Cyclist viewing bay area in a small town
Cliff village overlooking the ocean near Sintra, Portugal
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Rocky cliffs and ocean views in Baleal Portugal
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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 / Sintra

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 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 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

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.

Road Self-Guided Bike Tour

Premium
€ 1,295

Casual
€ 795

Premium Hotels

Hotel Carris Ribeira Porto

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

Hotel Melia Ria in Aveiro

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

Hotel Universal Boutique in Figueira da Foz

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

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

Hotel Golf Mar in Porto Novo

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

Sintra Boutique Hotel in Sintra

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 Grande Paris Porto

Porto
This Belle Epoque Hotel is the oldest own in Porto. It features a inner courtyard garden and views over the old town.

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 Comfortable Hotel located in the city centre with views over the ocean, the river and the mountains

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

West Beach Hotel in Porto Novo

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

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!

Road Self-Guided Bike Tour

QUALITY STANDARDS

Premium: € 1,295

> 6 Nights in Charming Historical Hotels EXCLUSIVE

> 6 Nourishing Breakfasts

> Top-notch Bikes & Equipment E-Bikes Included

> GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks (1 GPS per 2 participants)

> Daily Luggage Shuttling EXCLUSIVE

> Daily Welcome Drink & Snack at Hotels EXCLUSIVE

> Wine Cellar Visit EXCLUSIVE

> 24h Support Line

Casual: € 795

> 6 Nights in Hotels

> 6 Nourishing Breakfasts

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

> GPS uploaded with Tour Tracks (1 GPS per 2 participants)

> 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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