Northern Portugal

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8 Day(s)
Moderate
240 Miles
avg 40 Miles
Guided

Uncork this little-seen side of Portugal

Description

Portugal’s northernmost reaches lie well off the well-worn tourist pathways, which makes this region ideally suited for a cycling tour in the Ciclismo style! Ride though fabulous landscapes and far-reaching history starting from Spain and crossing the border with Portugal, to enter Lima and Douro River valleys with experienced leaders pointing out the “local’s Portugal” that you’d otherwise miss. And throughout your itinerary, you can look forward to sampling the wines of this beautiful land, from vinho verde, to the nation’s signature tipple, port. You can also indulge on the locally-harvested cod, sardines, octopus, and seafood cooked following traditional and simple recipes that emphasize the freshness of the ingredients or savor the numerous dishes featuring different types of meats: lamb, goat, quail, beef, chicken, and game like venison or wild boar.

On our way to Porto we’ll explore the town of Guimaraes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Porto is one of the highlights of the tour and the best place to end our unforgettable discovery of Portugal. It’s located along the Douro River estuary and was an outpost of the Roman Empire, It was also registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. It represents the Portuguese spirit that will surprise you with its colors, art, nightlife and modern infrastructures: Bem-vindo a Portugal!

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Portugal|Spain
Region:
Madeira & Azores|Galicia & Asturias
From:
Baiona, Spain
To:
Porto, Portugal

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
On-road|(Some) Hills
More Options:
Go custom or private|Point to Point|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 4995

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
240 Miles
Riding Days:
6
Month(s):
June|July|August|September
Departure:
23 Jun, 28 Jul, 18 Aug, 1 Sep 2019

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: $800

Inclusions

Van support
Expert, bilingual guides
Hike to the mount above Guimaṛes and visit of the town with a local guide
2 wine tastings
Use of a carbon road bike equipped with a Garmin Edge Touring GPS
Ciclismo jersey and water bottle
Two water bottle holders
Map holder on handlebars and a Garmin Edge GPS
Handlebar bag
Tire pump
Combination bike lock
Gel-padded saddle
Choice of pedals
Card with your tour leaders’ mobile phone numbers
All accommodations
All breakfasts
2 lunches 6 dinners

Exclusions

Helmet

Options

Clipless pedals with shoes
Your own saddle
Any of our tours can be made private
Electric bike, Tandem or Carbon Road Bike

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