Douro Wine Tour
"Easy" level tour
This cycling tour can be made for the entirety of the year. We recommend doing it between the months of September and October, especially during the wine production season.
A cycling tour that combines the hospitality of wine making farms, with bike rides through the well known vineyards and olive fields of The Douro Valley. With a resting day, in order to visit the Paleolithic open-air paintings and its museum in Vila Nova de Foz Côa. If good wine, amazing sights and calm and relaxing cycling areas his what you are looking for, then you must take this journey along the incredible Douro region, considered natural heritage by UNESCO.
- Mostly steep. Up and down route.
- 100 % paved roads with very low traffic.
- 1895 meters of cumulative ascents.
Day 1: Porto – Pinhão (110 km, train transfer)
Day 2: Pinhão – Tabuaço (15 km)
Day 3: Tabuaço – Penedono (36 km)
Day 4: Penedono - Loop (40 Km)
Day 5: Penedono – Marialva (30 km)
Day 6: Marialva – Vila Nova de Foz Côa (22 km)
Day 7: Departure
- Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room;
- Prices can suffer updates due high season, holidays or weekends
- Beverages are not included at lunch and dinner when included in the package
- If in a triple room with parents Children up to 10 years old - 35% discount. Children from 11 to 14 years old - 20% discount. Children from 15 to 17 years old - 15% discount.
- Electric bicycles price: 175€
- Supplement for single room: 385 €
- Solo traveler: 280 €
- Extra nights: on request
What People Are Saying
Andy, Melbourne, Australia,
We did the Douro valley 6 day easy cycle trip with this lovely local company run by passionate cyclists in September. We were very unlucky to hit a patch of unseasonal rainy days but still enjoyed the sensational scenery. We elected to skip one day of riding which was just too wet and windy to be fun, and company were happy to transfer us, luggage and the bikes in a van. Luggage always arrived at next destination before we did, went very smoothly.
The trip was marketed as 'Douro very easy' one but a word of caution - it had some rather steep hills. We are merely amateur cyclists! My husband was challenged (but coped) but I'm less fit and ended up opting for an electric assist bike (very glad I did, it helped on the big hills). Suggest you know your own limits and look carefully at the trip terrain maps to make sure it's good for you. There are some flatter routes (eg Portugal Coast trip) for different abilities. Bikes were great quality.
The routes and places we visited were just wonderful, and Fold n Visit found some fantastic accommodation for us, great variety and very enjoyable. Although not designated bike paths for the most part, the roads were good surfaces, were quiet and felt safe. Great villages on the visit, diverse scenery - felt we saw the real Portugal. Very rural and peaceful, very relaxing. Foz de Coa palaeolithic rock art was a highlight as was the beautiful Hotel in the ruins of a castle. Staying on a working farm (Quinta) was great fun too. We selected the deluxe accommodation and think it was well worth it.
We had one glitch with a broken bike chain and got terrific personal support to fix it. The best thing about this young business is they really want you to have a fantastic experience and will go 'above and beyond' to make that happen. The service was completely personal and tailored to our interests and needs, you aren't just another person in a big group.
Portugal is a beautiful country with amazing diverse scenery, cycling was a great way to see it. Happy to support and thoroughly recommend this great local business.