If you're looking for a fun, easy-going way to explore the Alentejo and it's undiscovered landscapes, our self guided wine country bike tour might be just the thing. This would be the perfect holiday for those who love cycling outside in sunshine as they enjoy some of Portugal's most idyllic scenery, finest wines and cuisine.
You can take your time at a leisurely pace enjoying a relaxing self guided bike tour across the rolling fields and wine country of the Alentejo in Southern Portugal, cycling past wild flowers, vineyards, ancient castles and cork trees along the way.
Average Daily Distance: 35 miles / 35 km
Average Daily Elevation Gain: 1556 ft / 474 m
Terrain: 100% paved roads
Recommended Bike Type: Road / E-Bike / Touring
Route Type: Point to Point (start and finish at different locations)
Best Months: April / May / June / September / October
- Discover the serenity and beauty of the Alentejo, and escape from the bustle.
- Cycle low traffic roads, where the herds outnumber the cars.
- Explore ancient walled towns and villages at your own pace.
- Sample the world class food and wine of this wonderful region.
DAY 1 - ÉVORA
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage town, jewel and heart of Portugal's vast Alentejo region.
DAY 2 - ÉVORA TO MONSARAZ
69 KM / 43 MI
Ride through stunning open fields of wildflowers and a village dedicated entirely to pottery.
DAY 3 - MONSARAZ TO ESTREMOZ
75 KM / 47 MI
Cycle past ancient dolmens and menhirs before heading into the beautiful cork forest of Serra d’Ossa.
DAY 4 - ESTREMOZ LOOP
58 KM / 36 MI
Loop through the beautiful marble towns of Borba and Vila Viçosa, considered Portugal’s white gold everything down to the park benches is in marble!
DAY 5 - ESTREMOZ TO ARRAIOLOS
70 KM / 43 MI
Passing ancient olive groves and world famous wineries we cycle to the little town of Arraiolos.
DAY 6 - ARRAIOLOS TO ÉVORA
28 KM / 17 MI
A short ride to lovely Évora before heading back to Lisbon or spending an extra night in Évora.
Please note that daily distances will vary based on your choice of accommodation and site visits or detours.