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Portugal Wolf Ride 2020

Duration 6 days
dates September 02 - 07
altimetry 7137 m
distance 366 Km
Lodging Premium

Be part of the pack and join us for a wonderful adventure through the Douro Valley whilst also helping make a difference to wolf conservation

The mountainous region of northern Portugal is one of the last territories of the Iberian Wolf.
The Wolf Conservation Ride will be a journey of discovery. Starting out in the wolf region, you will move through the rugged landscape of the North and pass by unique 12th century historical villages.
Your journey will finish in the Unesco Douro Valley with its terraced vineyards and world class wines.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
September 2nd
Arrival to Porto

- Bus Transfer (Porto – Bragança)
- Accreditations (Bragança)
- Welcome dinner
Day 02
September 3rd
Stage 1: Bragança to Alfandega da Fé (86 km | + 1741m)
Short Version: Bragança to Azibo dam (50 km | + 1037m)

- Presentation with the University of Aveiro’s
- Wolf Preservation Team and the Transumância
and Nature Association
- Dinner

The name of the region of which Bragança is the capital belies its nature, being that Tras-os-Montes, quite literally 'behind the mountains', is easily the most remote part of mainland Portugal, if not western Europe. Here, ancient stone houses still cluster in small villages that seem unaffected by the speed and complexities of modern life, rich traditional dishes still fill the bellies of the farmers and the general feeling offers a pleasing distance from the busier, more cosmopolitan parts of Europe.
Day 03
September 4th
Stage 2: Alfandega to Marialva (162 km | + 1894m)
Short Version: Alfandega to Pocinho (51 km | + 476m)

- Presentation from a member of the Wolf
Conservation Team New York
- Dinner

Almond and Olive trees will be present all day on your ride.
The region is known to have some of the best olive oil in the world. Reaching the Douro river you will be amazed by the landscape and the way man shaped the slopes into terraces in order to produce the famous Port Wine. Longroiva, today's destination is a peaceful little town where the thermal baths stand out and where there are vestiges of the Roman times.
Day 04
September 5th
Stage 3: Marialva loop via Castelo Rodrigo (103 km | + 2015m)
Short Version: Marialva loop via Castelo Rodrigo (45 km | + 1081m)

- Dinner

After Historical Village of Marialva you will have the chance to stop at Faia Brava nature reserve and see the amazing conservation work they are doing in the region. Castelo Rodrigo was a very important stop for pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. In 1297, it became a Portuguese town.
Day 05
September 6th
Stage 4: Marialva to Régua (81 km | + 1487m)
Short Version: Penedono to Régua (56 km | + 697m)

- Grape stomping
- Farewell dinner on the Douro

The route today will take you to the heart of the Douro valley wine region.
Wine has been produced by traditional landholders in the Alto Douro region for some 2,000 years, the main product being port wine.
Day 06
September 7th
Transfers from Régua to Porto
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Dates & Prices

September 2nd to 7th 2020 - 6 Days / 5 Nights

Price: Please enquire
sharing a double room
(minimum 12 pax)*

Extra Services
Single room accommodation
• Extra price for single room - Price: Please enquire

Bicycle Rental
• Carbon fiber Trek Emonda or Domane 2016 - Price: 240,00 €*
*Offer limited to existing stock unities

*Individual cost of ride will be less if overall group number is increased. 20 riders will equate to reduce the individual cost to €1925 which we obviously hope to achieve

Total cost of trip including accommodation & food: Please enquire
(excluding drinks & transport to and from Portugal)

More information

This Package Base program includes:
- Participation on the tour with the logistics and support
- Scientific support by the University of Aveiro’s Wolf Team
- One “official travel bag” branded “Wolf Ride”
- Transportation of the bike travel bag of each participant from the start to the finish of the final stage. But not intermediate venues
- Personal accidents insurance
- Support vehicles during the 4 stages
- Mechanical support along the course on each stage (costs with replacement parts are not included)
- Snacks, fruits and liquids along the routes
- Daily Briefing the day before
- Mechanical support after each stage (costs with replacement parts are not included)
- Official event road books of each stage (digital version)
- GPS tracks of each stage
- Photo and Video report by specialized team
- Wolf Ride jersey shirt
- Personalized diploma of the event (digital version)
- Accommodation with breakfast (5 nights), sharing a double room in 4*
- 5 dinners
- Farewell party with grape stomping activity at Quinta da Pacheca
- Massage after each route (4 sessions of 20 min each)
- Transportation of the official travel bag
- Bus Transfer for client and bicycle from Porto to Bragança and from Régua to Porto

Booking Conditions
Portugal A2Z Walking & Biking and Ytravel, lda are not liable for bodily injury or property damage as a result of (but not limited to): physical exertion for which a guest is not
prepared; forces of nature; travel by plane, train, auto, boat or other conveyance, or by bicycle, horseback, foot or other form of active or adventure travel; consumption of alcoholic
beverages; civil unrest; terrorism; breakdown of equipment; high altitude; lack of or limited access to medical attention in remote locations; and the adequacy of medical attention
once provided. We are also not liable for: expenses (e.g., meals, transportation or hotel costs) not specified as included in the trip cost but which may be required to get to or from a
trip start or end. We reserve the right to make route and hotel modifications as necessary to improve the trip’s quality or to accommodate the comfort and well-being of guests.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Our refund policies are based on the length of time between the date your written cancellation is received and the starting date of your
trip. Please note that payment in full is due 60 days before tour departure. If you do not pay your final balance on time, we will consider your reservation cancelled and your deposit
will be forfeited.

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A 50% per person deposit is required to hold your space. If you reserve your tour within 60 days of departure, full payment is due with your reservation. We strongly recommend that
you reserve your space early, as tours are limited in size and can fill quickly.

- We accept bank transfer payments for:
Company: Ytravel, lda.
Bank address: Leiria, Portugal.
International Bank Account Number(IBAN): PT50 0010 0000 3669 3020 0019 3

- And payments with credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express) through Redunicre system (please ask us for instructions).

The Charities

As a keystone species, wolves play a critical role in maintaining the structure of ecological communities. They cause a direct and indirect ripple effect on an ecosystem.
Wolves alter the population, distribution, and behaviour of their prey, which impacts the other creatures living there—both plants and animals—and ultimately
transforms the landscape itself.

Registration Fee requires a 50% deposit
Minimum sponsorship target is €1200 - proceeds split between the two charities – Wolf Conservation Center (WCC)ATNatureza Portugal (ATN)
Total: €3425* 

*Based on minimum sponsorship targets



Stage 1: Bragança to Alfandega da Fé (86 km | + 1741m);

Stage 1: Short Version: Bragança to Azibo dam (50 km | + 1037m)

Stage 2: Alfandega to Longroiva (162 km | + 1894m)

Stage 2: Short Version: Alfandega to Pocinho (51 km | + 476m)

Stage 3: Longroiva loop via Castelo Rodrigo (103 km | + 2015m)

Stage 3: Short Version: Longroiva loop via Castelo Rodrigo (45 km | + 1081m)

Stage 4: Longroiva to Régua (81 km | + 1487m)

Stage 4: Short Version: Penedono to Régua (56 km | + 697m)


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