Portugal - The Atlantic West Coast & Sintra

Cycle along the stunning coast of central Portugal passing through forests and medieval villages.
  1. 1 Independent arrival São Pedro de Moel

    Arrival - Welcome at LISBON airport or hotel.
    Transfer from Lisbon to São Pedro de Moel (01h45)

  2. 2 São Pedro Moel 67km Óbidos

    São Pedro Moel to Óbidos (67km, 700m elevation gain)

    Ride pine forests passing through beautiful beaches. Get to an incredible view point on a cliff from where you will admire Nazaré, a typical Portuguese fisherman village, where the fishermen dry the fish under the sun. Nazaré is also famous as it is the place where the famous surfer Garret McNamara have surfed the bigger wave ever with 30m on January 2013. The tour continues along the coast with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Arrive to Óbidos, the most beautiful and well preserved medieval village in Portugal, with an incredible castle on top.

    Lodging » Historical Hotel (4*)

  3. 3 Óbidos 52km Peniche

    Óbidos to Peniche (52km, 500m elevation gain)

    Start this day going to the coast and cycling close to a beautiful lagoon. Arrive to the Atlantic Ocean where the lagoon join the Ocean - a great place with a gorgeous beach! Continue towards south and you will discover an incredible village on a very small peninsula that looks almost like an island! If the tide permits you will cycle on the cobalt road around the village felling the wind coming from the sea! Get then to Peniche a city full of fishing traditions. Peniche is also on another peninsula but this time a bigger one. The route will follow a scenic road by the cliffs where you can admire incredible rock formations building dramatic figures and landscapes. Get to the beautiful Carvoeiro Cape, and continue going around till you return to Peniche. On this day remember, the numerous restaurants located in the Peniche peninsula serve outstanding variety of seafood.

    Lodging » Hotel (4*)

  4. 4 Peniche 73km Ericeira

    Peniche to Ericeira (73km, 800m elevation gain)

    After a start close to see on this day the route will go inland on the first half showing you different scenery. Typical villages, white houses with red roof and beautiful countryside will invigorate you on another great cycling day!

    Approaching the Ocean you will go by an incredible valley of limestone with vibrant green Mediterranean vegetation. Get to the beach and you can touch the fine sand again! Follow then a cycle path with great blue ocean views from above the cliffs till you get to Santa Cruz with its beautiful beach. After another inland section you will get to you destination - Ericeira, the Portuguese Mecca of Surf. Ericeira is also one of the most beautiful fisherman villages.

    Lodging » Hotel (4*)

  5. 5 Ericeira 38km Sintra

    Ericeira to Sintra (38km, 800m elevation gain)

    On the third day you will arrive and discover Sintra Natural Park and Hills, ending your day cycling on a constantly up and down.

    You will pass Monserrate where you can stop and visit the gardens and the fantastic Palace. The palace was recovered from the ruins of a neo-gothic mansion by the British millionaire Francis Cook in the 19th century; this is a unique and exquisite example of Romanticism. Its gardens are one of the most beautiful landscape creations, including an extraordinary botanical collection of species originated from all over the world and creating contrasting sceneries along winding footpaths among ruins, corners, small lakes and waterfalls. Arrive to the beautiful village of Sintra, a UNESCO site. If you arrive early or if you have a free day here you can go up on the mountain and finding the incredible Moorish Castle dating back to the 8th Century. Also worthwhile a visit the outstanding Pena Palace finding a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts and walkways on one of the highest mountain peaks of Sintra.

    Lodging » Boutique Hotel (4*)

  6. 6 Sintra 40km Cascais

    Sintra to Cascais (40km, 1000m elevation gain)

    On the last day cross the hills of Sintra to the top on its mystic environment with time to stop and visit the incredible Franciscan Capuchin Convent with its tiny cells. Installed in the rock and lined with cork, the convent is a telling example of the humble and austere existence of the Franciscan friars who lived there. Continue riding to the Atlantic Ocean and get to the westernmost point in Continental Europe - Cape Roca, a promontory rising 150m from the sea. Discover impressive beaches nestling between cliffs artistically sculpted out by the sea - unique coastal scenery! This tour end with a scenic easy ride along the coast to get to Cascais, a beautiful city by the Ocean

    Lodging » Hotel (4*)

  7. 7 Cascais Lisbon

    Departure - Transfer from Cascais to Lisbon (30min).

2017 Prices:
(2 persons based on double room occupation)

LOW SEASON (Jan to Mar & Nov, Dec) 699€
Individual room supplement +229€
 
MEDIUM SEASON (Apr, May, Oct) 719€
Individual room supplement +239€
 
HIGH SEASON (Jun to Sept & Easter Week) 849€
Individual room supplement +349€
 
Bike Rentals (per person & 5 days cycling)
Hybrid Bike +100€
Carbon Road Bike +150€
Electric Bike +200€

Optional Services:
Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person) +339€
GPS (each) +65€

Services included:
• Detailed information about tour, including maps and GPS track
• Detailed roads descriptions and pre departure information pack
• Telephone (free to call us 24 h. per day)
• Lisbon Airport transfer to first Hotel and briefing about tour
• Transfer from last hotel to Lisbon
• 6 nights lodging on Charming accommodations on BB basis
• Liability and personal accident insurance

Travel Seasons: 
All year round.
Best from March to October but possible during winter.
Any date subject to hotel availability.

  1. Portugal - The Atlantic West Coast & Sintra - TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    Tour Highlights:

    1) Stunning coastal riding
    2) Medieval village of Óbidos, with an incredible castle on top
    3) Incredible rock formations on the cliffs and the beautiful Carvoeiro Cape
    4) Sintra UNESCO World Heritage
    5) Ride passing some beautiful beaches and small villages by the sea
    6) Ride on pine forests passing by beautiful beaches
    7) Peniche Peninsula, a city full of fishing traditions
    8) Cascais, a beautiful city by the sea
    9) Traditional food and fresh fish from the Atlantic Coast
    10) Roca Cape, the western most point on the European mainland

  2. Portugal - The Atlantic West Coast & Sintra - CYCLING INFO

    Duration: 5 days cycling in 7 days/6 nights tour
    Daily Stages: 38 - 73 km
    Daily Elevations: 500 - 1.000 meters
    Route: 100% road, Mostly roads close to the sea with some inland sections. Some short but steep up-hills. Hilly on Sintra region, some important short but steep up-hills.