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Bike Tour in Alentejo

Duration 8 Days
Type Self Guided
distance 234 km
Lodging Comfort

Alentejo is a place of vast plains where you can fill your soul with journeys and experiences. Come explore the fields covered with wild flowers, observe the rich flora and fauna and discover why culture and spirituality take on a singular character here. Breathe and savor the aromas of the countryside, dazzle yourself with its creative cuisine.

These strolls can be arranged while you relax in the peaceful white houses, and enjoy the local flavors and knowledge. Stroll through charming little villages like Montoito or Igrejinha, and discover historical places like Monsaraz, Évora. While cycling in some of the most beautiful areas of Portugal, visit local artisans and marvel yourself with their techniques and art. Feel the power of the land and experience the rhythm and strength of what is living in Alentejo.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival to Évora
Crowned by its imposing cathedral, Évora stands out on a gentle hill in the vast horizon of the Alentejo plain, and guards its historic center, surrounded by a vast wall of walls, a valuable cultural heritage that UNESCO has classified as a World Heritage Site. The city, where the narrow streets of Moorish evocation contrast with squares flooded with light, rests on two millennia of history.
Check-in and overnight in Évora.
Day 02
Cycling Route 1: Évora Loop (37km)
A valuable legacy and UNESCO World Heritage city-museum, this city where the narrow streets contrast with the town squares filled with light, and crowned by its cathedral, have more than two millennia of history. Beginning during the occupation of the Romans, with ruins of a beautiful temple and of the hot springs of the city. Walk the streets and discover the secular secrets they hide. Visit Cromeleque dos Almendres (cromlech), a megalithic site and one of the largest and most important megalithic monuments in the world. Other marks of this ancient human presence exist in the village of Guadalupe. Enjoy this last day in the Alentejo which is not only nature and landscapes, it is also a place full of history, traditions, great gastronomy, world class wines and the best climate in Europe.
Overnight in Évora.
Day 03
Cycling Route 2: Évora – Reguengos de Monsaraz (46km)
After arriving in Évora, take advantage of this first segment to immerse yourself in the calm of the plains of Alentejo. Cross Nossa Senhora de Machede, pedal and enjoy the fields until you reach Castelo de Valongo (castle), now in ruins, the once Arab fortification dates back to the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, evoking the battles and conquest that defined Portugal. Before you reach the final destination, have a rest in Montoito, so characteristic of the region.
Check-in and overnight in Reguengos de Monsaraz.
Day 04
Cycling Route 3: Reguengos de Monsaraz Loop (41km)
Surrounded by the magnificent plains of Alentejo, Reguengos de Monsaraz is a city known for its numerous Paleolithic remains – which confirm its ancient human occupation, such as the Cromeleque do Xarês (cromlech) – and celebrated for the quality of the wine produced in the region. Nature is the greatest attraction because of its views, but don’t forget to visit the castle built by D. Dinis or the Rocha dos Namorados (Lovers’ Rock), that on Easter Monday is consulted by the unmarried girls about their wedding. Stroll through the pottery capital, São Pedro do Corval, and enjoy the art of local artisans. Visit Monsaraz, or Ninho das Águias (Eagles’ Nest) that offers fantastic views from its walls. A city frozen in time, but retaining the magic of olden times.
Overnight in Reguengos de Monsaraz.
Day 05
Cycling Route 4: Reguengos de Monsaraz – Redondo (32km)
Before leaving Reguengos consider visiting Monte dos Perdigões not only for wine, but also for being a place of free thought and for its architecture. Continue to be amazed by the plains, fields and cultures that are the backbone of the Alentejo. Visit small parishes such as Pias, Santiago Maior and Foros da Fonte Seca Monte dos Perdigões. Picturesque with their white houses the real discovery is its people. Take advantage of your day to get to know the tenacious people of Alentejo. The final destination is Redondo, an important village for the Portuguese heritage known for regional wine and clay products.
Check-in and overnight in Redondo.
Day 06
Cycling Route 5: Redondo – Igreijinha (39km)
Continue your adventure until you reach the final destination of Igrejinha and discover along the way landscapes that you will never forget. Cross the plains and villages such as Foros do Freixo and São Miguel de Machede to reach Azaruja, the most populous and industrialized village of Évora, dating back to the second half of the century. Famous for its cork factories, which brought the English and Spanish to this land and induced its mixed, cosmopolitan and rural character.
Check-in and overnight in Igreijinha.
Day 07
Cycling Route 6: Igrejinha – Évora (39km)
Before proceeding to the final segment of this trip, take a short detour and visit the Barragem de Divor (dam), a quiet place where you can observe the rich biodiversity of the Alentejo, particularly its birds. Continue along the trail to Arraiolos, a hilltop village, popular destination not only for the views and peculiar circular castle, but for the famous Arraiolos rugs. Before arriving in Évora do not miss out the opportunity to visit the Convento da Cartuxa (convent), an abode of the Order of the Carthusians and located next to the elegant Aqueduto da Água da Prata (aqueduct) with its renaissance marble façade.
Check-in and overnight in Évora.
Day 8
Departure
After breakfast, end of services.
Optional transfer from hotel to Lisbon/Porto airport.
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Dates & Prices

From 815.00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

Low Season (November 01 - March 15): 815.00€
Medium Season (March 16 - June 11 & September 16 - October 31): 895.00€
High Season (June 12 - September 15): 1,015.00€

Single Supplement:
165,00€ - Low season
205,00€ - Medium Season
245,00€ - High Season

More Information

Included

7 accommodations w/ breakfast
Luggage transfers
Hybrid bike rental
Maps and documentation
GPS tracks
Insurance
A2Z offer and water bottle


Extras:
Initial Transfer (Lisboa - Évora) - 50€/person
Final Transfer (Évora - Lisboa) - 50€/person
Final Transfer (Évora - Faro) - 80€/person
KIT SG (GPS + Mobile) - 100€/person
Pannier bags - 60€/person
Handlebar bag - 40€/person
Gel Cover Saddle - 25€/person
 

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