Duero River Bike Tour*
* Mentioned in the Saturday Times (July 25, 2020!)
Happen to be looking for an escape?
How about some fresh Mediterranean air, pedaling along inspiring Spanish and Portuguese landscapes only to stop for wine tastings and local gourmet meals, all the while sleeping in 4* and 5* hotels?
This certainly sounds good to us, which is why we are launching our Duero River Bike Tour, an 8 day, 7 night journey along the Duero River from Spain to Portugal.
(!) This is a private tour for 2 or 4 people. Adapted to all levels. Prices at the end of post!
Starting in Madrid and finishing in the Port wine capital, Peso da Régua, this seven night biking holiday takes you through some of the world’s greatest wine regions: Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Toro in Spain and the Baixo Corgo or Port wine in Portugal against a backdrop of dramatic, contrasting landscapes.
Along the route you’ll …
- Begin biking from the splendid Romanesque town of Sepulveda
- Ride along the Duratón Gorge, one of Europe’s largest breeding areas for birds of prey.
- … and through the Portuguese Coa Valley with one of the largest collections of Paleolithic Cave Art in Europe.
- … oh! and through the spectacular and rugged Arribes del Duero National Park where olive, almond and orange groves combine with a sanctuary for the golden eagle and the peregrine falcon – one of the best preserved nature reserves in Europe!
All the stops include visits to important wineries, tasting their delicious wines, having a chance to meet winemakers. For your meals you’ll have excellent local food and stay in comfortable 4 and 5 star hotels including the converted monastery Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena, the Vintage House hotel in Pinhao and the wine hotel Quinta Pacheca.
The trip starts with an introductory walking and tapas tour of Madrid and finishes in Peso da Régua, a six-hour river cruise or two-hour train ride away from Porto.
Not a cyclist? Don’t worry! The tour can be adapted to all levels.
For Private Group of 2 people: From 3499€ Per Person, from 565€ Single Supplement, 500€ Deposit
For Private Group of 4 people: From 2999€ Per Person, from 565€ Single Supplement, 500€ Deposit