Sunday September 7th – Sunday September 14th
João left Portugal when he was 11 years old (and skinny!) but he has always remained close to his homeland. On this week-long, point-to-point randonée you’ll get to know Portugal, city by city, from the sea to the mountain, and from the mountain to the valley, all from the vantage point of your saddle — and the dinner table, of course, because this is inGamba.
Starting in Lisbon, the oldest city in Western Europe, you’ll head north through the countryside toward Porto, find your way to the Douro Valley for some well-deserved wine-tasting, and then turn skyward into the mountains where the real riding begins. Covering 50-100 miles a day, the effort is enough to warrant an extravagant meal or twenty, so we’ll be sure you sample best fare that each region has to offer; seafood straight from the ocean, traditional soups and sausages, beautiful broa (a traditional Portuguese bread) and world-renowned specialties like leitão.
You’ll rest your head at night in properties that Joao has hand-selected for their comfort, history and unique hospitality. From modern design hotels to restored castles and monasteries, the selection of accommodations highlights the delicate marriage of old and new that makes this country so alluring, mysterious and beautiful.
By the time our trip ends, you’ll feel just as much at home in Portugal as João does — and if you do your part on the roads, despite the bounties of the festivities, you just might get to be as skinny as the kid once was.
Read about the Portugal Randonee
And if you happen to speak Portuguese (or enjoy the subtleties of Google translator)…
Please email us to book or to receive a more detailed itinerary. As with all inGamba trips, you can expect to be cared for with the same personal attention reserved for world-class professional cyclists. For details about our bikes, soigneurs, mechanics and overall approach to creating the most carefully curated cycling experience available, please read about Our Mission.