$5,025 USD per person
July 01 to July 7 2018
• 5 gourmet picnic lunches ;6 breakfasts; 6 a la carte dinners, drinks included
- 6 nights accommodations at luxury hotels;
- Water, coffe and snacks along the route;•
- Bike and helmet, Full maintenance and technical assistance during the tour, Backpack, water bottle, bike jersey, casual polo and luggage tags
- Concierge services for spa reservations and other additional services
- Transportation service within a 10km radius are included (dinners outside the hotelnot mentioned, extra activities not mentioned and lost objects pick up over 10kmare subject to an extra quoation)
- Transfer from/to airport;
- English speaking guides;
- Van 24h/7 for luggage transportation;
After the arrival at the Lisbon airport, we will drive for about 45 minutes for tonight’s accommodation. You’ll be staying at Tivoli Seteais Palace Hotel, a 5 Star romantic Palace from the XVIII Century, with lush and labyrinthine gardens and decorated rooms with furnishings of extraordinary wealth…a time travel experience. Before dinner, we’ll do a quick briefing about the tour and then you can enjoy the dinner in this unique atmosphere.
Today will be a cultural day in Sintra. Considering that it is a World Heritage Site and Cultural Landscape by UNESCO, you should take some time to explore the must see monuments and the unique atmosphere of this special city. By morning you’ll meet our guide for a guided morning trough some of the most iconic monuments of Sintra. You’ll have lunch on your own and the rest of the afternoon to freely explore the Vila. Make sure you taste the delicious local pastries, either the ‘queijadas de Sintra’ (Sintra tartlets), or the travesseiros (puff pastry pillow shape sweets) at the most famous local bakery. They started with a business that begun during the XIX Century! After such an amazing day, it’s time to return to the Palace.
For our first biking day we’ll be biking through Sintra forest, where you’ll discover the surroundings of luxurious emerald vegetation, creating a dreamlike atmosphere.. It’s then time to head on to the coast, make a stop in the westernmost point of Europe – Cape Roca, with breathtaking seaside cliffs, in a spectacular scenery. From here we head on to Cascais, a little beach village, once a fishing village, that became a popular resort favored by European nobility and kings in the early XX Century. Today it is a colorful cosmopolitan village with elegant pedestrian streets, luxuriant villas, fashionable shops, restaurants and bars. Cycling along a track with amazing views over the ocean, it’s time to breathe deep, and embrace the aromas and ocean breeze! After lunch at a local restaurant, it’s time to get on the sailboat and admire the city by the river, all the way to Lisbon.
Today we are going to pedal straight to the spot where the caravels left Portugal to discover new worlds, and explore Lisbon all the way to the downtown. Lisbon as an intriguing mix of the old and the new, or so many contrasting faces, making this a city for unhurried exploration and a place to get lost in, discovering its many distinctive sights and characteristic images. While cycling, don’t forget to observe the traditional pavements, the concrete and asphalt of other cities is replaced here by imaginative cobbled patterns, most of them with maritime themes. On our way back, we’re going to have a taste of the world famous pastries “pastel de nata”, by the Jerónimos Monastery.
After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to Lisbon and enjoy an unforgetable yacht cruise to Seixal Bay. This stage continues with bike throughout the typical small villas, seeded here and there, finally arriving to Azeitão, known for its red wine and some of the finest wine country estates in the country. After lunch at a typical restaurant, we’ll visit the José Maria da Fonseca Winery. With 180 years of history, the cellars are a must see, for sure and at the end, delight yourself with a glass of Moscatel wine. The next two nights will be spent at the historical House of Palmela, a manor house of the XVIII Century which served as a hospital during the French Invasions. A family estate know converted to anamazing historical hotel.
Following breakfast with views over the Arrábida Mountains, we’ll continue biking to the city of Setúbal, that was, in the beginning of the XX Century, the most important center of Portugal’s fishing industry, particularly sardines. It’s mandatory to stop at the local market of Livramento, considered one of the best ones in the World, along with Brooklyn and Tokyo market. On a town know for it’s fish, lunch will be at a local restaurant, specialized on fish and seafood. You should try the city’s signature dish - fry cuttlefish. Absolutely delicious! Afterwards it’s time to get back to our cozy hotel and relax. During the evening, taste a unique regional dinner, accompanied by some of the region’s famous wines.
Today is departure day.
Enjoy your breakfast one last time at Casa Palmela Hotel.
During the morning we’ll do the transfers to the airport.
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