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Portugal – Obidos Heritage and Coastal 7 Nights Cycling

Portugal by bike, cycling from Obidos to Lisbon by the coastStart this tour right in the most beautiful Medieval Town of Portugal - Obidos. Originally a Roman village, it was taken from the Moors in 1148. Its castle is classified as a national monument and it is a perfect example of a medieval fortress. Ride to the coast passing a beautiful lagoon with a beautiful beach and discover Peniche Peninsula. You will ride south sometimes along the sea admiring the beautiful view and sometimes inland on a hillier region along agrarian fields with different crops and different colours. You will pass Monserrate Palace where you can stop and visit the gardens and the fantastic Monserrate Palace. In Sintra village you will have a day off your bike and hike in this amazing scenery going up on the mountain and finding the incredible Moorish Castle dating back to the 8th Century. Continue riding until you get to the Atlantic Ocean on the westernmost point on the European mainland, the headland of Roca Cape, a promontory rising 150m from the sea. Your tour end with a scenic easy ride along the coast to get to Cascais, a beautiful city by the Ocean.

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Tour Details

Tour Details


Region: Lisbon Region (north), crossing National Park Sintra-Cascais and Sintra UNESCO World Heritage
Dates: All year long; Dec-Feb can be cold and rainy

Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights / 5 days cycling / 1 day walking

Level: 3+ Moderate, average 45 km/day but hilly (865m up average)
Self-guided and supported tour
Terrain and route: 100% paved surfaces, hilly with some strong short ascents

Accommodation: 7 nights (6 nights 4* Hotels). A number of dining options exist in or within
short walk of each property. All accommodations include private bathroom and a variety of
other amenities.

Pure Local Expert Support

Antonio & Jose are our on site experts, they live in Lisbon and cycle all over their country! Antonio will meet you for orientation on arrival day as well as provide emergency support throughout your trip.

Tour Highlights

1) Visit and stay at Sintra UNESCO World Heritage
2) The beautiful romantic architecture of Pena National Palace
3) The beauty of Cascais / Sintra National Park
4) Visit historic Castles and Palaces
5) Tasty Portuguese fresh fish and wines
6) Taste Sintra famous “travesseiros”, a special crumbly almond pastry
7) “Roca” Cape - the western-most point of Continental Europe
8) Peniche and Baleal peninsulas
9) Obidos - the most well preserved medieval town in Portugal
10) Obidos castle and its high medieval walls

Local Coordinator

Our local guides and experts are available by phone to assist during your trip with any kind of emergency, breakdown (except flats), and if due to weather or other reason you need to arrange a transfer.  

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Day 1 | Arrival Day & Orientation

Arriving in Lisbon, we can meet you at your hotel or at the airport and then transfer you to a very nice 4* hotel in Nazare. (2 hour driving time).We will bring the bikes and give you an orientation and tour overview after getting you checked in at the hotel. Free time to visit Nazare after on your own. Dinner on your own in a local restaurant; we provide suggestion in the medieval village.  

Hotel Miramar and Spa



It is 700 meters far from the beach of Nazaré (a 10 minute walk), in an ideal location overlooking the ocean. The Miramar Hotel & Spa has 40 rooms. The hotel has also the Mar Aberto Wine bar Restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, entertainment and lounge area with pool table, TV, computer with internet access for guests.

Rates | What's Included | Bike Info

Rates & Services


Portugal - Obidos Heritage & Coastal Riding - 7 nights / Rates from November to March

Double Occupancy:

1258 €/person

Single Supplement:

375 €/person

Portugal - Obidos Heritage & Coastal Riding - 7 nights / Rates for April and May

Double Occupancy:

1322 €/person

Single Supplement:

395 €/person

Portugal - Obidos Heritage & Coastal Riding - 7 nights / Rates for June to October

(please note that because of the heat and crowds we do not recommend going in July & August)

Double Occupancy:

1479 €/person

Single Supplement:

525 €/person

Hybrid Bike Rentals are are available for a supplement of 95 euros or Road bikes for 160 Euros. Please see the Bike information below for details.


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What's Included

- All lodging in top quality 4 star hotels
- Breakfast daily
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- Arrival transfer from Lisbon to the first hotel
- Return transfer to Lisbon at the end of the tour
- Detailed orientation upon arrival day 1
- Bike delivery and pickup
- Local Lisbon based emergency support
- Cell phone (for local calls only)
- Riding routes with maps and cue sheets
- Suggestions for visitation and dining
- All taxes


Accommodations: 3 and 4 star hotels in convenient locations in each town. All lodging includes private bathroom and a variety of other amenities. Hotels include: 
- Hotel Mira Mar and Spa****
- Hotel Real de Óbidos****
- Hotel Soleil Peniche ***
- Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira****
- Sintra Boutique Hotel****
- Hotel Vila Galé Cascais****
** Please see Itinerary tab for more information ** 

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Bike Info

Bikes Available on This Tour:

Giant hybrids 

For more information and details on this bike, see these links:

Giant Roam Hybrid - male frame | Giant Rove Hybrid - mixte frame | Focus Road Bikes

Hybrid Bike rental rate:  95 Euros. Road bike rental rate: 160 Euros Included are:
  • Helmets, (one size fits all).
  • Computer (odometer)
  • GPS navigation (1 per couple or group)
  • Pannier for hybrids - 1 per bike standard.
  • Handlebar bag with map reader for hybrids
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit included
  • Lock included
  • Frame pump included
  • Note: Road bikes are available, however, lots of dirt roads on this trip make the hybrid version/routes the most interesting to access beaches and escape the traffic. Road versions are similar in distance to the above quoted distances, but different routes.

    Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you bring your own pedals, please bring your own wrench to remove them from the bike at the end of the tour.

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