Bike Tour Versions

All multi-day Portugal Bike Tours have two versions

Scheduled (riding with a GPS device on your handlebar with all tracks of the tour recorded, Van Support during rides and meals)

Self-Guided (riding with a GPS device on your handlebar with all tracks of the tour recorded)

Scheduled Tours (riding with a GPS, local Guide in Support Van and dinners included)

You will be riding with a GPS device on your handlebar. You will have all the information to guide you. You only need to follow the arrow in your GPS device which was preloaded with all the routes of your Portugal Bike Tour.

Every morning there is a Guide of Portugal Bike Team who meets with you at the hotel to help you to start your bike ride.

When you receive the bicycle for your bike tour it is tuned and prepared for the tour. As you are cycling on your own, you are responsible for the bicycle during the tour.

Your Portugal Bike Guide will meet you at certain points of the tour and can assist you if necessary while you are cycling in Portugal; you can have mechanical assistance (in case of a flat tire, broken chain, anything else on the rear derrailor, etc.), water supply, a lift in the van to the hotel.

A big advantage to ride in a group of cyclists with a GPS device is that you can enjoy your ride at your own pace; and you don’t need to wait for the slowest one, or you don’t need to push yourself to follow the fastest one.

As you are riding at your own pace, your bicycle is your responsibility: you will be responsible for the good use of your bicycle and its components. You must handle your gears gently and carefully; you must park your bicycle safely in order not to make scratches on the frame and manage that it is safe and secure, using the supplied lock, to avoid theft.

Your Portuguese Guide will draw your attention to the historic and interesting details along the way. You can learn about Portugal, its History, people and culture, because you are with Portugal Bike Team.

You will be supplied with energy bars, nuts and fruits to help you on the most difficult sections of your riding day, but you are also free to stop along the way to reinforce your energy in a local restaurant or coffee shop.

You will enjoy the tasty dinners with Portuguese gastronomy, Portuguese wines and desserts, always in the best restaurants of the region, together with Portugal Bike Guide and the rest of the group.

You can also enjoy some specific experiences depending on the bike tour (visiting a Museum, wine tasting, etc.).

Scheduled bike tours start on Sundays.

On the Scheduled Tours you will get a PREMIUM SERVICE!

Self-Guided Tours (riding with a GPS device on your handlebar)

You will be riding with a GPS device on your handlebar. You will have all the information to guide you. You only need to follow the arrow in your GPS device which was preloaded with all the routes of your Portugal Bike Tour.

Self-Guided Bicycle Tours do not include dinners, energy bars and water supply during the day and some activities specific of some bike tours, as you are on your own.

As you are on your own, taking care of your bicycle is your responsibility: you will be responsible for the good use of your bicycle and its components. You must handle your gears gently and carefully; you must park your bicycle safely in order not to make scratches on the frame and manage that it is safe and secure, using the supplied lock, to avoid theft.

You will also be responsible for the good use of all the supplied equipment: bicycle, helmet, bags with accessories, GPS device and mobile phone; all the equipment must be returned to Portugal Bike Team as it was given to you.

When you receive the bicycle for your bike tour it is tuned and prepared for the tour. As you are on your own on a Self-Guided bicycle tour you are responsible for the bicycle during the tour and you must be able to solve any mechanical problem that may occur on your bicycle during the tour, such as a flat tire or a broken chain, etc.

You will only meet Portugal Bike Team on the first and last days; your luggage will be transferred by taxis every day.

One last advantage of the Self-Guided tours is that you can start any day of the week. You will do your own schedule. Ask us about our availability!

SCHEDULED TOURS

SUPPORT LEVELS

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

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SUPPORT LEVELS

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Riding with a GPS on the handlebar with the tracks recorded

Dinners included in the best restaurants of the region

Water supply, fruits and nuts along the way

Cultural Visits and Wine Tasting (acc. to tour description)

Van Support for a lift or water supply, Mechanical Assistance

PortugalBike Team to explain History and Culture

Daily breakfasts in the hotels

Responsibility for the equipment provided

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Starting the bicycle tour on any day of the week

our team

Daily luggage transport to the next hotel

taxi

Sch: Scheduled Tour    |   SG: Self-Guided Tour

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