The Historical Douro Valley - ebike

Program in Douro region with fantastic tracks on the slopes and vineyards that characterise this region, considered by UNESCO in 2001 as World Heritage. At the end the exceptional city of Porto! Porto has lots of attractions and a vast historical and architectural patrimony with a history stretching back thousands of years. The historical centre of Porto was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (in 1996) and includes cascading houses tumbling down to Ribeira, by the River Douro, the Cathedral and the Clérigos Tower, exquisite buildings and baroque churches. Porto is also a lively and creative city and is a venue for reputed cultural and artistic events.

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Prices per person

Nr. of people

Self-Guided

Guided

2

845€

upon request

Prices per person (2 people in a double)
Single suplement 350€

Extra nigths on Porto available 95€ - B&B 

 

How to go to Douro (Régua)

Train
From Porto airport take the metro or taxi to Campanhã station, here take the train to Régua or Pocinho.

Metro 1.85 € (Title Z4)

Taxi 14 €

Train 9,60 €

Car
Follow the highway A4 to Vila Real and then the A24 highway towards Régua.
Estimated cost: Fuel 10 € and tolls 6 € 

Private transfer
Pick up at the airport of Porto (or another location in the city) and private transfer to Régua. This service costs 200 € per transfer.


Historical Douro Valley cycling program:

  • 6 days Tour - 4 days cycling;
  • Total distance: 140 Km;
  • Average daily distance: 30 Km;
  • Difficulty: medium.

Included in this cycling program:

 

  • 6 nights accommodation (double room w/ breakfast)  3*/4* Hotels and Charming Lodge
  • 4 bike trips in Douro
  • GPS with map and tracks
  • e-bikes (hydraulic disc brakes) and Helmet
  • Water bottle in each of the tours
  • Visit Viewpoints
  • Boat trip on the Douro Valley (approx. 1 hour)
  • Transfer from Rural Tourism to railway station in Régua
  • Transport link between cycling routes
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Optional:
  • Return to Porto by Boat (last day) with lunch on board, price per person 85 euros
  • Wine tasting (day 4) – 10€ per person

 

 

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Full Program - Historical Douro Valley

Day 1 

Pick up at the Régua train station
Reception and briefing at Rural Tourism Accommodation (Casa Nª Sra. Do Carmo)

 

http://www.casanscarmo.com/EN/Default.aspx

 

Day 2  

Bike tour in the region of Régua
Distance: 34 Km
Accumulated climb: 1300 m
Road: 75% - Dirt roads: 20% - Cycle paths: 5%
o Start in a village located in Régua
o The descent to Régua offers fantastic views over the city and the river.
o Walk through a farm with a brief visit
o Passage in the middle of the vineyards
o Passage over an old unused bridge
o Passage through the center of Régua
Accommodation in Rural Tourism (Casa Nª Sra. Do Carmo)
http://www.casanscarmo.com/EN/Default.aspx

 

Day 3 

Bike Tour from Régua to Pinhão
Distance: Ca 34 Km
Accumulated climb: 900 m
Road: 99% - Dirt road: 0% - Cycle paths: 1%
o Beginning in Régua
o Route along the Douro River on a road known as one of the most beautiful of Portugal
Accommodation in Pinhão – Hotel LBV
http://www.lbvhousehotel.com/pt/Utilidades/Homepage.aspx

Day 4 

Bike Loop Tour Pinhão
Distance: Ca 33 Km
Accumulated climb: 1100 m
Road: 100% - Dirt road: 0% - Cycle paths: 0%
o Very interesting route in the middle of the vineyards and crossing small villages.
o Optional – picnic – order at the Hotel
Accommodation in Pinhão – Hotel LBV
http://www.lbvhousehotel.com/pt/Utilidades/Homepage.aspx


Day 5 

Bike Tour from Régua to Lamego
This day begins with a boat tour – Barco Rabelo
Distance: Ca 42 Km
Accumulated climb: 900 m
Road: 100% - Dirt road: 0% - Cycle paths: 0%
o Very interesting and diverse landscape
o Boat trip in Douro river
Accommodation in Régua
http://www.casanscarmo.com/EN/Default.aspx

 

Day 6 

Transfer to Régua train station.
Train from Régua to Porto
Accommodation in Porto - Hotel HF Tuela Porto or similar
https://www.hfhotels.com/hoteis/hf-tuela-porto-pt

 

Day 7

End of the program after the breakfast 

 

Levels: Easy - Very few hills and the existing hills are not steep.
           Medium - Some hills that are not steep or only few hills but steep.
           Difficult - Several hills of all types.

The participants should take into account the terrain and the km/miles of each route and be sure to check in advance that they are in good physical condition to do it.


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