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  Activity

  • Cycling
  • E Bike

  Duration

  • 6 days Tour - 4 days cycling
  • Difficulty: medium

  Accommodation

6 nights - 3*/4* Hotels and Charming
Lodge

  Price

From 895€

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The Historical Douro Valley

Program in the Douro region with fantastic tracks on the slopes and vineyards that characterise this region, considered World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001. 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 World Heritage by UNESCO (in 1996) and includes cascading houses tumbling down to Ribeira, 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.

 Day by Day

 Day 1 - Pick up at the Régua train station

Pick up at the Régua train station.
Reception and briefing at the hotel.

How to go to Régua

From Porto Airport: take the metro or taxi to Campanhã station, and then take the train to Régua or Pocinho. 
Metro 1.85€ (title Z4) / Taxi 14€ / Train 9.60€

By car: Follow the highway A4 to Vila real, and then the highway A24 towards Régua. Fuel around 10€ and tolls around 6€.

Private transfer: Pick up at the Porto airport or other location. 200€ per transfer. 

Situated on the banks of the River Douro, Peso da Régua played a fundamental role in the production and sale of Port wine, for it was from here that the barrels were transported in the special boats known as "barcos rabelos" to Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine was left to age in the local wine lodges.

Accommodation in Régua - Rural Tourism Accommodation Casa Nª Sra. Do Carmo 


 Day 2 - Bike tour in the region of Régua

DISTANCE: 34 KM
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 1300 M 
ROAD: 75%
DIRT ROAD: 20%
CYCLE PATHS: 5%

This day will start in a village located in Régua. The descent to Régua offers fantastic views over the city and river. Bike through a farm with a brief visit, pass in the middle of the vineyards, cross an old unused bridge and enjoy the center of Régua.

Places to visit: Serra do Marão, Quinta de Santa Eufémia 

Accommodation in Régua - Rural Tourism (Casa Nª Sra. Do Carmo)


 Day 3 - Bike tour from Régua to Pinhão

DISTANCE: 34 KM
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 900 M 
ROAD: 99%
DIRT ROAD: 0%
CYCLE PATHS: 1%

This day begins in Régua and the route is along the Douro River on a road known as one of the most beautiful of Portugal.

Places to visit: Casal de Loivos viewpoint

Accommodation in Pinhão – Hotel LBV


 Day 4 - Bike loop tour Pinhão

DISTANCE: 33 KM 
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 1100 M 
ROAD: 100%

Very interesting route in the middle of the vineyards and crossing small villages.

Optional – picnic – order at the Hotel.

Accommodation in PinhãoHotel LBV


 Day 5 - Bike tour from Régua to Lamego

DISTANCE: 42 KM 
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 900 M 
ROAD: 100% 

This day begins with a boat tour in the Douro River. You will see very interesting and diverse landscape.

Places to visit: Cathedral Lamego, Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Sanctuary, Lamego Castle

Accommodation in Régua - Rural Tourism (Casa Nª Sra. Do Carmo)


 Day 6 - Transfer to Porto

Transfer to Régua train station.
Train from Régua to Porto.

Welcome to Porto! Enjoy this amazing city with its indescribable mysticism. Take the rest of the day off to experience the city, taste the food, go to the top of the hills to see the superb view and interact with the lovely people. This is the last day of your journey, make the most of it!

Places to visit: Luís I bridge, Lello bookstore, Clérigos church, Bolsa palace, Gardens of the Crystal Palace, Music House, Aliados Avenue, Cais da Ribeira, Bolhão market, Ribeirinha area, try Port Wine and a Francesinha 

Accommodation in Porto - Hotel HF Tuela Porto or similar


 Day 7 - End of the program

End of the program after breakfast.


Prices

Nr. of people

2 people

895€


Prices per person (2 people in a double)
Minimum 2 people

Single suplement 350€ 

Extra nigths on Porto available from 95€

 

Map of the Tour

Included

  • 6 nights accommodation 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€
  • Wine tasting (day 4) – 10€ per person

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.