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Portugal - Port and Wine - Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Descending from Vila Real, taking in the first breathtaking views of the valley below
  • Staying overnight in the comfortable Quintas (wine production farms, adapted to luxurious hotels)
  • Riding through the amazing terraced valleys and gently climbing to admire the awesome views
  • Visiting the Douro Region’s historical towns, their monuments and museums
  • Following the journey of the production of Port Wine
  • Admiring the Rabelos boats carrying wine barrels downstream to Porto

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into Porto Airport - Transfer to Vila Real    
2 Vila Real to Régua 17 Miles / 27 Kms Approx. B  
3 Régua to Lamego 16 Miles / 26 Kms Approx. B D  
4 Lamego to Folgosa 22 Miles / 35 Kms Approx. B  
5 Folgosa to Pinhão 20 Miles / 32 Kms Approx. B  
6 Pinhão to Tua (Train to Régua) 20 Miles / 32 Kms Approx. B  
7 Transfer to Porto / Free Day   B  
8 Departure from Porto - Transfer to Porto Airport   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

A fully-guided cycling holiday in Portugal, taking us through the UNESCO appointed Alto Douro Wine Region. The route primarily follows quiet country roads along picturesque valley banks and we'll discover together the journey of Port production, from the vineyards to our table! 
 
After beginning our journey in Vila Real, the route explores the amazing landscapes of the Douro Valley. Cycling along vineyards on the riverbanks, we'll visit historical villages and towns, all of which showcase the amazing local style and traditions of the region. We'll pedal along secondary roads, marvelling at the fantastic views on offer over the abandoned railway lines and impressive River Douro.
 
We'll admire the Rabelos boats carrying wine barrels downstream to Porto, as we make our way to our evening's acommodation, often in luxurious Quintas. These are working wine-production farms which have been adapted into elegant accommodation where we can relax and indulge in a wine-tasting session overlooking the Quintas' beautiful vineyards.
 
Your luggage will be transferred each day in the support vehicle, and you'll be led along the route by a knowledgable local guide. What could be better? Come join us!
 
 

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£1,645
Estimated flight price:
£200

Optional

Bike Hire:
£145
Electric Bike Hire:
£285
Electric Bike Hire:
£285
Single Room:
£440
Single Room:
£440

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotel / quintas accommodation

5 days riding

Breakfast

Fully guided with vehicle support

Luggage transfers

Airport transfers

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Last Updated: 24/05/2016