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TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

21 - 73 km per day

 

ROUTE

100% Road

 

PROFILE

First half flat, second half mostly moderately hilly with some short but steep ascents/descents

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”.

DESCRIPTION

TRIP INFORMATION

The Atlantic Route Porto to Lisbon takes you on a journey connecting the two major cities in Portugal. The previous granitic stile medieval capital in the north: Porto, and the actual capital of Portugal: Lisbon from the discoveries era. Unveil a very unique and diverse country full of natural beauty, different sceneries and stunning coastal views while crossing natural reserves and breathtaking beaches. The big cities will surprise you and small coastal towns will have the Portuguese flavour. Historical places and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Porto, Lisbon or Sintra will enchant you and the wonderful food and welcoming people will make you want to come back for more.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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.

PORTO to ESPINHO

This first day starts from the old Porto, crossing Don Luís Bridge, with a spectacular view over the 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 bolder situated on the shore, the famous Capela do Senhor da Pedra.

ESPINHO to AVEIRO

AVEIRO to PRAIA DE MIRA

Getting out of Aveiro the track 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, fol-low 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.

DEPARTURE to LISBON  

Transfer from Cascais to Lisbon (00h30).

PRAIA DE MIRA

to FIGUEIRA DA FOZ

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 will 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 to the touristic town of Figueira da Foz known by its enormous beach front.

FIGUEIRA DA FOZ

to SÃO PEDRO DE MOEL

SÃO PEDRO DE MOEL to ÓBIDOS

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.

ÓBIDOS to PENICHE

This day begins close to Óbidos lagoon which at some point joins the ocean – a wonderful place with a gorgeous beach! Continue towards south and you will discover great rock formations, Carvoeiro Cape and the incredible town of Peniche, a peninsula. On this day remember, the numerous restaurants located in the Peniche serve outstanding variety of fresh fish and seafood.

PENICHE to ERICEIRA

Today you start by the sea, but soon go inland where a different scenery shows up. Typical villages, white houses with red roof and beautiful countryside will invigorate you! By 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 beautiful fishing villages and will be your home for the night.

ERICEIRA to SINTRA

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 beautiful places Sintra has to offer, like Monserrate Palace, where you can stop and visit an unique and exquisite example of Romanticism. Arriving at the village of Sintra, a UNESCO site, you have the rest of the day to explore. Worthwhile to visit the astonishing Pena Palace, finding a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts and walkways on one of the highest mountain peaks of Sintra.

SINTRA to CASCAIS

On the last day of biking cross the hills to the top and get evolved by the mystic environment close to Franciscan Capuchin Convent installed in the rock and lined with cork. Continue riding to the Atlantic Ocean and get to the most western point in continental Europe - Roca Cape, a promontory rising 150m from the sea. Discover impressive beaches nestling between cliffs artistically sculpted and finish in a scenic easy ride along the coast to get to Cascais, a lovely town on seaside.

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PORTO TO LISBON BY THE ATLANTIC ROAD

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

21 - 73 km

Trip Duration

12 days & 11 nights

Daily Elevation

100 - 900 meters

FROM

1.099 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

12 Days | 11 Nights

 

START | END

Porto | Cascais

TOUR MAP

  • Porto and Sintra World Heritage UNESCO Sites

  • Stunning coastal riding and some of the most famous beaches of Portugal (Figueira da Foz, Nazaré, Peniche and Ericeira)

  • Ria de Aveiro with its Natural Reserve and canals

  • The Medieval and charming village of Óbidos

  • Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe

PRICES

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

Guided

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

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OPTIONAL

SERVICES

+ 720 €

+ 95 €

 

 

+ 200 €

+ 300 €

+ 400 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 5 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Road Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

+ 200 €

+ 300 €

+ 400 €

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

BIKE RENTALS

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THE ITINERARY

21km, +100m

Hotel Teatro Porto

Day

1

Day

2

Hotel Solverde

ARRIVAL

40km, +150m

Hotel Moliceiro

Day

3

Day

4

Hotel Mira Villas

63km, +200m

62km, +550m

Hotel Atlântico

Day

5

Day

6

Hotel Mar e Sol

57km, +400m

52km, +550m

Hotel Real D´Óbidos

Day

7

Day

8

MH Peniche Hotel

67km, +850m

43km, +850m

Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira

Day

9

Day

10

Sintra Boutique Hotel

73km, +900m

Hotel Vila Galé Cascais

Day

11

Day

12

44km, +750m

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 feeling 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.

(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.

1.099 €

+ 429 €

1.199 €

+ 499 €

1.349 €

+ 599 €

1.499 €

+ 699 €

(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.

2.299 €

+ 429 €

2.399 €

+ 499 €

2.499 €

+ 599 €

2.799 €

+ 699 €

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

per GPS (includes complete Portugal Topographic Map)

 

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 10 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Road Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

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- 11 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 LIS

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day    

  of the Tour

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- 10 days of guided Cycling Tour

 

- 10 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

- 11 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 LIS

 

- 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)

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

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An incredible coastal ride from           Porto to Lisbon

Prices are per person & 10 days cycling.

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

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NOTE

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

HYBRID MEN \ WOMEN BIKE

200€

ELECTRIC BIKE

400€

CARBON ROAD BIKE

300€

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