Cycling Holiday / Tour details:
RIDING DOWN TO THE HISTORICAL VILLAGES (Guided Hybrid Bike tour)
Area: Central, Portugal
Holiday Type: Fully Guided
Cycling Area: Central
Location: Serra da Estrela (Centre region) to Serra da Estrela
- The Natural Park of Serra da Estrela
- Sortelha ? the gorgeous historic village
- The Glacier Valley and Zezere river
- Linhares ? the medieval village, its castle and the narrow roads
- Piodao ? the famous schist village on the slope
Off-road: 15% / On-road: 85%
Grade of riding:
Minimum level of bike:
Bike hire available: Hybrid Bike included in price (BH Trekking Sport K30K Silvertip - 27 speeds, little front suspension and hidraulic disc brakes and a small front bag) with helmet.
Usually a 4 star-quality hotel, double bedroom occupancy with breakfasts. Single supplement available.
Start Day: Saturday
Sleeps Max of:
Nearest shop / general store:
Nearest bike shop:
Nearest airport: Lisbon
Dates & Other Details:
Tour date 1: from 01 May 2010 to 07 May 2010
Tour date 2: from 21 August 2010 to 27 August 2010
Tour date 3: from 04 September 2010 to 10 September 2010
Tour date 4: from 02 October 2010 to 08 October 2010
Tour date 5: from to
Dates info: If you wish a different date, ask us about prices and availability.
Transfers included: Yes
Not included: Airplane tickets, meals other than the ones specified and tips
Cost from GBP: £1220
Cost from USD: $2010
Contact: Cristina Henriques
Tel: 00 351 214783153
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Business details: 'Portugal Bike'
There are three types of PortugalBike Tours:
1) Road Bike Tours
are on asphalt roads (100%). We always try to avoid roads with a lot of traffic, preferring secondary roads. On these tours, you ride more km/day than on a Hybrid Bike Tour. These tours can be Guided or Self-Guided (with a GPS device on the handlebar), so that you are completely free to ride at your own pace, but there is always a backup car to give you any assistance you may need. You use a Road Bike (700x23 wheels with carbon frame). Participants are usually 25-65 years old.
2) Hybrid Bike Tours
are mainly on asphalt/tarmac (more than 60%) with some off-road rolling trails. Usually the tours are a little bit longer than the Mountain Bike version tours. It is the best and most relaxing way to know a country by bicycle while also having fun. These tours can be Guided or Self-Guided also. You use a Hybrid Bike (700x38 wheels with a little front suspension). Participants are usually 45-65 years old.
3) Mountain Bike Tours
are mainly on off-road rough trails (more than 60%), sometimes technical, with very little asphalt/tarmac. You need some biking skills and you need to be in good shape. Usually, these tours are a little bit shorter than the Hybrid Bike tours. It is the best way to know a country and feel the challenge of nature. These tours are always Guided (ask us for self-guided); you will only have to follow your guide through wonderful single-tracks in nature. You use a Mountain Bike (26x2.1 wheels with front suspension and hydraulic disc brakes). Participants are usually 25-45 years old.
PortugalBike Tours are
designed so that we begin at a certain point and we end elsewhere. You do not start and end at the same place. We think that is the best way to discover Portugal ...riding a bicycle! Read the specific information about each ride to learn more details.
PortugalBike Tours can be
Guided (with a Guide) or Self-Guided (with a GPS device with all tracks recorded). The big difference between the prices for Guided and Self-Guided Tours is that the Self-Guided Tours do not include dinners, picnics, energy bars and water during the day. There is always a backup car to provide any assistance you may need. If you want to take a Self-Guided Tour with dinners included, this can be arranged.
PortugalBike Tours have
a maximum of 16 participants, and a minimum of two. Larger groups are also possible upon request and according to our availability. Our Bike Tours are prepared for one week (7 days / Saturday to Friday).
The dates of PortugalBike Tours are
according to our calendar, or on request, according to our availability and with a small extra fee. The prices above are for the scheduled PortugalBike Tours. If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability.
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