Douro Valley Bike Tours

As a winegrowing region, Portugal’s Douro Valley has been designated with UNESCO World Heritage status and made famous by Port wine. But there’s an emerging wine revolution and a tendency towards luxury that’s giving this region a glowing reputation. What’s wonderful about Northern Portugal is how wine has shaped the scenery, from a thrilling descent to the Douro River via vineyard-wrapped hills to the chameleon-like landscape of Lamego that shifts colors when vines turn gold and crimson.

The Douro Valley is one of those European destinations that remains a testament to the Old World: Portugal’s emergence as an independent nation is written in the walls of ancient cities like Guimarães, granite hamlets are a proud part of the Trás-Os-Montes landscape, and ubiquitous egg-yolk pastries tell the story of resourceful nuns who inhabited the countryside. On a bike tour of Portugal, your cup will overflow with history, culture, and cuisine, and your heart will swell with a true love for this land.

Eat

Smoked meats, sharp sheep’s milk cheese, salted cod roasted in local olive oil and garlic, hearty wild boar stew, and crispy suckling pig

Drink

Dark, luscious Ports with flavors of dark berries, licorice, and chocolate, plus a new generation of full-bodied and velvety fruit-bomb table wine

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