Portugal's Alentejo Region Short Break Bike Tour

Hotel & Bike 4 nights

VISITING: Portugal

Why we love this tour

"Cycle off the beaten track visiting Roman ruins, Megalithic monuments and a winery or two. Relaxing at the tranquil farmhouse by the pool after a great day's ride followed by a delicious home-cooked meal prepared by the friendly, local staff was perfect."

4 night stay in a typical Alentejo farmhouse

Discover Roman ruins, ancient watermills and hilltop castles

Three diverse cycle routes to enjoy

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
70miles/113km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Code
PT006
Fly to
Lisbon
Good for
Foodies, Short Breaks
Return
Lisbon

Experience the best of Portugal's countryside and immerse yourself in the relaxed rural way of life on a tour that was previously known as 'Cycling in Paradise'. You have a choice of accommodation between a typical Alentejo farmhouse or a stylish apartment. Enjoy the tranquillity of the farmhouse with four uniquely themed rooms, based 8km out of town and equipped with a pool and ample outside seating space.

Take three 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 well worth a visit. Looking for a longer tour? Stay for seven nights!

If you're interested in seeing more of this beautiful region, there is also a longer seven-night version of this tour. You can read about our time cycling this tour in our trip report.

 

Accommodation

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 the fruit is picked for your freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast. The house also has a crisp, blue pool, serving as a welcome refreshment after a day’s cycling.

Alentejo Farmhouse

Alentejo Farmhouse

We have been on this tour - and loved it! Speak to us and find out if it's right for you.

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What's included

Price includes

4 nights sharing the beautiful farmhouse in a double room

Board basis: Bed and breakfast plus 2 evening meals (Day 1 and one other - to be confirmed on arrival)

Hybrid bike and helmet hire

Maps and Route information

Three transfers as included within the itinerary

Return transfer from Évora bus station

Local contact number for assistance

Welcome meeting

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Wine tasting in Arraiolos

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)

£71

Other Extras

Transfers

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

£59
Bike hire

GPS device

£40
Excursions

Cooking class

£31

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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. 1h45m) 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, as we have cycled this tour 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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