Turkode : C06DV
Reisen er levert av
Exodus Adventure Travels
Destinasjoner : Portugal
Reisen begynner : Castelo Rodrigo
Reisen slutter : Porto
Aldre : 14+
Aktivitet :
7 dager fra
NOK 22 935

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An indulgent week of cycling, wine & delightful cuisine

This cycling holiday in the Douro will acquaint you with fascinating and magical surroundings, delicious cuisine and some of the world's finest wines (including, of course Port Wine, for which the region is famous). The ride begins in Castelo Rodrigo, a medieval village close to where Portugal borders Spain, and home to an ancient castle and arched palace gates. Your cycling heads across the highland plain to the Spanish border and on through historical villages to the River Douro. You'll cycle through uniquely terraced vineyards and take in the typical towns and villages of the region, including Pinhao, where many of the famous Port wine estates are located. The accommodation is all chosen with the greatest care and you'll stay in different types, from delightful rural houses to 3 and 4 star hotels.

Høydepunkter
  • World-class wines of the Douro Valley
  • Guided visit and wine tasting (3 wines) at Quinta do Tedo
  • Delicious cuisine, prepared with local and seasonal produce
  • Cycle terraced vineyards
  • Unique, handpicked accommodation
Viktig informasjon
  • 6 nights spent in unique, sometimes rural accommodation
  • 5 days cycling
  • 85% paved, 15% unpaved
  • Undulating terrain
  • E-bike hire available on request (supplement applies)
  • Self-guided holiday. Min age 14 yrs
Inkludert
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinners
  • 6 nights in hotels, guesthouses and rural tourism houses (see accommodation section)
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • High Quality Bikes
  • Visit and wine tasting on day 6
Ikke inkludert
  • Travel insurance Single accommodation (compulsory supplement applicable) Solo traveller supplement (where only one person is travelling on a departure date) Visas or vaccinations Flights from London (available on request)

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Viktig Informasjon

The trip destination
  • 6 nights spent in unique, sometimes rural accommodation
  • 5 days cycling
  • 85% paved, 15% unpaved
  • Undulating terrain
  • E-bike hire available on request (supplement applies)
  • Self-guided holiday. Min age 14 yrs
Food
A typical hotel breakfast consists of: cake, toast/bread with jam,or honey, cheese and ham, served with coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, fruit, cake and yoghurt. The Douro region is well-known for an endless number of meat dishes, which include the famous roasted baby goat with rice and potatoes, wild boar stew, posta mirandesa (veal steak), cozido à portuguesa (boiled meat, sausages and cabbages), partridge on a skewer, arroz de cabidela (chicken or rabbit with rice) and feijoada à trasmontana (bean stew). The region’s fish is caught in the Douro river and its tributaries, and is served fried or marinated. The codfish is also a famous alternative to meat dishes. The typical desserts include traditional pastries such as the peixinhos de chila or the biscoito da Teixeira are famous in the region. The region is also known for the delicious pão-de-ló (sponge cake) and the bolo-rei (fruit cake), manly eaten during local celebrations. The rice pudding and the aletria (vermicelli with cinnamon) are also some of the region’s specialties. Most of the time, meals in Portugal are served with bread. If you visit the Douro region, you must try the traditional breads made with meat or olive oil. Normal bread can be savoured with regional honey or home-made jams. Regional cheeses and smoked sausages can also be eaten at any time of the day, either by themselves or with a piece of bread. There is also a wide variety of fruit in the region, which are picked in different seasons. Cherries, almonds and apples are the most abundant fruits. Roasted chestnuts, nuts, diospyros kaki (persimmon) and tangerines are typical of the colder months. Olives and grapes are the main fruits in the region, even though they are used more to make olive oil and wine than for direct consumption.Olive oil is used in most dishes, whether to cook the dish or as seasoning. Every dish is seasoned with salt, or it can be replaced by herbs, which are plentiful in the region. Rosemary, parsley and bay leaves are some of the most commonly used herbs, mainly to cook meat. There is nothing better than starting a meal by drinking a glass of Port wine to open your appetite. The Favaios wine is also served as an aperitif, while the Douro wines are served with the main course. The liqueurs produced in the region, which are the result of the mixture of spirits and fruits, such as the arbutus, blackberries or cherries, are served as digestifs, replacing the international scotch. For those who do not appreciate alcoholic beverages, fruit juices and herbal teas are always a treat, especially because these juices and teas are made with fresh and crystalline water from the several springs in the Douro region.
Weather

Average maximum temperatures in Douro Valley range from 17 degrees in April,  up to 34 degrees in July & August. During July and August, temperature can be up to 40 degrees with high fire risks. We recommend to choose a departure before or after this period.

Is this trip for you?

Cycling conditionsThis is a self-guided cycling trip for those who like to cycle independently, but with back up to take out the hard work and planning. We arrange your accommodations and provide you with route notes so that you can cycle at your own pace, while your bags are transported from one hotel to the next. Please see the introductory pages of the cycling holidays brochure or our website for more important information on classification and grading.Average daily ride: 41km (25 miles).No. of days cycling: 5Terrain & route: Mostly on cycle paths or roads. Whilst the majority of the cycling is on paved roads there will also be times you are cycling on cycle paths - these can be of mixed terrain and are sometimes affected by adverse weather conditions (i.e. they can get muddy). You will be warned at the introductory briefing if there are any sections of the route where you need to take extra care because of this. The route is mainly undulating. Please bear in mind that towns and cities in Portugal frequently have cobbled surfaces and you will encounter these at times on this route.Vehicle Support: A representative will be there to meet you, make sure the bikes are all set up and will be on call throughout the trip should you need. It is important that you are happy reading maps and following route notes, we make these as accurate as possible and they are regularly checked. Where possible we stick to cycle tracks and quiet roads to make the journeys as pleasant as possible, however, on occasion we have to use busier routes. As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The route notes contain an emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local representative is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service. FamiliesSelf-guided cycling holidays are a perfect option for families as they offer the freedom for you to take your holiday at your own pace. You can stop as and when you want and need, at the cafes and restaurants that suit your family and the sites that interest you. As a guide we have suggested that 14 years is the minimum age for this trip, but as it is self-guided and you will be leading your own family we will ultimately leave this decision up to you. The daily distances are all published in the trip notes along with a description of each days cycling so you have a good idea of what to expect. On this trip, children should be expected to ride on roads with traffic. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our experts. The principle idea is that these holidays can be as flexible as you like, with logistical support but no group or leader to dictate the daily activities.

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TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) Enkeltromstillegg STATUS REISE
tor, 11 apr 2024 / ons, 17 apr 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 18 apr 2024 / ons, 24 apr 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 25 apr 2024 / ons, 01 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 02 mai 2024 / ons, 08 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 09 mai 2024 / ons, 15 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 16 mai 2024 / ons, 22 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 23 mai 2024 / ons, 29 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 30 mai 2024 / ons, 05 jun 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 06 jun 2024 / ons, 12 jun 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 13 jun 2024 / ons, 19 jun 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 20 jun 2024 / ons, 26 jun 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 05 sep 2024 / ons, 11 sep 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 12 sep 2024 / ons, 18 sep 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 19 sep 2024 / ons, 25 sep 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 26 sep 2024 / ons, 02 okt 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 03 okt 2024 / ons, 09 okt 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 10 okt 2024 / ons, 16 okt 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 17 okt 2024 / ons, 23 okt 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) ENKELTROMSTILLEGG STATUS REISE
tor, 11 apr 2024 / ons, 17 apr 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 18 apr 2024 / ons, 24 apr 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 25 apr 2024 / ons, 01 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 02 mai 2024 / ons, 08 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 09 mai 2024 / ons, 15 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 16 mai 2024 / ons, 22 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 23 mai 2024 / ons, 29 mai 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 30 mai 2024 / ons, 05 jun 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 06 jun 2024 / ons, 12 jun 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 13 jun 2024 / ons, 19 jun 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 20 jun 2024 / ons, 26 jun 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 05 sep 2024 / ons, 11 sep 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 12 sep 2024 / ons, 18 sep 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 19 sep 2024 / ons, 25 sep 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 26 sep 2024 / ons, 02 okt 2024 NOK 25 485 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 03 okt 2024 / ons, 09 okt 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 10 okt 2024 / ons, 16 okt 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel
tor, 17 okt 2024 / ons, 23 okt 2024 NOK 22 935 På forespørsel NOK 4 025 På forespørsel

Vi vil komme tilbake til deg med et tilbud på den forespurte reisen/pakken I løpet av 48 timer. Alle tilbud er uforpliktende og er vanligvis gyldige i 7 dager. Vi gjør oppmerksom på at reserverte tjenester kan bli kansellert innenfor disse 7 dagene og at pris kan endres inntil en endelig bestilling er mottatt.

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