The Quiet Villages on the Mountains Supported
Road Bike | Supported | Landscape
This tour takes place in a gorgeous region and it is one of the most well preserved regions in Portugal still maintaining many Portuguese ancient traditions and the small and traditional villages made of granitic stones. The luxuriant vegetation completes this awesome scenery in the National Park.
The overall difficulty level of this tour is 4, Advanced (more precisely, level 3.7 between 1~5). It is recommended for enthusiast cyclists. It is supposed that you are fit and in good shape.
This gorgeous bicycle tour in Portugal starts in a small village called Casas Novas (near Chaves) where we can see several manor houses dated from the 17th and 18th centuries. We cycle along the river banks and the dam, and our way leads us to one of the most picturesque villages in the region and then to a town famous for its castle and its witch nights.
We go on cycling along traditional villages within the amazing luxuriant landscape of oak trees. We visit the highest village in Portugal and admire the breathtaking landscape around, its traditions and its people.
We cross the border into Spain at 1213m (3980mi) high and we cycle within the Natural Park of Xurès and visit some of its villages.
Our day without cycling is spent at a thermal hotel where you can relax or you can opt to make a small walking tour near the hotel.
Our bike tour in Portugal goes on, taking us to the hills and to a small town where we can admire the walls of the old castle dated from the 11th century and located on the top of a granite mountain and its Roman bridge.
We cross a forest of cedars and birch-trees which leads us to a Sanctuary. The landscape is amazing and the winding mountain roads take us to Lima valley and the land of Vinho Verde, the typical wine of this region.
We cycle along the river banks admiring an astonishing view and luxuriant vegetation. This bike tour in Portugal ends in Ponte de Lima, a beautiful small town whose name derives from the bridge (Ponte) which was the only safe way to cross the Lima river in the Middle Ages.
Level 4 (3.7)
Start | End
Chaves | Ponte de Lima
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