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Accommodation for our bike tours in northern Portugal

Once you leave the coast of northern Portugal, the interior is blessed with a large amount of empty spaces – this makes it perfect for cycling, because the roads are largely car free and the scenery is absolutely stunning, unspoilt by urban sprawl and intensive agriculture. Because there is not that much going on, finding…

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Why we use pro-riders as our guides for our bike tours

All the cycling tours in Portugal that we organise are guided and supported – our experience tells us that having a really great cycling guide riding along with the group can make the difference between a good tour and a truly memorable one. Making sure that everything runs smoothly and that riders get all the…

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The north to south bike tour, Portugal

Within the Portuguese cycling community there is one ride that everyone wants to do at least once, which is from Chaves on the northern border, to Faro in the Algarve on the southern border. As luck would have it, there is one road (the N2) which runs all the way there and it appears to…

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Bike rental or bring your own?

We are able to supply a decent quality road bike if you would like to rent one for your bike tour in Portugal and our standard price is €25 a day. Our standard spec is below, although depending on availability we may need to substitute for something similar: -Advanced-grade composite frame with Variant composite seatpost…

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Custom cycling tours, Portugal

We currently have three standard cycling tours in Portugal that we offer ranging from 6 to 14 days – on the northern Spanish border centred on Portugal’s largest national park, the Gerês tour, which has fabulous scenery and plenty of mountains without any very large climbs – the Serra da Estrela tour, deep in the…

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Supported cycling tours

We run all our cycling tours in Portugal with support, which means a van accompanying the group and a cyclist riding with the group. In the van we always have a qualified mechanic, a spare bike, spare wheels and other spare parts; we also supply water, energy drink and fruit. Of course in the van…

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Riding the Serra da Estrela

The Serra da Estrela is Portugal’s highest mountain range, peaking at 1992m and is to be found around 150kms south-west of Porto, more or less in the centre of Portugal. There are a number of routes up to the top, but as a rough guide, you will be looking at around 25kms averaging 5.6% gradient,…

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Portugal – a fantastic place to ride a bike

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For anyone who is lucky enough to have discovered the sport of cycling, the next challenge is to find great places to ride your bike; Europe has so many fantastic choices on offer and there is already an enormous choice of bike tour operators catering to every taste and ability. Portugal however remains relatively undiscovered,…

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