‘Slowing down to see the world’ means seeing what others miss – and we’re the only ones going slowly enough to land exclusive invitations to both Monte dos Perdigões and Comanda Grande wineries. Ride through Alentejo’s cork and olive groves, taste sublime reds, tour our friend’s farm-to-table estate, and experience the Goth architecture of Évora. We stake a spot on the the gorgeous coast for two nights—discovering Setubal’s inimitable charm and make sure travelling by vehicle is at a minimum. Come explore Alentejo with us!
Day 1. Rendezvous in Lisbon and cross the bridge toward Alentejo. Begin your mid-morning ride from Estremoz to a private lunch, hosted by our friend Jaquim dos Loites. Cycle back to the hotel and spend the evening enjoying this beautiful property.
Day 2. Enjoy a guided tour of Monsaraz—one of the most stunning villages in Portugal. After lunch and a wine tasting at the impressive winery Monte dos Perdigoes, visit the town of El Corval for a private pottery lesson by the ceramist Rui Patalim.
Day 3. Ride from Monsaraz to Evora, where you'll be surrounded by vineyards. Our local guide will lead us on an intro tour, touching on Evora’s history, important monuments, and one of the oldest university in Europe!
Day 4. Embark on a delightful morning ride along the famous National road that weaves through all of Portugal (this chapter is little-trafficked). Roll up to a private Herdade (country house) where the proprietor happily shows us around and shares a delightful lunch.
Day 5. Leave directly from your hotel and cycle through a gorgeous protected region that stretches from the sea up to Palmela. You'll pause at an Azulejos factory before embarking on a mid-day boat ride along the coast enjoying lunch onboard.
Day 6. We’ll depart the hotel this morning for the 40-minute drive to the Lisbon airport. For travellers wishing to stay on in the capital, taxis are readily available for the short drive into the city centre.