8 days (Bike: 6 days)
348 km (~58km per day)
This self-guided bike tour along both sides of the majestic Guadiana River offers a welcome escape from busy towns and tourists.
You will enjoy exploring some of the more remote areas at a leisurely pace, experiencing the peaceful and authentic rural way of life that can still be found along the route. You will witness the centuries old traditions and sample local products and dishes in the pretty towns and villages that have relied on the river for many years for their livelihood and their security.
It is a trip of many parts as you cycle upstream in Portugal, through dramatically changing landscape, and then back down the opposite bank in Spain. The two countries have their obvious differences and the castles that you will see along the way are clear evidence of past conflicts. But it is also interesting to see how, more recently, they have thrived as close neighbours, with ferries running back and forth between the principal border towns on a daily basis.
The daily rides do incorporate the odd challenge but there is also a fair chunk of flat riding as you follow the twists and turns of the river. In any case the distances are such that you can take your time and embrace your surroundings, whilst building up a good appetite for dinner during your overnight stays.
Vila Real de Santo António
€ 715 Self-Guided
Please Ask Self-Guided
Discounts are available for large groups
- Quality bike and equipment hire.
- Detailed maps and route suggestions
- Good quality hotels/guesthouses along the route
- Route assistance where necessary
- Airport Transfers.
- Holiday insurance – recommended.
- Luggage transfer
- Season supplement
- Upgrade to E-Bike.
- Luggage Transfer €350 Price per group
- Support Vehicle POA
- Tour Guide POA