First visit Spain's most famous wine region and its world-class wineries, picturesque villages and fantastic scenery. Then cycle through the coastal landscape of the Basque Country - a region with its own identity and charismatic history. Stay in the best hotels of both regions and delight yourself with local cuisine in its awarded restaurants, with up to 3 Michelin stars.
Starting from Bilbao, you will cycle through the spectacular landscapes of La Rioja, immersed in a sea of vineyards that is lost on the horizon. Stop at the local "bodegas" to enjoy the region's bold red wines, visit world heritage monuments or even cycle through a small section of the Camino Francés de Santiago. Rest and recover at a wine therapy spa, before leaving for the Basque Country and its magnificent coastal city of San Sebastián (or Donostia, in Basque).
Set at a natural amphitheater facing the sea and protected by mountains, enjoy its beach and gastronomy - after all, Donostia has the highest concentration of Michelin starred restaurants in the world per square meter, with a total of 11. From this privileged location,you'll get to ride along the rugged coastline of the Basque country and its lovely fishing villages that seem to be taken from a fairy tale, until you arrive at Bilbao.
Several texts from the XI century speak of it and it is already described as a “mass phenomenon” in a text written by a monk in the 12th century, known today as the “Codex Calixtino” and considered the first tourist guide of history.
The French Way was the first to be properly signposted and this is thanks to a parish priest of O Cebreiro, the creator of the yellow arrow symbol. The priest, named Elías, decided to rehabilitate the hospital of pilgrims in his parish and, as the pilgrims told him that they were lost on the way from France, in 1984 he bought the surplus paint to mark the roads and with a carriage and two horses he went from Roncesvalles to Santiago. It marked with an arrow all the places susceptible to create confusion for the pilgrims. Since then, that symbol of signaling, along with the scallop, has been maintained.
Starting from León and cycling just over 300 km until the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, you'll ride across the iberian plateau through the trails, woods and ancient roads of the Way (or Camino, as said in Spanish). Witness the architectural and artistic religious heritage of towns and cities like León, Astorga, Ponferrada and Sarria, while savouring the rich Spanish gastronomy and wines. Stay in a variety of historical and charm rural hotels, or a SPA hotel set in the countryside.
Known for thevibrant Andalucian lifestyle of tapas, sherry wine and bulls, the Andalucia is much more than that.
There is a beautiful landscape of farmland to explore, you'll ride in quiet backroads along the olive oil groves, cork oak trees and vineyards with the backdrop of the mountains in the distance.
Perched on top of the hills you'll find historic villages of whitewashed houses reflecting the sun, dominating the plains and in the historic villages and cities of Córdoba, Ronda, Antequera and Granada you will find the rich history of this area in the form of astonishing monuments like the Mezquita of Córdoba or the Alhambra citadel, both testimony to the Arab presence and magnificence in this region.
You will also experience this region's world famous gastronomy, with incredible food, with "tapas" dominating, but where you'll find both small family run restaurants and bars that offer the regional specialties as well as sophisticated and modern interpretations of the regional and national specialties.
On your Andalucia cycling holiday you'll confirm that this region is also a famous wine region especially because of the Sherry wines but there are plenty of sub-regions producing other heavy dessert wines like the Moscatel (Muscat) and more recently some brilliant red wines that thrive in the warm sunny climate of this region.
To top this you'll be able to enjoy the region's hospitality in a mix of carefully selected hotels from the sophistication of some of the city hotels, the rural farmhouses and manor houses that let you experience the rural living with all the comforts, to the historical buildings and palaces located in some very special places now converted in to modern hotels.
This sunny island in the Mediterranean Sea has all the ingredients for you to enjoy a week of great cycling.
The island is a privileged training ground for both pro-cyclist and amateurs that come from all over the world to enjoy the varied types of terrain and rides this place has to offer in its well maintained roads. While cycling Majorca you'll be able to experience the mountains of the northern coast along with its iconic climbs and long downhill sections, the hills and flats of the southern and central area and the beautiful coastal roads that zig-zag up and down the western and northern coasts.
Alongside, your Mallorca cycling holidays will introduce you to the island's gastronomy, that although similar to the one in continental Spain, has its own specialties, namely the tasty fish and seafood, caught fresh every day and available throughout the island's "pincho" bars and great restaurants.
Being blessed by a mediterranean climate, the island offers also great wines. The Binissalem - Mallorca wine region is home to great gems of wines using the local grape as well as blends. The vineyards are mostly located on the foothills of the Tramuntana and Alfabia mountain ranges that you'll be able to ride by or even stop at the wineries for a visit and a taste.
Expect a great hospitality and accommodation, this is after all an island with great focus on summer and beach tourism too. You'll stay in both coastal hotels right by the ocean where you can explore the beautiful beaches and hidden pebble coves as well as quiet rural inland hotels that will let you unwind and relax in their gentle scenery. Enoy your Majorca cycling holidays.
CATALONIA CYCLING, THIS ROAD AND TOURING CYCLING PARADISE IS RICH WITH GREAT RIDING, BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE, THE WINE COUNTRY, NUMEROUS COASTAL TOWNS AND A RICH GASTRONOMY.
Catalonia and Girona cycling in a Costa Brava bike tour, is the perfect setting for a road cycling tour. Known for being home to dozens of cyclists of the pro peloton for the varied riding it offers, this region of Spain stretches from the Pyrenees to the coast, enabling you to ride the rugged and beautiful coast, the flats and hills of the wine region of Empordá, as well as the serious climbs of the natural parks and some of cycling's most "notorious" climbs leading to the top of the Pyrenees.
Besides all this, cycling Catalonia and Costa Brava will introduce you to this region world famous gastronomy, with incredible food, ranging from small family run restaurants and bars that offer the regional specialties to the greatest names of Spanish cuisine with Michelin star food and restaurants.
Let's not forget the Empordá wine region, that borders the French Roussilon region, with whom it shares the mediterranean climate and benefit from the balming presence of the Pyrenees mountains. They are famous for their reds, whites and sweet strong wine.
To top this you'll be able to experience the region's hospitality in a mix of carefully selected hotels, from the coastal hotels overlooking the sea in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, S'Agaró or Cadaqués and also experiencing the rural and historical hotels in the inland regions of art city Figueres and gastronomic the stronghold of Girona.
Bike tour by Estrela National Park, riding from one Portuguese Historical village to another, in search for the medieval castles, traditions and tastes of this special region. A gravel or road cycling tour for intermediate to experienced riders who wish to explore the special trails and backroads of the highest region of Portugal and its rich culture dating back to Pre-historic days. This is where the "Lusitans" stood up agains the romans, where you'll find 30.000 year old rock engravings, 12th century medieval castles and a cultural heritage to match this richness, from its wines and gastronomy to the "Burel" tapestry.
/ Ride a Gravel or Road bike to the top of Continental Portugal, conquering the "Torre" of Estrela Sierra and riding in stunning car-free roads;
/ Explore the 12th century castles of the Portuguese Historical villages of Belmonte, Linhares da Beira, Trancoso, Marialva and Castelo Rodrigo;
/ Ride to the Zézere's spring, descend by Glacial valleys and explore the natural fauna and flora of Estrela Natural park and Beira Alta;
/ Indulge in the flavours of the local gastronomy and wines, explore the ancient shepard culture, the "Burel" textiles and relax at handpicked charming hotels and SPA's;
Full-day bike tour starting from Pinhão, the heart of the Douro valley. We'll start by transfering you from your hotel in Porto to Pinhão, where you'll start riding on a hybrid, road or E-bike, according to your preference, on a tour adapted to your pace and guided by local guides. You will ride in the car-free roads or trails by the quaint villages of the Douro plateau and valley, until you reach the village of Pinhão, by the Douro river. Lunch is included in a local wine estate, where you'll taste the excellence of the portuguese cuisine of this region, always accompanied by local wines. In the afternoon, you'll et to enjoy a wine tasting experience, and visit the small village of Pinhão, before being transferred back to your hotel in Porto. Extend your stay for an aditional night in Pinhão or Peso da Régua./ Full day, private experience, on a bike tour in the Douro valley during the morning (3 to 4 hours), guided and supported, adapted to your pace;
/ Available every day, on demand, with transfer from your hotel in Porto (or Douro) to Pinhão, and then back to your hotel, after the tour;
/ Choose between a road, hybrid or electrical bike experience and adapt the tour to your cycling experience;
/ Approximate duration of 8 hours (full-day), with lunch and wine tasting at a local wine estate included;
/ Visit the village of Pinhão and experience it's with stunning views of the Douro river;
This is a five day experience for those who want to participate in the Portuguese stage of the world's most iconic Triathlon event - Ironman - while exploring more of their trip to Portugal. Participate in the 70.3 distance in Cascais, Portugal, while enjoying a triathlon camp with other participants, guided tours in the region, race recon, accommodation in one of the region's most charming hotels next to the start of the event. Enjoy your race with Pro like amenities: guaranteed registration, post race massage, private briefing before the ride and mechanical assistance at all times.
/ Take part in the Ironman 70.3 event, and experiencing the mild climate of Cascais and the beauty of Sintra Sierra, with guaranteed registration in the event;
/ Enjoy the Pro treatment of our five day cycling camp, accompanied by our local triathlete guides who will assist you in race recon, mechanical assistance, guiding last trainings before the event, bike rides in the previous days, a private tour to Sintra's UNESCO world heritage historical center, transfer to and out of your hotel from Lisbon airport, to make sure you enjoy a perfect race;
/ Accommodation in the event's official hotel, Quinta da Marinha - high-end accomodations next to the start of the event, with breakfast included, pasta party before the race day, massage after the race;
Bike tour in Alentejo, perfect for road cycling, where you’ll get to discover the millennial history, culture and traditions of one of the world’s best wine countries, from north to south of the region. Start riding by the castles and monasteries of Marvão, Crato, Estremoz, discovering the medieval heritage of Portugal, explore the marble region of the Alentejo and its renaissance palaces, the fortified villages atop of the Alqueva and enjoy a week long ride in these peaceful rolling hills while exploring local wine cellars, sleeping in convents and discovering the UNESCO world heritage sites of cities like Évora, Vila Viçosa and Monsaraz.
Discover the amazing history, culture and traditions this wine region has to offer. Voted Best Wine Region of the world in 2014, Alentejo is a picturesque and charming place, where you’ll fall in love with the whitewashed villages, medieval castles, sunbathed plains and the secular traditions and lifestyle. Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites in Évora, the fortified village of Marvão, the former Palace of the Portuguese Kings and the rural lifestyle of the local homesteads;
Ride the never-ending rolling hills and the hidden trails between the fields. The car-free roads and trails of the Alentejo provide a great atmosphere for bike tours and its topography makes it a great region for beginner and intermediate riders. You’ll have plenty of time to stop and check out the “Sobreiros” and visit the “Antas” along the way.
With its trademark gastronomy, wine and amazing accommodations, the Alentejo is a great destination to experience the best of Portugal, where luxury meets tradition. You’ll get to sleep in Convents and dine in some of the country's best restaurants, harmonizing every meal with amazing wines;
Join this Douro bike tour, fit for road cyclists who want to discover the world’s first demarcated wine region and the portuguese historical villages Ride by the river, enjoying its trademark UNESCO world heritage “socalcos” or terraced vineyards and experience the secular traditions of this region. Visit the wine cellars, taste some of the best port and Douro wines and discover traces of the early history of Portugal, from up to 30000 years old. Visit the historical villages and challenge yourself up to top of the most beautiful viewpoints. Ride towards the portuguese historical villages and visit the medieval castles, the paleolithical engravings and rugged nature of the Douro International park and it's backroads.
The sheer history of this region starts and ends in Porto, one of the oldest city centres in Europe, settled in the 4th century during the roman occupation when it was named Portus Cale, to the UNESCO world heritage “socalcos”, that hold the wine farms on the steep hills of the Douro river, and to its own unique traditions, architecture, port wines and cellars. Visit the Palaeolithic archaeological sites with pre-historic rock art engravings and drawings dated from 22000-20000 years BC and spend your night in some of the historical villages of Portugal, with their very own medieval castles.
In this Douro bike tour, you'll get to experience beautiful landscapes and vantage points over the Douro valley, also a UNESCO world heritage, with its trademark "socalcos" or terraced vineyards; The undiscovered paradise of one of the most remote areas in Portugal, the Douro International Park: never-ending olive oil and orange fields, river beaches and animal life. Visit the authentic and picturesque villages of Peso da Régua, Pinhão, Marialva, Barca d'Alva; They are all close or on the riverbank of the Douro “expressway” and were historically focused on the commerce and transportation of the grapes and the wine, to and from Porto, in the traditional “Rabelo” boats that docked in their ports.
Dine and sleep in local charming hotels, once wineries or medieval castles, but now fully equipped hotels with their very own spas and amazing amenities to make you feel comfortable. Climb aboard a boat and sail in the Douro to discover the region from a different perspective.
Challenge yourself in this Douro bike tour by climbing towards the viewpoints and get a privileged look at the world’s most beautiful wine growing area. And fully enjoy the long, sweeping and almost car-free descents of the Douro International Park. Choose everyday between shorter or longer rides and define your own goals and pace throughout your riding experience.