Portugal North to South

Portugal North to South

The best of Portugal for cycling ENTHUSIASTS: Ride the Alentejo and Douro wine countries, explore the Sierras of Alvão and estrela and challenge epic climbs, explore the natural parks, visit historical cities and amazing beaches - ride the whole country on one single bike tour in a premium gruppetto
If you are a road cycling enthusiast and would like to know the best of Portugal in one go, this is the tour for you. You’ll explore the country form North to South, without compromise. We’ll ride along the beaches of the Atlantic coastline, climb to the highest point of Continental Portugal, explore and taste the wine countries, marvel at historical cities and villages, soak in the beauty of the natural parks and visit the most vibrant cities of Portugal – Lisboa and Porto – in a non-stop road cycling adventure, taking in the best our country has to offer. Explore the diversity of landscapes, gastronomies and wines, as well as the different types of terrain, from challenging climbs to rolling hills and flat river roads. Don’t skip anything, including a visit to the two main cities of Porto and Lisboa.

- Discover the amazing history, culture and traditions the wine regions have to offer. Alentejo is a picturesque and charming place, where you’ll fall in love with the whitewashed villages, medieval castles, sunbathed plains and the secular traditions and lifestyle. Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites in Évora, the former Palace of the Portuguese Kings and the rural lifestyle of the local homesteads; The Douro’s beautiful landscapes and vantage points over the Douro River, also a UNESCO world heritage, with its trademark "socalcos" or terraced vineyards; The undiscovered paradise of one of the most remote areas in Portugal, the Douro International Park: never-ending olive oil and orange fields, river beaches and animal life.

- Ride the never-ending rolling hills, the iconic mountains or the amazing scenery of the terraced vineyards or the bare and lunar mountainous landscape of the inner North. The car-free roads of inland Portugal provide you the conditions, safety and great atmosphere for cycling tours. Its varied topography will challenge you and make you a better cyclist.

- Dine and sleep in local charming hotels, once wineries or medieval castles, but now fully equipped hotels with their very own spas and amazing amenities to make you feel comfortable. Climb aboard a boat and sail in the Douro or Alentejo to discover the region from a different perspective

- With its trademark gastronomy, wine, and great hotels, this is the bike tour to experience the best of Portugal, where luxury meets tradition. You’ll get to sleep in castles, convents, wine farms and dine in some of the world’s best restaurants, harmonizing every meal with amazing wines;

Tour Details

Duration
10 DAYS
Bike type
Road bike, E-bike
Altimetry
600 › 2200 m
Distance
820 km
Level
Experienced
Tour type
Guided, Premium, Self Guided
Arrival Airport:
Porto
Start Location:
Porto

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Flat and rolling stages: On the second part of the tour as you enter the Alentejo region, right after Vila Velha de Ródão, you'll ride mostly in flat and rolling hill roads along the Alentejo wine country whose plains are pure visual entertainment with the sweeping rolling hills of vines, olive and cork oak trees. These flat areas will have a different setting as you approach the rugged and unexplored Southwest Coast, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Mountain and hilly stages: The first part of this tour in the North of Portugal is a set of several mountain ranges, starting in Serra do Alvão as you leave Chaves, followed by the Douro Valley surrounding mountains and finalising with the Serra da Estrela that you can climb all the way to the top at 2000m, by adding an extra day to the tour.

Landscape: A full mixture between the northern more mountainous landscapes of the Sierras, adding between them the characteristic Douro Valley and Wine Country manicured terraced vineyards, the typical wine country landscape of the Douro. Followed by the rolling hills of the Alentejo Wine Country that will merge into the coastal hills and beautiful beaches of the Vicentina Natural Park on the Southwest Coast of Alentejo and Algarve.

Day to Day

A daily description of this bike tour

Highlights

 

Day 1 – Arrival in Porto and transfer to Chaves

Pick up in Porto airport or your hotel and transfer to Chaves. Bike setup and briefing of your tour.

Free afternoon to explore Chaves historic old town and monuments. Chaves is a very old medieval town on the banks of the Tâmega River and with roots dating back to the Roman Empire where it was known as Aqua Flaviae, due to the thermal baths and name of its Roman ruling family. Vestiges of Roman, Arabic and medieval Christian buildings and bridges are still present all over the old town.

Hotel: Castelo Hotel or Forte de São Francisco (premium option)

 

Day 2 – Chaves to Régua – 90km and 1000m accumulated climbing

After the breakfast at your hotel you’ll start your 1st ride of this tour. Today you’ll leave Chaves, heading to Peso da Régua, along the N2 road, the oldest road in Portugal, and one that crosses Portugal from the northern tip of the country in Chaves all the way down to the southern tip in Faro, Algarve. You’ll ride most of the day on this road, first along the highlands and going through the thermal baths city of Vidago, followed by Vila Pouca de Aguiar and then Vila Real the region capital of Trás-os-Montes.

From Vila Real you will have 1 very long downhill section, interrupted by a short hill, that will be your entrance gate to the magnificent wine country region of the Douro. Enjoy the amazing downhill along the vineyards and that will take you to the Douro River and Peso da Régua the riverside village, important commercial port of this wine country.

Check in at your riverside hotel and either relax enjoying the river views or walk to town to visit the Douro museum to learn about the wine heritage and traditions of this region.

Hotel: Vila Galé Collection Douro or Quinta da Pacheca (premium option)

 

Day 3 – Régua – Longroiva – 90km and 1600m accumulated climbing

Breakfast at your hotel. Start your ride entereing the EN222 road that runs along the Douro River for 20km in direction of the village of Pinhão. Just before Pinhão, take a right turn to São João da Pequeira, tackling the 13km climb to the top with some of the most wonderful views of both the Torto and the Douro Rivers, as well as the vineyards full valleys. At the top, continue riding the same EN222 road further inland to the Côa River valley. It will be a bit of up and down ride through the small village of Fonte Longa where you can consider a road side stop for refreshments and the on to Mêda, a short 5km to either of the hotels in Longroiva, where you’ll just ride downhill to arrive at your hotel, or Marialva where you’ll have to tackle and extra climb to the top of the village. In either of the villages take some time to visit the castles and surrounding countryside.

Hotel: Longroiva Thermal Hotel or Casas do Côro (premium option)

 

Day 4 – Longroiva – Penhas Douradas – 100km and 2200m accumulated climbing

Enjoy a big breakfast because you’ll need to climb plenty to get to Penhas Douradas today! Start your ride along the Côa Valley with its long and gentle hills, seeing from afar Trancoso, with its castle atop of the hill. After Trancoso you the next town will be Celorico da Beira right at the edge of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park and probably the best place to taste the typical and tasty Da Serra Cheese, a creamy and pungent goat cheese of this mountainous area. Entering the natural park you’ll gently start to climb and as you pass Folgosinho, a nice place to stop and refill, in case you haven’t, you’ll start the long climb to Penhas Douradas. You’ll face a steeper start taking you roughly to 1/3 of the climb and then you’ll have a long flat and downhill section until you’ll enter the gentler 9km climb taking you to your hotel in Penhas Douradas. Relax and enjoy the views from the top in these spectacular mountain retreats.

Hotel: Casa das Penhas Douradas or Casa de São Lourenço (premium option)

 

Day 5 – Penhas Douradas – Vila Velha de Ródão – 124km and 1600m accumulated climbing

Breakfast at your mountain retreat and start of your day ride. Even if you didn’t choose to ride the optional day to get to the top of Serra da Estrela, you still have a big day ahead of you, with the longest distance of the tour and some climbing involved too. Start riding downhill to the village of Manteigas that sits at the start of one of the nicest climbs to the top of the Sierra and prepare to ride up the glacier valley starting in Manteigas and ending at Penhas da Saúde. This is a long tough climb of 9km and 8% average incline starting at the Zêzere river, leading you through the beautiful glacier valley and up to the Viriato Lake. Here you’ll start long downhill section, first to Penhas da Saúde, and the to Covilhã, a large city standing at the south edge of the Sierra. After Covilhã the hard climbing is done as the rest of the ride is in flat-ish and rolling hill terrain, with one longer climb along the Fundão area. This frontier area of the country has plenty of small villages along the route where you can stop and refill or have a coffee and you’ll pass through one larger city along the way, Castelo Branco, a good opportunity to rest your legs around a comfort food lunch. From Castelo Branco you still have 30km to ride to get to Vila Velha de Rodão but roughly half are gently downhill towards the Tejo River where your riverside hotel sits.

Hotel: Hotel Vila Portuguesa (upgrade to superior room in premium option)

 

Day 6 – Vila Velha de Ródão – Estremoz – 106km and 1200m accumulated climbing

Breakfast at your hotel and start of your ride, leaving the highlands towards the rolling hills of Alto Alentejo. Your ride starts with a 5km climb from the banks of the Tejo River to the surrounding hill and after a short downhill another gentler but longer 7km climb to Nisa. Once you get to Nisa you are already in Alentejo and in rolling hills terrain, which will constitute most to today’s ride. You’ll ride through Alpalhão, Flor da Rosa, Crato, Alter do Chão and Fronteira, all small villages where you can stop and enjoy a coffee, refill you water bottles and grab a bite while noticing the different architecture and slower pace of this province. The landscape, trees and terrain will be quite different also, as if you entered a new country. After the short climb to Fronteira the rest of the route will be in flat-ish roads with a very gentle climbing approach to Estremoz and then the short and sharp hill to get you to the top of the village. If you’re staying in Estremoz enjoy the views from the top of the Castle Tower and make sure to visit the great restaurants in town. If you’re staying at the Convento de São Paulo you still have to ride 18km more to your mountain retreat in the Ossa Sierra, a beautiful old convent now a hotel. From Estremoz you’ll ride downhill to the base of the mountain and then tackle the remaining 7km at 6% incline that will lead you to your hotel. Relax by the pool and have dinner at the great restaurant in the Convent Courtyard.

Hotel: Convento de São Paulo or Pousada de Estremoz (premium option)

 

Day 7 – Estremoz – Vale do Gaio or Alvito – 107km and 800m accumulated climbing

Enjoy your breakfast in either of the the high ceiling dining rooms of both historical buildings and head out to ride the plains and rolling hills of Alentejo. If you haven’t ridden it the day before you will ride it today, up the Serra D’Ossa and then down to Redondo, a long 7km climb and then a 5km downhill section. If you stated at Convento de São Paulo you just have to roll downhill and then ride the flat area till Redondo. From here you’ll enter the rolling hills and plains of Alentejo, riding really quiet roads and passing the very small villages of São Manços and Torre de Coelheiros, before going through the more populated Viana do Alentejo. If you are staying at Pousada do Alvito the latter is only 10km from this historic castle and hotel. If you’re staying in Vale do Gaio then you still have 35km of you ride to complete it, mostly in gentle downhill roads that will take you to this hotel just at the edge of the Vale do Gaio reservoir. Relax at the pool and enjoy dinner outside if the weather is favourable.

Hotel: Pousada do Alvito or Hotel Vale do Gaio (premium option)

 

Day 8 – Vale do Gaio – Vila Nova de Milfontes – 103km and 600m accumulated climbing

After your breakfast at the hotel, you’ll start your ride that will take you from the plains to the coast and the beaches of Alentejo. Exiting your hotel you’ll have a downhill section to take you to the banks of the Sado River and its rice fields. After a short sharp climb from the river bank you’ll enter a long flat section that will take you to the village of Grândola, a good place to stop at a café and refill your water bottles. Once you leave Grandola you’ll have to head up the Grandola Sierra, riding the plateau to Santiago do Cacém and then the downhill section to Morgavel Reservoir and thus entering the protected area of the Vicentina Coast, or Southwest Coast as we call it. From here the terrain is flat, in a road parallel to the Coast, passing near Porto Covo and the arriving in Vila Nova de Milfontes, where your seaside or riverside hotel is located.

Hotel: HS Milfontes Hotel or Monte do Zambujeiro (premium option)

 

Day 9 – Vila Nova de Milfontes – Sagres – 100km and 800m accumulated climbing

Breakfast at your hotel and start of the last ride of this tour that will take you to the southwestern most point of Portugal, Sagres, full of significance due to the Nautical School said to be founded there in the 15th Century a.C. by D. Henrique while preparing expeditions to the African coast. Today’s route is mostly flat with a couple of short climbs along the way as you approach the coast and then get back inland. From Vila Nova de Milfontes you’ll ride south to Odeceixe, where a detour to the beach is highly recommended, it’s just an amazing view the confluence of the beach, the Seixe river mouth and the rugged coastal cliffs of this area. From here you continue to Aljezur, where a stop for coffee or snacks might be in order as you’ll have to ride up the last climb of the tour, a 3km climb that will take you to Vila do Bispo. From here it’s all flat or downhill until the edge of the continent at St. Vincent’s Lighthouse. Trace back to Sagres and check-in at your hotel. Relax and enjoy the city and don’t forget to visit one of the local restaurant to enjoy the marvellous fresh fish and seafood of this coast.

Hotel: Pousada de Sagres or Memmo Baleeira Hotel (premium option)

 

Day 10 – Transfer to Lisbon

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel and after check in you’ll be transferred to Lisbon airport or your hotel in the city. End of the tour.

 

Optional Extra Day: Ride to the top of Portugal - Torre 2000m high

Day 5 – Penhas Douradas – Sabugueiro - Torre – Loriga – Unhais da Serra - 89km and 1750m accumulated climbing

After breakfast at the hotel, this optional day will let you ride up to the highest point of continental Portugal, the snow station of Torre, which sits at 2000m high up the Sierra da Estrela and will let you know the western side of this mountain range.

Start by riding downhill from your hotel towards Sabugeiro and from there ride up to Torre, a long 18km climb with an average 8% incline but with a flat 2km section along Lagoa Comprida Reservoir. It’s a tough climb that will get you to 2000m high with amazing views from the top. At the top enjoy some coffee or refreshments and snacks and trace back downhill to the crossing to Loriga, a long 20km downhill section and the fiercest climb to the top if you were riding it that way. From Loriga you have roughly 40km to ride around the Estrela Natural Park with 2 climbs: one of 3km right after Loriga and the next one of 6 km as you reach the EN230 road. From the EN 230 road to your hotel there’s 20km of gentle downhill. Make sure to visit the thermal baths and pools at your hotel to relax and prepare for another long day ahead.

Hotel: H20 Hotel (upgrade to superior room in premium option)

Options and Prices

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Included

Self-guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 2 guests

Guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests

Premium

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
Transfer in from arrival airport to the start of the tour and transfer out from end of the tour to departure airport
9 nights in charm 4 star hotels, in double/twin occupancy bedroom with breakfast included
Upgrade to 9 nights in charm 5 star hotels ( or superior rooms), in double/twin occupancy bedroom with breakfast included
Rental of a Road, Touring or MTB bike (Scott Addict 20 or Scott Aspect 930), helmet and spares;
Detailed briefing, bike fit and routebook provided before the tour by a local guide
Personal guide accompanying your group, providing restaurant reservations, booking of local experiences and all passenger transfers throughout the tour;
Support vehicle (SAG Wagon) throughout all the rides
Ride along guide
Luggage transfer between hotels
Sports nutrition, hydration and snacks during our rides;
Garmin GPS with preloaded daily tracks
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
Portuguese mobile cellphone for contact with your local guide
Live Love Ride Jersey
Live Love Ride full cycling kit ( jersey, bib short, cap and Scicon rain bag
Visit to wineries, museums and other select experiences during the tour

Prices

Self-guided

Guided

Premium

Per guest
1750€ per guest
3250€ per guest
4200€ per guest
High season supplement (1st May to 31st October)
150€
150€
150€
Single room supplement (mandatory for solo riders)
750€
750€
1125€
Premium hotel upgrade supplement
450€
450€
Already included in price

Add-ons

Self-guided

Guided

Premium

Half-Board - 9 dinners (at the hotel in the "self-guided" option, drinks not included)
405€
(at your hotel)
405€
405€
Full-Board - lunch and dinner at select restaurants (drinks not included)
Not available
810€
810€
Upgrade to E-bike
150€
150€
150€
Ride along guide
2100€ (per group)
2100€ (per group)

Discounts

Self-guided

Guided

Premium

For non cycling guests ( does not apply to add-ons)
not available
20% discount
20% discount
Children up to 10 y/old
35% discount
35% discount
35% discount
Children from 10 to 14 y/old
25% discount
35% discount
35% discount
Children from 14 to 17 y/old
20% discount
35% discount
35% discount

Private tours and dates

If you have a group and want to make this a private tour, or want to schedule a different date than the ones listed above, we are available to customize this and other 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 31/12/2019, and may suffer from 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.

Group Tours

Join this tour on a group with other riders, on the following dates:
- Guaranteed departures -
- No minimum of guests required -

May

29/05/21i

Why Live Love Ride?

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 for 2015 is composed of carbon frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict

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
Mountain or touring - Scott Aspect or Spark 930

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 930 or a Spark ( depending on availability and if terrain conditions require so). These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better raction 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. For touring bikes, we change the MTB tires of the Scott Aspect 930 for more rolling, thinner bike tires, to make it more adjustable to the terrain you'd be riding in.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930
E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930

As an option, you might require an E-bike to assist on your tour. Our E-bike fleet is composed of E-Scale 930 bike model, 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. Optionally, they can be equipped with touring tires, in case it's better adepted to your tour of choice.
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.We also have an E-bike fleet available, if you or your family members feel the need for extra-assistance during the rides.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 510 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.
Contact us by e-mail, skype or telephone for more information.

Self-guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 2 guests
from 1390€ per person
click to see what's included

Guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
from 1990€ per person
click to see what's included

Premium

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
from 2890€ per person
click to see what's included

Open Dates

Join this tour on a group with other riders, on the following dates:
- Guaranteed departures -
- No minimum of guests required -
29/05/21i

Why Live Love Ride?

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 for 2015 is composed of carbon frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict

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
Mountain or touring - Scott Aspect or Spark 930

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 930 or a Spark ( depending on availability and if terrain conditions require so). These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better raction 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. For touring bikes, we change the MTB tires of the Scott Aspect 930 for more rolling, thinner bike tires, to make it more adjustable to the terrain you'd be riding in.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930
E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930

As an option, you might require an E-bike to assist on your tour. Our E-bike fleet is composed of E-Scale 930 bike model, 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. Optionally, they can be equipped with touring tires, in case it's better adepted to your tour of choice.
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.We also have an E-bike fleet available, if you or your family members feel the need for extra-assistance during the rides.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 510 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.
Contact us by e-mail, skype or telephone for more information.

European Offices

Live Love Ride
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 311
1950-421
Lisbon - Portugal

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

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