Ericeira
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From Lisbon: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour

1. From Lisbon: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour

First stop will be Azenhas do Mar, a scenic village on the coast built in the "Portuguese Soft Style". Continue along the coast, passing by steep cliffs and wild beaches. Arrive in Ericeira, a village known for its blue and white buildings, as well as its lively food scene. Enjoy free time to explore the village at your own pace and have lunch. After lunch, head to Jose Franco, a working village and open-air museum that showcases the traditional culture and handicrafts of the área. End your tour with a visit to the magnificent Palace of Mafra, a masterpiece from the eighteenth century and one of the most important buildings in the Portuguese Baroque style. The palace is home to 92 bells, 1200 rooms, and over 4,700 doors and windows. It also hosts the oldest library in Portugal with about 36,000 volumes. Enjoy a tour of the site with your dedicated guide, who will share interesting facts and stories about the monument.

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Lisbon: Ericeira, Mafra Rural Beach and Wine Tour

2. Lisbon: Ericeira, Mafra Rural Beach and Wine Tour

Your journey begins with a morning pickup at your hotel in Lisbon, Cascais, Ericeira, or Sintra. From there, enjoy a brief ride to Mafra, about 40 minutes from Lisbon. Mafra’s convent is a masterpiece from the eighteenth century and one of the most important monuments of Portugal, unique for its two carillons with 92 bells, 1200 rooms, over 4,700 doors, and windows and the oldest library in the country with about 36,000 volumes of books and transcripts. After Mafra venture to the quaint Portuguese one-of-a-kind village of José Franco. This man was a sculptor and a poet who decided to build a living museum to show the customs, labor activities, and other aspects of Portuguese rural life back in his time in 1945. The result is a giant museum made into a village! Next, head to Ericeira, the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe and 2nd in the world. It is a touristic village also known for its blue and white colored streets and houses. In Ericeira enjoy some free time, for possibly a leisurely Portuguese lunch (not included) or a stroll through the town and by the seaside. Last but not least, to finish this exclusive day, head to an exquisite winery and cellar for a tasting and historical experience that will provide you with a fascinating insight into the world of Portugal’s wine production. A family-run business welcomes you to an entertaining and enlightening tour around wines and cellars to discover the secrets of the wine-making process. Learn how wine is produced and enjoy a tasting session of six different wines (four local wines and two other magnificent wines) accompanied by local bread and olives.  

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From Lisbon: Mafra and Ericeira Private Day Trip

3. From Lisbon: Mafra and Ericeira Private Day Trip

Choose your own adventure with an expert guide and embark on an exciting day trip from Lisbon. Allow your guide to suggest the best locations and restaurants and design your journey to suit your wishes.  Perhaps make a visit to Mafra Palace, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a magnificent library, or discover the stunning World Surfing Reserve of Ericeira on the western coast of Portugal. Embark on a train tour through an enchanting forest or visit the charming village of José Franco. Discover delicious Portuguese cuisine along the way and customize your experience with your guide as you go.

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Ericeira: 2-Hour World Surfing Reserve Private Bike Tour

4. Ericeira: 2-Hour World Surfing Reserve Private Bike Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour private bike tour around the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe. See its 7 magnificent wave hotspots that keep bringing surf lovers back to Ericeira, home to regional and international surf competitions alike.  Benefit from a route tailored to your group by your guide, with some challenging climbs and relatively easy single tracks. Expect mostly single-track and dirt roads, with a few paved roads and great sightseeing all around.  Head across Ericeira’s cliffs and it's amazing coastline with your guide. Embrace the 20km-ride with 300m climb on a tour for all kinds of mountain bike riders. Contrast the cliffs with Ericeira’s rural countryside in the natural park and hidden bays with beautiful beaches. See well-known hotspot such as Ribeira d’Ilhas and Coxos.

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Ericeira, Cabo da Roca: E-Bike Tour

5. Ericeira, Cabo da Roca: E-Bike Tour

Journey through varied scenery and terrain with a stunning route with a great mix between coastal landscape and countryside. Marvel at the impressive coastline cliffs of Ericeira, Cabo da Roca, and the rural countryside of the Sintra Natural Park. Discover stunning views, riding an electrical bicycle, be surrounded by good people, and be in contact with nature. Whether you are an experienced bike rider or beginner, this tour is for every kind of explorer. The ride will take around 5 hours and you will complete a distance of about 70 km along the coast. Expect some challenging climbs and relatively easy single tracks, with great sightseeing all around. The route will be tweaked for your group by your guide. Expect some challenging climbs and relatively easy single tracks along the journey.

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Ericeira: Private Sunset Bike Tour

6. Ericeira: Private Sunset Bike Tour

Watch the sunset while you ride your bike through Europe's only World Surfing Reserve Ericeira. Take in the peaceful atmosphere of this special time of the day while you cycle along the coast on one side and the beautiful Portuguese countryside on the other. Ride along breathtaking cliffs and through rural landscapes on this 12-mile (20 kilometer) long mountain bike tour. Expect mostly single tracks, dirt  and paved roads, challenging climbs and great sightseeing all around. A private tour not only for experienced mountain bike riders, but for all kind of explorers.

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