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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
‘Slowing down to see the world’ means seeing what others miss – and we’re the only ones going slowly enough to land exclusive invitations to both Monte dos Perdigões and Comanda Grande wineries. Ride through Alentejo’s cork and olive groves, taste sublime reds, tour our friend’s farm-to-table estate, and experience the Goth architecture of Évora. We stake a spot on the the gorgeous coast for two nights—discovering Setubal’s inimitable charm and make sure travelling by vehicle is at a minimum. Come explore Alentejo with us!
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Day by Day
Rendezvous in Lisbon and cross the bridge toward Alentejo. Begin your mid-morning ride from Estremoz to a private lunch, hosted by our friend Jaquim dos Loites. Cycle back to the hotel and spend the evening enjoying this beautiful property.
Enjoy a guided tour of Monsaraz—one of the most stunning villages in Portugal. After lunch and a wine tasting at the impressive winery Monte dos Perdigoes, visit the town of El Corval for a private pottery lesson by the ceramist Rui Patalim.
Ride from Monsaraz to Evora, where you'll be surrounded by vineyards. Our local guide will lead us on an intro tour, touching on Evora’s history, important monuments, and one of the oldest university in Europe!
Embark on a delightful morning ride along the famous National road that weaves through all of Portugal (this chapter is little-trafficked). Roll up to a private Herdade (country house) where the proprietor happily shows us around and shares a delightful lunch.
Leave directly from your hotel and cycle through a gorgeous protected region that stretches from the sea up to Palmela. You'll pause at an Azulejos factory before embarking on a mid-day boat ride along the coast enjoying lunch onboard.
We’ll depart the hotel this morning for the 40-minute drive to the Lisbon airport. For travellers wishing to stay on in the capital, taxis are readily available for the short drive into the city centre.
Wander the cobblestone streets.
São Lourenço do Barrocal
In the same family for over 200 years, the estate has its heart at the monte, an ancient small farming village, which has been brought carefully back to life as a remarkable hotel of understated luxury, surrounded by ancient oaks, olive groves and vineyards. Here, the feeling of being at home is intimately connected with the sense of belonging to the vastness of the land. In Alentejo, farm and landscape soon become your home. View hotel website »
Convento do Espinheiro, Evora
Housed in a stunning ex-monastery named for a hawthorn bush, Espinheiro leaves guests wanting for nothing. Its hallowed walls harbour two swimming pools, a spa, spacious and comfortable common areas, and rooms with views of olive groves and gardens. The fully consecrated church just off reception may not be of practical use to us, but it is a wonder to behold. View hotel website »
Casa Palmela, Arrábida
Planted in the heart of the Arrábida Natural Park, Casa Palmela is a home with history. A former farm manor turned boutique hotel, the estate represents an escape from the hustle of urban life. Roam the 70 hectares of privately-owned land and settle down on your personal terrace to take it all in. View hotel website »
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The riding varies, with a few hills here and there but also plenty of flat/downhill. Roads are delightfully quiet, although with the occasional short rough patch. Both hybrid and road bikes are perfectly suitable for this trip’s terrain and roads.
“I ride my bike once or twice a month and am comfortable on two wheels.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
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Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend time in Lisbon
Lisbon was recently hailed as Europe’s hippest city, and its streets and squares crackle with youthful energy. It is perhaps the world’s most walkable major capital, and excellent restaurants abound among the shops and museums. We’ll happily recommend a city guide if you want an insider’s tour to enhance your stay here.
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