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Douro Wine Country: Terraced Vineyards and Picturesque Villages

  • 6 nights | 30 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 4
  • Guided from: €2190
  • Self-guided from: €1390
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

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  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.

Tour description

A bike touring experience designed for moderately experienced bike touring fans, by the Douro river’s demarcated wine region. Ride by the wine villages of Provesende, Pinhão and Peso da Régua by the river, enjoying its trademark UNESCO world heritage “socalcos” or terraced vineyards and experiencing the secular traditions of this region. Visit the vineyards, wine cellars, taste some of the best port and Douro wines and discover traces of the early history of Portugal, staying two nights in the same hotel in order to get a deeper knowledge of the area.

There is always the option of taking rest days or using an ebike to make this tour more leisurely!

Daily program

Day 1: Transfer to Provesende
Pick-up at the airport/train station in Porto. At the scheduled time, transfer to Provesende, a wine village in the heart of the demarcated wine region of the Douro (around 1h30m). Bike fit, private briefing and check-in at your hotel located in a picturesque village overlooking the Pinhão river. Optional ride towards São Martinho da Anta, or enjoy your day relaxing or walking in some of the trails of this village.

Day 2: Provesende – Ferrão – Pinhão - Provesende (15-25 miles/25-65km; 984-3609 ft/300-1100m accumulated height) or optional rest or walking day
Start of your ride towards Sabrosa (birthplace of Portuguese Navigator Ferdinand Magellans), and then towards São Martinho das Antas, to witness the megalithical monuments and views over the Alvão and Marão Sierras. From then on, it’s downward to the Douro, to Gouvinhas and Quinta do Crasto to overlook the Douro in a stop that can be as long or as short as you’d like, depending on lunch and wine tasting (included in premium option) in this amazing farm overlooking the river.

Head on to Ferrão for a shorter option, catching the scenic Douro train, or ride on to Pinhão, where you can get a lift back up to Provesende, or if your are feeling well, tackle the beautiful climb up to Provesende, overlooking the pinhão river. If you prefer, take the day off the bike to relax and visit Provesende and explore one of the walking trails of the region, leading you to Pinhão and back.

Day 3: Provesende –Favaios – Pinhão (34 miles/54 km; 1969 ft/600m)
Start your ride going north, towards Sabrosa and then to Parada do Pinhão, on a beautiful plateau overlooking Pinhão river. Turn east, towards Favaios, for a quick pitstop to taste the famous local licorish wine (ask for a “Favaíto” with your espresso) and then turn south towards Pinhão, on one of the most epic descents of the region. Reaching Pinhão, check in for the evening.

Day 4: Pinhão – Casal de Loivos – Alijó – Foz do Tua – Pinhão (cycling or optional rest day)
Start riding north, on a steep uphill towards “Casal de Loivos”, a viewpoint overlooking the Douro river on a small village that’s really worth the climb! Keep riding east, towards Alijó, and then descend back to the Tua river. When the Tua meets the Douro, there are some nice lunch options, after which you can choose to ride back to Pinhão or even catch the scenic Douro train or boat (included in premium option) back to Pinhão.

Day 5: Pinhão – Tabuaço – Peso da Régua (22-34 miles/35-55km, 2625 ft/800m)
Start of the ride by the N222. This is a flat stretch of road that connects the 2 riverside villages of Régua and Pinhão. You’ll be able to cruise along the river enjoying the scenery and getting yourself acquainted with this wine region. We’ll turn right to climb towards Tabuaço along the Távora River, checking the amazing views over the vineyards. Stop in Tabuaço to visit this small village, old city centre and start descending towards Adorigo and the river. Ride back to your hotel in Régua.

Day 6: Régua – Lamego – Régua (cycling, optional rest day or walking day)
Ride to Lamego, a city connected to the birth of the nation and where Afonso Henriques we declared by the noblemen of the land as the first king of Portugal. At the top of the hill and commanding over the town is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remédios, with its majestic staircase connecting to the city centre. In the afternoon, you can visit Quinta da Pacheca wine farm and wine cellar and taste some of their best Port, red and white wines (included in premium option).

Day 7: Transfer to Porto – End of tour
Check-out and, at the scheduled time, private transfer to Porto Airport/ train station. End of tour.

Daily program

Day 1: Transfer to Provesende
Pick-up at the airport/train station in Porto. At the scheduled time, transfer to Provesende, a wine village in the heart of the demarcated wine region of the Douro (around 1h30m). Bike fit, private briefing and check-in at your hotel located in a picturesque village overlooking the Pinhão river. Optional ride towards São Martinho da Anta, or enjoy your day relaxing or walking in some of the trails of this village.

Day 2: Provesende – Ferrão – Pinhão - Provesende (15-25 miles/25-65km; 984-3609 ft/300-1100m accumulated height) or optional rest or walking day
Start of your ride towards Sabrosa (birthplace of Portuguese Navigator Ferdinand Magellans), and then towards São Martinho das Antas, to witness the megalithical monuments and views over the Alvão and Marão Sierras. From then on, it’s downward to the Douro, to Gouvinhas and Quinta do Crasto to overlook the Douro in a stop that can be as long or as short as you’d like, depending on lunch in this amazing farm overlooking the river.

Head on to Ferrão for a shorter option, catching the scenic Douro train, or ride on to Pinhão, where you can get a lift back up to Provesende, or if your are feeling well, tackle the beautiful climb up to Provesende, overlooking the pinhão river. If you prefer, take the day off the bike to relax and visit Provesende and explore one of the walking trails of the region, leading you to Pinhão and back.

Day 3: Provesende –Favaios – Pinhão (34 miles/54 km; 1969 ft/600m)
Start your ride going north, towards Sabrosa and then to Parada do Pinhão, on a beautiful plateau overlooking Pinhão river. Turn east, towards Favaios, for a quick pitstop to taste the famous local licorish wine (ask for a “Favaíto” with your espresso) and then turn south towards Pinhão, on one of the most epic descents of the region. Reaching Pinhão, check in at your hotel.

Day 4: Pinhão – Casal de Loivos – Alijó – Foz do Tua – Pinhão (cycling or optional rest day)
Start riding north, on a steep uphill towards “Casal de Loivos”, a viewpoint overlooking the Douro river on a small village that’s really worth the climb! Keep riding east, towards Alijó, and then descend back to the Tua river. When the Tua meets the Douro, there are some nice lunch options, after which you can choose to ride back to Pinhão or even catch the scenic Douro train or boat (not included in tour cost) back to Pinhão.

Day 5: Pinhão – Tabuaço – Peso da Régua (22-34 miles/35-55km, 2625 ft/800m)
Start of the ride by the N222. This is a flat stretch of road that connects the 2 riverside villages of Régua and Pinhão. You’ll be able to cruise along the river enjoying the scenery and getting yourself acquainted with this wine region. We’ll turn right to climb towards Tabuaço along the Távora River, checking the amazing views over the vineyards.

Stop in Tabuaço to visit this small village, old city centre and start descending towards Adorigo and the river. Ride back to your accommodations.

Day 6: Régua – Lamego – Régua (cycling, optional rest day or walking day)
Ride to Lamego, a city connected to the birth of the nation and where Afonso Henriques we declared by the noblemen of the land as the first king of Portugal. At the top of the hill and commanding over the town is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remédios, with its majestic staircase connecting to the city centre. In the afternoon, you can visit Quinta da Pacheca wine farm and wine cellar and taste some of their best Port, red and white wines (not included in tour cost).

Day 7: Transfer to Porto – End of tour
Check-out and, at the scheduled time, private transfer to Porto Airport/ train station. End of tour.

Dates

May 13, Sep 9, 2018 (additional departures upon request for groups of 4+)
Low season: Jan 01, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018, Oct 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
High season: May 01, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

Prices

Premium package
Per person, double occupancy
€3150
High season surcharge
€100
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€500
Bike Rentals
Electrically assisted bike
€100
Discounts
Child, ages 0-10 (on base package price)
35%
Child, ages 11-14 (on base package price)
25%
Child, ages 15-17 (on base package price)
20%
Non-cyclist (on base package price)
20%
Standard package
Per person, double occupancy
€2190
High season surcharge
€100
Optional dinner package
€210
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€500
Bike Rentals
Electrically assisted bike
€100
Discounts
Child, ages 0-10 (on base package price)
35%
Child, ages 11-14 (on base package price)
25%
Child, ages 15-17 (on base package price)
20%
Non-cyclist (on base package price)
20%

Dates

Daily: year-round, upon request, 2018 (minimum 2 participants)
Low season: Jan 01, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018, Oct 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
High season: May 01, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€1390
High season surcharge
€100
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€500
Optional dinner package
€210
Bike Rentals
Electrically assisted bike
€100
Discounts
Child, ages 0-10 (on base package price)
35%
Child, ages 11-14 (on base package price)
25%
Child, ages 15-17 (on base package price)
20%
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  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
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Live Love Ride Terms and Conditions

If you need to cancel or change your bike tour due to unexpected circumstances, our cancellation policy let's you reschedule your tour adventure for future dates, according to the information below:

Cancellation requested 120 days before tour:
80% of the value already paid is refunded. 20% discount is awarded in a future tour of the same value, to be booked with the tour operator within 1 year of the original booking date;

Cancellation requested between 119 to 90 days:
60% of the value already paid is refunded. 25% discount is awarded in a future tour of the same value, to be booked with the tour operator within 1 year of the original booking date;

Cancellation requested between 31 to 60 days:
40% of the value already paid is refunded. 25% discount is awarded in a future tour of the same value, to be booked with the tour operator within 1 year of the original booking date;

Cancellation requested 30 days, or less, before the tour:
No refunds; 25% discount is awarded in a future tour of the same value, to be booked with the tour operator within 1 year of the original booking date.

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