The Historic Towns in the North

This is the easiest Hybrid Bike tour that we have. This tour takes place in the North of Portugal, a very hilly region with very green environment; this gorgeous bicycle tour mainly runs on bike paths, bike lanes and some dirt roads along rivers and the Atlantic Ocean.

The overall difficulty level for this tour is 1, Easy (more precisely, level 1.4 between 1~5). It is recommended for beginners and occasional riders.

Minho is one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal. It is very green and there are many beautiful historic evidencies. You can feel this History just looking to the historic buildings that are spread along the way, the historic main squares in each small town, in the local commerce, in the medieval structure of each town that we will cross on a bicycle!

This fantastic bicycle tour must be done with a hybrid bicycle, because we will ride on several bike paths that allow us to discover the green environment that is along the river banks, to enjoy the coolness of the paths during the summer days, to admire the landscape and to experience the History. By the way, Portugal is an independent country since the 12th century and everything started in the north.

This is the perfect bicycle tour for anyone that wants to have a very relaxed vacation, but wants to be active doing some exercise. You don’t have to be a very experienced and fit cyclist to enjoy this tour.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
1. Accommodations in Historic Hotels (Convent, Fortress, Manor House)
2. Magnificent views over the rivers and luxuriant vegetation
3. The beautiful medieval towns in the North of Portugal
4. Churches and Manor houses everywhere along the way
5. The rich gastronomy and the famous wine of the region: Vinho Verde
6. The oldest small town in Portugal with its amazing bridge
7. The capital of Vinho Verde in Portugal
8. The bright coast of the Atlantic Ocean
9. Crossing the border to Spain
10. Feeling a different outstanding atmosphere in each historical town.

<THE PRICE INCLUDES (Self-Guided version)
– 7-day Hybrid Bike Tour with a Guide (*)
– Transfers from and to Oporto Airport (or from Lisbon)
– Accommodations (6 nights): one 16th century Convent, one 16th century Manor House, one 17th century Fortress, one 4* Design Hotel, one 4* panoramic hotel and one 4* modern hotel. Double bedroom occupancy.
– 6 Breakfasts
– 6 Dinners (including our famous wines, our amazing cheeses and lovely desserts) (*)
– Daily energy-bars and water (*)
– Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel
– Documentation about PortugalBike Tour
– Personal Accident Insurance
– Liability Insurance
– Techno-Mechanical Assistance (*)
– First-Aid assistance on location (*)
– Permanent Backup Vehicle (*)
– Visit to a winery with wine tasting (*)
– Visit to a Palace with wine tasting (*)

(*) Not included in Self-Guided Tours