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Picturesque Rides Between Traditional Porto and Romantic Lisbon

The Porto to Lisbon biking holiday is a delightful tour linking the two main cities in Portugal and visiting several main cultural spots while cycling through the countryside and along scenic coastal trails.

Start with Porto, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and a Unesco World Heritage Property. Learn about Port Wine, the beverage, and the associated culinary experience. Enjoy the refreshing scent of the pines and the eucalyptus trees under the sun as you cycle along this beautiful coast. Experience Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal, its canals and salt pans, the lively seaside city of Figueira da Foz, the famous Nazaré beach, the walled town of Óbidos, then Lisbon.

On the right bank of the broad Tagus River estuary, the capital of Portugal graciously reclines over rolling hills. Exceptional natural light that has inspired artists, writers, photographers and filmmakers through the ages, brightly coloured buildings straddling the slopes, striking ochre roofs, tile-covered building facades and narrow twisting alleys of the medieval districts, all endow Lisbon with the unique atmosphere of a city perched somewhere on the line that marks the differences between the cultures of the European north and the Mediterranean south.

*For 2-3 people, to start in a different day of the week, a supplement fee applies. This fee isn't applicable to 4 or more persons


Day 1

Porto | UNESCO World Heritage city, world-famous for Port Wine

You will be met upon arrival at Porto airport and taken to your hotel in the centre of Porto from where you can explore the city. Walk down to the riverside, into the medieval quarter of the Ribeira. Porto is a World Heritage city, a historic jewel with more than 150 listed monuments. Cycle leisurely along the riverbank, past the famous Eiffel bridge and across to the Port Wine lodges that rise uphill from the southern bank of the river Douro. That evening, we suggest you enjoy dinner in one of the many fine restaurants for which Porto is famous.

Day 2

Stage 1 - Porto to Furadouro | Unique landscapes facing the sea, surrounded by pine forests

Leave the hustle and bustle ofthe city forthe peace and quiet ofthe Atlantic coast. Ride through the many small towns that nestle along the coast and, from time to time in and out woods of pines. The day ends in Furadouro, a hospitable town renowned forits excellentfish. Enjoy your meal!

Day 3

Stage 2 -Furadouro to Aveiro | Art Nouveau and colorful Moliceiro boats at the Portuguese “Venice”

If you have time, take a trip on a Moliceiro, the brightly coloured hand painted wooden boats used for gathering seaweed, along the canals for which Aveiro is named Portuguese Venice. Ashore, tickle your taste buds and join a workshop to make a typical Aveiro pastry. Do not fail to visit the salt pans and enjoy the wonderfully soothing properties of sea salt as you soak your feet in small tubs. YYour bike tour for today is a pleasant ride along the Aveiro Ria.

Day 4

Stage 3 - Aveiro to Figueira da Foz | A unique blend between the cosmopolitanism inherited from the Belle Époque and extensive beaches of soft whitesand

Leave enchanting Aveiro for Figueira da Foz, cycling along the canal and through green fields until you reach Mira where you will be dazzled by the golden effect of the sunshine on the sand, the sea, the vegetation, and the brightly contrasting colors of the landscape. Visit Praia de Mira fishing village with the typical colourful wooden houses they call palheiros. Treat yourself to one ofthe fresh fish gastronomic specialties for which Mira is famous.
At this point, a shared transfer is included to Figueira da Foz, the ideal place to stop for the night.

Day 5

Stage 4 - Figueira da Foz to Nazaré | Giant waves and fishing tradition, a coastal jewel of Portugal

On this day, you will have a transfer to take you to the start of the stage.
The route stands out for its changing landscapes, revealing impressive cliffs and picturesque villages.
The highlight of the route is the arrival in iconic Nazaré, known worldwide for its giant waves and rich maritime heritage.

Day 6

Stage 5 - Nazaré to Óbidos | Charming, small, fortified town with narrow streets and white-washed houses

Today takes you to two towns beloved by visitors to Portugal – Nazaré and Óbidos. Nazaré, possibly the most famous fishing town in Portugal, also famous for its beautiful beach, is unique in many ways. Its atmosphere of times gone by, contentment and long-standing traditions make it a special place to visit. The narrow, gaily painted wooden fishing boats with their high, curved bows, are reminiscent of the Phoenecians who first visited the area.
Another unique tradition are the seven-layered skirts that the fisherwomen still wear, their wooden clogs and predominantly black headscarves. At the top of the high cliff overlooking the beach, a small village marks the birthplace of Nazaré and the legend of a knight saved by the Virgin Mary. The view out to sea is breathtaking.
Óbidos, your destination of the day, is a charming, small, fortified town that makes one think of a medieval film set. The town has been carefully preserved and its inhabitants take pride in maintaining the architectural style from ages past, its monuments, narrow winding streets and white-washed houses with windows and terraces full of flowers. The walls covered with 18th century blue tiles inside the southern gate that acts as the main entrance are especially impressive

Day 7

Lisbon | The stunning capital city of Portugal, and one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe

After checking out from your hotel in Óbidos, return your bikes at the hotel. A transfer will take you to your hotel in Lisbon where, after checking in, you will have plenty of free time to explore the city. Lisbon is a romantic city open to the sea that has always shaped its destiny.
Start with two landmark monuments near each other on banks of the Tagus: the Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery. Both World Heritage Sites are noted for the beauty of the Manueline architecture. Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest quarter, is not to be missed. Sprawling over the southeastern slope of the hill crowned by São Jorge Castle, the picturesque neighborhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps.
Bairro Alto, a picturesque working-class quarter dating from the 16th century, has traditionally been the bohemian haunt of artists and writers. Its streets are quiet during the day but at night they are transformed by the city’s vibrant nightlife. Behind the colorful and graffiti-covered façades you will find a variety of traditional and international restaurants, tourist-packed Fado Houses, and a multitude of bars and shops that stay open until late at night.

Day 8

Transfer Out

Transfer to Lisbon airport.
End of the tour.

  • Organization of the program
  • Accommodation, 7 nights in double standard room, with breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer daily
  • Porto airport transfers to the start and from the ending points of the programs in a car, van, or minibus
  • Lisbon airport transfer from the ending point of the program in a car, van or minibus
  • Shared transfer from Mira to Figueira da Foz
  • Shared transfer from Óbidos to Lisbon
  • Per person: Standard Touring bicycle, cargo rack, 1 pannier bike bag, handlebar bag, 1 spare inner tube.
  • Per group/reservation: GPS loaded with the tracks, toolkit, first aid kit, puncture repair kit, pump, lock (one per two bicycles)
  • Overnight storage of bicycles at the hotels
  • Login access to the app where the route is published in digital support, including map, points of interest and route details; the client must download it beforehand to its own smartphone, using it online/offline to guide himself during the journey
  • Guide and support vehicle (on request)
  • Meals, wine experiences and cooking experience (optional)
  • E-Bike supplement (optional)
  • Pre-paid mobile phone (on request)
  • Helmet (on request)
  • Travel Insurance. We do suggest: Nomads / Worldwide / Colombus
  • Personal expenses
  • Other items not mentioned
  • Mechanical bike interventions made on the bikes without Pedalquest Tours' permission
  • The damages caused by bad use or accident are the client’s responsibility and so the cost associated will be charged directly to them (However, Pedalquest Tours will provide assistance for the situation to be resolved in the clients’ best interest)
  • Small repairs such as a tire repair or inner tube change are done by clients. For that, we provide 1 toolkit per group with the necessary gear

Please note: Clients are advised to bring their own helmets, although we can provide a limited number of second-hand helmets, if required, at no extra charge. Clients may purchase a brand-new helmet from us for an additional 80 euros. If required, these must be requested when booking your journey, otherwise we cannot guarantee availability.

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We consider this tour to be of an easy to medium level.

We recommend taking this tour between March and November