Start Point

Chaves
(Porto Airport Transfer)

Finish Point

Faro
(Faro Airport)

Support Team

Supported

Stages

7 Self Guided

Longest Stage

Stage 5: 110km

Biggest Climb Stage

Stage 4: 1,800m+

Average Pace

10-17mph / 16-27kph

Peloton Size: 20

Discover the beauty and charm of Portugal’s N2 at a leisurely pace on our seven-day N2 Tour, designed for those who prefer to truly savour each moment of their cycling journey.

Over seven unforgettable riding days from one end of Portugal to the other, you will uncover the hidden treasures of Portugal as you cycle through charming rural villages, sprawling cork forests, ancient olive groves, and the picturesque vineyards of Douro and Alentejo. Delight in the breathtaking landscape as you ride along smooth and serene roads.

Each morning, our support team takes care of transferring your luggage and bike box to your next hotel, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience for you and your companions. In case you require support, our Recovery Vehicle is always on standby to assist.

The N2 Tour follows the same captivating route as the N2 Challenge, but it is spread over seven shorter stages instead of five, allowing for a more relaxed pace and giving you ample time to absorb the beauty of Portugal. The Support is comparable to the N2 Challenge but without the timetable, granting riders more freedom during their adventure

We provide you with all the essential information to shape your daily adventure, including gpx maps, stage cards, coffee spots, restaurants for regional cuisine, and the most captivating places to visit along the route.

At the end of each day, relax in our meticulously chosen hotels, where the passionate owners are excited to welcome you, offering exceptional service and comfort.

The N2 Tour promises an experience that will forever alter your view of cycling. Are you ready to embrace this unique adventure?

What’s Included:

From airport transfers, support vehicles and feed stations to all accommodation and meals, we have you covered…

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Stage Breakdown

1

PROLOGUE: TRANSFER PORTO AIRPORT

We will greet you at Porto Airport and transport you, along with your gear, to a historic hotel in the heart of Chaves. Post-assembly of your bikes, steal a moment to wander the town’s captivating historic center or spin your wheels with a brief ride.

As twilight beckons, gather for an informative safety briefing and team introduction, setting the stage for your upcoming adventures.

The evening will conclude with a delightful dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

2

STAGE 1: NORTHERN MOUNTAINS

89km | 1,100m+
55miles | 3600ft

Start your journey from the symbolic N2 0km marker in the ancient Roman town of Chaves.

Traverse Portugal’s breathtaking landscapes, each kilometre marked, until you reach Faro on the 7th day. Today’s ride unveils stunning vistas, from Vila Real’s historic core to the renowned vineyards of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The descent to the Douro River offers picturesque views, adorned with vineyards and olive groves.
Conclude the day at our selected hotel nestled at the foot of terraced vineyards overlooking the Douro River, reflecting on the day’s memorable journey through Portugal’s enchanting countryside.

3

STAGE 2: DÃO VALLEYS

120km | 1,700m+
75miles | 5500ft

Commence your morning with a scenic ascent from Douro Valley. Pause in Lamego to savour a coffee and admire the monumental Baroque staircase and fountains leading up to the sanctuary.

The N2 unfolds to its highest point before gracefully guiding you to Viseu.

Explore Viseu’s religious art and Renaissance architecture, indulging in regional cuisine at local eateries. Journey further into the captivating Dao region with its picturesque villages and vineyards, concluding your day in tranquil Tabua for a peaceful night’s rest.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of Portugal’s heartland on this unforgettable cycling journey.

4

STAGE 3: CENTRO

110km | 1,800m+
68miles | 5900ft

Traverse a tapestry of rural landscapes, quaint hamlets, and lush market gardens, immersing yourself in the charm of the countryside.

This stage includes a breathtaking ascent through Gois’ woods, where towering trees provide a serene backdrop to your journey. Enjoy the exhilarating descent along the N2, relishing the freedom of the open road.

Save some energy for the final climb to your hotel, perched atop a hill overlooking the magnificent Cabril Reservoir.

Indulge in well-deserved relaxation as you soak in panoramic views from the hotel’s pool, reflecting on the day’s adventures amidst nature’s grandeur.

5

STAGE 4: RIBATEJO

125km | 1,300m+
77miles | 4300ft

Begin your stage with a tranquil moment by the mountaintop pool, soaking in the serenity of panoramic views that set the tone for the day’s adventure.

This is a captivating ride through Ribatejo, where wooded hills and charming towns unfold before you, painting a picturesque landscape. As you traverse the magnificent Tagus River, witness the landscape undergo a breathtaking transformation. The wooded hills give way to the vast, flat expanses characteristic of Alentejo, creating a dramatic shift in scenery that propels you towards the stage’s conclusion.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and diverse landscapes of Portugal on this unforgettable journey.

6

STAGE 5: ALENTEJO

65km | 600m+
40miles | 2000ft

Discover the untouched beauty of Alentejo, where rolling plains, ancient cork oaks, and serene cattle paint a picture of tranquility.

Enjoy traversing fast, straight roads through this sparsely populated gem, taking in the breathtaking vistas along the way. Visit charming white-washed villages, where you can savor local coffee and immerse yourself in the region’s peaceful aura.

Journey through olive groves, almond trees, and some of the best wine-producing vineyards in the region, experiencing the richness of Alentejo’s agricultural landscape.

Uncover the hidden treasures of this picturesque region as you pedal through its diverse and captivating scenery.

7

STAGE 6: ALENTEJO

105km | 1,100m+
65miles | 3600ft

Experience the slow, peaceful life of Alentejo as you explore its charming white-washed villages. Take a break in one of the many streetside cafes, where you can soak in the laid-back atmosphere and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Follow the N2 on a journey through countless almond groves and expansive cork forests that stretch over the horizon, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region.

Pedal through this picturesque landscape, where each twist and turn of the road reveals new delights waiting to be discovered along your cycling adventure.

8

STAGE 7: ALGARVE

115km | 1,300m+
71miles | 4300ft

Get ready to journey through the jewel of Portugal on this ultimate leg of the adventure.

After a relaxing stay in the heart of Alentejo, embark on the final stage, renowned as one of the best segments of road in Portugal.

Stage 7 promises an unforgettable experience against the vast backdrop of south Alentejo, with some riders dubbing it the most sensational stage of the N2.

Whether it’s the smooth road surface, the deserted roads, or the winding climb into Algarve, Stage 7 is sure to evoke strong emotions and provide an extraordinary finale to an experience you’ll reminisce about for years to come.

9

DEPARTURE: TRANSFER FARO AIRPORT

After a relaxing night in the heart of Faro, morning transfers to Faro Airport will bid you farewell, but not goodbye, as we anticipate your return for another exhilarating ride.

1

PROLOGUE: TRANSFER PORTO AIRPORT

We will greet you at Porto Airport and transport you, along with your gear, to a historic hotel in the heart of Chaves. Post-assembly of your bikes, steal a moment to wander the town’s captivating historic center or spin your wheels with a brief ride.

As twilight beckons, gather for an informative safety briefing and team introduction, setting the stage for your upcoming adventures.

The evening will conclude with a delightful dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

1

PROLOGUE: TRANSFER PORTO AIRPORT

We will greet you at Porto Airport and transport you, along with your gear, to a historic hotel in the heart of Chaves. Post-assembly of your bikes, steal a moment to wander the town’s captivating historic center or spin your wheels with a brief ride.

As twilight beckons, gather for an informative safety briefing and team introduction, setting the stage for your upcoming adventures.

The evening will conclude with a delightful dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

2

STAGE 1: NORTHERN MOUNTAINS

89km | 1,100m+
55miles | 3600ft

Start your journey from the symbolic N2 0km marker in the ancient Roman town of Chaves.

Traverse Portugal’s breathtaking landscapes, each kilometre marked, until you reach Faro on the 7th day. Today’s ride unveils stunning vistas, from Vila Real’s historic core to the renowned vineyards of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The descent to the Douro River offers picturesque views, adorned with vineyards and olive groves.
Conclude the day at our selected hotel nestled at the foot of terraced vineyards overlooking the Douro River, reflecting on the day’s memorable journey through Portugal’s enchanting countryside.

2

STAGE 1: NORTHERN MOUNTAINS

89km | 1,100m+
55miles | 3600ft

Start your journey from the symbolic N2 0km marker in the ancient Roman town of Chaves.

Traverse Portugal’s breathtaking landscapes, each kilometre marked, until you reach Faro on the 7th day. Today’s ride unveils stunning vistas, from Vila Real’s historic core to the renowned vineyards of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The descent to the Douro River offers picturesque views, adorned with vineyards and olive groves.
Conclude the day at our selected hotel nestled at the foot of terraced vineyards overlooking the Douro River, reflecting on the day’s memorable journey through Portugal’s enchanting countryside.

3

STAGE 2: DÃO VALLEYS

120km | 1,700m+
75miles | 5500ft

Commence your morning with a scenic ascent from Douro Valley. Pause in Lamego to savour a coffee and admire the monumental Baroque staircase and fountains leading up to the sanctuary.

The N2 unfolds to its highest point before gracefully guiding you to Viseu.

Explore Viseu’s religious art and Renaissance architecture, indulging in regional cuisine at local eateries. Journey further into the captivating Dao region with its picturesque villages and vineyards, concluding your day in tranquil Tabua for a peaceful night’s rest.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of Portugal’s heartland on this unforgettable cycling journey.

3

STAGE 2: DÃO VALLEYS

120km | 1,700m+
75miles | 5500ft

Commence your morning with a scenic ascent from Douro Valley. Pause in Lamego to savour a coffee and admire the monumental Baroque staircase and fountains leading up to the sanctuary.

The N2 unfolds to its highest point before gracefully guiding you to Viseu.

Explore Viseu’s religious art and Renaissance architecture, indulging in regional cuisine at local eateries. Journey further into the captivating Dao region with its picturesque villages and vineyards, concluding your day in tranquil Tabua for a peaceful night’s rest.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of Portugal’s heartland on this unforgettable cycling journey.

4

STAGE 3: CENTRO

110km | 1,800m+
68miles | 5900ft

Traverse a tapestry of rural landscapes, quaint hamlets, and lush market gardens, immersing yourself in the charm of the countryside.

This stage includes a breathtaking ascent through Gois’ woods, where towering trees provide a serene backdrop to your journey. Enjoy the exhilarating descent along the N2, relishing the freedom of the open road.

Save some energy for the final climb to your hotel, perched atop a hill overlooking the magnificent Cabril Reservoir.

Indulge in well-deserved relaxation as you soak in panoramic views from the hotel’s pool, reflecting on the day’s adventures amidst nature’s grandeur.

4

STAGE 3: CENTRO

110km | 1,800m+
68miles | 5900ft

Traverse a tapestry of rural landscapes, quaint hamlets, and lush market gardens, immersing yourself in the charm of the countryside.

This stage includes a breathtaking ascent through Gois’ woods, where towering trees provide a serene backdrop to your journey. Enjoy the exhilarating descent along the N2, relishing the freedom of the open road.

Save some energy for the final climb to your hotel, perched atop a hill overlooking the magnificent Cabril Reservoir.

Indulge in well-deserved relaxation as you soak in panoramic views from the hotel’s pool, reflecting on the day’s adventures amidst nature’s grandeur.

5

STAGE 4: RIBATEJO

125km | 1,300m+
77miles | 4300ft

Begin your stage with a tranquil moment by the mountaintop pool, soaking in the serenity of panoramic views that set the tone for the day’s adventure.

This is a captivating ride through Ribatejo, where wooded hills and charming towns unfold before you, painting a picturesque landscape. As you traverse the magnificent Tagus River, witness the landscape undergo a breathtaking transformation. The wooded hills give way to the vast, flat expanses characteristic of Alentejo, creating a dramatic shift in scenery that propels you towards the stage’s conclusion.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and diverse landscapes of Portugal on this unforgettable journey.

5

STAGE 4: RIBATEJO

125km | 1,300m+
77miles | 4300ft

Begin your stage with a tranquil moment by the mountaintop pool, soaking in the serenity of panoramic views that set the tone for the day’s adventure.

This is a captivating ride through Ribatejo, where wooded hills and charming towns unfold before you, painting a picturesque landscape. As you traverse the magnificent Tagus River, witness the landscape undergo a breathtaking transformation. The wooded hills give way to the vast, flat expanses characteristic of Alentejo, creating a dramatic shift in scenery that propels you towards the stage’s conclusion.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and diverse landscapes of Portugal on this unforgettable journey.

6

STAGE 5: ALENTEJO

65km | 600m+
40miles | 2000ft

Discover the untouched beauty of Alentejo, where rolling plains, ancient cork oaks, and serene cattle paint a picture of tranquility.

Enjoy traversing fast, straight roads through this sparsely populated gem, taking in the breathtaking vistas along the way. Visit charming white-washed villages, where you can savor local coffee and immerse yourself in the region’s peaceful aura.

Journey through olive groves, almond trees, and some of the best wine-producing vineyards in the region, experiencing the richness of Alentejo’s agricultural landscape.

Uncover the hidden treasures of this picturesque region as you pedal through its diverse and captivating scenery.

6

STAGE 5: ALENTEJO

65km | 600m+
40miles | 2000ft

Discover the untouched beauty of Alentejo, where rolling plains, ancient cork oaks, and serene cattle paint a picture of tranquility.

Enjoy traversing fast, straight roads through this sparsely populated gem, taking in the breathtaking vistas along the way. Visit charming white-washed villages, where you can savor local coffee and immerse yourself in the region’s peaceful aura.

Journey through olive groves, almond trees, and some of the best wine-producing vineyards in the region, experiencing the richness of Alentejo’s agricultural landscape.

Uncover the hidden treasures of this picturesque region as you pedal through its diverse and captivating scenery.

7

STAGE 6: ALENTEJO

105km | 1,100m+
65miles | 3600ft

Experience the slow, peaceful life of Alentejo as you explore its charming white-washed villages. Take a break in one of the many streetside cafes, where you can soak in the laid-back atmosphere and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Follow the N2 on a journey through countless almond groves and expansive cork forests that stretch over the horizon, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region.

Pedal through this picturesque landscape, where each twist and turn of the road reveals new delights waiting to be discovered along your cycling adventure.

7

STAGE 6: ALENTEJO

105km | 1,100m+
65miles | 3600ft

Experience the slow, peaceful life of Alentejo as you explore its charming white-washed villages. Take a break in one of the many streetside cafes, where you can soak in the laid-back atmosphere and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Follow the N2 on a journey through countless almond groves and expansive cork forests that stretch over the horizon, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region.

Pedal through this picturesque landscape, where each twist and turn of the road reveals new delights waiting to be discovered along your cycling adventure.

8

STAGE 7: ALGARVE

115km | 1,300m+
71miles | 4300ft

Get ready to journey through the jewel of Portugal on this ultimate leg of the adventure.

After a relaxing stay in the heart of Alentejo, embark on the final stage, renowned as one of the best segments of road in Portugal.

Stage 7 promises an unforgettable experience against the vast backdrop of south Alentejo, with some riders dubbing it the most sensational stage of the N2.

Whether it’s the smooth road surface, the deserted roads, or the winding climb into Algarve, Stage 7 is sure to evoke strong emotions and provide an extraordinary finale to an experience you’ll reminisce about for years to come.

8

STAGE 7: ALGARVE

115km | 1,300m+
71miles | 4300ft

Get ready to journey through the jewel of Portugal on this ultimate leg of the adventure.

After a relaxing stay in the heart of Alentejo, embark on the final stage, renowned as one of the best segments of road in Portugal.

Stage 7 promises an unforgettable experience against the vast backdrop of south Alentejo, with some riders dubbing it the most sensational stage of the N2.

Whether it’s the smooth road surface, the deserted roads, or the winding climb into Algarve, Stage 7 is sure to evoke strong emotions and provide an extraordinary finale to an experience you’ll reminisce about for years to come.

9

DEPARTURE: TRANSFER FARO AIRPORT

After a relaxing night in the heart of Faro, morning transfers to Faro Airport will bid you farewell, but not goodbye, as we anticipate your return for another exhilarating ride.

9

DEPARTURE: TRANSFER FARO AIRPORT

After a relaxing night in the heart of Faro, morning transfers to Faro Airport will bid you farewell, but not goodbye, as we anticipate your return for another exhilarating ride.

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