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Portugal - Port and Wine - Self Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

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A fantastic two-wheeled treat through the Alto Douro Wine Region. DON’T MISS OUT ON AN EARLY SEASON DISCOUNT IN 2019, FROM 01 MARCH TO 30 JUNE!

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

View Holiday Schedule

Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival into Porto Airport - Transfer to Porto      
2 (Transfer to Vila Real) Cycle Vila Real to Régua 17 Miles / 27 Kms Approx. 390m B  
3 Régua to Lamego 16 Miles / 26 Kms Approx. 658m B  
4 Lamego to Folgosa 22 Miles / 35 Kms Approx. 685m B  
5 Folgosa to Pinhão 10 or 20 or 34 Miles / 16 or 32 or 54 Kms Approx. 86m or 695m or 930m B  
6 Pinhão to Tua (Train to Régua) 20 Miles / 32 Kms Approx. 661m B  
7 Transfer to Porto     B  
8 Departure from Porto     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 self-guided cycling holiday in Portugal, taking you through the UNESCO appointed Alto Douro Wine Region. The route primarily follows quiet country roads along picturesque valley banks and you'll discover the journey of Port production, from the vineyards to your table! You will be provided with a GPS device along with some helpful route notes and background maps so navigating the rides couldn't be easier!
After beginning your journey in Vila Real, the route explores the amazing landscapes of the Douro Valley. Cycling along vineyards on the riverbanks, you'll visit historical villages and towns, all of which showcase the amazing local style and history. You'll pedal along quiet country roads, marvelling at the fantastic views on offer over the abandoned railway lines and impressive River Douro. 
The accommodation for this trip is based in Quintas, working wine-production farms which have been adapted into luxurious accommodation. Your luggage will be waiting for you at your accommodation and what better way to relax after a day in the saddle than a wine-tasting session overlooking the Quintas' beautiful vineyards?  
With flexible start dates and various flight options to Porto, there’s never been a better time to visit this beautiful region of Portugal.

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Duration: 8 days
Return: 08/01/2050

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£1,185 p.p.

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Holiday Summary

8 days
Prices From:
Estimated flight price


Bike Hire
Electric Bike Hire
Single Room (Season 1)
Single Room (Season 2)

Holiday Details

Season 1: 01/03 – 30/06 – £1185 pp

Season 2: 01/07 – 15/10 – £1495 pp

Season 1: 16/10 – 30/11 – £1185 pp

Place to place

7 nights hotel / quintas accommodation

5 days riding



Route notes, maps and GPS provided

Luggage transfers

Airport transfer

Minimum 2 people

Saturday and Sunday departures

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Last Updated: 24/05/2016