Portugal’s Alentejo Region

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Portugal

Why we love this tour

"My highlights of this wonderful tour were visiting Roman ruins, Megalithic monuments and a winery or two. After a great day's ride, it was lovely to relax by the pool at the farmhouse, followed by a delicious home cooked meal prepared by the friendly, local staff."

Discover Roman ruins, ancient watermills and hilltop castles

Seven night stay – three nights in a typical Alentejo farmhouse and four nights in an apartment in Evora

Flexible rides with the option for shorter or longer routes and rest days

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
126miles/203km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Code
PT012
Fly to
Lisbon
Good for
Foodies
Return
Lisbon

Experience the best of Portugal’s countryside and immerse yourself in a relaxed, rural way of life on this tour of the Alentejo Region.

Ride six diverse cycle routes, visiting some of Europe’s largest and oldest megalithic monuments. Ride past Roman ruins, discover ancient watermills and take in the views from hilltop castles. A region of rich gastronomy, you’ll have time to stop off at wine cellars and traditional villages renowned for their rustic meat pies, olives and fresh herbs. The World Heritage sites of Évora and the city’s 14th-century walls, winding streets and excellent restaurants are a highlight. 

You will have three nights staying in a typical Alentejo farmhouse and four nights in a stylish apartment in Évora. Enjoy the tranquillity of the farmhouse with four uniquely themed rooms, based 6 miles out of town and equipped with a pool and ample outdoor seating space. Your second base for the tour will be in a newly refurbished apartment right in the heart of Évora, close to vibrant restaurants and interesting attractions.

If you’re looking for a short break, take a look at the four-night version of this tour.

Read about our Sales Consultant Jess' time cycling this tour in her trip report.

Accommodation

3 nights in an Alentejo farmhouse & 4 nights in an apartment in Évora

Alentejo Farmhouse

The tranquil Alentejo farmhouse base is approximately 5 miles (8km) outside the town of Évora. The accommodation has four en-suite rooms, all uniquely decorated with locally inspired themes each with its own outside seating area. The lounge area has a large fireplace, TV and games for the family. The kitchen is used by the staff to prepare your meals along with an “honesty bar” of snacks and refreshments. The dining area opens up to a beautiful view of the orange trees, where fruit is picked for your freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast. The house also has a pool, serving as a welcome refreshment after a day’s cycling.

Apartment in Evora –2 bedrooms (B&B)

Once a bakery, this beautifully restored apartment in the heart of Evora is in the perfect spot on a quiet street just 3 minutes’ walk from Praça do Giraldo and the roman temple. The two rooms have private bathrooms with hairdryers and the property includes a bar, lounge and kitchen. You will get the 2 bedroom apartment to yourselves. For a truly special dinner experience, book a table at the famous Taberna Típica.

Alentejo Farmhouse

Alentejo Farmhouse

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What's included

Price includes

3 nights sharing the beautiful farmhouse in a double room and 4 nights in the apartment in Évora

Board basis: Bed and breakfast plus 3 evening meals at the farmhouse

Hybrid bike and helmet hire

Maps and Route information

Five transfers, as stated within the itinerary

Return transfer from Évora bus station

Local contact number for assistance

Welcome meeting

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

21-gear hybrid bike hire with helmet, pannier (back bag), lock, pump and a repair kit included in tour price.

Hybrid bike

21-gear hybrid bike.

£0

E-bike

E-bike hire on request (Hybrid bike included in tour price)

£157

Other Extras

Transfers

Transfer from Lisbon airport (one way, per person - minimum 2 people)

£59

Transfer to Lisbon airport (one way, per person - minimum 2 people)

£59
Bike hire

GPS device

£40

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Lisbon, then take a bus or taxi from Lisbon airport to Sete Rios central bus station (approx. 15m). After that, take the bus (Rede Expressos) to Évora (approx. 1h 45m) where you will be picked up from the bus stop.

How do I get back?

To fly from Lisbon, you will be dropped off at Évora bus stop. From there, take the bus (Rede Expressos) to Sete Rios central bus station (approx. 1h45m). Then take a bus or taxi to Lisbon airport.

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Do I have to cycle every day?

As you are based in one hotel you can relax on any day you wish.

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