Located between the sea and the mountains, in the west area at the centre of the country, Bairrada fascinates for its diversity, its beautiful landscape, and its cultural and historic wealth.
The wine growing tradition is well established in the territory, which produces some of the noblest wines made from grape varieties with tradition and great quality, such as Baga and Touriga Nacional for the red wines, or Bical, Maria Gomes, Arinto and Cercial for the white wines.
The fresh, humid and sea influenced climate produces low alcohol content and high sourness, ideal for the production of sparkling wine. This has gain high relevance in the region, and Bairrada has won the title of best sparkling wine at the Portuguese wines annual contest in 2019.
On this bike tour, we invite guests to cycle through the vineyards of the Bairrada Route, an area known as the Portuguese capital of sparkling wines.
After the pick-up of the participants in Coimbra, by van with the bicycles, we head to Curia, where we will visit the headquarters of Bairrada Route. Next, we will start the guided bike tour, in an intermediate difficulty circular route, 52 kilometres long, mixed between secondary roads or dirt roads around some wine estates, getting to know this vast territory in a different and exclusive way, where you will have direct contact with the "terroir", the grapes and the producers.
We will make the first stop to visit one of the traditional wineries, where a wine and sparkling wine tasting will be included.
We will then cycle to a local restaurant to taste the typical dish of the region, "Leitão Assado à Bairrada". We will continue the trip to another winery for another visit and wine and sparkling wine tasting.
After the visit and tastings, we will head to the van where, after storing the bikes, we will return to the starting point in Coimbra.
- Bairrada Bike Tour;
- Wine tasting in 2 renowned wine cellars;
- Typical lunch in a local restaurant.
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Minimum of 3 people, 10% discount
Minimum of 5 people, 20% discount
Nº of people
Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 8
Pick-up in Coimbra, in front of Hotel Astória
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