Portugal Alentejo Vineyards Cycling - 8 nights
Alentejo will surprise by its aromas, colors and heritage. Get ready for a gorgeous cycle over gentle hills and unspoiled golden landscapes. Discover ancient megalithic sites, medieval villages and historical cities. Visit several castles, palaces, monasteries, convents and feel like the queen or king of Portugal!
Find traditional handcraft arts like tiles, pottery or tapestries. Taste delicious gastronomy and the best wine of all times.
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Day : 1, 2
Located in a castle originally built for Queen Santa Isabel in the 13th century, this luxury hotel offers panoramic views of Estremoz and the vast Alentejo plain from the palace gardens and outdoor pool. The rooms at Pousada Castelo de Estremoz feature a classic décor, several still maintaining characteristics of the 18th century.
Day : 3, 4
Formerly a convent, this hotel near the historical village of Vila Viçosa is set in lush, landscaped gardens. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a spacious terrace and a restaurant. The elegant rooms at the Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa are decorated in warm colours. They have wooden furniture, cable TV and a marble bathroom with a bath tub.
Day : 5
Just 2 km from Monsaraz Castle, Monte Alerta is surrounded by a meditation garden, organic orchard and next to the largest artificial lake in Europe, the Alqueva. It features an outdoor pool, hot tub and free Wi-Fi. Decorated in bright colours, Monte Alerta’s rooms have traditional furnishing and tiled floors. All the air-conditioned rooms have an LCD TV and a private bathroom. Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet of local produce. They can also enjoy their coffee in Monte Alerta's gardens or around the pool.
Day : 6
Surrounded by vast, tree-lined gardens, the charming Convento São Paulo offers 2 outdoor pools and a tennis court. Housed in a former Alentejo convent, it dates back to the 12th century. Rooms are individually decorated with antique furniture. Each is equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The marble bathrooms come with bathtubs or showers. The welcoming ambience of A Cascata Bar is a good option for relaxation. Guests can also socialise around the big fireplace or play snooker.
Day : 7, 8
Located in between Évora’s Gothic cathedral and the Templo de Diana, this renovated convent features a courtyard swimming pool together with characteristic arched corridors and vaulted ceilings. The spacious, air conditioned rooms at Pousada de Évora – Lóios are individually styled and decorated with wooden furniture. They include a minibar, work desk and private bathroom with bathtub and shower. Guests can enjoy Portuguese dishes in Pousada’s restaurant, which has a chic indoor dining hall and a covered terrace by the pool. There is also a bar and a large lobby with plenty of seating.