Coastal Alentejo and Rota Vicentina Biking Tour

Tours & Sightseeing, We will pick you up at Lisbon Airport and together we will drive till the first accommodation, the charming Herdade da Matinha, in Cercal. We will provide you all the information about the program, the  Gpas and its tracks and the bikes so you still have time to enjoy this peaceful and charming retreat. to null

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The portuguese southwest coast is one of the most cherished portuguese destinations. The astonishing beauty of the long and wild beaches, the elegant waving of the Atlantic and the rich fauna and flora are the delights of locals and travellers.The typical villages, filled with small white painted houses and blue stripes that flourish between valleys of plains, cork oak trees and acacia welcome its visitors. On one side the livelihood of the Atlantic and the coast, on the other the charm of Alentejo, that brings you the most genuine life experiences at a peaceful rhythm.We know the grounds better than anyone and we’ve selected every step on this tour, bringing you the most authentic of this region. Let yourself get carried away by the quiet of this wild and unique Portuguese region. The places we have in mind for you are true invitations to rest, in perfect harmony with the surroundings and, of course, are small places where family dimension is a constant.
Day 1: Arrival The rendez-vous is at the Lisbon Airport where we will welcome and gladly brief you with the scheduled program and its equipment. Together, we’ll head towards the charming country house Herdade da Matinha, located in Cerca. After setting up the equipment and getting familiarized with the GPS and all the required information you’ll have time to enjoy true luxury: the silence and melody of nature.Day 2: Porto Covo and Pessegueiro islandWe head towards Porto Covo, a lovely fishing village whose beaches are protected by imponent slopes. We will also stop by Vila da Sonega, where time has stopped and where you’ll be able to feast yourself with some typical snacks. The typical Cercal village awaits you for and end-of-day snack. Herdade da Matinha spares any introductions (33km + 500m).Day 3: AlgarveThe destination is Vila Nova de Milfontes, one of the dearest villages in Portugal. We will reach Cabo Sardão whose lighthouse marks the perfect harmony between land and water and where the white storks are queens and build their nests in the slopes. We head to Zambujeira do Mar known for its wild and almost deserted beaches and its astonishing views over the Atlantic Ocean. After that, we head to Odeceixe is our next destination where we will  sleep in “Casas do Moinho” (61km + 500m).Day 4: Odeceixe The destination is the valleys and plains around Odeceixe where in between mountain and shore, cork and evergreen oak trees create the perfect combination. The birds’ chirp is a constant in this area because the diversity of bird species is big here, which makes it a great place for birdwatching. If time as passed and you’re still not back, finding the way is easy. All you have to do is look for the windmill (26km + 300m).Day 5: Exploring the Rota Vicentina, fishermen  tracks The destination is the shore enchantments, exploring the “Rota Vicentina” fishermen tracks and feeling inspired by the huge Amoreira Beach, the famous Arrifana and Monte Clérigo beaches and the enchantments of its waves that seem be hand drawn. We reach Aljezur and  a few kilometres more and we reach the beautiful preserved Village of Pedralva who invites you to relax of all the day’s emotions (50km +700m).Day 6: The beaches We’ll head towards the Pedralva village, where the pine tree woods show the way. From there we’ll pedal to Carrapateira peer where the astonishing view over the ocean will make you feel unique. The Amado, Amoreira and Bordeira beaches are true references when it comes to surfing and other water sports, and make the delights of its visitors. We head back to Aldeia da Pedralva, (25km + 350m).Day 7: DepartureHoping that the tour has overcome your expectations, we’ll drive you back to Lisbon Airport.

What’s included

  • 6 nights’ accommodation with breakfast;
  • Welcome reception at the airport with information about the programme providing a mobile phone, GPS track and informational material;
  • Transfers to and from airport;
  • Pic-nic to go on the activity days;
  • 1 dinner at first hotel;
  • Transfer of luggage between accommodations;
  • Travel insurance
  • Bike Rental
  • Gps Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

What’s not included

  • Dinners; Extra activities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival  The rendez-vous is at the Lisbon Airport where we will welcome and gladly brief you with the scheduled program and its equipment. Together, we’ll head towards the charming country house Herdade da Matinha, located in Cerca. After setting up the equipment and getting familiarized with the GPS and all the required information you’ll have time to enjoy true luxury: the silence and melody of nature.
Day 2: Porto Covo and Pessegueiro island We head towards Porto Covo, a lovely fishing village whose beaches are protected by imponent slopes. We will also stop by Vila da Sonega, where time has stopped and where you’ll be able to feast yourself with some typical snacks. The typical Cercal village awaits you for and end-of-day snack. Herdade da Matinha spares any introductions (33km + 500m).
Day 3: Algarve The destination is Vila Nova de Milfontes, one of the dearest villages in Portugal. We will reach Cabo Sardão whose lighthouse marks the perfect harmony between land and water and where the white storks are queens and build their nests in the slopes. We head to Zambujeira do Mar known for its wild and almost deserted beaches and its astonishing views over the Atlantic Ocean. After that, we head to Odeceixe is our next destination where we will  sleep in “Casas do Moinho” (61km + 500m).
Day 4: Odeceixe  The destination is the valleys and plains around Odeceixe where in between mountain and shore, cork and evergreen oak trees create the perfect combination. The birds’ chirp is a constant in this area because the diversity of bird species is big here, which makes it a great place for birdwatching. If time as passed and you’re still not back, finding the way is easy. All you have to do is look for the windmill (26km + 300m).
Day 5: Exploring the Rota Vicentina, fishermen  tracks  The destination is the shore enchantments, exploring the “Rota Vicentina” fishermen tracks and feeling inspired by the huge Amoreira Beach, the famous Arrifana and Monte Clérigo beaches and the enchantments of its waves that seem be hand drawn. We reach Aljezur and  a few kilometres more and we reach the beautiful preserved Village of Pedralva who invites you to relax of all the day’s emotions (50km +700m).
Day 6: The beaches  We’ll head towards the Pedralva village, where the pine tree woods show the way. From there we’ll pedal to Carrapateira peer where the astonishing view over the ocean will make you feel unique. The Amado, Amoreira and Bordeira beaches are true references when it comes to surfing and other water sports, and make the delights of its visitors. We head back to Aldeia da Pedralva, (25km + 350m).
Day 7: Departure Hoping that the tour has overcome your expectations, we’ll drive you back to Lisbon Airport.
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