From the communication pre-trip to the implementation, they just did everything right. Our guide (Andre) was perfect. I can’t stand to be baby-sat or watched over and he combined the perfect amount of making sure we had what we need with not bothering us so much that I felt mothered. His advice, his preparation, his logistical support all the way through to booking restaurants was perfect. We are an independent couple very able on our own and this was our first supported bike trip and it will most certainly not be the last. I only wish this company did tours all around Europe so we could keep using them.
The Ancient Medieval Villages Supported
Road Bike | Supported | Historic
This bicycle tour in Portugal starts in Marvão, a small medieval town on the top of the hill, surrounded by walls and with a majestic castle that defended this small town from the Spanish people many times. There you can admire a spectacular view and then cycling down along a medieval narrow road with ancient stone walls.
The overall difficulty level of this tour is 3, Intermediate (more precisely, level 3.1 between 1~5). It is recommended for “bikers” and “cyclists”. It is supposed that you are in good shape.
You will climb to a little chapel on the top of a hill where there is an amazing view over a beautiful medieval town and its rows of whitewashed houses. You will ride along narrow roads, either sided by cork trees or stone walls and now you will get to a beautiful town in Alentejo located in the cool mountains of the Natural Park of São Mamede, among dense olive groves and chestnut trees. The town is full of monuments, fountains and ancient houses. You will see medieval monuments, dozens of churches, enchanting alleys and some of the best Gothic porticos while you are biking in Portugal.
Then you will cycle to a typical border town with its castle, again surrounded by walls. It also has a star-shaped fort, several churches, a monumental Aqueduct, a unique pillory dating back to the 16th century and many interesting details.
The bicycle tour continues to the capital of marble, where you can visit the Museum of Marble and learn how this industry began. You will visit a town which is one of the most traditional wine regions in Portugal. You can visit a vineyard and taste the world famous Alentejo wine. On the next day you will visit a town which is famous for its rugs.
This PortugalBike Tour in Portugal ends in Évora, a wonderful walled town with many Roman vestiges, medieval churches and buildings, fountains, the aqueduct, charming streets, etc. Évora is a city classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Level 3 (3.1)
Start | End
Marvão | Évora
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