Alentejo Gravel Bikepacking Holiday

Alentejo, Portugal Bikepacking Holiday Dates:

6th – 13th June 2021

 


Bike Type: Gravel

Number of riding days: 7

Tour Type: Guided

Airport Faro

Km / day: 90 - 140km

Elevation gain / day: 500-1500m

Overall Difficulty: Med - Advanced

Accommodation: Rural Hotels

Alentejo Bikepacking Holiday

An 8 night Portuguese Bikepacking Gravel Holiday

Are you ready for a next level cycling experience? Maybe our Portugal bikepacking holiday is for you!
The bike holiday is the perfect mix of road and gravel. Technically it is not too difficult (most tracks are for 4×4 vehicles) but the off-road sections give the riders a chance to reach villages and other hidden gems inaccessible with a road bike.
You will carry your own luggage with you (self supported), staying at small hotels / BnB’s en route. It is a guided cycling trip however, so you are not completely without our help and assistance. We will eat as together at the end of each day a group at local restaurants giving you a chance to experience the best of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, whilst reliving the experiences of the day over a glass of wine!

Difficulty Level

This bikepacking holiday is for medium – advanced level riders. You don’t need to have prior experience in bike packing, but experience in having done around 100km on back to back days will make the tour more enjoyable for you! You will encounter challenges, both physically and mentally – but that’s the aim 😉

Don’t forget! There are no support vehicles on this trip, however you will have the company of our lovely guides who will be there to assist you if needed!

Bikepacking Tour Itinerary

This trip consists of 2 travel days, 7 cycling days bikepacking and 8 nights. Scroll down look below at the itinerary below for a more detailed overview of the route and number of km each day!

Accommodation

You will be staying in different local rural hotels each night. We hand pick the accommodation to suit our cyclists, both in terms of comfort and location, as well as having an authentic Portuguese feel. There will be no hotel chains, as we love to support Portuguese business owners.

Cuisine

We pledge to support local restaurants, so you will eat in different nearby restaurants each night, all within walking distance of your hotels. By the end of the week you will have had a taste of the many traditional dishes of Portugal and in particular the Algarve and Alentejo. All meals plus house wine, beer or soft drinks are all included in the price of your holiday. Allergies or dietary requirements? No problem, we can take care of everything.

Heritage and Culture

This adventure is not just about the bike… as you ride, you will also experience the culture and heritage of the Algarve and the Alentejo – the local cuisine, music, wine and liquor making, the agriculture, historic monuments and the ancient creative traditions.

Gravel – what bike do I need?

This tour is designed specifically for gravel riding. We would highly recommend a gravel bike, or a road bike with gravel tyres. This Portugal gravel bikepacking holiday is predominantly on small roads, but will dive off onto gravel paths (usually 4×4 tracks) so having tyres that can stand up to that is paramount! We can hire gravel bikes for you – just get in touch.

What’s Included?

Z Airport transfers
Z 8 Nights Hotel accommodation
Z Buffet breakfast
Z Dinner with wine or beer
Z Knowledgable and friendly guides
Z Échappée Portugal jersey worth €60
Z GPX files of all stages in advance
Z Mechanical assistance
Z Professional drone and GoPro photos of your trip
Z Ride snacks
Z 5* service – our promise!

 

Not Included

 

V Flights

 

Bikepacking Tour Portugal

Castelo de Mourão, Alentejo

Portugal Bikepacking Holiday Example Itinerary

Please note this is only an indication as external factors such as the weather might impact which rides we do each day. You will receive a detailed itinerary once you have booked.

DAY 1

Airport Transfer

DAY 2

(130km)

DAY 3

(130km)

DAY 4

(100km)

DAY 5

(80km)

DAY 6

(110)

DAY 7

(113km)

DAY 8

(80km)

DAY 9

Airport Transfer

Arrival into Faro Airport, transfer to hotel in Loulé
Loulé to Mértola
Mértola to Monseraz
Monseraz to Evora
Evora to Beja
Beja to Vila Nova de Milfontes
Vila Nova de Milfontes to Monchique
Monchique to Loulé
Transfer to Faro airport, depart

Pricing Options Explained

All prices are per person per holiday and vary depending on your group size and room choice.

Single Occupancy Total - €1295 per person

With single occupancy you are guaranteed a private room and bathroom in all accommodation that we stay in.

Note: If you are travelling alone you must choose this option.

8 nights, 2 travel days and 7 riding days. For everything else that is included, check the list above!

2-4 people - €995 per person

This option is great for couples or a small group of friends travelling together.

Each 2 people will share a bathroom. We will always try our best to ensure that you get your choice of beds (double or twin).

8 nights, 2 travel days and 7 riding days. For everything else that is included, check the list above!

Group of 6+ Total - €895 per person

Got a group of 6 or more? You have just saved yourself €100 each!

This price is based on two people sharing each room. If any members of your party wish to upgrade to a single occupancy just get in touch – we can do a special rate for this too.

8 nights, 2 travel days and 7 riding days. For everything else that is included, check the list above!

Group of 10+ Total - €795 per person

A group of 10 or more? You have saved €200 each!

The price is based on two people sharing each room, however if anyone in your party wishes to have their own room just get in touch and we will give them a special upgrade rate.

8 nights, 2 travel days and 7 riding days. For everything else that is included, check the list above!

Alentejo Bikepacking Tour – reserve your place

We know the pandemic has made organising travel arrangements  difficult! To help, we only require a small deposit in advance. Full payment is due 1 week prior to the start date.

795,001.295,00

Clear
Pay a 20% deposit per item

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FAQ’s

What is your cancellation policy?
You can book in confidence with a very flexible cancellation policy which can be read in detail here.

We strongly recommend that you travel with adequate travel insurance to cover the cost of flight cancellation and holiday cancellation.

 

Am I too slow?

Definitely not! We pride ourselves on providing holidays for all abilities, and we have guides for different fitness levels. Often groups will be divided into three different groups so suit everyone!

Having said that, there are two trips that do require a reasonable level of fitness – the Bikepacking Adventure and the N2 Challenge. Both of these trips have a minimum number of kilometres to complete each day.

Can I hire a gravel bike?

Yes. Just get in touch to let us know exactly what you would like and we will give you a quotation.

I would like to create my own bespoke holiday - can you help?

Of course! We would love to help you put together the perfect cycling holiday for you and your group.

We can assist with:

  • Booking hotels, villas or BnB’s
  • Hiring bikes
  • Plotting cycling routes (road or off-road)
  • Hiring guides
  • Car Hire
  • Booking restaurants
  • Recommending cafes
  • Airport transfers

We charge really reasonable prices for all of the above, making your life as the organiser really easy. Let us know what you have planned and we will help you plan an unforgettable week of cycling in Portugal for you!

Get in touch!

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