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4 day Tour in Lisbon

E-Biking, Sailing and Fishing in Lisbon and Cascais

The 8 Wine Regions Tour


Leasure tours including e-bikes, hiking, workshops of arts and crafts, cooking, yoga and ballroom dance classes




Day 1
8h Lisbon Tour: St Jerome Monastery, Belém Tower, Ajuda Royal Palace and Botanical Garden;
complimentary custard tart tasting. Optional cooking class followed by lunch.

Day 2
8h Lisbon Tour: Alfama section, St George Castle, trendy quarters in Chiado and Bairro Alto,
Design and Fashion Museum, River Boat Tour, modern Expo Site;
complimentary ride on a typical street-car. Optional Yoga class.

Day 3
8h Sintra Tour: Sintra is an Unesco World Heritage Site.
The Pena Palace and  its Gardens and the Regaleira Palace.
Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Horse-pulled carriage ride (summer).
Cascais seaside resort featuring Paula Rego’s contemporary paintings  Museum;
complimentary local wine tasting. Optional painting class.

Day 4
8h long tour driving north from Lisbon to visit: Óbidos walled village; Ericeira surf spot and fishing village;
Mafra, featuring the Royal Palace and the Monastery, the famous location of Saramago‘s Nobel Price award winning novel:
“ Baltasar and Blimunda“
(check Azio Corghi 's Opera Blimunda !);
complimentary morello cherry liqueur. Optional ceramic class.



Day 1
Visit 3 of the 7 hills of Lisbon by e-bike (except by rainy days).

Day 2
Visit the Belém section cycling along the Tejo river bank.

Day 3
Visit the modern Expo Area/Park of the Nations and the Monsanto Park by e-bike.

Day 4
Visit Cascais and the Atlantic Ocean Coast by e-bike (ticket train back to Lisbon is included).

Mountain bikes also available.

Sailing is possible on day 2.

Fishing is possible on days 2 and 4


This  8 day tour reveals  the Portuguese traditions and landscapes like you have never dreamed of!

Day 1 
Leave Lisbon heading south; stop at the Christ the King Monument just across the 25th of April Bridge.
Enter the Setúbal and Azeitão Muscatel and Table Wine Region featuring: rice fields, dolphins swimming in the Sado Estuary,
birdwatching in its wetlands, the breath taking views from the top of the Arrábida Mountain,
white sandy beaches in Troia and Comporta, mediaeval castles in Palmela and Sesimbra… sheep milk cheeses and fried cuttlefish.

Overnight in Borba or Elvas (east from Lisbon).

Day 2 
The Alentejo Table Wine Region features: pottery in Redondo and Arraiolos, the World Heritage massive fortifications at Elvas on the Spanish border,
the Alqueva dam among the largest in Europe, the quaint Monsaraz castle and Évora, another Unesco Heritage Site,
cork and marble quarries… shark soup and gaspacho.

Overnight in Borba or Elvas

Day 3
One more half day in the Alentejo Wine Region to visit the Lusitano horse breeding center and the  walled village Marvão
located at an altitude of 900m. Then drive further north heading the typical “stone village“ Monsanto.
Suggested menu: lamb or goat.

Overnight in  Belmonte

Day 4
Visit  the local Jewish Museum, the Synagogue and the Olive Oil museum; Kosher wine tasting produced in the Beira Wine Region.
Drive further north to Castelo Rodrigo.
We finally reach the Douro river and  Nature Park enjoying the most stunning of all the portuguese wine regions, the Douro Wine Region,
Unesco Heritage  Nature Site.

Overnight in Pinhão or Régua

Day 5
One full day in the Douro Region for Port and award winning table wine’s tasting;
optional boat tour; should you be traveling in September/October you will join the grape harvest, followed by a typical lunch in a local Quinta (estate).
Suggested menu: pork and smoked ham.

Overnight at Pinhão or Régua

Day 6
One half day in the Rosé Wine Region visiting the Mateus Palace.
Alvão Mountain and Nature Park. Drive up to Senhora da Graça Mountain peak, the same spot reached by Portugal’s Bike Tour athletes,
right in the heart of the Vinho Verde (green wine) Region.
Suggested menu: choose from any of the 365 different recipes of codfish.

Overnight at  Apúlia

Day 7
Walk by the ocean and join farmers and fishermen gathering seaweeds used as natural fertilizer.
Visit to a local market. Hiking around the lagoons at Ponte de Lima.
Visit the famous factory where Indiana Jones hat was manufactured.
One more day to taste the Vinho Verde… and fresh fish and  seafood from the ocean.

Overnight at Apúlia.

Day 8
Panoramic tour in Oporto followed by a visit and wine tasting in a Port Wine Cellar.
Drop off at your hotel or at the international airport.
Should you choose driving back to Lisbon with me, we will stop at Mira for visit and optional bicycle tour along the lagoons and corn fields,
or along the atlantic coast at São Pedro de Moel.
Taste the sparkling wine in the Bairrada Region… and  the roasted suckling pig.

We finish the tour toasting with a morello cherry liqueur, typical from Lisbon: "Saúde!"

Total distance: 1200km

Notes: Feel free to cut this 8 day tour short and to choose from the different visits suggested each day.

It is also possible to start this tour in Oporto.


Tour nr 1 in the "Geoparque Oeste" about one hour drive north of Lisbon.

Meeting point at the Ceramics Museum at Caldas da Rainha followed by a walking tour of the historic centre
including the public park, the thermal baths, the Bordallo Pinheiro’s sculptures.
Optional stop at the Fábrica Bordallo Pinheiro’s shop.
Heading the Atlantic we will stop at:
Foz do Arelho,Nadadouro, Baleal and the most important geosites of Cabo Carvoeiro.
Glimpse over the Peniche Fortress and optional visit to the Bobbin Lace Museum.
Visit to the Adega Cooperativa da Lourinhã, ending with a tasting of DOC brandies.
Optional activities: making bobbin lace or a ceramic piece, cleaning a beach.

Tour nr 2 in the "Geoparque Oeste", about one hour drive from Lisbon.

Meeting point at the Cadaval Municipal Museum followed by the visit.
Then on to the Castanholas windmill. Tasting of the Montejunto Mountain´s pastries.
Drive up the mountain to visit a cheese factory.
Visit the Royal Ice Factory, the Aviz or the Penedo dos Ovos windmill.
Then we take a 45-minute hike in the mountain.
Short urban art trail at Moledo followed by the trail along the Cornaga Valley with its roman bridges.
Rocha pear pastrie‘s tasting.
We finish the tour with some wine tasting at the Adega da Vermelha,
or at the Casa Agrícola do Sanguinhal or at the Quinta do Porto Nogueira.
Optional activities: making bread, grape-stomping, paying a visit to a solidarity center or an animal shelter.

Languages spoken: portuguese, english, french, italian and spanish.

For translations in French, Spanish and Italian feel free to contact me:

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