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TRIP INFORMATION

The route starts at Porto city, renowned place for its Port wine and cellars of this wonderful wine and a vibrant city full of history and cultural sites to unveil. It's also classified by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site. From the narrows streets and alleys of the old town the route crosses along the coast line's beautiful beach resorts and small towns giving an insight over the Portuguese culture and life. On the way you’ll cross the Sao Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve and the Ria de Aveiro, the estuary of the Vouga river which characterizes part of the region arriving at Aveiro City, our little Venice with its channels and moliceiros boats. To the south the way crosses immense forest of pine trees, making solitude crossing the dunes system one big part of the day, stopping in small beaches to have a drink, watch the sea and contemplate.

TOUR MAP

PRICES

THE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL in LISBOA | PORTO

Welcome at LISBON or PORTO airport. Transfer from Porto Airport to Porto city  (00h20) or Train option from Lisbon to Porto city (03h00).

Porto is a vibrant city, the grey color of the granitic building stones and the narrow streets and alleys 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.

ESPINHO to AVEIRO

PORTO to ESPINHO

21km, +100m, Road

63km, +200m, Road

40km, +150m, Road

PRAIA DA MIRA

to FIGUEIRA DA FOZ

57km, +400m, Road

FIGUEIRA DA FOZ

to SÃO PEDRO DE MOEL

The day starts crossing the bridge over de Mondego River and following for some kilometres a once important road. Arriving near Carrico you will enter a cycling path, the Atlantic way, that led you through the Pinhal de Leiria, a pine tree forest which is said to have been ordered to be planted by a king of the XIV century. All of this to have timber to build a fleet, the one who would discover the world and the maritime way to India (hundreds of years later). A cycling path that crosses this immense pine forest and on the way visits numerous small beaches. In some places the felling of being alone is huge, but distances are not as big as the day before. Places like Praia do Pedrogão, da Vieira and São Pedro de Moel are like oasis in the countryside of covered pine forest dunes.

67km, +500m, Road

DEPARTURE to LISBON | PORTO

Transfer from São Pedro de Moel to Lisbon Airport (02h00) or Porto Airport (02h30).

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, Road

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The day starts from Porto through the old town, to cross the Don Luis Bridge, designed and planed by Gustave Eiffel. Almost all the way to Espinho will follow a cycling path near the coastline, crossing numerous small beaches. Praia de Valadares, Francelos and Miramar are good spots to take a bath and enjoy the sun. Praia de Miramar has a small chapel by the sea worth a stop to visit, just off of the waves, the Church of Senhor da Pedra.

An easy and enjoyable day by the sea, riding flat. Pine forest trees and the Ria the Aveiro are sceneries that make the day prior to get to Aveiro. The river Vouga Delta (Ria de Aveiro) was formed from de XVth century, with the sea retreat. Nowadays it’s a favourite place to catch shellfish, and to enjoy water sports.

The dune system of São Jacinto is a Natural reserv. Walks along the beach in the sea front are excellent and bird lovers are in a good area to watch wildlife. It is at São Jacinto that you catch the ferry to Aveiro.

The day starts going out of Aveiro and its canals to cross to a dune system that's close to the Ria de Aveiro. Following this huge dune by the inner road you’ll cross small villages looking inland to the calm water of the Ria. Why not stopping along the way and climb the dunes to take a look at the more alive scenery of the sea, just a few meters from the road. By the end of the water arm of the Ria the way enters a small field and vegetable gardens to enter the Praia da Mira village.

One day of solitude crossing one of the biggest dune systems covered in a pine tree forest. Here you can feel loneliness while cycling through this immense green scenary, the roads are empty and the distances between points are much bigger than previous days. Near Figueira da Foz, the big climb of the day. Cycling up to the Serra da Boa Viagem and then down to the lighthouse of Cape Mondego. Then follow the slopes of the hill into Figueira da Foz and its huge sandy beach.

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

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...

FROM

764 €

 

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

Paved Roads

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Porto city, the old town UNESCO Classified;

  • The Porto wine Cellars;

  • The countryside, dunes and Pine tree forest;

  • The beautiful Ria de Aveiro;

  • Aveiro City, Portugal's Venice;

  • Small beach along the shore line;

  • The Natural Park of the Sao Jacinto Dunes;

  • Praia da Mira and Sao Pedro de Moel, small beach towns;

  • Crossing the dunes of Quiaio region;

  • Cape Mondego and its Lighthouse.

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

Guided

OPTIONAL

SERVICES

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

JOIN A GROUP WITH A FIXED DATE DEPARTURE

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+ 399 €

+ 65 €

 

 

+ 100 €

+ 150 €

+ 200 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 5 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Carbon Road Bike

Electric Bike

(bike equipment included)

+ 100 €

+ 150 €

+ 200 €

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

120€

BIKE RENTALS

HYBRID WOMEN BIKE

120€

CARBON ROAD BIKE

150€

ELECTRIC BIKE

200€

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Prices are per person & 5 days cycling.

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

Hotel Teatro Porto

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Day

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Download Data Hotel Sol Verde

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Hotel Moliceiro Download Data

AVEIRO to PRAIA DA MIRA

Hotel Maçarico Download Data

Day

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Day

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Hotel Atlântico Download Data Hotel Mar e Sol Download Data

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Hotel Real D´Óbidos Download Data

(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. - 26.06.

30.08. - 29.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.06. - 29.08.

764 €

+ 229 €

827 €

+ 269 €

857 €

+ 289 €

937 €

+ 379 €

(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. - 26.06.

30.08. - 29.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.06. - 29.08.

1.299 €

+ 229 €

1.349 €

+ 269 €

1.399 €

+ 289 €

1.449 €

+ 379 €

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)

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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 LIS/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 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

 

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.

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