From Lisbon to Alentejo by bike

from 850 € / pers.

Reference : PT9
8 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Round trip
From January to December
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in Alentejo

Your trip begins with an original way of admiring by bike the Lisboa streets and squares. A getaway along the light Tagus estuary towards Belém, the neighbourhood of the Discoveries, with the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, Then you head for Alentejo. This low-lying area, gentle and rolling, makes cycling easy.

With its cork oaks woods, this area gives a high feeling of strength and durability, representing an harmonious link between nature and culture in a country not marked by the 19th century industrial revolution.

Old traditions are still maintained, and from this unspoilt countryside emerge real pearls in architecture such as Evora, Arroilos, Terena or Monsaraz, hilltop villages coming from another time, in brief you’ll be left with unforgettable memories of this lovely region – its serenity, beauty and, of course, days of idyllic cycling!

Day 1 : Arrival in Lisbon


Transfer (20min) from Lisbon airport to your accommodation.

Day 2 : Lisbon – Belem + transfer to Evora | 20 or 40 km


Bikes pick-up and cycling along Tagus towards Belém, the neighbourhood of the Discoveries. Visit possible of the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower guarding the estuary. Belém is also well known for its famous pastry and its Tropical Botanical Garden. Possibility to go on to contemporary neighbourhood “Parque das Nações” or to discover others neighbourhoods such as Alfama or Baixa. In the late afternoon, transfer by train or bus towards Evora (1h40).

Day 3 : Evora – Arroilos – Divor lake – Evora | 50 km


You pick-up new bikes before a short transfer to Arroilos (30 min). From Arroilos, famous village for its rugs and pastries, a bucolic bike ramble is waiting for you in the middle of cork oaks and olive trees to reach Evora, through a cycle path built on a converted railway. Discovery by bike of the main monuments that made Evora a real architectural treasure listed as UNESCO World Heritage : Roman temple, cathedral, aqueduct and much more.

Day 4 : Loop tour around Evora | 50 km


Today, you discover the archaeological wealth of the area : Great Dolmen of Zambujeiro, the Almendres cromlech and menhir, Mitra church or Roman ruins from Nossa Senhora da Tourega rising from tree-filled glens and hills.

Day 5 : Transfer to Vila Viçosa – Alqueva lake – Monsaraz | 50 km


In the morning, transfer (40 min) to Vila Viçosa and its Palace of the Dukes, where you begin your bike stage. Through hills, you reach the flower-filled little village of Terena, around its fortified castle built in the 15th century. Then, you go to Alquave lake, with the shrine of Nossa Senhora da Boa Nova and typical white-washed villages along the way. Big sprawling and spectacular Alquave lake is Europe’s biggest artificial lake and it marks the border with Spain.

Day 6 : Loop tour around Monsaraz | 40 km


Monsaraz is one the most beautiful hilltop and fortified villages of Alentejo. Its narrow cobbled streets, its houses in stone construction and its whitewashed walls lend it a timeless character. The view on rolling plains and Alqueva lake is wonderful. Today, you explore Monsaraz surroundings as well as  pottery centre of São Pedro de Corval, cycling in the middle of olive trees, vineyards, cromlechs and menhirs.

Day 7 : Transfer to Evora + return to Lisbon


Transfer by taxi (50min) to Evora train station where you take a train or a bus back to Lisbon (1h40).

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Transfer (20min) to Lisbon airport.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: PT9 STD
superior category
Reference: PT9 SUP
Low season
  • from January 1st to March 31st
    from November 1st to December 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
850 € / pers.
280 € / pers.*
985 € / pers.
390 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 1st to July 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
900 € / pers.
320 € / pers.*
1 060 € / pers.
480 € / pers.*
High season
  • from August 1st to October 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
945 € / pers.
350 € / pers.*
1 095 € / pers.
510 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom) in 2* and 3* hotels
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet
• Transfers as detailed in the program
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• City taxes

Including :

• 7 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom) in B&B, 3* and 4* hotels
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet
• Transfers as detailed in the program
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• City taxes

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-100 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 115 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 650 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: PT9 STD
superior category
Reference: PT9 SUP
Extra night in Lisbonne
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom & breakfast)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 50 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
High season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
Low season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
Mid season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
High season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*

Your cycle hire

Hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock
  • Helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

E-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock
  • Helmet

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered in Lisbon rental bike company on day 2, in the morning. Then, in the hotel in Evora, on day 3, in the morning.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel in Monsaraz on day 6, we will pick them up.
> Your arrival in Lisbon
> Return

Your arrival in Lisbon

On day 1 : transfer from Lisbon airport to your accommodation is included in the package.  

By plane:
Lisbon airport
Transfer to your 1st hotel in Lisbon.

By train :
Santa Apolinia train station.
According to your hotel, you can reach it on foot, by public transport or by taxi (to be booked on your own).

Return

On day 8, transfer back from your accommodation to Lisbon airport is included in the package.