Day 1: Arrival
Arrival to Lisbon airport and transfer to Barradas da Serra Country House, an incredible Manor House where you’ll be received like family on this welcoming farm estate.
For more than a century producing cereals, including wheat, this activity has lost some significance over time, and it is now the oak forest (montado) of greater importance in the activity of the homestead. The production of cork is an investment with many years of tradition in the family, being also of great importance for the region and the country. After check-in, our team will do a general briefing on the tour.
Overnight in Grandola
Day 2: Grandola – Santiago do Cacém (27 miles/43 km)
Following breakfast we’ll start our tour with a loop stage, exploring the beautiful scenery of the region, with its cork forest and contrasting beaches, just a few kilometers apart. We’ll be stopping at the St. André Lagoon, surrounded by golden dunes and a diversified avifauna, making of this a very pleasant place, filled with peace of mind and beauty.
Overnight in Santiago do Cacém
Day 3: Santiago do Cacém – Vila Nova de Milfontes (29 miles/46 km)
Following a delicious breakfast we continue our biking through the Alentejo. Our journey continues with a smooth and breezy downhill dash to enter the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, all the way to Porto Côvo. Discover here a genuine seven heaven made up of almost only deserted beaches, cliffs and crags amidst exceptionally rich biodiversity and unique geological heritage. Among the 750 plants and 200 species of birds that have been identified throughout the area of the Natural Park, there are a few worth mentioning, like the White Sork, Bonelli’s Eagle, the Peregrine Falcon or the felines such as the Fox or the Iberian Linx.
Overnight in Vila Nova de Milfontes
Day 4: Vila Nova de Milfontes – Odeceixe (32 miles/51 km)
After another delicious homemade breakfast, we cycle along a flat terrain stage, with spectacular views over the seashore and smooth breezes along the cliffs, overlooking the magnificent sandy beaches and estuaries. After an easy afternoon relaxing on the beach, we’ll take a look at the 1883 Cabo Sardão Lighthouse, an impressive 17 meters high structure that still helps ship navigate along the coast. The views are impressive and we cross the river which divides Alentejo and the Algarve region.
Overnight in Odeceixe
Day 5: Odeceixe – Sagres (43 miles/68 km)
The day begins cycling through the magnificent ocean views. We are heading for Sagres, the southernmost point in Portugal, where the Portuguese sailors learned how to sail the caravel in the 15th-century and discovered new worlds. We cycle to the village of Aljezur, located in a lush green valley, well known for its sweet potatoes. Although a bit higher, the 10th-century Moorish castle is a “must see” and has one of the most fantastic views of the Portuguese southwest region. We’ll continue to Sagres village, all the way to St. Vincent Lighthouse – with lovely panoramic views onto the Atlantic Ocean...offering one of the best sunsets in the world!
Overnight in Sagres
Day 6: Departure
Today is departure day. During the morning we'll transfer to the airport.