whole of the year
National Park Alvão
Age limit
Minibus from Oporto

Attention cycling addicts! The Cycling in the Nature Park of Alvão full-day tour includes three first category climbs! Yes, three! Marvellous places, nice roads, zero traffic combined with sweat and anaerobe pulse zone. Only 1,5 hour away from Porto in the heart of the green wine region. You will see the best of the Nature Park of Alvão with this bicycle ride!

Thanks to the municipality of Mondim de Basto this route was developed specially for those who love cycling and are not afraid of climbs. You have to conquer the Alto de Barra (1000 m), Barreiro (995 m) and the Sra. da Graça (920 m) climbs to complete this route which has in total 2700 m+ positive elevation in 82 kms.

Are you up to this challenge?

Cycling in the Alvão Natural Park


Mainly on the weekends, can be Saturday and/or Sunday. Please let us know until the middle of the that week if you would like to book this tour. Can happen that is some occasions, we cannot organize the tour on weekends.

For especial request, we can organize this tour during the week as well!


  • Group price (2-8 Persons) 139 € / Person

  • Single participant price 199 €

  • Bicycle rental fee 35 € (optional)

What can I do if the tour is sold out?

Let us know if you have an alternative date in your mind for the tour, and we do our best to make it happen for you. Are you willing to do the tour with your friends? We can organize the tour for groups on requested dates as well!


Do you have some doubts or/and need more info? Call us (+351 938 076 430) or write to us to the info@wncyclotouring.pt e-mail address. Under the Contact menu you can find alternative contact information too!

The price includes

  • Transport from Porto to Mondim de Basto 1
  • Transport from Mondim de Basto back to Porto 1
  • Tour guiding
  • Liability insurance and personal accident insurance according to the Portuguese law (go to the Terms and Conditions for more info)
  • Energy bars and energy drink during the ride
  • Refreshment in the village Ermelo (drink + cake + coffee)
  • Technical support

The price excludes

  • Traveling to Portugal and/or any other traveling costs excluding the above mentioned
  • Rental fee of the bicycle (optional)
  • Other meals and drinks besides mentioned above
  • Entry fees for tourist attractions
  • Bicycle gear, helmet, spare parts (excluding innertube, brake and gear cables)2
  • Other additional or optional expenses
Cycling in the Nature Park of Alvão


The route of the tour is 99% asphalt and we use race bicycle. If you have your own bike, you can bring it with you. In case you need one, we can rent a Specialized Tarmac Pro or Trek Madone/Domane 5 (or similar) race bike to you for the price of 35€.

These bikes typically are equipped with Shimano Ultegra/105 groupsets, they have carbon fiber frame and fork and weigh in between 8,5-9kg. You can read about the rental rules in our Terms and Conditions.

This tour is recommended to

We recommend this tour to those who have at least 0,5-1 year of cycling experience! To those who can handle race bikes properly, who have higher stamina than average and do sports regularly. The level changes of the tour are quite extreme so we recommend this tour to the ones in love with mountains.


5/5 Experts only

Distance: 82 km

Positive elevation: 2500+ m

Cycling in the Alvão Natural Park

Day trip overview

We pick you up at a prearranged time and place, then after loading the bikes and equipment into the car / van we set off to Mondim de Basto, which takes more or less 1,5 hours. After arriving, we can have a quick meal in one of the coffee bars nearby (optional), than the cycling begins.

After the first big climb and descent we take a short pit stop in the village of Ermelo to reload the energy. Halfway up to the second ascent we can take a detour to take a look at the Fisgas do Ermelo waterfalls, which is one of the biggest consecutive waterfall in Europe.

Just before Mondim de Basto we climb the third big climb of the route, all the way up to the Nossa Senhora da Graça shrine, on top of the Monte Farinha mountain. We catch our breath and appreciate the 360º view from the top of the mountain, than we roll back to the starting point.

After the ride we drive back to Porto.

Extra information

1 It is possible to change the pick-up point beyond the Porto vicinity. For this service, an extra cost is added to the price of the tour determined by the distance from Porto and it is always discussed with the client first.

2 Safety first! Using a proper bicycle helmet is mandatory on our every bicycle tours, as well as compliance and responsible behavior according to the Highway Code in Portugal and Spain. If you do not have a helmet, please let us know when you subscribe for the tour, we lend you one!

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