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Central Portugal
Tour Location
Country:
Portugal
From:
Vila Nova de Poiares
To:
Vila Nova de Poiares
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self Guided
Duration:
8 days
Terrain:
Mostly flat, Hills (rolling/undulating)
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
€465
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
Departure:
Daily
Tour Operator:
Eurobike

Central Portugal

8 Days

Tour Operator:
Eurobike
Great bike tours between Costa Prata and the foothills of Serra de Estrela. You cycle through green and hilly landscape, with many rivers, streams, lakes and fantastic views, named “Miradouros”. In this area, which is named “Pinhal Interior” because of its many pines, yellow boxes, cork- and durmast oaks, citrus fruits, olives and small vineyards are growing. In spring plenty mimosas put forth here. A farmer with donkey is in this surrounding not uncommon. Many inhabitants are living from their harvest. Centuries-old “Quintas” (farm houses) and country estates are restored in authentic style, in parts you stay overnight in such houses. You travel along the coast with its wild and high waves and homelike fisher villages as Praia de Mira. To make a long story short: it is a diversified bike tour which offers Portuguese silence, space and authenticity. Of course you can visit also Coimbra: the cultural pearl with great old city, beautiful parks, river Mondego and ancient University in Manuelino architectural style. The students are wearing still their traditional “capas negras” (black cape). This is the city, where the Fado is sung from men only and where it sounds more adorable and more charming as in Lisboa. Tired from all those impressions you rest in a café at the “Igreja Santa Cruz” on square “8° de Maio” where you think of all efforts which the mountain villages along the Serra de Lousã caused.
Inclusions
Breakfast
6x lunch package for en route
Half board, if booked
Well elaborated route
Detailed travel documents (maps, route description, places of interest)
Luggage transfer
Tour guidance on spot
Service-hotline
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