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Porto to Lisbon Cycling Holiday

7 nights from £755.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Follow the Atlantic coast from Porto to Lisbon
  • Enjoy wines from the Douro Valley
  • Visit stunning beaches and hidden coves
  • Enjoy authentic villages
Porto to Lisbon Cycling Holiday
7 nights from £755.00
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WE LOVECoastal Riding
There are few more beautiful rides than the Atlantic coast from Porto to Lisbon. Your cycling will hug the coastline for large parts of the holiday. Stop at secluded beaches, visit hidden coves and breath in the sea air for most of your ride
WE LOVE2 Beautiful Cities
This trip takes you to 2 of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Portos is all about meandering the historic streets and drinking Port. By contrast Lisbon offers museums, stunning architecture and sights at the end of your trip.

What's Included

Day By Day Porto to Lisbon Cycling Holiday

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Day 1Arrival into Porto

You will arrive into Porto and make your way to the hotel. Visit the city and take a stroll around the enchanting streets. Porto is well known for its Port and wines from the Douro River valley. Enjoy a drink and take in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Day 2Porto to Ovar

Your ride today will take you along the Douro River until its mouth. You will start your ride south mostly on dedicated bike paths that hug the beautiful sandy beaches of the Atlantic. Take plenty of stops at the beaches and enjoy traditional Portuguese food en route. When you arrive at Espinho, you will continue on a cycling path through a pine tree forest to Furadouro beach.

Total distance51km
Day 3Mira Region

Today’s ride will take you to the Aveiro lagoon. On the beach of São Jacinto, you will take a ferry to Barra Beach to the south of the lagoon. You will then continue your ride along the Ria de Aveiro.

Total distance65km
Day 4Ovar to Figueira da Foz

Today you will ride to Figueira da Foz, one of the main seaside resorts in Portugal outside of the Algarve. You will ride across dunes covered in fresh pine forests, cycling along the Atlantic Coast. You’ll reach the Serra da Boa Viagem where you will get stunning views from the Miradouro da Vela, which overlooks the city and the salt-pans of the River Mondego. The trip finishes with a gentle descent to the lighthouse of Cape Mondego.

Total distance55km
Day 5Figueira da Foz to São Pedro de Moe

Today´s ride starts by crossing the Mondego River until you arrive close by Carriço. A cycling path will then lead you through the Pinhal de Leiria, a 14th century pine forest, planted to provide timber to build ships. You will ride past small beaches such as Praia do Pedrogão and Praia de São Pedro de Moel, which has a large beach sheltered from the wind.

Total distance65km
Day 6São Pedro de Moel to Foz do Arelho

You will ride today towards Nazaré, a traditional and authentic fishing village. This is also a mecca for water sports enthusiasts where waves are enormous and surfers come from far and wide to Praia do Norte. You will ride on to Foz do Arelho between the Óbidos Lagoon and the sea where you will spend the evening.

Total distance55km
Day 7Departure

Today is your final day on the bike and you will leave the Atlantic Ocean behind you, riding inland. You ride will take you to the delightful town of Óbidos, a stunning sight in itself. White washed houses are draped with deep purple bougainvillaea and honeysuckle.

Total distance15km
Day 8Departure
Your trip is at an end and you can check out at your leisure.

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What to ExpectFrom stunning coastline to small fishing villages

Cycle south along the Atlantic coast from Porto towards Lisbon. The route is fairly flat and hugs the coast for much of the trip. You will have the fresh sea air for your ride and you can enjoy the west coast sunny beaches, secluded coves and authentic fishing villages.

average route distance per day
Map of Porto to LisbonCycling Route map of Porto to Lisbon

How's the Weather? in The Atlantic Coast

The SpringMarch to May
The cycling season begins as early as February which offers cool Spring riding. The weather gets progressively warmer as you head through the Spring
The SummerJune to August
Portugal is hot in the summer and can be quite humid. This is tempered by the Atlantic breeze as you ride down the coast.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Autumn is a great time to cycle in Portugal. The summer heat has passed and the weather becomes cooler.
The WinterDecember to February
The winter can become quite wet, especially in December, however temperatures are still good for cycling.

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