South Portugal (Lisbon) to South Spain (Andalucía)
16 days, Guided & Fully Supported
Historical Monuments & Hotels and Luxury Retreats
The Trans Iberian Route is the Amazing Alentejo tour starting in Lisbon hooked onto the Enchanted Andalucía cycle tour. A 5% discount is included plus complimentary transfers between the 2 tours and 2 extra nights with breakfast at a 4 star hotel in Seville!
Travel from lively Lisbon to glorious Granada, via the Roman loved city Évora, Knights Templar hideaway Monsaraz, Carmen´s Seville, and ancient Cordoba.
They complement each other wonderfully as even though the areas have a similar history, (the Romans, the Moorish culture, the Inquisition and even 20th century dictators) what you find in each country is completely different in all aspects and you visit so many UNESCO Heritage sites along the way that it is hard not to lose count.
Our hotels are a great collection of spots, keeping in mind that the days are full enough, you´ll want to be having some down time off the bike in a comfy environment. All rooms are ensuite and have great facilities, being 4 star with great buffet breakfasts for us cyclists, we have chosen hotels that offer a great location to explore. And the best thing, you will be staying with the pro-teams on some nights.
Highlight hotels include the amazing Hacienda Minerva set high in the olive groves, a converted 18th century olive mill and hacienda with its own arabic baths and pool.
One of Portugal´s best hotels, a 5 Star luxury heaven, is our hotel in Evora, with views of the quiet countryside from the piety of this enchanting 17th century convent.
"Transiberian Cycling Tour"
Cycling Country did a great job of making both Portugal and Spain very enjoyable and ever so memorable. Attention to detail was excellent and everyone connected with the tours was always so accommodating and willing to help. The routes were a great mix of mild and challenging, the scenery spectacular, and the accompanying walking tours informative and interesting. Cycling Country does a great job of finding luxury boutique hotels and recommends interesting restaurants on our 'free' evenings.
Hats off to Maggi and Geoff (gracious and approachable owners), Balbino, Javi and Dani (the long-suffering and charming guides/support crew)!"
D.&J. Loewen Code - Manitoba, Canada - Oct 2018
HI Maggi (Geoff, Balbino),
Thanks so much for sending us the photo album of our 'Canadian Tour' of Alentejo.
These pix are a wonderful keepsake of the trip. My non cycling friends will be impressed I survived the hills (although barely). We intend to see (the others) next summer when we travel home to Manitoba for a visit. Nice to make new friends along the way.
We are just back home in Canada and suffering the usual jet lag. If you are ever out our way in Alberta be sure to let us know. Best Wishes for the continuing success of Cycling Country."
B. Code - Edmonton, Alberta - Oct 2018
"Amazing Trans Iberian Cycling Tour! My wife and I just completed the Trans Iberian ride from Lisbon to Granada with a few days in Sevilla. It was a great trip, interesting and well organised. Amazing landscapes and villages. We are glad we chose to go with Cycling Country, who are based in southern Spain after being set up by Geoff and Maggi 13 years ago. Great local guides ( thanks Geoff, Maggi, Javier, Dani and Balbino) with a professionally run operation. Accommodation was also great and in many cases the same ( or more interesting) than more expensive tour options. If you are interested in cycling in Spain or Portugal I'd thoroughly recommend Cycling Country. Visited May 2017"
A & L. Hood - Australia - May 2017
"Well planned. Well supported. Exciting. Enjoyable. And the food, hotels, guides, and routes: fantastic. I want to do this again."
Ariella - Canada - April 2017
"We cannot begin to tell you how much we loved this tour. We have cycled through 12 countries with many different tours. You offer such intimate service and attention to detail. Bravo! Take care and our heartfelt thanks. Tell Geoff that a splinter group met for dinner and everyone sang your praise."
Annie and John – May 2016
"Beautiful landscape, friendly/ personally hotels and lots of interesting information about the landscape and history of the area."
Susan - USA - May 2015
Testimonials from previous cyclists are always available and we enjoy receiving the feedback after tours. It helps us improve our services and offer you an even better experience. Please feel free to contact us if you would like a reference to talk to. Others have also posted reviews on the independent travel website .
DATES & RATES
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TRANS IBERIAN TOUR
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 13, 2019 Spots Available!
Single supplement: €760
CUSTOM DATES: if booking with a private group of 6 +
Make an unforgettable Trans Iberian trip - transfers included from Portugal to Seville, Spain plus 2 complimentary nights in a 4 star hotel in Seville and a combined trip discount!
Price includes all local taxes. Please note we transact in Euros.
- Guided tour of Evora UNESCO heritage city with its Roman temple, aqueduct and mysterious Chapel of Bones
- Medieval towns of Estremoz and eagles nest Monsarez
- Local wine tasting and savour local desserts
- See Megalithic stone burial mounds and marble quarries
- Enjoy Spain´s Classics - Tapas, Paella, Sherry and Sangria
- Sleep in the same elegant monastery, where Columbus stayed
- Walk Córdoba´s winding alleyways with local guide & visit La Mezquita
- Visit an organic olive oil press (Est. 1795), learn about liquid gold, savour its taste
- Discover Alhambra Palace of Granada & Sierra Nevada backdrop
THE CC ADVANTAGE
Unbelievable Value for a tour packed with experiences and unmissable unique luxury hotels
For a small country, Portugal has phenomenal food to try
We live in the area here throughout the year and have enjoyed showcasing our home for the last 11 years on our most popular route
Excellent 4 & 5 star hotels including a luxury convent, a historic monastery and your own enchanting Hacienda high in the olive groves
Amazing Trans Iberian Cycling Tour! My wife and I just completed the Trans Iberian ride from Lisbon to Granada with a few days in Sevilla. It was a great trip, interesting and well organised. Amazing landscapes and villages. We are glad we chose to go with Cycling Country, who are based in southern Spain after being set up by Geoff and Maggi 13 years ago. Great local guides ( thanks Geoff, Maggi, Javier, Dani and Balbino) with a professionally run operation. Accommodation was also great and in many cases the same ( or more interesting) than more expensive tour options. If you are interested in cycling in Spain or Portugal I'd thoroughly recommend Cycling Country.A & L. Hood
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