The Beautiful North of Portugal Scheduled

Hybrid Bike | Scheduled | Historic
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This tour takes place in the North of Portugal, a very hilly region with very green environment, but it is not a difficult tour: this gorgeous bicycle tour mainly runs on bike paths, bike lanes and some dirt roads along rivers and the Atlantic Ocean.

The overall difficulty level of this tour is 2, Moderate (more precisely, level 2.4 between 1~5). It is recommended for enthusiast bikers.

Minho is one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal. It is very green and there are many beautiful historic evidences. You can feel the History just looking at the historic buildings that are spread along the way, the historic main squares in each small town, in the local commerce, in the medieval structure of each town that we will cross on a bicycle!

This fantastic bicycle tour must be done with a hybrid bicycle, because we will ride on several bike paths that allow us to discover the green environment that is along the river banks, to enjoy the coolness of the paths during the summer days, to admire the landscape and to experience the History. By the way, Portugal is an independent country since the 12th century and everything started in the north.

We will cycle along the Lima river admiring an astonishing view and luxuriant vegetation. We will cross several medieval villages and small towns with their charming environment.

We will ride along Atlantic Ocean, breathing and feeling the air that comes from the sea.

You will stay in historic buildings with amazing views, and you will experience the tasty Portuguese food and the green wine.

From
Euro 2690
Scheduled
Tour

6
Days 

Level 2 (2.4)
Moderate

Distance
164km/102mi
41km/25mi day
Hotels
Monument and Historic

Trails
44% asphalt + 56% dirt-roads + bike lanes
Start | End
Monção | Amares
Dates

Start-End

Availability

Booking

Price

Per Person

01 May – 06 May, 2023

Available

Euro 2880

14 May – 19 May, 2023

Available

Euro 2880

28 May – 02 Jun, 2023

Available

Euro 2890

11 Jun – 16 Jun, 2023

To be Confirmed

Euro 2920

02 Jul – 07 Jul, 2023

Available

Euro 2840

16 Jul – 21 Jul, 2023

Available

Euro 2840

30 Jul – 04 Aug, 2023

Available

Euro 2900

28 Aug – 02 Sep, 2023

Available

Euro 2910

11 Sep – 16 Sep, 2023

Available

Euro 2860

24 Sep – 29 Sep, 2023

Available

Euro 2930

08 Oct – 13 Oct, 2023

Available

Euro 2840

Available: You can sign up for the bicycle tour, but we must have a minimum of 6 cyclists.

To be Confirmed: We already have some cyclists, but we need more to Confirm the bike tour.

Confirmed: We already have a minimum of 6 cyclists on the bike tour and you can still sign up.

Complete: The bicycle tour is already full.

Contact us if you prefer a Private Bike tour.
If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability.
Scheduled bike tours usually start on Sundays.

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Minimum number of people: 6
Location: Porto and the North
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WHAT’S INCLUDED

6 days / 5 nights / 4 days cycling

Support Level

  • Experienced knowledgeable local Guides
  • A GPS device on your handlebar with all bike tracks preloaded
  • Our comfortable support and backup vehicle van with air conditioning
  • Techno-mechanical assistance at all times
  • All transportation from airport pick-up to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation by our team
  • Documentation booklet about PortugalBike Tour
  • Personal Accident Insurance and Liability Insurance
  • First-Aid assistance on location

Accommodations

  • One Pousada – Charming Hotel (located in a 13th century Fortress)
  • One Pousada – Monument Hotel (12th century former Cistercian Monastery with a pool)
  • One 4* Historic Hotel (18th century former Convent with a pool)
  • One 4* Historic Hotel (16th century former Manor House)
  • One 3* cozy Hotel front of the river

 

Meals

  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners (including our famous wines, cheeses and desserts)
  • Daily water supply, fruits, energy-bars, nuts etc.

Gear

  • Superior quality hybrid bicycles with disc brakes and 30 speeds, tailored to your height and specifications
  • PortugalBike cycling jersey to keep
  • PortugalBike water bottles to keep
  • Specialized helmets (optional)

Please note:

Prices are based on a double bedroom occupancy (hotels may be different depending on availability) | Scheduled version: We require a minimum of 6 people to confirm a scheduled departure | Groups: Discount for Groups of 8 or more people | E-Bike rental: + Euro 240 | If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability.

DAY BY DAY 

Day

1

Arrival   

Welcome at Porto airport, 1.5-hour drive to Monção (or 4.5-hour drive from Lisbon airport), briefing about the tour. Lodging in a 4* Historic Hotel (18th century former Convent). Lodging in Convento dos Capuchos.

Day

2

The fortified town at the border with Spain

30km (19mi), level 2.0 (1.5), total climbing 330m (1080ft).
After breakfast we will ride on several bicycle paths along the river (that marks the border), always with Spain on the other side of the river and we continue cycling until we get to the fortified small town. You also take a small ride into Spain to feel a different environment. Lodging in a Pousada, in a 13th century Fortress which is set on the highest place of the old fortified area of this historic town, with a great view to the Spanish border. Lodging in Pousada de Valença, Charming Hotel located in a 13th century Fortress.

Day

3

The Atlantic coast

59km (37mi), level 3 (2.6), total climbing 310m (1020ft).
After breakfast we will ride along the river along a beautiful cycle lane to another small and beautiful historic town, sometimes very close to the Atlantic Ocean where you can feel the fresh breeze that comes from the beaches; other times cycling along winding roads sided by small houses and crossing small villages. Lodging in a 16th century Manor House, a charming 4* hotel, that keeps its history and memories alive. Lodging in Casa Melo Alvim Hotel.

Day

4

Crossing a dense forest to get to another medieval town

28km (17mi), level 2 (2.0), total climbing 180m (590ft).
After breakfast we will cross the bridge and leave town and we continue cycling along the river within a dense forest. We will finish our bike day in a place that is considered “the oldest village in Portugal”. Lodging in a cozy three-star Hotel in front of the river. Lodging in ImpĂ©rio do Norte Hotel.

Day

5

The most typical views in Minho region

47km (29mi), level 3 (3.3), total climbing 920m (3020ft).
After breakfast you ride on the green and luxuriant Gerês Hills and here and there you can find some houses. Lodging in a Pousada that is the result of the restoration of a former Cistercian Monastery of the 12th century. Lodging in Pousada Mosteiro de Amares, Monument Hotel.

Day

6

Departure

After breakfast transfer to Porto or Lisbon airport (1.5-hour drive to Porto or 4-hours’ drive to Lisbon).

The Beautifdul North of Portugal Bike tours

Total distance 164km (102mi) | Average 41km/day (25mi/day) | 44% asphalt + 56% dirt-roads and bike lanes

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations for this tour include Monument and Historic Hotels (gorgeous Castles, Palaces, Monasteries and Convents once inhabited by the clergy or the Queens and Kings and now converted into exquisite lodgings)

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TESTIMONIALS

“Excellent biking in northern Portugal. Fantastic weeklong experience with Portugal Bike exploring the northern part of Portugal – along the Minho River that borders Spain, down the coast, and back along the Lima. Fantastic sights, well-planned itinerary, wonderful hotels. Our experience with Portugal Bike was fantastic – they took care of every detail – GPS, routes, hotel booking and provided first-class support along the way. Huge shout out to JosĂ© (not the owner JosĂ© who along with Christina is also great) – but our guide who was knowledgeable, courteous, informative, friendly, and super helpful. Can’t recommend this company enough – we will definitely be back to explore another part of Portugal.”

Stephen de Beer, 55 – Seattle, WA – U.S.A.

“We are a group of experienced AUSTRALIAN cyclists who have now undertaken 7 cycle tours around the world and found Portugal Bike Tours to be the best. We embarked on “The Beautiful North of Portugal” tour with our guide Jose and Cristina proving support. Their attention to detail, flexibility and professional approach was simply outstanding. The accomodation, meals and wine simply first class. The bikes were in an “as new” condition, and everything working perfectly. Jose friendly, warm and humorous approach, as our guide was something very special. This scenic tour is first class and represents great value for money for anyone considering biking Portugal.”

Peter Lucey, 67 – Canberra, Australia

“We just finished an awesome cycling trip with Portugal Bike. Had a fantastic time. The bikes were fabulous (ebikes by the way), the service was terrific and the accomodation was great. This is the 7th cycling trip we have done. It’s a great way to see a country, you can choose the length of the tour and with the introduction of the electric bike you don’t have to be a cycling freak. It’s more tour de wine than Tour de France. Next time you choose to cycle in Portugal you must try Portugal Bike with Kristina, Ricardo and Louis there to help you. Thank you PB team.”

Venita Burnes, 70 – Port Melbourne Victoria, Australia

“Amazing Cycle Trip with Portugal Bike. We are just wrapping up the most amazing week long cycle trip with Portugal Bike. The trip was flawless from the pickup. The bikes, the destinations, the routes and of course our local and experienced cycling guide, Jose. We traveled to places we never would have seen before both along the coast, by rivers and through villages. Jose was excellent at explaining the routes and we also had Garmin GPS (we chose a supported ride.) Jose also provided historical contexts for the places we were visiting and of course met us along the way with fresh fruit and snacks and cold water. We were absolutely in awe of the support and the experience. Thank you Portugal Bike and Jose!”

Stephanie Bruno, 55 – Seattle, WA – U.S.A.

“I recently rode with a group of friends in Northern Portugal. Portugal Bike organised everything and their service was outstanding. They are very professional and we had a wonderful experience which will stay with us for a long time. The accommodation, food and wine were all top quality. Our guide kept us safe and provided an insight into Portuguese culture. The bikes were as new and the support throughout excellent. I have done four overseas bike trips and this was the best.”

Ian McAuley, 67 – Canberra ACT, Australia

TOUR GEAR

On this tour you can ride with one of these bicycles
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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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