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Cliff village overlooking the ocean near Sintra, Portugal
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West Coast Porto – Sintra 2017-06-20T13:50:39+00:00

West Coast Porto – Sintra

Discover a Pristine Coast and Fisherman Villages

Road Self-Guided Bike Tour

Highlights:

  • Porto City Centre – World Heritage Site

  • Ride an unspoiled coast and discover picturesque fisherman villages

  • Marshland and lagoon in Aveiro and unique architecture in Costa Nova

  • Sintra’s Nature Reserve and it’s Palaces and Parks

  • Taste fresh fish and seafood right from the Atlantic

Premium
€ 1,295

Start / End
Porto / Lisbon

Group Size
Minimum 2 participants

Length
58-80 kms day
378 kms total (miles)

Casual
€ 795

Duration
7 days / 6 nights

Tour Dates
Choose what best suits your plans!

Challenge
Moderate with some longer days

Ride along an unspoiled coast, not yet discovered by mass tourism. From Porto to Sintra, you will discover some emblematic towns like Aveiro and Nazare and you will ride through forests, marshlands and traditional fisherman villages.

Day 1 Welcome to Porto – Port Wine District
Take some time to discover the historical medieval centre of Porto and to take a stroll along Ribeira (waterfront) to admire the views over the the Douro River. No visit to Porto will be complete without a Porto Wine tasting.

Day 2 Aveiro the Portuguese “Venice”
After crossing Porto’s most emblematic bridge you will ride along waterfront bike lanes and quiet roads. Today’s destination is Aveiro, known as the “Portuguese Venice”, with canals surrounded by Art Nouveau buildings. Take some time to explore the Portuguese capital of Bikes! (80km/50m)

Day 3 Ride along Marshlands and a Stunning Cape
Riding along a Marshland you will reach Costa Nova a fisherman village with its unique colourful “striped” houses. As the scenery changes you will proceed through a forested area and will have the opportunity to ride on the Cape Mondego area with its astonishing views. (80km/50m)

Day 4 Nazare and Astonishing Big Waves
Follow your way edging the coast line often with options to ride scenic bike lanes. In Nazare, you may see some of the biggest waves ever surfed and discover one of the most picturesque fishing villages of Portugal, that still maintains its character and traditions. (80km/50m)

Day 5 Windmills and Obidos Castle
Discover hilltop forgotten windmills with amazing views over the ocean. Take some time to visit the Medieval Village of Obidos and its well-preserved Castle Wall, before riding along the popular surfing area south of Peniche. (80km/50m)

Day 6 Sintra’s Nature Reserve
Continue along the coastal area and through the town of Ericeira, soon the scenery will change as you cycle through Sintra Nature Reserve. In this “fairytale” forest, discover hiding palaces and beautiful gardens. (58km/36m)

Day 7 Departure Day
Take some time to visit Sintra’s unique Palaces and Parks classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site

Everything was just right.  The mileage and terrain were just about what we expected, but even more scenic and beautiful than I could’ve imagined.

One of the highlights of our trip was biking up to the castle at Obidos and enjoying lunch inside the castle wall overlooking the valley.

The distance was very manageable, biking throught the forrested areas was unexpected and very pleasant and the views of the coastline were amazing.

Sarah & Steve - TX - USA

Our Premium and Casual Hotels

Road Self-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.

Premium
€ 1,295

Casual
€ 795

Premium Hotels

Carris Ribeira

Porto
A historical building, recently renovated located in the Ribeira area, with views over the Douro River

Hotel Melia Ria, a modern building in front of Aveiro lagoon

Melia Ria

Aveiro
A Contemporary Spa Hotel overlooking Aveiro’s Lagoon and within walking distance from the Old Town

Hotel Universal Boutique building in Figueira da Foz

Universal Boutique

Figueira da Foz
A Centenary Boutique Hotel, recently renovated but that keeps remainders of it’s long history and importance for the city

Roof top swimming pool over looking the ocean in Hotel Praia in Nazare

Hotel Praia

Nazaré
A Comfortable and Modern Hotel with a roof-top indoor heated pool and outside terrace overlooking the village and the beach

Sun deck with swimming pool and Hotel Golf Mar in Porto Novo

Golf Mar

Porto Novo
Located in a cliff-top, this Modern Hotel and Spa has direct access to the beach and wide open ocean views

Hotel Sintra Boutique

Sintra Boutique Hotel

Sintra
A Boutique Hotel set on a hillside overlooking the historical centre, you can relax at the courtyard bar with a landscaped garden

Casual Hotels

Hotel Boa Vista

Porto
Dating back to the 19th century, this hotel is located near the river mouth overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Front of Hotel Veneza in Aveiro

Hotel Veneza

Aveiro
A 1930’s townhouse now converted into a cosy small hotel, featuring an small terrace and garden area.

Hotel Costa da Prata in Figueira da Foz

Hotel Costa da Prata

Figueira da Foz
A Comfortable Hotel located in the city centre with views over the ocean, the river and the mountains

Hotel Mar Bravo in Nazare

Mar Bravo

Nazaré
Located right across from the beach and in the town center, this small hotel also features a seafood restaurant with sunset views

Swiming pool and garden of West Beach Hotel in Porto Novo

West Beach Hotel

Porto Novo
A Charming Hotel with a family atmosphere, located at the beach side and with a swimming pool

Yellow villa and garden with terrace of Hotel Nova Sintra

Hotel Nova Sintra

Sintra
This small hotel, established in 1946 is run by the same family. It features a small garden and views over the Moorish Castle

Our Premium and Casual Inclusions

Road Self-Guided Bike Tour

Available throughout the year for a minimum of 2 Participants, both options are carefully thought to ensure that you will have a memorable tour regardless of your budget!

QUALITY STANDARDS

Premium: € 1,295

  • 6 Nights in Charming Historical Hotels

  • 6 Nourishing Breakfasts

  • Top-notch Bikes & Equipment

  • GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks

  • Daily Luggage Shuttling

  • Port Wine Tasting

  • Wine Cellar Visit

  • 24h Support Line

  • Favourite Restaurant Suggestions

Casual: € 795

  • 6 Nights in Charming Historical Hotels

  • 6 Nourishing Breakfasts

  • Top-notch Bikes & Equipment

  • GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks

  • 24h Support Line

  • Favourite Restaurant Suggestions

Notes:
Prices are per participant based on double occupancy

Our Self-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 Self-Guided Bike Tour

Thanks for all your terrific help to enjoy biking in Portugal these past few weeks. You are very special people, and your bikes are too!  Besides this, it was a great education to learn more about Portugal, and its people and history.  Of course we will never forget the trip and tell all of our friends and colleagues that BikeIberia is the place to go for a great biking experience in Portugal.

Bob & Julia – OR – USA

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