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Along the golden river Portugal


Tour profile/ level 2-3:

The cycling routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by steady cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 100 to 800 meters. The daily routes, of 35 - 60 km, cover hilly and mountainous terrain and can be completed without time constraints. The roads are mostly asphalted but there are also trails in this tour included. You can decide every day for yourself, whether you would like to cycle individually using the maps provided, or join one of the tour guides (or other individual participants).

Day 1: Miranda do Douro

The start of your journey. Departure from the airport is at 2pm (if you arrive after 3pm there will be a surcharge). On your way from Porto airport to the eastern most point of your holiday - Miranda do Douro, enjoy the beautiful landscape and scenery that unfold along the way like a painting of green trees and grey and brown rocks, hills and mountains, crowned by a blue sky. The Douro River Canyon and it’s over 200 meter-high cliffs also offers a fascinating landscape. The small town of Miranda do Douro, with it’s typical whitewashed houses, it’s Roman origins and narrow cobbled streets, deserves an exploratory walk.

Day 2: Miranda do Douro - Sendim, approx. 47 km

The first stage of your biking holiday takes you through the International Douro Nature Reserve, a gentle highland plateau known for its wilderness and landscapes. The stretch you shall cycle will take you across a quiet land, populated by over 170 species of birds, wild boar, and the occasional Iberian wolf. Even the goats and cattle make little noise. In the sky overhead, you may see a rare Golden Eagle or an Egyptian vulture.

Day 3: Sendim - Torre de Moncorvo, approx. 38 - 48 km

Today’s tour takes you along a former railway line. The eco trail runs past forests, across fields, a typical agricultural landscape, and a few scattered woods. Although the shepherds you meet may not speak your language, they are extremely friendly and happy to pose for photos. Continue along olive and almond groves until you reach medieval Torre de Moncorvo, the Capital of the Almond Blossom Festival. You will be warmly greeted by your host at an elegant town house where you may have the chance to sample her homemade liqueurs, which go beautifully with the locally grown Moncorvo almonds.

Day 4: Torre de Moncorvo - Vila Flôr, approx. 29 - 38 km

On day 4, you will cycle alongside the River Douro for the first time. Prepare yourself for stunning views and a magical landscape. The descent down to the river takes you through olive groves that produce some of the best olive oil in the world. That night, you will stay on a quinta, or farming estate, producing traditional and organic olive oil. For dinner, you will be served some of the finest local cuisine – homemade cheeses, sausages, baked bread and olive oil, home-grown oranges and of course, homemade wine. Apparently in the middle of nowhere, it is so quiet, the night sky is so clear, that stargazing walk after dinner is an absolute must.

Day 5: Vila Flôr - Sabrosa, approx. 29 - 31 km

The Alto Douro Winemaking Region is famous for their wines. First and foremost is Port Wine, but the region also produces world-famous red wines from the Touriga grape. The terraced vineyards, so typical of the region that is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Property, are a delight to the eye. The neatly-kept wine estates, or quintas, rise proudly amidst the vineyards, their names clearly visible to everyone who passes. You will enjoy arriving at the river’s edge and putting your bike on a Rabelo boat that in earlier days transported barrels of wine downriver to Porto. As you relax in the sun and photograph the surrounding landscape, the Douro region will once again enfold you in it’s magic. Pinhão, where most of the famous Port wine estates are located, is the next stop. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful train station. The seventeenth-century house, where you will spend the night, is located on the hillside, above the town.

Day 6: Sabrosa - Peso da Régua, approx. 31 km

It will not be easy for you to say goodbye to your kind landlady. First, the biking route will take you through the back roads of the Douro, then you will cycle gently back to the riverside. The views are nothing less than breathtaking, as if the Douro Valley, knowing that it is the last stage of your biking holiday, wants to ensure that you will never forget their magical beauty.

At the end of this beautiful day, you will arrive in Peso da Régua, the International Capital of Wine and Vineyards, at the centre of the Port wine-growing region.

Day 7: Peso da Régua

Departure or extension.


Included services

  • 6 nights

  • Daily breakfast

  • Daily Luggage transfer

  • Porto airport transfers to the start (departure at 2pm from the airport) and from the ending points of the programs in a car, van or minibus

  • Per person: Hybrid bicycle, cargo rack, pannier bike bag, handlebar bag (one per two bicycles), lock (one per two bicycles) and helmet

  • Per group/reservation: Pre-paid mobile phone (charged with 10 Euros), toolkit, first aid kit, puncture repair kit, pump, and spare inner tube

  • Per group/reservation: GPS loaded with the tracks and a roadbook with detailed information

  • Digital travel documents in English and App with GPS

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period


    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    children 0-2,99 years -100%
    children 3-11,99 years -20%
    12 - 99 years -10%
    Bicycles and equipment
    21-speed-bike incl.
    E-bike 126
    Children bike 20" incl.
    Children trailer incl.
    Children seat incl.
    Bookable additional services
    Wine and olive oil experience 56
    Special wine and dine (2 dinners) 111
    Premium Service Paket 400
    Picnic package 44
    Additional nights
    Porto, season 1** (dbl/sgl) 79/147
    Porto, season 2** (dbl/sgl) 100/189

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR


    Hotel samples

    Lodging in 3* or 4* hotels (or equivalent category guest houses); small hotels in most cases. Not all of these lodgings have swimming pool, bar and meals services.

    Miranda do Douro: Hotel Parador Santa Catarina * * * *
    Mogadouro: Rural Guest House Casa das Quintas
    Torre de Moncorvo: Manor House Casa da Avó
    Vila Flor: Rural Hotel Quinta do Barracão da Vilariça
    Sabrosa: Manor House Casa de Vilarinho de São Romão
    Cambres: Wine & Farm House Quinta de Tourais

    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    Bicycle inclusive panniers

    Included in this tour are cargo rack, Pannier bike bag or handlebar bag, helmet, bike tool kit for quick repairs, first aid kit, pre-paid mobile phone and GPS garmin Dakota 10 with android basesd software.

    The following bikes are available for rent:

    • 21- Hypride bike
    • E-Bikes
    • Children's equipment: Child bikes, Child bike trailer, Children bike tow bar, Child seat

    E-Bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    This makes every bike tour a breeze! If you perhaps had little opportunity to cycle in the last few weeks before the bike tour, if you are not quite sure of your strength, but also with physical limitations, every bike tour will be a pleasure for you! The switchable, almost silent electric drive of our modern bike takes some of the work off you, and amplifies the pedal power 3 times.


    Arrival / Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Porto (OPO)
    Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents. Transfer at the arrival is from the airport at 2 pm. If you arrive after 2 pm there will be surcharge of € 150,- per person.

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Porto

    Additional Information

    Supplement solo traveler: on request
    Supplement arrival MO-FR and SA after 15:00: € 150,-
    (only possible by booking of more than 2 people)

    Bookable optionally

    • Wine and olive oil experiences featuring 2 visits and tastings including:
      Day 4 - 1 organic oil visit tasting at an olive oil eastate on Vila Flôr or in Sabrosa
      Day 6 - One Douro and Port Wine visit and tasting at a wine estate in Régua
    • Special Wine and Dine with 2 dinners including:
      Day 5 - Dinner at a typical manor house, three courses menu & wine in Sabrosa
      Day 6 - Special dinner at wine estate, three courses menu & wines in Régua
    • Cooking experience
      Day 6 - Cooking experience as extra to the Wine & Dine package. Available for groups of 6 to 10 people.
      Including: Cooking experience at wine estate.
    • Picnic: 5 Light meals to carry on bike in riding days.

    Note: all Tastings and Wine & Dine experiences will happen after the day of riding.




    5,5 of 6 Stars | 1
    5.5 08.09.2019 | Sara F. Douro-Valley

    Douro 2019

    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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