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Cycling Holidays in Portugal
Cycling Holidays in Portugal

Bike Tours in Portugal

Our Best Portugal Bike Tours

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Porto to Lisbon Atlantic Ride

Cycling Holidays in Portugal
8 Days from USD 2,998
USD 2,850

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

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

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Cycle the Coastal Portuguese Camino

Cycling Holidays in Portugal
8 Days from USD 3,375

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

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 USD 3,673
USD 3,495

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

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

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Porto Coastal Cycling

Cycling Holidays in Portugal
8 Days from USD 3,050

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

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

Cycling Holidays in Portugal
10 Days from USD 3,530

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

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

Cycling Holidays in Portugal
7 Days from USD 2,375

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

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

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Cycling in the Douro Valley

Cycling Holidays in Portugal
7 Days from USD 2,765

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

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

Cycling Holidays in Portugal
8 Days from USD 2,585

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Scenic cycling through small villages and along stunning coastline

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Top 5 Locations for Bike Tours in Portugal

1. Porto
Embark on a vibrant Portugal biking tour in Porto, a coastal city adorned with imposing bridges, medieval charm, and winding streets. Pedal along the scenic Douro River, where pastel-hued houses cascade to the water’s edge. Take a break at one of the renowned wine cellars or venture to Aveiro Lagoon to witness the vivid birdlife, including pink flamingos and kingfishers, in this ‘Venice of Portugal.’
2. Algarve
Escape the tourist hustle to explore the serene western Algarve by bike touring Portugal. Traverse lesser-known routes through traditional villages, along cliff tops, and coastal trails. Uncover the region’s history and culture while cycling through meadows and forests, with stops in maritime towns like Sagres and Lagos. Indulge in Portugal’s renowned cuisine at seafront restaurants, celebrated for fresh seafood and meats.
3. Lisbon
In the vibrant city of Lisbon, historic charm meets modern energy. Pedal through the cobbled streets of Alfama, discovering ancient neighborhoods, grand squares, and lively markets. Experience the city’s diverse landscapes, from the historic Belem district to the scenic waterfront, all while immersing yourself in Lisbon’s rich culture and captivating architecture. Cycle from Lisbon to the Algarve for an epic and unforgettable adventure.
4. Óbidos
Pedal through history in the walled town of Óbidos, a fascinating destination with a rich culture. Navigate narrow, cobbled streets leading to the medieval castle, or dismount and stroll along the ancient walls for an immersive experience in this historically significant locale.
5. The Atlantic Coast
Experience the unparalleled beauty of Portugal’s Atlantic Coast, adorned with vibrant fishing villages, medieval towns, and sun-kissed white sand beaches. The Silver Coast, nestled between Lisbon and Porto, unveils its splendor as you explore the scenic landscapes on a bike. Immerse yourself in the coastal allure and cultural treasures of this mesmerizing region, making it a must-visit destination for cycling enthusiasts.

The ride, accommodations, and dining were superb. Armando Nava is an excellent guide who provided many insights along the way. Beautiful ocean towns and ocean sights. There was a nice north to south tailwind for the whole ride; you would not want to do it in the other direction! The Level 2 designation is appropriate. Porto, Lisbon, and Nazare are fascinating towns (cities) . Highly recommend.

Charles Nager Porto to Lisbon Atlantic Ride

How do I plan a Portugal cycling tour?

Planning a cycling tour in Portugal is effortless with Exodus. Benefit from over 50 years of active travel expertise by joining one of our small group tours of Portugal. Our dedicated travel specialists have meticulously designed itineraries, taking care of all logistics, including route planning, accommodations, support vehicles, and luggage transfers. Simply choose a tour, book it, and leave the planning to us.

What should I bring on Portugal cycling tours?

Refer to your tour’s trip notes for a detailed packing list tailored to your destination. Essentials include padded cycling shorts, cycling gloves, sturdy shoes, and a compact bag. Feel free to bring personal gear, such as pedals or a preferred saddle. High-quality, locally rented bikes are provided on all Exodus cycling trips, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable ride.

FAQs on Portugal Bike Tours

Are e-bikes available on cycling tours of Portugal?

Enhance your cycling experience in Portugal with the option to upgrade to an e-bike for an added fee on many of our cycling vacations. These electric bikes provide extra assistance, making cycling more accessible and enjoyable. Whether tackling tougher routes or accommodating varying fitness levels among travel companions, e-bikes offer a convenient and inclusive solution.

How do I prepare for a Portugal cycling trip?

Prepare for bike touring Portugal by training on a bike to increase endurance and comfort. Pay attention to the activity level rating for guidance on ride intensity, and consult our fitness guides for additional preparation tips. Ensure your body is accustomed to the physical demands of long rides for a more enjoyable experience.

Can you travel Portugal by bike?

Absolutely! Portugal is a cyclist’s paradise, offering the best biking tours on an extensive network of on-road and off-road cycling routes suitable for various preferences and skill levels. From coastal paths to mountainous terrains, each cycling tour in Portugal allows you to explore charming villages, historical sites, and picturesque landscapes on two wheels.

What should I expect on a Portugal bike trip?

Embark on a Portugal bike trip for a captivating exploration of diverse landscapes and cultural treasures. Picture yourself pedaling through picturesque countryside scenes and historic towns, savoring local flavors and immersing yourself in the warmth of each region. Our cycling tours blend physical activity, scenic beauty, and cultural immersion, ensuring every turn of your bike wheel unveils a new facet of the destination. Join us for an adventure that goes beyond cycling—where each moment on the bike reveals the rich tapestry of Portugal’s allure.

How safe is cycling in Portugal?

Cycling in Portugal is generally considered safe, with a diverse mix of well-maintained roads and cycling paths. While urban areas may have busy traffic, drivers are typically accustomed to cyclists, and many cities offer designated bike lanes. Portugal’s Mediterranean climate means warm summers, so cyclists should stay hydrated and use sun protection. The country’s diverse terrain caters to different skill levels, from flat coastal routes to hilly and mountainous areas.

Joining a guided cycling tour, especially for those unfamiliar with the terrain, can enhance safety with experienced guides providing support, navigation assistance, and local insights.