Douro Granfondo Cycle Sportive

Join us at the Douro Granfondo, the biggest cycle sportive in Portugal and ride by the Douro Valley and River in this amazing cycling camp.

Duration
3 to 5 days
2 to 4 nights
Dates
Apr-May
Wednesday to Sunday
Altimetry
2100 › 3200 m
Daily average
Distance
112 › 162 km
Daily average
Rider type
Level 2 › 3
Caffe Racer to Expert
Bike type
Road Bike
It's your choice!
  • Douro granfondo cycling group /
  • Douro Granfondo - Road cycling by the Douro  /
  • Douro Granfondo - Animation during the douro granfondo /
  • Douro Granfondo - Road cycling in the Douro granfondo /
  • Douro Granfondo  -Quinta do Vallado /
  • Douro Granfondo  -Quinta do Vallado /
  • Douro Granfondo  -Quinta do Vallado /

Ride location

Douro Granfondo Cycle Sportive map

Type of Terrain: Mixed. A good mixture between the typical wine country landscape of the Douro and the rough nature and car-free roads of the Douro International park.

Hilly stages: Long climbs to the vantage points alongside the river, they're great challenges for those who wish to push themselves a little harder;

Descents: Beautiful descents towards the big dams across the river and in the Douro International park but not technically difficult.

  • Highlights

    Big outdoors Boat ride Charm Cultural Gourmet Group Historical Mountain Range Premium Road Special Edition Wine country

    / Take part in the Love Tiles Douro Granfondo or Mediofondo cycle sportive and ride Portugal’s biggest road cycling event;

    / Enjoy the Pro treatment in this amateur competition with access to private briefing, post race massage, mechanical assistance, transfers to/and from hotels and ground support for a perfect race;

    / Accommodation in a charming wine hotel near the start of the race, the fabulous Quinta do Vallado, with breakfast included, and where you’ll get to visit the wine cellars and taste amazing wines from the Douro;

    / Get to know this amazing region and enjoy other great bike rides in the Douro, as well as other experiences to enrich your stay, like wine tastings, visit to wine farms or boat rides in the Douro valley;

    This is a three day experience for those who want to ride one of the most iconic wine countries in the world, the Douro valley, alongside more than 2000 participants in Portugal’s biggest amateur road cycling event, the Douro granfondo! Choose between the Medio or Granfondo according to your experience and enjoy a great cycling weekend with guided bike tours in the region, wine tasting experiences and excellent accommodation in one of the Douro’s most charming wine hotels, Quinta do Vallado. Enjoy your race with Pro like amenities: guaranteed registration, post race massage, private briefing before the ride and mechanical assistance at all times.

    Choose between the Douro Granfondo, with 162km and 3220m total climbing:


    Choose to ride the Douro MedioFondo, with 112km and 2150m total climbing:

    Or, choose the Douro MiniFondo and ride 58km, 803m total climbing:

    douro minifondo

     

     

  • Day-to-day

    DAY-TO-DAY INFO:

    Day 1, Friday, 05th of May: Arrival in Peso da Régua

    Transfer from Porto airport to Peso da Régua, Douro ( included in the "premium" option). Arrival at Quinta do Vallado. Rental bikes will be fitted during the afternoon and mechanics will setup the guests’ own bikes. Free day to visit Régua or optional guided bike tour by the Douro valley. Porto de Honra, followed by Dinner at Quinta do Vallado.

    Hotel: Quinta do Vallado

    Day 2, Saturday, 06th of May: Douro Granfondo Cycling camp: Peso da Régua, guided road bike tour, wine tasting and visit to vineyard.

    Breakfast at the hotel.  Guided road bike ride in the Douro region during the morning, starting from the hotel, to visit some of the most amazing viewpoints in the area of Tabuaço and Adorigo. In the afternoon, visit to a local vineyard with wine tasting experience ( included in the premium option). Dinner at Quinta do Vallado and debrief of the Douro Granfondo.

    Day 3, Sunday, 07th of May: Race day

    Breakfast at the hotel and checkout. Ride/transfer to the start of the race venue. After race, enjoy the pasta party at the event and ride/transfer back to the hotel. Transfer back to Porto airport ( included in the "premium" option).

    EXTENDED STAY IN Porto/Peso da Régua: On Demand

    Extend your stay in Porto or Peso da Régua for an extra day before or after this trip.

    Receive this ride day-to-day itinerary on your e-mail

  • Dates and Prices

    Dates 3 DAY GUIDED EXPERIENCE 3 DAY PREMIUM EXPERIENCE more info
    Douro Granfondo Cycle Sportive

    Contact us

    Prices:

    480€ per person - 3 day "guided" experience;

    645€ per person - 3 day "premium" experience;

    Included:

    - Registration for the Douro Granfondo Cycle Sportive (Minifondo, Granfondo or MedioFondo distance)*;

    - Transfers from/to Hotel to the competition and to/from all experiences during your stay;

    - Transfer from/to Porto/Lisbon airport/hotel to Peso da Régua, Douro *;

    - 2 nights in wine hotel in Peso da Régua, double accommodation, with breakfast included, at the charming Quinta do Vallado, right next to the race start;

    - 2 dinners at Quinta do Vallado, suited for cyclists;

    - Private briefing, one day before the event, by experienced local riders;

    - Mechanical bike support on the previous days to the race, with bike fit and bike assembly;

    - Nutrition and hydration during all bike rides;

    - Wine tasting experience; - Visit to a local wine farm*;

    - Up to two bike rides in the Douro region, discovering iconic view points and wine farms;

    - Live Love Ride jersey*;

    * Only Included in the "premium" option

    Not Included:

    - Bike rental (optional);

    - Meals, except when specified (optional);

    - Flights;

    - Gratuities (optional);

    Add-ons:

    Bike & Gear rental:

    Scott Addict 20 or similar carbon road bike: including Garmin GPS, bike helmet, extra tube, tire levers, pump, tools & pedals - 40€ /day

     

    EXTENDED STAY IN PORTO/RÉGUA: On Demand

    Extend your stay in Porto or Régua for an extra day before or after this trip. Stay in a hotel in the city centre and enjoy a guided walking tour with one of our with tour guides;

    Group discounts:

    Team discounts - 10% discount for groups with 2 or more cyclists/non cyclists

    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 from 01/12/2016 to 31/12/2017, and are subject to 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?

    3 DAY GUIDED EXPERIENCE 3 DAY PREMIUM EXPERIENCE
    Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights 3 Days / 2 Nights
    Tour Start Peso da Régua, Douro Peso da Régua, Douro
    Tour End Peso da Régua, Douro Peso da Régua, Douro
    Difficulty Intermediate to Expert Intermediate to Expert
    Daily Km 112 to 162km 112 to 162km
    Terrain type Mixed Mixed
    Bike type Road Bike Road Bike
    Altimetry 2100 to 3200m 2100 to 3200m
    Group size 4 to 12 4 to 12
    Availability This date only This date only
    Private tour option not available not available
    Hotel type Wine and charm hotel Wine and charm hotel
    Acommodation double or twin room, breakfast included double or twin room, breakfast included
    Event registration not included included
    Luggage transfer not included (optional) Included
    Passenger transfer not included (optional) Included
    Guidance type guided guided
    Vehicle Support Vehicle support at all times Vehicle support at all times
    Nutrition and hydration included included
    Bike and gear rental not included (optional) not included (optional)
    Meals 2 dinners 2 dinners
    Other experiences Not included Wine tasting experience and visit to vineyards
    Equipment Not included Jersey included
    Rider Insurance During the ride, for accidents only During the ride, for accidents only
    Per non-cyclist 20% discount 20% discount
    Children up to 10 y/old 30% discount 30% discount
    Children from 11 to 14 y/old 25% discount 25% discount
    Children from 15 to 17y/old 20% discount 20% discount
    Group discounts 10% from a group of more than 2 riders 10% from a group of more than 2 riders

Join us at the Douro Granfondo, the biggest cycle sportive in Portugal and ride by the Douro Valley and River in this amazing cycling camp.

Big outdoorsBoat rideCharmCulturalGourmetGroupHistoricalMountain RangePremiumRoadSpecial EditionWine country

/ Take part in the Love Tiles Douro Granfondo or Mediofondo cycle sportive and ride Portugal’s biggest road cycling event;

/ Enjoy the Pro treatment in this amateur competition with access to private briefing, post race massage, mechanical assistance, transfers to/and from hotels and ground support for a perfect race;

/ Accommodation in a charming wine hotel near the start of the race, the fabulous Quinta do Vallado, with breakfast included, and where you’ll get to visit the wine cellars and taste amazing wines from the Douro;

/ Get to know this amazing region and enjoy other great bike rides in the Douro, as well as other experiences to enrich your stay, like wine tastings, visit to wine farms or boat rides in the Douro valley;

This is a three day experience for those who want to ride one of the most iconic wine countries in the world, the Douro valley, alongside more than 2000 participants in Portugal’s biggest amateur road cycling event, the Douro granfondo! Choose between the Medio or Granfondo according to your experience and enjoy a great cycling weekend with guided bike tours in the region, wine tasting experiences and excellent accommodation in one of the Douro’s most charming wine hotels, Quinta do Vallado. Enjoy your race with Pro like amenities: guaranteed registration, post race massage, private briefing before the ride and mechanical assistance at all times.

Choose between the Douro Granfondo, with 162km and 3220m total climbing:


Choose to ride the Douro MedioFondo, with 112km and 2150m total climbing:

Or, choose the Douro MiniFondo and ride 58km, 803m total climbing:

douro minifondo

 

 

Receive this ride day-to-day itinerary on your e-mail

DAY-TO-DAY INFO:

Day 1, Friday, 05th of May: Arrival in Peso da Régua

Transfer from Porto airport to Peso da Régua, Douro ( included in the "premium" option). Arrival at Quinta do Vallado. Rental bikes will be fitted during the afternoon and mechanics will setup the guests’ own bikes. Free day to visit Régua or optional guided bike tour by the Douro valley. Porto de Honra, followed by Dinner at Quinta do Vallado.

Hotel: Quinta do Vallado

Day 2, Saturday, 06th of May: Douro Granfondo Cycling camp: Peso da Régua, guided road bike tour, wine tasting and visit to vineyard.

Breakfast at the hotel.  Guided road bike ride in the Douro region during the morning, starting from the hotel, to visit some of the most amazing viewpoints in the area of Tabuaço and Adorigo. In the afternoon, visit to a local vineyard with wine tasting experience ( included in the premium option). Dinner at Quinta do Vallado and debrief of the Douro Granfondo.

Day 3, Sunday, 07th of May: Race day

Breakfast at the hotel and checkout. Ride/transfer to the start of the race venue. After race, enjoy the pasta party at the event and ride/transfer back to the hotel. Transfer back to Porto airport ( included in the "premium" option).

EXTENDED STAY IN Porto/Peso da Régua: On Demand

Extend your stay in Porto or Peso da Régua for an extra day before or after this trip.

Receive this ride day-to-day itinerary on your e-mail

Dates 3 DAY GUIDED EXPERIENCE 3 DAY PREMIUM EXPERIENCE more info
Douro Granfondo Cycle Sportive

Contact us

Prices:

480€ per person - 3 day "guided" experience;

645€ per person - 3 day "premium" experience;

Included:

- Registration for the Douro Granfondo Cycle Sportive (Minifondo, Granfondo or MedioFondo distance)*;

- Transfers from/to Hotel to the competition and to/from all experiences during your stay;

- Transfer from/to Porto/Lisbon airport/hotel to Peso da Régua, Douro *;

- 2 nights in wine hotel in Peso da Régua, double accommodation, with breakfast included, at the charming Quinta do Vallado, right next to the race start;

- 2 dinners at Quinta do Vallado, suited for cyclists;

- Private briefing, one day before the event, by experienced local riders;

- Mechanical bike support on the previous days to the race, with bike fit and bike assembly;

- Nutrition and hydration during all bike rides;

- Wine tasting experience; - Visit to a local wine farm*;

- Up to two bike rides in the Douro region, discovering iconic view points and wine farms;

- Live Love Ride jersey*;

* Only Included in the "premium" option

Not Included:

- Bike rental (optional);

- Meals, except when specified (optional);

- Flights;

- Gratuities (optional);

Add-ons:

Bike & Gear rental:

Scott Addict 20 or similar carbon road bike: including Garmin GPS, bike helmet, extra tube, tire levers, pump, tools & pedals - 40€ /day

 

EXTENDED STAY IN PORTO/RÉGUA: On Demand

Extend your stay in Porto or Régua for an extra day before or after this trip. Stay in a hotel in the city centre and enjoy a guided walking tour with one of our with tour guides;

Group discounts:

Team discounts - 10% discount for groups with 2 or more cyclists/non cyclists

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 from 01/12/2016 to 31/12/2017, and are subject to 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.

Receive this ride day-to-day itinerary on your e-mail

3 DAY GUIDED EXPERIENCE 3 DAY PREMIUM EXPERIENCE
Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights 3 Days / 2 Nights
Tour Start Peso da Régua, Douro Peso da Régua, Douro
Tour End Peso da Régua, Douro Peso da Régua, Douro
Difficulty Intermediate to Expert Intermediate to Expert
Daily Km 112 to 162km 112 to 162km
Terrain type Mixed Mixed
Bike type Road Bike Road Bike
Altimetry 2100 to 3200m 2100 to 3200m
Group size 4 to 12 4 to 12
Availability This date only This date only
Private tour option not available not available
Hotel type Wine and charm hotel Wine and charm hotel
Acommodation double or twin room, breakfast included double or twin room, breakfast included
Event registration not included included
Luggage transfer not included (optional) Included
Passenger transfer not included (optional) Included
Guidance type guided guided
Vehicle Support Vehicle support at all times Vehicle support at all times
Nutrition and hydration included included
Bike and gear rental not included (optional) not included (optional)
Meals 2 dinners 2 dinners
Other experiences Not included Wine tasting experience and visit to vineyards
Equipment Not included Jersey included
Rider Insurance During the ride, for accidents only During the ride, for accidents only
Per non-cyclist 20% discount 20% discount
Children up to 10 y/old 30% discount 30% discount
Children from 11 to 14 y/old 25% discount 25% discount
Children from 15 to 17y/old 20% discount 20% discount
Group discounts 10% from a group of more than 2 riders 10% from a group of more than 2 riders

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Team discount - Get up to 10% discount when booking 2 or more cyclists/ non cyclists

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