Arquivo da Categoria: Holidays on Bike

Viagem ao Vale do Douro de Barco, Bicicleta e Comboio

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Começo com as palavras do nosso tour líder, “É talvez o percurso que atravessa uma região única no mundo. O que iremos ver não existe em mais nenhum lugar… o Douro sempre a serpentear no fundo vale completa com majestade todo o cenário”, a esta frase, modesta e humildemente, juntaria as palavras do grande mestre Miguel Torga, quando nos diz: O Doiro sublimado. O prodígio de uma paisagem que deixa de o ser à forma de se desmedir. Não é um panorama que os olhos contemplam: é um excesso de natureza”…IMG_7172
Que o digam Letícia e o Ricardo naquela épica viagem de 5 dias pelo vale do Douro, por barco, bicicleta e comboio e que recordações levarão para o seu país natal daquela região tão especial.
Numa pedalada pelo coração das vinhas mais célebres do Porto,onde as vinhas são plantadas em socalcos até uma altitude de 700 metros, resultado perfeito da comunhão entre Homem e Natureza ao longo de séculos. Por desfiladeiros e penedias, de precipício em precipício, em vertiginosas constantes de uma natureza impar e excessiva.IMG_7108
Uma viagem inesquecível rio Douro acima, desde a sua foz na cidade do Porto, com os seus barcos Rabelos, até Vila Nova de Foz Côa no Alto Douro Vinhateiro e no coração da Arte Rupestre do Paleolítico. Utilizamos os 3 meios de transporte, Barco, Bicicleta e o Comboio da Linha do Douro, que mais nos podem levar a beber a essência do rio e desta região com 3 Patrimónios Mundiais da Unesco.
Até à próxima Letícia e Ricardo, Portugal é uma aventura!IMG_7382
Rivière Douro en Bateau, en bicyclette et en train – Velo avec un guide
En commençant par les mots de notre chef de la visite, “il est peut-être la route qui traverse une seule région dans le monde. Ce que nous voyons ne pas exister nulle part ailleurs … le Douro chaque fois serpente vallée profonde avec toute la majesté scénario, “cette phrase, modestement et humblement rejoindre les paroles du grand maître Miguel Torga, quand il nous dit : «Le Doiro sublimée. Le Douro Le prodige d’un paysage qui ne l’ai plus par la forme qu’ils se mesure. Ce n’est pas un panorama que les yeux contemple : c’est un excès de la nature …»
Il suffit de demander Leticia et Ricardo qui voyage épique de cinq jours par la vallée du Douro en bateau, en train et à vélo et des souvenirs qui mènera à son pays natal dans la région si spéciale.
Une promenade à travers le cœur des plus célèbres vignobles de Porto, où les vignes sont plantées en terrasses jusqu’à une altitude de 700 mètres, résultat parfait de la communion entre l’homme et la nature depuis des siècles. Par les gorges et les endroits rocheux, falaise sur la falaise dans une nature bizarre et excessive vertigineuse constante.
Un voyage inoubliable jusqu’à la rivière Douro, de son embouchure à Porto, avec ses bateaux Rabelo, à Vila Nova de Foz Côa dans le Haut-Douro Région viticole et dans le cœur de l’art rupestre paléolithique du. Nous utilisons trois modes de transport, bateau, vélo et formons la ligne du Douro, quoi d’autre peut nous conduire à boire l’essence de la rivière et cette région avec 3 patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO.
Jusqu’à prochaine tour Leticia et Ricardo, le Portugal est une aventure!
River Douro by Boat, Bicycle and Train – Guided bicycle tour
Beginning with the words of our tour leader, “it is perhaps the route running through a single region in the world. What we see does not exist anywhere else … the Douro whenever snaking deep valley complete with majesty whole scenario. “To this sentence, modestly and humbly join the words of the great master Miguel Torga, when he says “The sublimated Doiro. The prodigy of a landscape that ceases to be so in its immensity. It is not a scene that the eyes behold: it is an excess of nature”.

Just ask Leticia and Ricardo that epic journey of five days by the Douro valley by boat, train and bicycle and memories that will lead to his native country in the region so special.
A ride through the heart of the most famous vineyards of Porto, where the vines are planted in terraces up to an altitude of 700 meters, perfect result of communion between man and nature for centuries. By gorges and rocky places, cliff on cliff in constant vertiginous an odd and excessive nature.
An unforgettable journey up the Douro river, from its mouth in Oporto, with its Rabelo boats, to Vila Nova de Foz Coa in the Upper Douro Wine Region and in the heart of Rock Art of Paleolithic. We use three modes of transport, boat, bicycle and train the Douro Line, what else can lead us to drink the essence of the river and this region with 3 World Heritage of UNESCO.
Until the ext tour Leticia and Ricardo, Portugal is an adventure!

Spectacular Biking Tour of Geres National Park with guide Nuno Mourinha

Sem Título4In Porto, we were picked up by Nuno who provided us with a full day private tour for two people of Geres National park, north of Porto.  We used mountain bikes by choice and rode over 30 KM, providing stunning views of the park.  This was May so there was a stunning assortment of gorgeous pink and purple and yellow flowers. We encountered cows and goats along the way and stopped to take pictures whenever we wanted.  Nuno let us pick the pace, the sites we wanted to see, and we had plenty of time for photo ops.Sem Título3 An adventurous choice we wanted to do had us hiking our bikes over an amazing but overgrown, waterlogged Roman Road.  What a great little diversion!  Fortunately for me, Nuno did a lot of hiking my bike- what a great guy!  When we were too tired to bike more,  he drove us to see a stunning waterfall and a short tour of what we didn’t get to see on the bike.  Sem Título5After the amazing tour, we had a delicious meal of Portuguese ‘tapas’ from Hotel Baltazar restaurant.  Food included a cod pate, deep fried cod and meat, chourico, a spectacular tomato rice dish, and wine!  We recommend this trip highly.  Nuno put together the tour specifically for us based on what we hoped to see and on the time we had to see it and was an excellent guide.  Make the effort to include this in your trip!Sem Título 2jpg

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Douro Valley and Estrela Mountain

No território que também é nosso, lugares de eleição para a viagem.
É definitivamente aqui que podemos partilhar a felicidade da vida, que podemos fazer perdurar a memória dos afectos.
Mais do que as palavras as imagens falam por si. Delicie-se!!

The territory which is also ours, places of choice for the trip.
It’s definitely where we can share the happiness of life, that we can to perpetuate the memory of affections.
More than words the images speak for themselves. Enjoy it!!

Holidays on Bike

Holidays on bike

The cycling offers the best way to see the regions and countries. Not see life through a window. On a bike you feel the wind, smell the air and really see the sights on the bike.

Inertia is perhaps the greatest impediment to the adventure. Expeditions and tours are not difficult as many people imagine, but make the initial move is always difficult.

As the famous Chinese proverb says, “Until the journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.”

But the first step is the bravest that goes into making the entire trip, once started, traveling becomes a natural progression of images, sounds and smells: it is difficult to get home, ill, when so much is happening around you .

Not have to be an endurance athlete to begin touring.

Venture out with the cycling tours and short bike tours

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