Gerês Granfondo cycle sportive

Join us at the Gerês Granfondo, a cycle sportive held in the only national park in Portugal, the luxuriant and vast Peneda-Gerês park.

Dates
Jun-Jun
Friday to Sunday
Altimetry
1900 › 2700 m
Daily average
Distance
90 › 163 km
Daily average
Rider type
Level 2 › 3
Caffe Racer to Expert
Bike type
Road bike
It's your choice!

Ride location

Gerês Granfondo cycle sportive map

Type of Terrain: Mixed/Hilly Terrain. Medium to long climbs in the mountain range with some double digit sections. Flat and rolling hill sections along the route.

Hilly stages: Long climbs to the vantage points along the mountain range and natural park. They're great challenges for those who wish to push themselves a little harder;

Descents: Beautiful descents towards the big dams across the river but not technically difficult.

  • Highlights

    Big outdoors Charm Cultural Gourmet Group Historical Mountain Range Premium Road Special Edition

    / Take part in the Gerês Granfondo or Mediofondo cycle sportive and ride Portugal’s only national park, considered by UNESCO to be a World Biosphere Reserve,

    / Enjoy the Pro treatment in this amateur competition with access to private briefing, 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 Pousada do Gerês-Caniçada, with breakfast included, overlooking the Caniçada dam in the Cavado River

    / Get to know this amazing region and enjoy other great bike rides in the Gerês National park, as well as other experiences to enrich your stay;

    This is a three day experience for those who want to ride one of the most iconic regions in Portugal, the Gerês National park, alongside more than 1500 participants in one of the biggest amateur road cycling events of Portugal, the Gerês Granfondo! Choose between the Medio or Granfondo according to your experience and enjoy a great cycling weekend with guided bike tours in the region, excellent accommodation the region's most charming hotel, the Pousada do Gerês. Enjoy your race with Pro cyclist like amenities.

    Choose between the Gerês Mediofondo, with 96km and 1900m total climbing:


    Or, choose to ride the Gerês GranFondo, with 153km and 2700m total climbing:

     

     

  • Day-to-day

    DAY-TO-DAY INFO:

    Day 1, Friday, 9th of June: Arrival in Gerês - Pousada da Caniçada

    Transfer from Porto airport to Caniçada, Gerês (included in the "premium" option). Arrival at Pousada da Caniçada. Rental bikes will be fitted during the afternoon and mechanics will setup the guests’ own bikes. Free day to visit Caniçada/Vieira do Minho or optional guided bike tour by the Gerês National Park. Dinner at Pousada.

    Hotel: Pousada da Caniçada-Gerês

    Day 2, Saturday, 10th of June: Gerês Granfondo Cycling camp: Gerês national park, guided road bike tour and 4x4 tour to gerês waterfalls

    Breakfast at the hotel.  Guided road bike tour in the Gerês national park during the morning, starting from the hotel, to visit some of the most amazing viewpoints in the area. In the afternoon, 4X4 tour to some of the best waterfalls and wonders of this unique national park (included in the premium option). Dinner at Pousada and debrief of the Douro Granfondo.

    Day 3, Sunday, 11th of June: 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/Caniçada: On Demand

    Extend your stay in Porto or Caniçada for an extra day before or after this trip.

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  • Dates and Prices

    Dates 3 day guided experience 3 day Premium experience more info
    2017-06-09 480 - Book here!645 - Book here!
    Gerês Granfondo cycle sportive

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    Prices:

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

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

    Included:

    - Registration for the Gerês 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 airport/hotel to Gerês *;

    - 2 nights in wine hotel in Pousada do Gerês-Caniçada, double accommodation, with breakfast included;

    - 2 dinners at Pousada do Gerês-Caniçada, 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;

    - 4x4 visit to the best spots in Gerês national park*;

    - Up to two bike rides in the Gerês region, discovering iconic view points;

    - 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/GERÊS: On Demand

    Extend your stay in Porto or Caniçada for an extra day before or after this trip.

    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 is 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
    Tour Start Caniçada, Gerês Caniçada, Gerês
    Tour End Caniçada, Gerês Caniçada, Gerês
    Difficulty Intermediate to Expert Intermediate to Expert
    Daily Km 90 to 163km 90 to 163km
    Terrain type Mountainous Mountainous
    Bike type Road bike Road bike
    Altimetry 1900 to 2700m 1900 to 2700m
    Group size 4 to 12 4 to 12
    Availability This date only This date only
    Private tour option Not available Not available
    Hotel type Charm hotel Charm hotel
    Acommodation double or twin room, breakfast included double or twin room, breakfast included
    Event registration No 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 at Pousada da Caniçada 2 dinners at Pousada da Caniçada
    Other experiences Not included 4*4 tour in Gerês national park
    Equipment Not included Jersey included
    Rider Insurance During the ride, for accidents only During the ride, for accidents only
    Per non-cyclist 20% 20%
    Children up to 10 y/old 30% 30%
    Children from 11 to 14 y/old 25% 25%
    Children from 15 to 17y/old 20% 20%
    Group discounts 5% 5%

Join us at the Gerês Granfondo, a cycle sportive held in the only national park in Portugal, the luxuriant and vast Peneda-Gerês park.

Big outdoorsCharmCulturalGourmetGroupHistoricalMountain RangePremiumRoadSpecial Edition

/ Take part in the Gerês Granfondo or Mediofondo cycle sportive and ride Portugal’s only national park, considered by UNESCO to be a World Biosphere Reserve,

/ Enjoy the Pro treatment in this amateur competition with access to private briefing, 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 Pousada do Gerês-Caniçada, with breakfast included, overlooking the Caniçada dam in the Cavado River

/ Get to know this amazing region and enjoy other great bike rides in the Gerês National park, as well as other experiences to enrich your stay;

This is a three day experience for those who want to ride one of the most iconic regions in Portugal, the Gerês National park, alongside more than 1500 participants in one of the biggest amateur road cycling events of Portugal, the Gerês Granfondo! Choose between the Medio or Granfondo according to your experience and enjoy a great cycling weekend with guided bike tours in the region, excellent accommodation the region's most charming hotel, the Pousada do Gerês. Enjoy your race with Pro cyclist like amenities.

Choose between the Gerês Mediofondo, with 96km and 1900m total climbing:


Or, choose to ride the Gerês GranFondo, with 153km and 2700m total climbing:

 

 

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DAY-TO-DAY INFO:

Day 1, Friday, 9th of June: Arrival in Gerês - Pousada da Caniçada

Transfer from Porto airport to Caniçada, Gerês (included in the "premium" option). Arrival at Pousada da Caniçada. Rental bikes will be fitted during the afternoon and mechanics will setup the guests’ own bikes. Free day to visit Caniçada/Vieira do Minho or optional guided bike tour by the Gerês National Park. Dinner at Pousada.

Hotel: Pousada da Caniçada-Gerês

Day 2, Saturday, 10th of June: Gerês Granfondo Cycling camp: Gerês national park, guided road bike tour and 4x4 tour to gerês waterfalls

Breakfast at the hotel.  Guided road bike tour in the Gerês national park during the morning, starting from the hotel, to visit some of the most amazing viewpoints in the area. In the afternoon, 4X4 tour to some of the best waterfalls and wonders of this unique national park (included in the premium option). Dinner at Pousada and debrief of the Douro Granfondo.

Day 3, Sunday, 11th of June: 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/Caniçada: On Demand

Extend your stay in Porto or Caniçada 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
2017-06-09 480 - Book here!645 - Book here!
Gerês Granfondo cycle sportive

Contact us

Prices:

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

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

Included:

- Registration for the Gerês 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 airport/hotel to Gerês *;

- 2 nights in wine hotel in Pousada do Gerês-Caniçada, double accommodation, with breakfast included;

- 2 dinners at Pousada do Gerês-Caniçada, 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;

- 4x4 visit to the best spots in Gerês national park*;

- Up to two bike rides in the Gerês region, discovering iconic view points;

- 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/GERÊS: On Demand

Extend your stay in Porto or Caniçada for an extra day before or after this trip.

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 is 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
Tour Start Caniçada, Gerês Caniçada, Gerês
Tour End Caniçada, Gerês Caniçada, Gerês
Difficulty Intermediate to Expert Intermediate to Expert
Daily Km 90 to 163km 90 to 163km
Terrain type Mountainous Mountainous
Bike type Road bike Road bike
Altimetry 1900 to 2700m 1900 to 2700m
Group size 4 to 12 4 to 12
Availability This date only This date only
Private tour option Not available Not available
Hotel type Charm hotel Charm hotel
Acommodation double or twin room, breakfast included double or twin room, breakfast included
Event registration No 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 at Pousada da Caniçada 2 dinners at Pousada da Caniçada
Other experiences Not included 4*4 tour in Gerês national park
Equipment Not included Jersey included
Rider Insurance During the ride, for accidents only During the ride, for accidents only
Per non-cyclist 20% 20%
Children up to 10 y/old 30% 30%
Children from 11 to 14 y/old 25% 25%
Children from 15 to 17y/old 20% 20%
Group discounts 5% 5%

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

Book your 3 day weekend now and experience this amazing cycle sportive, available only on the 11th of June of 2017.

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