The Way of St. James - The Coast Route "easy"

7 Days | 6 Nights
4/5 Hard
133 Km

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.

Route description:

  • Mostly steep. Up and down route.
  • 100 % paved roads with very low traffic.
  • 1895 meters of cumulative ascents.


Itinerary:

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

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Day 1: Porto – Pinhão
Travel by train following Douro's riverside. You shall attend at the hotel’s reception to get the bicycles you will be using through out the tour. The night will be spent in Pinhão. You’ll have enough free time to visit the Pinhão railway station, its main church and, if you would like, to enjoy sightseeing, having a cruise on the Douro river.
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Day 2: Pinhão – Tabuaço
Cycling always on the road with an acceptable slope. You are going to cycle along the incredible view of the Douro River, entering through Portuguese World Heritage. Be marveled with the vineyards of the Douro Valley and its cultivation.
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Day 3: Tabuaço – Penedono
Our cycling journey continues throughout the green landscape of the Douro region, constantly surrounded by vineyards. Our destination will be Penedono. You can visit the castle and explore "Sírigo", which holds a circular route that takes the traveler through the neighboring villages and outskirts, such as the villages of "Ferronha" and "A-do-Bispo".
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Day 4: Penedono Loop
Enjoy a free day or cycle a loop to get to know surrounding villages. In case you opt for cycling, you will leave Penedono and find yourself in the middle of traditional farmlands. The landscape is dominated by vineyards and chestnuts, so much so that "Sernancelhe" area is known has the chestnut county. You will understand how much chestnut the region actually produces on the road side scenery. With the river Távora by your side you can enjoy the wonderful geography, with mountains and valleys, which is a trademark image of this part of the country. If you have the time, take a visit to the XIIth century church.
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Day 5: Penedono – Marialva (27 km)
Break ties with the Douro River and head South, finding your daily hospitality in Marialva. You can take a visit to the castle and the incredible church of "Santiago". A land full of history, being classified as one of several historical villages of Portugal.
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Day 6: Marialva – Vila Nova de Foz Côa
The final streach will involve returning to the vineyards once more. Now we can also watch the astonishing olives, another important Portuguese heritage, used especially as a sauce for refined dishes. Our route back, approaching the River will be traversing its highest part, ending with an accommodation in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, a very well known site for its Paleolithic paintings.
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Day 7: transfer to Porto
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Luggage shuttling
Porto Airport Transfers
Trains or Bus Tickets
Van Support
GPS With route per booking
Bike rent
Guide
Mechanical Assistance
5 lunches
5 Dinners
Personal Accident Insurance
Liability Insurance
6 Nights / 7 Days ( price per person)
July, August and September Prices
Min. Participants
Self Guided biketour
1489
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Yes (4 stars, farms or rural houses)
Luggage shuttling
Yes
Porto Airport Transfers
Yes
Trains or Bus Tickets
Yes
Van Support
No
GPS With route per booking
Yes
Bike rent
extra 125 €
Guide
No
Mechanical Assistance
No
5 lunches
No
5 Dinners
No
Personal Accident Insurance
No
Liability Insurance
No
6 Nights / 7 Days ( price per person)
1.489 €
July, August and September Prices
* 140 €
Min. Participants
2
Guided bike tour
1842
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Yes (4 stars, farms or rural houses)
Luggage shuttling
Yes
Porto Airport Transfers
Yes
Trains or Bus Tickets
Yes
Van Support
minimum 8 pax
GPS With route per booking
-
Bike rent
extra 125 €
Guide
Yes
Mechanical Assistance
Yes
5 lunches
No
5 Dinners
No
Personal Accident Insurance
Yes
Liability Insurance
Yes
6 Nights / 7 Days ( price per person)
1.845 €
July, August and September Prices
* 140 €
Min. Participants
4
Guided bike tour Plus
2456
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Yes (4 stars, farms or rural houses)
Luggage shuttling
Yes
Porto Airport Transfers
Yes
Trains or Bus Tickets
Yes
Van Support
Yes
GPS With route per booking
Yes
Bike rent
extra 125 €
Guide
Yes
Mechanical Assistance
Yes
5 lunches
Yes
5 Dinners
Yes
Personal Accident Insurance
Yes
Liability Insurance
Yes
6 Nights / 7 Days ( price per person)
2.456 €
July, August and September Prices
* 140 €
Min. Participants
4

Observations:

  • Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room;
  • Prices can suffer updates due high season, holidays or weekends

Extras

  • Electric bicycles price: 175€
  • Supplement for single room: 385 €
  • Solo traveler: 280 €
  • Extra nights: on request

**Observations:** * Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room; * Prices can suffer updates due high season, holidays or weekends **Extras** * Electric bicycles price: 175€ * Supplement for single room: 385 € * Solo traveler: 280 € * Extra nights: on request

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