West Coast Porto – Sintra

Discover a Pristine Coast and Fisherman Villages

Road Self-Guided Bike Tour

Highlights:

> Porto City Center – 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 its Palaces and Parks

> Taste fresh fish and seafood right from the Atlantic

Premium
€ 1,495

Start / End
Porto / Sintra

Group Size
Minimum
2 participants

Length
30-80 kms day
378 kms total (miles)

Casual
€ 995

Duration
8 days / 7 nights

Tour Dates
Choose what best suits yours 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.

E-Bikes included on Premium Tours
Available for Up-Grade on Casual Tours!

Day 1 Welcome to Porto – Port Wine District
Take some time to discover the historical medieval center of Porto and to take a stroll along the Ribeira (waterfront) to admire the views over 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. Today’s ride will take through hilltops and quite bays and lagoon until you reach the Medieval Village of Obidos and its well-preserved Castle Walls. (40km/25m)

Day 6 Countryside & Beach Areas
Ride through a variety of scenarios varying between agricultural areas, cliffs and sand beaches. Today you will understand why this area is popular among surfers. (70km/43m)

Day 7 Sintra’s Nature Reserve
As you ride away from 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. (30km/19m)

Day 8 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

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 the Portuguese Hospitality Industry.

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Premium
€ 1,495

Casual
€ 995

Premium Hotels

Premium Hotel Porto

Porto
An elegant restored 19th century bourgeois home. Artistic architectural style maintaining its original factory space with uniquely vintage designed rooms

Premium Hotel Aveiro

Aveiro
A relaxed renovated historical building in the city center located on the canal. Both modern and traditional comforts with city views.

Hotel Universal Boutique in Figueira da Foz

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

Hotel Mar Bravo in Nazare

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

Premium Hotel Obidos

Obidos
Located within the medieval walls next to the Castle
featuring a inside Patio, it resembles a traditional 18th century house 

Hotel Premium Ericeira

Ericeira
Set against the backdrop of the ocean this historical hotel is just over the beach. Ocean views and beach access with relaxing amenities for everyone

Sintra
A welcoming and traditional hotel located in the city center surrounded by nature, history, monuments and numerous attractions with panoramic scenery

Casual Hotels

Porto
An elegant and fully renovated historical hotel located downtown near the harbor. A simple design, convenient and comfortable for all guests

Hotel Veneza in Aveiro

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

Figueira da Foz
A beach side hotel with a modern design located right in the city center. Have breakfast with panoramic ocean and mountain views

Hotel Mar Bravo in Nazare

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

Obidos
An 18th century convent restored library-themed hotel located among the fortress walls. Eco-chic design complemented with original handcrafted wood works

Ericeira
A modern and comfortable boutique hotel with ocean views. A unique space with personality where you can feel at home. Located just steps from the beach

Hotel Tivoli Sintra

Sintra
Located in the town center next to the Royal Palace, it features a quiet atmosphere and panoramic views of the Nature Reserve

Our Premium and Casual Hotels

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!

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QUALITY STANDARDS

Premium: € 1,495

> 7 Nights in Charming Historical & Boutique Hotels EXCLUSIVE

> 7 Nourishing Breakfasts

> Top-notch Bikes & Equipment E-Bikes Included

> GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks (1 GPS per group)

> Daily Luggage Shuttling (1 bag per participant) EXCLUSIVE

> Daily Welcome Drink & Snack at Hotels EXCLUSIVE

> Wine Cellar Visit EXCLUSIVE

> 24h Support Line

Casual: € 995

> 7 Nights in Hotels

> 7 Nourishing Breakfasts

> Top-notch Bikes & Equipment E-Bike Up-Grade available for 75EUR

> GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks (1 GPS per group)

> 24h Support Line

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

*Ferry Tickets São Jacinto – Forte da Barra not included

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

We all would like to thank you for all of your assistance in making our trip so great. A great trip takes the efforts of a lot of wonderful people, good weather and some luck. You all at BikeIberia were some of the wonderful people we met along our long trip

Bill D – CA – USA

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