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6 Days Self Guided Biking Holiday in Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal

Quinta Lamosa, Lugar da Zebra, Gondoriz, Arcos de Valdevez, Viana do Castelo District, Alto Minho, Norte Region, Portugal

Biking Holiday in Portugal

A mild climate, beautiful scenery, and historic villages make Northern Portugal the perfect destination for a cycling holiday. Pedal through pretty Sistelo, Soajo, and Ermelo on this holiday. You’ll be based near the Peneda-Gerês National Park, and will be cycling along quiet roads and bike paths, following rivers, and crossing wooden bridges. Since Quinta Lamosa is so close to the border with Spain here, two of the rides are within Spain too. Experience the liberating feeling of cycling and view the beautiful sights on this holiday in Portugal!

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: Bike paths
  • Starts in: Gondoriz
  • Ends in: Gondoriz
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have a certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10 - 30 miles per day)
  • Total distance: 106 miles / 170 kilometers
  • Type of bike: Hybrid bike
  • Maximum 10 participants

Highlights

  • 4 days of cycling
  • Cycling in Portugal and Spain
  • A visit to the city of Porto on the last day
  • Support car and airport transfers
  • Bike hire with use of maps
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Welcome basket
  • Breakfasts

Styles


4 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi

During the holiday, you will stay at Quinta Lamosa. They offer country houses for accommodation: Tree House, Stone House, Espigueiro House 1, and Espigueiro House 2. There is a saltwater pool and catering service available.

Program

This cycling holiday in Portugal is fully supported, with transfers from the airport and also to and from the start and end points of the biking routes. Bikes, maps, and accommodation are all included. This is a self-guided cycling holiday, but you can opt to cycle with a guide, for an additional cost. Quinta Lamosa has also included a visit to the city of Porto on the final day where you can explore by bike.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

You will be transferred from the airport to Quinta Lamosa. Then, there will be an installation of the guests in the house of Quinta Lamosa. Welcome dinner and presentation of the holiday and activity program will be provided.

Day 2: Arcos de Valdevez - Ponte de Lima - Arcos de Valdevez (25 miles / 40 kilometers)

The tour will start at 09:00. You will cross over the Lima River along beautiful trails. Ponte de Lima and Arcos de Valdevez are the territories where the kingdom of Portugal was formed, full of history and beautiful landscapes in the heart of the Peneda-Gerês National Park.

Day 3: Tui in Spain (31 miles / 50 kilometers)

Depart from the cottage to Tui in Spain at 08:30. Have a light lunch near the Minho River. You can visit the historical Tui heritage. Return by minibus to Quinta Lamosa at 16:30 with an expected arrival at 17:30.

Day 4: A Guarda - Baiona (25 miles / 40 kilometers)

Travel by minibus to A Guarda, Spain at 08:00 for 40 minutes. Arrive in Baiona, Spain at 09:00. Enjoy the excellent seafood cuisine of the region. Lunch on this day is payable by guests. During the afternoon, ride your bike along the beaches and streets of the historical center, Baiona. At 17:00, return by minibus. The estimated time of the trip is one hour.

Day 5: Porto (25 miles / 40 kilometers)

This day consists of a bicycle tour and a visit to the city of Porto. At 10:00, depart by minibus to the city of Porto. Start the bike tour and historical visit around the city. At 13:00, guests can try the local gastronomy in small taverns. You will have free time in the afternoon in Porto. Return to Quinta Lamosa at 18:00.

Day 6: Departure from Quinta Lamosa to the airport

Bike

There are two options of bikes available, TREK bikes and hybrid bikes or city break bikes.

Included excursions

You will have a visit to the city of Porto on the final day.

Location

This holiday will take place in Portugal. The route covers places such as Peneda-Gerês National Park, Ponte de Lima, and Arcos de Valdevez, and Porto in Portugal. You will also ride your bike in several places in Spain such as Tui, A Guarda, and Baiona.

Food

Breakfasts and a welcome basket are included. The welcome basket gift includes yogurts, milk, tea, coffee, jam, butter, sugar, fruit, and bread. It is an offer of the Quinta Lamosa placed only on the day of arrival of the guests.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 days of cycling
  • A visit to the city of Porto
  • Bike hire
  • Use of maps
  • Support car
  • Airport transfers
  • Welcome basket
  • Breakfasts
  • 5 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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