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Road Bike Tour along the Mythical N2

dates 15th to 22nd April
Type Guided
Lodging Comfort

One road, one adventure but different landscapes, different traditions and a country to see top to bottom - a road cycling trip crossing Portugal, from North to South. You will follow the longest and most mythical road in Portugal - National Road 2.

It is not only a road marked by different eras and stories but also an exceptional panoramic, historical-cultural and gastronomic itinerary with all that Portugal can offer. From km 0 to the final destination, the opportunities to experience different routes are almost limitless, from scenic and water routes, religious and historical routes, oenological and gastronomic routes to cultural heritage routes.
This trip is based on an annual event that goes from Portugal from Chaves, on the mountainous northern border, to Faro, on the sunny south coast. It is a unique opportunity to challenge your senses in discovering the diversity and history of an entire country. So come and challenge yourself to a unique adventure!

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival to Portugal​
Arrive in Porto and transfer to hotel in Chaves
Briefing.
Overnight in Chaves.
Day 02
Cycling Route 1: Chaves - Lamego (100km)
Begin your journey with some successive ups and downs without major difficulties, while you´re crossing the northern landscape of the Trás-os-Montes region. After a while, you´ll be able to cycle between the sloped terraced ground of vineyards so characteristic of the Alto Douro Vinhateiro region, considered World Heritage by UNESCO, and the oldest controlled wine region known in the world.
Your final stoppage will be Lamego, a beautiful town with narrow streets, full of history, and where you can imagine the life of those living there in the time of kings and queens.
Overnight in Lamego.
Day 03
Cycling Route 2: Lamego - Aguieira (124 km)
You’ll Leave Lamego and cycle down, with a few minor climbs, until the city of Viseu, with an amazing old historical centre of distinguished granite monuments.  Continue your trip until you hit the banks of the Mondego river after the Aguieira dam.
Overnight in Aguieira.
Day 04
Cycling Route 3: Barragem Aguieira - Sertã (112 km)
On the third day, you´ll start to cycle along the longest Portuguese river - River Mondego - until the first climb makes you leave its valley. But this climb is only the warm-up to a second, longer one, crossing the Lousã mountain. 
Sertã will be the village of your deserved rest, over the great lake of the Cabril dam.
Overnight in Sertã.
Day 05
Cycling Route 4: Sertã - Montemor-o-Novo (166 km)
After following the Zêzere river for the first kilometers, you will gradually leave the northern and central mountains of Portugal and get into the flatter landscapes of the Alentejo.
The Tejo river will deeply mark the change in the scenery that surrounds the course.
Overnight in Montemor-o-Novo.
Day 06
Cycling Route 5: Montemor-o-Novo - Castro Verde (123 km)
This stage has some of the flattest sections of all the journey. You´ll be able to easily roll to the town of Ponte de Sor, always marked by the unique Alentejo landscape.
The final destination is Castro Verde, a beautiful historic village situated in the vast Alentejo region, in an area named as “white field”, next to the lovely Caldeirão Mountain.
Overnight in Castro Verde.
Day 07
Cycling Route 6: Castro Verde - Faro (96 km)
The typical Alentejo landscape and its white painted houses still dominate the scenery of the first part of the last stage. Continue heading south and the path will enter the Algarve and, with that, another significant change will be apparent. Cycle through the Caldeirão mountain until the top at Barranco do Velho, an iconic mountain pass where many editions of the Volta ao Algarve were decided, right before the downhill to Faro, where the Trip will end.
Overnight in Faro.
Day 08
Departure
Transfer from Faro to Faro Airport.
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Dates & Prices

Fixed Dates: 
15th to 22nd April 2023

Prices:
From 1690.00€/person | Min. 6 participants
Single Supplement: 355€/person

More Information

Included
 
  • Organization of the program
  • 7 nights of accommodation in a double room, breakfast included
  • Daily Briefings  
  • 1 A2Z Driver guide giving support during all stages
  • 2/3 Pit Stops on each stage
  • Luggage transfers – 1 bag per person – up to 15kg/bag;
  • Transfers from Porto to Chaves and from Faro to Faro Airport
  • Transfer from Hotel in Sagres to Faro Airport
  • Personal accident insurance
 
Extra services
 
  • Road Bike Rental Aluminium: 180€/week/person
  • Road Bike Rental Carbon: 245€/week/person
  • Cost for 1 A2Z Riding Guide: 150€/day
  • Costs for 1 Mechanic to give assistance during riding days: 150€
  • Non-standard transfer Transfer Porto - Chaves (Van 4 pax) plus mala bike: 280€
  • Transfer from Faro to Lisboa/Porto: on demand
 
Not included
 
  • Personal equipment
  • Other personal expenses
  • All items not mentioned in “included”
  • Flights


 

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