Alentejo Bike Touring


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  • Self-Guided
  • Intermédio** (2/4)
  • Viagem
  • Touring ou E-Touring
  • 10 dias
  • aprox. 60 Km / 37,28 Milhas
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10 Dias
9 Noites
8 Etapas

Distância Total
510 km

Acumulado em subida
5,566m

Distância Média Diária
63 km

Destaques

  • - História, cultura e tradições milenares; 
  • - Alojamento em castelos e quintas seculares;
  • - Évora: Património mundial da UNESCO;
  • - Estradas de tráfego muito reduzido por magníficas planícies e paisagens com vinhas, sobreiros e oliveiras;
  • - Atravessar o maior lago artificial da Europa;
  • - Gastronomia alentejana;
  • - Herdades históricas;
  • - Vinicultura DOC;
  • - Cultura e tradições singulares.
MÍNIMO 6 PARTICIPANTES

Descrição

Venha conhecer a história, a cultura e as tradições que esta região tão única e especial tem para oferecer. Considerada a melhor região vinícola do Mundo em 2014, o Alentejo é um destino pitoresco e charmoso, uma região que apaixona pela sua beleza ímpar, com as suas casas caiadas de branco, castelos medievais e vestígios de ocupação de outros povos e civilizações. Pedale pelas suas planícies solarengas e envolva-se no estilo de vida e nas tradições seculares alentejanas. Com início na cidade de Évora, património da UNESCO, esta rota desenrola-se por vilas históricas como Arraiolos, Évora Monte, Estremoz, Alter do Chão, Crato, Portalegre, Arronches, Elvas, Vila Viçosa, Monsaraz, Monforte, regressando à histórica cidade de Évora!
Visite castelos, palácios e sinta o estilo de vida rural da população local. Pedale por estradas nacionais onde o tráfego é muito reduzido e por estradas locais características pelas suas retas infindáveis e por estradinhas estreitas por entre muros de pedra e herdades que lhes concede uma misticidade única e singular. Esta rota, pela sua baixa altimetria, é perfeita para ciclistas menos treinados ou fisicamente menos preparados. Atravesse ainda o maior lago artificial da Europa e visite herdades produtoras de vinho de renome, deliciando-se com os melhores produtos da região, como o azeite, queijos e enchidos!

O Alentejo é um destino de excelência, do melhor que Portugal tem para oferecer, onde o luxo se funde com a tradição e a história, sendo decididamente o melhor local para se comer e beber em Portugal. Pela noite ficará alojado em edifícios históricos que hoje estão convertidos em esplêndidas unidades hoteleiras.

Programa

Day 1: Welcome to Portugal and Évora, UNESCO classified as a world heritage site
A Bikesul staff member will be at the airport to welcome-you and drive you to Évora, just one hour away from Lisbon. If you prefer, you can meet us in Évora, at the hotel, next to Diana's roman temple.
At 06pm, enjoy a welcome drink and a general briefing followed by the adjustment of your bicycle (if rented from Bikesul).
Accommodation in Évora.



Meals Included: Dinner and Breakfast
Destination of the day: Évora

Day 2: From Roman times to the medieval age (57km/ 36 mi - 660 m/ 2165 ft elevation gain) - Level 1 of 4
Departing from Évora, we ride towards the old village of Valverde.
Valverde is a small typical settlement nearby Nossa Senhora da Tourega village, situated in the heart of the vast and lovely Alentejo region, on the slope of the Monfurado Mountain. All the region presents important vestiges of human occupancy from remote periods, as the superb Anta Grande do Zambujeiro, the largest Anta known in all the Iberian Peninsula, or the interesting Geraldo’s Castle Hill Fort.
In Valverde lived Geraldo Sem Pavor (“fearless Geraldo”), a noble borned in the North of Portugal that soon left to the South to fight the Moors where he leaded a group of brigants. Its great achievement was during the Évora’s Christian conquest to the Moors, offering the town to the first Portuguese king, d. Afonso Henriques in 1165, using the “Giraldo’s Castle” as a strategic point.
This peaceful rural settlement is characterized by its Alentejo’s traditional streets with white houses coloured with a blue or yellow strip around doors and windows.
Valverde is proud of its heritage which highlight is the Bom Jesus de Valverde Convent, also known as Mitra, with a Bishop’s Palace built in 1517 and a lovely Renaissance Chapel.
Heading north on a slight steady climb towards Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe. In this village you will take a gravel road that will take you to the Cromlech of Almendres, a group of stones standing as the most important megalithic group in the Iberian Peninsula.
Continuing towards the north you will get to the Vila of Arraiolos, the village of the famous "Arraiolos carpets", boasting also a circular castle.
Accommodation in Arraiolos Convent.

Meals Included: Dinner and Breakfast
Destination of the day: Arraiolos

Day 3: Evoramonte and Serra D'Ossa (78km/ 49 mi - 990 m/ 3250 ft elevation gain) - Level 3 of 4
From Arraiolos continue cycling nortg, enjoy the traditional Alentejo landscape made up of olive and cork trees. After passing through Vimieiro it's time to face the challenging climb that will take you to the imponent castle of Évora Monte, once a strategic military site. From here, you will be able to sight another castle, the castle of Estremoz.
The final part of this stage will be somewhat challenging with the ascent to the Serra D'Ossa mountain range.


Destinations: Serra D'Ossa
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner included

Day 4: Meet the "Princess of the Alentejo"  (65 km/ 40 mi - 750 m/ 2460 ft elevation gain) - Level 2 of 4
From Serra D'Ossa explore the marble cities of the Alentejo, Borba, Vila Viçosa and Estremoz, known not only for it's huge marble quarries but also due to the vineyards with it's great wineries. 
The marble in the region is of superior quality and known worldwide. It is plenty in the region and comes out from around 160 quarries.
Famous for its red wines, Borba is the less visited of the three marble cities in the Alentejo (the others are Estremoz and Vila Viçosa). Stroll around the Castle of Borba, take photos of the Bicas Fountain – all in marble – and, of course, enjoy a good wine. In addition to visiting the Adega de Borba, try the cheeses produced in Rio de Moinhos and the traditional Borba bread.
Just 8km from Borba, Vila Viçosa is a village that is home to at least one major attraction: the Paço Ducal. The palace, built around 1501, has a facade covered in marble about a hundred meters long and houses more than 50 rooms open to the public. Known as the Princess of Alentejo, the village keeps some secrets, such as the remains of the poet Florbela Espanca, which lies in the cemetery next to the Castle of Vila Viçosa. Within the walls, the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Conceição in Vila Viçosa, Portugal’s patron saint, can also be seen.
At the top of a hill, a castle surrounded by a medieval wall welcomes visitors to Estremoz, known as the White City and the main city on the marble route. Estremoz looks like an enchanted village with its white houses and architectural monuments full of stories.
The wall has four marble doors that look like time travel portals. After crossing the city center, climbt to the magnificent medieval castle and get to your accommodation, a refurbished convent turned into hotel.

Destinations: Estremoz
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner included

Day 5: The Coudelaria Real, the Royal Stud Farm  (57 km/ 35 mi - 400 m/ 2460 ft elevation gain) - Level 1 of 4
From Estremoz continue riding to the North, passing through the major vilas of  Fronteira, Cabeço de Vide and get to Alter do Chão, small typical villages where, among the white houses with colorful bands, imposing stately manor houses from the 18th century stand out, showing the agricultural wealth of the region.
The surrounding nature is generous, allowing beautiful landscapes. This is a land of strong roots that has in its handicrafts a great source of pride, executing ancestral techniques, with works in cork, weaving and embroidery, horn, and the colorful Alentejo painting and decoration in wood and ceramics. Besides, Alter do Chão is well known for its Stud Farm, founded in 1748 by D. João V, who aimed the creation of Lusitanian horses for Picaria Real.
Accommodation in Alter do Chão.
Destinations: Alter do Chão
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner included

Day 6: Portalegre and São Mamede natural reserve (80 km/ 50 mi - 960 m/3250 ft elevation gain) - Level 3 of 4
Start the day visiting the traditional village of Crato. Then cycle east towards Portalegre, the main city of  the North of Alentejo found near the Spanish border on the green slopes of the São Mamede mountains, which now constitute a national park. The town’s serious fortifications have seen much action, withholding a five month siege by Dom Dinis in the 13th century and many others in the meantime. During the Peninsular War of the early 1800s, British troops on the Portuguese side were based here.
The cycling along the São Mamede you will get to Arronches.
Arronches was an important place of arms and was highly regarded by the various kings, which is why Luís de Camões, in two ranches in “Os Lusíadas”, refers to it as the “strong Arronches”.

Destinations: Arronches
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner included

Day 7: The fortified city of Elvas and Juromenha, with Spain in sight (42.5kms/ 27mi - 450m /2300 ft elevation gain) - Level 1 of 4
From Vila Viçosa we head east towards Elvas, the largest fortified city in Europe. Also nicknamed “The Boarder Queen”, it is one of the hidden gems of the Alentejo. Due to its strategic position close to the Spanish border, Elvas was marked by many wars. Elvas military history can be revisited through a walk through the city. Its fortifications, together with the Fortresses of Santa Luzia and Nossa Senhora da Graça, are considered to be the largest and best preserved bastioned fortifications in the world!

Destinations: Elvas
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner included

Day 8: Monsaraz and the largest artificial lake of Europe (70kms/ 44mi - 800m /2600 ft elevation gain) - Level 2 of 4
Following south, you will reach the Guadiana river and the small town of Juromenha where you will find another fortress that during the Middle Ages played a predominant strategic role. Enjoy the magnificent views over the river and Spain.
Descending close to the left bank of the Guadiana we arrive at the great water reservoir of Alqueva, being able to sight in the distance the imposing castle of Monsaraz.
Before facing the challenging climb to the castle, we will pass through other small villages  such as Motrinos, Barrada and Aldeia do Outeiro. In the last one stands out the Menhir of Bulhoa, and the Convent of Orada where the famous Cromeleque do Xarez is located.
Monsaraz, the graceful medieval village of Monsaraz, maintains the magic from ancient times like few others in the world. Made of lime and schist, this place whispers us, between the echo of our footsteps in its streets. A lot of magnificent stories could be told about its courageous kings, Knights Templar, brave people and dames of simple beauty.
Accommodation in Monsaraz.



Day 9: The wine region of Reguengos and the return to Évora (60 km/ 38 mi - 500 m/1640 ft elevation gain) - Level 1 of 4
The last day of cycling takes through the wine DOC region of Reguengos. Passing through the village you are able to visit the Jose Maria da Fonseca historic winery.
Then along vineyards and olive tree fields you will cycle towards Montoito and then to Nossa Senhora de Machede.
The last km to Évora will be along the Central Portuguese Santiago Camino.
Accommodation in Évora.


Destinations: Évora
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner included

Day 10: Time to return home
Our trip has come to the end.
Transfers to the airport will be arranged but if you’re planning on staying a few extra days, let us know if we can help with a few recommendations.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Rota

O que Inclui

- Alojamento de 9 noites em regime Meia Pensão;
- Transfer de e para o aeroporto;
- Transporte de bagagem entre hotéis;
- Briefing e guia de viagem;
- App da Bikesul com sistema de navegação ou GPS com percursos pré-descarregados;
- Bicicleta KTM Life Touring com bolsa de guiador;
- Bolsa de selim com uma câmara de ar extra e bomba de ar;
- Capacete;
- Oferta de Bidón de água Bikesul;
- Assistência em viagem;
- Hidratação durante os percursos;
- Prova de vinhos da Herdade da Ervideira no Castelo de Monsaraz;
- Oferta de Jersey Bikesul;
- Seguro de acidentes pessoais;

Não Incluído:
- Voos;
- Refeições extra-hotel;
- Bebidas;
- Equipamentos Extra;
- Mini-bar e outros consumos não especificados no programa;
- Despesas pessoais;
- Seguro de Viagem: Recomendamos a contratação de um seguro para toda a viagem.

Extras:
- Upgrade de Bicicleta;
- Noites extra (mediante disponibilidade);
- Aluguer de câmera de filmar Garmin Virb para recordar os melhores momentos da sua viagem;

Outros descontos:

Acompanhantes não ciclistas - desconto de 25% sobre o valor da viagem;
Grupos privados superior a 8 pessoas - desconto de 5% sobre o valor da viagem.

Aluguer de Bicicleta

Included:
KTM Macina Cross P510 E-Bike

SEGURO DE VIAGEM

Os nossos passeios incluem acidentes pessoais e seguro de responsabilidade apenas durante a viagem. Ninguém quer pensar em todas as coisas que podem não correr como esperado na sua viagem, mas essas coisas podem acontecer e acontecem. Recomendamos vivamente que contrate uma apólice de viagem que cubra atrasos de bagagem, repatriamento médico, entre outros.

Observação: nossos passeios de bicicleta são uma "coisa viva", sendo influenciados por vários fatores, como condições climáticas, habilidades de condução de bicicleta em grupo e danos em trilhos, apenas para citar alguns. Os seus guias Bikesul são especialistas em guiar ciclistas e avaliarão continuamente esses fatores, fazendo ajustes no itinerário quando necessário para garantir que cada membro do grupo tenha a melhor experiência possível.

SEGURANÇA E RESPONSABILIDADE

A sua segurança e prazer neste evento ou atividade são de extrema importância para nós. Tomamos todas as precauções possíveis e razoáveis ​​para garantir que as rotas que escolhemos sejam seguras, agradáveis, desafiadoras, mas de acordo com a capacidade de cada participante. Todas as rotas são avaliadas cuidadosamente quanto à sua segurança e evitamos perigos e tráfego tanto quanto possível. Esperamos que todos os participantes compareçam às instruções diárias para se familiarizarem com a rota de cada dia.

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