Portugal Best Cycling

Évora, Portugal

Portugal Best Cycling has been organizing bike tours since 1990 to help you discover the wonders of the Alentejo region.

Testimonials 7

  • J H Boulder

    TripAdvisor

    I arranged for a bicycle tour of area megaliths. It was a fantastic way to experience these places. The tour guide was passionate about his region and gave information about agriculture, history and cultural life.

  • Lesley E. Calgary

    Trip Advisor website

    We cycled Alentejo, with our cousins from England, in April. As it was their first introduction to a cycling vacation, we wanted a more moderate trip. This trip was fantastic! We upgraded our accommodations and stayed in Monasteries. It was a fabulous choice; highly recommended. Our accomodations were amazing. Daily cycling was not long but every day we had side tours; some for fabulous cheeses, some for wine tastings, and we even visited a leather factory. Food and wine provided on tour was unbelievable. We have done many cycling vacations and this was truly the first all inclusive. The tour company operates a truly first rate tour, has exceptional knowledgeable guides, and truly shows you a beautiful part of Alentejo. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. The spring was a fabulous time to go for flowers and scenery. My husband and I also did their coastal tour with Luis, which was incredible. Every day Luis provided great picnics, with the help of the hotel's staff, and a great selection of Portuguese wines. Another five star tour run by this company.

  • Mike G.

    Trip Advisor website

    We went on the castles and wine tour the last week of April and the weather was perfect. The countryside was in full bloom. The tour company's choice of daily routes, activities, restaurants, and hotels was amazing. I couldn't have hoped for better. Some of the highlights were a picnic in a vineyard, dining with the locals in small towns, great wines, and our two guides, Joana and George. They were friendly, accommodating, professional, fun-loving, and very knowledgeable. The bicycles were top-notch. This tour exceeded our expectations in every way.

  • a traveler Canada

    Trip Advisor website

    We did a self-guided ride using Portugal Best Cycling's Along the Coast tour and adding a few days of their Algarve tour, finishing in Lagos. The tour was amazing, with a route we could never have worked out ourselves. The directions and map (plus GPS) were excellent and we never got lost.

    The scenery was incredible and most of the time we were seeing it on our own - a benefit of the great routing. There were only a very few times we were on roads with any traffic and the drivers were courteous. Overall, the hotels selected were excellent; we particularly enjoyed the farm at Monte do Zambujeiro, Pedravia, and the Pousada at Sagres.

    I contacted Theresa about a tour and she very quickly had a plan worked out, which we then clarified details. This went quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, Portugal Best Cycling doesn't take credit cards so I paid by wire transfer. There are some risks to wire transfer and I think it would be a good idea to accept credit cards, even if the cost is a bit higher; I would have been more comfortable.

    Maria met us at the hotel in Seisimbra and provided the bikes, guides, maps, etc. and did a great job of getting us orientated. She also drove us to the top of the hill outside the town. In hindsight, this was a good decision!

    She was also very helpful and efficient when we needed it. Unfortunately, I got quite sick in Odeceixe and I could not ride so my wife contacted her and she very quickly arranged for a taxi big enough to get us and the bikes to Aljezur. We were there by 10:30 and our large room was ready. I spent the rest of the day in bed. I cycled (just) to Pedravia the next day and then we had to get a taxi to Sagres the following day; all arranged quickly and well by Maria. Thank you so much.

    We also booked the Portugal Best Cycling shuttle from Lagos to Evora, which was much easier and saved us a lot of time, compared to taking the bus or the train, plus we got delivered right to the door of our hotel. Thank you so much Georges. Overall, this was an excellent cycling trip, very well organized and I'd highly recommend Portugal Best Cycling.

  • Moorthy K.

    Trip Advisor website

    My son and I completed a self guided bike trip along the south western coast of Portugal in September 2015. The trip was organized by Portugal Best Cycling . They were excellent in the preparations and in providing on-going assistance throughout the 5-day trip. The routes were clearly marked and Teresa was always available to talk to and guide. The hotels were really good and often went beyond our expectations in terms of service. Overall, an excellent trip; thanks to Teresa and her team.

  • Catarina K.

    Trip Advisor website

    We did a half-day family tour to the Evora Menhirs. The guide gave interesting explanations and was attentive to the different cycling levels of the members of the family. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Lunch with local wine, cheese, chouriço, and bread under an olive tree was very enjoyable.

  • a traveler Spain

    Trip Advisor website

    We participated in the half-day long Hike and Bike tour with 2 guides, Luis and Luis. During the hiking part, we got an interesting overview of the history, geography, and agriculture of the Evoira region. The explanations were clear, given in good English and Spanish, and not once tiresome. The biking part was a pleasant way to get back to the city. In Evora, they gave us a little guided tour of the city. All in all, we are very happy to have gone on the tour.

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