Costa Vicentina views over the ocean and cliff shhore
Views over the ocean in Arrabida Nature Reserve
Views over fisherman port surrounded by cliffs
Cyclist close to a bay with a beach surrounded by small vegetation in Arrabida, Portugal
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SW Costal Route

Ride and Experience a Peaceful Unspoiled Coastline

Road Guided Bike Tour

Highlights:

  • Nature Reserves of Arrabida, SW Alentejo and Costa Vicentina

  • Bike through fisherman villages and rice paddies

  • Explore pristine white sand beaches and fishing ports

  • Gaze at crushing waves from the top of impressive cliffs

  • Taste fresh fish and seafood

Price
€ 1,900

Start / End
Lisbon / Lagos

Group Size
Minimum 6 participants

Length
30-68 kms day
240-350 kms total (miles)

Duration
8 days / 7 nights

Tour Dates
Choose what best suits your plans!

Challenge
Moderate with some longer days

Explore more than 200 km of Europe’s westernmost coastline. From Lisbon to Lagos the Atlantic coast varies constantly; only the spectacular views to the never-ending ocean remain the same. The SW Coast is one the most beautiful and untouched coastlines in Southern Europe.

Day 1 Ride through Arrabida Nature Reserve
Arrabida slopes offer great views over the Troia Peninsula and the Sado Estuary River with its mud flats, shallow lagoons and salt marshes. Follow to Setubal and taste great fresh fish and seafood. (50km/32m; 75 km/47m)

Day 2 Sado Estuary and its Rice Paddies
Riding along the sea will take you through a fishing and rice producer community before reaching the rice paddies of Comporta. You will continue past vineyards and beautiful lagoons before reaching one of Portugal’s major seaports. (73km/45m)

Day 3 Seaside Ridding
Riding a tiny layer of paved road bordering the Atlantic to Porto Covo beaches, where you will enjoy vantage views of this immense blue ocean. Porto Covo is a welcoming picturesque small village, with very attractive sand beaches hidden in the cliff shore! (20km/12m)

Day 4 Costa Vicentina Nature Reserve
As you continue South, you will realize that the landscape is changing. The coast will now be dominated by cliffs and the sea will become even more powerful. You will go on quiet back roads, unknown to most people and only popular among fishermen. (54km/33m)

Day 5 Crossing Regions
Leave the Alentejo and enter the Algarve Region to explore some of the wildest areas of the west coat with its deserted beaches much appreciated by surfers. Once in Aljezur you can ride up to the Moorish Castle and enjoy splendid views towards the “Serra de Monchique” and scent the unique rosemary fragrance. (40km/24m)

Day 6 The Sea & the Discoveries
You will have the opportunity to discover beautiful ochre cliffs and attractive sand beaches, before reaching the extreme southwestern tip of the European continent. This area was very dynamic during the Discoveries and it is still maintaining a pleasant ancient look. (52km/32m – optional loop 25k/15m or 15km/9m)

Day 7 Entering the South Coast
You will ride from Sagres towards Lagos along the seacoast, as someone said “it is at least as nice as California best shores” or “even more beautiful than Scotland”. (38km/23m)

Day 8 Departure Day
Lagos is an interesting historical town and you consider to extend your stay to relax at the beach!

I was thrilled by the coastal beauty and the friendliness of the small fishing villages.

And I am extremely grateful for being introduced to all the great food, particularly all the fresh seafood.

The route was great. You were always attentive to all the details to make us welcome, comfortable, happy.

Wally - USA

Our Hotels

Road Guided Bike Tour

All the Hotels are carefully chosen and include exquisite Historical Hotels (Pousadas), Charismatic Inns or Agri-Tourism units, so that you can experience and get to know the best of Portuguese Hospitality Industry.

Price
€ 1,900

Hotels

Hotel do Sado Setubal

Hotel do Sado

Setubal
Enjoy the comfort of a modern hotel with the architectural beauty of a XVIII century manor house.

Hotel do Vasco Sines

Hotel Dom Vasco

Sines
Away from the busy Port, on a residential area, you can relax by the pool after and long ride

Hotel Porto Covo

Hotel Porto Covo

Porto Covo
Located in the SW Natural Park, this hotel has spacious comfortable apartments and it is located close to the beach

Quinta do Sardanita Zambujeira do Mar

Sardanita da Frente

Zambujeira do Mar
A Country House in a 100-hectare estate, featuring salt-water indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a relaxing garden

Monte do Sol Aljezur

Herdade Monte do Sol

Aljezur
A traditional Country House with modern commodities enclosed between the green landscapes with the blue sea as background

Hotel Memmo Baleeira Sagres

Memmo Baleeira

Sagres
This Design Hotel has great views over the sea and the Baleeira harbour. The Spa is equipped with heated indoor pool and sauna

Hotel MArina Club Lagos

Marina Club

Lagos
A Modern Hotel with views to Lagos Marina, the Meia Praia Bay and within walking distance from the old town

Our Inclusions

Road Guided Bike Tour

Available throughout the year for a minimum of 6 Participants, options are carefully thought to ensure that you will have a memorable Bike Tour!

QUALITY STANDARDS

Price: € 1,900

  • 7 Nights in Charming Hotels

  • 7 Nourishing Breakfasts

  • 5 Gourmet Picnic Lunches with Local Products

  • 5 Dinners w/ wine or beer

  • 2 Experienced Tour leaders

  • Support Vehicle & Luggage shuttling

  • Top-notch Bikes & Equipment

  • GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks

  • Entrance fees to designated Attractions

Notes:
Prices are per participant based on double occupancy

Our Guided Tours are available year-round.
Accommodation and prices may vary throughout the year.
Please contact us for Custom-Made Tours

Guest Reviews about this Tour

Road Guided Bike Tour

What an exceptional tour, holiday and support you have offered us. We have had a fantastic experience and appreciate all you have done. We have very fond memories of our ‘Bikeiberia’ trip, and all of you.

Dixon Family – Canada

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