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  Activity

  • Road Bike

  Duration

  • 8 days Tour - 7 days cycling;

  Accommodation

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

  Price

From 1300€

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Porto - Sintra - Lisbon Road Bike

The Atlantic Route Porto to Sintra/Lisbon takes you on a journey connecting the two major cities in Portugal. The previous granitic stile medieval capital in the north: Porto, and the actual capital of Portugal: the fashionable Lisbon. Discover a very unique and diverse country full of natural beauty, different sceneries and stunning coastal views while cycling amidst natural reserves and breathtaking beaches. Enjoy the life of the big cities and the Portuguese flavour of the small coastal towns. Historical places and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Porto, Lisbon or Sintra will enchant you and the delicious food and welcoming people will make your experience memorable.

 Day by Day

 Day 1 - Reception of the participants and Briefing

Welcome to Porto! Our guide will transfer you from the airport (20 min) to this amazing city with its indescribable 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.

 


Accommodation in Porto


 Day 2 -  Cycling:  Porto - Aveiro 90 Km + 300

A fresh day by the sea!! You will also have some pine tree forests to cross and relax along some easy and flat roads leading you to Ria de Aveiro.
The river Vouga Delta (Ria de Aveiro) is a shallow coastal lagoon connected to the Atlantic Ocean. It’s unique mesotidal wetland area has several branches forming islands and it is a pleasure to ride along. Arrive at the dune system of São Jacinto, an incredible natural reserve home to many valuable species and perfect to watch some wildlife. At last, this is where you will catch the ferry that will take you to our own little Portuguese Venice - “Aveiro”.

Accommodation in Aveiro




 Day 3 - Cycling: Aveiro - Figueira da Foz 57 Km + 400 m

One day of peace and quiet crossing one of the biggest dune systems exhibiting a pine tree forest. Here you can feel the nature and the silence while cycling through this immense green scenery. By the end, you will go up Serra da Boa Viagem (Good Journey Hill) and stop to enjoy the great view of the Atlantic! Finish by going down to the lighthouse of Cape Mondego and continuing to the touristic town of Figueira da Foz known by its enormous beach front.

Accommodation in Figueira da Foz


 Day 4 -  Cycling: Figueira da Foz - São Pedro de Moel 62 Km + 550 m

The day starts crossing the bridge over de Mondego River and for some kilometres you will follow a once important road N109 until you reach Carriço. There you will enter the cycling path named the Atlantic Way, and again the long pine forest will enchant you with its fresh fragrance. This forest was planted to build the fleet of the adventurous Portuguese discoverers of the seas. On your way, you will pass by some small beaches and in some places the feeling of being alone is overwhelming. However, distances are not as big as the day before. Places like Pedrogão or Vieira Beach and São Pedro de Moel are like oases in the countryside of covered pine forest dunes.

Accommodation in São Pedro de Moel


 Day 5 Cycling: São Pedro de Moel - Óbidos 67 Km + 850 m

You are halfway through the tour, and the excitement never stops. Leave S. Pedro de Moel and ride the coast until the epic cliff off Nazaré, a typical Portuguese fishing village, where they dry the fish under the sun. Continue to Óbidos, the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval village in Portugal, with an incredible castle on top. Feel the middle ages theme in the air as you let this beautiful place put a spell on you.

Accommodation in Óbidos


 Day 6 - Cycling: Óbidos - Peniche 52 Km + 550 m

This day begins close to Óbidos lagoon which at some point joins the ocean – a wonderful place with a gorgeous beach! Continue towards the south and you will discover great rock formations, Carvoeiro Cape and the incredible town of Peniche, a peninsula. Take this opportunity to savour a variety of fresh fish and seafood at the numerous restaurants located in Peniche.

Accommodation in Peniche


   Day 7 - Cycling: Peniche to Santa Cruz 73 Km + 900 m

Today you start by the sea, but soon go inland where a different scenery shows up. Typical villages, white houses with red roof and beautiful countryside will invigorate you! Through incredible valleys of limestone with vibrant green Mediterranean vegetation, you will approach your final destination – Ericeira, the Portuguese Mecca of Surf. Ericeira is also one of the most typical fishing villages and will be your home for the night.

Accommodation in Santa Cruz


   Day 8 -  Cycling: Santa Cruz - Sintra 43 Km + 850 m

Sintra Natural Park and hills will be the set for today’s adventures cycling on a constantly up-and-down. But before, delight yourself with some of the stunning places Sintra has to offer, like Monserrate Palace, where you stop and visit an unique and exquisite example of Romanticism. Arriving at the village of Sintra, a UNESCO site, you have the rest of the day to explore. Worth a visit is the astonishing Pena Palace, finding a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts and walkways on one of the highest mountain peaks of Sintra. Cross the hills to the top and be engulfed by the mystic environment close to Franciscan Capuchin Convent built in the rock and lined with cork. Continue riding to the Atlantic Ocean and get to westernmost point of Continental Europe - Roca Cape, a promontory rising 150m above the sea. Enjoy the view, take memorable photos and at the end we will pick you up and transfer you to Lisbon.

Accommodation in Lisbon

 


   Day 9 - Departure

This is it! It went by so fast. Today it is time to put all the incredible memories on your luggage and say goodbye. It has certainly been a great adventure and we truly want you to come back and discover more of Portugal’s infinite beautiful trails.



Prices


SEASON A

From 1st January to 26th May

1st October to 31st December


2 people
Self-Guided  1380€ 

4 or more people
Self-Guided 1300€

Prices per person (2 people in a double)
Single Suplement 310€.

Road Bike rental: 210€

 

SEASON B

From 27th May to 26th June

1st September to 30th September


2 people
Self- Guided 1460€ 

4 or more people
Self- Guided 1380€ 

Prices per person (2 people in a double)
Single Suplement 380€

Road Bike rental: 210€

 Bike bags transport 30€

July, August and Easter prices upon request 

Map of the Tour

Included

  • 8 Nights lodging on Comfort | Superior Accommodation Double / Twin room. Breakfast Included
  • Transfer on day of arrival from arrival Airport (OPO) to the first Hotel.
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Transfer from last Hotel to Airport (LIS)
  • Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel on every day of the Tour
  • Tour Information (detailed description of the Daily stages)
  • Pre departure Information Pack (Travel Check list, Terms & Conditions, general Travel Information about Portugal)
  • Information Book (includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps, GPS Device Quick Manual). Delivered on arrival day
  • GPS Tracks
  • GPS Device
  • Liability and personal accidents Insurance
  • Mobile Phone (free to call us 24h / day)

Tour info

 TOUR GRADE

FIT

DISTANCE

43 — 90 Km/ day

ROUTE

100% paved road

PROFILE

First half flat, second half mostly moderately hilly with some short but steep ascents/descents