Bike touring in Douro Wine Country

Bike touring in the Douro Valley – Cycling in the first demarcated wine region of the world.

Duration
7 days
6 nights
Dates
May-Sep
Sunday to Saturday
Altimetry
500 › 1000 m
Daily average
Distance
45 › 60 km
Daily average
Rider type
Level 2
Caffe Racer
Bike type
Hybrid, Road or E-bike
It's your choice!
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  • Highlights

    Big outdoors Boat ride Charm Cultural Gourmet Group Historical Mountain Range Premium Road Leisure trips Wine country

    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 sheer history of this region, starting in Porto, one of the oldest city centres in Europe, settled in the 4th century during the roman occupation when it was named Portus Cale, to the UNESCO world heritage “socalcos”, that hold the wine farms on the steep hills of the Douro river, and to its own unique traditions, architecture, port wines and cellars.

    - The beautiful landscapes and vantage points over the Douro River, also a UNESCO world heritage, with its trademark "socalcos" or terraced vineyards; Visit the authentic and picturesque wine villages of Peso da Régua, Pinhão, Provesende, all close or on the riverbank of the Douro “expressway” and were historically focused on the commerce and transportation of the grapes and the wine, to and from Porto, in the traditional “Rabelo” boats that docked in their ports.

    - Taste all the different wines of the Douro wine country, from the world famous and acclaimed vintage Port wines, which were recently nominated 2014’s best wines in the world to the prized red and white Douro wines. Experience the wine production system: help the farmers stomp the grapes in traditional fashion, visit the farms and the wineries and observe as the “Rabelo” boats carry the wine towards the city of Porto. Indulge in the local gastronomy, always varied and tasty, whether in Michelin starred restaurants or local “tascas”. Meat lovers won’t forget the “Posta Mirandesa” or the oven baked and smoked meats.

  • Day-to-day

    DAY-TO-DAY INFO

    Day 1: Transfer to Provesende

    Pick-up at the airport/train station in Porto. At the scheduled time, transfer to Provesende, a wine village in the heart of the demarcated wine region of the Douro (around 1h30m drive). Bike fit, private briefing and check-in at your hotel, “Morgadio da Calçada”, a XVth century manor house now converted into a charm hotel (included in the premium option) or the familiar “Quinta das Manhãs do Douro”, both located in a picturesque village overlooking the Pinhão river. Optional ride towards São Martinho da Anta, or enjoy your day relaxing or walking in some of the trails of this village.

    Hotel: Quinta Manhãs do Douro or Morgadio da Calçada (premium option)

    Dinner included in the premium option

    Day 2: Provesende – Ferrão – Pinhão - Provesende (25 to 65km – 300 to 1100m elevation gain) (or optional rest or walking day)

    Breakfast at the hotel.Start of your ride towards Sabrosa (birthplace of Portuguese Navigator Ferdinand Magellans), and then towards São Martinho das Antas, to observe the megalithical monuments and views over the Alvão and Marão Sierras. From then on, it’s downward to the Douro, to Gouvinhas and Quinta do Crasto where you can stop to have lunch and a wine tasting (included in the premium option) in this amazing winery with commanding views over the Douro river. Head on to Ferrão for a shorter option, catching the scenic Douro train, or ride on to Pinhão, where you can get a lift back up to Provesende, or if your are feeling well, tackle the beautiful climb up to Provesende, overlooking the Pinhão river. If you prefer, take the day off the bike to relax and visit Provesende and explore one of the walking trails of the region, leading you to Pinhão and back.

    Hotel: Quinta Manhãs do Douro or Morgadio da Calçada (premium option)

    Dinner included in the premium option 

    Day 3: Provesende –Favaios – Pinhão (54km, 600m of elevation gain)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Start your ride going north, towards Sabrosa and then to Parada do Pinhão, on a beautiful plateau overlooking Pinhão river. Turn east, towards Favaios, for a quick pitstop to taste the famous local fortified wine (ask for a “Favaíto” with your espresso) and then turn south towards Pinhão, on one of the most epic descents of the region. Reaching Pinhão, check in at “The Vintage House” Douro (included in the premium option), a 5 star scenic hotel by the riverside in the center of Pinhão or at the charming Quinta de La Rosa, on the famous “Vale do Inferno”.

    Hotel: Quinta de La Rosa or Vintage House Douro (premium option)

    Dinner included in the premium option

    Day 4: Pinhão – Casal de Loivos – Alijó – Foz do Tua – Pinhão (or optional rest day)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Start riding north, on a steep uphill towards “Casal de Loivos”, a viewpoint overlooking the Douro river on a small village that’s really worth the climb! Keep riding east, towards Alijó, and then descend back to the Tua river. When the Tua meets the Douro, there are some nice lunch options, after which you can choose to ride back to Pinhão or even catch the scenic Douro train or boat (included in the premium option) back to Pinhão.

    Hotel: Quinta de La Rosa or Vintage House Douro (premium option)

    Dinner included in the premium option                 

    Day 5: Pinhão – Tabuaço – Peso da Régua (optional ride 35-55km and 800m of elevation gain)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the ride by the N222. This is a flat stretch of road that connects the 2 riverside villages of Régua and Pinhão. You’ll be able to cruise along the river enjoying the scenery and getting yourself acquainted with this wine region. We’ll turn left to climb towards Tabuaço along the Távora River, checking the amazing views over the vineyards. Stop in Tabuaço to visit this small village, old city centre and start descending towards Adorigo and the river. Ride back to your hotel in Régua, Quinta da Pacheca (included in the premium option), a restored manor house with beautiful vineyards or “Casa do Relógio do Sol”.

    Hotel: Casa do Relógio do Sol or Quinta da Pacheca ( premium option)

    Dinner included in the premium option       

    Day 6: Régua – Lamego – Régua (or optional rest day or walking day)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Ride to Lamego, a city connected to the birth of the nation and where Afonso Henriques we declared by the noblemen of the land as the first king of Portugal. At the top of the hill and commanding over the town is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remédios, with its majestic staircase connecting to the city centre. In the afternoon, you can visit Quinta da Pacheca wine farm and wine cellar and taste some of their best Port, red and white wines (included in the premium option).

    Hotel: Casa do Relógio do Sol or Quinta da Pacheca (included in the premium option)?

    Dinner included in the premium option

    Day 7: Free day – Transfer to Porto – End of tour

    Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and, at the scheduled time, private transfer to Porto Airport/ train station. End of tour.

     

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  • Dates and Prices

    Dates Self-guided Guided Premium more info
    2018-05-13 1390EUR2190EUR3150EUR
    2018-09-09 149022903250
    Bike touring in Douro 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€

    "Premium hotels" supplement (available only on the "self-guided" or "guided" options)

    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 (Scott Addict 20) or Touring bike (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 Douro*

     

    * - 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 Porto, Pinhão or Marialva before or after this tour - on demand;

    Discounts:

    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;*

    * - When sharing the room with their parents

    Private and Customized cycling tours and dates

    If you have a group and want to make this a private bike tour, or want to schedule a different date than the ones listed above, we are available to customize this and other bycling experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us at ricardo.costa@liveloveride.pt for more information.

    Additional information:

    All prices include VAT and may be subject to change. The information in this program is valid up to 31/12/2018, and may suffer additional changes, due to the availability of the hotels and activities listed in the program. Does not dispense confirmation of this information by Live love Ride.

  • What's included?

    Self-guided Guided Premium
    Duration 7 days / 6 nights 7 days / 6 nights 7 days / 6 nights
    Tour Start Porto airport Porto airport Porto airport
    Tour End Porto airport Porto airport Porto airport
    Difficulty Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate
    Daily Km 45 to 60km 45 to 60km 45 to 60km
    Terrain type Hilly Hilly Hilly
    Bike type Hybrid, Road or E-bike Hybrid, Road or E-bike Hybrid, Road or E-bike
    Altimetry 500 to 1000m 500 to 1000m 500 to 1000m
    Group size Minimum of 2 guests 4 to 12 guests 4 to 12 guests
    Availability Available every day, on demand Join an open date Join an open date
    Private tour option Available every day, on demand Available, for a minimum of 4 guests Available, for a minimum of 4 guests
    Hotel type All nights in 4 star or charm hotels All nights in 4 star or charm hotels Upgrade on all nights to 5 star or charm hotels
    Acommodation Shared double or twin room Shared double or twin room Shared double or twin room
    Luggage transfer Daily, between hotels Daily, between hotels Daily, between hotels
    Passenger transfer From airport to start/end of the ride From airport to start/end of the ride From airport to start/end of the ride
    Guidance type Not guided Guide riding with the group Guide riding with the group
    Vehicle Support Not available Vehicle support van during the rides Vehicle support van during the rides
    Nutrition and hydration Not included Included, for ride support Included, for ride support
    Bike and gear rental Scott bike, Scott Helmet and Garmin GPS for navigation Scott bike, Scott Helmet and Garmin GPS for navigation Scott bike, Scott Helmet and Garmin GPS for navigation
    Meals Breakfast at hotels included Breakfast at hotels included Breakfast, all lunches and dinners
    Other experiences Not included Not included Boat ride in the Douro, 2 wine tasting experiences
    Equipment Not included Live Love Ride jersey included Live Love Ride jersey, bib shorts and cycling cap included
    Rider Insurance Included for accidents during the ride Included for accidents during the ride Included for accidents during the ride
    Per non-cyclist Not available 20% discount 20% discount
    Children up to 10 y/old 35% 35% 35%
    Children from 11 to 14 y/old 25% 25% 25%
    Children from 15 to 17y/old 20% 20% 20%
    High-season supplement 100EUR 100EUR 100EUR
    E-bike supplement 100EUR 100 EUR 100 EUR

Bike touring in the Douro Valley – Cycling in the first demarcated wine region of the world.

Big outdoorsBoat rideCharmCulturalGourmetGroupHistoricalMountain RangePremiumRoadLeisure tripsWine country

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 sheer history of this region, starting in Porto, one of the oldest city centres in Europe, settled in the 4th century during the roman occupation when it was named Portus Cale, to the UNESCO world heritage “socalcos”, that hold the wine farms on the steep hills of the Douro river, and to its own unique traditions, architecture, port wines and cellars.

- The beautiful landscapes and vantage points over the Douro River, also a UNESCO world heritage, with its trademark "socalcos" or terraced vineyards; Visit the authentic and picturesque wine villages of Peso da Régua, Pinhão, Provesende, all close or on the riverbank of the Douro “expressway” and were historically focused on the commerce and transportation of the grapes and the wine, to and from Porto, in the traditional “Rabelo” boats that docked in their ports.

- Taste all the different wines of the Douro wine country, from the world famous and acclaimed vintage Port wines, which were recently nominated 2014’s best wines in the world to the prized red and white Douro wines. Experience the wine production system: help the farmers stomp the grapes in traditional fashion, visit the farms and the wineries and observe as the “Rabelo” boats carry the wine towards the city of Porto. Indulge in the local gastronomy, always varied and tasty, whether in Michelin starred restaurants or local “tascas”. Meat lovers won’t forget the “Posta Mirandesa” or the oven baked and smoked meats.

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DAY-TO-DAY INFO

Day 1: Transfer to Provesende

Pick-up at the airport/train station in Porto. At the scheduled time, transfer to Provesende, a wine village in the heart of the demarcated wine region of the Douro (around 1h30m drive). Bike fit, private briefing and check-in at your hotel, “Morgadio da Calçada”, a XVth century manor house now converted into a charm hotel (included in the premium option) or the familiar “Quinta das Manhãs do Douro”, both located in a picturesque village overlooking the Pinhão river. Optional ride towards São Martinho da Anta, or enjoy your day relaxing or walking in some of the trails of this village.

Hotel: Quinta Manhãs do Douro or Morgadio da Calçada (premium option)

Dinner included in the premium option

Day 2: Provesende – Ferrão – Pinhão - Provesende (25 to 65km – 300 to 1100m elevation gain) (or optional rest or walking day)

Breakfast at the hotel.Start of your ride towards Sabrosa (birthplace of Portuguese Navigator Ferdinand Magellans), and then towards São Martinho das Antas, to observe the megalithical monuments and views over the Alvão and Marão Sierras. From then on, it’s downward to the Douro, to Gouvinhas and Quinta do Crasto where you can stop to have lunch and a wine tasting (included in the premium option) in this amazing winery with commanding views over the Douro river. Head on to Ferrão for a shorter option, catching the scenic Douro train, or ride on to Pinhão, where you can get a lift back up to Provesende, or if your are feeling well, tackle the beautiful climb up to Provesende, overlooking the Pinhão river. If you prefer, take the day off the bike to relax and visit Provesende and explore one of the walking trails of the region, leading you to Pinhão and back.

Hotel: Quinta Manhãs do Douro or Morgadio da Calçada (premium option)

Dinner included in the premium option 

Day 3: Provesende –Favaios – Pinhão (54km, 600m of elevation gain)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start your ride going north, towards Sabrosa and then to Parada do Pinhão, on a beautiful plateau overlooking Pinhão river. Turn east, towards Favaios, for a quick pitstop to taste the famous local fortified wine (ask for a “Favaíto” with your espresso) and then turn south towards Pinhão, on one of the most epic descents of the region. Reaching Pinhão, check in at “The Vintage House” Douro (included in the premium option), a 5 star scenic hotel by the riverside in the center of Pinhão or at the charming Quinta de La Rosa, on the famous “Vale do Inferno”.

Hotel: Quinta de La Rosa or Vintage House Douro (premium option)

Dinner included in the premium option

Day 4: Pinhão – Casal de Loivos – Alijó – Foz do Tua – Pinhão (or optional rest day)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start riding north, on a steep uphill towards “Casal de Loivos”, a viewpoint overlooking the Douro river on a small village that’s really worth the climb! Keep riding east, towards Alijó, and then descend back to the Tua river. When the Tua meets the Douro, there are some nice lunch options, after which you can choose to ride back to Pinhão or even catch the scenic Douro train or boat (included in the premium option) back to Pinhão.

Hotel: Quinta de La Rosa or Vintage House Douro (premium option)

Dinner included in the premium option                 

Day 5: Pinhão – Tabuaço – Peso da Régua (optional ride 35-55km and 800m of elevation gain)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the ride by the N222. This is a flat stretch of road that connects the 2 riverside villages of Régua and Pinhão. You’ll be able to cruise along the river enjoying the scenery and getting yourself acquainted with this wine region. We’ll turn left to climb towards Tabuaço along the Távora River, checking the amazing views over the vineyards. Stop in Tabuaço to visit this small village, old city centre and start descending towards Adorigo and the river. Ride back to your hotel in Régua, Quinta da Pacheca (included in the premium option), a restored manor house with beautiful vineyards or “Casa do Relógio do Sol”.

Hotel: Casa do Relógio do Sol or Quinta da Pacheca ( premium option)

Dinner included in the premium option       

Day 6: Régua – Lamego – Régua (or optional rest day or walking day)

Breakfast at the hotel. Ride to Lamego, a city connected to the birth of the nation and where Afonso Henriques we declared by the noblemen of the land as the first king of Portugal. At the top of the hill and commanding over the town is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remédios, with its majestic staircase connecting to the city centre. In the afternoon, you can visit Quinta da Pacheca wine farm and wine cellar and taste some of their best Port, red and white wines (included in the premium option).

Hotel: Casa do Relógio do Sol or Quinta da Pacheca (included in the premium option)?

Dinner included in the premium option

Day 7: Free day – Transfer to Porto – End of tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and, at the scheduled time, private transfer to Porto Airport/ train station. End of tour.

 

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Dates Self-guided Guided Premium more info
2018-05-13 1390EUR2190EUR3150EUR
2018-09-09 149022903250
Bike touring in Douro 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€

"Premium hotels" supplement (available only on the "self-guided" or "guided" options)

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 (Scott Addict 20) or Touring bike (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 Douro*

 

* - 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 Porto, Pinhão or Marialva before or after this tour - on demand;

Discounts:

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;*

* - When sharing the room with their parents

Private and Customized cycling tours and dates

If you have a group and want to make this a private bike tour, or want to schedule a different date than the ones listed above, we are available to customize this and other bycling experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us at ricardo.costa@liveloveride.pt for more information.

Additional information:

All prices include VAT and may be subject to change. The information in this program is valid up to 31/12/2018, and may suffer additional changes, due to the availability of the hotels and activities listed in the program. Does not dispense confirmation of this information by Live love Ride.

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Self-guided Guided Premium
Duration 7 days / 6 nights 7 days / 6 nights 7 days / 6 nights
Tour Start Porto airport Porto airport Porto airport
Tour End Porto airport Porto airport Porto airport
Difficulty Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate
Daily Km 45 to 60km 45 to 60km 45 to 60km
Terrain type Hilly Hilly Hilly
Bike type Hybrid, Road or E-bike Hybrid, Road or E-bike Hybrid, Road or E-bike
Altimetry 500 to 1000m 500 to 1000m 500 to 1000m
Group size Minimum of 2 guests 4 to 12 guests 4 to 12 guests
Availability Available every day, on demand Join an open date Join an open date
Private tour option Available every day, on demand Available, for a minimum of 4 guests Available, for a minimum of 4 guests
Hotel type All nights in 4 star or charm hotels All nights in 4 star or charm hotels Upgrade on all nights to 5 star or charm hotels
Acommodation Shared double or twin room Shared double or twin room Shared double or twin room
Luggage transfer Daily, between hotels Daily, between hotels Daily, between hotels
Passenger transfer From airport to start/end of the ride From airport to start/end of the ride From airport to start/end of the ride
Guidance type Not guided Guide riding with the group Guide riding with the group
Vehicle Support Not available Vehicle support van during the rides Vehicle support van during the rides
Nutrition and hydration Not included Included, for ride support Included, for ride support
Bike and gear rental Scott bike, Scott Helmet and Garmin GPS for navigation Scott bike, Scott Helmet and Garmin GPS for navigation Scott bike, Scott Helmet and Garmin GPS for navigation
Meals Breakfast at hotels included Breakfast at hotels included Breakfast, all lunches and dinners
Other experiences Not included Not included Boat ride in the Douro, 2 wine tasting experiences
Equipment Not included Live Love Ride jersey included Live Love Ride jersey, bib shorts and cycling cap included
Rider Insurance Included for accidents during the ride Included for accidents during the ride Included for accidents during the ride
Per non-cyclist Not available 20% discount 20% discount
Children up to 10 y/old 35% 35% 35%
Children from 11 to 14 y/old 25% 25% 25%
Children from 15 to 17y/old 20% 20% 20%
High-season supplement 100EUR 100EUR 100EUR
E-bike supplement 100EUR 100 EUR 100 EUR

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