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Daniela Reis ELITE NATIONAL ROAD & TIME TRIAL CHAMPION Woman’s Grand Tour 29th Sept – 3rd Oct 2017


Try to imagine a perfect world for cycling. ‌. 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 they’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 you’ve never ridden before. Learn new strategies and techniques, push yourself to new levels, stimulate your mind and senses.

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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 National Time Trial Champion UCI Team Lares-WaowDeals


Daniela Reis, Elite National Road and Time Trial Champion. Monsaraz, Alentejo


you might want to know Tour Price - £1,595

29th September – 3rd October 2017

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 29th 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

Daniela 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

Your complimentary Team Volta kit will be washed, folded and delivered to your room after every ride

On the 3rd October, after Stage 5, we will transfer you to Lisbon airport

Flights: (passenger only) 29th September TAP Departure Heathrow 08:10 - Arrives Lisbon 10:45 3rd October TAP Departure Lisbon 20:15 - Arrives 22:55 Heathrow

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The enchanting village of Castelo de Marvao


Contents

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Map – 5 day tour

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Day 1

Estremoz

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Day 2

Castelo de Monsaraz

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Day 3

Elvas

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Day 4

Evora

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Day 5

Castelo de Marvao

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talk to us

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what to bring?

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Stage 1

40 miles – 1,600ft

Stage 2

65 miles – 4,000ft

Stage 3

55 miles – 2,900ft

Stage 4

65 miles – 3,000ft

Stage 5

60 miles - 5,050ft

PORTUGAL Lisbon

ALENTEJO


Castelo de Marvao

Stage 5

Elvas

Éstremoz

Stage 1

Stage 3

Vila Viçosa

Stage 4 Evora

Stage 2 Castelo de Monsaraz

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day 1 Estremoz


40 miles - 1,600ft

Our first day’s ride will take us straight into the Alentejo landscape. We’ll warm up the legs, experience the smooth tarmac and the roads devoid of traffic. The loop passes through the historic centre of Estremoz.

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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

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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.

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day 4 Evora

Every morning we’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

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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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talk to us we are always available Enquiries: team@voltaprotours.com Directeur Sportif: Adriano Placidi teamvoltaadriano@gmail.com

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what to bring? A pair of legs, a bike, your helmet, gloves and shoes. If you don’t want to bring your bike we’ll provide one for you. Some casual clothes would be a good idea and a bathing costume for the spa.

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Women's Grand Tour Alentejo 2017 Cycling Holiday  

Women's Cycling Holiday in the Alentejo, Portugal with National Champion, Daniela Reis

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