Self Guided – Alentejo Colours

 Intermediate / Advanced level, minimum 2 people

Magical Alentejo This 5 night tour will allow you to explore and discover the best of the Alentejo using quiet roads and good tracks. The tour takes you across the rolling fields of the Alentejo (to the east of Lisbon) passing through vineyards and open fields and passing by ancient castles and cork trees.

Medieval walled villages, dot the landscape, sheep and goats graze lazily, the roads are traffic free and the people are so friendly.

National Geographic magazine has voted the Alentejo one of the ‘best places in the world’ to visit – come and see for yourselves!

You cycle on country roads and good tracks, busy main roads are avoided wherever possible and so are steep hills.

Included in this holiday

• 5 night’s in a twin or double room in high quality accommodation chosen for comfort, charm and convenience
• 5 breakfasts
• choice of mens or ladys suspension touring bikes or optionally Road Touring Bike
• bikes delivered and collected directly from your hotel
• Ortlieb front bar bag with map cover
• Ortlieb Panniers 2 x 20 litres
• helmets
• Detailed itineraries
• spare tube, tire levers, multi tool, mini pump & lock
• handlebar mounted GPS
• GPX files uploaded to GPS
• back up support.

Not included

• flights and travel to the Alentejo
• holiday insurance
• 5 lunches
• 5 dinners

Cost per person

September – June: 620 euro                                                                                                        Luggage transfers between hotels: 320 euro (1-2 people)                                                       Single room supplement: 350 euro per person

This holiday can start on any day of the week to suit your personal travel arrangements

Itinerary

Day 1 – arrival in Evora and time to explore the town with your bikes being delivered to your hotel

Day 2 – Ride through stunning open fields and pass through the pottery village of Corval on your way to the medieval town of Monsaraz perched high above the surrounding countryside, 69km. Overnight Monsaraz.

Day 3 – A ride today passing ancient (3,000 – 2,500 BC) dolmens and menhirs, evidence if any be needed that our ancestors enjoyed this land too! You then head for the beautiful cork forests of the Serra d’ Ossa before arriving at the medieval town of Estremoz, 75km. Overnight Estremoz.

Day 4 – A circular ride through the amazing marble towns of Borba and Vila Vicosa with its stunning marble palace. Everything in these towns is made of marble including the park benches, 58km. Overnight Estremoz

Day 5 – Olives, grapes and carpets are the order of the day as you pass through resplendant olive groves and vineyards on your way to the small town of Arrailolos. The town is world famous for its carpets and you can watch the local women at work, 26km. Overnight Arraiolos.

Day 6 – A short ride yet again beautiful and relaxing takes you back to Evora where you can catch the bus to Lisbon.

Magical Alentejo Scenery

Booking Procedure and Conditions

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