Welcome to Peak Tours’ Portugal end to end, another great adventure on two wheels!
Riding in Portugal is a pure joy, it is the antithesis of the hustle and bustle of normal life. The first thing you may notice when riding out there is the utter peace and quiet, you can’t even hear a plane or a car sometimes. The roads are generally good surface (apart from the ubiquitous cobbles you see in almost all town centres) and the traffic is minimal. Riding in this peaceful country is also like stepping into a time machine in parts, as you will find yourself riding through villages where they still use horse and cart to get around; who knows what they’ll think when a group of lycra-clad joyriders speed through their backyard! From the boulder-strewn hillsides, hilltop castles and deep-ridged valleys of the north; to the majestic sweep of the steep-sided, vineyard packed Douro river; to the beautifully restored “Pousada’s” and stately “Marble Towns”, to the tranquil rivers and pleasant farmland of the Alentejo region; all culminating in a dramatic finish at the sea! We truly hope you have a fantastic time exploring this wonderful country and come away with some great memories.
Bird lovers will also enjoy this tour as there is a fantastic array of birdlife to spot such as vultures, hoopoes, storks, golden orioles and bee eaters to name a few. Also the first few tours in April and May showcase the spectacular carpets of wild flowers that cover the land as far as the eye can see.
This fantastic tour is comparable in difficulty to many of our other end to End tours such as our Channel to Med or Lands End to John o’Groats tours. This is a hilly trip in parts, especially in the first four or five days and should be prepared for with adequate training, but the gradients are generally much more manageable ranging from around 2% to 5% typically but there are a number of steep climbs up to 10% and the first 4 days are as hard as any of our End to end tours with a number of long climbs so please ensure that you have done plenty of training to allow better enjoyment of your tour. The mileages are less than on many of our end to end tours which allows more time for relaxation in the afternoon/evening.
You are provided with detailed route notes and for those with Garmins we also have the GPX files of the route (or you can hire a device from us with the route loaded on). A tour leader cycles at the back of the group and there is a support vehicle on hand should you require assistance. We also carry a few spare bikes just in case you have any major mechanical problems. Most lunches are provided at a restaurant or a café each day and all your luggage is moved for you.
Whilst emphasis is always on safety we aim to provide a relaxed approach to cycle touring and wish to facilitate a fun and enjoyable tour with many laughs and memorable moments along the way. Our training days in the Peak District are designed to build confidence and discuss some of the logistics of completing a successful long distance cycling tour.
To view details of our training weekends please click here.
The distance we will travel is approximately 619 miles, with an average mileage of 56 miles per day. The total climbing for this tour is 46,745 feet. It should be borne in mind that a reasonably fit cyclist will average around 10 miles per hour and therefore we will be in the saddle each day for around 6 hours. The fitter you are then you will enjoy the ride a lot more. Training is essential.
The arrival point for the tour is Porto. We will meet you at the airport on the first Tuesday and have our first group meal and overnight in the city. On Wednesday we will transfer to near to the Spanish border to begin our adventure. At the end of the tour we finish cycling on Saturday and stay in a hotel near the coast in Tavira. we will arrange transport for you from the hotel to Faro airport at a time that suits on Sunday.
The tour guides will start the long journey home on Sunday morning and should be back in the UK with your bikes on Tuesday evening (they will take the Santander to Plymouth ferry then drive back to Glossop from Plymouth).
If you can get your bike to us at the start of the tour then we can take your bike over for you and also bring it back for you at the end of the tour. There is a £40 charge for this service.
2024 Tour Dates:
Tue 16th April – Sun 28th April 2024 – Tour Full
Tue 30th April – Sun 12th May 2024 – Tour Full
Tue 14th May – Sun 26th May 2024 – Tour Full
Tue 28th May – Sun 9th June 2024 – Tour Full
Tue 3rd September – Sun 15th Sept 2024 – Tour Full
Tue 17th September – Sun 29th Sept 2024 – Tour Full
Tue 1st Oct – Sun 13th Oct 2024 – Tour Full
Tue 15th Oct – Sun 27th Oct 2024 – only 6 Places Available
Prices for 2024 are £1995 for a shared twin or double, £2495 for a single and £2695 for sole occ of a double.
Portugal End to End Route
Arrival Day – Tuesday: Arrive Porto
We arrive to the bustling, coastal city of Porto, hub of the north and famous for it’s Port wine! After everyone has arrived we will have a group meal at a lovely restaurant about 15 minutes walk from the hotel.
Day 1 Wednesday: Near the Spanish border to Mondim de Basto (44 miles) Elevation Gain: 4650ft / 1417m
We have researched and chosen a fairly innocuous start point to begin our adventure from today for a variety of reasons, not least because it’s a great route! After smiling pics close to the Spanish border the ride soon gets really interesting through the vast, impressive, Villa Real district. We are in the true north of Portugal here with sporadic farming communities, impressive backdrops of mountain ranges, rides over large dams, deep-ridged gorges and long sweeping downhills. Although the first few days are hilly there is over 7000ft of descent on this first exhilarating day!!
Day 2 Thursday: Mondim de Basto to Quintao (56 miles) Elevation Gain: 4832ft / 1472m
Our second day in the saddle is another belter as, after we leave Mondim behind we soon hook up with the lovely “Tamega line” cycle path which utilises the old railway line used to transport goods away from this area historically known for linen production. As we wind down into distinctive Amarante don’t forget to look back over the bridge for some fantastic views before the climb out to pick up a beautiful, smooth, hill-top road which eventually climbs up out of one valley and heads into a new one to see us finally reaching the majestic Douro river, lifeblood of this region.
Day 3 Friday: Quintao to Freixinho (52 miles) Elevation Gain: 5069ft / 1545m
A short but hilly day in the saddle today sees us cycling alongside the lovely Douro again in the morning. This most tranquil of rivers is a pleasure at any time but a true delight first thing in the morning. We head away from the river to begin a large climb out of the valley at 25 miles into the route but it is generally very gradual so take your time. We finish the day off in the first of our “Pousada’s”, these lovely old convents have been converted into hotels and they make a really impressive stop-over, especially in such a timeless hamlet as Freixinho.
Day 4 Saturday: Freixinho to Belmonte (65 miles) Elevation Gain: 5460ft / 1664m
Putting some miles behind us on a more direct morning route for this longer day’s ride, we find ourselves working our way round the Parque da Serra da Estrala, shunning the mammoth climbs of the centre itself. There are two notable climbs however on this day punctuated by an 11 mile descent! Our destination for this evening is the interesting little town of Belmonte, a Jewish enclave, it is home to the last of Portugal’s “Marranos” jewish community.
Day 5 Sunday: Belmonte to Monsanto (50 miles) Elevation Gain: 5030ft / 1533m
We have a short day in the saddle today to give us time to explore the surreal and impressive boulder-strewn landscape of lovely Monsanto at the end of the day, and perhaps, if you’re feeling frisky, climb the shepherds path up to the old ruined castle. We leave Belmonte behind and head out to a fair climb up to Sorthela with amazing views to accompany our cup of morning tea! Strewn around here are the huge boulders that mark our journey today, residents build houses round them and make beautiful gardens out of them. Heading south from Penamacor Castle our approach to Monsanto is on some lovely back roads ready for the final steep, kicker up to our accommodation with far reaching views.
Day 6 Monday: Monsanto to Alcantara (39 miles) Elevation Gain: 2223ft / 677m
The purist “end to enders” may want to close one eye today as we make a foray into Spain at the back end of this day and the beginning of the next. The reasons for this are that the route is far better and it avoids the congestion and busy roads surrounding Castelo Branco, it also gives us a much more scenic and safer entrance point back into Portugal. A nice rolling short day in the saddle will allow time for a bit of rest after the hilly first few days.
Day 7 Tuesday: Alcantara to Marvao (50 miles) Elevation Gain: 4350ft / 1325m
A shorter day today starts with a morning of rolling roads, large vistas and easy navigation as we blast our way over the Spanish countryside heading for a Valencia de Alcantara lunch stop. As we approach the Portugese border again the route becomes winding and twisting with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. The scenery becomes increasingly dramatic as we enter the Parque da Serra de S.Mamede, and further into the park you will see up on the hill-top our last climb of the day, the ascent to the marvellous, magical, mesmerising, Marvao, with hopefully plenty of time to explore this enchanting, historical, hill-top village, one of the best known of Portugal’s “Marble Towns”.
Day 8 Wednesday: Marvao to Vila Vicosa (76 miles) Elevation Gain: 4143ft / 1262m
The longest day of the trip today at 76 miles but one of the easiest climbing wise, sees us riding through the gorgeous Parque da Serra de S.Mamede in the morning and beyond. We make a slight border crossing again into Espana and back to keep us on the best roads. Later in the day, we approach Elvas, it is too higgledy-piggledy for us to go straight through it and stay sane, so we cycle round it which luckily gives us ample opportunity to view the impressive viaducts and fortifications surrounding this small town. The fortifications are the largest group of bulwarked, dry ditched land fortifications in the world! Don’t say we don’t spoil you here at Peak Tours! We arrive after a good ride out in the saddle to one of the prettiest of Portugal’s “Marble Towns” the lovely Vila Vicosa another stately “Marble Town” which has an attractive plaza, a marble palace, castle and more importantly, great ice cream!
Day 9 Thursday: Vila Vicosa to Moura (65 miles) Elevation Gain: 3000ft / 914m
A decent 65 mile day of easy gradient through the lovely Alentejo region is on the cards today. A very pleasant morning’s ride through gently undulating countryside gives way to a short, steep climb up to dramatic marble-lined Monsaraz for a superb lunch spot with lots of lovely little tavernas. Following a lazy lunch we head across from the Evora to Beja districts crossing a few large bodies of water before heading to the well-preserved old Moorish quarter of working-class Moura.
Day 10 Friday: Moura to Mertola (66 miles) Elevation Gain: 3173ft / 697m
A really easy day elevation wise today sees us in the sticks for a large part of the morning soaking up the peace and tranquility of this beautiful area in splendid isolation. We later begin to see some signs of settlement as we skirt the edge of the Vale do Guadiana park on our way to a cracking descent into our evening’s accommodation with enough time to wander the ancient cobbled streets of medieval Mertola.
Day 11 Saturday: Mertola to Tavira (57 miles) Elevation Gain: 4560ft / 1389m
With the last few days having been more sedate, your legs should be nice and ready for the last dramatic day as we head through the low altitude Caldeirao mountain range today. We eventually pop out on the other side to a lovely descent followed by our final approach to the sea and victory at one of the Algarve’s most charming towns, Tavira. A nice route with silky smooth road surface and stunning views will see you winding down towards the sea to the finish point where your guides will be waiting to cheer you on as you complete your end to end Portugal tour. Skinny dipping and naked conga along the beach is optional…..
Day 12 Sunday: Departure Day
As we say our fond farewells and tearful promises of a re-union the following year a coach will pick everyone up and transfer everyone to the airport with hopefully wonderful memories of another Peak Tours’ adventure.
The tour price includes 12 nights accommodation, 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, all snacks, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, cake, jelly babies etc, full trip support including a tour leader that cycles with the group, back up van with spare parts and a few spare bikes, detailed route notes and GPS files so that you can cycle at your own pace, a Peak Tours cycle shirt, completion certificate, luggage transfer each day, transfer from Porto Airport to hotel on Tuesday & also from Tavira Hotel to Faro airport at the end of the tour on Sunday morning.
What’s Not Included?
Evening meals, 1 lunch, cycle hire (available for a fee), Garmin hire (available for a fee), insurance, flights.
The group will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 25 people. We feel that this size of group works best as there will always be enough in the group for some good company but there won’t be so many people that it becomes overcrowded.
You have a choice sharing a double or a twin room or, if you would like your own space then you can choose the single room option or sole occupancy of a double. All rooms are en-suite.
After our arrival in Porto on Tuesday we will set off to the border (near to the Spanish border) early on Wednesday morning to get to the start point in good time.
The first 3 to 4 days are some of the hilliest of the trip as we make our way south through lovely steep sided valleys and over the large dams of the sparsely populated north heading down to the lovely region around the Douro river.
We climb out and away from the area round the Douro to an interesting geographical area typified by large boulders strewn around hillsides, hilltop enclaves of communities with ancient castles sitting atop with fantastic panoramic views.
The tour then takes on a more gentle tone as we pass through the stately Marble towns and gently undulating countryside of the Alentejo region with the occasional stunner of a hilltop castle town like Marvao and Monsaraz.
The final few days are really quite gentle riding through very pleasant countryside before a final dramatic day to the quaint, seaside town of Tavira at the end of what we hope for you, has been a fantastic trip.
All of your breakfasts and most lunches (lunch not included on day 9 as it works best to spread out) are included in the price of the trip. Breakfast in Portugal is fairly simple and varies from place to place. A lot of the hotels will offer some form of alternative continental and we will endeavour to press the hotels for a little more choice for our groups for your cycling legs. Lunches (but not drinks) will be provided each day (apart from the 1 mentioned) and will generally be at a restaurant or cafe with pasta salads, sandwiches and local fare etc, sometimes there may be a picnic lunch if we are out in the sticks .
Evening meals are not included and can be bought at your accommodation or in nearby restaurants. We also have fruit, biscuits, nuts etc in the back up van that you are welcome to pick at throughout the day and if there are specific snacks you would like, as ever, just let us know. For eating out, although we have found a few excellent restaurants, the fare in general, especially as we are away from the coastal sections, can be less sophisticated than somewhere like France. There isn’t as much choice for restaurants and they are generally quite small, but the Pousadas and hotels we stay in are of a good standard.
An experienced tour leader will cycle with you each day and be on hand to help with any bike problems that may occur. You will have detailed route notes and the GPX files so that you can go slower or faster than the leader if you prefer or you can cycle behind the tour leader so that you don’t have to navigate at all, although they will be at the back of the group.
A back up van will leap frog the group a number of times each day so that help is never far away. We carry a range of spare parts so that repairs can be made en-route and we will have a spare bike available in the event that your bike has a serious breakdown.
We highly recommend that you use a bike that you are used to and feel comfortable riding. Your bike should be fully serviced and in good condition before you start, this will reduce the risk of mechanical problems and unnecessary stoppages along the way. It should be noted that if you have your bike serviced before the tour then it is a good idea to ride it a few times to allow things to ‘bed in’ before joining the tour.
Either a road bike or a touring bike is preferable. We have a range of bikes available for hire if you don’t have your own bike. We will take your bike over for you if you bring it to us before hand and we will take it back for you at the end of the tour as well. We used to provide this service for free but we now have to charge a small fee of £40 per bike to cover the post Brexit paperwork (ATA carnet) that is required. If we take your bike for you then we would also need to bring it back. We can’t take bikes one way I’m afraid. This is due to the post Brexit paperwork that needs to be completed.
Please note that Peak Tours will not be held responsible for any damage cause in the transportation of the bikes, problems are very rare indeed and we have a very safe, tried and tested system. Any bikes with DI gears need to bring their chargers with them for the trip and riders also need to be aware that it may be necessary to remove the saddle and in some cases with DI gears, unplug the cable (although we try to avoid this). We also remove the front wheel of most bikes being transported and place them in wheel bags, if anyone has a wheel that requires a specific tool you would need to provide that too please.
The roads in Portugal are generally of a good quality with the occasional rougher section on some of the narrower back roads, more notably the “C” roads, although these are some of the most pretty. One other quirk about towns and villages in Portugal is that almost every town centre still have cobbles so there are many short sections in town centres that have unavoidable cobbles. Hard wearing 25mm tyres and up are fine and a road bike or hybrid are both suitable for this trip. At the end of your trip we can arrange for your bike to be sent to your address (UK only – contact the office for a price) if you don’t want the hassle of transporting it yourself.
This tour is suitable for someone with a good level of fitness and who wants a challenge. If you do plenty of training beforehand you should have no problem completing the ride. We will have a training day in the Peak District available if you would like to join the group before the main event.
It must be stressed that a good amount of training before the ride will make your tour much more enjoyable and ensure that you finish your ride. We are always happy to advise you about training plans in preparation for the ride.
Clothing & Equipment
Clothing for all weathers is recommended so waterproofs are essential, the north of Portugal is colder than the south and in the mountains you should be prepared with layers. A full recommended kit list is provided & we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have.
It is compulsory that you take out adequate insurance to cover against, personal accident, loss of belongings and cancellation cover.
How do I get to Porto?
You can get to Porto from all major UK airports which all have regular non-stop flights. We can pick you up at the airport when you arrive on Tuesday and transport you to your first nights’ accommodation.
What happens when I arrive?
If you would like collecting from the airport then we can meet you at any point up to around 6pm. We will then meet you and take you, your luggage and your bike to the hotel in Porto where we will spend our first night. We will have a group meal 19.30 on the Tuesday night so if you are arriving much earlier you have the time free to yourself. If you arrive after 6pm then the guides will not be able to collect you and you will need to arrange your own transport via taxi from the airport to your accommodation. Breakfast is from 7.00 the following morning and the coach will arrive at 8:15 to transport us the 2 hours or so to the start point.
What happens at the end?
On the final day we finish cycling on Saturday and spend the night at the hotel in Tavira town centre. We have a ‘final supper’ where we all get together for a last group meal. We will arrange a transfer to the airport on the final Sunday at a time that suits. You would need to arrange your own taxi if you are staying on any extra nights (this can be arranged very easily via the hotel)
What mechanical knowledge do I need?
We don’t expect you to be an expert bike mechanic but there are a few simple skills that will be a great benefit to you. The most important skill you need to know is how to fix a puncture. It is quite likely that at some point you will have a puncture or two so it is essential that you carry a puncture repair kit and a spare tube or two with you. It is also helpful if you know how to change your brake pads and adjust your brakes & gears however this isn’t essential. Our guides will help you with any repairs and adjustments en-route.
What are the lunches like?
We arrange a lunch at a restaurant or café each day. This will be a mixture of local dishes, salads, soup etc and will be different at each place. There will always be enough to go round so don’t worry if you are at the back of the group. Sometimes there may be a picnic lunch. The lunch stops provide a good opportunity to re-group and catch up with others and compare notes.
Will I be left behind?
No, a tour leader cycles at the back of the group so that you won’t be left behind if you are worried about cycling too slowly. Throughout the group there will be a mix of abilities and cycling speeds so you will usually be able to cycle with others that cycle at a similar pace. Some people like to cycle fast whilst others prefer to take their time, stop for coffee & cake or stop to take photos etc so whether you are a ‘speed demon’ or more of a ‘tourer’ there usually will be someone to cycle with each day.
Do I need to be super fit?
No, you don’t need to be super fit but a good level of fitness is important as long distance cycling is challenging at times. The fitter you are and the more training that you do before hand will add to the enjoyment of your tour and improve your chances of succeeding the challenge. If you need any advice about fitness please contact us and we will be happy to discuss any questions and concerns that you may have.
What are the groups like?
Obviously each group is different but generally our Peak Tours customers are a fun, friendly, helpful and adventurous bunch. There will be people of all ages and from all walks of life. We tend to get quite a few older riders although there will always be a few younger riders as well. So far our youngest rider was 13 & the oldest 87. We think that a group of 20-25 is ideal as there will be plenty of people with similar interests and character without being such a big group that it becomes too much.
Generally the group will be split 50/50 between people travelling alone & people that travel as a pair such as two brothers, two friends, two partners. There will be plenty of people to socialise with throughout the day and in the evening.
How do I get my bike home at the end of the trip?
As always, if you can get your bike to Peak Tours HQ in Derbyshire then we can take it and bring it back for you. There is a charge of £40 for this service.
If you are flying with your bike then you will need to box your bike or put it in a bike bag before you board the plane. If you choose to do this then please be aware that there is only room in the vans for a limited number of soft cases that will fold down. Hard cases are not generally taken as they take up too much room but we have made exceptions for people in the past in mitigating circumstances. If you use a cardboard box for your bike we can easily fold that down and lay it flat on the floor of the van.
If you would like us to post the bike back for you after the trip to your home address the way it works is that the bikes will be boxed (this usually means that they will remove the front wheel, pedals, saddle & turn the handlebars) and posted to your address. The price for this service is available on request. If you would like to use this service please let us know & we will book it in for you.
What happens in the evenings?
Once you have arrived at your accommodation you should have chance for some time to relax, have a shower, explore etc before the evening meal. Generally we will recommend a number of places to eat each evening so that you can explore some of the fantastic towns that we will stay, sometimes the best place to eat will be the accommodation. Sometimes we arrange group meals but we don’t do this every night as it can become a bit restrictive.
Does the support vehicle follow the group?
No, the back up van doesn’t drive behind the group at all times but the van shouldn’t be too far away if you require assistance. In the morning we have a group brief and set off cycling, meanwhile the backup driver will collect all the luggage from the various hotels. Once all of the luggage has been loaded, the support vehicle will leapfrog the group stopping when necessary. The backup driver will be at the lunch stop should you need anything from the van and in the afternoon will go on ahead to ensure that your luggage is in place before you arrive.
How much luggage can I take?
There is limited space in the back up van to store luggage. We therefore request that you try to keep your luggage size to a minimum and try not to bring too much with you. The ideal size for luggage is 70 x 50 x 30 cm and a weight of 15 – 18kg (or less).
What training should I do?
The more the better. We will provide a training guide for you so that you can build up your cycling strength and prepare for the ride in the correct way. It is important that you cycle two long days back to back whilst training and also that you cycle on some hills. We hold a training weekend so that you can meet with others in the group, ask any questions you may have and also test yourselves amongst the hills of the Peak District.
What bike should I use?
This tour is suitable for both road bikes and hybrids. The roads in Portugal are of a decent quality and we have laboured to provide a fantastic route but there are some small sections of sporadic, rougher tarmac so hard wearing 25mm tyres are strongly recommended.
You are going to cycle 641 miles so it is important that your bike won’t let you down. You may want to fit new brake blocks, tyres & inner tubes before you start the ride and also bring 3-4 spare inner tubes, pump, puncture repair kit and multi-tool to carry with you each day. It is essential that you are able to fix a puncture.
It is also advisable to have lights from and rear lights on your bikes and try to be a visible as possible.
Can I hire a bike from you?
It is advisable to use your own bike if possible, however we realise that it is not always possible to use your own steed so you may wish to hire one. Our road bikes are Cannondale Synapse 1 bikes. We also have two types of touring bike available. The Cannondale Synapse road bike is a good fit for this trip. You can find the details here
All of our hire bikes come fitted with water bottle cage, bell, rear rack (for touring bikes only) and front and rear lights. We also provide a pannier (touring bikes) or seat post bag (road bikes) with a multi-tool, pump, puncture repair kit, spare tube and tyre levers at no extra cost. All bikes can have flat or SPD pedals so please let us know your preference or, if you would prefer to use your own (and maybe your own saddle) then please bring these along with you. We can also provide a helmet for you at no extra cost.
What gear should I take?
We provide a suggested kit list so please contact us if you would like a copy sending to you.
What is the male / female ratio?
This varies with each group. There are usually more guys than gals but an average would be about 1/3rd ladies & 2/3rds gents although some tours have more ladies than men.
What are the Accommodation Options?
Double or Twin room option
It is fairly obvious that if you choose this option then you will stay in a B&B/hotel every night. If you are with your partner then you can have a double room each night of the tour. If you are with a friend/relative then you would have a twin room each night of the tour. If you are travelling alone and choose this option then you will be roomed with other members of the group (same sex) and stay in a twin (occasionally a triple) room throughout. Usually you will have an en-suite bathroom but occasionally you have a separate bathroom.
Single room option
Here you are guaranteed a single room each night of the trip. All rooms are en-suite.
Sole use of a double room option
Here you are guaranteed single occupancy of a double room. All rooms are en-suite.
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We reserve the right to amend the price of unsold holidays at any time and correct errors in the prices of confirmed holidays. We also reserve the right to increase the price of confirmed holidays solely to allow for increases which are a direct consequence of changes in:
- the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from the cost of fuel or other power sources;
- the level of taxes or fees chargeable for services applicable to the holiday imposed by third parties not directly involved in the performance of the holiday, including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports; and
- the exchange rates relevant to the package.
Such variations could include but are not limited to cost changes which are part of our contracts with accommodation suppliers (and their agents), transfer operators and any other transport providers.
You will be charged for the amount of any increase in accordance with this clause. However, if this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 8% of the price of your confirmed holiday (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements), you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of lower price you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid to us, except for any insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 7 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy.
Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, then any refund due will be paid to you less an administrative fee of £10. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.
There will be no change made to the price of your confirmed holiday within 20 days of your departure nor will refunds be paid during this period.
6. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so.
7.Cutting your holiday short
If you are forced to return home early, we cannot refund the cost of any travel arrangements you have not used. If you cut short your holiday and return home early in circumstances where you have no reasonable cause for complaint about the standard of accommodation and services provided, we will not offer you any refund for that part of your holiday not completed, or be liable for any associated costs you may incur. Depending on the circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for curtailment and we suggest that any claim is made directly with them.
8. If You Change Your Booking & Transfers of Bookings
If you wish to change any part of your booking after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you must inform us in writing (which includes by email) as soon as possible. This should be done by the first named person on the booking. Whilst we will do our best to assist, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your requested change. Where we can meet a request, all changes will be subject to payment of any costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers in making this change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Where we are unable to assist you and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as a cancellation by you. A cancellation fee may be payable in accordance with clause 9.
Transfer of Booking:
If you or any member of your party is prevented from travelling, that person(s) may transfer their place to someone else, subject to the following conditions:
- that person is introduced by you and satisfies all the conditions applicable to the holiday;
- we are notified not less than 7 days before departure;
- you pay any fees, charges or other costs arising from the transfer; and
- the transferee agrees to these booking conditions and all other terms of the contract between us.
You and the transferee remain jointly and severally liable for payment of all sums. If you are unable to find a replacement, cancellation charges as set out in clause 9 will apply in order to cover our estimated costs. Otherwise, no refunds will be given for passengers not travelling or for unused services.
Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended or transferred after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.
9. If You Cancel Your Booking Before Departure
If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing (which includes by email). Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by us at our offices and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.
Since we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements, you will have to pay the cancellation charges as follows:
|More than 60 days before start date||Deposit|
|60 - 0 days||100%|
Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.
If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.
Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.
10. If We Change or Cancel
As we plan your holiday arrangements many months in advance we may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any time.
Changes: If we make a minor change to your holiday, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure but we will have no liability to you. An example of a minor change would include change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard.
Occasionally we may have to make a significant change to your confirmed arrangements. Examples of "significant changes" include the following, when made before departure:
- A change of accommodation area for the whole or a significant part of your time away.
- A change of accommodation to that of a lower standard or classification for the whole or a significant part of your time away.
- A change of outward departure time or overall length of your arrangements by more than 12 hours.
- A significant change to your itinerary, missing out one or more destination entirely.
Cancellation: We will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 60 days before your departure date, except for reasons of Events Beyond Our Control or failure by you to pay the final balance. We may cancel your holiday before this date if, e.g., the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached.
If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of:
- (for significant major changes) accepting the changed arrangements; or
- having a refund of all monies paid; or
- if available and where we offer one, accepting an offer of an alternative holiday (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value).
You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If we do not hear from you within 7 days, we will contact you again to request notification of your choice. If you fail to respond again, we will assume that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative booking arrangements.
In addition to a full refund of all monies paid by you, we will pay you compensation as detailed below, in the following circumstances:
- If, where we make a significant change, you do not accept the changed arrangements and cancel your booking;
- If we cancel your booking and no alternative arrangements are available and/or we do not offer one.
The compensation that we offer does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so.
|Period before departure in which we notify you||Amount you will receive from us*|
|More than 60 days||£0|
*IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not pay you compensation in the following circumstances:
- where we make a minor change;
- where we make a significant change or cancel your arrangements more than 60 days before departure;
- where we make a significant change and you accept those changed arrangements or you accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements;
- where we have to cancel your arrangements as a result of your failure to make full payment on time;
- where the change or cancellation by us arises out of alterations to the confirmed booking requested by you;
- where we are forced to cancel or change your arrangements due to Events Beyond Our Control (see clause 11).
If we become unable to provide a significant proportion of the arrangements that you have booked with us after you have departed, we will, if possible, make alternative arrangements for you at no extra charge and where those alternative arrangements are of a lower standard, provide you with an appropriate price reduction.
11. Events Beyond Our Control
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Booking Conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by "Events Beyond Our Control". For the purposes of these Booking Conditions, Events Beyond Our Control means any event beyond our or our supplier's control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Examples include warfare and acts of terrorism (and threat thereof), civil strife, significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely to the travel destination or remain at the travel destination, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, labour strikes, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster, unavoidable technical problems with transport and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned's control.
Brexit Implications: please note that certain travel arrangements may be affected as a result of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union. Please rest assured that this is something we will continue to monitor and will advise our customers as soon as possible if we become aware of any confirmed bookings that will be affected. However, since this is something which is completely unprecedented and outside our control, we would treat any such changes as Events Beyond Our Control, and whilst we will endeavour to provide suitable alternative arrangements or refunds where possible, we will not be liable to pay you any compensation.
12. Special Requests
Any special requests must be advised to us at the time of booking e.g. diet, room location, a particular facility at a hotel etc. You should then confirm your requests in writing. Whilst every effort will be made by us to try and arrange your reasonable special requests, we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled. The fact that a special request has been noted on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation or that it has been passed on to the supplier is not confirmation that the request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part unless the request has been specifically confirmed by us. We do not accept bookings that are conditional upon any special request being met.
13. Disabilities and Medical Problems
We are not a specialist disabled holiday company, but we will do our utmost to cater for any special requirements you may have. If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability which may affect your booking, please provide us with full details before you make your booking so that we can try to advise you as to the suitability of your chosen arrangements. We may require you to produce a doctor's certificate certifying that you are fit to participate. Acting reasonably, if we are unable to properly accommodate the needs of the person(s) concerned, we will not confirm your booking or if you did not give us full details at the time of booking, we will cancel it and impose applicable cancellation charges when we become aware of these details. If, during your holiday, we become aware of a medical problem or disability which may affect your health and safety or the health and safety of others, which you did not disclose at the time of booking, we reserve the right to postpone, restrict or cancel your involvement in any cycling activities, at the tour leader's sole discretion.
14. Accommodation Provisions
B&B OPTION & DOUBLE OR TWIN/TRIPLE
If you choose the B&B only option you will stay in a mixture of B&B's, hotels and country pubs. If you are travelling with a friend then you will be roomed together in a twin or if you're with your partner then you will be in a double room (or a twin if you prefer). If you are travelling alone then you will be roomed with another member of the group in a twin or triple room (same sex). The actual stopovers may change from the advertised accommodation providers, if this happens then an equivalent standard of accommodation will be used nearby. The majority of the rooms you stay in will be en-suite however you may stay in a couple of rooms that are not en-suite.
SINGLE ROOM OPTION
If you choose the single room option, you will have your own room for the duration of the holiday. This will be in either a single room or single occupancy of a double room in a mixture of en-suite and non en-suite rooms.
SOLE USE OF A DOUBLE ROOM OPTION
If you choose this option, you will have a guaranteed double room to yourself throughout the tour. You will always have an en-suite each night of your holiday. There may be an exceptionally rare occasion when you have a separate bathroom but this is very unlikely. Occasionally you may have a twin room to yourself if a double room isn't available but again, this is rare.
YHA (YOUTH HOSTEL) OPTION
This option is only available for the fourteen day LEJOG tour. If you choose the YHA option you will stay in a mixture of hostels, hotels & B&B's staying in dormitory rooms, single rooms, twin rooms & triples.
We make every effort to ensure that your holiday arrangements run smoothly but if you do have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and your tour leader immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please contact 07495 023 022 or 01457851462.
If the problem cannot be resolved and you wish to complain further, you must send formal written notice of your complaint to us at our office, ideally within 28 days of the end of your stay, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. Failure to follow the procedure set out in this clause may affect ours and the applicable supplier's ability to investigate your complaint, and will affect your rights under this contract.
You can access the European Commission Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint with us; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved. Please Note: the ODR platform is unlikely to be available for use by UK consumers at such a point that the UK ceases to be a member of the European Union.
16. Your Behaviour
All our customers are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and acceptable manner and not to disrupt the enjoyment of others. If in our opinion or in the opinion of any hotel manager, tour leader or any other person in authority, your behaviour or that of any member of your party is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger or annoyance to any other customers or any third party, or damage to property, or to cause a delay or diversion to transportation, we reserve the right to terminate your booking with us immediately. In the event of such termination our liability to you and/or your party will cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your accommodation or other arrangements immediately. We will have no further obligations to you and/or your party. No refunds for lost accommodation or any other arrangements will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of termination. You and/or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions and we will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the hotel manager or other supplier prior to departure. If you fail to make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you. We cannot be held responsible for the actions or behaviour of other guests or individuals who have no connection with your booking arrangements or with us.
17. Our Responsibilities
- We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to provide or arrange for you as an "organiser" under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, as set out below and as such, we are responsible for the proper provision of all travel services included in your package, as set out in your confirmation invoice. Subject to these Booking Conditions, if we or our suppliers negligently perform or arrange those services and we don't remedy or resolve your complaint within a reasonable period of time, and this has affected the enjoyment of your package holiday you may be entitled to an appropriate price reduction or compensation or both. You must inform us without undue delay of any failure to perform or improper performance of the travel services included in this package. The level of any such price reduction or compensation will be calculated taking into consideration all relevant factors such as but not limited to: following the complaints procedure as described in these Booking Conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees' or suppliers' negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your holiday. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us.
We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from:
- the acts and/or omissions of the person affected; or
- the acts and/or omissions of a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or
- Events Beyond Our Control (as defined in clause 11).
We limit the amount of compensation we may have to pay you if we are found liable under this clause:
- loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions and money: the maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is an amount equivalent to the excess on your insurance policy which applies to this type of loss per person in total because you are required to have adequate insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind.
- Claims not falling under (a) above and which don't involve injury, illness or death: the maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is up to three times the price paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your party has not received any benefit at all from your booking.
Claims in respect of international travel by sea and rail, or any stay in a hotel:
- The extent of our liability will in all cases be limited as if we were carriers under the appropriate Conventions, which include The Athens Convention (with respect to sea travel); The Berne/Cotif Convention (with respect to rail travel) and The Paris Convention (with respect to hotel arrangements). You can ask for copies of these Conventions from our offices. Please contact us. In addition, you agree that the operating carrier or transport company's own 'Conditions of Carriage' will apply to you on that journey. When arranging transportation for you, we rely on the terms and conditions contained within these international conventions and those 'Conditions of Carriage'. You acknowledge that all of the terms and conditions contained in those 'Conditions of Carriage' form part of your contract with us, as well as with the transport company and that those 'Conditions of Carriage' shall be deemed to be included by reference into this contract.
- When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question.
- It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you notify any claim to us and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in these conditions.
- Where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to us or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require.
Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss or expense or other sum(s) of any description:
- which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you;
- relate to any business;
- indirect or consequential loss of any kind.
- We will not accept responsibility for services or facilities which do not form part of our agreement or where they are not advertised on our website. . For example any excursion you book whilst away, or any service or facility which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you.
- Where it is impossible for you to return to your departure point as per the agreed return date of your package, due to "unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances", we shall provide you with any necessary accommodation (where possible, of a comparable standard) for a period not exceeding three nights per person. Please note that the 3 night cap does not apply to persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women or unaccompanied minors, nor to persons needing specific medical assistance, provided we have been notified of these particular needs at least 48 hours before the start of your holiday. For the purposes of this clause, "unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances" mean warfare, acts of terrorism, significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely back to your departure point.
Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your contracted arrangements with us. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.
19. Insolvency Protection
In accordance with the requirements of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, we provide full financial protection for all package holidays that we sell, by way of a separate account held by HSBC.
If you book arrangements other than package holiday from us, your monies will not be financially protected. Please ask us for further details.
20. Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements & Health Formalities
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your own doctor as applicable. Requirements do change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure.
Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports.
Special conditions apply for travel to the USA, and all passengers must have individual machine readable passports. Please check https://uk.usembassy.gov. For European holidays you should obtain a completed and issued form EHIC prior to departure.
Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit https://www.gov.uk/travelaware.
Non British passport holders, including other EU nationals, should obtain up to date advice on passport and visa requirements from the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of your destination or country(ies) through which you are travelling.
We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.
21. Conditions of Suppliers
Many of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from us or the supplier concerned.
22. Prompt Assistance
If, whilst you are on holiday, you find yourself in difficulty for any reason, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is appropriate in the circumstances. In particular, we will provide you with appropriate information on health services, local authorities and consular assistance, and assistance with distance communications and finding alternative travel arrangements. Where you require assistance which is not owing to any failure by us, our employees or sub-contractors we will not be liable for the costs of any alternative travel arrangements or other such assistance you require. Any supplier or transport supplier may however pay for or provide refreshments and/or appropriate accommodation and you should make a claim directly to them. Subject to the other terms of these Booking Conditions, we will not be liable for any costs, fees or charges you incur in the above circumstances, if you fail to obtain our prior authorisation before making your own travel arrangements. Furthermore, we reserve the right to charge you a fee for our assistance in the event that the difficulty is caused intentionally by you or a member of your party, or otherwise through your or your party's negligence.
23. Delays, Missed Transport Arrangements and other Travel Information
If you or any member of your party misses a transport arrangement, it is cancelled or you are subject to a delay of over 3 hours for any reason, you must contact us and the transport supplier concerned immediately.
We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause 11 of these Booking Conditions.
24. Foreign Office Advice
You are responsible for making yourself aware of Foreign Office advice in regard to the safety of the countries and areas in which you will be travelling and to make your decisions accordingly. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Events Beyond Our Control. (See clause 11).
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Can’t wait to do another. It was amazing.
Please plan more countries/destinations.
Everything fell in place on this tour. The guides were very efficient and the brew stops were well stocked. As ever Peak tours have excelled
A brilliant tour, and a very worthy addition to your portfolio. The route, food, hotels, guides etc were without complaint from me. Congratulations, Steve.
Excellent organisation, from transporting our bikes to the start and preparing them ready for us to ride, the guides’ daily info bulletins giving a summary of the day, the vans always there for coffee, lunch and at the hotel, bags in the room when we get there, restaurant lunches without hitch and catering for everyone, just some of the many notable aspects.
Another great trip with Peak Tours, this was my 5th. Already thinking about next year and would highly recommend to anyone.
Portugal exceeded my expectations and renewed my passion for cycling
Chris, Matt and Alberto were outstanding, as was Jim who was there for the last few days. They adeptly handled multiple issues. Chris always had a smile on his face and his enthusiasm was infectious. It was also great having two bike mechanics to deal with any bike issues. The guides put in long days but never complain or show any display of frustration – very professional.
You have developed a fantastic cycling tour of Portugal that I would recommend to any cyclist able to cycle consecutive days of 50-60 miles. The ascents and descents are well within the abilities of confident cyclists.
Exceeded my expectations. We had good guides plus Steve on the tour. It was also a very friendly group of varying abilities. But no pressure was felt to maintain a certain pace
Can’t speak highly enough of the tour, the accommodation and food and particularly the care and support provided by Steve and his team was exceptional. Thankyou
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