Daniela Reis ELITE NATIONAL ROAD & TIME TRIAL CHAMPION Womanâ€™s Grand Tour Alentejo 22nd -26th Sept 2017
Try to imagine a perfect world for cycling. â€Ś. Imagine wide smooth roads, a blue sky and gentle breezes. An unspoiled scenery of fields, woods and mountains. A place where every driver is a keen cyclist, and each night a luxurious, quiet hotel offers a choice of exquisite meals.
Now come and experience that place. Join us and immerse yourself in the local culture and the rhythms of the road. Relax in luxury, push yourself against pros, feel the satisfaction of the pain and the triumph, enjoy coffee stops on mountain tops and forge new friendships and lifetime memories. These are the experiences Volta deliver with impeccable style.
We take care of everything a keen cyclist needs. From luxurious accommodation and a stimulating itinerary, to a professional support team complete with masseurs. We can advise you on the best strategy to climb an ascent and the best local wine to accompany your meal. You will follow an itinerary where every day will be memorable. If you are interested in history, or art, music or traditional life, we can arrange experiences. But mainly, we ride. As a keen cyclist you will probably want to ride your own bicycle, but we can advise you on the set-up needed for the tours. Anything you need, even another bike, will be taken care of. It just so happens we have friends in professional teams and, when theyâ€™re not competing Internationally, they like to join us on tour. You may have wished you could go head to head with a professional, but as they say, be careful what you wish for. Come and share this world. Wake up to a perfect day in beautiful buildings, ride like youâ€™ve never ridden before. Learn new strategies and techniques, push yourself to new levels, stimulate your mind and senses.
On this exclusive woman’s cycling tour you will ride alongside Daniela Reis. Daniela has been winning national titles since she first started competing as a junior. She is Portugal’s Elite National Road Race and Time Trial Champion. Daniela is the epitome of Portugal’s unique cycling culture. A discerning culture of camaraderie, shared experience and spirit of adventure. Her humility and dedication have earnt her recognition as the ambassador for Portuguese cycling. Daniela will take every opportunity to lead the group down a quiet road, through an enchanting village and up a climb to enjoy a coffee overlooking the stunning Portuguese landscape. She’s always there with a helping hand, invaluable advice or just an encouraging word on a difficult climb 2014 2nd National Road Race Championships 4th National Time Trial Championships
2016 National Road Race Champion National Time Trial Champion 2 Portugal Cup races 2 French Cup races GC French Cup
2015 National Road Race Champion National Time Trial Champion
2017 Still making history UCI Team Lares-WaowDeals
Daniela Reis, Elite National Road and Time Trial Champion. Monsaraz, Alentejo
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From the moment you land we take care of everything on this all-inclusive holiday
We will collect you and your bike from Lisbon airport on the morning of 22nd September and transfer you to the 5* Alentejo Marmoris luxury spa hotel in Vila Viçosa
Your bike will be assembled and cared for by our mechanic and just like a pro, all your drinks and energy snacks are available throughout the ride
Every stage has challenges for all abilities. Daniela will always be there with a helping hand, invaluable advice or just an encouraging word on a difficult climb
She will teach you new tactics and strategies only the professionals know
On the five stages you will have the opportunity to practice and perfect these new skills
At the end of each day’s ride, chef prepares an afternoon buffet of regional specialities
Ease away the tension of the day’s ride in the award winning spa. There is always an afternoon activity from wine tasting to visiting a museum. Or you could just relax by the pool until dinner is served
The Team Kit we give you will be washed, folded and delivered to your room after every ride
On the 26th September, after Stage 5, we will transfer you to Lisbon airport for evening flights
flights: We suggest the following flight times by TAP from Heathrow – Departure 08:10 London Arrives 10:45 Lisbon Return 20:15 Lisbon Arrives 22:55 London
The enchanting village of Castelo de Marvao
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Map â€“ 5 day tour
Castelo de Monsaraz
Castelo de Marvao
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what to bring?
40 miles – 1,600ft
65 miles – 4,000ft
55 miles – 2,900ft
65 miles – 3,000ft
60 miles - 5,050ft
Castelo de Marvao
Stage 4 Evora
Stage 2 Castelo de Monsaraz
day 1 Estremoz
40 miles - 1,600ft
Our first dayâ€™s ride will take us straight into the Alentejo landscape. Weâ€™ll warm up the legs, experience the smooth tarmac and the roads devoid of traffic. The loop passes through the historic centre of Estremoz.
day 2 Vila Viçosa – Castelo Monsaraz
No ride is without its challenges and today’s short climb to the lovingly restored castle of Monsaraz is worth every pedal stroke. Our route back takes us through the sleepy villages of the Alentejo and our second night in Vila Vicosa.
65 miles - 4,000ft
day 3 Elvas
55 miles - 2,000ft
Today’s loop passes through the ancient town of Elvas. Granted World Heritage Site in 2012, Elvas is among the finest examples of the ‘Star Fort’. The city has been at the centre of conflicts with the Moors, the Napoleonic Peninsula War and has withstood many a Spanish siege.
day 4 Evora
Every morning weâ€™ll wake up and explore a different corner of Alentejo and its gorgeous natural landscape. This region is renowned for its gastronomy and unpretentious wines.
65 miles - 3,000 feet
day 5 Castelo Marvao
Our final stage and probably the toughest. The Nature park of S.Mamede is on our doorstep and today we will ride through its wooded valleys and chestnut groves. The park is dominated by the mountain top Medieval Castle of Marvao. The spectacular panoramic views from the summit will form a lasting final memory of the Grand Tour.
60 miles - 4,900ft
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what to bring? A pair of legs, a bike, your helmet, gloves and shoes. If you donâ€™t want to bring your bike weâ€™ll provide one for you. Some casual clothes would be a good idea and a bathing costume for the spa.