available everyday, on demand Available for a minimum of 4 guests Available for a minimum of 4 guests
Hotel type 4 star, charm hotels 4 star, charm hotels Upgrade to 5 star hotels
Acommodation Shared double or twin room, breakfast included Shared double or twin room, breakfast included Shared double or twin room, breakfast included
Luggage transfer Included, between hotels Included, between hotels Included, between hotels
Passenger transfer From airport to start/end of the ride Included, at all times Included, at all times
Guidance type Not guided Guide riding with the group Guide riding with the group
Vehicle Support No vehicle support Vehicle support included Vehicle support included
Nutrition and hydration Not included Included, during the rides Included, during the rides
Bike and gear rental Scott Bike, Helmet and Garmin GPS included for navigation Scott Bike, Helmet and Garmin GPS included for navigation Scott Bike, Helmet and Garmin GPS included for navigation
Meals Breakfasts included Breakfasts included Breakfast, Lunch and dinners all included
Other experiences Not included Not included Visits to 3 wine cellars with wine tastings;
Equipment Not included Live Love Ride jersey included Live Love Ride jersey, bib shorts and cap included
Rider Insurance Included during the ride, for accidents Included during the ride, for accidents Included during the ride, for accidents
Per non-cyclist 20% Not available 20%
Children up to 10 y/old 35% 35% 35%
Children from 11 to 14 y/old 20% 20% 20%
Children from 15 to 17y/old 15% 15% 15%
High-season supplement 100EUR 100EUR 100EUR
E-bike supplement 100EUR 100EUR 100EUR
Premium Hotel supplement 350EUR 350EUR 350EUR

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