Updated May 10, 2020, at 10:30am GMT
Dear PortugalBike Traveler and Friend
PortugalBike is a Portuguese Company. We know our country and our people very well and therefore we easily understand the situation that our country is living due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the current situation we are suspending all our bike tours, Guided, Self-Guided or Supported, with start dates before June 30th. This complies with the decisions of Portuguese Authorities.
We can say that Portugal has been doing a good job until now. The Portuguese strategy has been to control the spread of the virus to avoid the collapse of the health care system. No country in the world was prepared for such a situation, but we all must do our best and learn with other people’s experience.
We don’t know when we will be able to run tours as usual, but we will continue to monitor the situation and update our measures according to the evolution of the situation.
These are extraordinary times. Exceptional situations require special measures. We will continue to update this message regularly, so that you can safely decide when to come to Portugal. Meanwhile, we have opened our Calendar for 2021 and for now the prices are the same as in 2020.
The Portuguese government is preparing some measures now to give people more freedom of movements, but nobody really knows how the situation will evolve. We expect that during May some activities/business will start to work. Restaurants and hotels are preparing themselves to be working during the Summer, but it is still too early to make plans.
PortugalBike has been organizing bike tours for 25 years. We know well what we must do and we are sure that we will be able to overcome this crisis. We’ll be here and ready for you, when the time is right to continue making people happy with unforgettable experiences in Portugal.
We would like to thank all the people that have written kind messages showing their concern about us during these troubled times. This is something that we cherish in our hearts and it gives us strength.
We do hope that all our friends and clients can overcome this and we look forward to better times when everybody can travel and cycle safely.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have additional questions.
We sincerely hope to see you on the road soon.
José and Cristina