On May 7th, Portugal is set to host the third edition of its biggest cycling event in the magnificent capital city of Lisbon. After the tremendous success of the first two editions of the Love Tiles Douro Granfondo cycling event, the stakes have been raised higher for this year. With about 4000 participants from all over the world competing to win this race, the organizers wish for everyone to honour the theme for this edition: Friendship. The grueling race will start off in Lisbon and continue in either the Granfondo format of 156km, Mediofondo version of 110km or the Minifondo format of 60km. As seen in the previous editions, this year too, promises some stunning Portuguese landscape, plenty of emotions, fantastic prizes and gifts and of course a lot of friendship.
Come and join the festivities in the Douro valley for an incredible experience at this Lisbon bike tour.
So, if cycle touring Portugal is on your agenda but you prefer coupling it with fine wine and dining, we have got just the perfect bike tour ideas for you!
Taste, smell, meet and bask in the sun as you cycle gently along this beautiful coast between Porto and Lisbon. Experience Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal, and the walled village of Óbidos.
Enjoy Porto, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage in this cycling tour. Learn about Port wine, and its associated culinary dimension. Taste, smell, meet and bask in the sun as you cycle gently along the beautiful river and seacoast. This Porto bike tour proposes one cycling stage in the city, riding along the riverside, the city park connecting with the beach and the amazing historic city centre. A second stage will take you along the seaside, passing by protect wild bird area, fishing villages and golden sandy beaches.
The Porto to Lisbon biking holiday is a delightful tour linking the two main towns of Portugal and visiting several outstanding cultural spots of the country while cycling along nature and scenic coastal trails. Taste, smell, meet and bask in the sun as you cycle gently along this beautiful coast. Experience Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal, and the walled village of Óbidos. In the Lisbon bike tour you cycle around the brightly coloured buildings straddling the slopes facades and the narrow twisting alleys of the medieval districts.
Your guided cycling tour in the Douro Valley will acquaint you with fascinating, magical natural surroundings, great cuisine and some of the world’s finest wines including, of course, Port wine for which the region is famous. During your hike you will visit Pinhão, around which most of the famous Port wine estates are located. Here you will visit the beautiful train station covered by hand painted tiles, Portuguese art at its best.
Contact our local travel experts and pack your bags with your gym wear for a wine holiday that will help you burn those calories in the most soul-satisfying way possible!
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