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TRIP INFORMATION

The Easy Atlantic Way is a cycling tour that follows the coastline of north central Portugal discovering some of the cultural and natural beauties of this land. The route starts at Porto, a vibrant city full of history and culture to unveil, it’s a renowned place for its Port wine and cellars and is also classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. On the way you’ll cross the São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve and the Ria de Aveiro, on the estuary of Vouga river, which marks this region and takes you to Aveiro, our little Venice with its moliceiros boats. To the south, the way crosses pine tree forests and the dunes system allowing you to enjoy some quiet and solitude, and a stop in small beaches to have a drink and contemplate the immense sea.  

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ARRIVAL

Welcome to Porto! Our guide will transfer you from the airport (20 min), to this amazing city which has something mystical that is difficult to describe. Take the rest of the day off to experience the city, taste the food, go to the top of the hills to see the great view and interact with the lovely people. Your journey starts here.

ESPINHO to AVEIRO

PORTO to ESPINHO

21km, +100m

63km, +200m

40km, +150m

PRAIA DA MIRA

to FIGUEIRA DA FOZ

57km, +400m

FIGUEIRA DA FOZ

to SÃO PEDRO DE MOEL

The day starts crossing the bridge over de Mondego River and for some kilometres 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 the fresh smell and tell you the story of how it was planted to build the fleet of the adventurous portuguese discoverers of the seas. On the way you will pass by some small beaches and in some places the felling of being alone is huge, but distances are not as big as the day before. Places like Pedrogão or Vieira beach and São Pedro de Moel are like oasis in the countryside of covered pine forest dunes.

62km, +550m

DEPARTURE to PORTO

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

SÃO PEDRO DE MOEL to ÓBIDOS

EXTRA TOUR

Add one more day and to the most beautiful medieval village and castle in Portugal - Óbidos.

67km, +850m

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This first day starts from the old Porto, crossing Don Luís Bridge, with a spectacular view over Douro River. On the way, you will cross several small beaches like Valadares, Francelos and Miramar, by a cycling path near the coastline. Although without warm water, this beaches are good spots to take a bath and enjoy the sun (if the weather and the conditions allow it). Miramar Beach is worth a stop to visit a small and intriguing little chapel, on the top of a boulder situated on the shore, the famous Capela do Senhor da Pedra.

Another fresh day by the sea!! You will also have some pine tree forests to cross and enjoy 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 wild life. At last this is where you will catch the ferry  that will take you to our own little portuguese Venice, “Aveiro”.

Getting out of Aveiro takes us to a path that crosses a land of salt harvesting ponds, interesting views of the old ancestral works in the estuary. Ahead the route follows one dock, offering views of the harbour and some old Codfish Boats. Soon you will cross the bridge and arrive in Barra Village, follow south by the bicycle path which avoids the open road. The scenery will be from the Ria itself and arriving at the end of the Ria it changes to small fields and vegetable gardens until Mira Beach.

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

Ride pine forests passing through beautiful beaches. Visit Nazaré, a typical Portuguese fisherman village. Scenical ride close to the sea. Arrive to Óbidos, the most beautiful and well preserved medieval village in Portugal, with an incredible castle on top (67km).

EASY ATLANTIC WAY

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

21 - 67  km

Trip Duration

7 days & 6 nights

Daily Elevation

100 - 850 meters

Cycle trough our nature and discover our coast!

FROM

769 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

7 Days | 6 Nights

 

START | END

Porto | São Pedro de Moel

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

21 - 67 km per day

 

ROUTE

100% Paved Road

 

PROFILE

Flat, one hill 200m elevation gain on Day 5.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Porto, a World Heritage UNESCO Sites and Douro river and its wine cellars

  • Ria de Aveiro with its Natural Reserve and canals

  • Aveiro City, the Portugal Venice

  • Cape Mondego and its Lighthouse

  • Famous Figueira da Foz Beach and crossing the dunes of Quiaios region

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

Guided

OPTIONAL

SERVICES

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

Available upon request Available upon request

+ 399 €

+ 65 €

 

 

+ 100 €

+ 150 €

+ 200 €

 

 

+ 20 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 5 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Carbon Road Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

 

Transfer to Lisbon (per person)

+ 100 €

+ 150 €

+ 200 €

 

 

+ 20 €

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)

INCLUDED

HYBRID MEN BIKE

100€

BIKE RENTALS

HYBRID WOMEN BIKE

100€

CARBON ROAD BIKE

150€

ELECTRIC BIKE

200€

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Day

1

Day

2

Hotel Solverde SPA

Day

3

Day

4

Hotel Moliceiro

AVEIRO to PRAIA DA MIRA

Hotel Maçarico

Day

5

Day

6

Hotel Atlântico Hotel Mar e Sol

Day

7

Day

8

Hotel Real D´Óbidos

(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.05.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 26.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (easter)

27.06. - 29.08.

769 €

+ 239 €

832 €

+ 319 €

862 €

+ 339 €

942 €

+ 539 €

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.05.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 26.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (easter)

27.06. - 29.08.

1.399 €

+ 239 €

1.449 €

+ 319 €

1.499 €

+ 339 €

1.599 €

+ 539 €

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

per GPS (includes complete Portugal Topographic Map)

 

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 5 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Carbon Road Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

 

Transfer to Lisbon (per person)

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- 6 nights lodging on Superior Accommodation.

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport OPO to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day  

  of the Tour

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport OPO

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- 5 days of guided Cycling 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 OPO to the

  Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport 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 on arrival day)

 

- GPS Track

 

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

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INCLUDED

Handle-bar bag, rear bag, rear rack, pedals, spare tubes, helmet, water bottle, tools and pump.

(Rear bag & rear rack are not possible on road bike)

Included Equipment