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Biking Tour in Douro Valley and Historical Villages | Self-Guided

Duration 7 Days
Type Self Guided
Lodging Comfort
Ref. Tour: tour003

A2Z invites you to explore the scenic Douro Valley. Just 1 hour from Porto, one of the things you don’t want to miss out, in Northern Portugal. Discover also the history of the oldest European border. The Historical Villages are very small dots on the world map nevertheless it was thanks to them that the fate of a country was changed.

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 Trip that will mesmerize you with their century-old castles and traditions.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Castelo Rodrigo
Transfer from Porto Airport to Castelo Rodrigo.
Bike fit and trip orientation.
The historical village of Castelo Rodrigo as a whole is a genuine location of monuments preserving important medieval references.
Overnight in Castelo Rodrigo.
Day 02
Cycling Tour 1: Loop Castelo Rodrigo | Almeida (52,5 km | +684m)
Today you will visit another Portuguese Historical village. Just a few kilometers 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 Modern Age.
​Overnight in Castelo Rodrigo.
Day 03
Cycling Tour 2: Castelo Rodrigo | Juízo (29,8 km | +416m)
Leaving Castelo Rodrigo behind, you will cycle to Aldeia do Juízo along backroads with beautiful landscapes for fields of cultivation. From Marofa, you can also see the Douro river system (which, beyond this river, includes Côa and Águeda rivers), to the east in valley of this last river. The last stop of this day is Juízo, a typical village Beirã belonging to the parish of Vale do Côa, municipality of Pinhel.
Overnight in Juízo.
Day 04
Cycling Tour 3: Juízo | Marialva | Penedono (38,9 km | +984m)
Today’s bike ride will take you to Penedono. Whichever way the visitor approaches the town of Penedono, be it from the north or the south, they are certain to see the approximately hexagon, gracious and solitary profile of the castle perched on an
outcrop, dominating its surrounding region. After 10 km you will start do 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.
Overnight in Penedono.
Day 05
Cycling Tour 4: Penedono | Pinhão (40,3 km | +590m)
Today bike ride will take you to Pinhão. This village is considered to be the geographical centre of the Douro demarcated wine region, and it is here that many of the Port wine estates are to be found, some of which offer accommodation under the system of rural tourism. Pinhão’s landscape is an UNESCO site and you will have the opportunity to see it from the river during a short boat trip on one of the famous Rabelos.
Overnight in Pinhão.
Day 06
Cycling Tour 5: Pinhão | Tabuaço | Tedo | Régua (42,9 km | +892m)
The today’s stage will take you to Peso da Régua along the magnificent Douro Valley. This destination could as easily be called the enchanted valley, such is the beauty and magic that its landscapes offer. You will have a guided visit and wine tasting at a eighteenth century estate.The last stop is Peso da régua. This village is thought that the town´s name originated from the name of a Roman house that once stood here - the “Villa Reguela”.
Overnight in Régua.
Day 07
Departure
Morning transfer to Porto.
End of services.
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Dates & Prices

From 990,00€/person  |  Min. 4 participants

More Information

Included
6 accommodations with breakfast
Airport Transfers
Luggage transfers
Wine tasting  at Quinta do Tedo 
GPS with accurate route directions
Maps and documentation
Hybrid bike rental
A2Z offer and Water bottle
24 hours support line
Travel Insurance

Extra-Services

A boat trip up the river (on request)
Extra night In Porto (on request)

For more information about lodgings please contact us!

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