Biking Tour in Douro Valley and Historical Villages
A2Z invites you to explore the scenic Douro Valley.
Vacation Style Holiday TypeSelf-guided
Group Size Small Group
Activity Level Easy to moderate
BIKE: Hybrid Bike
DURATION: 7 Days
REGION: North and Center of Portugal
PRICE: 990,00€/person | Min. 4 participants
Just 1 hour from Porto, one of the things you don’t want to miss out, in Northern Portugal. Discover also the history of the oldest European border. The Historical Villages are very small dots on the world map nevertheless it was thanks to them that the fate of a country was changed.
Get to know all about Portugal ́s unique Port Wine while biking in the historic Douro region of Portugal, the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. The Douro landscape reflects its ancient and deep connection with the wine culture, creating an amazing picture of Man and Nature working side by side in search of the perfect wine. A2Z proudly presents you with a Trip that will mesmerize you with their century-old castles and traditions.
- 6 accommodations with breakfast
- Airport Transfers
- Luggage transfers
- Wine tasting at Quinta do Tedo
- GPS with accurate route directions
- Maps and documentation
- Hybrid bike rental
- A2Z offer and Water bottle
- 24 hours support line
- Travel Insurance
- Flights, meals, A2Z riding guide, driver guide, van support, train rides, museum fees, other not specified in included.
Transfer from Porto Airport to Castelo Rodrigo.
Bike fit and trip orientation.
The historical village of Castelo Rodrigo as a whole is a genuine location of monuments preserving important medieval references.
Overnight in Castelo Rodrigo.
Cycling Tour 1: Loop Castelo Rodrigo | Almeida (52,5 km)
Today you will visit another Portuguese Historical village. Just a few kilometers from Castelo Rodrigo, you will ride along the principal road to Almeida.
Located in a vast high plain overlooking the Côa River, Almeida was one of the most important strongholds in Portugal during Modern Age.
Overnight in Castelo Rodrigo.
Cycling Tour 2: Castelo Rodrigo | Juízo (29,8 km)
Leaving Castelo Rodrigo behind, you will cycle to Aldeia do Juízo along backroads with beautiful landscapes for fields of cultivation. From Marofa, you can also see the Douro river system (which, beyond this river, includes Côa and Águeda rivers), to the east in valley of this last river. The last stop of this day is Juízo, a typical village Beirã belonging to the parish of Vale do Côa, municipality of Pinhel.
Overnight in Juízo.
Cycling Tour 3: Juízo | Marialva | Penedono (38,9 km)
Today’s bike ride will take you to Penedono. Whichever way the visitor approaches the town of Penedono, be it from the north or the south, they are certain to see the approximately hexagon, gracious and solitary profile of the castle perched on an
outcrop, dominating its surrounding region. After 10 km you will start do see the Castle of Marialva. This village takes you to the deepest roots of the country’s history in a scenario that reveals one of the living relics of Portuguese ancestry.
Overnight in Penedono.
Cycling Tour 4: Praia da Vitória to the Center of the Island (47 km) or Free Day at Praia da Vitória
Visit the volcanic pit Algar do Carvão and the fumaroles, Furnas do Enxofre, Gruta de Natal, Lagoa do Negro, Mistérios Negros, Lagoa das Patas, Centro Interpretação Sta Barbara. Picnic at Lagoa das Patas.
If you decide to take a break from the bike, there are many activities you can enjoy from Praia da Vitoria: whale watching, sea kayaking, swimming in the sandy beach, windsurfing, walking or even take in a round of golf.
If you want to explore by bike you can go to Forte de Santa Catarina and Porto Martins.
Overnight at Praia da Vitória.
Cycling Tour 4: Penedono | Pinhão (40,3 km)
Today bike ride will take you to Pinhão. This village is considered to be the geographical centre of the Douro demarcated wine region, and it is here that many of the Port wine estates are to be found, some of which offer accommodation under the system of rural tourism. Pinhão’s landscape is an UNESCO site and you will have the opportunity to see it from the river during a short boat trip on one of the famous Rabelos.
Overnight in Pinhão.
Cycling Tour 5: Pinhão | Tabuaço | Tedo | Régua (42,9 km)
The today’s stage will take you to Peso da Régua along the magnificent Douro Valley. This destination could as easily be called the enchanted valley, such is the beauty and magic that its landscapes offer. You will have a guided visit and wine tasting at a eighteenth century estate.The last stop is Peso da régua. This village is thought that the town´s name originated from the name of a Roman house that once stood here – the “Villa Reguela”.
Overnight in Régua.
Morning transfer to Porto.
End of services.