Cycling Vacations across Portugal: Alentejo, Nazaré, TOMAR and THE douro valley 

What a diversity of landscapes and heritage during this cycling trip in Portugal ! Our odyssey takes us through 2000 years of history, culture and gastronomy. It begins in the Alentejo, where numerous cromlechs and remains of the Roman Empire give this sparsely populated region such a special atmosphere. Towns and villages (Evora, Monsaraz, Estremoz) sparkling with whiteness appear amidst plains of olive trees and cork oaks gilded by the ground. In the evening, it is very pleasant to observe the stars since Alentejo has one of the most beautiful skies in Europe.

Inland, we discover Tomar, where the Knights Templars build the famous Covento do Cristo and Batahla, where stands an impressive Monastery of crucial importance in the history of Portugal. We then explore the Atlantic Coast, its immense beaches and the charming fishermen village of Nazaré.

We will spend the last days of the trip biking the Douro Valley. “Portugal’s golden river”, the Douro flows through the northern region of the country amidst thousands of hectares of vineyards that produce the famous Porto

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Douro Valley
  • Golden plains of Alentejo
  • Nazaré and the Atlantic coast
  • Wine tasting, Covento do Cristo & Mosteiro do Batahla (included in the guided version)

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2850€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 3990€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering or bike rental.

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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    BIKe itinerary

    Welcome to Portugal

    We will meet you at Lisbon Airport at 2 pm before taking you to your hotel in Evora. We take advantage of this first day discuss the stay and explore the center of the capital of the Alentejo, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, which has been surrounded by walls since Roman times.

    Evora > Monsaraz 

    Today’s bike ride takes us towards the medieval village of Monsaraz, a few kilometers away from the Spanish border. The village maintains the magic from ancient times like few others in the world. A lot of magnificent stories could be told about its courageous kings and Templars. Suspended in time, it is one of the oldest village in Portugal and one of the best in Europe for stargazing.

    Monsaraz > Estremoz

    A stage on the fringes of the modern world awaits us today. It will lead us to Estremoz, a peaceful and attractive town. Surrounded by Vauban fortifications and dominated by its castle, it is an unmissable place in Alentejo.

    CONSTANCIA > TOMAR

    We leave the Alentejo today for central Portugal and the region of Tomar, a former stronghold of the Order of the Knights Templar. The latter made the city the headquarters of their congregation. The Convent of Christ, which dominates the city, is one of the most emblematic monuments of Portuguese history and even of the Western World. Our dinner, always with a Templar theme, will be an extraordinary experience.

    BATAHLA > Nazaré

    The Monastery of Batalha, classified by Unesco, was built to commemorate the Portuguese victory over the Castilians in 1385. From here we start our ride which  through remote villages and eucalyptus forests to the Silver Coast on the Atlantic. We take the time to discover the fishing village of Nazaré. It is the most famous surf spot in the world since it is here that the biggest wave in the world (24 m) was surfed in 2017.

    Tabuaço Loop

    This morning we drive towards the picturesque village of Pinhao in the magnificent Douro Valley, The village is surrounded by slopes streaked with terraces covered with vines among which emerge properties (quintas), a perfect place for a Port wine tasting. The bike ride to Tabuaço, along panoramic routes such as N222 and N323 offer a long but not very steep climb through terrace vineyards over the Douro Valley. The ride is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities here, specially on the way down towards the Douro.

     

    FAVAIOS Loop

    What a spectacular ride we have today ! This short but quite challenging loop is amazing. We will get over the mountain that leads us to Favaios, a remote village lost on the other side of the Douro Valley. But no worries, we will be rewarded for our hard work, since a long and scenic downhill will bring us back to Pinhao.

    end of stay

    We will take you to Porto Airport after breakfast to end this Portugal bike tour, unless you want to extend your stay with Veymont Travel.

    ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

    Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

    Evora – 1 night

    Evora Olive Hotel 4*

    Located inside the walls of the city, the Évora Olive Hotel is the starting point for an unforgettable journey across this traditional city of the Alentejo region.

    MONSARAZ – 1 night

    Vila Planicie 4*

    This charming hotel awaits you at the foot of the village of Monsaraz, one of the most beautiful in Portugal.

    ESTREMOZ – 1 night

    Pousada Castelo Estremoz 4*

    Located in a castle built in the 13th century. it is the perfect place for you to discover the city on foot. From the Torre de Menagem, you can enjoy dazzling views.

    Nazaré / Alcobaça – 1 night

    Vale d’Azenha 4*

    Ten minutes from Nazaré and five minutes from Alcobaça, stands the Vale d’Azenha Hotel in a unique concept and environment.

    Pinhao – 2 nightS

    The Vintage House 5*

    The Vintage House Hotel enjoys an idyllic and tranquil riverside location at Pinhão in the authentic heart of the remote and undiscovered Douro Valley.

    equipment / bikes

    Included

    Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

    Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

    Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-28

    Equipment / dEtails

    You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

    Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 2 water bottles
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 2 rear panniers

    WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

    Included
    Supported tour
    Not Included
    Supported Tour

    Accomodation

    • 5 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 2 nights in 5* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 7 breakfasts
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide

    Activities

    • 6 bike rides

    Equipment

    • Carbon road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
    Included
    Guided tour
    Not Included
    Guided Tour

    Accomodation

    • 5 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 2 nights in 5* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 7 breakfasts
    • 6 lunches
    • 7 dinners
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide
    • 1 certified bike guide

    Activities

    • 6 bike rides
    • Wine Tasting
    • Visit of Covento do Cristo
    • Visit of Monasteiro do Batahla

    Equipment

    • Carbon road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants

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