Bicycle tour in Portugal from Lisbon to Algarve on the Coast
Bicycle tour in Portugal from Lisbon to Algarve on the Coast
Bicycle tour in Portugal from Lisbon to Algarve on the Coast
Bicycle tour in Portugal from Lisbon to Algarve on the Coast
Bicycle tour in Portugal from Lisbon to Algarve on the Coast

Portugal - Atlantic Coast 6 Nights Cycling Tour

from €1,251

From the city of Porto to the small town of São Pedro de Moel, You’ll discover and admire the natural beauty of the different scenery, offering stunning coastal views along the way, and crossing of natural reserves and other like places.You will discover some small beach and villages and enter ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Moderate: 2/5
  • Tour Type
    Self Guided Hybrid or Road Cycling Level 2
  • Availability
    January to June and September to December
  • Duration
    6 Nights / 7 Days
  • Distance
    50 km/day

Day 1 | Arrival Day in Porto, Transfer to Espinho

Transfer from the airport to Porto (20 min) or 3 hrs by train from Lisbon to Porto. From Porto airport or rail station we will transfer you down the coast a little ways to the seaside town of Espinho. You have a fantastic, 5 star, hotel awaiting your arrival tonight with swimming pool and beach views! We will do an orientation with you at the hotel to go over the days ahead and then get you set up on your bikes! Dinner on your own.

Hotel Solverde Spa & Wellness Center


Espinho

Hotel Solverde Spa & Wellness Center

The 5-start Hotel Solverde Spa & Wellness Center is one of the most attractive hotels of greater Porto. With a privileged location, 2 minutes from the city of Espinho and only 15 minutes from Porto, it stands on modern infrastructures providing a service of excellence and bringing together the ideal conditions for leisure and business tourism in the North of Portugal. Inside a 20,000 m2 complex and with direct access to the beach, it offers a pleasant atmosphere of relaxation enriched with the aroma of the salt spray, the magnificent view of the sea and the surrounding landscape.

Bicycle tour in Portugal from Lisbon to Algarve on the Coast

Bicycle tour in Portugal from Lisbon to Algarve on the Coast

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Day 2 | Guided Visit & Tasting of Porto

You have breakfast on your own this morning at the hotel, and then we pick you up for a big day discovering the city of Porto and some of it's famous local produce! Porto is a vibrant city, the grey color of the granitic building stones and the narrow streets and alley make it a fantastic place to wander. From the old middle age quarter, UNESCO Classified to the large avenues of early XX century, Porto has a lot to visit. To explore the city, you will have a tour which pick you up at your hotel and will take you to Porto and vicinity, from the sea front to the more centric historical quarter. This will show all Porto and some of the surroundings, and give you the opportunity to taste traditional food, to have a boat tour navigating the Douro River (think wine!) and finish with a tasting of the famous Porto Wine in a local cellar. All day returning to your hotel for a well deserve rest prior to the start of the bike touring tomorrow.

Hotel Solverde Spa & Wellness Center


Espinho

Hotel Solverde Spa & Wellness Center

The 5-start Hotel Solverde Spa & Wellness Center is one of the most attractive hotels of greater Porto. With a privileged location, 2 minutes from the city of Espinho and only 15 minutes from Porto, it stands on modern infrastructures providing a service of excellence and bringing together the ideal conditions for leisure and business tourism in the North of Portugal. Inside a 20,000 m2 complex and with direct access to the beach, it offers a pleasant atmosphere of relaxation enriched with the aroma of the salt spray, the magnificent view of the sea and the surrounding landscape.

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Day 3 | Bike from Espinho to Aveiro - 60 km

An easy and enjoyable day by the sea, riding flat. The river Vouga Delta (Ria de Aveiro) was formed from the 15th century, with the sea retreat. And nowadays it’s a favorite place to catch shellfish, and to enjoy water sports. The dune system of São Jacinto is a Natural reserve, walks along the beach in the sea front are excellent and birds lover are in a good area to watch wildlife. At São Jacinto catch the ferry to Aveiro. (B)
Total distance: 60km, +190m

Hotel Moliceiro


Aveiro

Hotel Moliceiro

Each one of our customers is Unique, deserves a personalized treatment, adjusted to their needs and pleasure. The Moliceiro cultivates this philosophy supported by the efforts a wonderful Staff, committed to go beyond your expectations on each visit. Charming, romantic and familiar, radiates an atmosphere of rare comfort in each one of its rooms. Carefully decorated, offers a view over the Ria, the interior garden or for the idyllic “Art Noveau” Fish Square.

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Day 4 | Bike from Aveiro to Praia da Mira - 36 km

The day starts going out of Aveiro and its canals to cross to a dune system that close the Ria the Aveiro. Following this huge dune by the inner road you’ll cross small villages looking inland to the calm water of the Ria. By the end of the water arm of the Ria the way enter a small field and vegetables gardens lands to enter the Praia da Mira village. (B)
 
Total distance: 42km, +130m

Macarica Beach Hotel


Praia de Mira

Macarica Beach Hotel

Across the road from the beach in a bright modern building, this upscale hotel with a nautical theme is 8 km from the N 109 highway. It's also 9 km from the Chapel of São Miguel. Featuring bold wall prints, the vibrant rooms come with minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as seating areas. Some have sea views. Upgrades have additional space and/or 4-poster beds, while suites feature coffeemakers and extra beds. A sleek contemporary restaurant serves local cuisine. There's also a bar with floor-to-ceiling windows. Other amenities include a rooftop pool area with a hot tub, a bar and panoramic views, plus a spa with a gym and a sauna.

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Day 5 | Bike from Praia da Mira to Figueira da Foz - 52 km

One day of solitude crossing one of the biggest dune systems covered by a pine tree forest. Here you can feel loneliness while cycling through this immense green scenery, roads are empty and distances between points are much bigger than the previous days. Near Figueira da Foz, the big climb of the day. Then follow downhill into Figueira da Foz and its huge sandy beach. (B)
Total distance: 52km, +420m

Atlantic Hotel & Spa


Figueira da Foz

Atlantic Hotel & Spa

Guests of Sweet Atlantic Hotel can relax in its spacious and stylish public areas, take advantage of its vibrant bar lounge, and enjoy mouthwatering local cuisine at the onsite gourmet restaurant. In addition, guests can appreciate having access to a number of outstanding onsite features

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Day 6 | Bike from Figueira da Foz to Coimbra - 55 km

Departing from Figueira da Foz the bike tour route will go inland leaving the ocean behind as you ride to Coimbra. Starting at the Mondego River, you will follow it along the north bank through agricultural lands until you arrive at Monte-Mor-o-Velho. Overlooking the river from its little hill, this strong castle was for several centuries the border between the Christian world and the Moorish nation. There are tales and history going back to the 9th century. Now it overlooks the rice fields and the Mondego River. Continuing following the channels and the river path until you get near to Coimbra. On top of a hill is the Old quarter, the University, one of the oldest in Europe. Soon you reach the hotel, and then you have time to go explore the narrow streets of the old part of Coimbra. Being a university town, thousands of students make this place a lively one; especially every Thursday evenings and at the end of May with the student festivities. Dinner on your own. (B)
Total distance: 55km, +315m

Hotel Vila Gale Coimbra


Coimbra

Hotel Vila Gale Coimbra

Located in the historic centre of Coimbra, with a stunning view over the Mondego River, Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra is a modern hotel that opened in 2010. The dance was the theme chosen for the decoration of this hotel in Coimbra, which has two restaurants, a bar, a convention and events area, a library and a Satsanga Spa with indoor pool, gym, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and rooms massages. One of the strengths of this hotel in Coimbra, is the wide area outdoor pool with a bar. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi access in all areas. The proximity to the historic centre of Coimbra, allows easy access to major cultural interest areas such as the long staircase Quebra-costas, the Ancient Cathedral, the Church of Santa Cruz, the prestigious University of Coimbra and its majestic library of the eighteenth century, the Botanical Garden, the New Cathedral of the sixteenth century and the National Museum of Machado de Castro. In the downtown area, you will find lively streets, full of typical restaurants, bars and shops. Another place worth a visit is the famous Portugal for the Little Ones (Portugal dos Pequenitos) with replicas of typical Portuguese villages, national monuments and buildings, all in miniature.

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Day 7 | Departure Day

Departure day. After breakfast, transfer to Lisbon or Porto airport included (2.5 hr to Porto). Transfer to Lisbon 65Euro per a person supplement - 2 hr drive or train to Lisbon airport .

Bicycle tour in Portugal from Lisbon to Algarve on the Coast

Bicycle tour in Portugal from Lisbon to Algarve on the Coast

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- All hotel accommodations in 4 and 5 star deluxe properties
- Breakfasts daily featuring elegant buffets
- Luggage transfers between hotels on all transfer days
- Personalized arrival transfer from Porto to the first hotel
- Personalized departure transfer to Porto or Lisbon airport
- Orientation meeting on arrival day with a welcome drink
- Day tour to Porto (pick up and drop off at Hotel, Lunch, Boat tour, wine tasting)
- Bike delivery and return with setup at orientation
- Local traveler support with our local office throughout the trip
- Garmin GPS preprogrammed with all routing for the bike tours
- Supplemental navigation materials with route sheets
- Cell phone for local use only
- Suggestions for visitation on cycling days and dining/lunch stops.
- Pre trip documents including GPX files for personal device if requested
- Customer incentives & post trip offers

Lodging

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:
- Teatro Hotel****
- Hotel Sol Verde Spa & Wellness Center****
- Hotel Molceiro****
- Aparthotel Mira Villas****
-Hotel Atlantico & Spa****
- Hotel Mar e Sol***
 
** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **
Prices
Portugal - Atlantic Coast - 6 nights / Rates from November 2016 - March 26, 2017
Double Occupancy 2 persons:
1251 €/person
Double Occupancy 4 persons:
1189 €/person
Double Occupancy 6 persons:
1127 €/person
Single Supplement*:
330 €/person
Portugal - Atlantic Coast - 6 nights / Rates for 27 March - 26 May (Excluding Easter 7-15 April)
Double Occupancy 2 persons:
1302 €/person
Double Occupancy 4 persons:
1238 €/person
Double Occupancy 6 persons:
1172 €/person
Single Supplement*:
346 €/person
Portugal - Atlantic Coast - 6 nights / Rates for 27 May-28 September and Easter Apr 7-15
Double Occupancy 2 persons:
1396 €/person
Double Occupancy 4 persons:
1326 €/person
Double Occupancy 6 persons:
1256 €/person
Single Supplement*:
473 €/person
Portugal - Atlantic Coast - 6 nights / Rates for 29 Sept - 27 October
(please note July and August are not recommended)
Double Occupancy 2 persons:
1302 €/person
Double Occupancy 4 persons:
1238 €/person
Double Occupancy 6 persons:
1172 €/person
Single Supplement*:
346 €/person


*Single supplement is when 2 or more travel together but stay in separate rooms. An additional supplement of 419 euros applies for SOLO travelers - 1 person traveling alone. Hybrid and Road Bike Rentals are are available, as well as E-bikes; see the Bikes & Gear tab below for details.



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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Porto city, the old town UNESCO Classified.
- Praia da Mira and São Pedro de Moel, small beach towns.
- The Natural Park of the São Jacinto Dunes
- Cape Mondego and its Lighthouse

Need to Know:
- Arrival transfer from Porto airport or train station is included
- Summer months are ok for travel; see below; Avoid high rate Easter break
- Porto/Lisbon departures ok, transfers included
- This moderate tour still requires cycling experience
 
Duration : 7 days & 6 nights
 
Dates : Any date subject to hotel availability and year-round, Best months from May to October. Good to ride during summer as the Atlantic West Coast is a little windy and usually is not too hot for cycling. Spring and beginning of Autumn also good. Customize this trip for groups of 4 or more
 
Level 2-3 : Easy to Moderate - Mostly flat and 100% paved roads; 36-61km ride per day.
 
 

Local Coordinator

Antonio is our on site expert, he lives in Lisbon and cycles all over the country! Antonio will meet you for orientation on arrival day as well as provide emergency support throughout your trip.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.

Bikes Available on This Tour:
Focus brand hybrids or road bikes: For more information and details on this bike, see these links:
Focus Hybrid - male frame and female/mixte
Focus Road Bike - not recommended on this tour.
Hybrid Bike rental rate:  105 Euros. Road bike rental rate: 145 Euros E-bikes: 192 Euros.
Included are:
  • Helmets, (one size fits all).
  • Cell Phone for local calling
  • GPS navigation (1 per couple or group)
  • Handlebar bag with map reader
  • 1 bottle cage/hybrid bike and 2 bottle cages/road bike with bottles (2 per person)
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit included
  • Lock included
  • Frame pump and floor pump included


  • Note: Hybrid bikes can also be equipped with a cantilevered rear rack and top mount bag as shown. This must be requested in advance, no supplement if requested.
    This trip is 100% paved but has a 6km section where the pavement is so bad that we can only recommend hybrids on this trip.
    Pedals: flat pedal provided, or SPD road if requested. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed.

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