Douro Granfondo Cycling Camp
This is a four day experience for those who want to ride one of the most iconic wine countries in the world, the Douro valley, alongside more than 2000 participants in Portugal’s biggest amateur road cycling event, the Douro granfondo! Choose between the Medio or Granfondo according to your experience and enjoy a great cycling weekend with guided bike tours in the region, wine tasting experiences and excellent accommodation in one of the Douro’s most charming wine hotels, Quinta de La Rosa. 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 Love Tiles Douro Granfondo or Mediofondo cycle sportive and ride Portugal’s biggest road cycling event;
/ Enjoy the Pro treatment in this amateur competition with access to private briefing, , mechanical assistance, additional rides, and transfers to/and from hotels, VIP registration and ground support for a perfect race;
/ Accommodation in a charming hotel, Hotel Vila Galé Douro, located by the margins of the Douro river and 5 minutes away from the start of the event, with breakfast included, where you’ll get to visit the wine cellars and taste amazing wines from the Douro, or the mesmorizing Six Senses Douro valley Hotel and SPA, where you'll get to experience the very best of the region;
/ Get to know this amazing region and enjoy other great bike rides in the Douro, as well as other experiences to enrich your stay, like wine tastings, visit to wine farms or boat rides in the Douro valley;
Type of Terrain: Mixed. A good mixture between the typical wine country landscape of the Douro and the rough nature and car-free roads of the Douro International park.
Hilly stages: Long climbs to the vantage points alongside the river, they're great challenges for those who wish to push themselves a little harder;
Descents: Beautiful descents towards the big dams across the river and in the Douro International park but not technically difficult.
Transfer from Porto airport to Peso da Régua, Douro ( included in the "premium" option). Arrival at your hotel - Vila Galé Douro or Six Senses Douro Valley ( included in the "premium" option), overlooking Peso da Régua. Rental bikes will be fitted during the afternoon and mechanics will setup the guests’ own bikes. Free day to visit Peso da Régua or optional guided bike tour by the Douro valley. Porto de Honra, followed by group dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. Guided road bike ride in the Douro region during the morning, starting from the hotel, to visit some of the most amazing viewpoints in the area of Tabuaço and Adorigo. In the afternoon, enjoy a wine tasting experience at Quinta da Pacheca, visiting their vineyards. Group dinner ( pasta party) and debrief of the Douro Granfondo.
Breakfast at the hotel. Ride to the start of the race venue. After race, enjoy the pasta party at the event and ride back to the hotel. Enjoy a massage at your hotel ( included in the "premium" option), followed by group dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel and checkout. Bike packing and transfer to Porto airport or hotel ( included in the "premium" option).
Extend your stay in Porto or Peso da Régua for an extra day before or after this trip.