Cycling from Porto to Lisbon Tour

Cycling from Porto to Lisbon Tour

Cycling from Porto to Lisbon Tour


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Ride the pristine Portuguese coastline from Porto to Lisbon

Visit stunning golden beaches while you bike along the vast coastline of northern Portugal.

Enjoy freshly caught seafood, the famous regional wines, and traditional baked goods from the area.

Discover the contrast between the quiet fishing villages and the bustling historic towns along the water.

Watch the sunset over the ocean or visit lively local restaurants right out the front door of your hotels.

Explore the stunning coast of Portugal on this cycling tour that leads you from Porto in the north to Lisbon in the south, two of Portugal’s most incredible cities. Explore the golden beaches and coastline as you cruise! You’ll experience the variety the region has to offer by staying in tranquil beachfront hotels and central hotels in lively historic cities.

Discover the rich history and traditions of the fishing villages you ride through and enjoy the abundance of fresh seafood available. Ride in the fresh air from the ocean, the beauty of the natural landscape following you each kilometre. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the medieval cities that are scattered along your route between Porto and Lisbon. The Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon is the perfect way to see two of Portugal’s most beautiful cities and all the gems in between.

Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Porto

When you arrive in Porto, you’ll be collected from the airport and brought to your hotel in the center of this UNESCO World Heritage city.

This is a great day to get used to your bicycle if you want to take a short ride to the medieval Ribeira district. Explore the spectacular city and enjoy a glass of its famous port wine!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Porto

Day 2 Beautiful Coastline En Route to Furadouro

Cycle out of the city towards the gorgeous Atlantic coast. Enjoy the stunning golden beaches between the occasional wooded area and coastal village.

Indulge in the catch of the day for dinner when you arrive at the fishing village of Furadouro.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Furadouro
3 hours, 42 km, 77m of total ascent

Day 3 Ride the Natural Reserve and Explore Aveiro

Today your bike ride will be through the wild dunes of the Protected Natural Reserve of São Jacinto. The contrast of the bright white sand and the blue ocean is definitely worth a photo stop!

A side trip to Moliceiro to see the colourful, hand-painted boats is highly recommended. Finally, there will be a lot to explore when you arrive in Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal. Walk along the canals, sample delicious Aveiro pastry, and visit the salt pans for a relaxing foot soak!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Aveiro
3 hours, 39.8 km, 40m of total ascent

Day 4 Cycle along Canals and Fields to the Coast

Follow the canals on your bike out of Aveiro and continue through the lush fields until you reach the coast. Take in the fresh air and spectacular beaches as you ride to the fishing village of Praia de Mira.

Stop here to enjoy a meal of fresh seafood before your transfer meets you to drive you to Figueira da Foz for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Figueira da Foz
2 hours, 35.1 km, 124m of total ascent

Day 5 Bike the Woods to São Pedro de Moel

Your trail today leads you through the pine forest of Pinhal de Leiria. This ancient forest was planted to supply the wood to build ships for the great Portuguese discoverers in the 15th century.

Follow the Atlantic Road to São Pedro de Moel, a lovely beach area popular with surfers and fishermen.

Overnight Location
Hotel in São Pedro de Moel
4 hours, 64.7 km, 233m of total ascent

Day 6 Visit Nazaré and Óbidos

Today you’ll be cycling between two very different towns. Begin your day in Nazaré, a famous fishing village that celebrates its commitment to tradition. Enjoy watching the colourful fishing boats from the gorgeous beach and see if you can spot the fisherwoman in their traditional 7-layered skirts and wooden clogs.

Cycle onwards to Óbidos, a fortified town that looks as if it was transported straight from medieval times. Explore the beautifully preserved architecture and charming homes that line the narrow streets.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Óbidos
3 hours, 48.9 km, 461m of total ascent

Day 7 Drive to Lisbon and Explore

This morning, return your bicycles at the hotel in Óbidos and be picked up by your transfer to Lisbon. You’ll have the day at leisure to see the sights of the city!

Stop at a few World Heritage sites: the Tagus, the Belem Tower, and the Jeronimos Monastery. Wander through Bairro Alto, historically a neighbourhood popular with artists and writers. Now it’s the center of a bustling nightlife scene where you’ll find a plethora of restaurants, bars, and Fado houses to explore.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Lisbon

Day 8 Transfer to Lisbon Airport

After breakfast, your transfer will take you to the Lisbon Airport for your return flight home. Safe travels!

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Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour of coastal Portugal is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the size of your group and your travelling dates. Please note that the prices might increase during public holidays.

Important! Due to high demand of bookings this tour is not available for the July and September departures anymore.

The standard departure day is Sunday, but you can pay a supplement of $225USD per person to depart a different day of the week. This surcharge only applies to groups of 2-3 people. Larger groups can depart any day of the without any additional costs. Prices below are per person:

Low Season (March 1st – April 30th and October 1st – November 30th):

  • Self-guided groups of 2-5: $1,325USD per person
  • Self-guided groups of 6-10: $1,195USD per person

High Season (May 1st – September 30th):

  • Self-guided groups of 2-5: $1,375USD per person
  • Self-guided groups of 6-10: $1,250USD per person

Note: You can also upgrade your tour for $475USD per person to include additional services. Please see Included for more information.

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Accommodation on the Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon

This tour is based in 4-star hotels. Whether it’s near the beach or the center of town, you’ll find each hotel to be perfectly situated.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations. The hotel list will be sent to you with your confirmation but will be reconfirmed 31 days prior to your arrival.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
If you prefer to have a private room, you can pay a supplement of $395USD - $450USD depending on the season. Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement.

Carris Porto Ribeira in Porto

Soak in the history of Porto by staying in this Ribeira quarter hotel. It features modern, comfortable rooms.

Furadouro Boutique Hotel Beach & Spa in Ovar

This beachfront hotel has stunning views of the Atlantic. Airy modern rooms and its beautiful spa will make you wish you never had to leave.

Melia Ria Hotel and Spa in Aveira

This modern, comfortable hotel is situated right on the Ria de Aveiro. Enjoy the spa facilities and the canal views from the on-site restaurant.

Universal Boutique Hotel in Figueira

This clean hotel offers modern, colourful rooms and a nice restaurant.

Mar & Sol Hotel in São Pedro de Moel

Its position on the cliffs means this hotel has incredible views from the rooftop terrace, which is the perfect spot to take in the sunset.

Josefa d’Obidos Hotel in Óbidos

This hotel combines the charm of its historic architecture with the comforts of its newly renovated rooms.

Turim Europa Hotel in Lisbon

This comfortable, modern hotel is the perfect home base for your explorations of Lisbon. It’s just a short walk to the Marquês de Pombal Square.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon?


7 breakfasts are included. There are optional meal or tasting packages that may be added to your tour.


Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes shared transfers from the airport in Porto to your first hotel and from your final hotel to the Lisbon airport. There is a transfer included from Mira to Figueira da Foz and Óbidos to Lisbon. Luggage transfers are included throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Hybrid bicycle, cargo rack, pannier bike bag, bike lock (one per two bicycles), and helmet
  • Tool kit, first aid kit, puncture repair kit, pump, spare inner tube, and prepaid mobile phone
  • Overnight storage of bicycles at the hotel
  • Access to emergency number
  • Access to route mobile app

Please note that it is advised that travellers bring their own helmets, however previously used helmets are provided. You may also opt to purchase a new one for €65 EUR. Please request this option at the time of booking.

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Meals, drinks, and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for hotel staff, servers, or drivers

Optional Extras

  • Upgrade tour to Premium services: $475USD per person to include additional services, such as:
    • Private transfers at the start and end of your tour
    • Full route briefing and 30-minutes bike fitting
    • On-call roadside assistance
    • Private reception in Portugal
    • Daily post-ride messages
  • Guide: You can also book this as a guided tour, prices are available on request
  • Wine, food and boat experience: $75USD per person, includes visit and tasting of port wine a historic wine cellar in Porto on Day 1 (available for early arrivals as last visitor is admitted at 17h45), Moliceiro boat ride in Aveiro on Day 3, and Aveiro specialty tasting with 1 pastry, 1 liquor, and biscuits
  • Wine & dine package: $175USD per person, includes gourmet 3-course meal in Porto on Day 1 and Fado dinner with 3-course meal and wine with a typical Fado show in Lisbon on Day 7
  • Picnic lunch: $125USD per person, includes 5 light picnic lunches for you to carry on your bike
  • E-Bike supplement: $150USD per bicycle (subject to availability)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Cycling from Porto to Lisbon Tour

How hard is the Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. This tour includes daily rides that are between 2 and 4 hours in length on mostly paved paths. The routes are mostly level with only occasional, modest hill climbs.

Will I need internet access for the App during my rides on the Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon?

You will need to download the guide app included on this trip before you begin any of your rides. This way, you will be able to access the maps and route guides on your device when it’s offline.

Do I need a visa to travel to Portugal?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon?

7 breakfasts are included. Additional meal packages may be added in advance. This tour also has a mandatory meal package for two days when restaurants aren’t easily available.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Porto to start this tour?

You can fly into Porto Airport (OPO), where you will be met and taken to your hotel.

Is the Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon guided?

No, this is a self-guided tour. You will have access to a route guide on an included app. Please let us know if you’d prefer to book this as a guided tour.

Where does the Cycling Tour from Porto to Lisbon end?

This tour ends at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), where you can catch your flight home.

Is my bike rental included?

Yes, your equipment is included. This tour includes a hybrid bicycle, cargo rack, pannier bike bag, bike lock (one per two bicycles), and helmet. A Tool kit, first aid kit, puncture repair kit, pump, spare inner tube, and prepaid mobile phone are also included. Please bring any additional equipment desired.

Is my helmet rental included?

Yes, a previously used helmet will be provided. You can bring your own helmet if you prefer. You may also opt to purchase a new one for €55 EUR. Please request this option at the time of booking.

Can I rent a child seat or trailer?

Yes, you can rent a child seat or bike trailer for children older than 9 months and up to 4 or 5 years old. Please request at time of booking for pricing and availability.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Portugal?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Portugal?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Portugal for this tour?

The best time to visit Portugal for this tour is early summer (June) or early fall (September) when the weather is warm but it’s not quite as hot or busy as high summer can be.


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We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. This tour includes daily rides that are between 2 and 4 hours in length on mostly paved paths. The routes are mostly level with only occasional, modest hill climbs.

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