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  Activity

  • Cycling
  • Hybrid Bike
  • E Bike

  Duration

  • 7 days Tour - 5 days cycling
  • Difficulty: medium

  Accommodation

7 nights - 3*/4* Hotels and Charming
Lodge

  Price

From 990€

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Cycling from Porto to Óbidos: from the North to the Centre of Portugal!

On this tour you will get to know part of the Portuguese coast, that varies from cliffs, sand dunes, beaches and typical fishermen villages. Throughout the 5 different phases of this week, you'll have the opportunity to learn about our culture and try our incredible gastronomy.
Besides this, many landscapes and villages will make this an unforgettable experience for you!

 Day by Day

 Day 1 - Reception and briefing 

Meeting with the guests at the hotel for the briefing. 

Welcome to Porto, a city full of mysticism. Take the rest of the day off to experience the city, taste the food, go to the top of the hills to see the superb view and interact with the lovely people. Your journey starts here. Porto its known for its wines, the many bridges that cross the river, the gastronomy, the old and contemporary architecture, and let's not forget - its World Heritage by UNESCO! 

Places to visit: Luís I bridge, Lello bookstore, Clérigos church, Bolsa palace, Gardens of the Crystal Palace, Music House, Aliados Avenue, Cais da Ribeira, Bolhão market, Ribeirinha area, try Port Wine and a Francesinha 

Accommodation in Porto -  HF Tuela Porto or similar
http://www.hfhotels.com/hoteis/hf-tuela-porto-pt 

 Day 2 - From Porto to Furadouro, 45 Km

This track starts in Porto, follows the river side and crosses the D.Luís Bridge. Moving south, you will pass by many points of interest. The path is peaceful and mostly plan, shifting from bicycle paths and secundary roads. Enjoy this day to have a relaxed ride.

Places to visit: Furadouro beach

LEVEL: EASY 
DISTANCE: 45 KM
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 280 M 
PAVEMENT: 25 KM 
DIRT ROAD: 0 KM 
CYCLING PATH: 20 KM 

Accommodation in Furadouro – Furadouro Hotel or similar 
http://www.furadourohotel.com/ 

 Day 3 - From Furadouro to Aveiro, 40 Km 

When leaving Furadouro, for a big part of the track you'll cycle along the Aveiro Channel. In the fishermen village of São Jacinto, catch the boat to cross the channel, and enjoy this breath-taking 15 min ride. On the other side of the bank, hop back on your bike and ride to Aveiro, where this day finishes. Aveiro has beautiful channels with the typical boats, and the city is incredibly gorgeous! Make sure you try "ovos-moles", one of the best typical desserts. 

Places to visit: Costa Nova and Barra beaches, Aveiro Lighthouse, Moliceiro trip on the Aveiro channel

LEVEL: EASY 
DISTANCE: 40 KM
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 100 M
PAVEMENT: 38 KM 
DIRT ROAD: 0 KM 
CYCLING PATH: 0 KM 

Accommodation in Aveiro - Hotel Las Americas or similar 
http://www.hotelasamericas.com/ 

 Day 4 - From Aveiro to Figueira da Foz, 75 Km

This is the longest track, but it is a chill one, so don't be alarmed! Once again, when leaving Aveiro, the track will take you along the beautiful channel for a while, and at the end you will arrive at the Mira beach. Next, follow tracks in between olive groves until you reach the area of Quiaios, where the climb up the Serra da Boa Viagem starts. The climb will require a little effort, but it will be worth it once you see the amazing view from up above! Now the only way is down, and this day finishes at Figuera da Foz. Enjoy to get some sun at the beach!

Places to visit: Figueira beach, Soto Maior Palace, Cabo Mondego viewpoint, Engenheiro Silva Market

LEVEL: MEDIUM
DISTANCE: 75 KM
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 500 M 
PAVEMENT: 42 KM 
DIRT ROAD: 18 KM
CYCLING PATH: 15 KM 

Accommodation in Figueira da Foz - Universal Boutique Hotel or similar 
http://www.universalboutiquehotel.pt/ 

 Day 5 - From Figueira da Foz to S. Pedro de Moel, 60 Km

Another beautiful and calm day to enjoy the small villages and pretty beaches. Leaving town requires a little care, as the bridge over the Mondego River has some traffic, but other than that, this day is to purely appreciate. The main points of this track are the Pedrogão and Vieira beaches. 

Places to visit: Norte and Nazaré beaches, Nazaré Lighthouse

LEVEL: MEDIUM
DISTANCE: 59 KM 
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 400 M 
PAVEMENT: 31 KM 
DIRT ROAD: 3 KM 
BYCICLE PATH: 25 KM

Accommodation in São Pedro de Moel - Hotel Mar e Sol or similar
http://www.hotelmaresol.com/ 

 Day 6 - From São Pedro de Moel to Óbidos, 65 Km

This last day is extremely interesting! On the path to Óbidos we highlight Nazaré and São Martinho do Porto, where the sea forms a seashell shaped bay. Nazaré is still one of the most typical fishing villages, with a tradition of drying the fish in the sun. Spot the ladies that still wear the typical dresses, they have 7 skirts! 

This is the track with the most ups and downs, but without any major difficulties. The way between Venda Nova and São Martinho do Porto follows an outstanding view over the cliff. Lastly, Óbidos will definitly catch your attention, as it is a village built within the walls of an old castle, that still remains a lot as it it was! Grab a chocolat cup and try their sweet and typical drink - Ginginha. This medieval village is, without a question, the perfect spot to end this trip! 

Places to visit: Óbidos village and castle, Porta da Nossa Senhora da Piedade, medieval market, drink a Ginginha in a chocolat cup

LEVEL: MEDIUM
DISTANCE: 65 KM
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 800 M 
PAVEMENT: 49 KM 
DIRT ROAD: 6 KM 
BYCICLE PATH: 10 KM 

Accommodation in Óbidos - Hotel the Literary Man or similar
http://www.theliteraryman.pt/ 

 Day 7 - Back to Lisbon

Start the day by saying goodbye to our trusted bicycles and leave to the bus station (2 minutes walk from the hotel). Now it's time to go back to Lisbon, an opportunity to seat down and enjoy the Portuguese landscape.

In Lisbon you will stay in a central hotel, and the city is now your canvas to do whatever you feel like.

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the centre of a multifaceted region that appeals to different tastes and senses. In a city that has been receiving many and different cultures from far and wide distances over time, today you can still feel the village breath on every historical neighbourhood. You can walk through the grid of streets in Baixa Pombalina that opens to the Praça do Comércio and, following the river, get to know some of the most beautiful places in the city: the monumental area of Belém with World Heritage monuments, medieval neighbourhoods, and also areas with more recent or contemporary leisure facilities, such as the Parque das Nações and the Docks. 

Places to visit: Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, Padrão do Descobrimentos, São Jorge Castle, Praça do Comércio, Chiado, Parque das Nações

Accommodation in Lisbon - Hotel Mirapaque or similar
https://www.miraparque.com/en/ 

Prices
1,040€ per person
4 or more people - 990€ per person


Single Supplement 280€
Minimum 2 people (sharing a double/twin)
Hybrid-bikes 100€
e-bikes - 160€ per bike

Map of the Tour

Included

  • Accommodation 7 nights - 3*/4* Hotels and Charming Lodge

  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation

  • Bicycle, Bags, Helmet and Road Book

  • Assistance during the 5 cycling days

  • GPS device with tracks

  • Personal accident Insurance

  • Bus ticket to Lisbon 

Levels

Easy - Very few hills and the existing hills are not steep.
Medium - Some hills that are not steep or only few hills but steep.
Difficult - Several hills of all types.

The participants should take into account the terrain and the km/miles of each route and be sure to check in advance that they are in good physical condition to do it.