Portugal

Gay Group Trip: Cycle Portugal’s Blue Coast

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8 days£3285
Group Trip

Join a gay group trip and cycle through Portugal. As Europe’s most up and coming destination, you’ll find a lot of excitement here. We’ll explore Lisbon and potentially bump into Madonna – she’s now a Lisbon resident. We’ll cycle past Roman and Moorish ruins, explore the wineries and sail along the Algarve coast.

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  • 27th May 2019 Monday
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Group Trip Breakdown

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Day 1: Lisbon

Our tour begins in Lisbon’s most charming district, Alfama. Initially a Roman settlement, this area has a long history. It’s Jewish and Moorish influences are also clear in its architecture.

In the evening we’ll have a welcome dinner and watch a live Fado performance.

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Day 2: Blue Coast

Today we’ll head to Costa Azul, the Blue Coast. We’ll discover the Portuguese tradition of painting azulejos (square tiles) at a local tile factory.

We’ll then explore the José Maria Fonseca winery and taste the famous Moscatel. After lunch in the coastal town of Sesimbra and then we’ll take a Zodiac along the Arrabida coast. Keep an eye peeled for dolphins.

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Day 3: Santiago de Cacem

After breakfast we’ll cycle along the Natural Park of Arrábida and then take a ferry to Troia Peninsula, a national park.

We’ll ride along the Alentejo province passing antiquated farms and stopping off at tiny rural coffee shops.

Santiago do Cacém, a 13th-century town built by the Knights Templar will be our base for the night. We’ll be staying in a manor house, dear.

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Day 4: Following Sir Francis Drake

Today we’ll ride along the Roman ruins in Mirobriga, Vila Nova de Milfontes and Vila Nova, a town where Hannibal and the Carthaginians once rested during a storm.

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Day 5: Vila Nova de Milfontes

Today we’ll be cycling along the fields and in the afternoon you’re free to explore the town.

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Day 6: Moor Riding

Today we’ll head to Zumbujeira do Mar and cycle on across the Rio Seixe – we’ll see many Moorish fortifications along the way. In the evening we’ll wine and dine at our guesthouse in the country.

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Day 7: Algarve Coast

Today we’ll be sailing along the Algarve coast. We’ll stop at the charming and funky town of Lagos where we’ll be dining in the premier restaurant in the area.

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Day 8: Departure

Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

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