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On the last day cross the hills of Sintra to the top on its mystic environment with time to stop and visit the incredible Franciscan Capuchin Convent with its tiny cells. Installed in the rock and lined with cork, the convent is a telling example of the humble and austere existence of the Franciscan friars who lived there. Continue riding to the Atlantic Ocean and get to the most western point in Continental Europe - Cape Roca, a promontory rising 150m from the sea. Discover impressive beaches nestling between cliffs artistically sculpted out by the sea – unique coastal scenery! This tour end with a scenic easy ride along the coast to get to Cascais, a beautiful city by the Ocean.

Ride pine forests passing through beautiful beaches. Get to an incredible view point on a cliff from where you will admire Nazaré, a typical Portuguese fisherman village, where the fishermen dry the fish under the sun. Nazaré is also famous as it is the place where the famous surfer Garret McNamara has surfed the biggest wave ever with 30m on January 2013. The tour continues along the coast with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Arrive to Óbidos, the most beautiful and well preserved medieval village in Portugal, with an incredible castle on top.

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TRIP INFORMATION

ATLANTIC WEST COAST & SINTRA CYCLING IS AN INCREDIBLE CYCLING TOUR OVER THE ATLANTIC WEST COAST OF EUROPE!

Visit typical fisherman villages and pass by Nazaré, the place where the famous surfer Garret McNamara has surfed the biggest wave ever with 30m on January 2013. Discover the most well preserved medieval village in Portugal, Óbidos and feel the history walking on medieval roads. Discover Sintra - UNESCO World Heritage, a land of castles and palaces. The trip finishes after passing the most western point in Europe - "Roca" Cape.

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PRICES

THE ITINERARY

Welcome at LISBON airport or hotel.

Transfer from Lisbon to São Pedro de Moel (01h45)

SÃO PEDRO DE MOEL to ÓBIDOS

ÓBIDOS to PENICHE

PENICHE to ERICEIRA

After a start this day the route will go inland on the first half showing you different scenery. Typical villages, white houses with red roof and beautiful countryside will invigorate you on another great cycling day!

Approaching the Ocean you will go by an incredible valley of limestone with vibrant green Mediterranean vegetation. Get to the beach and you can touch the fine sand again! Follow then a cycle path with great blue ocean views from above the cliffs till you get to Santa Cruz with its beautiful beach. After another inland section you will get to you destination – Ericeira, the Portuguese Mecca of Surf. Ericeira is also one of the most beautiful fisherman villages.

ERICEIRA to SINTRA

On the third day you will arrive and discover Sintra Natural Park and Hills, ending your day cycling on a constantly up and down. You will pass Monserrate where you can stop and visit the gardens and the fantastic Palace. The palace was recovered from the ruins of a neo-gothic mansion by the British millionaire Francis Cook in the 19th century; this is a unique and exquisite example of Romanticism. Its gardens are one of the most beautiful landscape creations, including an extraordinary botanical collection of species originated from all over the world and creating contrasting sceneries along winding footpaths among ruins, corners, small lakes and waterfalls. Arrive to the beautiful village of Sintra, a UNESCO site. If you arrive early or if you have a free day here you can go up on the mountain and finding the incredible Moorish Castle dating back to the 8th Century. Also worthwhile a visit is the outstanding Pena Palace finding a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts and walkways on one of the highest mountain peaks of Sintra.

SINTRA to CASCAIS

DEPARTURE to LISBON

Transfer from Cascais to Lisbon (00h30).

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Start this day going to the coast and cycling close to a beautiful lagoon. Arrive to the Atlantic Ocean where the lagoon joins the Ocean – a great place with a gorgeous beach! Continue towards south and you will discover an incredible village on a very small peninsula that looks almost like an island! If the tide permits, you will cycle on the cobalt road around the village felling the wind coming from the sea! Get then to Peniche, a city full of fishing traditions. Peniche is also on another peninsula but this time a bigger one. The route will follow a scenic road by the cliffs where you can admire incredible rock formations building dramatic figures and landscapes. Get to the beautiful Carvoeiro Cape, and continue going around till you return to Peniche. On this day remember, the numerous restaurants located in the Peniche peninsula serve outstanding variety of seafood.

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ATLANTIC WEST COAST & SINTRA

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

38 - 73 km

Trip Duration

7 days & 6 nights

Daily Elevation

650 - 1.000 meters

FROM

695 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

7 days | 6 nights

 

START | END

S. Pedro de Moel | Cascais

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

38 - 73km per day

 

ROUTE

100% paved roads

 

PROFILE

Mostly roads close to the sea with some inland sections, some short but steep uphills

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR MAP

  • Stunning coastal riding;

  • Medieval village of Óbidos, with an incredible castle on top;

  • Incredible rock formations on the cliffs and the beautiful Carvoeiro Cape;

  • Sintra UNESCO World Heritage;

  • Ride passing some beautiful beaches and small villages by the sea;

  • Ride on pine forests passing by beautiful beaches;

  • Peniche Peninsula, a city full of fishing traditions;

  • Cascais, a beautiful city by the sea;

  • Traditional food and fresh fish from the Atlantic Coast; 

  • Roca Cape, the most western point on the European mainland.

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

Guided

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

OPTIONAL

SERVICES

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

GPS (each)

 

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 5 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

(bike equipment included)

+ 339€

+ 65€

 

 

+150€

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 5 days cycling)

Carbon Road Bike

(bike equipment included)

+150€

INCLUDED

Available upon request Available upon request Check our Calendar to join a group

(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05.

29.09. - 27.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 28.09.

 

 

695 €

+ 249 €

 

 

 

795 €

+ 269 €

 

 

 

 

895 €

+ 359 €

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05.

29.09. - 27.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 28.09.

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1.399 €

+ 249 €

 

 

 

1.499 €

+ 269 €

 

 

 

 

1.599 €

+ 359 €

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CARBON ROAD BIKE

180€

BIKE RENTALS

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Prices are per person & 5 days cycling.

If it's not available, Portugal Nature Trails provides equivalent.

ARRIVAL in LISBOA

Hotel Mar e Sol

Day

1

Day

2

Hotel Real D´Óbidos

52km, +500m

MH Peniche

Day

3

Day

4

Vila Galé Ericeira

73km, +800m

52km, +500m

Sintra Boutique Hotel

Day

5

Day

6

Vila Galé Cascais

40km, +1000m

38km, +800m

Day

7

NOTE

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

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6 nights lodging on Superior Accommodation.

Breakfast included

 

Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day of the Tour

 

Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS/OPO

 

Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

Pre departure Information Pack

 

Tour Information

 

5 days of guided Tour

 

5 nourishing and energtic picnics

 

Dinners to be organised by our guide.

(Payment individually at location, not included in the price Tour)

 

Daily fruit, energy bars and water

 

Back-up Vehicle

6 nights lodging on Superior Accommodation.

Breakfast included

 

Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS/OPO

 

Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

Pre departure Information Pack

 

Tour Information

 

Information Book (includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps, GPS Device Quick Manual)

delivered at departure day at location

 

GPS Track and Device

 

Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

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The equipment packed with the bikes is handle-bar bag, rear bag, rear rack, pedals, gps, helmet, water botles, tools and pump.

See them here: Bike Equipment