Multi-Day Tour

Portugal Biking (6 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Village of Avis, Portugal To Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal Biking (6 days)

Day 1

Village of Avis, Portugal

Day 2

Village of Avis, Portugal

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Village of Avis, Portugal
Herdade da Cortesia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Rendezvous in Lisbon and cross the bridge toward Alentejo. Begin your mid-morning ride pedalling through the olive groves en route to our first lunch in tiny San Antonio de Alcórrego. From lunch, it’s a short ride through the herdades, or ranches, to our hotel overlooking Lake Maranhão.

Day 2
Village of Avis, Portugal
Herdade da Cortesia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Embark on a delightful morning ride through the countryside and the amazing setting we have chosen for your picnic lunch. This afternoon we’ll journey around the lake to meet a local farmer and learn the intricacies of cork farming. They just happen to create great wines and olive oils as well.

Day 3
Évora, Portugal
Convento do Espinheiro Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Ride from the Maranhão south to Evora where you'll be surrounded by vineyards. We’ll pause for lunch at a winery, sampling the local vintages along with our private, catered meal.

Day 4
Évora, Portugal
Convento do Espinheiro Breakfast, Snack

Today, discover a UNESCO Heritage site and city that offers a bit of everything. After lunch, embark on an expert-led walking tour featuring the Chapel of Bones within the Church of St. Francis. In the evening we’ll meet up to visit Cartuxa, one of Alentejo’s finest wineries.

Day 5
Montemor-o-novo, Portugal
L’AND Resort and Vineyards Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Enjoy the perfumed air of the Alentejano countryside on your final ride which culminates at a delightful family-run casual restaurant in the hamlet of Santiago de Escoural. Dinner this evening is served in the hotel’s restaurant. Bom apetite!

Day 6
Lisbon, Portugal
None Breakfast

We’ll depart the hotel this morning on the 90-minute transfer to Lisbon airport. For travelers wishing to stay on in the capital, taxis are readily available for the short drive into the city centre.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Walking & Biking

Description

East of Lisbon, across the Tagus River, sprawls Alentejo, one of Portugal’s largest regions. Overshadowed by its more famous neighbours to the north and south (the Douro and the Algarve), Alentejo is in fact the breadbasket of the country, and in many ways its culinary and cultural heartland, where sleepy villages dot a landscape of farmland, cork forests, olive groves, vineyards, and sinewy man-made lakes. The fact that it also offers superb cycling is a bonus, and we’ll use our bikes to explore its myriad aspects, from the placid waters of dammed Lake Maranhão to the cobbled streets of UNESCO-recognized Evora. In the late 20th century, when B&R first offered biking here, it was still somewhat rough around the edges, befitting its history as desolate frontier territory. Two decades later, we are thrilled to find the region refined and welcoming with a lingering touch of rustic, and we invite you to come (re)discover it with us!

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We charge a single supplement to individual travellers who wish to ensure that they have private rooms throughout a trip.


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Cancelling/Switching Trips

*If you must cancel your reservation, the fees for doing so are as follows:

DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE CANCELLATION FEE

270+  Full refund in cash of US$1,000 deposit

96-269  Refund of US$500, or US$1,000 trip credit

61-95  25% of trip price

31-60   50% of trip price

0-30   100% of trip price


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