Grade

Easy

When

All year round

Accommodation

3 & 4* Hotels

Single supplement

On request

E bike

€126

Trekking bike

Included

Half board p. person

€290

Transfer

On request

From: 1,330

Description

Porto to Coimbra Cycling Trip

Porto to Coimbra Cycling Trip self-guided 8 days – 7 nights
Every day all year round.

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You’ll cycle during this self-guided Trip around 248km in 6 days of cycling. The northwest of Portugal offers good temperatures to enjoy a cycling route at any time of year. The selected routes take you to beautiful beaches, natural features, villages where the ancient traditions still last, and much more.

The beginning of your journey marked along the banks of the Douro River and the northwest coast will provide great moments to keep in memory. Secondary roads and cycle tracks will guide you by the northwest coast until the city of Ovar. Better known as the City Museum of Tiles. Cycling south through the amazing Aveiro lagoon, the traditional boats of the region – moliceiros – will welcome you to the city of Aveiro. Discover the track to Figueira da Foz and amazing views of the Atlantic coast. Cycling side by side with the Mondego River. The last stage will guide you to Coimbra, a historically University city. Passing by many small villages you have the opportunity to try the typical Portuguese gastronomy and mingle with the locals.

Cycle and discover all the best of Portugal by bike

  • Enjoy unique/traditional villages and towns
  • Discover incredible sights upon the coast and the best beaches in the northwest
  • Spectacular rivers and lagoons to explore
  • Visit the Choupal National Forest with all its beauties
  • A 6 days cycling ride of 248 km provides spectacular views and the most unique experiences
  • Enjoy the fantastic life of Porto while exploring Cycling Holidays in Portugal
  • It features mostly flat terrain with an average of one / two medium ascents per day

Combine fascinating views of the northwest coast, the beautiful rivers and lagoons together with the traditional villages and historical towns. A great selection of seafood and Portuguese traditional cuisine makes this cycling Trip perfect. Enjoy this wonderful experience on your bike and don’t miss this Trip!

Day 1
Arrival Porto (optional transfer from Porto airport to hotel)
Enjoy the arts, history, and vibrant culture of Porto city. Porto is known worldwide for its wine, bridges, contemporary and ancient architecture, and its magnificent historic center, classified as a world heritage by UNESCO.
Day 2
Porto to Espinho - distance 37km
Having a relaxing time to enjoy the city, the journey starts cycling along the northwest coast and on the bank of Douro River through cycle tracks to one of the most ancient and typical places of the city, called Ribeirinha (Riverside). Crossing the famous bridge "D. Luis I" you cycle to Vila Nova de Gaia where there are plenty of caves of producers of Port wine. Take some time to explore the area and admire the view of the city of Porto from the other side of the river. The way to Espinho is marked by the cycle tracks and by the gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can visit the chapel "Senhor da Pedra", built on a rock by the sea in 1686.
Day 3
Espinho to Ovar - distance 30km
A relaxing day full of nature. Cycling mostly through cycle tracks you'll travel your way involved in green areas and by the coast discovering the beautiful lagoon of Paramos, where you can observe some birdlife, the beach of Esmoriz, and the beach of Furadouro. The overnight will be in Ovar, a city that is known as "Cidade Museu do Azulejo" (City Museum of Tiles) because of the use of the tiles as a decorative component in local architecture, being visible throughout the city.
Day 4
Ovar to Aveiro - distance 49km + ferry
A day full of nature and adventure, with plenty to see and feel. Cycling by cycle tracks, flat off-road paths, and secondary roads - the wonderful Aveiro lagoon is a constant presence. Passing the S. Jacinto dunes a ferry boat journey will take you to the other side of the lagoon. Reaching the city center of Aveiro you are welcome by the moliceiros - elegant colorful boats that were used to collect moliço seaweed. They are decorated with paintings that ridicule everyday situations.
Day 5
Aveiro to Praia de Mira - distance 38km
Start the day visiting the splendid city of Aveiro also known as "The Venice of Portugal" and then the route will take you through the Aveiro lagoon to the beach of Mira (Praia de Mira) by secondary roads and cycle paths. Visit the beach of Vagueira, where apart from the lovely views which provide us, this beach is still used today by fishermen who develop their craft by hand.
Day 6
Praia de Mira to Figueira da Foz - distance 49km
A day full of adventure and nature. Cycling through quiet roads and trails you'll travel your way involved in a forest and a dune landscape environment. Crossing by a quarry disabled, you'll have the opportunity to observe stunning views to the north and to the south side of the Atlantic coast. Pedaling on the cycle track on the beach you'll arrive at your destination.
Day 7
Figueira da Foz to Coimbra - distance 45km
Along the Mondego River north bank you'll make your way to Coimbra, by a cycle track and secondary roads. Because of its university being one of the oldest in Europe, Coimbra is a Historically University City. Visit the track through the lovely Choupal National Forest, place where you can have a drink/snack just before get in the city, while enjoying the nature.
Day 8
Departure day
End of the program wit optional transfer to the airport



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When  Jan/Feb/Mar   Nov/Dec Apr*/May/Oct  June/Sept   July/Aug
Double € 1.330 € 1.400 € 1.450 € 1.530 
Double PREMIUM VIEW € 115 € 145 € 190 € 235
Single supplement € 690 € 730 € 780 € 810
Single supplement PREMIUM VIEW € 960 € 1050 € 1220 € 1.250 
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  • Base package per person in double room € 1330

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  • 7 nights’ accommodation with breakfast (6 nights in 4* hotels and 1 night in 3* hotel - subject to change due to availability)
  • Trekking bicycle with front and saddle bag
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Helmet
  • Bottle of water
  • Insurance
  • Travel pack per booking
  • Clean & Safe Kit (1 certified reusable mask, 1 pair of gloves and 1 bottle of alcohol-gel)
  • Ferry ticket from S. Jacinto to Forte da Barra (Day 4 - Ovar to Aveiro)
  • E bike (Bosch) = €126
  • Half board p. person (HB - 7 dinners) = €290

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