Bike ride in the Douro Valley

from 1 220 € / pers.
/ 2 testimonials
Reference : PT5
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to November
Departure: Saturday
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling in the Douro Valley:

Your biking holiday in the Douro will acquaint you with fascinating, magical natural surroundings, the best cuisine and some of the world’s finest wines including, of course, Port Wine for which the region is famous.
Throughout your journey, the River Douro will envelop you with its magic, whether you are enjoying a breath-taking view from on high, cycling alongside it, or even riding on a boat. The unique terraced vineyards, so typical of the region that is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Property, are a delight to the eye. Visit Pinhão, around which most of the famous Port wine estates are located, and Peso da Régua, the International Capital of Wine and Vineyards.

Day 1 : Arrival at Porto airport - Transfer to Miranda do Douro


Shared transfer at 3:00 pm from Porto Airport to the hotel in Miranda do Douro. On your way, enjoy the beautiful landscape and scenery that unfold along the way. The Douro River Canyon and its over 200-meter-high cliffs also offers a fascinating landscape. The small town of Miranda do Douro, with its typical whitewashed houses, its Roman origins and narrow cobbled streets, deserves an exploratory walk.

Day 2 : Miranda do Douro - Mogadouro | 47 km


The first stage of your biking holiday takes you through some of the eastern parts of the International Douro Nature Reserve. Wilderness and radiant landscapes are its most striking characteristics. The stretch you shall cycle along is a gentle one, across a highland plateau. This is a quiet land, populated by over 170 species of birds, wild boars. Study the skies to see an Egyptian vulture or a Bonelli’s eagle.

Overnight at Mogadouro: Transfer at 3:00 pm from café ‘Montanha’ to the accommodation. Included dinner at the accommodation.

Overnight at Sendim: no transfer. The track ends at the accommodation. Included dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3 : Mogadouro - Torre de Moncorvo | 38 km or 48 km


Transfer at 9:00 am from the accommodation to the starting point.

Today you will gently follow the path of a former railway track. The ecotrail takes you accross forests and typical agricultural landscapes. You will cycle along olive and almond groves until you reach medieval Torre de Moncorvo, the Capital of Blossoming Almond Trees. In Torre de Moncorvo, you will be warmly greeted by your host at an elegant town house.

Day 4 : Torre de Moncorvo - Vila Flor | 29 km or 38 km


Cycle alongside the River Douro. Prepare yourself for stunning views and a magical landscape! The descent down to the river takes you through olive groves that produce some of the best olive oil in the world. That night, you stay in a farming estate, producing traditional and organic olive oil.

Included dinner at the accommodation.

Day 5 : Vila Flôr - Sabrosa | 29 km or 31 km


Transfer at 9:00 am from the accommodation to the starting point.

The Alto Douro vineyards Region is famous for its wines. The terraced vineyards, so typical of the region that is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Property, are a delight to the eye. The neatly-kept wine estates, or quintas rise proudly amidst the vineyards, their names clearly visible to everyone who passes. You will enjoy arriving at the river’s edge and putting your bike on a Rabelo boat that in earlier days transported barrels of wine downriver to Porto.
River cruise at 11:45 am from Tua to Pinhão.

Pinhão, where most of the famous Port wine estates are located, is the next stop. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful train station. The seventeenth-century house where you will spend the night is located on the hillside, above the town.
Transfer at 3:00 pm from Pinhão train station to your accommodation.

Day 6 : Sabrosa - Peso da Régua | 31 km


First, the biking route will take you through the back roads of the Douro, then you will cycle gently back to the riverside. At the end of this beautiful day, you will arrive in Peso da Régua, the International Capital of Wine and Vineyards, at the centre of the Port wine-growing region. Here, the owner of one of the quintas will welcome you with a fine wine on the terrace

Day 7 : Transfer from Peso da Régua to Porto


Transfer at 9:30 am from the hotel in Régua to Porto Airport. The transfer can be to other location within Porto, instead of the airport.

The little extra with RandoVélo


  • Olive oil experience featuring 1 visit and tasting including :

. 1 organic olive oil visit and tasting at an olive oil estate in Peso da Régua

  • Special Wine and Dine with 2 dinners – Sabrosa & Peso da Régua – including :

. 1 Dinner at a typical manor house, three courses menu & wine in Sabrosa
. 1 Special dinner at wine estate, three courses menu & wines in Régua

Select your category

standard category
Reference: PT5 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to November 30th
  • Departure: Saturday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 220 € / pers.
205 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights in 3-star & 4-star cat. hotels (or equivalent category guest houses), with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 2 dinners (wines included)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped mountain bike rental for 5 days with helmet (previously used)
• Transfer from Porto airport to the hotel in Miranda do Douro (Day 1)
• Transfer from café ‘Montanha’ to the accommodation in Mogadouro (Day 2) – except if you stay in Sendim : no transfer (the track ends at the accommodation)
• Transfer from your accommodation to the starting point (Day 3)
• Transfer from your accommodation to the starting point (Day 5)
• Rabelo Boat transfer from Tua to Pinhão (Day 5)
• Transfer from Pinhão’s train station to the accommodation (Day 5)
• Transfer from the hotel in Régua to Porto airport (Day 7)
• Pre-paid mobile phone (charged with 10 Euros)
• 1 roadbook with detailed information (1 per booking)
• 1 GPS device loaded with the tracks (1 per booking)
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• 4 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: PT5 STD
Extra night in Porto
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 85 € / pers.*

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 100 € / pers.
• Picnic package

5 Light meals to carry on bike in riding days

+ 95 € / pers.

• Supplement for departure other than Saturday

Only from 1 to 3 people.

+ 175 € / pers.

• Olive oil experience featuring 1 visit and tasting
+ 35 € / pers.

• Special Wine and Dine with 2 dinners in Sabrosa & Peso da Régua
+ 115 € / pers.

• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking) Amount to be confirmed.
+ 500 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

SPECIALIZED mountain bike

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder (1 per 2 bikes)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock (1 per 2 bikes)
  • Helmet

We suggest to bring your own helmets. However, we do provide our previously used helmets, if needed, with no extra charge.
There is also the possibility of buying a brand-new helmet for an extra cost of 55 euros (to be paid on spot). It has to be informed upon requesting the booking.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
CUBE e-bike
E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder (1 per 2 bikes)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock (1 per 2 bikes)
  • Helmet
Détails pratiques
  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at Peso da Régua, we will pick them up.
> Departure day
> Your journey
> Your arrival in Porto
> Return

Departure day

Departure on Saturday.

  • From 1 to 3 people: departure possible other than Monday considering a supplement of € 175 / pers.
  • From 4 people and more, departure at your convenience without supplement.

Your journey

  • 90% paved route and 10% dirt path.
  • There’s quite a lot of transfers in order to avoid the hills. You will be taken to a high starting point to start a descend track.
  • Departure on July and August is not recommended because of the extreme summer heat during these months.

Your arrival in Porto

On Day 1: transfer by motorcoach at 3:00 pm from Porto “Sá Carneiro” airport to Miranda Do Douro.

  • If you arrive after 3:00 pm, a private transfer to reach Miranda Do Douro is possible (please consult us).
  • If you arrive before 3:00 pm, an additionnal transfer before 3:00 pm could be provided (please consult us).

> By plane:
Porto “Sá Carneiro” airport.
Take in charge at 3:00 pm and transfer to Miranda Do Douro.

> By train:
From Porto station: reach Porto airport by your own, then take in charge at 3:00 pm and transfer to Miranda Do Douro (by metro: about 2.10€ / by taxi: about 30€).

> By car:
. Possibility to park your car at Porto airport – Parking Low Cost : www.lowcostparking.pt

. Possibility to park your car in Porto town center (contact us for more information).

Then you have to go to Porto airport by your own. Then take in charge at 3:00 pm and transfer to Miranda Do Douro (by metro: about 2.10€ / by taxi: about 30€).

Return

Coach transfer at 9:30 am from Peso da Régua to Porto airport (or city center) is included in your package.


Trip overall rating : / 2 testimonials

Gordon
USA
travel date: 21 June 2019.
" Pleasant cycling "

5 days of pleasant cycling in the east to central sections of the Duoro Region. Great descents to the Douro River through magnificent scenery on a few of the days. Rabelo ride on the Duoro River was a highlight. Accommodations and food were good to excellent.

Katherine
UK
travel date: 09 June 2017.
" We really like the Rando Velo tours! "

The Douro valley is spectacular and we were so happy to be there on our bikes! I feel like i can remember every turn, every view, every hill [downhill and uphill!] The scenery is simply breathtaking and unforgettable. The wines we tasted [and brought home] are world class. We were the only cyclists on the road [not many cars either] It seems that the Douro valley is a well kept secret and so is the quality and diversity of the wines from this region. All in all one of the best trips that we have done with rando Velo [trip 3 and counting]!