8 days
Duration
258 km
Distance
Medium
Difficulty
Alentejo
Location

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sleep in castles, palaces and farmhouses
  • Internationally awarded wine tastings
  • Cycle Portugal through beautiful landscapes with vineyards, olive groves, cork oaks
  • Évora historical centre, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site; Mediaeval villages
  • Delicious regional Portuguese gastronomy from the Alentejo, always present at our unique gourmet picnics and selected restaurants.

 

DESCRIPTION

The Castles and Wine BIKE TOUR will live up to its name.

Most nights will be passed 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.

We will be pleased if you chose to Cycle Portugal with us!

You can make this trip:

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

Additional information

Tour typeCity, Heritage, Inland, Landscape
1

Day 1

Arrival
Early arrival to airport.

Transfer to Arraiolos, 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 – your choice between:

Pousada de Arraiolosbuilt in a wonderful 16th century convent, with swimming pool, 2 kms from Arraiolos

Casa do Plátano, a very charming guest house in the village centre

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Day 2

Arraiolos Route
 Cycling from Arraiolos to Évora.

The bike tour starts cycling through Arraiolos village, famous for its carpets, pastry, and its rich historical centre. Climb to the castle, one of the few round shaped in the peninsula, and conquer its unforgettable views from there.

Riding through secondary undulating roads we reach the cheese farm, where they also produce local liqueurs. A really tasty stop!

It’s now time to visit a winery where there is a fantastic private carriage collection. We will have our lunch here.

We reach our final destination, Évora, riding in the ecotrail, a green lane built on top of an old railway, traffic free, great for cycling.

 Distance: 42 km, if you sleep in Évora. 35 kms, if you sleet at our guesthouse
  Total ascent: 400 mts
 Difficulty: medium
Terrain: rolling terrain, some dirt roads.
 Wine tasting, cheese tasting and picnic included in van guided and guided bike tours only.
Dinner not included.
Accommodation:

Monte do Serrado de Baixo, our lovely guesthouse, with swimming pool (charm)

Hotel Mar de Ar Muralhas, 4*, in Évora historical center, with swimming pool (charm)
LUXURY OPTION

You may upgrade your stay to the 16th century recovered convent, Hotel Mar de Ar Aqueduto

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Day 3

Megalithic Route
Cycling around Évora

If you are intrigued by the evolution of our kind, puzzled by the enormity of some Neolithic constructions or wondered about the magical meaning of some pre historical sites, than this bike tour day is for you. The biggest dolmen and one of the most important cromlech in Europe with over 5000 years of history are waiting for you.

The ride finishes in Évora, where you will have the chance to wonder around and get immersed in this ancient pre-roman settlement. One of the highlights will be the visit to the surreal XIII century bone chapel.

 Distance: 45 kms, if you sleep in Évora. Also, 45 kms, if you slept at our guesthouse, with a transfer at the beginning of the day.
Total ascent: 500 mts
 Difficulty:  medium
Terrain: flat terrain, some dirt roads. A more demanding climb in the end that can be avoided with the transfer when you sleep at our farm.
 Picnic and ticket to bone’s chapel included in van guided and guided tours only. Dinner not included.
Accommodation in same hotel

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Day 4

The Valley of the Degebe River
Cycling from Évora to Reguengos de Monsaraz.

Leaving Évora toward the rising sun a more baren landscape will keep us company.

On this bike tour day ride between olive groves to reach the small and traditional village of Nossa Srª de Machede.

After a pause for a cold drink or coffee a visit to an old working leather factory. After lunch the mysterious castle of  Valongo will provide shade while it unveils its roman past. A calm ride through easy backroads sets the tone to the day’s final destination. Before dinner a visit to a local distinct winery where the scent of the brewing clay pots fills the air with the ancient knowledge that makes great wine. Dinner is an unexpected surprise

Distance: 50 km (if you slept in Évora) or 57 kms (if you slept at our guesthouse)
Total ascent: 500 mts
Difficulty: medium
Terrain: undulating roads
Lunch and dinner included in van guided and guided tours only.
Accommodation: Solar de Alqueva, with swimming pool
LUXURY OPTION

You may cycle 10 kms more and stay at Herdade de S. Lourenço do Barrocal, a charm country hotel with an architecture prize. Having dinner there you may try the wine and olive oil done by the estate. If you chose this option we recommend that you stay for 2 nights, and we will adapt your cycling route to Monsaraz.

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Day 5

Conquest of the Castle of Monsaraz
Today’s bike tour destination is the fortified village of Monsaraz, an important stronghold in the defense of our nation just by the border with Spain.

On the way we will visit the famous pottery village of S. Pedro do Corval, where you can see the men making magic with the clay, transforming it into beautiful pots and plates, and the ladies painting them with flowers in an impressive speed.

Then with Spain in sight lunch by the biggest artificial lake in Europe, the Alqueva dam reservoir. Then it’s time to conquer the castle, use all your energy to climb up to Monsaraz! Your hotel is either just by the city walls or inside, either option really nice. See the sunset from the tower!

Distance: 35 km
Total ascent: 380 mts
Difficulty: easy+, except the climb to Monsaraz
Terrain: flat roads, with one ascent to the castle
AccommodationCasa Pinto, a charm bed&breakfast in the medieval castle
6

Day 6

The Sanctuary Route
  Cycling from Monsaraz to Vila Viçosa.

The day’s ride will lead to the marble capital of Portugal and one of the biggest in Europe. The marble triangle will mark the landscape for the next bike tour days. The so called white gold is the main economic driver of the region. Its richness is a constant presence in the wide streets and tall buildings. The picnic lunch and the visit to an impressive fortified sanctuary with an interesting tale will close the morning. Then a rare sight over distinct colored lagoons finishing with accommodation in an aristocratic convent.

Distance: 50 kms
Total ascent: 680 mts
Difficulty: medium
Terrain: undulating, with some climbing
Picnic and dinner included in van guided and guided tours.
Accommodation: Pousada D. João IV, built in a convent, with swimming pool (charm)

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Day 7

The Marble Route
Cycling from Vila Viçosa to Estemoz.

As the song says: ‘And now, the end is near…’

Today’s bike tour ride is soft so take this opportunity to taste some local delicacies: Petiscos (Snacks).

From tavern to tavern the ride will delight your senses. The rest of the day will be spent in contemplation and admiration until the doors of Estremoz, the final destination of the journey.

Dinner and closing celebrations with some surprises will be held in an old 15th century jail house – only for the nobles!!! And the journey will not be over until you climb up to the marble Donjon tower of the castle where you will sleep!

Distance: 35 kms
Total ascent: 680 mts – possible to cut out some of these climbs even on a self guided tour – paying a small extra fee the luggage transfer will be done in a van that can pick you and the bikes up along the way.
Difficulty: easy +
Terrain: undulating, with some climbing
Lunch, consisting on several Petiscos/snacks and dinner included in van guided and guided tours only
 Accommodation:

Pousada Rainha Stª Isabel, built in a palace, with swimming pool (charm)

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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 bike tour in Portugal!

MAP

PROFILES

1st cycling day from Arraiolos to Évora

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


2nd cycling day Megaliths (from Évora to Évora)

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


3rd cycling day from Évora to Reguengos

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


4th cycling day from Reguengos to Monsaraz

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


5th cycling day from Monsaraz to Vila Viçosa

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


6th cycling day from Vila Viçosa to Estremoz

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

Prices per person – 2019

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) - - 2 330 €*
Price per person (minimum 4 adults) 806 €* 1 715 €* 2 400 €*
Price per person (minimum 2 adults) 931 €* 2 275 €* 2 740 €*
*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
Easter & Jul 1 to Sep 16 45 € 45 € 45 €
Supplements
Single** 358 € 358 € 358 €
Single** - Easter & Jul 1 to Sep 16 434 € 434 € 434 €
** 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!

Upgrades:

Upgrade for 5 stars hotel in Évora (from charm hotel price) – Mar de Ar Aqueduto

Double room – 50 € per person for 2 nights;
Single room – 100 € per person for 2 nights

Upgrade for Pousada dos Lóios in Évora (from charm hotel price)

Low season:
Double room 
–  115 € per person for 2 nights;
Single room – 238 € per person for 2 nights

High season:
Double room 
– 131 € per person for 2 nights;
Single room – 270 € per person for 2 nights


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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Tour Reviews

4.91 based on 22 reviews
11/03/2019

This self-guided cycling tour through the Alentejo region of Portugal was pure delight for us. From the tour operators to the route and unique accommodations we couldn’t have been more pleased. Anyone looking for a cycling tour in Portugal would do well to consider Portugal Best Cycling and the many benefits of touring in Portugal!

11/03/2019

We are a family of four with an 18 year old and a 13 year old. This tour was a comfortable introduction to Portugal with distances ranging from 30km to 50km per day for six days, and a mix of quiet roads and well maintained dirt tracks through undulating countryside. It is was easily doable on the hybrid (mountain) bikes provided, but e-bikes are also offered. Portugal Best Cycling provides rear panniers, kitted with spare inner tube and tool kit. Baggage is transferred daily between the hotels. Every day offered historic towns and castles, Baroque churches and vineyards. There was an interesting visit to a cork factory on the itinerary. Some of the side trips could be skipped if you choose. The accommodation was a mix of three and four stars, with the pousadas being a real highlight – beautiful converted historic buildings. The directions and maps provided are sufficient and it is pretty hard to get lost. The briefing was probably unnecessarily detailed given that we had all done similar trips before. But would be reassuring for first timers.

19/06/2019

Portugal Best Cycling was a wonderful way to see and experience Portugal. Cycling allows one to slow down and experience small towns and beautiful countryside. Portugal Best Cycling provided well equipped bicycles and easy to follow trip notes. The route notes included great suggestions for site seeing and restaurants.

The Wine and Castles tour was perfectly planned and beautiful. We enjoyed pedaling past vineyards, cork tree groves and olive groves. We saw a new castle every day!

This trip is described as moderate, however, some of the hills are quite steep and challenging even for veteran cyclists. Two in our group were pleased with the electric bikes which allowed them to keep up and enjoy the trip.

Portugal Best Cycling arranged wonderful accommodations in Pousadas and a castle! The prices were reasonable for some really grand accommodations.

19/06/2019

We had a wonderful week with our guide Jorge touring some of the best highlights of central Portugal. Great scenery, wonderful food and drink and fantastic people. Jorge cared for us so well. We had outstanding picnics that he prepared for us. I would highly recommend Jorge and Portugal best cycling as one of the best ways to see and experience Portugal.

19/06/2019

This self-guided cycling tour through the Alentejo region of Portugal was pure delight for us. From the tour operators to the route and unique accommodations we couldn’t have been more pleased. Anyone looking for a cycling tour in Portugal would do well to consider Portugal Best Cycling and the many benefits of touring in Portugal!

19/06/2019

George H
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Avaliado 18 de outubro de 2018
Self guided Alentejo tour is excellent for families
We are a family of four with an 18 year old and a 13 year old. This tour was a comfortable introduction to Portugal with distances ranging from 30km to 50km per day for six days, and a mix of quiet roads and well maintained dirt tracks through undulating countryside. It is was easily doable on the hybrid (mountain) bikes provided, but e-bikes are also offered. Portugal Best Cycling provides rear panniers, kitted with spare inner tube and tool kit. Baggage is transferred daily between the hotels. Every day offered historic towns and castles, Baroque churches and vineyards. There was an interesting visit to a cork factory on the itinerary. Some of the side trips could be skipped if you choose.

The accommodation was a mix of three and four stars, with the pousadas being a real highlight – beautiful converted historic buildings. The directions and maps provided are sufficient and it is pretty hard to get lost. The briefing was probably unnecessarily detailed given that we had all done similar trips before. But would be reassuring for first timers.

19/06/2019

My wife and I had researched self-guided bike trips in Portugal for several months. We were so happy we found Portugal Best Cycling. They communicated so well via email with us as they customized a 4-night 3-day self-guided bike tour for the two of us in the wine and castles region of the Alentejo. George provided a detailed briefing for us at the wonderful hotel in Evora with directions that made deciphering the countryside a breeze. Joana was very responsive once we started and even drove out to where we started outside Evora on her day off to replace a bike that had an unexpected issue with the chain. We especially loved all the sights such as wineries, ceramic manufacturers, and old churches and ruins, that were outlined on our daily itenary. Capping each day at a lovely small town by a refreshing pool made this an unforgettable adventure vacation. We would definitely recommend Portugal Best Cycling and would love to do another trip with them.

19/06/2019

An unforgettable adventure at an extremely affordable price!
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Castle and Wine Self-guided Tour May 2018.
This was my husband and my fifth self-guided bike adventure and though I have very few complaints about any of the companies we have used, Portugal Best Cycling truly had the best customer service over all of the others. Joana went over each days ride with great detail and actually requested that we check in with a text every night to know that we made it to each night’s destination. We have never had that request before. Although I had requested a men’s bike, a women’s bike was delivered to our starting point. Joana was quick to have a men’s bike waiting for me at the next destination even though, in the end, I had to keep the women’s bike because the design of the men’s small frame was too large for my height. The hotels, restaurant recommendations, and maps/directions were excellent. The bikes were in excellent condition and perfect for the terrain we encountered.
Self-guided tours are for the adventurous and that is what we had, an unforgettable adventure. There are bicycle tour companies out there that charge 2 to 3 times the price that Portugal Best Cycling charges and given that we were staying in some of the same hotels that the other companies use, I do not know what would make someone pay the extra amount. Portugal Best Cycling is the way to explore Portugal.

19/06/2019

After several years doing self-guided bike tours through a Canadian-based company, my five friends and I decided to try booking through a travel agent who recommended Portugal best cycling. The trip was significantly cheaper than the comparable trip run by the previous company we used; I was a bit apprehensive as I had pushed for the change. Fortunately, the PBC trip was very well done.

The biking was great, from quiet country roads to cobblestone streets to some dirt roads, although I didn’t like the eco piste on the first day because it was muddy. It was hillier than I’d expected (one description of the biking was ‘easy’; another said ‘easy to moderate’. I’d say the latter is more accurate), but for the most part, the grades were reasonable. The scenery was beautiful, including lots of vineyards, olive trees, cork trees and even sheep! The instructions were very clear and included recommendations for food and drink, as well as interesting sights and shops. We ate lunch at Antonio Gatto’s (pic of resto attached)which felt amazingly authentic. I thought the accommodations were excellent 5 out of 6 nights, with the pousadas a highlight. All in all, a great way to see an untouched part of south Portugal.

19/06/2019

Our group of six Canadian women completed this tour on April 28th after a week of wonderful riding on quiet country roads, including a stretch on the somewhat muddy eco piste, which added a bit of variety to the riding. We were self-guided and found the route instructions clear and easy to follow (although based on reviews I think we missed out on Maria!). The three pousadas we stayed at were a particular highlight but in general the Alentejo is an beautiful part of Portugal and a great place for a cycling holiday. Portugal Best Cycling provided excellent service and for a reasonable price.

19/06/2019

Four couples from Canada and USA went on this 7 day trip led by Teresa. We all loved the trip including all the rides, hotels and meals. The weather in Portugal in mid October was perfect for cycling. Teresa is very knowledgeable about the local history and we made several stops to visit local merchants. Highly recommend.

19/06/2019

The route and scenery for the 7 days was fabulous; all the food was of high quality and so tasty; the choice of picnic spots superb; the information provided on the history of various sites, the towns, exhibitions etc was not only interesting but showed the depth of knowledge of the area and of Portugal in general; the choice of accommodation was out of this world; attention to detail was evident; and both Teresa and Joana (our guides)responded sensitively and professionally to any personal concerns. I highly recommend this cycling tour.

19/06/2019

Portugal Best Cycling is a wonderful company that is flexible and well organized. During our cycle tour, the weather was expected to be quite hot. As a result of the weather my husband asked if we could start riding at 7:30 in the morning. This is quite early but a great time to enjoy the crisp morning air. We expected that by leaving so early we would have to forgo breakfast. We were wrong, the company/farm house had their hostess arrive by 7:00 so she could prepare breakfast for us prior to our bicycle tour. Very much appreciated.

The bikes were in decent shape and always set up and ready to go the night before. We had a briefing the night before our first ride to discuss any concerns as well as a fitting of the bikes. The bikes are hybrid/mountain bikes and are sturdy and comfortable. The rides themselves were enjoyable. The guides we had were very professional. One of our guides had a degree in archeology which was a wonderful bonus as he discussed the very early history of Portugal. Mario was very knowledgeable about all stages of history and cleared up some of the questions we had regarding the country’s kings. He is also a passionate ornithologist ( birder ) pointing out many species of birds as we road throughout the day. On our last day of riding we had a different guide , George, who was also very good. He had an extensive background in the banking sector and was able to engage in conversations regarding the current state of Portugal’s economy.

There is nothing more refreshing than a swim in the pool after a long day of riding. The farmhouse, Monte do Serrado de Baixo, was quite pleasant. The internet seemed to be limited to the living room but this was an added bonus since it forced us to meet the other guests who we thoroughly enjoyed. There is an outdoor seating area that we used to chat with the other guests and view the sunset before dinner( the outdoor furniture may need some upgrading in the near future ). There is a communal refrigerator which is very handy for keeping your wine and beverages cool.

During our tour, we had two dinners at Monte do Serrado de Baixo. These two dinners were by far the best dinners we had during our two week stay in Portugal. The food was incredible. Each night started with appetizers and bread followed by a beautiful salad, main dish, side dishes and ending with dessert and coffee. We brought our own wine (chilled in the refrigerator) and enjoyed the variety brought by our fellow guests. It was fun getting to know other travellers. The food was excellent !!!!

I can’t stress how flexible the company was in meeting our needs. We modified our itinerary so we could visit the cheese factory. We left early every morning. Lunch was flexible depending on when we were hungry. Our rides were slightly modified depending on how tired we were and how hot it was getting. We can’t thank Portugal Best Cycling enough for the wonderful experiences and for being so accommodating to ensure a perfect bike tour.

19/06/2019

The people at Portugal Best Cycling are helpful, thoughtful and happy to accommodate client requests. Their self-guided tours have suited us well, and the combination of spectacular scenery and (in the case of the pousadas) luxury accommodation has been great.

19/06/2019

7 of us were planning to ride in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Our cycling abilities ranged from novice to bike racers. PBC accommodated everyone tailoring each day to each individual rider. They did everything they could, going way beyond the call of duty, to make this a great experience for all of us.

19/06/2019

This was such a fun trip, full of unexpected treats – the delicious almond cake served at the top of a long hill, happy smiling farmers waving to us, riding through the gorgeous, serene countryside, storks flying about and the most interesting accommodations and restaurants. Our guide, Jorge, was the best, so accommodating and pleasant and great at putting on a delicious picnic. I think about sitting on a park bench after the day’s ride in a little village eating an ice cream bar before dinner, taking it all in, listening to the church bells, so many great memories. A very nice company to work with and a very reasonably priced trip.

19/06/2019

Castles and Wine – Van Guided Tour May 2017
My wife and I, and a small group of new and old friends did a “Castles and Wine” bike tour with Portugal Best Cycling (aka Turaventur?). We cycled from village to village, had terrific food in both restaurants and picnics. I think we stayed at different place nearly every night. The riding was low key with plenty of interesting stops including, of course, several castles. Stops also included a working cheese farm a bone chapel, a university, a place where pottery was made, an area full of ancient megaliths, a large lake (reservoir, actually), a marble quarry and a marble museum, a small leather processing shop. I’m sure I’m forgetting several stops – they all were quite interesting. I think every day must have had a different castle!

I was especially impressed with our guide, Jorge (I hope I am spelling that correctly), who was friendly, kind, and helpful. Our trip was a van guided tour – a single guide (Jorge) would brief us as to the day’s route, haul the gear, provide bike support, meet us at turns, and serve as a guide for all the stops along the way. I found Jorge to be exceptionally helpful as I became ill during the middle of the trip, unable to ride a few days, and he was very kind, letting me ride in the rig with him. Jorge ended up being an all day tour guide and conversation partner – I felt we had a genuine friendship.

Portugal is a perfectly lovely place with medieval villages, narrow cobblestone streets, castles and plenty of tradition – traditional food, buildings, etc. I don’t drink so I would not be able to comment on the wine aspect – but the rest of the travelers appeared to enjoy the wine at the lunches and dinners. I think the tour is as vinous as you’d like it to be! I’d give this trip my highest recommendation.

19/06/2019

This was such a great holiday……..extremely well organised with helpful staff and super bikes. All the routes were well planned and varied and we stayed in the most amazing hotels, we could not have asked for anything better! Some hilly bits but the views always made it worthwhile! Hoping to do the coastal route next year.

19/06/2019

Fantastic !! Our marvelous guides Maria and Joana took us to places and experiences we would never have found by ourselves. Excellent food, wine and accommodations all the way. Highly recommended !

19/06/2019

Exceptional in every way!! 11 out of 10
We have done many, many bike trips in Europe over the last 30 plus years ( guided and unguided) with a variety of companies that we have throughly enjoyed, but none can beat Portugal’s Best Cycling! The guides, Teresa, Luis, Joana, Maria and Jorge were all exceptionally friendly, helpful, knowledgable and flexible. Most of all, however, they were just plain fun to be with over the course of our 7 day Castles & Wine Tour. To say we found some enchanting “off the beaten path” experiences doesn’t give justice to how unique each day was. Try to spend a night at their farm which is a different kind of experience. Recommend the “charm hotel ” upgrade!! The pousadas’ we stayed at were amazing. Food was fantastic. We’ll be back!

19/06/2019

Beautiful Alentejo!
We cycled Alentejo with our cousins from England in April. As it was there first introduction to a cycling vacation we wanted a more moderate trip. This trip was fantastic! We upgraded our accommodations and stayed in Monasteries. Fabulous choice – highly recommended. Our accomodations were amazing. Daily cycling was not long, but every day we had side tours, some for fabulous cheeses, some for wine tastings – we even visited a leather factory. Food and wine provided on tour was unbelievable. We have done many cycling vacations and this was truly the first “all inclusive”. The tour company operates a truly first rate tour, has exceptional knowledgeable guides and truly shows you a beautiful part of Alentejo. Highly recommend this tour to anyone. The Spring was a fabulous time to go for flowers and scenery. My husband and I also did their Coastal Tour with Luis which was incredible. Every day Luis provided great picnics with the help of hotel staff and great selection of Portugese wines. Another five star tour run by this Company.

19/06/2019

Fantastic cycling tour that immersed us in the culture of the Alentejo region of Portugal
We went on the castles and wine tour the last week of April and the weather was perfect. The countryside was in full bloom. The tour company’s choice of daily routes, activities, restaurants and hotels was amazing…couldn’t have hoped for better. Some of the highlights were a picnic in a vineyard, dining with the locals in small towns, great wines and our two guides; Joana and George. They were friendly, accommodating, professional, fun-loving and very knowledgeable. The bicycles were top-notch. This tour exceeded our expectations in every way.

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