7 days/6 nights with 6 of days cycling


Start any date from March 15 to November 15



Moderate

Cycling average 52k/31miles
This region is a mix of rolling terrain and flats. Elevation gains are as follows: D1: 200m; D2: 535m; D3:535m; D4: 220m; D5: 350m; D6: 685m



Classic Accommodation:   US$1850                     
Luxe Accommodation:   US$2250
                                 Single suppl. classic: US$450
Single suppl. Luxe: US$550 


  • 7 nights hotels 
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Use of a top quality 21-speed hybrid bike, complete with pump, patch kit, water bottles. We recommend that you to bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour
  • Walking tour with guide on Day 2 in Evora


Our trip starts from Evora.

From Lisbon, you can reach Evora by rail (€12.20; travel time 1h30; departures 4-5 times per day; for example at 8:59 arriving 10:25 is recommended, or bus (€12 1 ½ -2 hour travel time; depart hourly)



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Portugal

Alentejo Cycling 7 Days
Slap bang in the heart of southern Portugal, stretching over one third of the country, from the Atlantic coast to the Spanish border and from the south bank of the Tagus down to the Algarve, lies sleepy Alentejo. Its coastal region is a long stretch of wild cliffs and untouched beaches, its undulating hinterlands an undiscovered territory of empty roads, white villages, cork-tree forests, vineyards and olive groves. Its evocative hilltop castles are reminders of the many battles and conquests of yore. The patios and gardens bear witness to the rich influence of the North African Arabs, roots that shaped the people and the nature of this sultry region.
The herbs and spices grown in the Alentejo countryside season, (and the wines tendered on the hillsides accompany), the medley of fish caught on its coastal waters – intimately connecting the land and sea to its people. And so, we arrive at Alentejo’s principal vices: food and wine. The stoic farmers of Alentejo are proud advocates for the richness of their gastronomic products. Here you’ll taste the much-loved and traditionally-tilled land in its pork and ham, seafood, cheese and olive oil, black pigs, lamb and hearty red wines.
From Moorish villages, Roman structures and Portugese kings, this region oozes big history, but Alentejo also offers incredible natural treasures. And, we think, much of the beauty of this region is encompassed in this tour. So, come along and join us on this journey around an unpretensiously sumptuous region; slow down with us to Alentejo's very seductive, lost-in-time pace of life.


 
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Albergaria do Calvario, Évora
This hotel is just 5 minutes walk from the main square of Évora, providing a perfect launch pad for your exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage town. The beautifully furnished rooms are well maintained with neatly kept tiled bathrooms. There is a swimming pool and the on-site restaurant is excellent.

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Pousada Rainha Santa Isabel, Estremoz

This historic pousada, set in the Estremoz Castle, was built for Queen Santa Isabel. From the gardens and pool of this magnificent hotel, you’ll enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of Estremoz and the Alentejo plain. You’ll feel like a royalty in the four-poster beds.

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Solar Flor da Rosa, Flor da Rosa/Crato
This well-appointed and cozy traditional Alentejo house offers you a genuine and comfortable stay. The outdoor pool is shaded by trees in their white-washed back garden.

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Casa da Árvore, Marvão
This lovely manor house boasts one of the best views you’ll enjoy on the entire trip. With the tranquility provided by the hotel, the hosts and the breathtaking views, this hotel is the perfect ending to come down from your exhilarating trip.

 
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Pousada dos Loios, Évora

The tranquil and luxurious atmosphere of this hotel suits that of its town, evocative Évora. The 15th Century building has been lovingly restored to its former glory and enjoys a central location in town. You’ll enjoy the redone monks living quarters along with a good restaurant and bar, relaxing swimming pool and sunny terrace.

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Pousada Rainha Santa Isabel, Estremoz

This historic pousada, set in the Estremoz Castle, was built for Queen Santa Isabel. From the gardens and pool of this magnificent hotel, you’ll enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of Estremoz and the Alentejo plain. You’ll feel like a royalty in the four-poster beds.

Pousada do Crato, Flor da Rosa

You’ll find this historic gem within the walls of the Santa Maria de Flor da Rosa Monastery. Thanks to much careful and respectful restoration, the peace and tranquility of its monastic past is one of the hotel’s defining features today, as is its medley of influences; Gothic, Renaissance and Arabic.

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Pousada de Santa Maria, Marvão

One of Marvão’s original hotels, this supreme hotel is now one of the best pousadas of the region, offering the best panoramic views from its lofty position. Tucked into one of the cobbled streets of steeped, Medieval Marvão you’ll find your little piece of heaven.

 

"We had a fabulous trip! The weather was perfect and the scenery never censed to be breathtaking. The bike routes were challenging in terms of hills but very pleasant because of the lack of traffic and the never-ending views. The accommodations were all good and got progressively better as we went. Same for the meals. It was an unforgettable trip."

- B. and M. Hole


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