Reviews

Karen Carter - 1000k COAST to COAST

"It was the first time I had ridden more than 80 miles in a day but with the support of the Volta team I completed 1000km in 7 days, so quite an achievement by them and me!"

Barry Wootten - N2 CHALLENGE

"Excellent and well supported trip. All I had to think about was pedalling."

Robert Tagg - N2 CHALLENGE

"Superb experience all round. I loved the route and the challenge. Great to ride with lots of different people. Support crew were amazing."

James McCarthy - N2 CHALLENGE

"The N2 Challenge is a must for any keen cyclist. You must be prepared for endurance, climbs and day after day 100mile stages. An experience of a lifetime. As they say, you just ride your bike and the support crew do the rest. My expectations were exceeded by far in every aspect of the event. I will 100% repeat the experience in the next 2 years."

Paul Harris - N2 CHALLENGE

"I had a fantastic time and met some lovely people. The scenery was stunning and varied and has given me a real flavour of Portugal. I want to come back and see a bit more of the country at a slightly more leisurely pace."

Tony Crombie - 1000k COAST to COAST

"Volta Pro Tours gave me the opportunity to experience a stress free multi stage riding challenge. Fully supported and encouraged by a great team who absolutely have the welfare of each participant foremost in their minds. A great experience!"

Isaac Hopley - 1000k COAST to COAST

"A really thoughtful and well put together event, striking a great balance of cycling, gastronomy and local culture. A great atmosphere in the group and the enthusiasm and support from the crew lent itself to a thoroughly enjoyable week. Highly recommended."

David Warner - N2 CHALLENGE

"A real challenge that tested me to my limits but that was ultimately achievable. The support from the Volta team was invaluable in ensuring I completed the event."

Andrew Clark - N2 CHALLENGE

"As a novice cyclist this was one heck of a challenge but the support from the Volta Team made such a difference. Little things, like having your luggage waiting in your hotel room on arrival each day were really welcome touches. The camaraderie between the participants and Volta team made this such a memorable experience - highly recommended!"

Amanda Downes - GRAND MOUNTAIN TOUR

"I'm just back from the Grand Mountain Tour in Portugal. I'm really pleased to say that I conquered some epic climbs! I was worried that I would struggle on some of the routes, but with the coaching and encouragement I received from the whole Volta team I made it to the top every time. I'd had a minor collision with a car on a roundabout prior to the start of this tour. Adriano and James were flexible in their planning of each route so that I came away thinking that I had exceeded my own expectations. I'm much stronger on my commutes since this tour. The hotel, food and location were all ideal. I can honestly say that enjoyed every minute of this tour. I was well looked after by all the people in team Volta. If I can go again next year I'll be straight there. Give it a go! You won't regret it"

Jim Jeffery - N2 CHALLENGE

"If you have ever thought about cycling in Portugal you must do the N2 Challenge. It was perfect on every level, the organization, the scenery, the camaraderie. The roads were fantastically quiet. Portuguese drivers & locals were wonderfully considerate & friendly. Thoroughly recommended.

Daniel Pullen - N2 CHALLENGE

"Forget Mallorca. Portugal is where you want to be cycling, and Volta Pro Tours can take you on what can only be described as a life changing trip! Their knowledge, expertise and raw passion is infectious and you'll honestly have the time of your life. Simply can't recommend this fantastic operation more highly."

Martin Miesi - N2 CHALLENGE

"Great company. Well organised, great accommodation with a stunning route, which all creates an amazing experience."

Kelvin Morrison - N2 CHALLENGE

"Fabulous cycling adventure of a lifetime! Fully supported 5 day "stage race" down the entire length of Portugal. Mind blowing scenery, leg burning climbs, seriously rapid hairpin descents with each day ending at a sumptuous luxury hotel serving beautifully cooked Portuguese cuisine. Lived like a UCI continental pro for a week, finding hard to come down off cloud nine. Volta ProTours did an absolutely stunning job, going above and beyond all expectations."

James Mcmillan - N2 CHALLENGE

"Well, well, well... words cannot describe. First ever organised tour for me. First supported tour, and blew my mind... I DID NOT want to leave ... if I didn't have to go back to work, I would've done it in reverse. Fantastic group, fantastic tour, fantastically well organised, fantastic hotels, fantastic leaders, fantastic roads."

Vince Bowshall - N2 CHALLENGE

"This is the best multi-day event I've been on. Adriano and everyone at Volta Pro Tours are passionate about cycling and also passionate about putting together a great few days. The N2 Challenge is certainly tough but with the support team taking care of everything off the bike, all you have to do is enjoy the ride and take in the scenery. Good hotels, clean kit every day and great roads. Perfect."

Rob Evans - N2 CHALLENGE

"I wasn't sure what to expect, a few of us knew each other and soon we all knew one another. Relaxed and friendly, yet with that frisson that comes from embarking on something a little outside the norm. Correct that, a lot outside the norm. How often can you experience a whole country from the plains to the mountains, small villages to grand towns and all with weather that was excellent. Even the rain was a nice and another challenge! The pro's were simply that and generous with their support and advice. I felt cared for, especially as I was a little unwell. The kindness of the team and my fellow cyclists was simply humbling. Thanks one and all. Give it a go. It's real and that's great in this day and age!"

Tom Bass - N2 CHALLENGE

"Not just the best cycling experience of my life but one of the best experiences all round. Portugal is a beautiful cycle friendly country. It has it all from the tough mountain climbs with sweeping descents, to the undulating Alentejo region. An amazing trip with awesome people. What wasn't to love. Chapeau Volta..!!!"

Wendy Gillam - N2 CHALLENGE

"Cycling the length of Portugal on the N2 with Volta Pro Tours is something I will never forget. The support Team were brilliant, the experience was amazing and the Group banter got me through this challenge - thanks guys."

Daniel Wright - N2 CHALLENGE

"Five epic daily adventures all rolled into one magical week long tour. It's funny, because sometimes you go into things not really knowing what to expect, and that was true of this. But what came out was absolutely inspirational, it was amazing on so, so many levels. Quite roads, glorious climbs, breathtaking scenery, and fabulous company. You leave one family at home, and meet another family you equally feel at home with on and off the bike for sure. And what an awesome group of cyclists, I've genuinely met life long friends, and it's not often you can say that. Without doubt you'll work hard out on the road, but in all honesty, the one person that went over and and above the call of duty each and every single day was Adriano. His attention to detail and communication skills were exemplary, unbelievable. Adriano and the complete back up team, the lovely Gabriella, Linda, Roger, Cinzia, Eduardo, Gentil and the 'mighty' Paulo M Almeida were incredible and caring, you could just see their desire to make sure you were looked after from the very start to the very end. I've come out of this a better cyclist and a better person, for it's pretty emotional, but ever so rewarding. That feeling of achievement will stay with you for a long, long time, something you most probably will never forget. "Go do it"

Michelle Melor - WOMENS GRAND TOUR

"Great to experience cycling in Portugal. Well organised, lovely hotel and having a professional cyclist on the trip was very special. Monica Dew from Storey Racing led the group well, lots of tips, tricks and advice on how to cycle better. Great few days away with a lovely group of people. Am so pleased I booked myself on to go not knowing anyone, was met at the airport and was looked after the whole time - a great trip."

Lisa Bywell - WOMENS GRAND TOUR

"My first cycling holiday and it was an amazing experience. We were expertly looked after by Adriano and Cinzia, their passion for Portugal and cycling (and food and wine!!) makes this a very special tour. The cycling was the exact amount of challenging that I had hoped for and I learnt so much from our professional Monica Dew who was lovely and inspirational. Also, I laughed A LOT. So many good memories from this holiday, highly recommend!"

David Delonglee - N2 CHALLENGE

"This was the first time I was partaking in a cycling tour, and I must say; I would do it again. I found the choice of the hotel was great, everything was well organised and entertained. The organizer Adriano and his helpers were friendly and kept smiling all week long! I would give my upmost recommendation to someone who would think to do a cycling tour with the Volta Pro tours team."

Gary Lyons - N2 CHALLENGE

"I have just spent the most enjoyable week with all the great people at Volta Pro Tours doing the N2 challenge. It’s a tough challenge with lots of hills and rewarding descents. The organisation was wonderful. Absolutely first class from the hotels to the en route catering and the evening meals. I met some great people and had the best cycling experience ever. If you fancy a challenge and want to do it in style there really only is one event the “Volta N2 challenge”.

Andy Wentworth - N2 CHALLENGE

"Definitely a challenge but what a fantastic week. A really great tour with beautiful scenery, great hotels and very patient support crew. It was tough at times but I also had lots of laughs with the other riders. This should be on your cycling bucket list."

Marcus Holburn - N2 CHALLENGE

"Just back from VPT's N2 Challenge - awesome week! Adriano and the team did a fantastic job. Great riding, good company, lovely hotels at the end of each stage."

Annalisa Lockett - N2 CHALLENGE

"I have just returned from the September N2 Challenge. What a fantastic journey. The scenery is stunning, the roads are smooth, the hotels are wonderful. Each day has had the WOW factor. Adriano and his team really do look after you, from filling your bidons, to making sure you have eaten plenty at the feed stations, to your luggage being in your room. They do the thinking and planning on your behalf so you can focus on turning the pedals! Highly recommended Volta Pro Tours, already thinking of my next trip with them."

Jeanette Blackburn - N2 CHALLENGE

"What an amazing experience cycling the N2, led by Adriano and the fabulous Volta Pro Tours team. Meticulous attention to detail meant we could get on with cycling and creating friendships and memories without worrying about any of the logistics. It was a tough challenge for which you need to be prepared both mentally and physically - but it’s worth every second of the effort. Portugal is an amazing and beautiful country, best seen on two wheels. This is a week of my life that will last a lifetime. Thank you!"

Nick Wood - N2 CHALLENGE

"Well organised and friendly company who know Portugal inside out. Communication before and during challenge first class. All accommodation and food of really high standard including on the road lunches. The whole ambience of the challenge made it easy to mix and find cyclists of similar ability and outlook. The challenge is hard but made easier by group riding which was encouraged but not mandatory. The N2 route is varied, interesting and with some stunning scenery on mainly quiet roads. Most are in good condition. Adriano and his team are efficient but above all friendly and supportive. Just what is required to make this challenge a joy to do. Would thoroughly recommend."

Ken Flewitt - N2 CHALLENGE

"I have just returned from completing the September N2 Challenge and I would recommend this trip in a heartbeat. From the first contact at Porto Airport I felt 'looked after' by the Volta team. Whilst absolutely professional in their approach, there is a family atmosphere to the organisation which makes you feel this is less about business and more about making sure everyone gets the most from the experience and is just about enjoying riding your bike in Portugal. Ride leaders are encouraging, helpful, knowledgeable & great fun to ride with. The accommodation and food is first class and it's great to make new friends along the way too. I'm sure I will be back riding with Volta Pro Tours again before long. Thank you Adriano, Cinzia and the whole team."

Caroline Scholes - N2 CHALLENGE

"It’s the best cycling I’ve ever done. Quiet roads, fantastic scenery, great climbs. Organisation of the trip is superb. Top quality hotels and great food and wine. Experience of a lifetime."

Pete Hughes - 1000k COAST to COAST

"Great route planning, accommodation, and support from Adriano and the team. Highly recommended for anyone looking for something a little different from French and Italian tours."

Angela Abbott - WOMENS GRAND TOUR

"Highly recommended. Adriano and Cinzia run a really unique cycling tour concept. Lovely people who really cater for all sorts of cyclists. Great experience to also ride with some Pro riders who took the time to always help the riders where needed and impart lots of cycling advise. We did the LadiesTour in October and decided within a week to book another tour for next year with Volta Pro! Mountain tours here we come. Thank you Adriano and Cinzia for your wonderful hospitality in our October trip. Definitely recommend Volta Pro Tours"

Richard Doyle - 1000k COAST to COAST

"A memorable week for all the right reasons (!) - well organised, fantastic accommodation, ideal route including well-placed stops and of course the new friendships! Highly recommended"

Shirley Catharine - GRAND MOUNTAIN TOUR

"I would highly recommend Volta Pro Tours and I cannot wait to sign up for another tour! The team took care of every small detail from start to finish of the trip. The Grand Mountain Tour involved going to a remote and beautiful part of Portugal that I would never have known to explore. The hotel accommodation was excellent and the food very tasty. The intimate size of the group also enabled everyone to have a bespoke experience catered to their level and appetite. The other riders were great company and supportive. Thanks all for a superb week!"

Lorna Rodger - N2 CHALLENGE

"Excellent package, great cycling, great support, great accommodation great food and wine. The Volta Pro Tour team take care of everything from the moment you step off the plane to the moment you get back onto it. You have nothing to worry about apart from pedalling!"

Susan Croswell - N2 CHALLENGE

"I just finished the September N2 Challenge. I have been on many cycling trips over the last 8-10 years and have to say this was the most amazing trip I have done so far. It was so well organized and all you had to do was ride....everything else was awaiting you. It was made extra special with the amazing group of riders we had and even more so by the Volta crew who supported, encouraged, and smiled all the way through. Adriano you put together an amazing group of people to support us including our two pro’s Michael and Chanel."

Astrid Sasse - N2 CHALLENGE

"A fantastic cycling holiday with gradual climbs and sweeping descents. Really well looked after by the support crew - can only recommend!"

Stephen Severs - N2 CHALLENGE

"Fantastic way to see and cycle through all of Portugal on an iconic road route via superb hotels"

Meylina Kandoy - N2 CHALLENGE

"One of the best cycling trips made possible by a professional support crew."

Matthew Hrachovec - N2 CHALLENGE

"A fantastic, well organised event. Executed to allow everyone to enjoy the ride and not have to think about anything else. Chapeau"

David Hansell - N2 CHALLENGE

"I have never done anything this challenging in my life and it likely would not have been possible without the amazing crew from Volta."

John Smith - N2 CHALLENGE

"When you take on a challenge with 26 other riders from all corners of the earth, you might be confident in your own abilities but worried if you will be of an ability to match others. The whole Volta experience allows you to easily find like-minded abilities each day on groups. Truly an amazing team and ‘a bit of me’."

Simon King - 1000k COAST to COAST

"Volta Tours offer a premium service with excellent support for serious riders. Their rides are excellent value and the supply crew are outstanding. Highly recommended!"

Simon Frost - N2 CHALLENGE

"Nothing short of brilliant. Do the preparation and accept the N2 Challenge."

Jorge Gertrudes - N2 CHALLENGE

"Volta Pro Tours in my opinion provide an incredible cycling experience. The atmosphere of the event was amazing and they created this “bubble” feeling where you forget about real life for a whole week. All the thinking and planning is done for you, leaving you just to focus on cycling and chewing! (And there is lots of the latter!). Look forward the next adventure already."

Scott Hall - 1000k COAST to COAST

"Volta Pro Tours provided an experience beyond which I had imagined. Extremely supportive, professional and friendly staff. The cycling experience in Spain and Portugal was spectacular. Loved the remoteness of it. And the hotels and meals…felt like I was royalty. Support on route was exceptional. I was the slowest rider by far and never felt pressured to speed up. Richard the Broom would check in periodically to make sure I was ok, had water and offer encouragement. Most importantly I was never given the hurry up. I was allowed to enjoy the experience and for me that was cycling solo. Thank-you!!"