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Home Away From Home: Cycling From the Mountains to Sea in Portugal

Voted the best European city destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017, there is no greater way to reach Porto then on 2 wheels. Starting at 950m, enjoy a week of observing the unchanged rural life in Portugal where you cycle past quaint riverside villages, crumbling castles and shelves of vivid green vineyards that the Minho region is famous for. There is the chance to sample the world-class Alvarinho grape variety ,with two wine tastings included.

 Solar De Serrade

Situated on 18 hectares of farmland, the Solar de Serrade is surrounded by endless grapevines. The family run accommodation has an onsite winery, where they produce an award winning wine made with the young Alvarinho grape. Established in 1997, Solar De Sorralade was renovated by the family and has been hosting guests for the last 20 years. The locally produced wine has won multiple awards, with the proprietor of Solar being a Wine sommelier himself.  A batch of 150,000 bottles is shipped to ten different countries every year and there is the chance for you to purchase a bottle of the wine to take home.   

Quinta De Agra

Owned by Mr Pedro Malheiro, the Quinta De Agra is a lovely restored rural paradise. The accommodation still retains its historic character today. Pedro ensured that authenticity was vital when the 17th century house was renovated and restored over a 10 year period. A house tour is provided upon arrival which  draws your attention to the quirks of the property, including a old grind mill in the cellar which has now been converted to a lounge. Enjoy the onsite swimming pool and the pleasure of meeting Pedro, his wife and his adopted pet dog.

Design and Wine Hotel

A contemporary hotel with an Eco-friendly stance allows for a very memorable stay at the Design and Wine Hotel. Conveniently located on the central square in Caminha, the 4* property is designed with themed rooms and quirky decorations. There is an onsite wine cellar and guests are invited to sample Douro region reds, Alvarinho and Loureiro wines with the option to purchase wine to take home. A traditional onsite restaurant offers an excellent menu to sample the gourmet flavours that Portugal has to offer.     Exodus run the self guided cycling trip in Portugal from Mountains to Sea from April to October/November. All breakfasts are included and luggage transfers are arranged from hotel to hotel. Don't miss the chance to visit the infamous wine producing region and experience the true colours of rural Portugal by bike!

 

   

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