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Premium Biking Tour in Alto Alentejo - Self-Guided

Leisure | Self-Guided | Premium | 8 Days/7 Nights | From 1790.00€
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Cycle on the lovely backroads of Portugal countryside. Visit former residences and castles of the kings of Portugal and be impressed by Évora, UNESCO World Heritage.

Alto Alentejo and its rolling hills covered with wild flowers waits for you. Discover charming little villages and plenty of cultural and historical sites while cycling in one of Portugal´s most beautiful areas. You'll have the chance to get to know the famous Lusitano horse breed and visit places like Marvão, the «eagle nest» castle or Évora, UNESCO heritage. Cycling through the Natural Park of S. Mamede, next to the border with Spain, you will have fun... and don't forget to smell the flowers!

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Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Lisboa | Marvão | Stº António das Areias (Warm-up)
Meeting at Lisbon and transfer to Marvão (230 km | 2h40m). Marvão is surrounded by the São Mamede mountains, a few kilometers from Spain. This quiet village is protected by walls built between the 13th and 17th centuries, at more than 862 meters above sea level, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. It is breathtaking!
After lunch, adaptive ride from Marvão to the hotel in Santo António das Areias.
Lodging: O Poejo Boutique Hotel
Day 02
Loop Menir das Meadas
The pretty and pleasant town of Castelo de Vide, was already of importance in Roman times. It stretches up one of the slopes of the hill it sits on, and within its walls a remarkable heritage has been preserved: churches, fountains, mansions, gothic portals and a Jewish quarter. The houses are whitewashed and the alleys form a labyrinth. It is well worth visiting the Baroque Church of Santa Maria, the eighteenth century Town Hall, the "Town Fountain" in carved stone, the 13th century chapel of St. Saviour of the World and also the synagogue. Póvoa e Meadas will be the first stop - this town was founded by the Templars around the current Church of Mercy (Igreja da Misericórdia). Then admire the Menhir of Meada, built more than 5000 years is the largest menhir of the Iberian Peninsula with 7.15 meters high.
Lodging: O Poejo Boutique Hotel
Day 03
Stº António das Areias (Marvão) | Flor da Rosa (Crato)
Leaving Marvão behind you will pass by Portagem and visit the Roman remains of the city of Ammaia. You will reach Flor da Rosa. This town has a beautiful monastery (now an inn) that was built in 1356 and where you will be staying. This is one of the richest areas in Portugal in terms of prehistoric monuments, in the area of Crato there are more than 70 dolmens.
Lodging: Pousada do Crato, Flor da Rosa
Day 04
Flor da Rosa (Crato) - Monforte | Vila Viçosa
You will travel through magnificent landscapes and villages, such as the town of Monforte, which is positioned on top of a solid and imposing hill on the left bank of the Ribeira Grande River. Alter do Chão is a fascinating place and old place. In Roman times it was known as Elteri, but Alter do Chão already existed in 204 AD. Evidence of this history can be found in the Vila Formosa bridge (a national monument). Vila Viçosa, your final destination, is known as the Marble capital of Portugal. Time to visit Vila Viçosa´s Ducal Palace, the former residence of the Dukes of Bragança from the beginning of the 16th Century. The main facade is completely covered Italian marble inspired in the Renaissance architecture.
Lodging: Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & SPA
Day 05
Loop Vila Viçosa
Today's ride will take you to the small village of Juromenha, near the border with Spain. The Guadiana river is the real border between the two countries. You will also pass by Alandroal and Bencantel and return to Vila Viçosa.
Lodging: Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & SPA
Day 06
Vila Viçosa | Évora
You leave the beautiful Vila Viçosa, known as the Marble capital of Portugal and head to the city of Évora, UNESCO World Heritage. You will pass by the fields covered with wild flowers and typical Alentejo landscape with its rolling hills.
Lodging: M'ar de Ar Aqueduto
Day 07
Évora | Arraiolos
Pedal to Arraiolos famous for their typical carpets known throughout the world. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the famous interpretation center of the Arraiolos carpet. Admire the greatest Arraiolos carpet in the world, still in production with more than 120 sq meters. You will also have time to visit a quite unique pottery!
Lodging: M'ar de Ar Aqueduto
Day 08
Departure
Early morning transfer to Lisboa's airport.
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Lodgings

O Poejo Boutique Hotel

Pousada do Crato, Flor da Rosa

Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & SPA

M'ar de Ar Aqueduto

Dates & Prices

From 1790,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

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Included

7 accommodations w/ breakfast
Mobile phone with 24H help line
Airport transfers in program days
Luggage transfers
Hybrid bike rental
Maps and documentation
GPS device, GPS tracks
Insurance
A2Z Adventures jersey and water bottle

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