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Portugal Bike Tour

Discover the Alentejo Wine Region

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level

2

Hotel Level

Luxury

Bikes

Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$3,999.00 per person

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A bike tour in Alentejo is like stepping into the past, where rolling countryside, olive groves, vineyards, and cork trees reign supreme.

Experience the quiet charm of cycling through the Alentejo region of Portugal as you discover an old-world way of life. It's the heartland of the world's cork production, still harvested by hand at the same steady pace that's been followed for generations. Unpack and unwind at one luxurious hotel for your entire bike tour, ensuring relaxation at the end of each day. Savor slow food cuisine, exquisite local wines, and cycle to historic towns like UNESCO-listed Évora, with its ancient Roman temples, city walls, and bath ruins. Here, time seems to pause, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life are long forgotten.

Trip Wows
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Evora and learn about its medieval history

  • Explore the rugged beauty of the Alentejo Cork Forest on a guided jeep tour

  • Ride through the vineyard lined roads and quiet country lanes surrounded by olive and cork trees, and fields of wheat

  • Unpack and unwind at the Alentejo Marmoris Hotel and Spa, a prestigious member of the "Small Luxury Hotels of the World"

  • Take part in a private visit to a former 18th-century quinta, where you'll learn to cook traditional Portuguese dishes and sample some of the region's best wines

  • Immerse yourself in the the world of marble and enjoy the beautiful and unique scenery at one of the largest marble quarries

A quiet cobbled street in Monsaraz with white buildings and castle with Portuguese flag

A quiet cobbled street in the village of Monsaraz

Monsaraz

Enjoy extraordinary views from hilltop Monsaraz, one of the country's most beautiful villages.


What Guests are Saying
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Each day was different and a unique experience. Really appreciate all the thought and planning that went into finding each restaurant and the logistics of moving a big group like ours look effortless! 5 star restaurants and wine.

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Jim, Trek Travel Guest

Group of riders

This trip was spectacular from the beginning to the end. All guides, all rides, all meals, all activities. Well thought out and planned.

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Susan, Trek Travel Guest

Group of people standing in front of the church and smiling

Thank you for another great experience. Some of our biking buddies did their own home-grown rides in Portugal while we were on the Trek trip, and they acknowledged the Trek trip looked a lot more fun.

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Susan, Trek Travel Guest

Three riders

The dining experiences were amazing. The vineyard tour and dinner on the last night was unforgettable, gorgeous and so special. I felt so privileged to spend the evening there.

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Sylvia, Trek Travel Guest

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Every meal out as a group was well thought out and enhanced our experience, from the opening dinner in town with local wine and food to the final closing. The lunch in Elvas with the incredible view was fabulous, with well selected food. The dinner in Estremoz was incredible, with the highest quality food and presentation. And the final closing dinner with wine tour, bit of cooking on the estate, and seating at the most elaborate table with wonderful service was a lovely closing touch.

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Candace, Trek Travel Guest

Three people walking on the streets of Monsaraz

Both the tour of Evora and the tour of the cork estate were wonderful. The history of the region was central to the enjoyment and awe of the spaces we visited. Meeting and enjoying the people of the region enriched our time there.

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Portugal landscape

Great Ride

Vila Viçosa to Monsaraz

Pass through sweeping countryside and picturesque villages before climbing to the fortified Medieval town of Monsaraz, which overlooks the Great Lake of Alqueva and beyond, to Spain.


Dates & Pricing

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Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
Alentejo Marmoris Hotel and Spa in Portugal
Alentejo Marmoris Hotel and Spa in Portugal
Alentejo Marmoris Hotel and Spa in Portugal
Alentejo Marmoris Hotel and Spa in Portugal
Alentejo Marmoris Hotel and Spa exterior
Vila Viçosa, Portugal
Alentejo Marmoris Hotel and Spa
Luxury Small Luxury Hotels of the World Collection

A marble palace set in the historic village of Vila Viçosa. Alentejo Marmoris is a prestigious member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” and a shining, glimmering example of luxuriousness in the marble region for which Vila Viçosa is known. From its gourmet restaurant, focusing on local ingredients and contemporary surprises, to its luxurious spa located in an old olive mill, Alentejo Marmoris is where all travellers come to relax, unwind and sample the very best.

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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
New in 2023 Domane SL 7 Road
Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the latest Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business.

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Verve+ electric assist lowstep bike E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

Fun from the first pedal stroke, our e-bikes give you the boost you want to venture further on your bike tour. With its low-step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain, with energy to spare.

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Trek Domane+ SLR bike Electric road
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, the Domane+ has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, and more fun!
Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. See trip dates for details.

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Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

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Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD-SL road style pedals, Shimano SPD mountain style pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Classic Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • Meals in the Alentejo region can last longer than usual; two or more hours, allowing time to enjoy the delicious and carefully-prepared cuisine at a leisurely pace.
  • Shuttles: We extensively utilize shuttles to explore our favorite places in the Alentejo region. Consider this an opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery and experience the region’s finest offerings as you are transported after the ride or to dinner on most days.

Before and After Your Trip

FAQs

The south central region of Alentejo sees favorable temperatures year round, but spring and fall are the best time to visit with average 70-80 degree highs (21-26ºC) and lows of 50-55 degrees (10-12ºC). Mornings and evenings in fall can be cooler so make sure to pack layers. Rain is infrequent but there is always a chance for a shower so don’t forget your rain gear to assure you comfort while riding. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.

or

Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

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Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature trip, we recommend between $240-$300 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

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