Airport Pick-Up/Drop Off
Bike Set Up
Breakfast, Snacks and Energy Drinks
Vehicle Support with a Qualified Mechanic
Bike Maintenance and Cleaning
ABOUT CARVALHO BIKE TOURS, EUROPE
The philosophy of Carvalho Bike Tours is to cater for committed cyclists who want to do some tough cycling, but to be well looked after on the bike and then to relax in style. A lot of bike tour companies offer a more basic service than us, but because Portugal is such a low-cost country, we are able to offer a premium European cycling holiday at reasonable rates.
We do not run Carvalho Bike Tours as a full time business, rather we put together tours when we have a group requesting it – this means that we do not have a fixed cost base or full-time employees, so we can offer competitive prices that more conventional bike tours companies in Portugal cannot match.
Fernando Carvalho who originally set up Carvalho Custom with a Brit, Charlie Cutler, was Portugal’s leading cyclist in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now we use a variety of either retired or active pro cyclists to work as guides for our tours.
Carvalho Bike Tours is a sister company to Carvalho Custom, which is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of custom cycling and triathlon kit (made in Portugal and sold directly to clubs round the world). We set up the Bike Tours because we have always had friends of the company come over to Portugal to come cycling and so many of them have asked us to set up a bike tour company.
Our aim at Carvalho Bike Tours is to take the strain for you, so that you can focus on riding hard and then relaxing. So we include in our prices: Airport pick-up/drop off; Bike set up (if you bring your own); Breakfast, snacks and energy drinks; Vehicle support with a qualified mechanic; Cycling guide (a current or ex-pro); Bike maintenance and cleaning; Evening Meals.
We don’t include lunch although we will stop at a restaurant and typically snacks and a café stop are enough to keep riders going during the day.
We also have available bike hire, starting at €140 a week.
Maxium group number is 15, minimum is 7.
The accommodation that we use is all three or four star and is generally in manor houses or similar historic buildings, so that our clients can get a flavour of the best that Portugal has to offer.
Our standard cycling training tours are 7, 10 and 14 nights, but we can offer different durations and custom routes, depending on your particular requirements.
We are an official travel agent, registered with the Portugal ministry of tourism, which serves to guarantee any payments made to reserve your cycling tour in Portugal. We are a DMC in Porto.
Choose the right cycling tour for you!
Our standard cycling training tours are 7, 10 and 14 nights, but we can offer different durations, depending on your particular requirements.