I have some exciting news!!! I’m planning to go bicycle touring in Portugal, Spain and Norway in May, June and July of 2016… and I’m inviting YOU to come along with me!
If you’ve been a follower of Bicycle Touring Pro for a while now, you might remember that in 2014 I spent a whole month cycling around the island nation of Taiwan with my friend and Bicycle Touring Pro reader, Kevin. That trip went spectacularly well, so this year (2016), I thought it would be fun to invite you to come out and cycle with me in either Portugal, Spain or Norway.
This year I’m going to participate in five different guided & self-guided bicycle tours:
- Portugal Nature Trails: Atlantic West Coast Sintra
- Bike Tours Portugal: Cruising The Coast Guided Tour
- Live Love Ride: Bike Tour In The Douro River
- Touring Catalonia: From The Volcanoes To The Costa Brava
- Active Norway: Arctic Coast Cycling Tour
Please look at the information below for dates and details on each of these five bike tours. If you’re interested in joining me for one or more weeks of bike touring this year, please get in touch with me (Darren Alff) right away, or contact the appropriate tour company below. I’d would love to meet you in Portugal, Spain or Norway… and I look forward to cycling with you in 2016!
Just think about it: This is your chance to spend a week or more cycling with the Bicycle Touring Pro… in one of the most idyllic locations on the planet!
1. Portugal Nature Trails – Atlantic West Coast Sintra
Dates: May 8 – May 14, 2016
Daily Distances: 38 – 73 km per day
Tour Type: Self-Guided
Price: 647 Euros (per adult)
The Atlantic West Coast & Sintra Cycling tour by Portugal Nature Trails is an incredible cycling self-guided bicycle tour across the Atlantic west coast of Europe! During the tour we will visit typical Portuguese fisherman villages and pass through the city of Nazaré – the place where the famous surfer Garret McNamara surfed the biggest wave ever (30 meters) in January of 2013. Then we’ll cycle our way south through the well-preserved medieval village of Óbidos and feel the history of this special place walking on medieval roads. In the city of Sintra we will take some time to explore this unique UNESCO World Heritage site – a land of castles and palaces. Finally, the trip comes to an end after passing through Roca Cape – the western-most point in Europe.
IMPORTANT: Mention “Bicycle Touring Pro” when you book this bike tour with Portugal Nature Trails and receive 20% off the regular price.
2. Bike Tours Portugal – Cruising The Coast Guided Tour
Dates: May 14 – May 21, 2016
Daily Distances: 32 – 65 km per day
Tour Type: Guided
Price: 3,330 Euros (per adult)
This is the only guided group tour I’ll be doing this year… and I invite you to join me on this once-in-a-lifetime bike tour around the most beautiful beaches in all of Portugal. The tour begins in Lisbon, Portugal and then stretches south from there along the Southern Portuguese sea coast – it’s like a banquet for your senses. During the tour we will experience breathtaking landscapes in the Natural Park of Arrábida, dine among the locals in typical Portuguese fishing villages, take sun baths along a continuous 15 kilometer length of golden sand, and witness the rich Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park Biodiversity. If you want to tempt yourself with extraordinary Portuguese food and drink while enjoying the refinement of the Alentejo wines while sitting on the shore and looking out across a near crystal blue beach, then this is the bike tour for you!
IMPORTANT: Mention “Bicycle Touring Pro” when you book this bike tour with Bike Tours Portugal and receive 250 Euros off the regular price.
3. Live Love Ride – Bike Tour In The Douro River
Dates: May 22 – May 29, 2016
Daily Distances: 45 – 90 km per day
Tour Type: Guided
Price: 1,545 Euros (per adult)
During this unique cycling holiday on the the Douro River in Portugal, you will discover the world’s first demarcated wine region. We will ride along the river, enjoy its trademark UNESCO world heritage “socalcos” (terraced vineyards), and experience the secular traditions of this colorful region. During the tour, we’ll stop and visit several local wine cellars, taste some of the best Port and Douro wines, and discover traces of the early history of Portugal – dating as far back as 30,000 years. Plus, we’ll be cycling through several of Portugal’s most historical villages and cycling to the top of some of the country’s most scenic viewpoints. Finally, we will be dining and sleeping in charming local hotels, old wineries and medieval castles – which are now fully equipped with their very own spas and amazing amenities to make you feel right at home.
IMPORTANT: The Biking by the Douro River guided bike tour is being offered for the super low price of a self-guided tour (Normally €2,274 – Now only €1,545). Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! This is your chance to spent an entire week cycling across Portugal’s famous northern wine region with the Bicycle Touring Pro while saving over €700 Euros in the process.
4. Touring Catalonia – From The Volcanoes To The Costa Brava
Dates: June 19 – June 25, 2016
Daily Distances: 28 – 55 km per day
Tour Type: Self-Guided
Price: 625 Euros (per adult)
This affordable self-guided bike tour offers you a panoramic view of the Girona, Spain region: Down from the Pyrenees; across the Garrotxa Region on the famous Greenways cycle path to the major city, Girona; and then to the Costa Brava. During the tour we will cycle through the inland region west of Girona before reaching the eastern shore of the country, turning north from there and visiting many of Spain’s most charming beaches and coastal villages along the way. This is an easy cycling route that the whole family can enjoy. Passing through the Emporda wine region, we will visit the Wine Muses “Coll de Roses” in Roses village and on the last day of the tour is a stop in Figueres where we can visit the Museum of the famous painter, Salvador Dali. Hotels, a route map, GPS tracks and dinner in the city of Joanetes are also included!
IMPORTANT: Mention “Bicycle Touring Pro” when you book this bike tour with Touring Catalonia and receive 10% off the regular tour price.
5. Active Norway – Arctic Coast Cycling Tour
Dates: July 3 – July 11, 2016
Daily Distances: 17 – 63 km per day
Tour Type: Self-Guided
Price: 9,900 NOK (per adult)
The Arctic Ocean is a paradise for those dreaming of an island adventure by bicycle. Take a deep breath and fill your lungs with fresh sea air, before cycling off into a beautiful landscape made up of large and small islands. From the lively city of Tromsø, surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands – this unique bike tour takes you through a beautiful and varied natural wonderland. From Kvaløya via Kattfjord, and then outward to the coast and the island of Sommarøy. After a short ferry trip the tour continues to Senja – Norway’s second largest island. The road along the western coast of Senja Gryllefjord winds through scenic nature – in and out of fjords. The road passes Senja Troll – Norway’s largest stone troll. After island hopping by ferry boat, you’ll visit Andøya – a natural pearl close to the sea with its large and continuous marshes backed up against steep mountains and sandy beaches. In Andenes you can go whale watching or visit the Andøya Space Center. Then you’ll continue to the sandy beach at Bleik, where you will stay overnight in a cozy guesthouse with really home made cooking! After a few more islands and lots of impressive scenery, the tour comes to an end in Svolvaer, which is the “capital” of Lofoten, Norway.
IMPORTANT: Book this bike tour well in advance and receive 250 NOK off the normal price for each adult.
Which Bike Tour Do You Want To Join?
If you’re interested in joining one or more of these five unique bike tours, all you have to do is contact the appropriate tour company and tell them you’re interested in participating in the bike tour they are doing with the “Bicycle Touring Pro.” The tour companies will then give you all the details on everything you need for the rest of the tour.
Of course, if you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me by commenting below.
Thanks for reading… and I look forward to cycling with you in either Portugal, Spain or Norway later this year!