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Portuguese north coast

Along golden sandy beaches and fishing villages

Map

Route

Tour profile/ level 1-2

You cycle on paved roads and on non-paved trails. Elevation gain between approx. 20 and 400 m per day.

Day 1: Baiona

From Porto airport (Portugal) where you will arrive, you will be taken to Baiona (in Galicia, Spain) - transfer at 2pm, a charming and lively harbour town, where a dish of fresh fish from the sea is an absolute must. Don’t forget to stroll around the harbour or the Monterreal Fort, famous for the Príncipe Tower.

Day 2: Baiona – Caminha, approx. 37 - 67 km

The first half of the day on your bike you cycle in Spain, gently following the flat coastline, along the foothills of the Sierra de la Grova mountains and a bit further south, of the Sierra de Argalo. You may enter Portugal by ferry, across the River Minho into the town of Caminha, or a bit further upriver, by crossing the Vila Nova de Cerveira bridge. In Caminha delight in the stately houses that set the scene as you enter the town, whose history dates as far back as pre-Roman times.

Day 3: Caminha – Viana do Castelo, approx. 29 - 39 km

Cycle southwards on excellent asphalted cycle paths along the coast and fields close to the coastline, until you reach Viana do Castelo, where you will spend the night. Seagulls will also enjoy your attention too, especially if you let them taste a few crumbs from your food. Viana do Castelo, located on the River Lima estuary, is a bustling city with an active student population and a good night life. Dating back to Roman times, Viana’s impressive history includes that of the merchants who provisioned the ships that took part in the Portuguese discoveries during the 16th century andlater built the ships that sailed to Newfoundland for codfish. It is they who built the numerous stately town houses whose architectural beauty is a hallmark of the city.

Day 4: Viana do Castelo – Vila do Conde, approx. 54 km

The third stage again offers a gentle 50 kilometres ride southwards, cycling through vineyards and across the Protected Landscape Area of the Esposende coast, a wild life and flora reserve. Speak with the fishermen and their wives. They are such beautiful people - always warm-hearted and with a friendly word for every passer-by. The city centre is dominated by elegant manors and small stately homes. The importance of its harbour is not only evident at sea, as you will discover when you enjoy a wonderful sardine or other fresh fish dinner in town. Afterwards, relax with a leisurely stroll along the beach before you go to bed, refreshed by the sea air.

Day 5: Vila do Conde – Porto, approx. 34 - 48 km

On Stage 4 of your holiday, you will cycle to Porto, a short ride of some 34 kilometres. Starting, naturally, at the Atlantic, you will follow cycle paths until you reach the River Douro. Alongside this famous river, you will cycle into one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Porto is a World Heritage city, a historic jewel with more than 150 listed monuments. Ride gently past the famous Eiffel bridge; see how the proud Port Wine lodges rise uphill from the south bank of the River Douro. An essential stop, of course, will be to admire the Casa da Música auditorium, designed by Rem Koolhaas, the Dutch architect. It will be hard to choose where to dine tonight: Porto is famous for Port Wine and the diversity and quality for its cuisine.

Day 6: Porto – Furadouro, approx. 42 km

This morning you exchange the hustle and bustle of the city for the peace and quiet of the Atlantic shore. Once again, you will have a lovely ride along the coast, partly through a pine woods. The day ends in Furadouro, a hospitable town renowned for its excellent fish. Enjoy your meal!

Day 7: Furadouro – Mira, approx. 58 km

Once again, this is a beautiful ride of 58 kms in all today, including through the Protected Natural Reserve of the São Jacinto dunes. Mira, where you will sleep tonight, perhaps to dream, is a small fishing village. You will certainly be inspired by the beautiful multi-coloured striped houses. Visit some of the little shops too; a nice carpet can be bought at affordable prices.

Day 8: Mira

Transfer to the Porto airport from where you will depart.
End of the tour.

Services

  • 7 nights in double standard room

  • Daily breakfast

  • Luggage transfer

  • Transfer: Porto airport - Porto hotel (depature from the airport at 2pm) and ending point - Porto airport by bus (departure 10 am) - othe times/private transfer against surcharge

  • If extra nights in Porto are booked: included transfer from Mira to Porto and airport transfer on chosen day of departure

  • 21-speed-bike incl. equipment (cargo rack, pannier bike bag, handlebar bag, 1 spare inner tube)

  • Per group/reservation: GPS loaded with the tracks, toolkit, first aid kit, puncture repair kit, pump, pre-paid mobile phone (on request), lock (one per two bicycles)

  • Maps/information material per room

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   01.03. - 30.04.24
    S2   01.05. - 30.09.24
    S1   01.10. - 30.11.24

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    children 0-2,99 years -100%
    children 3-11,99 years -20%
    children 12-17,99 years -10%
     
    Additional extras
    Wine experience (Day 1 and 5) 56
    Picnic-Package (6x) 150
    Premium Service: Private transfer, tour briefing, private reception, daily debriefings, breakdown service 330
       
    Surcharges
    Transfer at other times/ private transfer 55
    Solo traveller on request
    Surcharge for Arrival on Sunday to Friday 200
       
    Bicycles and equipment
    21-speed-bike incl.
    E-bike 189
    Child equipment and bikes incl. on request
       
    Additional nights
    Porto, season 1 (dbl/sgl) 89/168
    Porto, season 2 (dbl/sgl) 100/189

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    You will be accomodated in 3-4-star hotels


    Baiona (Spain): Hotel Bahia Bayona
    Caminha: Design & Wine Hotel
    Viana do Castelo: Casa Melo Alvim
    Vila do Conde: Hotel Brazao
    Porto: Carris Porto Ribeira Hotel
    Ovar: Furadouro Boutique Hotel Beach & Spa
    Praia da Mira: Macarico Beach Hotel


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycle inclusive panniers

    Included in this tour are cargo rack, Pannier bike bag or handlebar bag, helmet, bike tool kit for quick repairs, first aid kit, pre-paid mobile phone and GPS garmin Dakota 10 with android basesd software.

    The following bikes are available for rent:

    • 21- Hypride bike
    • E-Bikes
    • Children's equipment: Child bikes, Child bike trailer, Children bike tow bar, Child seat

    E-Bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    This makes every bike tour a breeze! If you perhaps had little opportunity to cycle in the last few weeks before the bike tour, if you are not quite sure of your strength, but also with physical limitations, every bike tour will be a pleasure for you! The switchable, almost silent electric drive of our modern bike takes some of the work off you, and amplifies the pedal power 3 times.

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    Arrival / Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Porto (OPO)
    Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.

    Transfer

    Transfer from Porto airport to the starting point of the program is icluded as well as airport transfer on day of departure

    Important note: Departure from the airport Porto is at 2pm. If you arrive later than 2pm there will be an additional fee of € 75,- per person. Transfer OUT is from the ending point of the program to Porto airport.

    If you book an extra night at the end of the tour in Porto, a transfer from Mira to Porto as well as the airport transfer on the chosen day of departure is included.


    Arrival / Departure

    bookable Extras:

    • Wine experience: wine tasting on day 1 in Baiona and port wine tasting and visit to an old port wine cellar in Porto on day 5
    • Picnic package: 6x light meals as packed lunches for the cycling days.

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,1 of 6 Stars | 2
    We very much enjoyed the route and our hotels and appreciated being dropped off at the train station in Porto after the tour....D.M. 06/23
    4.9 23.06.2023 | Marion H. Portuguese north coast

    North Atlantic adventures

    Although we had some challenges such as wrong bikes to start , no pre trip information until we were at the bike shop in Porto a battery that died on last day and a gps that did not have last trip loaded we had great support from our pick up and delivery ...
    • Booking handling 4
    • Travel documents 3
    • Per-Tour information 4
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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    4.9 05.06.2023 | Deborah M. Portuguese north coast

    Fabulous Scenery

    We very much enjoyed the route and our hotels and appreciated being dropped off at the train station in Porto after the tour. JP from Viniturs set us up quite well at the beginning of the tour. However, we had one bicycle that was too large and not what ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 2
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 2
    • Price-performance ratio 4
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