Subscribe to newsletter
 
What you want to do?  
Where?
When?
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience
  • Douro Valley – Biking Experience

Douro Valley – Biking Experience

Porto 2 - 10 people 7 days
From:
1.070,00 €
View other currencies
When
subtitulo
Nº people
1 Adult(s)
Adult(s) 1.070,00 € / each
Extras
Select Extras
Single supplement 165,00 € / each
Picnic 80,00 € / each
Wine and olive oil experiences 30,00 € / each
Special Wine and Dine 95,00 € / each
Cooking experience 20,00 € / each
Porto-Douro private transfer (3 people) 40,00 € / each
E-Bike supplement Free
Booking Request
Offer this experience You must choose between a base price or a range of dates (special seasons), when it applies. A voucher will be sent to the recipient, who will have 6 months to schedule the experience with Portugal by Wine.
Dates Available
Nº people
2 Adult(s)
Adult(s) 1.070,00 € / each
Extras
Select Extras
Single supplement 165,00 € / each
Picnic 80,00 € / each
Wine and olive oil experiences 30,00 € / each
Special Wine and Dine 95,00 € / each
Cooking experience 20,00 € / each
Porto-Douro private transfer (3 people) 40,00 € / each
E-Bike supplement Free
About the Activity
Explore the magical Douro Valley, the natural surroundings, the best cuisine and some of the world’s finest wines, especially Port Wine for which the winemaking region is famous. The bicycle tour begins at the easternmost end of the Douro River in the majestic gorge with its more than 200 metres-high cliffs that serve as the border between Portugal and Spain.  Cycle across the highland plateau through the International Douro Nature Reserve, home of over 170 species of birds. 

Make the most of the breathtaking landscape as you cycle leisurely downriver along old railway tracks through vast forests, almond groves and vine-covered hillsides. Throughout your journey, the Douro Valley will envelop you with its magic, whether you are viewing the river from on high, cycling alongside it, or from a boat.

The Alto Douro Winemaking Region, a Unesco World Heritage Property, is the oldest demarcated and controlled winemaking region worldwide.  Unique man-made wine terraces cover the hillsides that rise on either side of the river valley.  Many of the world-famous Port Wine estates are located around Pinhão, in the heart of the region, and around Peso da Régua, the capital of the district. The accommodations are chosen with the greatest care, and each in his own way offers you a taste of local life and customs. You will stay in a long-standing hotel with a view over the river, on a traditional olive oil estate, in an elegant town house and in a family manor house on a wine estate.

Highlights
  • Alto Douro Winemaking Region, a UNESCO world heritage property
  • Douro Valley, considered to be one of the 5 best wine regions in the world for wine tastings 
  • Taste world-class wines
  • Stay on Wine and Olive oil estates
  • International Douro Natural Park
  • Douro river canyon with 200-meter-high cliffs and an inviting river cruise
  • Typical villages in the midst of the Douro terraces offering stunning views
  • Enjoy top quality olive oils and other organic and local products
  • Cycle along terraced vineyards
  • Douro river cruise, the best way to enjoy the scenic river
  • Handcraft and traditional local food 
  • Régua, International Capital of Wine and Vineyards, heart of the Douro wine region
  • Transfer from the airport to the first accommodation and from the last accommodation to the airport, included
  • Possibility of choosing between two distances in multiple cycling stages
Region Douro
Duration 7 days
Languages Portuguese, English
Starting time 08:30 hours.
Nº of people Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 10
Meeting point Porto hotels or airport
General Rating (0 Ratings)
This activity includes
Pick-up at the hotel
Accommodation with breakfast
Airport Transfer
Specialized guide
GPS with tour itinerary
Outdoor Activities
Specific equipment
Viewpoint
This activity does not include
Meals
Specialized guide
Other expenses not mentioned
Passenger insurance
Conditions
Day-by-day

Day 1 - Miranda do Douro
The start of your journey. On your way from Porto airport to the easternmost point of your holiday - Miranda do Douro, enjoy the beautiful landscape and scenery along the way. The landscape of the Douro River Canyon and its over 200-meter-high cliffs is also fascinating. After you arrive, enjoy a walk around the small town of Miranda do Douro, with its typical whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets.

Day 2 - Stage 1- Miranda do Douro to Mogadouro
Day 2, the first stage of your biking holiday takes you through the International Douro Nature Reserve, a gentle highland plateau known for its wilderness and landscapes.  The stretch you shall cycle will take you across a quiet land, populated by over 170 species of birds, wild boar and the occasional Iberian wolf. Even the goats and cattle make little noise. In the sky overhead, you may see a rare Golden Eagle or an Egyptian vulture.
Dinner included

Day 3 - Stage 2 – Mogadouro to Torre de Moncorvo
Today’s tour takes you along a former railway line. The ecotrail runs past forests, across fields, a typical agricultural landscape and a few scattered woods. Although the shepherds you meet may not speak your language, they are extremely friendly and happy to pose for photos. Continue along olive and almond groves until you reach medieval Torre de Moncorvo, the Capital of the Almond Blossom Festival. You will be warmly greeted by your host at an elegant town house where you may have a chance to sample her homemade liqueurs, which go beautifully with the locally grown Moncorvo almonds.

Day 4 - Stage 3 – Torre de Moncorvo to Vila Flor
On day 4, you will cycle alongside the River Douro for the first time. Prepare yourself for stunning views and a magical landscape. The descent to the river takes you through olive groves that produce some of the best olive oil in the world.  That night, you will stay on a wine state, or farming estate, producing traditional and organic olive oil.  You will be served some of the finest local cuisine for dinner – homemade cheeses, sausages, baked bread and olive oil, home-grown oranges and homemade wine.  Located apparently in the middle of nowhere, the wine state is so quiet, the night sky is so clear, an after-dinner stargazing walk will prove irresistible.    
Dinner included

Day 5 - Stage 4 – Vila Flôr to Sabrosa
The Alto Douro Winemaking Region is famous for its wines.  First and foremost is Port Wine, but the region also produces prize-winning red wines from the Touriga grape. The terraced vineyards, so typical of the region that is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Property, were carved by men from the hillsides. The neatly-kept wine estates, rise proudly amidst the vineyards, their names clearly visible to everyone who passes.  When you arrive at the river’s edge, load your bike on a Rabelo boat and enjoy the trip to Pinhão, the next stop, around which most of the famous Port wine estates are located.  Don’t forget to visit the beautifully-tiled train station. The seventeenth-century house where you will spend the night is located on the hillside above the town and has magnificent views.

Boat cruise and transfer from final spot to the accommodation included

Day 6 - Stage 5 – Sabrosa to Peso da Régua
The last stage of your biking holiday begins with a trail that takes you along the back roads of the Douro valley and then a gentle cycle path back to the riverside with views that are nothing less than breath-taking, as if the Douro Valley wants to ensure that you will never forget its magic after you leave.
At the end of the day, you will arrive in Peso da Régua, the center of the Port wine-growing region and the capital of the Douro district. The owner of one of the wine states will welcome you with a fine wine on the terrace and invite you to share a cooking experience with her.

Day 7 – Peso da Régua to Porto
 Transfer to Porto airport.

End of the program.
Notes
Standard departure day: Saturday

Fee for starting in a different day OR on Saturday after 3 pm: 135 Euros per person (applies to reservations from 2 or 3 persons)
Solo traveller supplement: On request

**The 2-dine package must be included in the tour, as there are no restaurants close. Also, these accommodations don’t have a permanent food & beverage service, so it has to be pre-booked.
• Traditional dinner at a guest house, three courses menu & wines – Mogadouro
• Countryside dinner at olive oil estate, three courses menu & wines – Vila Flôr

Included:
- Organization of the program
- Accommodation, 7 nights BB, in double standard room
- Luggage transfer daily
- Porto airport transfers to the start and from the ending points of the programs in a car, van or minibus
- Per person: Hybrid bicycle, cargo rack, pannier bike bag, handlebar bag (one per two bicycles), lock (one per two bicycles), and helmet.
- Per group/reservation: GPS loaded with the tracks and a roadbook with detailed information, toolkit, first aid kit, puncture repair kit, pump, spare inner tube and pre-paid mobile phone
- Overnight storage of bicycles at the hotels

Please note: We advise clients bring their own helmets. However, we do provide our own previously used helmets, if needed, with no extra charge. There is the possibility of buying a brand-new helmet from us for an extra cost of 65 euros. This has to be informed upon requesting the booking.

Not included:
- Guide and support vehicle (price on request)
- Meals, wine experiences and cooking experience (optional)
- E-Bike supplement (optional)
- Specialized Align Helmet
- Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Other items not mentioned

Optional:
Wine and olive oil experiences featuring 1 visit and tasting: 30 Euros per person. Including:
Day 6 - 1 organic olive oil visit and tasting at an olive oil estate in Régua
- 1 wine tasting in a local wine estate in Régua

Special Wine and Dine with 2 dinners: 95 Euros per person. Including:
Day 5 - Dinner at a typical manor house, three courses menu & wine in Sabrosa
Day 6 - Special dinner at wine estate, three courses menu & wines in Régua

Day 6 - Cooking experience as extra to the Wine & Dine package: 20 Euros per person.
Available for groups of 6 to 10 people. Including:
Cooking experience at wine estate

Picnic package: 80 Euros per person. Including:
5 Light meals to carry on bike in riding days

E-Bike supplement: 80 Euros per bicycle, 5 stages (subject to availability due to the limited number of E-Bikes)

Extra transfer to/from Porto to/from Porto airport: 40 Euros up to 3 persons
It is considered an extra transfer every time a transfer is not direct. Transfer IN is from Porto airport to Miranda do Douro and the transfer OUT is from Régua to Porto airport or to Porto city center. For other locations, a fee applies (on request). From Porto to the airport, the price above applies.

Note: All additional activities, including wine tastings, shall be scheduled to take place at the end of the day, after cyclists arrive at their destination.

Extra nights in the first and last accommodations or within the tour require a change to all the logistics. Therefore, applies the supplement fee for starting in a different day of the week. For extra nights in Porto, this fee does not apply.
Itinerary
Douro Valley – Biking Experience
What people are saying about this experience (0 Ratings)
No comments...
Experiences that may interest you
Back
Request a quote Douro Valley – Biking Experience
Name  
Subject  
Email    
Phone Number
Request  
Message  
 
* Required Fields
Submit
Reference currency
The prices shown are merely informative and do not link to Portugal By Wine