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Bike Tour in Douro Valley & Historical Villages

Duration 8 Days
Type Self Guided
Lodging Comfort
Ref. Tour: tour003

A2Z invites you to explore the scenic Douro Valley. Just 1 hour away from Porto, this is one of the things you don’t want to miss out on while in Northern Portugal. Discover the history of the oldest European border with a visit to the Historical Villages. These may be very small dots on the world map but it was thanks to them that the fate of our country was decided.

Get to know all about Portugal ́s unique Port Wine while biking in the historic Douro region of Portugal, the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. The Douro landscape reflects its ancient and deep connection with the wine culture, creating an amazing picture of Man and Nature working side by side in search of the perfect wine.  A2Z proudly presents you with a tour that will mesmerize you with its century-old castles and traditions.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival to Porto
Transfer from Porto Airport to Hotel in Porto.
The hilly city of Porto presents a mingle of styles and eras that will enchant you. Porto is renowned worldwide for its delicious fortified wine specific to the region and refers to grapes cultivated and harvested on the designated banks of the Douro River valley and then transformed into this delicious nectar at one of the area’s many Port wine estates.
Overnight in Porto.
Day 02
Castelo Rodrigo warm-up ride
Transfer from Hotel in Porto to Castelo Rodrigo.
Bike fit and trip orientation.
The historical village of Castelo Rodrigo, as a whole, is a genuine location full of monuments that preserve important medieval references.
Overnight in Castelo Rodrigo.
Day 03
Cycling Tour 1: Loop Castelo Rodrigo | Almeida (53 km | 33 mi)
Today you will visit another Portuguese Historical village. Just a few kilometres from Castelo Rodrigo, you will ride along the principal road to Almeida.
Located in a vast high plain overlooking the Côa River, Almeida was one of the most important strongholds in Portugal during the Modern Age.
​Overnight in Castelo Rodrigo.
Day 04
Cycling Tour 2: Castelo Rodrigo | Juízo (30 km | 19 mi)
Leaving Castelo Rodrigo behind, you will cycle to Aldeia do Juízo along backroads with beautiful landscapes of cultivation fields. From Marofa, you can also see the Douro river system (which also includes the Côa and Águeda rivers) to the east, in the Águeda valley. The last stop of this day is Juízo, a typical Beirã village belonging to the parish of Vale do Côa, municipality of Pinhel.
Overnight in Juízo.
Day 05
Cycling Tour 3: Juízo | Marialva | Penedono (39 km | 24 mi)
Today’s bike ride will take you to Penedono. After 10 km you will start to see the Castle of Marialva. This village takes you to the deepest roots of the country’s history, in a scenario that reveals one of the living relics of Portuguese ancestry. Whichever way a visitor approaches the town of Penedono, be it from the north or the south, they are certain to see the approximately hexagonal, gracious and solitary profile of the castle perched on an outcrop, dominating its surrounding region. 
Overnight in Penedono.
Day 06
Cycling Tour 4: Penedono - Peso da Régua (57 km | 35.4mi) 
Today's journey is towards Peso da Régua, nestled within the breathtaking Douro Valley. Often hailed as the enchanted valley, its landscapes exude a captivating beauty and mystical allure. Prepare for a guided exploration and indulgent wine tasting experience at a charming eighteenth-century estate, steeped in history and tradition.  Legend has it that the town derives its name from the remnants of a Roman dwelling - the illustrious "Villa Reguela". Join us as we uncover the secrets of this historic town and immerse ourselves in its rich cultural heritage.
Overnight in Peso da Régua.
Day 07
Cycling Tour 5: Peso da Régua  Loop ( 37km | 23mi)
Explore a scenic 37km bike ride loop around Régua, tracing the picturesque Douro River. This route offers stunning views and passes by the renowned Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios in Lamego, before returning to the charming town of Peso da Régua.
Overnight in Régua.
Day 08
Departure
Morning transfer to Porto.
End of services.
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Dates & Prices

From 1190,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

Single supplement: From 355,00€

More Information

Included
  • 7 accommodations with breakfast
  • Transfer from Porto airport to Hotel in Porto on day 1
  • Transfer from Hotel in Porto to Castelo Rodrigo on day 2
  • Transfer from Hotel in Régua to Porto airport on day 8
  • Bike fit and Briefing with an A2Z Guide
  • Luggage transfers 1 bag per person - up to 15kg/bag
  • 24 hours support line
  • App on your phone with maps, GPS tracks and description of stages
  • Hybrid bike rental with pannier rack, pannier or handlebar bag, lock and quick repair kit
  • 5 Bike Rides
  • Wine tasting at a Winery Farm
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • A2Z Offer
Extra-Services:
  • Extra night in Porto (Hotel 3*/4*): on request
  • Upgrade to e-bike: 195€/person
  • Helmet (rental): 20 €/person
  • Helmet (purchase): 110 €/person
  • Gel pad for the saddle: 12€
  • GPS device rental: 50€
  • Powerbank rental: 15€
  • Pack handle bag and pannier bag rental: 12€/person (the trip includes one of these pieces)
  • A boat trip up the river: (on request)

Non-standard departures (weekend): 75€/person

For more information about lodgings please contact us!
 
Not included
  • Dinner and Lunches
  • Museum and Monuments fees
  • Personal equipment
  • Other personal expenses
  • Touristic taxes
  • All items not mentioned in "included"

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