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  Activity

  • Road Bike

  Duration

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

  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 style 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 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.

Porto is a coastal city in the northwest of Portugal and its known for its imposing bridges and port wine production. In the medieval district of Ribeira, on the banks of the river, explore the narrow cobblestone streets that pass between the houses. Two of the main attactions are the São Francisco Church - known for its lush baroque interior with ornate gilded carvings; and the sumptuous 19th-century Palácio da Bolsa - a stock market built to impress potential European investors.

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


 Day 2 -  Porto - Aveiro

DISTANCE: 90 KM
SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT 

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”.

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

Accommodation in Aveiro


 Day 3 - Aveiro - Figueira da Foz

DISTANCE: 57.5 KM
DIFFICULT

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. At 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.

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

Accommodation in Figueira da Foz


 Day 4 - Figueira da Foz - São Pedro de Moel

DISTANCE: 62.5 KM 
SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT

The day starts crossing the bridge over de Mondego River and for some kilometers you will follow an 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. Places like Pedrogão or Vieira Beach and São Pedro de Moel are like oases in the countryside of covered pine forest dunes.

Places to visit: Norte and Nazaré beaches, Nazaré Lighthouse

Accommodation in São Pedro de Moel


 Day 5 - São Pedro de Moel - Óbidos

DISTANCE: 68 KM 
SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT

You are halfway through the tour, and the excitement never stops. Leave S. Pedro de Moel and ride the coast until the epic cliff of 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.

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

Accommodation in Óbidos


 Day 6 - Óbidos - Peniche

DISTANCE: 52.5 KM 
EASY

This day begins close to the 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.

Places to visit: Baleal beach, Carvoeiro Cape, Peniche Fortress, Supertubos beach

Accommodation in Peniche


   Day 7 - Peniche - Santa Cruz

DISTANCE: 74 KM 
SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT

Today you start by the sea, but soon go in land where a different scenery shows up. Typical villages, white houses with red roofs and the 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.

Places to visit: Formosa beach, Areia Branca beach

Accommodation in Santa Cruz


   Day 8 - Santa Cruz - Sintra

DISTANCE: 44 KM 
DIFFICULT

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, an 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 the Franciscan Capuchin Convent built in the rocks 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.

Places to visit: Sintra village and Palace, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Monserrate Palace, Seteais, Mouros Castle, Roca Cape, try some queijadas and travesseiros

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

(per person)


SEASON A

From January 1st to May 26th

October 1st to December 31st


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 May 27th to June 26th

September 1st to September 30th 


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

  • Accomodation 8 nights - 3*/4* Hotel and Charming Lodge 
  • 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 transport from accommodation to accommodation
  • 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)

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.