Discovering famous vineyards of the Minho Valley riding a bicycle is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining things to do while visiting Portugal! As you ride through the vineyards, you will be stunned by this unusual experience that can only be lived while cycling.
Going slowly through the vineyards, we will visit family-owned wineries and explore the medieval fortresses as well as castles of Valença, Monção and Melgaço.
During this holiday, you will taste the best Alvarinho wines and the most traditional Portuguese cuisine.
Day 1: Arrival in Melgaço
Transfer from Porto, Valença or Vigo (Spain) to Melgaço
Free afternoon to explore Melgaço and visit Solar do Alvarinho for wine tasting and briefing about the tour.
Day 2: Melgaço - Monção (30 km)
This day we will cycle through the widely popular Alvarinho wine region: Monção and Melgaço, the very heart for Alvarinho wine. During this bike tour you will see incredible landscapes of the wine villages and of course the vineyards as well as the family-owned wineries. Along the day we will make some breaks during which we will visit two family owned wineries and stop for a picnic lunch.
After that you will be able to enjoy free afternoon in Monção.
Day 3: Monção - Valença (20 km)
We start the day inside the Monção fortress and after a guided visit around it, we will ride along the Ecopista do Rio Minho following the old railway line from Monção to Valença.
During this wine bike tour we will visit Brejoeira Palace and a family owned winery.
Along the way you will be able to see beautiful and picturesque views over Minho river and Galician villages (Spain) as we will be cycling along the Portuguese – Spanish border.
Day 4: Departure
Free morning in Valença in order to relax and visit Valença fortress.
Transfer back to the airport or to the city of Porto (Portugal) or Vigo (Spain).
Optional services - available on request:
This tour can be combined with our 5 day tour in Minho region: https://www.descubraminho.com/pt/toursnorteportugal/viana-do-castelo-serra-darga-vale-do-lima-e-costa
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