Bike Tour in Alentejo Wine Country

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Bike tour in historical Alentejo - 5 days from Évora to Monsaraz

Duration: 5 days
Availability: All year long - choose your date
Suitable for: Mountain, hybrid or road bike
Level: Beginner to Intermediate riders
Ride type: 4 riding days, with average of 40 to 60km per day, and 400 to 600 daily accumulated meters

Ride by the historical and UNESCO world sites of Évora and Monsaraz. A bike tour in the sunny Alentejo plains, suited for every type of rider, where you'll explore the natural beauty of the vineyards and olive fields, admire the Alqueva lake and its Dark Sky reserve as well as trying the delicious local gastronomy.

Description summary:

Start your tour in Évora, capital of Alentejo. Private briefing and bike fit will take place at M'ar d'Ar Muralhas, a 4 star hotel placed inside the fortified walls of the Évora city center. The following days will be used to explore Évora's beautiful and historical city center. We’ll also ride the surrounding areas, choosing from several bike loops with different profiles, to Arraiolos, the Almendres Cromelech or the Évora cyclepath. On the third day, you'll start your ride towards Monsaraz, through the car-free roads of the central Alentejo plains. Arriving at Monsaraz, you'll stay at the 4 star rural hotel Horta da Moura where you'll spend the next days exploring the local wine cellars and farms, the Alqueva lake and the mesmorizing fortified village of Monsaraz. Pick-up and transfer to Évora airport during your final day.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Évora loop - Cromeleches ride ( 38km), Arraiolos ride (45km) or Escoural ride ( 65km)
Night in four star hotel in Évora;

Day 2: Évora loop - Cromeleches ride ( 38km), Arraiolos ride (45km) or Escoural ride ( 65km);
Night in four star hotel in Évora;

Day 3: Évora - Monsaraz: 63km
Night in four star hotel in Monsaraz;

Day 4: Monsaraz loop - Reguengos and Esporão ride ( 35km), ÉvoraMonte and Serra D'Ossa ride ( 75km) or Alqueva/Esporão ride ( 100km)
Night in four star hotel in Monsaraz;

Day 5:Monsaraz loop - Reguengos and Esporão ride ( 35km), ÉvoraMonte and Serra D'Ossa ride ( 75km) or Alqueva/Esporão ride ( 100km)
Transfer to Évora

What's included:

  • 2 nights in 4 stars M'ar D'ar Muralhas hotel in Évora, with breakfast included, in a double room;
  •  2 nights in 4 stars Horta da Moura Hotel in Monsaraz, with breakfast included, in a double room; 
  • Private briefing and bike fit upon your arrival;
  • Road book with suggestions of restaurants and attractions during your tour;
  • GPS with previously loaded loops and tracks addapted to your riding experience ( 1 GPS per 2 pax);
  • Bike helmet and other gear (tire levers and spares);
  • Portuguese cell-phone for 24hour assistance, GPS tracking and contact with the local crew;
  • Luggage transfer between all hotels, for your commodity;
  • Ride insurance (for accidents only);
  • Transfer on final day back to Évora;

Price:

610 EUR per person (minimum booking of 2 pax) 

Optional:

  • 5 day road/mountain/hybrid bike rental: 150EUR per bike/person
  • 5 day e-bike rental: 200EUR per bike/person
  • Half-board (4 dinners, drinks not included, at hotels): 140 EUR per person
  • Guide riding with the group for 5 days: Available upon request;
  • Transfer from Lisboa to Évora ( day 1 ) and Évora to Lisboa ( day 5): Available upon request;

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Make it a 7 day tour - discover the marble region

If you wish to discover more of the Alentejo, you can choose to add 2 extra days to your adventure and ride from Monsaraz to Vila Viçosa, Elvas, Estremoz and the Alentejo marble region, staying 2 extra nights at the amazing 5 star "Marmoris” hotel in Vila Viçosa.

"Discover the marble region" option includes:

  • 2 additional nights at Marmoris 5 star hotel, breakfast included, in double accommodation;
  • Additional Luggage transfer from Monsaraz to Vila Viçosa;

  • Additional 2 day Bike Rental (if applicable);
Price: Extra 250 EUR per person (minimum booking of 2 pax)
Guide riding with the group for 7 days: Upon request

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Other options:

Additional nights in Évora available on demand;

Transfer from and to Lisbon airport;