In this Portugal Walking Tour you’ll enjoy medieval castled villages, the gorgeous city of Evora and the fabulous Alentejo gastronomy. You’ll be walking on isolated tracks where not a lot of people go, having the feeling that nature is all yours! Then drive to the coast and experience a totally different scenario: the wild Alentejo Coast, one of the most beautiful of the world. You’ll be overwhelmed by the endless views, the rough sea and the contrast between the blue ocean and the colourful rocks.
Beginning in the spa town of Monção, you’ll follow eco trails along the River Minho, the natural border with Spain, which offers fabulous views, wildlife and scenery as well as fortified towns with centuries of history. From the mouth of the Minho at Caminha you’ll head down a verdant section of the Atlantic Coast, filled with stunning beaches, to the beautiful historical city of Viana do Castelo and then follow the Lima River to the oldest town in Portugal, Ponte de Lima. From this idyllic setting, cycle all the way to the villages of Arcos de Valdevez and Ponta da Barca along eco trails on either side of the river. Next stop is Barcelos, home to a legendary cockerel and an important stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail, before heading back to the coast for the last leg of the journey. More wonderful beaches, fishing communities, nature reserves and interesting towns and cities form part of your last cycling day. End the tour in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto, the home of port wine.
A cycling holiday along the Algarve could not be more diverse. You cycle from Europe‘s southwestern most point, the Cape St. Vincent all the way to the Spanish-Portuguese border town Vila Real de Santo Antonio. En route you experience stunning sceneries, romantic fishing villages with lots of tradition, bustling historic centers, secluded bays framed by steep cliffs, fabulous views across the sea and countless endless sandy beaches inviting you to linger or swim. Enjoy the Portuguese hospitality with its excellent cuisine and discover a multifaceted and stunningly beautiful coastline during this cycle holiday from West to East.
This varied cycle holiday along Portugal’s Atlantic coast takes you from the vibrant capital Lisbon to the most southwestern point of Europe – the Cabo des Sao Vicente. Experience an unforgettable journey to historical and cultural sites and through nature reserves teeming with life and biodiversity. Even the early explorers around Christopher Columbus started their explorations across the Atlantic on the Portuguese coast. Embark on a discovery tour and get to know beautiful beaches, typical villages, idyllic harbour towns, excellent cuisine and extensive nature reserves on this holiday along the Atlantic coast.
With the Walking in Paradise tour our aim is to combine a wonderful stay at our very special and unique guesthouse, just seven kilometers from Évora, with the discovery of the ever surprising Alentejo region. You’ll find your days will be plentiful but also relaxing! And our food… delicious! You should try it! During your stay we’ll take you through exclusive hiking trails, local cafés, beautiful historical monuments, artisans and wineries. Each day is different, the mix of different landscapes and sceneries. The scents in the morning breeze, the sounds of late afternoon beetles and crickets, the golden colours of the summer fields and the wild life that pops up to surprise you on your hike will make you feel much more alive. As it is a hotel based walking tour you don’t need to worry about packing and unpacking each day.
We start cycling in a wild rugged area of the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina National Park, on the west coast. Then, we cycle along the popular south coast, the true Algarve, including very picturesque spots closer to the Spanish border! Our days have lots of variety with visits to places such as the Fisherman’s museum, the cape of Sagres and several fortresses. The Portuguese Sea Discoveries of the 15th century are always present. Besides cycling and enjoying the amazing scenery, we invite you also to learn about the local economy. One of the learning highlights is a visit to an organic farm where its fruit is transformed in jams, chutneys, cakes, and chocolates. The salines visit is another one and, to a sweet end, a visit to a pastry factory where you will have the chance to learn to bake some cakes and in the end taste them (cooking on van guided and guided tours only)! The beaches are beautiful, on the first days with fun waves and impressive steep cliffs on the background while the last days offer us quiet and crystal blue waters. You will find out that even in the more touristy Algarve areas there are still hidden away empty beaches.
This seven day bike tour in Portugal will take you through some of the wildest and most beautiful Portuguese landscapes, taking some easy dirt roads occasionally. This cycling tour in Portugal on the south West Atlantic coast takes us through pristine natural parks and reserves like the Estuário do Sado, Lagoas de Santo André and Sudoeste Alentejano, finishing in Costa Vicentina, and swimming in the cool blue waters of the Atlantic every day. Taste the fresh fish paired with award winning Alentejo wines and enjoy our famous picnics, the true definition of a gourmet luxury light meal in the white sands of secluded beaches… there is nothing quite like it! Learn about olive oil, cork extraction and its many uses, rice fields, pine forests, the dictatorship, and many other intriguing facts. Easy level safe routes with a challenge here and there will make for a relaxing and fun ride while you live the present, learn about the past and discover the future of the oldest and sunniest country in Europe.
It’s a cycling tour combining the convenience of the accommodation at our lovely country house, cycling through Alentejo and great weather for most of the year. The days are all very different and rides include visits to wineries, artisans and producers of local specialities. You will feel rewarded with the high knowledge of your local guide and the gorgeous landscape around our country guesthouse. Even if you choose the self-guided option, we will meet you every day to help you organise. You don’t have to pack and unpack every day. Every morning you will meet your guide after a delicious breakfast and indulge on a beautiful bike ride.
The Castles and Wine bike tour will live up to its name. Most nights will be spent either in a castle or an old convent, now beautiful charming hotels. Along the way the great ancient city of Évora, world heritage site, and small fortified hamlets will tell the stories of wars with moors and Spain. The border is right there on the other side of Alqueva, the biggest artificial lake in Europe. The loveable Alentejo people, at first shy, the Mediterranean typical gastronomy along with the wonders of cork, marble, olive oil and other crafts will enrich your experience. And the wine… well come and judge for yourself… All this in safe backroads with some easy bits off the asphalt riding, with us by your side.
Cycling in Portugal’s Lima Valley is the perfect way to discover the unspoiled Lima Valley where you will find warm-hearted people and tasty food and wine. Whether you cycle alone, with friends or family, you can enjoy the unique alliance between nature and manmade landmarks. The local culture and proud sense of tradition finds expression in many different forms: through handicrafts, music and dancing, gastronomy, religious festivals and numerous creative and recreational activities. Discover the identity, history and the verdant beauty of the Lima Valley.