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Spend a fantastic holiday visiting the land of marble and wine within a five-day bicycle tour in Portugal. Connect deeply with the country, becoming part of its everyday life, observing details that typical tourists miss, and enjoying spontaneous encounters along the way. Visit historical, cultural, and landscape heritage in Portugal while enjoying exquisite dinner.
On multi-day bike tours, you will rest in cozy and charming accommodations. Four-star quality hotels are always chosen whenever possible in each region or bed and breakfast units. The accommodations are always the best offer of each region. You will spend two nights in a 5-star hotel made of marble, another two nights in a 14th century palace in Pousada, and two more nights in two different 4-star hotels.
This bicycle tour in Portugal starts in Elvas, an old border town which is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Biking in this region of Portugal, you will visit the capital of marble and see marble everywhere. Even the sidewalks are made of marble. You will also visit the Marble Museum, where you can see how they work in the quarries now and how they used to do it in the past. You will cycle surrounded by natural beauty and you will feel alone within this peaceful environment.
The bicycle tour continues along quarries, vineyards, and cork trees. The roads are quiet and the landscape is amazing! This bike tour in Portugal ends in a convent which was converted into a charm hotel and that is located within a cork tree forest. This is the perfect place to end your cycling adventure in Portugal!
The overall difficulty level for this tour is 2, Moderate (more precisely, level 1.8 between 1-5). It is recommended for enthusiast bikers. If you wish to rent a bicycle for this tour, add 150 EUR to amount of booking. You can change your hybrid bicycle on hybrid bike tours. You can also opt for riding a Mountain Bike, if you prefer.
After arriving at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), you will continue with two-hour drive to Elvas where you will receive briefing about the tour. Lodging in a 4-star historic hotel with a pool.
After breakfast, you will cycle towards the capital of marble along fields covered with wild flowers. Later today, you will stay in a 5-star hotel made of marble. Biking information: 30 kilometers (19 miles), level 2 (2.0), accumulated ascent 550 meters (1800 feet).
After breakfast, you will ride along the quiet roads in Alentejo and marble quarries, then stay in a 5-star hotel made of marble which is the same hotel of the night before. Biking information: 29 kilometers (18 miles), level 2 (1.6), accumulated ascent 380 meters (1250 feet).
After visit to the Marble Museum (guided tours only), you will ride along vineyards and quarries. Then, you lodge in a historic Pousada with a pool, former castle and palace. Biking information: 24 kilometers (15 miles), level 1 (1.3), accumulated ascent 340 meters (1120 feet).
After breakfast, you will ride to another town and visit a winery with wine tasting. Then, you will stay in a historic Pousada with a pool, former castle and palace (the same hotel of the night before). Biking information: 39 kilometers (24 miles), level 2 (2.3), accumulated ascent 480 meters (1580 feet).
After a visit to another winery with wine tasting, you ride towards a hidden treasure within a cork tree forest. Later today, you will stay in a 4-star historic hotel with a pool, former 12th century convent. Biking information: 30 kilometers (19 miles), level 2 (1.8), accumulated ascent 440 meters (1440 feet).
After breakfast, you will transfer to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). It takes 1 hour and 40 minute drive to airport.
Alentejo is the perfect set for riding a bicycle in Portugal and experiencing an unforgettable adventure. 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.
The local gastronomy in Alentejo is varied, quite tasty and perfectly matches the famous local wines. At the end of the day, you can recover your strength with an exquisite dinner. You will taste the Portuguese famous wines, amazing cheeses, and lovely desserts, and sample typical dishes of each region of Portugal.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. PortugalBike will pick you up from the airport.