Type

Gravel

Duration

8 Days & 7 Nights

Next Departure

23 Jun 2024

Status

Available

From

2.500 EUR

Bike Madrid to Lisbon Gravel Tour – Portuguese Week

Embark on a gravel cycling adventure of a lifetime, where you can join us for the second week only and ride 530km from Manteigas to Cabo da Roca in Cascais.

Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Portugal, from the majestic mountain ranges to picturesque villages, culminating in the arrival whith  breathtaking beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. Join us for an unforgettable week, where each pedal brings you closer to the westernmost point of Europe, promising moments of pure gratification and personal achievement.

We trust you’ll be enthusiastic by this route and eagerly anticipate your return for the first week of this Epic cycling road adventure, which begins in the famous Spanish capital, Madrid!

Highlights

  • Mountain Passages
  • Epic cycling road route
  • A lifetime adventure
  • 6 days pure cycling
  • 530 km | + 9.600 m ascent

Tour Information

Included

  • Pre-departure Information Pack
  • Liability and personal accidents insurance
  • Welcome briefing in English & bike fitting
  • Gravel Guided Tour - 6 Riding days
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Support vehicle
  • Transfers on arrival and departure day
  • Mechanical assistance
  • 7 nights on double/twin room with breakfast
  • 6 Picnics (D2 to D7)
  • 7 Dinners (D1 to D7)
  • Water, fruits and energy bars
  • Support pack bike for transportation
  • Madrid-Lisbon Bike Jersey

Excluded

  • All non-mentioned Services or Activities
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Bicycle and individual Iquipment
  • Visa fees and Tips
  • Price

    2.500 EUR

  • Single room supplement

    +900 EUR

  • Duration

    8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Accommodation

    Superior

  • Start / Finish

    Manteigas / Cascais

  • Tour Grade

  • Daily Distance

    83-97 km / Day

  • Daily Elevation Gain

    +1.300 / +2.200m

  • Profile

    Mountainous roads, Hilly

  • Route

    Gravel

Bikes available on request:

Included and Optional Services

Preparation

Accommodations

Transfers

Orientation

Optional

  • Personalized assistance throughout the booking
  • Pre-departure Information Pack (checklist, travel information)
  • Tour Information (description of daily stages & profiles)
  • 7 nights on double/twin room with breakfast
  • 6 Picnics (D2 to D7)
  • 7 Dinners (D1 to D7)
  • Transfer on the day of arrival from the Train Station the hotel
  • Transfer on the departure day from the last hotel to Lisbon Airport
  • Support vehicle
  • Welcome briefing in English & bike fitting
  • Gravel Guided Tour - 6 Days Stages
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Single room supplement: +900 EUR
  • Bike rental available: On request

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival

Welcome to Manteigas!

On the first day of your trip, one of our guides will pick you up in a nearly train station (30km). Depending on your arrival time, you can discover and get to know Manteigas, the “Heart of Serra da Estrela” and prepare your bike and equipment. Just before dinner, you’ll be given a briefing about the days to come and dinner awaits you at a local restaurant.

Transfer

0:45 m

Hotel Vila Galé S.Estrela

DAY 2

Manteigas to Piodão

From the glaciar valley to the enchanting village of Piodão

This is the day when your gravel bike adventure begins! Situated in the heart of Serra da Estrela mountains, the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal, this stage promises to offer a majestic backdrop for the start of this gravel tour. Leave the village and prepare yourself to cross unforgettable mountain roads that reveal stunning panoramas of the largest glacial valley in Europe and the birthplace of the Zêzere River. Cycle through scenes straight out of a postcard, where grazing sheep and goats fill the mountain landscape, capturing the essence of rural life. End your trip in the charming village of Piodão, where its stone houses blend perfectly with the natural splendor that defines this unforgettable gravel cycling experience.

Cycling Distance

84 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.800 m

INATEL Piodão

DAY 3

Piodão to Miranda do Corvo

One of the most challenging days

Today’s stage will be one of the most challenging of the entire tour, with the greatest ascent and descent accumulated. Starting in the charming village of Piodão, cross rolling landscapes decorated by giant windmills and cycle along mountainous roads. As you pedal, the picturesque scenery reveals itself, revealing the idyllic village of Góis, surrounded by nature. The route continues, taking you to the final destination, Miranda do Corvo, where the beauty of the surroundings mirrors the feeling of accomplishment of your gravel adventure.

Cycling Distance

83 km

Elevation Gain

+ 2.200 m

Hotel Parque Serra da Lousã

DAY 4

Miranda do Corvo To Tomar

The castle and the monastery

On this day, leave Miranda do Corvo towards the charming streets of Penela, and discover the historical beauty of its castle. Each pedal stroke not only propels you forward, but also reveals the diverse and captivating beauty of the Portuguese countryside. As you cycle along this enchanting journey, enjoy the scenery, green hills and gravel paths that lead you to majestic Tomar. This city reveals the imposing Convent of Christ, testimony to Portugal’s rich history.

Cycling Distance

87 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.500 m

Vila Galé Collection Tomar

DAY 5

Tomar to Alcobaça

Crossing the natural park of serra dáire e candeeiros

Leave Tomar and start a day of limestone hills. It is a day spent entirely in the stone kingdom! The paths are flanked by stone walls built over hundred years! At the end of the day up to the last ridge of these mountainous terrains and look for the first time to the Atlantic Coast! Arrive at Alcobaça, a famous by the Monastery or Royal Abbey of Santa Maria, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

Cycling Distance

97 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.500 m

Montebelo Mosteiro de Alcobaça

DAY 6

Alcobaça to Lourinhã

The coast and the magestic atlantic ocean

Leave Alcobaça’s impressive collection of medieval buildings and cycle through São Martinho do Porto, with its picturesque bay, which forms a natural shell-shaped harbor and flanks the reflective waters of Lagoa de Óbidos. As you travel through this mesmerizing landscape, let yourself be captivated by the ever-changing hills and coastal panoramas until you reach Lourinhã, known for its dinosaur fossils. Rest and enjoy the magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Cycling Distance

87 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.300 m

Hotel Noiva do Mar

DAY 7

Lourinhã to Cabo da Roca (Cascais)

Enjoy the last stage of this epic adventure

The last day of this epic journey, and for those who were able to ride for 6 days through the mountains of Iberian Peninsula this is a great day to watch the Atlantic Ocean! Roads and paths over the sea, trails on the cliffs and beaches make this a unique and different day on this long journey. Finally, the arrival to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of Europe! Celebration and transfer or ride to a Hotel in Cascais.

Cycling Distance

89 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.300 m

Hotel Vila Galé Cascais

DAY 8

Departure

TIME GOES BY INCREDIBLY FAST WHEN YOUR HAVING FUN!

Time goes by incredibly fast when you’re having fun, but unfortunately, all good things must come to an end! We hope that the memories and experiences that we have created and shared stay with you forever. We trust you’ll be enthusiastic by this route and eagerly anticipate your return for the first week of this Epic cycling road adventure, which begins in the famous Spanish capital, Madrid!

Transfer

0:40 m