Regions

North, Center, East, South, West

Starting Point

Porto

Best time to travel

all year

Recommended Length

14 - 18 days

Best for

A bit of everything

Activity Level **

4/5

GRAND PORTUGAL ADVENTURE

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

- relax, unwind and learn about wine at exclusive wine quintas in the Douro Valley and in Alentejo
- discover history, heritage and traditions in the beautiful ancient towns and villages in Alentejo and on the Algarve
- UNESCO listed heritage in the Douro Valley, Coimbra and Tomar
- beautiful nature parks and scenery all along the way
- fantastic outdoor adventures and activities all along the way

This amazing two week round trip will let you discover Portugal with all it's historic and traditional glory while enjoying fantastic and varied outdoor adventures all along the way. Travel form the banks of the beautiful Douro Valley through the traditional central highlands and Alentejo area to the beautiful sandy beaches on the Algarve and the wild, dramatic coastline along the Costa Vincentina. Plenty of hiking, cycling, kayaking, and much more is waiting for you while enjoying local traditions and high quality culinary heritage all along the way.

TOUR SUGGESTION

Day 1 - arrival - overnight in the Douto Valley
Day 2 - wine quinta tour and tasting - free time at the quinta - overnight in the Douro Valley
Day 3 - hiking and cycling in the Arouca geopark - overnight Arouca Geopark (110km)
Day 4 - canyoning in the Arouca Geopark - overnight Coimbra (120km)
Day 5 - Tomar - Marvao - overnight in Marvao (220km)
Day 6 - kayaking in Alentejo - overnight in Evora (130km)
Day 7 - Avora walking and cycling tour - overnight in Evora
Day 8 - Monsaraz - free time at a wine quinta in Alentejo - overnight at a wine quinta in Alentejo (180km)
Day 9 - mountain bike tour - traditional cooking experience - overnight at a wine quinta in Alentejo
Day 10 - Mertola - hiking in the Vale do Guadiana Nature Park - overnight in Tavira (160km)
Day 11 - Cycling or boat tour in the Ria Formosa Nature Park - free time in Tavira - overnight in Tavira (60km)
Day 12 - Faro Food tour - overnight on the Costa Vincentina (140km)
Day 13 - hiking along the Costa Vincentina - overnight on the Costa Vincentina
Day 14 - Eco boat or sea kayaking tour in the Arrabida Nature Park - overnight on the Setubal peninsula
Day 15 - departure

SERVICES INCLUDED

- accommodation in good standard middle-class hotels, quintas and/or guesthouses
- private care hire for the entire trip
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

*  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.