Roman Occupation Guided

Road Bike | Guided | Historic

 

This unique bicycle tour takes you to the ancient times when Portugal was occupied by the Romans. We will pick you up at your hotel (Lisbon or Setubal) at 09:00 hours and drive you to the fishing town of Setubal, where you will ride to Alcácer do Sal.

Graciously laid out over the right bank of the Sado river and rising up a gentle slope, Alcácer do Sal has been settled since the earliest of times. The region of Alcacer became known as Urbs Imperatoria Salacia in honor of the nymph, and wife of Neptune, Salacia, for its importance in the Iberian salt trade. Included in the tour is a guided visit to the roman archaeological site, discovered in the 1980’s, and its wonderful museum.

On the way back you will ride along the peninsula of Troia, next to the Sado estuary, the only place left on the Portuguese coastline that is home to the Bottle nose dolphin. To truly experience this beautiful environment you’ll get treated to a light picnic meal in the park! At Troia you will take a refreshing 25 minute ferry boat ride in the Sado estuary back to Setúbal, the start point.

This bike tour is recommended for people who have experience with cycling and are comfortable with the length of the tour (96km, 60mi). The overall difficulty level of this tour is 4, Advanced (level 3.8 between 1~5, precisely). It is recommended for enthusiast cyclists, fit and in good shape.

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Euro 145
Guided
Tour

1
Day 

Level 4 (3.8)
Advanced

Distance
96km/60mi
Duration
± 7 hours
Trails
100% asphalt 
Start | End
Setubal | Setubal
Dates

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Price

Per Person

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Minimum number of people: 4
Location: Lisboa Region
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Price includes:
Single-day Road Bike Tour with a Guide | Superior quality bicycle rental | Transfers from and to the hotel (Lisbon or Setubal) | Visit to the museum of Roman ruins | Energy-bar and water | Personal Accident Insurance and Liability Insurance | First-Aid assistance on location | Techno-Mechanical Assistance | Permanent Backup Vehicle.

Please note:
Single-day tours are scheduled upon request and depending on our availability | Minimum of 4 people to confirm a single-day guided bike tour.

SINGLE DAY TOUR

Program

  • Pick up at your hotel (Lisbon or Setubal)
  • Transfer to Setubal
  • Bicycle ride to Alcacer do Sal
  • Guided visit to the Roman archaeological site and museum
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape, the fields and the river from the castle
  • Bicycle ride on flat and quiet roads to Troia
  • Notice the stork nests along the way
  • Ferry boat tour in the Sado estuary to Setubal
  • Transfer back to the hotel (Lisbon or Setubal)

Total distance  96km (60mi) | 100% asphalt

TESTIMONIALS

“My friend and I just came back from Portugal where we did the one day Roman Ruins self guided bike tour around the Setubal/Troia region. I have to say it was a lovely day from when we were picked up by Luis from our accommodation, taken to the starting point, completed the cycle and dropped back home. We cycled for 7 hours and it ended with a refreshing 25 minuted ferry ride back to the starting point. It was really enjoyable and I’d recommend it for anyone who wants to cycle, but doesn’t have more than a day.
Luis is a lovely and friendly guy. We were two girls on our own for the day, but his explanation of the tour and the equipment provided helped us feel reassured.
Thanks again Portugal Bike for a lovely time and we look forward to coming back again soon!”

Rum – London, United Kingdom

“Although the Tour was not difficult, we feel like a personal victory to get to the end. We loved the ride and the beautiful sceneries. It was very well organized and we really appreciated how you quickly adapted the program to our riding capacities.”

Jean Genders, 56 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

TOUR GEAR

On this tour you can ride with one of these bicycles
Road Bike Scott CR1

SCOTT CR1 COMPETITION

ULTRA LIGHT AND FAST

The SCOTT CR1 20’s IMP Carbon frame offers the perfect balance of performance and comfort. Designed to save the rider from shock and vibration, the CR1 is the ideal choice for the enthusiast who wants to enjoy long rides but doesn’t want to feel beat up at the end of the day. Providing the perfect balance of stiffness and weight, Scott CR1 is so precise, elegant and advanced that you’ll have a tough time going back to anything less.

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Hybrid Bike Scott Sportster

SCOTT SPORTSTER

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

Sporster 20 Solution emphasises comfort and convenience for touring and transportation. Equipped with a lockout fork and Syncros components, the Sportster is set up perfectly for your excursions with a more vertical and comfortable position.

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