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Bike trip - Portugal

September 21 to October 6, 2014 > Price (taxes included) : $3,895
September 28 to October 13, 2014*  > Price (taxes included) : $3,895
May 31 to June 15, 2015*   >  Price to be announced
Trip length : 15 days / 14 nights  >  Level of difficulty : 4 s
* Contact us to find out what is available.

Itinerary and map Package includesVQV Formula

Explore at your own pace

There are many ways to fall in love with Portugal. Musicians see it as the land of fados - melancholy, entrancing love songs that speak of saudade, or yearning, as a state of being. Wine lovers know it as the land of port, vinho verde, Madeira and Moscatel de Setúbal. Ceramists will tell you that there's nothing more beautiful than the glazed earthenware tiles found all over the country, particularly in Mafra and Caldas de Rainha. Architects sing the praises of the narrow Moorish streets of Évora, the medieval and Renaissance palaces, the fortified village of Marvão, Almourol castle, the Cistercian abbey in Alcobaça, the Convent of Christ in Tomar and many other attractions. Some visitors adore the carpets of Arraiolos, the pottery of Estremoz or the lace of Peniche, while others have eyes only for the beaches or the magnificent cliffs in Ericeira. Lastly, some succumb exclusively to the spell cast by magical Lisbon, whose charms are seemingly inexhaustible. As they say, love will find a way!

The package includes:

- round-trip air transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Transat, as well as transfer between airport and hotel;
- 14 nights in three- or four-star hotels (double occupancy);
- 14 breakfasts and 5 evening meals;
- baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
- mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
- daily route plans;
- taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Lisbon > Lisbon/Montréal-Trudeau

From 12 to 28 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $2995 (September 2014). To be announced for May 2015.
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

From day to day

Short route: 599 km • Long route: 786 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Lisbon and transfer to Évora.
Day 2 - Looped route via Valverde, São Brissos, São Sebastião da Giesteira (30 or 59 km).
Day 3 - Évora, Arraiolos, Igrejinha, Santa Justa, Évoramonte, São Bento do Ameixial, Estremoz (78 km).
Day 4 - Estremoz, Orada, Monforte, Arronches, Vale de Cavalos, Portalegre (81 km).
Day 5 - Free day or looped route via Serra de São Mamede, Carreiras, Castello de Vide, Marvão, Portagem, Alvarrões (55 km).
Day 6 - Portalegre, Crato Monte da Pedra, Gavião, Pego, Abrantes (88 km).
Day 7 - Abrantes, Constância, Martinchel, Castelo de Bode, Tomar (36 or 47 km).
Day 8 - Tomar, Ourém, Fátima, Batalha (48 km).
Day 9 - Batalha, Porto de Mous, Zartinha, Salines, Óbidos (79 km).
Day 10 - Free day or looped route via Peniche, Atougia de Baleia, Cabo Carvoeiro (53 or 62).
Day 11 - Óbidos, Serra d'El-Rei, Lourinhã, Praia de Santa Cruz, Ribamar, Ericeira (74 km).
Day 12 - Ericeira, Mafra, São João das Lampas, Praia das Maças, Colares, Sintra (55 km).
Day 13 - Sintra, Malveira, Cascais, Belém, Lisbonne (60 km).
Day 14 - Free day.
Day 15 - Transfer to Lisbon airport and flight back to Montréal.


Itinerary subject to change.

VQV Formula

Choosing Vélo Québec Voyages guarantees you an unforgettable cycling vacation! Riding with peace of mind and savouring every moment, in total vacation mode: that’s the VQV formula, as outlined below.

You’re free as the air!
When you travel with us, you start your day when and how you want, cycle at your own pace and eat at your leisure. We handle everything else - reservations, baggage transportation, certain meal planning, mechanical assistance, route mapping, etc. —with special attention to details. In this way, you can focus on your vacation with complete peace of mind – free as the air.

You can rely on professional supervision
Our knowledge of cycling clienteles, our attractive route proposals and our organizational expertise have earned us an excellent reputation. This stems from the passion of about forty people — guides, travel advisors and logisticians — determined to make your cycling vacation as enjoyable as possible.

You ride your own bike
We understand the special relationship you have with your bike. Perfectly adjusted to your height and preferences, it gives you the comfort you need to fully appreciate the pleasures of travelling. We know that your bike is like an old friend, which is why all of our packages involving airline flights and coach service include the transportation of your bicycle… your favourite travel companion!
 

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