Start your journey in Lisbon, an ancient city experiencing a renaissance | Hike past whitewashed houses splashed with blue tile and red terra cotta | Adventure into the countryside, passing windmills, sleepy villages and Roman ghost towns
||Tivoli Palacio de Seteais||Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
||Tivoli Palacio de Seteais||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
Discover Sintra's fairy-tale landscape and architectural highlights on an epic hike | Complete the day with flavorful Portuguese cuisine and wines
||Monteverde Wine Experience Hotel||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Take an exclusive tour of Pena Palace |Sip coffee at the spectacular Chalet Condessa d'Edla, once a holiday home for Portuguese royalty
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Journey to Porto, where a sensational experience awaits at our vineyard-ensconced hotel and spa | Hike quiet paths across Roman bridges, along a river and through peaceful forest | Get to know the authentic Minho town of Amarante, named for its fabled history as a romantic getaway
||Casa da Calcada||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Wake up with a morning stroll in the awe-inspiring Douro Valley | Hike along an ancient railway and be welcomed like family for lunch and wine-tasting at a traditional farm | Admire terraced vineyards amid a vast green landscape nurtured by the famous Douro River | Raise a toast to an incredible adventure before a Michelin-starred dinner at Casa da Calçada
Extend your stay in Porto, a World Heritage city with splendid architecture and a rich history
- Culture, History & Arts
- Food & Wine
- Walking & Biking
- Wildlife & Nature
Lindeza. It means prettiness in Portuguese. And it's the best way to describe what you'll see as you hike through Sintra and into the Douro River Valley. Breathtaking natural beauty. Green hills rolling down to the dazzling Atlantic coast. Moorish castles and pastel palaces. Richly colored red wines and the champagne hues of vinho verde. From Lisbon to Porto. Que lindeza. What prettiness.
Backroads offers deluxe biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure and family vacations around the globe PLUS active river & ocean cruising, culinary tours, and snow adventures. All Backroads trips are fully escorted by 3 - 4 trip leaders and 2 support vans while guests travel at their own pace, enjoying exhilarating activities, cultural encounters, scenery, camaraderie and fun.
Insider TipAt any pace, in any style, traveling with Backroads is not just about the bike or the boots. It’s a rich experience as we peel back the layers that make each destination unique.
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