Portugal - Historic Villages - Self-Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday
- Exploring Marvão and its hill top castle offering incredible views of the area
- Staying overnight in “the most Portuguese village of Portugal” – Monsanto
- Staying in a charming Pousada built into the mountain top
- Visiting the old Roman village of Egitânia with its olive oil press
- Spending an afternoon in the remote, modern SPA of Cró with its lovely warm water pool.
- Spending your final night in Almeida
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This was another excellent chance to visit another country with travel, accommodation & local information all provided.
Good variety of terrain; lovely countryside; amazing wild flowers; so many birds singing & the overall scent of flowers & tree vegetation in the air. The sun was shining & lots of downhills to enjoy! The variety of terrain was exactly as had been described to us. This was our first taste of route navigation with GPS ; no family “consultations” at junctions; no maps and directions to turn over in whatever the weather. What a difference.
Antonio Malvar gave us probably the best service we have received from all our SKedaddle cycling holidays. The holiday pack of information was comprehensive & had everything we needed; our week’s route & accommodation stops were explained to us in detail at our initial hotel venue. Antonio made sure we understood the use of the bike GPS devices and he followed up the next day to check the level of battery power remaining & our route & day’s holiday had been OK. Having A’s company for dinner the first evening helped to explain some of the Portuguese services and what we were likely to find as we went from place to place. A’s partner, Tiago, who joined us for the end of the holiday & drove us back to Lisbon was again as discrete or as helpful as we wished. They both clearly enjoyed cycling themselves; their work and made “customer care” their business and they were proud of their country.
We love Skedaddling...
Excellent service by the Skedaddle – Rui was very attentive and when he was transfering bags he always stopped for a chat and to check we were ok. He couldn’t do enough for us.
- 8 days
- Prices From:
- Estimated flight price
- Bike Hire
- Electric Bike Hire
- Single Room
- Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
- Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
Place to place
7 nights hotel accommodation
6 days riding
Route notes, maps and GPS provided
Minimum 2 people
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Skedaddle News, Views and Holiday Stories
Whilst we could wax lyrical for hours about the beauty of Portugal, we thought on this occasion we’d share with you our latest Skedaddler snaps, taken by Alison Brotherson, who recently headed here to check out its coastal wonders. Well, they do say a picture speaks a thousand words after all… Alison says… ‘Perfect mix ...
Last Updated: 04/04/2017