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    pedal through portugal: a cycling adventure from idyllic countryside to enchanting porto

    locationLisbon - Idanha a nova - Penamacor - Rapoula do coa - Castelo rodrigo - Freixo de espada - Pocinho - Peso da regua - Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
    Pedal through Portugal: A Cycling Adventure from Idyllic Countryside to Enchanting Porto
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    Duration
    10 days
    Trip code
    TWT-PRT-CHP
    Operator
    Tweet Tours

    Overview

    Embark on an exhilarating 10-day cycling odyssey through the heart of Portugal. Our journey begins with a scenic 3-hour transfer from Lisbon to Idanha-a-Nova, where we explore the historic town and enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Pedaling through picturesque landscapes, we traverse rural back-country roads, visit the Serra da Malcata Nature Reserve with its Old World Mediterranean charm, and ride through the captivating Côa Valley with its medieval fortresses. The adventure continues along the Spanish border, offering breathtaking views of plateaus and valleys. As we approach the Douro Valley, the terrain transitions from wild landscapes to meticulously manicured vineyards. The tour culminates in Porto, with a memorable boat cruise down the Douro River, showcasing stunning terraced vineyards.

    This cycling expedition seamlessly blends history, nature, and culture, promising an unforgettable exploration of Portugal's diverse landscapes.
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    Highlights

    • Stroll through this charming historic town Idanha-a-Nova, steeped in history
    • Explore the countryside on quiet back-country roads, passing a scenic reservoir and historic villages
    • Marvel at the unique village of Monsanto, where houses are built alongside giant boulders.
    • Cycle through Serra da Malcata Nature Reserve, home to the Iberian lynx, surrounded by Mediterranean forest and expansive views.
    • Ride through the scenic Côa Valley and enjoy thermal springs in Rapoula do Coa
    • Admire picturesque medieval fortresses, including the impressive Almeida Castle.
    • Enjoy a thrilling day traversing plateaus, escarpments, and valleys along the border with Spain.
    • Roll into this historic town of Freixo de Espada à Cinta, nestled amidst rugged terrain, before a scenic train ride to Peso da Régua.
    • Pedal through Douro valley and along the Douro River, visit the city of Lamego, and climb its massive stairway to the baroque-era church
    • Enjoy 6-hour boat cruise down the Douro River to Porto, offering breathtaking views of terraced vineyards.

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