Peneda-Gerês Bicycle Tour

The Peneda-Gerês Bicycle Tour's route is passing through one of Portugal's most amazing and beautiful National Park. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience!

1 day
Distance: ± 75 km
Pozitiv elevation: ±1600 m
Difficulty: 3/54
Physical condition needed: 3/54
Number of participants: 2-8 persons
Terrain type: 95% asphalt 5% cobble stones

Cycling is your hobby and you like challenges? Then Peneda-Gerês Bicycle Tour is totally for you! The route of the tour sets off in Spain, going through mostly in Portugal then ending back in Spain. We cycle through Peneda-Gerês National Park, where the second highest mountain of Portugal is situated (Madeira and Azori Islands excluded). During our journey we can get an insight into the life of isolated Portuguese villages and also into the beauty of untouched nature with a high chance of spotting free range cows, native wild horses called Garrano or even Iberian wolves. From the top of the mountains you can enjoy the breath-taking view to Gerês Mountains and Valleys and River Lima. After completing the tour we give our fatigued muscles a chance to regenerate and relax a bit in a natural thermal spring on the bank of River Caldo. We recommend this ‘slope-full’ tour to those in love with mountains and who have experience in riding race bikes on mountain roads and paths.

Price for 2-5 persons (incl.23% TAX): 79.00 €/Pers. 1
Price for 6-8 persons (incl.23% TAX): 69.00 €/Pers. 1
Bicycle rental fee: 35.00 €/Pers. + 300.00 € deposit (Specialized Tarmac Sport) Contact us for further information!

Finishers cycling jersey: 35.00€ (optional)

Day trip overview:

Santuario de Nossa Senhora da PenedaSantuario de Nossa Senhora da PenedaWe pick you up at a prearranged time and place, then after loading the bikes and equipment into the car / van we set off to Entrimo (Spain). This journey takes about 1,5 hour. We unload in Entrimo and prepare the bikes and our equipment for the tour then we set off towards the Portuguese border. Our first stop is the hydroelectric station in Lindoso which we pass across and completing the first really steep slope we stop in the village of Roucas (29 km) for some refreshment and sandwiches. After the break we set off to Nossa Senhora da Peneda Sanctuary (36 km). Here we get a chance to visit the church and have some more refreshment in case it is needed (it is an optional stop). The next stop is the village of Castro Laboreiro (53 km), which is the highest point of our tour (1012 m). Here we take a short break in the local pastry shop. We pedal back to Spain on the rest of tour, then in the village of Entrimo (75 km) we load in to the car / van. We take a quick detour to Lobios, where we give our fatigued muscles a chance to regenerate and relax a bit in a natural thermal spring. The time spent here is absolutely up to us, we can stay as long as we can enjoy it. After bathing we travel back to Porto.

The price inculdes:

  • Transportation from Porto to Entrimo (Spain) by car/bus 2
  • Transportation from Entrimo (Spain) to Porto by car/bus 2
  • Tour guide
  • Liability insurance and personal accident insurance
  • Refreshment at the village Rouças (Water/soft drink + sandwich)
  • Refreshment at the village Castro Laboreiro (Coffee + cake + water/soft drink)
  • Bath in Lobios by the termal spring + 1 beer/soft drink for recovery
  • 2 energy bars + 1 energy drink / person during the bicycle tour
  • Technical support

The price excludes:

  • Rental fee of the bicycle and the finisher’s jersey (optional)
  • Other meals and drinks besides mentioned above
  • Entry fees for tourist attractions
  • Bicycle gear, helmet, spare parts (excluding innertube, brake and gear cables)3
  • Other additional or optional expenses

Viszlát Portugália!Viszlát Portugália!1 The discount does NOT apply on the bicycle rental fee, only on the price of the tour itself!

2It is possible to change the pick-up point beyond the Porto vicinity. For this service, an extra cost is added to the price of the tour determined by the distance from Porto and it is always discussed with the client first.

3Safety first! Using a proper bicycle helmet is mandatory on our every bicycle tours, as well as compliance and responsible behavior according to the Highway Code in Portugal and Spain. If you do not have a helmet, please let us know when you subscribe for the tour, we lend you one!

4 We recommend this tour to those who have at least 0,5-1 year of cycling experience! ! To those who can handle race bikes properly, who have higher stamina than average and do sports regularly. The level changes of the tour are quite extreme so we recommend this tour to the ones in love with mountains.

 

Travelling to Portugal/Porto

You can travel to the city of Porto by plane, to the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. It is serviced by some 20 airline companies which operate both business class and low cost flights, such as TAP Portugal, Ryanair, Air Transat. These airline companies establish connections between Porto and sundry national and international destinations, such as Lisbon, Brussels, Toronto, Montreal, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt and London.
For further information about transporting bicycles on an airplane, You should consult the airline company you choose to fly with.

Useful information for travelling

- Skyscanner – to search and to book flights
- Weather forecast Portugal 
- Information about Portugal 

For the Peneda-Gerês Bicycle Tour you can register via e-mail or phone, please click on the Contacts menu!

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