Douro Wine Valley Self Guided Bike Tour
6 Days of Douro from €690 p/p
Enjoy 5 delectable nights cycling through the UNESCO World Heritage Douro wine valley sampling vintage ports and soaking up the unique landscape.
All bikes and gear are wiped down with alcohol solution before and after each use as part of our Covid-19 health & safety measures.
The Big Ride
With uncluttered roads, world class views and food & wine to ride for, it's no surprise that our Douro Valley bike route made Cyclist Magazine's Big Ride Cover - yes that's Martin in the Yellow Jersey!
What may come as a surprise is that despite the steep slopes, the winding roads mean that the climbs are accessible to most cyclists including cycle tourists with loaded bikes. Read the full article here.
Cycling in the Douro Valley
You would be hard pressed to find more exceptional rides than what the Douro has to offer. With excellent roads with zero traffic, our rides will take you through the most stunning landscapes with breathtaking views of this unique valley.
This UNESCO heritage site owes as much to the labors of man in making the remarkable terraced vineyards as with the beauty of the valley itself. A unique micro-climate and varying solar exposure ensure that no two hillsides are alike and the result are the wonderful wines of the region, as well as turn after turn of sublime vistas.
The rides are as challenging as they are rewarding, with most climbs being taken on the saddle, as they wind round the contours of the slopes rather than straight up them.
You will have the opportunity to visit the most acclaimed wineries, tour the largest array of outdoor Palaeolithic rock art, and soak in the river views from the scenic train that runs from Porto into the Douro hugging the edge of the river.
Day to Day
Day 1 - Porto to Pinhão / Sabrosa Loop
41 km / 28 mi
Day 2 - Pinhão to Tua
32 km / 20 mi
Day 3 - Tua to Vila Nova de Foz Côa
76 km / 47 mi
Day 4 - Vila Nova de Foz Côa Loop
47 km / 29 mi
Day 5 - V.N Foz Côa to PoRTO
Rock Art Tour
A rugged 4x4 tour of the largest collection of outdoor rock art followed by a visit to the superb museum. After lunch transfer to Pocinho train station for a scenic train journey to Porto.
day 6 - Farewell!
End of the bike tour but perhaps time to explore Porto before heading home - or the start of the next leg of your travels?
Comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms, ranging from river front hotels, country inns and manor houses - all chosen for the 3 C’s; comfort, charm and convenience to sights. All photos show the actual hotels we use.
Daily Luggage Shuttle
€340 per group, up to 4 riders
Bags left daily at reception and collected by 10am.
€350 per person
Extra cost for having a single room to yourself.
€150 per bike
Private Airport Transfer
Porto to Pinhão and back - price on request.
The whole experience was truly amazing and I will miss the bike riding. I hope that I will have more opportunities for biking with you in the future. Thank you for being a big part of my adventure!
E-bikes are available as optional upgrades for this tour. Why go electric? If you love cycling but don't like uphills or head winds, electric assisted e-bikes are the way to ride.
Our premium e-bikes feature powerful, German made electric motors and a high capacity battery.
Find out more here.