Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour

Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour

Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour


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Experience the cities, beaches, and traditional villages of Portugal’s coast on bike

Indulge your senses with wine tasting and a traditional Fado show in the charismatic city of Lisbon.

Cycle alongside the rice fields and salt pans of Figueira da Foz, where you’ll likely spot the hot pink flamingo.

Challenge yourself as you cycle steep coastline, winning you panoramic views of the sea.

Explore the bustling cities, serene beach towns, and traditional villages that make up the magnificent Portuguese coast.

Portugal's coast is a rich and region landscape with so much to offer. Located at the western end of the Iberian Peninsula, the coast boasts unforgettable scenery and a warm Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal location for an adventure-packed cycling tour!

The 8-day Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour will take you through Portugal's most famous cities, contrasted with visits to sleepy beach towns and small traditional villages, where you'll get a sense of authentic Portuguese life and culture.

Discover world-famous UNESCO World Heritage sites, observing magical monasteries and ancient towers. Ride the coast's oceanfront roads, experiencing highlight cities such as Aveir and Figueira da Foz along the way. Cruise alongside orchards and vineyards, taking in the endless majestic beauty that makes this cycling tour the trip of a lifetime.

Discover the endless possibilities of Portugal's coast on bike, collecting memories and fulfilling dreams along the way. The Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour awaits!

Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Porto

Welcome to Portugal’s second-largest city, Porto! A private transfer will take you from the airport to your accommodations in Porto.

You’ll receive your bike this afternoon, followed by a guided tour through the city. Topping off your first day in Porto in style, you’ll visit a wine cellar where you’ll enjoy wine tasting and a traditional Fado music show.

After dinner, head back to your accommodations for a good night’s rest!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Porto

Day 2 Cycle Esmoriz, Furadouro and Aviero

Hop on your bike for an exciting first day of exploring! You’ll depart from Porto via a passage through the river of Porto and Gaia, crossing the famous Dom Luis I bridge (UNESCO World Heritage Site), continuing along beautiful beaches until you reach Esmoriz. This part of the path is breathtaking, with spectacular beachfront scenery and roads lined with lush green pine forest.

From Esmoriz, you’ll ride to Furadouro, where you’ll have two options for the next part of your ride, depending on the season.

Option 1: Fall 90 km ride
Continue along the river to Aviero, made possible by a lack of rain leading up to this season.

Option 2: Spring 84 km ride
Due to heavy mud on the route during this season, you’ll ride to São Jacinto, taking a short ferry to Costa Nova and then continuing to Aviero.

Reach your accommodations in the beautiful city of Aviero, known as the Venice of Portugal. Aviero is set along the Ria de Aveiro Lagoon and boasts numerous scenic canals, dotted with colorful boats. Visit the Cathedral of Aviero and check out the Museu de Aviero, where you’ll discover a grand tomb made of marble. Enjoy dinner in Aviero tonight, soaking up the sites and sounds of this fascinating city.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Aviero
Option 1: 90 km Option 2: 84 km
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Cycle Ílhavo and Figueira

Departing Aviero, you'll ride to Ílhavo, where you'll explore the Vista Alegre Museum, Portugal's world-renowned porcelain factory. Enjoy a coffee in the museum's pleasant café before hopping back on your bike, tracing the river of the road leading to Amira Beach.

This afternoon you'll ride through the beautiful, forested roads of the Pinhais de Mira and the Mata do Urso. The natural beauty that marks this ride is a sight to behold. Admiring the beauty of the Quiaios Lagoon along the way, you'll ride to a viewpoint on Serra da Boa Viagem that will leave you in awe of this magical landscape.

Continuing the road, you'll ride to the beaches of Figueira da Foz, where you'll find tonight's accommodations. Enjoy a laid-back evening in this beach resort city, relaxing on the sandy shores and enjoying some delicious local seafood!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Figueira da Foz
83 km
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Salt Pans and Rice Fields

Departing via the bridge of Figueira this morning, you’ll enter a spectacular landscape characterized by salt pans and rice fields. Keep your eyes peeled for the diverse birdlife here, including the hot pink flamingo! You’ll have a chance to visit the Ecomuseum of Salt (included), where you’ll learn the intricacies of artisanal salt production.

Back on your bike, the road continues to the beautiful Atlantic coast, where you’ll ride to São Pedro de Moel by way of Pedrógão.

Your accommodations are in the beautiful beach village of Pedrógão, a peaceful and scenic town home to just under 400 local inhabitants. Enjoy a relaxed evening here, getting a taste of small seaside village life on the Portuguese coast.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pedrógão
62 km
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Cycle Nazare and the Serra da Pescaria

A challenging day of cycling lies ahead as you begin to ride the steeper and increasingly spectacular coastline. Your first stop is Nazare, known as Portugal’s most famous fishing village! This quaint fisherman’s town has preserved a sense of the past and provides an authentic Portuguese traditional experience like no other place.

Leaving the pleasant town of Nazare, you’ll ascend a road to Serra da Pescaria, winning you spectacular views of the surrounding sea and windmills that paint the landscape. The next stretch of the ride to tonight’s accommodations in Óbidos is magical, travelling across roads lined with orchards and vineyards. Tonight in Óbidos, you’ll enjoy strolling the streets and taking in the well-preserved medieval architecture overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Óbidos
60 km
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Surfer’s Paradise in Ericeira

Today as the coast becomes sharper and steeper, you’ll embark on your most challenging day of cycling but will also see some of the most beautiful scenery on this route.

Ride through the rich agricultural landscapes leading to Paimogo Fort. A breathtaking succession of beaches awaits you on the next stretch of road, leading you alongside the beaches of Areia Branca, Porto Dinheiro, and Santa Cruz.

Pleasantly charmed by the serene ride, you’ll arrive in the surfer’s paradise of Ericeira, where you’ll find tonight’s accommodations. This colourful seaside town is home to powerful waves, making it the perfect place to post up and watch the surf. It has a relaxed daytime atmosphere and a lively nightlife, perfect for enjoying a dinner out with some live music.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ericeira
74 km
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Cycle the Mountain Range of Sintra

Today, your final day of cycling will immerse you further in the beautiful natural landscape of the coast as you ride past beaches and cliffs, as well as the stunning mountain range of Sintra.

The road will take you from Malveira da Serra to tonight’s final stay at Cascais.

Cascais is a popular resort town that boasts pristine beaches and numerous restaurants and shops. Enjoy your final dinner on the tour tonight in this charming Portuguese seaside town.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cascais
52 km
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Depart Cascais

Your cycling tour ends today, and it’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful Portuguese coast!

A private transfer will take you to Lisbon Airport (LIS) where you will depart.

Overnight Location

Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This guided cycling tour of Portugal is run as a private tour for your group, and the price is fixed.

The prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Guided Groups of 6-16: $2,425USD per person
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Accommodation on the Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 4-star hotels. All accommodations on the tour offer comfortable rooms with great locations. Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel while travelling with your group (please inquire for the pricing).

Night 1-7

Hotels along Algarve

Stay in comfortable hotels in nice locations along your route to enjoy the local hospitality and great cuisine as you ride through Algarve.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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


7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners are included on this tour.


Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Personal and luggage transfer to and from the airport is included on this tour. Personal luggage transfers between accommodations are also included.

Also Included

  • Touring bike rental (Kross Trans 7)
  • 24/7 phone support
  • Personal insurance
  • English-speaking guide
  • Guided activities mentioned in the itinerary:
    • Entrance fee to the Porto Wine Cellar with wine tasting and Fado show
    • Entrances fee to Vista Alegre Museum
    • Entrance fee to Ecomuseum of salt

Not included

  • Flights to and from Portugal
  • Visas if required
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as ‘included’

Optional Extras

  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Upgrade to E-Bike: $125USD per person
  • Side bags: $75USD per person
  • Single room supplements
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour

How hard is the Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You will be cycling up to 90 km daily. All paths are paved and the elevation change is minimal. You should be fit, comfortable on a bike, and used to cycling this distance.

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 Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour?

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. 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 picked up and transferred to your hotel in Porto.

Is the Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Porto to Lisbon Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Cascais, where you will be transferred to Lisbon Airport (LIS).

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, bike rental is included on this tour. Please bring any additional equipment required.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes! Please make sure it is a road bike.

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 travel to Portugal for this tour is during the late spring and early fall. During this time, the weather is pleasant but not quite as hot as it can be in the summertime.


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We rate this tour as a 4/5. You will be cycling up to 90 km daily. All paths are paved and the elevation change is minimal. You should be fit, comfortable on a bike, and used to cycling this distance.

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