Cycling Alentejo Wineries

Cycling (road) in Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

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HYBRID BIKE TOUR
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«« Cycling Alentejo Wineries »»


Tour Highlights
1. Vast vineyards in Alentejo
2. Visit to five wineries with wine tasting
3. The state of the art to produce the good Alentejo... Show more

HYBRID BIKE TOUR
(Guided)

«« Cycling Alentejo Wineries »»


Tour Highlights
1. Vast vineyards in Alentejo
2. Visit to five wineries with wine tasting
3. The state of the art to produce the good Alentejo wine
4. Dinners with the selected and tasted wines
5. The secret of various Grape Varieties
6. Cork oak trees and Olive trees
7. Evora - a World Heritage town classified by UNESCO
8. Arraiolos - famous for its tapestries
9. Dolmens and Menhirs more than 10.000 years old
10. A collection of coach harnesses and coach styles


Summary
Alentejo is one of the most famous wine regions in Portugal and is the perfect set for this Enotourism programme. It is perfect for riding a bicycle and experiencing an unforgettable adventure. This tour starts in Estremoz, a beautiful walled town surrounded by vast vineyards. This is a spectacular tour where you will have the opportunity to visit some vineyards and also five wineries members of Selected Wineries, where you can taste several types of wine. We will ride along the vineyards and learn a lot about the wine industry. One of the most typical sights in this region is a vast field with some cork oak trees here and there (the so-called Montado) and the herds (sometimes sheep, sometimes pigs or cows) usually enjoying the shade of the trees. The villages with their whitewashed one-floor houses are a picturesque landscape in Alentejo. You will have the opportunity to visit Evora, which is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and some other towns and villages, such as Arraiolos, famous for its rugs. You will also visit some megalithic monuments. The people here are very proud of their heritage and they preserve the ancient buildings and also the ancient practices. You will visit a beautiful 18th century chapel whose walls are covered by glazed tiles and a fantastic family collection of coaches. This is a region that has a very rich handicraft tradition – pottery, embroideries, hand-painted furniture, wrought-iron works, etc. The local gastronomy is varied and quite tasty and perfectly matches the famous local wines.


Technical Data

Class
: HISTORIC TOUR
Region of Portugal: Alentejo (inland)
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days cycling
Begin: Estremoz (Alentejo)
End: Evora (Alentejo)
Overall difficulty level: 1 2 3 4 5 => Beginner. You are not in good shape.
Distance: 180km (111mi)
Average: 36km/day (22mi/day)
Trails: 66% asphalt – 34% off-road

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$1,597.00
(€1.550,00)
Duration
7 days

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We provide transfers from and to Lisbon airport to the starting point of the PortugalBike tour, or from and to Faro airport, depending on the tour. Don’t worry! :)

City
Lisbon
State / Region
Lisboa
Zip / Postcode
Country
Portugal
38.7070186 -9.1362056

Itinerary

ProgrammeDay 1: Arrival – Welcome at Lisbon airport. 2H00 drive to Estremoz followed by dinner. Lodging in a typical farmhouse in Alentejo (Rural Tourism) with swimming-pool, that includes all the modern facilities and gives you all the comfort and cosiness.Day 2: The town of Estremoz and the most preserved winery with its original features of “Baroque” and “Joanina” style architecture. Visit to two wineries and wine tasting – 32km (20mi), level 2. Lodging in a typical farmhouse in Alentejo (Rural Tourism) with swimming-pool.Day 3: Cork oak trees and olive trees. The land of cork and herds. Visit to two more wineries and wine tasting – 50km (31mi), level 2. Lodging in a typical farmhouse in Alentejo (Rural Tourism) with swimming-pool, that includes a vast vineyard and its winery.Day 4: Cycling to the small town of Arraiolos. Visit to a rug workshop, another winery and wine tasting and a private collection of coach harnesses and coach styles – 28km (17mi), level 2. Lodging in a 16th century convent converted into a Pousada where you find the perfect harmony between the traditional and modern concepts of Portuguese architecture.Day 5: Towards Evora, the town of Alentejo classified as World Heritage by UNESCO – 29km (18mi), level 1. FREE Afternoon. Lodging in a 4* Hotel with swimming-pool, located in the middle of the historical centre of Evora, next to the 14th century city wall. Day 6: On the trails of the Dolmens and the Cromlech – 41km (25mi), level 3. Lodging in a 4* Hotel with swimming-pool, located in the middle of the historical centre of Evora, next to the 14th century city wall.Day 7: Departure – Farewell at Lisbon airport. 1H30 drive to airport.Dates and Prices for 2010:20 ~ 26 March: PortugalBike Guided Tour: Euro 1510 (Single Suppl. + € 190)*17 ~ 23 April:* PortugalBike Guided Tour: Euro 1550 (Single Suppl. + € 230)*11 ~ 17 September:* PortugalBike Guided Tour: Euro 1550 (Single Suppl. + € 230)*09 ~ 15 October:* PortugalBike Guided Tour: Euro 1550 (Single Suppl. + € 230)*=>* Prices per person, double bedroom occupancy, 4* quality Hotel.>* If you want a different date, ask us about prices and availability.

Inclusions

What does the price of this PortugalBike Tour include?- 7 days with PortugalBike- Hybrid Bike Tour with a Guide- Hybrid Bike (BH Trekking Sport K30K Silvertip) with helmet- Transfers from and to Lisbon Airport- Accommodations (usually a 4 star-quality hotel, double bedroom occupancy)- 6 Breakfasts- 4 nourishing and energetic picnics- 5 Dinners (including the tasted wines, our amazing cheeses and lovely desserts)- Daily energy-bars and water- The wineries – five guided visits and wine tasting- Luggage transport from Inn to Inn- Car connections at some stages (when necessary) – Documentation about PortugalBike Tour- Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance- Techno-Mechanical Assistance – First-Aid assistance on location- Permanent Backup Vehicle*_Upgrade wine tasting is possible (on request and paying an extra fee)_*

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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