The Alentejo is one of the best regions to cycle in Portugal!
BIKE & WINE TOUR WITH CASTLES, LISBON AND SURROUNDINGS is a CYCLING TOUR that will live up to its name!
You will lodge either in an old convent or in a farming village transformed into beautiful charming hotels.
Along the way, the great ancient city of Évora, world heritage site, and small fortified hamlets will tell the stories of wars against the moors and Spain. The Spanish border is not far away, just across Alqueva, the biggest artificial lake in Europe.
The lovable Alentejo people, at first shy, the typical Mediterranean gastronomy along with the wonders of cork, marble, olive oil and other crafts will enrich your experience. And the wine… come and judge for yourself!
Top it all with the beauty of Lisbon and its surroundings as you marvel at UNESCO heritage sites.
Do not miss this amazing and varied trip. Join us now!
• Beautiful landscape with vineyards, olive groves, cork oaks
• Cycling through impressive heritage
• Évora historical centre, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site; Medieval villages
• Delicious regional Portuguese gastronomy from the Alentejo, always present at our unique gourmet picnics and selected restaurants and wines.
• Visit Sintra, a UNESCO Heritage site
• Discover Lisboa
POSSIBLE PRE OR POST ADD-ON ITINERARIES. INQUIRY.
Anima Travel was born from the desire to promote travel experiences that go beyond the obvious. We offer 'set tours' as well as completely custom made ones, all designed with out team's care, passion and knowledge of the region they are from. We are experts in European and African itineraries and we tailor our trips to your wishes and needs.
Anima Travel's owner, Silvia, is originally from Brazil but has lived in three different countries, traveled extensively and developed a passion for learning new cultures and connecting people.
Currently based in the United States, she spends at least three months a year in Italy, a place she called home for over a decade.
After organizing trips with great success for friends and family she sought to establish her own travel company.
Drawing from her background in art and thanks to her knowledge as well as network in the tourism business, she designs insightful trips that go beyond the beaten path while paying great consideration of the needs and desires of each client.
On a personal note, she loves to spend time with her children, practice yoga, go to the opera and museums and of course, she loves to adventure to new places. Silvia is fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
** Price subject to change according to availability and season of the year.
We offer two category of hotels.
Prices start at € 2980 per person, based on a group of four and double bedroom accommodation. Prices may fluctuate until the actual reservation is made since they are based on each hotel's availability.
If you choose São Lourenço do Barrocal - price will be around € 3960
If you want to continue cycling from day 5 the itinerary would be:
The Sanctuary Route
Cycling from Monsaraz to Vila Viçosa.
The day’s ride will lead to the marble capital of Portugal and one of the biggest in Europe. The marble triangle will mark the landscape for the next bike tour days. The so called white gold is the main economic driver of the region. Its richness is a constant presence in the wide streets and tall buildings. The picnic lunch and the visit to an impressive fortified sanctuary with an interesting tale will close the morning. Then a rare sight over distinct colored lagoons finishing with accommodation in an aristocratic convent.
Distance: 47 kms
Total ascent: 560 mts
Terrain: undulating, with some climbing
Picnic and dinner included
Accommodation: Pousada D. João IV, built in a convent, with swimming pool
The Marble Route
Cycling from Vila Viçosa to Estemoz.
Today’s bike tour ride is soft so take this opportunity to taste some local delicacies: Petiscos (Snacks).
From tavern to tavern the ride will delight your senses. The rest of the day will be spent in contemplation and admiration until the doors of Estremoz, the final destination of the journey.
Try to climb up to the marble Donjon tower of the castle of Estremoz! From there the views are impressive!
We cycle back with vineyards and marble quarries by our side and the amazing scenery will make you forget the kilometers on your legs!
Distance: 30 kms
Total ascent: 340 mts.
Terrain: undulating, with some climbing to the castle
Lunch, consisting on several Petiscos/snacks and dinner included
Accommodation: Pousada de Estremoz
Your trip comes to an end today. We hope you have enjoyed it and will travel with us again soon.
Transfer to Lisbon airport.
The price for this tour is € 3515 a person. If you would rather stay at SAO LOURENCO DO BARROCAL price will be around € 4490 (subject to fluctuation depending on date. Once you confirm your interest for São Lourenço do Barrocal we will 'recheck' them as this hotel's prices may change until you are ready to pay). As soon as you tell us which hotel you want we will ask for final price.
Add a pre or post Lisbon & Surroundings itinerary.
- transfer to Lisbon and drop off at your hotel.
- three nights in a 4-star hotel category (LX Boutique Hotel or similar depending on availability);
- Full day private tour on Mercedes Benz van visiting Sintra, Cascais & Estoril as well as other beautiful sightseeing places along the way.
- Walking tour around beautiful Lisbon
Transfer to Évora, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Meeting in city center for a 2-hour bike tour in Évora + riding to hotel.
Dinner included at the hotel.
Accommodation: Convento do Espinheiro 15th century recovered convent OR Hotel Mar de Ar Aqueduto