8 days
Duration
250 km
Distance

E-bike tour in the North of Alentejo

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This Portugal E-bike tour takes you through beautiful landscapes with vineyards, olive groves, cork oaks
  • Marvão, its caslte so high they say you see the back of eagles from there!
  • Elvas historical centre, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site
  • Juromenha castle, with its incredible views over the Guadiana river
  • Delicious regional Portuguese gastronomy from the Alentejo, always present at our unique gourmet picnics and selected restaurants.

 

DESCRIPTION

Most nights will be passed in beautiful charming hotels.

Along the way, the beautiful castle of Marvão, the medieval village of Castelo de Vide, the fortified city of Elvas, world heritage site by UNESCO, and small fortified hamlets will tell the stories of wars with moors and Spain. The border is right there on the other side of Guadiana river!

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, book and judge for yourself…

We will be pleased if you chose to Cycle our Portugal E-Bike tour!

You can make this Portugal Bike tour:

  1. with us in a guided bike tour getting all the interpretation and companionship
  2. having the support car guiding you
  3. friends in a self guided biking tour.
1

Day 1

Arrival
Arrival to airport.

Transfer to Marvão, medieval village with a beautiful castle.

6 p.m. – Welcome drink and first briefing of your bike tour

Welcome drink and dinner included in van guided and guided tours only
Accommodation: Pousada de Marvão

2

Day 2

Marvão to Castelo de Vide
Cycling from Marvão to Castelo de Vide.

We start by visiting the beautiful fortified village of Marvão with incredible views to the Natural Park of Serra de S. Mamede.

Along the day the landscape is marked by the granite and the pre-historic monuments, where it stands out like the Coureleiros Megalithic Park that contains the remains of five burial chambers or the menir of Meada, a single standing stone which at 7.15 metres tall is the largest in the whole Iberian Peninsula

We reach to or final destination Castelo de Vide, one of the gems of the Alentejo region, is old quarter is described as one of the best preserved medieval towns in Portugal.

 Distance: 49 km
  Total ascent: 707 mts
 Difficulty: medium
Terrain: secondary asphalted roads, some climbs
Picnic included in van guided and guided bike tours only.
Dinner included.
Accommodation: Hotel Castelo de Vide
3

Day 3

Castelo de Vide do Arronches
Cycling from Castelo de Vide to Arronches

We start the day with the visit to the village of Castelo de Vide, pedal trough the main square, visiting the church, passing in the mediaeval streets until you get to the castle.

Before your visit to the roman city of Ammaia, and the museum, we ride trough a great avenue with painted trees, it´s perfect for a picture!

We cross the Natural Park of Serra de S. Mamede and have a chance to visit small and typical villages along the way until we get to our destination, Arronches.

 Distance: 48 kms
Total ascent: 690 mts
 Difficulty:  medium
Terrain: Secondary asphalted roads, undulating, with some climbs.
 Picnic.
Accommodation Hotel Rural Santo António

4

Day 4

Arronches to Elvas
Cycling from Arronches to Elvas.

Today the day takes us on secondary roads, almost without traffic. We have the cork oaks and holm oaks as a company, enjoying the calm and the landscape.

A break to visit the sanctuary of Nossa Senhora de Enxara and the castle of Ouguela. We follow calmly along this magnificent landscape, passing through small towns, such as Campo Maior.

Elvas, considred world heritage by UNESCO, is our destination.

Distance: 58 km
Total ascent: 748 mts
Difficulty: medium
Terrain: undulating roads
Lunch and dinner included in van guided and guided tours only.
Accommodation: Hotel Santa Luzia
5

Day 5

Elvas to Elvas
Cycling arround Elvas Distance: 35 km
Total ascent: 708 mts
Difficulty: medium
Terrain: Undulating roads, some climbs.
Accommodation: Hotel Santa Luzia
6

Day 6

Elvas to Juromenha
  Cycling from Elvas to Juromenha.

Today we’re going to Spain! During the day we have the Guadiana River as a companion! The river is the natural border between Portugal and Spain and offers fantastic natural views. On the Portuguese side we bike trough farm lands. Badajoz is already on the other side of the border, a city full of history… Following the waters of the river, we pass by olive groves and green fields. We visited Olivenza and its castle. This village, now belonging to Spain, was Portuguese until the 19th century. We return to Portugal, but first we have to cross the Guadiana by boat.

Distance: 65 kms
Total ascent: 380 mts
Difficulty: medium
Terrain: mostly flat, with some climbing and dirt roads.
Picnic and dinner included in van guided and guided tours.
Accommodation: Casas da Juromenha, with swimming pool

7

Day 7

Juromenha to Juromenha
Cycling arround Juromenha.

We visit Juromenha and its fortress, which served as an important point of defense against attacks from Spain. We cycle in a constant up and down between a forest of cork and holm oaks. We understand why the alentejo region is so important in the production of cork. The small village of Terena and its sanctuary waits for us. We continue on little busy roads until we reach our hotel.

Distance: 65 kms
Total ascent: 1100 mts
Difficulty: medium +
Terrain: undulating, with some climbing
Lunch, consisting on several Petiscos/snacks and dinner included in van guided and guided tours only
 Accommodation: Casas da Juromenha, with swimming pool 
8

Day 8

Departure
Transfer to Lisbon airport

Tour extension: We may transfer you to the gorgeous coastline and you may do our ALONG THE COAST TOUR or the WILD ALGARVE

DISCOUNT PRICE IF YOU BOOK TWO TOURS!

We know you want to do several Portugal Bike tours!

Notes

On Van guided Portugal bike tours the guide will be the driver. He/she will guide you from a distance. The car will be near enough so that you can see it on the junctions. The guide will stop at important or interesting places to give history explanations or tell a story. Some people call this a supported tour, though in our case it is more than that because you are actually being guided.

On Guided bike tours groups are accompanied by one or two cycling guides, besides a guide who takes the support car, prepares the picnics and transports your luggage. Lunches are picnic type with traditional foods from the area where we are cycling. Some times we also use local restaurants.

In dinners arranged by us and you can be sure you will try the best gastronomy as we choose restaurants well known by us for its good traditional food. No «touristy» places included!

On van guided or guided cycling tours you can expect full service from your guides. They will do their best to make your holiday an unforgettable one.

Our guides are all Portuguese and know our region very well. They are very service minded and most of them have been working with us for many years. They are bikers themselves and love to go cycling on their holidays, so they know what you expect from them! They will make sure you have a great Portugal bike tour!

MAP

PROFILES

1st cycling day from Marvão to Castelo de Vide

Altitude gain: 591 mt/ 1938 ft
Total Distance: 50,90 km/ 31 mi
Level: medium


2nd cycling day Castelo de Vide to Arronches

Altitude gain: 579 mt/ 1899 ft
Total Distance: 49 km/ 30 mi
Level: medium


3rd cycling day from Arronches to Elvas

Altitude gain: 517 mt/ 1696 ft
Total Distance: 48.1 km/ 29 mi
Level: medium


4th cycling day from Elvas to Elvas

Altitude gain: 417 mt/ 1368 ft
Total Distance: 31.6 km/ 19 mi
Level: easy plus


5th cycling day from Elvas to Juromenha

Altitude gain: 671 mt/ 2201 ft
Total Distance: 48.2 km/ 29 mi
Level: medium


6th cycling day from Juromenha to Juromenha

Altitude gain: 315 mt/ 1033 ft
Total Distance: 31,2 km/ 19 mi
Level: easy plus

Prices per person – 2020

Departures everyday for all types of Tour.

Come on our set dates and Get a Better Price.

conditions SELF GUIDED TOUR VAN-GUIDED TOUR GUIDED TOUR
Price per person (group tour dates) - - 2 430 €*
Price per person (minimum 4 adults) 920 €* 1 810 €* 2 500 €*
Price per person (minimum 2 adults) 1 024 €* 2 385 €* 2 850 €*
*plus season supplement if applicable
Included
Accommodation in double room with breakfast
Maps, route instructions and history notes
24h phone support
Personal accident insurance
Luggage transfer
Basic tools
Transfer back to our farm from Megalithic tour (if you sleep at our farm)
VAT tax
Souvenir
Airport transfers
Support car with guide
Bicycle, helmet, back rack and pannier or similar
Water and fruit
2 Picnic lunches
3 Lunch at regional restaurant
1 "petisco's"/snack Lunch
5 Dinners with wine
2 Wine tasting at wineries
Entrance fee at Bones chapel, in Évora
Entrance fee at Évora's cathedral
Entrance fee at Vila Viçosa's Ducal Palace
1st aid assistence
Portugal Best Cycling jersey
Guide
* Season supplement
Jun 1 to Sep 30 63 € 63 € 63 €
Easter, Christmas, New Year's Eve and national holidays under request
Supplements
Single** 433 € 433 € 433 €
Single** - Jun 1 to Sep 30 558€ 558€ 558€
** Single supplement applys for a 3rd person in a group of 2.
Departure different then Saturday 80 € 80 € 80 €
Transfers
Airport transfer to 1st hotel 75 € - -
Airport transfer from last hotel 75 € - -
Rentals
Bicycle rental with helmet, back rack and pannier or similar 100 € - -
E-bike rental 200 € 100 € 100 €
GPS Rental 50 € - -
Phone rental (plus calls) 10 € 10 € 10 €

Discount price if you book 2 tours!

LUXURY OPTIONS – Upgrade cost under request, depends on type of room available and seaso


Notes:

Not Included: Bikes insurance, Travel insurance, Tour cancellation insurance, and all items not mentioned above. See Terms & Conditions for more details.

Guided group tour dates


Subject to availability, you can do this tour at any date as a private guided tour or as a self guided tour. The fact that a group date is full does not mean you cannot do a private tour on that date. So contact us anyway!

Late June until early September can be quite hot for this tour. For these dates consider the Along the Coast or the Wild Algarve, an Ocean of Fortresses tour.

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