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Cycling Holidays in Portugal
Cycling Holidays in Portugal

Cycling Tours in Portugal

Portugal Cycling Tours

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Porto to Lisbon Atlantic Ride

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8 Days from CAD 3,798
CAD 3,610

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Follow scenic forest and ocean-side paths as you cycle the Atlantic coast of Portugal

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Cycle the Coastal Portuguese Camino

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8 Days from CAD 4,275

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Pilgrims and adventurers unite on a two-wheel journey to the holy town of Santiago de Compostela

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Lisbon to Algarve Ride

Portugal coast
8 Days from CAD 4,653
CAD 4,430

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Cycle one of the most pristine coastlines in southern Europe, from Lisbon to the Algarve.

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Porto Coastal Cycling

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8 Days from CAD 3,810

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Varied beach-front cycling along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast we've ever seen

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Porto to Coimbra Cycling

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10 Days from CAD 4,420

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Cycle south from Porto, along the coast to Aveiro, before heading inland to Coimbra, Portugal's old capital

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Cycling in The Real Algarve

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7 Days from CAD 2,955

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Explore the unspoilt wild coastline, pretty white villages and deserted cycling routes of the Algarve

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Cycling in the Douro Valley

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7 Days from CAD 3,450

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Enjoy historical villages, the River Douro and some of the world's finest wine

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Cycling in Portugal: From the Mountains to the Sea

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8 Days from CAD 3,220

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Scenic cycling through small villages and along stunning coastline

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Top 5 Locations for Cycling in Portugal

Porto: This colourful coastal city is a fabulous destination for Portugal cycling tours with its imposing bridges, winding streets and medieval Ribeira. Ride along the beautiful Douro River where pastel-hued houses slope down to the water’s edge and stop off at one of the city’s famous wine cellars. If you don’t get too carried away with the port wine, it’s well worth venturing down to the Aveiro Lagoon to see the colourful array of birdlife, including the pink flamingos, kingfishers and purple herons. Aveiro has been dubbed the ‘Venice of Portugal’ owing to its palm-fringed canals and stylish restaurants.

Western Algarve: Far from the madding crowds on the main coast, the western Algarve is a quieter region that’s starkly different to the tourist spots. If you prefer to explore the lesser-known routes on cycling holidays in Portugal, this is a great place to visit. Learn about the country’s history, nature and culture when you set off on an adventure through traditional villages, along clifftops and coastal trails. Pretty country lanes lead you through meadows and forests while the towns of Sagres and Lagos introduce you to Portugal’s maritime history. Or you might want to stop off at one of the seafront restaurants to try the Portuguese cuisine, famous for its fresh seafood and meats.

Lisbon’s Atlantic Coast: Portugal’s Atlantic Coast is beyond compare with its brightly coloured fishing villages, medieval towns and white sand beaches. The Silver Coast is a stunning part of the coastline that runs between Lisbon and Porto and is best explored on a bike. The walled town of Óbidos is a fascinating place to visit and is drenched in a rich history. Ride through the narrow, cobbled streets that wind up to the medieval castle or hop off your bike and walk along the ancient walls.

Douro Valley: Known for its port wines, ancient villages and the snaking River Douro, the Douro Valley is one of the best regions of Portugal to explore by bike. Cycle through terraced vineyards and stop off to taste the famous wines at Quinta do Tedo and meet the local Portuguese people at the village of Pinhao. The scenery of the Douro Valley is unmatched for its beauty and the route from Castelo Rodrigo takes you on a breath-taking journey along the River Douro, which runs for almost 900km along the Iberian Peninsula.

Minho Region: The rugged and wildly beautiful region of Minho plays an important part in the history and culture of Portugal. Its diverse landscape is made up of rivers, mountains and coastline that provide gorgeous backdrops to cycling trips here. As well as riding among untamed countryside, you’ll also pass through vineyards and pretty mountain villages where you can stop to immerse yourself in the local culture and savour the Portuguese food. You can also spend some time on the golden beaches and go swimming in the warm Atlantic waters.

FAQs on Cycling in Portugal

Is Portugal good for cycling?

Portugal is a fantastic destination for cycling with its rugged coastlines, scenic countryside and winding mountain passes. Portugal boasts a varied choice of terrain to explore on two wheels and is home to a network of well-maintained cycling routes, varying in difficulty and length. And not to mention, its mild climate and sunny weather hat make it a perfect cycling destination year-round. Immerse yourself in the country’s rich history and culture as you freewheel through charming villages, historic sites and lush vineyards.

What are the best regions in Portugal for cycling?

The sun-drenched Algarve is a favourite with cyclists owing to its mix of coastal routes, traditional villages and more challenging terrain. The region also boasts a mild climate and golden beaches for anyone wanting to spend some time relaxing too. In Porto, you can explore the city’s historic architecture and delicious port wine and it also serves as a gateway to some of the best cycling routes in northern Portugal. For a more leisurely adventure, ride along the Douro River in the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its terraced vineyards and stunning river views. The valley is made up of both flat trails and trickier climbs.

What is the best time of year to cycle in Portugal?

The best time for cycling in Portugal is either during the spring or autumn months. In spring, the weather is mild and pleasant and vibrant flowers erupt across the landscapes. Autumn has similar ideal weather conditions, with cooler temperatures and less crowded roads compared to the peak summer months. These seasons provide you with the perfect balance of comfortable temperatures, scenic views and enjoyable riding conditions.

Is it safe to cycle on Portuguese roads?

Portuguese roads are generally safe for cyclists, especially along designated cycling routes. Our cycling trips mostly follow well-maintained roads and paths. However, rain can cause some terrain to become muddy in parts and you will need to be cautious when riding. You might also encounter cobbled surfaces in some urban areas of Portugal, but our trip notes will make you aware of any challenges along the route.

Where are the best cycling routes in Portugal?

The Algarve coastal route is undoubtedly one of the most popular cycling routes in Portugal. Stretching along the southern coast of the country, the trail winds between sun-bleached beaches and dramatic cliffs to views of Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, explore colourful fishing villages and ancient sites, and enjoy the freshest local seafood. The Portuguese Camino is another epic route, which follows the pilgrimage path to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. the Portuguese Camino offers cyclists a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in history and culture. As you pass through traditional villages, sprawling countryside and ancient monuments, immerse yourself in the history and culture of Portugal. Alternatively, the Lisbon Atlantic Ride takes you on a spectacular coastal journey among historical landmarks and waterfront towns, where you can sample the urban culture and soak up sublime ocean views.

Do you have self-guided cycling holidays in Portugal?

Yes, we have a wide selection of self-guided cycling trips that let you immerse yourself in Portugal’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage at your own pace. The beauty of our self-guided trips is that you can veer off the beaten tracks to discover hidden treasures, stopping when the mood takes you to experience the local culture or try authentic dishes. Having this flexibility means you can customise your itinerary to suit you. On each of our self-guided tours, you’re provided with detailed route maps, GPS devices and comprehensive trip notes that guide you to points of interest with personally recommended pit stops.

What should I pack for a cycling trip in Portugal?

To ensure you get the most out of your holiday, it’s important to pack the essentials for comfortable cycling. Lightweight clothing in breathable fabrics help you to stay cool in the warm weather, while a light, waterproof jacket will protect you in any showers. It’s also important to take a reusable water bottle so you can stay hydrated during long rides. Also, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are essential to protect yourself from the sun. Don’t forget to pack some energy-boosting snacks to keep you fuelled throughout your cycling adventures.