Portugal Guided Bike Tour – Alentejo
On our Portugal Guided Bike Tours you will enjoy the warmth of the people as well as an incredible variety of breathtaking landscapes, historic fortresses, and typical and historical villages. The gastronomy is very rich thanks to the many different peoples that invaded the land. Portugal is the perfect destination for cycling.
Located south of the Targus River, the Alentejo is a sparsely populated region filled with wheat fields, rolling plains, medieval castles and white villages where time seems to stand still. The Portugal Guided Bike Tour route is on uncrowded paved roads that pass through vineyards and cork forests. Spring is the perfect time to ride in Portugal, with dry weather, comfortable temperatures and glorious spring wildflowers!
After transferring from the Lisbon, you begin your bike tour in the beautiful little town of Estremoz, which contains some fascinating monuments. Estremoz is located in a famous wine region and is another of Portugal’s white marble cities. It is this marble that gives the town a pinky glow.
During the Portugal Guided Bike Tour you will stay in some of the most charming villages of the Alentejo. Our tour ends in the beautiful World Heritage city of Evora, a fabulous open-air museum with a wealth of ancient buildings and monuments.
2023 Price: €2,900 Euros/per person double occupancy €600 Euros/pp single supplement
- 8-day Road Bike Tour with a Guide
- 7 nights lodging
- 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, some picnic lunches
- Luggage transfers
- Vehicle support and local cycling guide
- maps and route directions
Price Does Not Include:
Beverages, tips for local staff, bike rentals
Bike Rental Price:
€160 Euros hybrid bike / €225 Euros per road bike /€ 300 euros per electric bike
Portugal is hilly country and each day you can expect 30 to 70 km of riding.
- Difficulty: Moderately Hilly
- Road Conditions: Smooth & Paved
- Recommended Bike: Hybrids, Road bikes and Electric bikes will all work well in this region.
- Breathtaking landscapes
- historic fortresses
- uncrowded paved roads
- vineyards and cork forests
Thank you for our wonderful bicycle adventure in Portugal. The accommodations were outstanding especially getting to stay in the Pousadas. The food & wine was always so good. The guides were outstanding. The rides each day were well crafted so we saw many sites and beautiful countryside and with those delicious lunches. Hope we can plan another future trip!
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ESTREMOZ
Transfer on your own to hotel lodging in Estremoz. Late afternoon tour introduction, bike fitting and dinner. Our lodging is in a castle with amazing views of the countryside.
Day 2: Day 2: ESTREMOZ LOOP RIDE | 70 km, climb 600 m
On the first ride, you will start cycling by pastoral fields, where the only sounds are the jangling bells of flocking sheep chirping. The landscape is rural and you will be passing some villages with the typical Alentejo whitewashed homes outlined in blue and ochre trim. The wine culture will enter your path on this very first ride, as you will visit a winery and start to taste red and white wine! But not much because you still have some kilometers to do, until your resting place. We return to our lodging in Estremoz.
Day 3 – ESTREMOZ to VILA VIÇOSA BIKE | 66 km, climb 700 m
After a delicious breakfast you will cycle through villages and historical landscapes. Stage of battles, conquers, old communities and great people. Towards Vila Viçosa, the capital of marble in Portugal you can visit the Ducal Palace, built in the 16th and 17th centuries on the remains of Roman and Moorish buildings. We’ll arrive in plenty of time to walk around and enjoy the charm of the streets at the center. Our lodging was formerly a convent and now restored to a charming hotel
Day 4 – VILA VIÇOSA to MONSARAZ BIKE | 55 km, climb 600 m
It is time to leave Vila Viçosa and ride south passing the village of Alandroal. On the way you will delight in seeing the oleander flowers, shrubs and trees, whose wood was used by local artisans. Arriving in Monsaraz, notice that ancient cultures and medieval architecture is close by. This village was occupied since the prehistoric era and megalithic monuments are a physical evidence of that. Our lodging is a charming country inn located a minute away from the medieval village of Monsaraz.
Day 5 – MONSARAZ to REDONDO REDONDO BIKE | 64 km, climb 700
Today you’ll cycle the golden landscape to Redondo. Arriving to the hotel-museum you will find an impressive collection of tiles, remarkable ceramic work during centuries of Alentejo cultural style. This building was a convent and you might feel fascinated knowing that Kings were sleeping there since 1500. To finish the day challenge your taste and learn a bit more about Portuguese wine at Wine museum in center. We will spend the night in a restored convent in a very scenic location.
Day 6 – REDONDO to ÉVORA BIKE | 50 km, climb 450 m
A beautiful day riding rolling hills of gold and green, through cork trees, pristine vineyards and pastoral countryside dotted by abandoned castles. Today’s landscape is highlighting with rolling hills, old world heritage, modern local cultures and wineries. Today you will arrive at the most beautiful historical city of the country and gather all this experiences in just one place. Our lodging is in a charming hotel housed in a 16th century palace located in the historical city.
Day 7 – ÉVORA LOOP BIKE | 65 km, climb 600 m
Évora is classified in UNESCO’s International Heritage and has 2000 years of history. After a late breakfast, it is time to explore the surroundings. Soon you will arrive in Arraiolos noted for its colorful, hand-stitched woolen tapestries. There must be one fitting in you living room back home! This is the last day riding so you have the opportunity to celebrate with Portuguese wine. Saúde!
Day 8– Departure
After breakfast we will transfer back to Lisbon to the airport or hotels in the city. The drive time to the Lisbon Airport takes around 2 hours. Do not schedule flights out of Lisbon before mid-afternoon.