Wine and Gastronomy along the Douro Valley

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7 Day(s)
Moderate
211 Km
avg 42 Km
Self-guided

Tour operator:  Cyclomundo

Portugal's Douro Valley is most famous for its venerable wine-making tradition and production of sweet Port wines

Situated just 100 kilometers (62 miles) west to the city of Porto, Portugal’s Douro Valley is most famous for its venerable wine-making tradition and production of sweet Port wines. And while the rivers in the region do not quite flow red, viniculture certainly plays an integral role here, even shaping the spectacular landscapes that make the valley one of the country’s most stunning crown jewels. 
 
Experience the magic of the Douro Valley on this week-long tour, cycling from the majestic gorge and cliffs at the easternmost end of the Douro River to the agricultural lands and terraced vineyards at the heart of the Alto Douro Wine Region. Ride through the wilderness of the Douro International Natural Park; hop on a Rabelo boat, a key mode of transport in the historic Port wine trade; and discover the charms of towns like Mogadouro and Pinhão. Each stage of the trip offers a shorter and longer route option for you to choose from, as you pedal leisurely downriver along old railway tracks through vast forests, almond and olive groves, and past breathtaking vine-covered hillsides.
 
There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fruits of the land too, as you’ll taste wine, olive oil, and some of the finest local cuisine at typical quintas (estates) along the way. At night, you’ll rest well at specially selected accommodations (including a traditional olive oil estate); ensuring that your bike tour is unforgettable from start to finish, much like the Douro Valley itself.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Portugal
Region:
Northern Portugal
From:
Porto
To:
Porto

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Semi-supported, Bike Hire available
Duration:
7 Day(s)
Level:
Moderate
Accommodation:
Double Occupancy
Cost From:
EUR 1035
Single Supplement:
€205-€215

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
211 Km
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
Departure:
Starts any Saturday from March through June and September through December 2021

Additional Information

Inclusions

6 nights’ accommodation (1 night in a 4-star hotel, 5 nights in charming guest houses or authentic farmhouses)
Daily breakfast
2 dinners
Meeting with our local representative
Luggage transfers
Transfer from Porto airport to your first hotel on Day 1 at 3:00 pm
Transfer from your last hotel to Porto airport on Day 7 at 10:00 am
Transfers during the tours on Day 3 from Mogadouro to Lagoaça, on Day 5 from Vila Flor to Samões and from Pinhão to Sabrosa
Boat ticket on Day 5 from Tua to Pinh√£o
Route notes
Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
Pre-paid mobile phone
All tax and service charges

Exclusions

Expenses of a personal nature
Wine pairing dinners on Days 5 and 6 (95 euros per person)
Wine and olive oil tasting and property visit in Régua on Day 6
Travel insurance
High season supplement

Options

Accommodation upgrade
Shorter rides available on all days
Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 100 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 195 euros per bike.
Starting on another weekday supplement of 135 euros per person starting from 2 people.

Group Information

Starting on another weekday is possible for groups (must be 4 or more at time of booking and departure)

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