Unique Alentejo Bike tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, We’ll meet you at the Lisbon airport where we will welcome you and brief you through the program and equipment. Together we’ll go to the charming “Pateo dos Solares” Charm Hotel. After adjusting the bicycles and getting to know how the GPS works you’ll have the time to enjoy the hotel, maybe going for a swim on the swimming-pool. to null

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Apart from being one of the biggest is also one of the richest when it comes to landscapes, traditions, history and emotions. It’s made of medieval villages, plains, golden valleys, UNESCO world heritage sites and especially unique people.Since we pedalled every distance in this program, it’s safe to say that we compiled the best of the best into one single program. Do you like to pedal through valleys and golden plains as if the horizon was your destination? Do you like a good local meal? Does the wine culture fascinates you? And how about lovely medieval village kept between the walls of castles? Do you like to feel the daily environment of truly unique rural village? If so, then this is the tour for you.We gathered all these thrills and emotions and bring to you only the finest of inner Alentejo. Let yourself go and pedal, slowly, without rush, enjoying every piece of this unique experience.
Day1: ArrivalWe’ll meet you at the Lisbon airport where we will welcome you and brief you through the program and equipment. Together we’ll go to the charming “Pateo dos Solares” Charm Hotel. After adjusting the bicycles and getting to know how the GPS works you’ll have the time to enjoy the hotel..Day 2: EstremozStart this tour cycling around Estremoz, where the only sounds are the jangling bells of flocking sheep chirping. Continue rolling through the natural landscape and pass some villages with the typical Alentejo white-washed homes. Sleep at Pateo dos Solares Charm Hotel. 44km + 350m or 71km + 700.Day 3: Charming VillagesWe start pedalling towards Vila Viçosa, a village of great historical heritage and whose castle and Paço Ducal make the wonders of the visitors. Next we’ll go to Alandroal and then head to Redondo, another charming village of strong vinical culture where you can also visit the cellars and amaze yourself with the city downtown. Sleep at Herdade Água D’Alte (58km + 600m).Day 4: ÉvoramonteThe destination is Évora Monte, a white painted streets village has over 500 years of existence and its ex-libris is its castle. At more or less 400m of altitude, it’s difficult to get to the top, but the views over Serra D’Ossa and Estremoz, make the effort worthwhile. Sleep at Herdade Água D’Alte country house (60km + 600m).Day 5: MonsarazToday we will be peddaling through small Alentejo villages. We’ll go through villages like Outeiro, Terena whose houses were built around the charming castle that dates back to the 13th or 14thcentury. The final destination is the lovely medieval village of Monsaraz, one of the most well preserved villages in Portugal.  Today’s location is Monte Saraz in the middle of nature and with a view to Monsaraz (55km + 500m).Day 6: Villages of Telheiro, Luz, Vila de MourãoWe’ll pedal through the charming villages of Telheiro where we’ll find numerous megalithic monuments. Next we’ll head to Luz village, a recently rebuilt village after the previous one had been flooded by the construction of the Alqueva dam.Day 7: ÉvoraWe start the day pedalling through the golden plains and reach the lovely Vila de Montoito, where the white of the houses contrasts with the serenity of the landscape. A few more km's and we'll reach Évora, a UNESCO's heritage city. The city is simply delightful and its historical legacy is endless. Sleep in Casa do Governador (68km + 700m).Day 8: ArraiolosThe destination is Arraiolos, the famous Portuguese village known for its carpets that share the same name. Arraiolos has also one of the few castles in the world with a round shape. We head back to Casa do Governador. (68km + 600m).Day 9: Departure day:We will sadly transfer you to the airport.

What’s included

  • 8 nights’ accommodation with breakfast;
  • Visit to the winery João Portugal Ramos
  • Welcome reception at the airport with information about the programme providing a mobile phone, GPS track; GPS rental and informational material;
  • Tranfers to and from airport;
  • 7 Pic-nic to go on the activity days;
  • Transfer of luggage between accommodations;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Bike rental.
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

What’s not included

  • Dinners; Extra Activities.

Itinerary

Day 2: Estremoz Start this tour cycling around Estremoz, where the only sounds are the jangling bells of flocking sheep chirping. Continue rolling through the natural landscape and pass some villages with the typical Alentejo white-washed homes. Sleep at Pateo dos Solares Charm Hotel. 44km + 350m or 71km + 700.
Day 3: Charming Villages We start pedalling towards Vila Viçosa, a village of great historical heritage and whose castle and Paço Ducal make the wonders of the visitors. Next we’ll go to Alandroal and then head to Redondo, another charming village of strong vinical culture where you can also visit the cellars and amaze yourself with the city downtown. Sleep at Herdade Água D’Alte (58km + 600m).
Day 4: Évoramonte The destination is Évora Monte, a white painted streets village has over 500 years of existence and its ex-libris is its castle. At more or less 400m of altitude, it’s difficult to get to the top, but the views over Serra D’Ossa and Estremoz, make the effort worthwhile. Sleep at Herdade Água D’Alte country house (60km + 600m).
Day 5: Monsaraz Today we will be peddaling through small Alentejo villages. We’ll go through villages like Outeiro, Terena whose houses were built around the charming castle that dates back to the 13th or 14thcentury. The final destination is the lovely medieval village of Monsaraz, one of the most well preserved villages in Portugal.  Today’s location is Monte Saraz in the middle of nature and with a view to Monsaraz (55km + 500m).
Day 6: Villages of Telheiro, Luz, Vila de Mourão We’ll pedal through the charming villages of Telheiro where we’ll find numerous megalithic monuments. Next we’ll head to Luz village, a recently rebuilt village after the previous one had been flooded by the construction of the Alqueva dam.
Day 7: Évora We start the day pedalling through the golden plains and reach the lovely Vila de Montoito, where the white of the houses contrasts with the serenity of the landscape. A few more km's and we'll reach Évora, a UNESCO's heritage city. The city is simply delightful and its historical legacy is endless. Sleep in Casa do Governador (68km + 700m).
Day 8: Arraiolos The destination is Arraiolos, the famous Portuguese village known for its carpets that share the same name. Arraiolos has also one of the few castles in the world with a round shape. We head back to Casa do Governador. (68km + 600m).
Day 9: Departure day: We will sadly transfer you to the airport.
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