Quite simply, bike touring in Portugal is delightful!
Cyclists will enjoy Lisbon’s timelessness and continue on to the Algarve’s coastline offering wind swept white beaches. Portugal seems to have it all.
Visit beautiful Porto and go on to cycle the Douro or head out on the Camino. The Alentejo’s rolling countryside provides inspiring vistas.
Top that with magical palaces and monuments along Portugal’s Atlantic West coast. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the place.
With an evening glass of the national tipple, port, reflect fondly on the miles cycled.
Cycling in the Alentejo
Our holidays cycle through the middle of Portugal, a rich fertile area called the Alentejo. Home to a wealth of cultures it is agriculturally based and Alentejano famous woven carpets, ceramics, and delicious wine are crafted with pride. Cycle this area discovering the charming hilltop castle towns, its romantic Moorish legacy, the Roman mosaics and stirring monuments in the heritage city of Evora and the most lovely scenery.
A country of explorers is waiting for you!.
Bike Trips from Porto
Porto is a vibrant place to start your cycling tour from. Portugal’s 2nd largest city and based at the mouth of the Douro, its history of being a part of The Camino, its port wine trade and transport gives it a robust feel of excitement. The heart of the place is enchanting with its narrow alleyways, monuments, tile work, and riverfront setting. Try the delicious Portuguese kitchen and discover why it is so highly regarded and why this city is a UNESCO Heritage site.
Cycling in the Algarve
Further south is the region of the Algarve, from the Arabic word, Al Gharb (the west). An area full of the footsteps of others it is fascinating and blessed with a beautiful temperate climate. Cycle the Algarve, discovering the alluring sea vistas, perched castles, and its own romantic Roman and Moorish legacy. It is also where the Golden Age of Portugal began as seafaring vessels left home from here. Magical white washed villages, blue skies and waving palms.
Come and venture forth in it !
Cycling in the Douro
The winding Douro (River of Gold), the source of life essence to these vines, giving the soil a richness to grow, and your companion on this Portuguese bike trip. Pass by mighty gorges, forests, vines, olive and almond trees. Cycle to atmospheric family run Quintas (wine estates) with their traditional customs. Relish biking the Douro river gorge landscape, spotting the plentiful wild life and enjoying the lovely wine.
Bike Trips from Lisbon
Enjoying Atlantic breezes from its shores, this capital of Portugal was supposedly founded by Ulysess. Wander Alfama’s old city quarters and ride the Funicular elevator up these steep narrow streets. A lively city, enjoy fado, the mournful national song and hit the wonderful array of museums & cafes that crowd Lisbon. Built on seven hills, exploring it will get the heart rate going but your heart strings were always going to be pulled with this place
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