Cycling in Portugal

If you want to take your bike or rent a bike at our Quinta, from Quinta do Pomarinho it is possible to make excellent cycling routes all year round, although the best time is in spring and fall. The Alto Alentejo is a relaxed area with little traffic on the road. Beautiful temperatures during the day in spring and autumn and even in winter make this an excellent environment for a beautiful trip through flowering landscapes, past castles and through picturesque white villages.

Bike Rental

On Quinta do Pomarinho it is possible to rent bicycles. You can rent them for € 10 per day or € 50 per week. We advise to make a reservation for the use of bicycles.

Cycling routes

Those who bring their mountainbikes or rent one discover that the hills of the Serra de São Mamede are perfect for mountainbiking, with trails specially made for this sport and plenty of walking trails and other kinds of tracks suitable for mountainbiking.

From our Quinta there are different possibilities for biking, to Castelo de Vide (7 km), to Portagem (14 km) or to the lake (15 km).  Also available is a megalithic route around the lake. These are only a few of the possibilities of the area.

The municipality of Castelo de Vide, in collaboration with the neighboring municipalities, has started a program that should lead to more marked, well-maintained, cycling routes in 2020/2021

GPS Tracks are available at

For more information about cycling in Portugal:

And for an overview of all cycle paths in Portugal:


Although the traffic in the area around Quinta do Pomarinho cannot be called busy, it is important that you take the road safely. In Portugal it is mandatory to wear a bicycle helmet + yellow vest.

Safety first!

More information

Do you have questions about cycling in the Alto Alentejo, Portugal, renting bicycles or about your trip in general? Feel free to contact us! We are happy to be of service.