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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 15th century, with the sea retreat. And nowadays it’s a favourite 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 bird lovers are in a good area to watch wildlife. It's at São Jacinto that you catch the ferry to Aveiro

DESCRIPTION

TRIP INFORMATION

PORTO TO LISBON BY THE ATLANTIC ROAD 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 city, renowned place for its Port wine and cellars of this wonderful wine and a vibrant city full of history and cultural site to unveil, is also a 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 beautiful beach resorts and small towns giving an insight over the Portuguese culture and live. On the way you’ll cross the São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve and the Ria de Aveiro, the estuary of the Vouga river which characterize 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 a big part of the day, stopping in small beaches to have a drink and watch the sea and contemplate. Continuing you trip you will visit typical fisherman villages and the most well preserved medieval village in Portugal, Óbidos. Discover Sintra - UNESCO World Heritage, a land of castles and palaces. The trip finishes passing by the most western point in Europe "Roca" Cape, an epic end for this wonderful trip.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Transfer from the airport to Porto (00h20) or (03h00) by train from Lisbon to Porto.

Porto, a vibrant city, the old town and its granitic houses and narrow streets are ideal for a stroll. The old pear and its surroundings from the 14th century, the old ramparts and the Sé Cathedral from the 12-13th and its the magnificent view of the Douro and old town Porto.

PORTO to ESPINHO

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 is worth a stop to visit a small chapel by the sea, just off the waves, the Church os Senhor da Pedra.

ESPINHO to AVEIRO

AVEIRO to PRAIA DO MIRA

The days starts going out of Aveiro and its canals to cross to a dune system that's 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. Why not stop along the way and climb the dunes to take a look to the more lively 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.

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 loneliness while cycling through this immense green scenary, roads are empty and 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.

FIGUEIRA DA FOZ

to SÃO PEDRO DE MOEL

SÃO PEDRO DE MOEL to ÓBIDOS

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).

ÓBIDOS to PENICHE

Ride to the coast passing a beautiful lagoon. Discover Peniche Peninsula, a city full of fishing traditions. Discover and admire incredible rock formations on the cliffs and the beautiful Carvoeiro Cape (52km).

PENICHE to ERICEIRA

Ride along the sea and sometimes inland on a hillier region along agrarian fields with different crops and different colours. Pass by famous Surf beaches (73km).

ERICEIRA to SINTRA

Ride passing some beautiful beaches and small villages by the sea. Enter in Sintra region cycling on a constantly up and down along the Sierra. Visit an Incredible Palace (38km).

SINTRA to CASCAIS

Ride along the Sierra and visit and incredible old Capuchin Monk Monastery. Ride to Roca Cape, the most western point of Europe's mainland. Scenic easy ride along the coast to get to Cascais, a beautiful city by the Ocean (41km).

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PORTO TO LISBON BY THE ATLANTIC ROAD

PortoLisboaAtlantic-Head Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

21 - 73 km

Trip Duration

12 days & 11 nights

Daily Elevation

100 - 1.100 meters

FROM

1.069 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

12 Days | 11 Nights

 

START | END

Porto | Cascais

 

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

21 - 73 km per day

 

ROUTE

100% Road

 

PROFILE

Mostly flat

TOUR MAP

  • 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, the Portugal Venice;

  • Small beach along the shore line;

  • The Natural Park of the São Jacinto Dunes;

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

  • Crossing the dunes of Quiaio region;

  • Cape Mondego and its Lighthouse;

  • Stunning coastal riding;

  • Medieval village of Óbidos and its incredible castle;

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

  • Sintra UNESCO World Heritage;

  • Ride pine forests passing through beatiful beaches;

  • Peniche Peninsula, a city full of fishing traditions;

  • Cascais, a beautiful city by the sea;

  • Traditional food and fresh fish from the Atlantic;

  • Roca Cape, the most western point on the Europe's mainland

PRICES

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

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

+ 200 €

+ 400 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 5 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

+ 200 €

+ 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

Price per person and 10 days cycling.

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

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HYBRID MEN BIKE

200€

HYBRID WOMEN BIKE

200€

ELECTRIC BIKE

400€

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THE ITINERARY

21km, +100m, Road

Hotel Teatro Porto

Day

1

Day

2

View Data Hotel Sol Verde

ARRIVAL in PORTO | LISBOA

40km, +150m, Road

Hotel Moliceiro

Day

3

Day

4

View Data Hotel Maçarico

63km, +200m, Road

View Data

67km, +500m, Road

Hotel Atlântico

Day

5

Day

6

View Data Hotel Mar e Sol

57km, +400m, Road

View Data

52km, +550m, Road

Hotel Real D´Óbidos

Day

7

Day

8

View Data MH Peniche Hotel

67km, +850m, Road

View Data

38km, +900m, Road

Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira

Day

9

Day

10

View Data Sintra Boutique Hotel

73km, +900m, Road

View Data Hotel Vila Galé Cascais

Day

11

Day

12

41km, +1.100m, Road

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The day starts crossing the bridge over de Mondego River and for some kilometres follow a once important road. Arriving near Carrico you will enter in a cycling path, the Atlantic way, that leads you through the Pinhal de Leiria. A pine tree forest which is told to have been ordered by a king of the XIV century to be planted. And all of this to have timber to build the fleet, the one that would discover the world and the maritime way to India (hundreds of years later). A cycling path that crosses this immense pine forest and visits on the way 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 an oasis in the countryside of covered pine forest dunes.

(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.

1.069 €

+ 419 €

1.169 €

+ 499 €

1.299 €

+ 549 €

1.449 €

+ 679 €

(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.

2.199 €

+ 419 €

2.299 €

+ 499 €

2.399 €

+ 549 €

2.699 €

+ 679 €

BIKE RENTALS (per person & 10 days cycling)

Hybrid Bike

Electric Bike

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11 nights lodging on Charming/Historical 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

 

Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

Pre departure Information Pack

 

Tour Information

 

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

 

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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Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

 

GPS (each)

+ 720 €

 

+ 95 €

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