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Douro Valley Cycling Routes

What to expect when cycling the Douro Valley

In the north of Portugal lies the beautiful Douro Valley. Carved by the Douro River as it snakes its way towards the coast, the valley is known for gorgeous scenery and the terraced vineyards that lace the hillsides. Our Douro Valley cycling routes are all about experiencing the region to its fullest, with ample wine-tasting opportunities and sightseeing on a leisurely cycle adventure.

Explore the vibrant city of Porto, sitting at the mouth of the river, and bask in its history and culture. There’s so much to see and do here, and of course, there’s equal amounts to taste; every café break requires a pastel de nata pastry as a treat. The most famous product of the region, of course, is Port and you’ll be able to tour and taste the wineries which make this delicious and rich wine.

To find out more about our Douro Valley cycling routes, call our cycle experts today.

Our Highlights:

  • Delicious Port wine-tasting
  • Pastel de nata with our coffees
  • The vibrant city of Porto
  • Vineyard terraces along the Douro
  • Fresh, authentic Portuguese food
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The Douro Valley offers a classic Softies experience, with gentle cycling routes that weave through vineyards. Not only is the natural landscape stunning, but the city of Porto is equally amazing, offering a perfect mix of leisure and activity.

Delicious Wine

As one of the most important wine regions in Portugal, the Douro Valley produces many delicious wines; the most famous of which is Port. Often served at the end of the meal, Port is a delightful glass of pure flavour, and you’ll be surprised at the variety produced. When cycling in the Douro Valley, you’ll get the chance to taste the many wines produced here, from crisp whites to sumptuous reds. The evidence of this thriving industry can be seen in the countless gorgeous vineyards that cascade down the valley.

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Perfect Porto

The jewel of the Douro Valley, Porto, sits at the very mouth of the river and is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Known for its stunning architecture found in the old town, there’s something for everyone here. History lovers, foodies, and those who love to experience new cultures will all enjoy an unforgettable trip here. Take a wander through the tiled streets and bask in the warm atmosphere of the city; every corner reveals a hidden gem that’s only known to the locals.

  • Cycling Holidays in the Douro Valley

    E-Bike | The Historic Douro Valley | Self-Guided

    Experience the wonderous Douro Valley on this self-guided cycling adventure. Enjoy a leisurely pedal alongside the gentle river and marvel at the terraced vineyards which lie...

    • Boat trip along the Douro Valley
    • Exploring the vibrant city of Porto
    • Cycling past terraced vineyards

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    Enjoy £100 off per person when you book before 31 May. Available for holidays returning by 31 August 2024.

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    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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FAQs About Our Douro Valley Cycling Routes

The Douro Valley has fantastic cycling routes which are perfect for leisurely pedalling. The region has many sights to see and experiences for you to enjoy.

The Douro Valley is wonderful all year round, thanks to the gorgeous climate in Portugal. All the seasons offer something unique, with blossoms in spring and wine harvests in autumn.

With 40 years of experience, our travel experts are on hand to make any arrangements you require for a smooth trip. ABTA & ATOL bonded, you can feel confident that your booking is secure.

All of our hotels are handpicked, from the charming, family-run inns to the luxurious hotels with five-star service.

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