Medieval Castle on top of small hill, overlooking vineyards
Cheerful cyclist on country side road
Church and hotel in the country side
Almendres Cromlech in Evora, Portugal
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Heritage & Wine Route

A matchless tour through Alentejo unique History and Landscape

Road Guided Bike Tour

Highlights:

  • Over 1000 years of history in Evora – World Heritage Site

  • Bike through quaint whitewashed villages

  • Spectacular cork trees, olive groves and lush vineyards

  • Megalithic Sites, Roman Ruins an hilltop castles

  • Unique Gastronomy and award wining wines

Price
€ 1,900

Start / End
Evora

Group Size
Minimum 6 participants

Length
23-66 kms day
257-283 kms total (miles)

Duration
7 days / 6 nights

Tour Dates
Choose what best suits your plans!

Challenge
Easy to Moderate
Suits all abilities

Discover testimonials of long-gone megalithic and roman civilizations and ride through villages that seem to have stopped in time. This is a remarkably well-preserved region with a unique gastronomy and renowned wines.

Day 1 Welcome to Alentejo –  Evora : Open air museum
In and around Évora the Roman times come back to life. Ride through a well-preserved city center, full of extraordinary monuments (UNESCO world heritage) and lined with romantic cobble-stoned lanes.

Day 2 Travel Back to the Megalith Times
Quiet back roads will take you to some of the most important Megalithic Monuments in the Iberia. Once in Arraiolos, well known for its hand-made tapestries, mingle with the locals at the main square and admire it’s Celtic round shaped castle. (52km/32m or 25km/15m)

Day 3 Ride along Beautiful Olive Groves
Biking across fertile valleys and small villages, you can still see women embroidering tapestries in front of their houses. Enter Estremoz through a drawbridge and ride the Old Town slate paved streets up to the Castle and its Keep Tower. (66km/40m)

Day 4 Vila Viçosa – The White Gold Capital
Pedal on the small roads that connect the Marble Quarries and be impressed by these open air mining sites. In Vila Viçosa, everything seems to be made of marble, from the pavement and benches on the streets to its Ducal Palace. (23km/14m)

Day 5 Crossing Ancient Fortresses & Borders
You will ride through “forgotten” villages, castles and a very unusual fortress-like Chapel. Wander the whitewashed hilltop village of Monsaraz, with its charming cobblestoned streets, Keep Tower and great views over the plains and the Alqueva Lake. (50km/31m or 76km/47m)

Day 6 Vineyards & Wine
In this remote area, wonderful whitewashed villages are hidden in rolling hills. Scenic back roads take you through endless vineyards and olive groves, where renowned Portuguese wines are produced. (66km/41m)

Day 7 Fairwell
One last chance to admire Evora before leaving the quietness of the Alentejo,

I loved all the places we stayed and I would recommed them for anyone going in the Alentejo region. The Portugese people are so wonderful. They are open and kind. We liked the food and loved the bread.

Louise - CA - USA

Our Hotels

Road Guided Bike Tour

All the Hotels are carefully chosen and include exquisite Historical Hotels (Pousadas), Charismatic Inns or Agri-Tourism units, so that you can experience and get to know the best of Portuguese Hospitality Industry.

Price
€ 1,900

Hotels

Hotel MAr de Ar Muralhas Evora

Mar de Ar

Evora (2 nights)
An Charming Hotel within the City Centre with a garden and pool framed by Evora’s historical city walls

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Pousada de Arraiolos

Arraiolos
Converted from a 16th century convent this Historical Hotel perfectly combines the old and the new

Pateo dos Solares Estremoz

Pateo dos Solares

Estremoz
Set on the town’s walls, this Charm Hotel housed in an 19th century manor house has great views to the castle and the old town

Pousada Vila Vicosa

Pousada de Vila Viçosa

Vila Viçosa
A 16th century convent converted into an Historical Hotel featuring thematic rooms and features exuberant gardens

Hotel Horta da Moura Monzaraz

Horta da Moura

Monsaraz
This whitewashed Country House Hotel surrounded by olive groves and vineyards is at at the foot of Monsaraz Castle

Our Inclusions

Road Guided Bike Tour

Available throughout the year for a minimum of 6 Participants, options are carefully thought to ensure that you will have a memorable Bike Tour!

QUALITY STANDARDS

Price: € 1,900

  • 6 Nights in Charming Hotels

  • 6 Nourishing Breakfasts

  • 4 Gourmet Picnic Lunches with Local Products

  • 4 Dinners w/ wine or beer

  • 2 Experienced Tour leaders

  • Support Vehicle & Luggage shuttling

  • Top-notch Bikes & Equipment

  • GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks

  • Entrance fees to designated Attractions

  • Wine Cellar Visit

Notes:
Prices are per participant based on double occupancy

Our Guided Tours are available year-round.
Accommodation and prices may vary throughout the year.
Please contact us for Custom-Made Tours

Guest Reviews about this Tour

Road Guided Bike Tour

I had a fantastic time in Portugal, and I couldn’t have asked for a better guide. Your knowledge and enthusiasm of Portugal made the entire trip an experience I will never forget. Thanks!!! THANK YOU for being such a wonderful host on a trip that I will remember forever. Last night, I went through all the pictures I took, and they really made me appreciate the good time I had in Portugal!

Bryan – TX – USA

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