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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Alentejo Heritage & Wine Route

A matchless tour through Alentejo unique History and Landscape

Road Self-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

Premium
€ 1,295

Start / End
Evora

Group Size
Minimum 2 participants

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

Casual
€ 795

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, evrything 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

We did a self-guided bicycle ride through the Alentejo, a picturesque region of vineyards, olive trees, and whitewashed hilltop villages. Working with Bikeiberia was a pleasure from booking to finish.

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Our Premium and Casual Hotels

Road Self-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.

Premium
€ 1,295

Casual
€ 795

Premium 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
A 16th century convent converted into an Historical Hotel with 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

Casual Hotels

Albergaria do Calvario Evora

Albergaria do Calvario

Evora (2 nights)
A Countryside Hotel in the city centre, with an interior picturesque courtyard and housed in a 16th century olive oil mill

Casa dos Platanos Arraiolos

Casa do Plátanos

Arraiolos
Converted from an old family house, this Guesthouse is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the quietude of the Alentejo

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

Solar dos Mascarenhas Vila Vicosa

Solar dos Mascarenhas

Vila Viçosa
A Boutique Hotel featuring the region’s traditional whitewashed façades and iron balconies

Hotel Horta da Moura Monzaraz

Horta da Moura

Evora (2 nights)
This whitewashed Country House Hotel surrounded by olive groves and vineyards is at at the foot of Monsaraz Castle

Our Premium and Casual Inclusions

Road Self-Guided Bike Tour

Available throughout the year for a minimum of 2 Participants, both options are carefully thought to ensure that you will have a memorable tour regardless of your budget!

QUALITY STANDARDS

Premium: € 1,295

  • 6 Nights in Charming Historical Hotels

  • 6 Nourishing Breakfasts

  • Top-notch Bikes & Equipment

  • GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks

  • Daily Luggage Shuttling

  • Evora Guided Tour

  • Wine Cellar Visit

  • 24h Support Line

  • Favourite Restaurant Suggestions

Casual: € 795

  • 6 Nights in Charming Historical Hotels

  • 6 Nourishing Breakfasts

  • Top-notch Bikes & Equipment

  • GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks

  • 24h Support Line

  • Favourite Restaurant Suggestions

Notes:
Prices are per participant based on double occupancy

Our Self-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 Self-Guided Bike Tour

Thank you for arranging a wonderful tour. We had a great time and the hotels were superb

Stan & Fran – NJ – USA

We all would like to thank you for all of your assistance in making our trip so great. A great trip takes the efforts of a lot of wonderful people, good weather and some luck. You all at BikeIberia were some of the wonderful people we met along our long trip

Bill D – CA – USA

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