1 independent reviews for Alentejo self guided cycling vacation, Portugal

Reviews for Alentejo self guided cycling vacation, Portugal


review 29 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

My most memorable part of he vacation in Portugal was cycling along the high cliffs of Alentejo by the sea with 60 km winds at my back, even though one needed to be mindful with the wind on cycling so close to the edge of the cliff on a sandy track! The 10 percent grade for seemingly endless kms from Alejur to Monchique was a challenge that I felt really good about having accomplished in my 80th year. It made me feel blessed for the health and strength that I have.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Feel confident that Viceentina travel will make sure that your trip is safe and enjoyable, and the hotel stops are comfortable. Feb cycling can be chilly and wet so dress accordingly, even though we were lucky not to have rain during the cycling part.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes I did. It was really nice to be able to interact with people along the way, and travel in a style that allowed for sights, smells and sounds to be foremost in my relationship with the environment. Ricardo emphasized his stand very clearly in regards environmental issues.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I have cycled in several other European countries and it certainly has also been a favourable experience. I am already recommending this trip to my friends as one that needs to be put high up in their bucket list.

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