The Charming Pousadas in the North Guided
Hybrid Bike | Guided | Historic
This is a gorgeous Hybrid Bike Tour in Portugal which takes you to several Manor Houses, Palaces and Monasteries; these magnificent places were once inhabited by the clergy or the Queens and Kings of Portugal and now are converted into exquisite lodgings, which we call POUSADAS.
The overall difficulty level of this tour is 3, Intermediate (more precisely, level 2.7 between 1~5). It is recommended for “bikers” and “cyclists”. It is supposed that you are in good shape.
This Bicycle Tour in Portugal starts in Valença do Minho which is a historic village in Northern Portugal located near the Spanish border; the borderline is the beautiful river Minho and the village is surrounded by walls. There is a fortress with two towers and double walls, several manor houses and small palaces and several churches too. Then we will ride to Viana do Castelo, a town founded in the 13th century and whose port was one of the main ports from which the Portuguese explorers set sail, due to the Discoveries in the 16th century.
We will cycle along the river Lima to Ponte de Lima, admiring an astonishing view and luxuriant vegetation. Ponte de Lima is a beautiful small town whose name derives from the bridge (ponte) which was the only safe way to cross the Lima river.
We will cross the hills in Gerês and will stay in a 12th century Monastery converted into a charming hotel. Next stop will be in a Nature hotel located in the heart of Peneda/Gerês National Park with a breathtaking view over the river and the peaceful Caniçada dam.
On our last day we will cycle to Guimarães which is traditionally known as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. You can visit the medieval historic center, the castle and the palace nearby and feel the medieval atmosphere around you. We will stay in a Convent dated of the 12 century.
Level 3 (2.7)
Signature, Monument and Historic
74% asphalt+26% dirt-roads+bike lanes
Start | End
Valença | Guimarães
29 Aug – 04 Sep, 2021
12 Sep – 18 Sep, 2021
26 Sep – 02 Oct, 2021
10 Oct – 16 Oct, 2021
03 Apr – 09 Apr, 2022
17 Apr – 23 Apr, 2022
01 May – 07 May, 2022
22 May – 28 May, 2022
12 June – 18 June, 2022
26 June – 02 July, 2022
10 July – 16 July, 2022
24 July – 30 July, 2022
28 Aug – 03 Sep, 2022
11 Sep – 17 Sep, 2022
25 Sep – 01 Oct, 2022
09 Oct – 15 Oct, 2022
RESERVE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
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