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Portugal - Roman Trails - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • The challenging climbs of the Malcata Mountains
  • Riding the Smugglers Trail of Almeida
  • Beautiful Monsanto and it’s dramatic panorama
  • The amazing Portas do Rodão and it’s balcony ride
  • Fun trails as we criss-cross the Coa River
  • Alentejo and its technical singletrack

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival Lisbon Airport, Transfer to Marvão    
2 Marvão to Alpalhão 38 Miles / 62 Kms B L  
3 Alpalhão to Vale de Pousadas 34 Miles / 54 Kms B L D  
4 Vale de Pousadas to Monsanto 55 Miles / 88 Kms B L  
5 Monsanto to Alfaiates 42 Miles / 67 Kms B L D  
6 Alfaiates to Cró 26 Miles / 42 Kms B L D  
7 Cró to Almeida 34 Miles / 54 Kms B L  
8 Almeida and Departure Lisbon Airport   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

A great place to place / cross-country mountain bike journey in Portugal that follows remote trails and old Roman tracks all spliced together with rocky singletrack, as we traverse from south to north.
Meandering along the border with Spain riding through fascinating ancient villages, each day offers a different selection of challenges including long climbs and tricky technical sections. We begin our biking amongst the granite landscapes of Marvão.
In this land of wild boar and deer we pass through stunning medieval and Roman villages including the stunning Monsanto. Our initial route sees us travelling through immense eucalyptus forests, past small lagoons crowded with wild birds to finally reach the granite landscapes of the northeast.
Descending from Monsanto, we make our way to the mountains of Malcata and after a challenging climb we are rewarding with outstanding views of undisturbed wilderness.
The route then flattens to our final destination Almeida the walled town, a jewel in this immense plateau.
In addition to stunning mountain biking the region serves up delicious local cuisine and wine for you to enjoy in the typical unhurried and relaxed atmosphere of a Skedaddle trip.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£1,245
Estimated flight price
£150

Optional

Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47
Bike Hire
£170
Single Room Option:
£210
Single Room Option:
£210

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotel

85% of meals provided

6 days biking

Guided and vehicle support

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