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You may find the climate startlingly Mediterranean if you’ve just come from the mountains. Summers here are infernally hot, with temperatures regularly exceeding 45°C. But if you come in late March, you’ll be treated to cooler climes, wildflowers and blooming almond trees.

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7-Day Douro Wine Bike Tour from Porto moderate

The estimated distance traveled in this tour is 270 km and 4435m (1.89%) of cumulative ascents. ItineraryDay 1: Reception at the airport (Airport Francisco de Sá Carneiro). Train transfer from Porto to Pinhão (110 km). Following the railway track to the Douro, our expectation will increase as we reach near Pinhão. Meanwhile, we tend to observe the landscape that we encounter. The luggage and bicycles go inside the van to get to the same destination. A visit and dinner will be expecting us at Pinhão.Day 2:Pinhão – Vila Nova de Foz Côa (74 km). Land where the cave paintings are classified as World Heritage, which also produces the famous Douro wine.Cycling until Vila Nova de Foz Coa. We will begin the course heading towards Ervedosa do Douro and continue to São João da Pesqueira, enjoying the Douro River.Day 3: Vila Nova de Foz Côa – Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo (42 km): Pedaling towards Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, we will visit the Northern plateau of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a preserved village with its medieval castle which overlooks the highest point of Portugal. We also will pass through Castelo Melhor, Algodres and Vilar de Amargo. Between February and March, in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, this natural landscape provides a beautiful scenery of almond blossoms.Day 4: Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo – Marialva (60 km). We continue our cycling journey to. Our day will start following the river course of the Côa River, which will go up to Pinhel. Marialva is connected to a nobility title of Marquis, created after the Portuguese Restoration, in 1640, as well as connected to the equestrian art of the 18th Century.Day 5: Marialva – Tabuaço (65 km). Mêda and Ranhados, highest points of this route. From this stage we will enjoy the unique landscapes of the vineyards, that portrait the inhabitants of Douro and the vine carving in the mountains.Day 6: Tabuaço - Régua (29 km) . From here, we will ride along the Douro River. Régua is the last frontier of the Douro wine on the way to Porto.Day 7: Train transfer from Régua do Porto.