Portugal Bike Tours

Portugal is having its long overdue moment. No longer just the place where Port wine is produced, the Douro Valley won UNESCO World Heritage status in 2001 and is often described as the most beautiful wine region anywhere. With verdant valleys and terraced vineyards that plunge into the Douro River, the viticulture here has evolved into a world-renowned wine industry.

The history of the Alentejo, the south-central region between Lisbon and Spain, is told through the spectrum of structures: ancient megaliths, converted convents, medieval castles, and Roman temples. The cork trade is king here, but the region also yields marble quarries, olive groves, and—of course—rolling vineyards of Touriga, Aragonés, and Arinto grapes.

Drink

In the Douro Valley, dark, luscious Ports with flavors of stone fruit and licorice and a new generation of full-bodied and fruity table wine; in the Alentejo, harmonious, full-bodied Tinto Alentejo and crisp, tropical, white Branco Alentejo

Eat

Smoked meats, fresh sheep’s milk cheese, bacalhau (salted cod), hearty stews, and pasteis de nata (egg custard tarts)

Destinations

Europe

  • Alentejo Bike Tour

    Beyond Lisbon: Portugal's Cork Capital
    6 daysLevel: 2Price from: $4,495
    2018
    • Mar 11 – 16
    • Mar 25 – 30
    • Apr 8 – 13
    • Apr 22 – 27
    • May 6 – 11
    • May 20 – 25
    • Jun 3 – 8
    • Jun 17 – 22
    • Sep 2 – 7
    • Sep 9 – 14
    • Oct 7 – 12
    • Oct 21 – 26

    Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.

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  • New Tour

    Douro Valley Bike Tour

    Oporto and Northern Portugal's World Heritage Wine Region
    6 daysLevel: 3Price from: $4,995
    2018
    • Apr 15 – 20
    • May 13 – 18
    • Jun 10 – 15
    • Jun 24 – 29
    • Sep 16 – 21
    • Oct 14 – 19
    • Oct 28 – Nov 2

    Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.

    Go Private