Jewels of Portugal Self-Guided
Road Bike | Self-Guided | Historic
This bicycle trip in Portugal is longer than the others, however it is not a difficult bike tour and everyone can do it: you can see the altitude gain per day and the climbing profiles.
This program includes 2 non-cycling days; it was intentionally designed that way to give you some time off the bicycle to visit an impressive 14th century Monastery and Évora, a city classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
The overall difficulty level of this tour is 4, Advanced (more precisely, level 3.8 between 1~5). It is recommended for enthusiast cyclists. It is supposed that you are fit and in good shape.
This bicycle tour in Portugal allows you to know some Jewels of Portugal that you can do on a bicycle.
Portugal is a small country, but very diverse. You can find many evidences of the many peoples that were here in the past and also the influence of our Discovery Journeys (15th and 16th centuries) that showed the world new worlds. Everything is mingled in our culture, our architecture, our landscape, our gastronomy, etc. In Portugal everything is near. You start riding in the morning and you admire the landscape; you ride some km and you can admire a completely different scenery!
On this 13-day bicycle trip in Portugal you will ride along beautiful and quiet roads, you will visit many typical small towns and villages of Portugal, you will experience the atmosphere of kings and queens, you will have a close contact with our History and you will admire the vast landscapes inland and along our long coast. There would be other wonderful places to visit in Portugal, but it would not be as pleasant on a bicycle. We designed this bicycle tour in Portugal selecting interesting places and roads, avoiding crowds and traffic. Cycling in Portugal is safe.
This tour finishes in Cascais, which was a minor fishing village until the Portuguese King shows it as his Royal Summer Retreat (19th century). Today, Cascais is an elegant fusion of decorative 19th century architecture, tradicional Portuguese charm and outstanding tourist facilities.
On this bicycle tour in Portugal history and landscape are intertwined in an amazing way! This is the perfect bicycle trip in Portugal for you, …without stress!
Level 4 (3.8)
Signature, Monument and Historic
Start | End
Évora | Cascais
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