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Portugal - Historic Villages - Self-Guided Cycling Holiday

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  • Starting in Marvão, surrounded by fortified walls and a castle standing atop, offering incredible views of the area
  • Crossing the Tejo river which cuts Portugal in two – you will see how this natural barrier has influenced modern life on both banks
  • 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
  • Cycling with the impressive backdrop of the Malcata mountains offering spectacular views
  • Spending your final night in Almeida, considered to be the jewel in the area’s crown

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This lovely self guided cycling holiday in Portugal takes you through the remote and beautiful eastern border between Portugal and Spain. On quiet country roads you will explore this very traditional region, take in its natural beauty and experience its Roman and medieval history. 
Travelling from south to north, we skirt the Spanish border passing through white villages built around medieval castles that once served as outposts to guard against the Spanish invasions. We stay in small good quality accommodation and with excellent local food on offer this is a cycling holiday gem.
Your cycling starts in Marvão and follows narrow countryside roads meandering through a stunning granite landscape. Amongst the highlights along the way are the Tejo river which cuts through Portugal, “the most Portuguese village of Portugal” Monsanto and the fortified village of Almeida - a jewel of the 18th century, where a stay in a beautiful Pousada is a fitting end to this wonderful cycling journey through Portugal.
You will be provided with route notes, maps, and GPS so navigating the day's rides couldn't be easier! With start dates flexible and lots of great flight options now possible to Lisbon, there's never been a better time to enjoy a week of cycling in the ever lovely Portugal.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Price:
£875
Estimated flight price
£150

Optional

Bike Hire
£120
Single Room
£175
Insurance - Europe 10 day:
£39
Insurance - Europe 10 day:
£39

Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotel

6 days biking

Breakfast provided

Route notes and maps provided

GPS provided

Airport and luggage transfers

Minimum 2 people

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