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Gerês Granfondo Cycle Sportive

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890€ per guest
Join us at the Gerês Granfondo, a cycle sportive held in the only national park in Portugal, the luxuriant and vast Peneda-Gerês park
Duration
N/A
Altimetry
1900 › 2700 m, daily average
Distance
90 › 163 km, daily average
Bike type
Road bike
Level
Intermediate, Experienced

Highlights:

This tour in a nutshell

/ 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.

Hear from our guests

Tour to Gerês Granfondo

I am an experienced middle aged cyclist- having been for 5 years to different countries to different events, Maratona - Italy, ...

Jonathan R., UK

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Day to Day:

What you'll be experiencing everyday

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.

Map:

Where you'll be riding

Tour options:

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Included

Guided

Premium

Transfer in from Porto airport to start of the tour and transfer out from end of the tour to departure airport
3 nights in 4 star Vila Galé hotel in Peso da Régua, 5 minutes away from the start of the event in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included
Upgrade to 3 nights in the charming Six Senses Douro valley hotel and SPA, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included
VIP Registration for the Douro Granfondo Cycle Sportive (Minifondo, Granfondo or MedioFondo distances);
Detailed briefing, bike fit and routebook provided before the tour by a local guide
Local guides accompanying you throughout the 4 days, providing mechanical bike support, private briefing before the event, booking of experiences;
Up to two guided bike rides in the Douro region previous to the event, discovering iconic view points and wine farms, with our Live Love Ride guides;
Support vehicle (SAG Wagon) throughout all the rides
3 group dinners at local restaurants, suited for cyclists;
Nutrition, hydration and snacks during our rides;
Post race massage at your hotel
Access to the Live Love Ride app, that you can use to navigate and explore the best this tour has to offer
Personal accidents insurance during our tour
Transfers from/to Hotel to the competition and to/from all experiences during your stay;
Visit to a winery and wine tasting experience

Prices:

Book the trip of a lifetime

Prices

Guided

Premium

Per guest
890€ per guest
1490€ per guest

Add-ons

Live Love Ride Jersey
60€
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Live Love Ride bib short
60€
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Live Love Ride full cycling kit ( jersey, bib short, cap, gloves, socks, arm warmers and Scicon rain bag)
240€
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Road bike rental (Scott Addict, full ultegra 11speed), helmet and spares;
100€
100€

Discounts

For non cycling guests ( does not apply to add-ons, only while sharing rooms)
10% discount
10% discount

Tour options:

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Guided

Minimum of four guests
Private tour, starts any date
from 890€ per person
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Premium

Minimum of four guests
Private tour, starts any date
from 1490€ per person
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Group Tours:

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GO PRIVATE OR CUSTOMIZE THIS RIDE
EXPERTLY GUIDED CYCLING HOLIDAYS
HIGH-END BIKES AND GEAR
MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE, TRANSFER & VEHICLE SUPPORT
RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE
ADAPTED TO EVERY RIDER TYPE AND NEED
DISCOUNTS ON ALL OPEN DATES
Private rides:

If you are looking for a different, exclusive experience, you can make this ride private for your group. Just choose any open trip date, get your group together and contact us to know the private trip listing.

Customized rides

If you represent a group and want to schedule a different date than the ones listed, we are available to customize this and other experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us for more information.
AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of portuguese tourist guides and bike riders, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

For the last five years, our team has been involved in the making of over 200 bike-related events in Portugal, from Granfondos to casual mountain bike rides, throughout the country. We are seasoned travelers and riders, able to tap into our local knowledge to provide great experiences to our guests.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides and riders. We make sure our guests’ cycling holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.
We operate with high end bicycles, be it road or mountain bikes. All our bikes are in excellent condition, of the current year and regularly reviewed by our mechanics. Our road bike and mountain bike fleet is composed of carbon and aluminium frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict or Scott Addict Disc

On the road, you will be riding a Addict - a lightweight and comfortable carbon bike, designed to help you on the climbs and keep your speed on flat sections. Our Addict bikes come equipped with a full Shimano Ultegra kit, for great performance.
Scott Addict


MTB Mountain bikes - Scott Aspect 910

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 910. These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better reaction and comfort. They are perfect for short or long distance rides and even for technical trails, and come equipped with Shimano components for the best cycling experience.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


Touring - Scott Sub-Cross

For mixed terrain, we equip our Scott Sub-Cross fleet with touring tires, so that you’ll roll easily by the countryside backroads and macadam trails alike. These bikes are equiped with a front suspension remote lock-out and handle bar bags, making them the perfect option for touring enthusiasts
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930 or Scott E-Ride

Our E-bike fleet is composed of the Scott E-Scale 930 and Scott E-Ride bike models, equipped with 500W Bosch batteries, that will allow you to go great distances and with 250W Bosch motors, to assist you during the toughest climbs! These aluminum framed Scott bikes come equiped with front suspension with lockout.
Scott E-Scale 930
The models of the bikes for your tour might not be the ones here depicted, according to availability. All our bikes are perfectly maintained and are fitted to every rider on your first experience with us. If you have a special bicycle request, please feel free to contact us.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 820 GPS device, so you can record and upload all your rides.
RIDE SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

In our cycling holidays, you’ll be accompanied by our always present staff and vehicles. They will provide for all the services you need for the best biking experience in Portugal.

At your service, you’ll have a fleet of premium equipped vehicles with several amenities for your comfort.

/Mechanical assistance during the bike tours;
/Luggage and bike transfer between hotels;
/Transfer to and from hotels/airports;
/Premium passenger transport and assistance during the rides, at your disposal;

Bike touring at it's best!
AFTER A GREAT DAY IN THE SADDLE, IT'S TIME TO RELAX.

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your bike tour.

/ Acess to the best SPAs;
/ Free time for sightseeing;
/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your cycling holidays Portugal!
CYCLING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your cycling holidays, our staff may contact you to ask for further details to better design a bike tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different riding experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" riders, we provide additional cycling challenges. On the other hand we invite all our guests to simply hop into our premium equipped vans if they feel so or just enjoy a recovery day without using their bike.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I ride my bike on a regular basis, for fitness, commuting or out with friends. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges on my bike, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere during group rides.
You will get to ride at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our premium van if you so desire or, you can challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to ride in a peloton with like-minded people and always accompanied by our guides. If you want an extra "help" on your rides, you can also request an e-bike.

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Riding is a great part of my life, and I ride my bike regularly with my friends. I am comfortable with rides of 2 to 3 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles or just ride smoothly in a peloton.
You will get to feel different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to rolling along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, gain speed in the descents and also push yourself and climb those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, riding in a peloton and pushing a little harder just before the stop at the café.

3 EXPERT

/ I ride my bike an average of 100 kilometres or more per week and enjoy a fast paced ride for an extended period of time. I love to train, improve and be challenged by other riders. I enjoy all riding experiences, from big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories.
You’ll get to ride in a peloton along with your peers but also challenge them on the long climbs. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Cycling holidays Portugal for all.
Enjoy discounts on all our guided, open date tours*

/ From 1 to 4 riders, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 5 to 8 riders, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ For more than 9 riders, 10% discount for guests;

Join a guided tour with other riders on our open dates and enjoy these special discounts

* discounts are not accumulated with other discounts, or tour supplements.

GO PRIVATE OR CUSTOMIZE THIS RIDE

Private rides:

If you are looking for a different, exclusive experience, you can make this ride private for your group. Just choose any open trip date, get your group together and contact us to know the private trip listing.

Customized rides

If you represent a group and want to schedule a different date than the ones listed, we are available to customize this and other experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us for more information.

EXPERTLY GUIDED CYCLING HOLIDAYS

AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of portuguese tourist guides and bike riders, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

For the last five years, our team has been involved in the making of over 200 bike-related events in Portugal, from Granfondos to casual mountain bike rides, throughout the country. We are seasoned travelers and riders, able to tap into our local knowledge to provide great experiences to our guests.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides and riders. We make sure our guests’ cycling holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.

HIGH-END BIKES AND GEAR

We operate with high end bicycles, be it road or mountain bikes. All our bikes are in excellent condition, of the current year and regularly reviewed by our mechanics. Our road bike and mountain bike fleet is composed of carbon and aluminium frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict or Scott Addict Disc

On the road, you will be riding a Addict - a lightweight and comfortable carbon bike, designed to help you on the climbs and keep. Our Addict bikes come equipped with a full Shimano Ultegra kit, for great performance.
Scott Addict


MTB Mountain bikes - Scott Aspect 910

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 910. These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better reaction and comfort. They are perfect for short or long distance rides and even for technical trails, and come equipped with Shimano components for the best cycling experience.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


Touring - Scott Sub-Cross

For mixed terrain, we equip our Scott Sub-Cross fleet with touring tires, so that you’ll roll easily by the countryside backroads and macadam trails alike. These bikes are equiped with a front suspension remote lock-out and handle bar bags, making them the perfect option for touring enthusiasts
Scott E-Scale 930


E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930 or Scott E-Ride

Our E-bike fleet is composed of the Scott E-Scale 930 and Scott E-Ride bike models, equipped with 500W Bosch batteries, that will allow you to go great distances and with 250W Bosch motors, to assist you during the toughest climbs! These aluminum framed Scott bikes come equiped with front suspension with lockout.
Scott E-Scale 930
The models of the bikes for your tour might not be the ones here depicted, according to availability. All our bikes are perfectly maintained and are fitted to every rider on your first experience with us. If you have a special bicycle request, please feel free to contact us.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 820 GPS device, so you can record and upload all your rides.

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE, TRANSFER & VEHICLE SUPPORT

RIDE SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

In our cycling holidays, you’ll be accompanied by our always present staff and vehicles. They will provide for all the services you need for the best biking experience in Portugal.

At your service, you’ll have a fleet of premium equipped vehicles with several amenities for your comfort.

/Mechanical assistance during the bike tours;
/Luggage and bike transfer between hotels;
/Transfer to and from hotels/airports;
/Premium passenger transport and assistance during the rides, at your disposal;

Bike touring at it's best!

RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE

After a great day outdoors, it's time to relax

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your hiking is done.

/ Access to the best SPAs;

/ Free time for sightseeing;

/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your walking holidays Portugal!

ADAPTED TO EVERY RIDER TYPE AND NEED

CYCLING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your cycling holidays, our staff may contact you to ask for further details to better design a bike tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different riding experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" riders, we provide additional cycling challenges. On the other hand we invite all our guests to simply hop into our premium equipped vans if they feel so or just enjoy a recovery day without using their bike.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I ride my bike on a regular basis, for fitness, commuting or out with friends. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges on my bike, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere during group rides.
You will get to ride at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our premium van if you so desire or, you can challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to ride in a peloton with like-minded people and always accompanied by our guides. If you want an extra "help" on your rides, you can also request an e-bike.

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Riding is a great part of my life, and I ride my bike regularly with my friends. I am comfortable with rides of 2 to 3 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles or just ride smoothly in a peloton.
You will get to feel different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to rolling along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, gain speed in the descents and also push yourself and climb those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, riding in a peloton and pushing a little harder just before the stop at the café.

3 EXPERT

/ I ride my bike an average of 100 kilometres or more per week and enjoy a fast paced ride for an extended period of time. I love to train, improve and be challenged by other riders. I enjoy all riding experiences, from big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories.
You’ll get to ride in a peloton along with your peers but also challenge them on the long climbs. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Cycling holidays Portugal for all.

DISCOUNTS ON ALL OPEN DATES

Enjoy discounts on all our guided, open date tours*

/ From 1 to 4 riders, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 5 to 8 riders, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ For more than 9 riders, 10% discount for guests;

Join a guided tour with other riders on our open dates and enjoy these special discounts

* discounts are not accumulated with other discounts, or tour supplements.
Book with confidence - Check our cancellation policy.

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Live Love Ride
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Lisbon - Portugal

Monday to Friday
09AM to 06PM
Telephone: 00351 217 590 365
Email: ridewithus @ liveloveride.pt 

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