Duero River Wine Bike Tour, Private group

8 days, 7 nights, when you decide

Starting in Madrid and finishing in the Port wine capital, Peso da Régua, this 7 night biking holiday takes us through some of the world’s greatest wine regions: Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Toro in Spain and Port wine in Portugal against a backdrop of dramatic, contrasting landscapes.

The Duratón Gorge one of Europe’s largest breeding areas for birds of prey, the Portuguese Coa Valley with one of the largest collections of Paleolithic Cave Art in Europe, the spectacular and rugged Arribes del Duero National Park where olive, almond and orange groves combine with a sanctuary for the golden eagle and the peregrine falcon, and the Almendra Dam one of the largest in Europe.

Impressive wines, excellent local food and comfortable 4 and 5 star hotels including the converted monastery Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena, the Vintage House hotel in Pinhao and the wine hotel Quinta Pacheca. 

Trip starts with an introductory walking tour to Madrid and Spain on your first evening. Trip finishes in Peso da Régua, a 6 hour river cruise or 2 hour train ride away from Porto. Private transport can be arranged along with accommodation and tours on arrival in Porto. Adapted to all levels.

HIGHLIGHTS

*Introduction Walking-Tapas Tour of Madrid
*Visit splendid Romanesque town of Sepulveda
*Ride along the Duraton River Gorge, the Duero River, in Toro and Ribera del Duero wine country, through medieval towns, and the natural park of Arribes del Duero
*Visit the Coa Valley, home to a remarkable set of prehistoric rock carvings, which have been designated a World Heritage Site.
*Meet Winemaker Jesús Arbás and his wife, a professional flamenco dancer at their winery
*Wine tastings in three different wine regions in Spain and Portugal
*Finish in Peso da Régua, the Port Wine Capital

What's Included

* 1 night - Hotel Palacio Tepa, Madrid, transport from airport to this hotel
* 2 nights - Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena, Peñafiel
* 1 night - Hotel Valbusenda
* 1 night - Hotel Colmeal
* 1 night - Hotel Quinta Pacheca
* 1 night - Hotel Vintage House Pinhao
* Private transport by luxury van
* Bilingual guides
* Breakfast daily; 5 lunches, 5 dinners
* Entrances & activities as specified
* All winery visits & olive oil tastings
* Bikes: top class SPECIALIZED SIRRUS touring bike - aluminium or carbon road bikes also available
* Bike Kits
* Travel insurance with medical assistance
* Support vehicle to provide technical assistance and snacks!
* Detailed document with regional maps, a day-to-day itinerary plus hotel list and regional information
* Travel coordinator

Prices (all applicable taxes included)

For Private Group of 2 people: From 3499€ Per Person, from 565€ Single Supplement, 500€ Deposit

For Private Group of 4 people: From 2999€ Per Person, from 565€ Single Supplement, 500€ Deposit