BRIEFING AND TRANSFERS
Authentic Trails offers a transfer service from the airports to the beginning and final stops of our tours. Depending on the tour, it may be shared and follow certain timetables, or private and booked according to the airline schedules.
First contact with our team
After the customers pass through costums, they must go to the left toward the Meeting Point (a yellow sign). As most of our bike tours transfers are shared, this is the best place to gather all the customers. At the Meeting Point, the customer will find will find a member of our staff holding a sign saying ‘Portugal Biking Tours’ or with their name on it.
A briefing with key information about the booked tour and equipment will be given to the customers before the tour starts. Our briefing focuses more on the technical aspects of the tour, such as how to use the GPS device and all the provided gear, as well as on the adjustment of the bicycles for use. Your printed documentation will be given at this point.
Standard Shared transfers
These transfers are included in the standard tour package and have specific schedule and starting days. This does not mean that you will be doing a tour along with other persons, but only that your transfer is made with more customers.
Some tours, such as the Porto to Lisbon and the Douro Valley tours have transfers within the tour. These are also shared transfers and they occur at specific times.
The detailed information on the transfers, can be found in each bike tour file.
Any transfer which is not at our standard assigned time and location is considered a private transfer.These transfers are always subject to availability due to logistical reasons and a fee will be applied according to each tour.
Extra transfers to the ones already included in the tour package are managed as private transfers and always work upon request.
Location for a private transfer: as desired