Atlantic West Coast & Sintra
Portugal Bike Tours
A bike adventure to where the land ends and the sea begins!
This cycling tour in Portugal is an incredible journey along the Atlantic west coast of Europe! You will visit typical fishing villages, including Nazaré, the place where the famous surfer Garrett McNamara surfed the biggest wave ever recorded! Óbidos, the best preserved medieval village in Portugal, is included in your itinerary. Its ancient walls surround a wonderful historic town center and laybyrinth of cobblestone streets. You will feel the history as you stroll the alleyways. Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also on the agenda and is a land of castles and palaces. Your cycling adventure finishes at the western-most point in Europe, Cabo da Roca, a fitting place to end this stunning Portugal bike tour.
- Stunning coastal riding
- Medieval village of Óbidos, with it's incredible castle
- Beautiful rock formations on the cliffs and the amazing Carvoeiro Cape
- Sintra, UNESCO World Heritage site
- Peniche Peninsula, a city full of fishing traditions
- Traditional food and fresh fish from the Atlantic Coast
- Roca Cape, the western most point on the European mainland
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Price Jan 1 to March 26 £ 887 $ 1,451 € 1101 NOK 10643 kr 9824 $ 1,277 Single supplement £ 217 $ 355 € 269 NOK 2600 kr 2400 $ 312
March 27 to April 13 | April 21 to May 26 | Sep 27 to Oct 31
£ 984 $ 1,610 € 1221 NOK 11803 kr 10895 $ 1,416 Single supplement £ 225 $ 368 € 279 NOK 2697 kr 2490 $ 324 April 14 to April 20 | May 27 to June 26 £ 1008 $ 1,649 € 1251 NOK 12093 kr 11163 $ 1,451 Single supplement £ 257 $ 421 € 319 NOK 3084 kr 2846 $ 370 June 27 to Sep 26 £ 1088 $ 1,781 € 1351 NOK 13060 kr 12055 $ 1,567 Single supplement £ 305 $ 500 € 379 NOK 3664 kr 3382 $ 440 Nov 1 to Dec 23 £ 887 $ 1,451 € 1101 NOK 10643 kr 9824 $ 1,277 Single supplement £ 193 $ 315 € 239 NOK 2310 kr 2133 $ 277 Solo traveler supplement (applicable to all dates) £ 241 $ 394 € 299 NOK 2890 kr 2668 $ 347
*If traveling solo (without other persons) a solo traveler supplement will apply. This is in addition to the single supplement!
Carbon Road Bike £ 40 $ 66 € 50 NOK 483 kr 446 $ 58
Electric Bike £ 81 $ 132 € 100 NOK 967 kr 892 $ 116
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
Fly to Lisbon International Airport
Airport transfers are included in the tour price
Always check the internet for the most up to date information in the region of travel. Average temperatures and average rainfall for Peniche and surroundings can be found on the following page.
This tour can be combined with our Portugal Atlantic Route.
Where You’ll Stay
6 nights lodging in 4* hotels. All accommodations have private bathrooms and a variety of other amenities.
- Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
- Route information
- Hybrid bicycle rental including helmet, tool kit, pump, lock, handle, handlebar bag, and flat/spd pedals
- Transfer on day 1 from Lisbon airport to the first hotel and briefing about tour
- Transfer on day 7 to Lisbon
- Liability and personal accident insurance
- Luggage transport
- GPS for navigation
What’s Not Included
Arrival all year round in 2019. Cycle is best between March and October, but also possible during the winter.
Skill LevelThis tour is a moderate to difficult hybrid or road bike tour. Taking place totally on asphalted roads, you will stay mainly along the sea with a few inland sections. There are some short but steep uphills, especially in the Sintra region. Distance ranges from 38 to 72 km per day.
Day 1: Arrival to Lisbon
Day 2: São Pedro Moel - Óbidos, 42 miles (67 km, 850 m elevation)
Day 3: Óbidos - Peniche, 32 miles (52 km, 550 m elevation)
Day 4: Peniche - Ericeira, 45 miles (73 km, 900 m elevation)
Day 5: Ericeira - Sintra, 27 miles (43 km, 850 m elevation)
Day 6: Sintra - Cascais, 27 miles (44 km, 750 m elevation)
Day 7: Departure
Day 1: Welcome at airport or hotel in Lisbon.
Transfer from Lisbon to São Pedro Moel (1:45h). Accommodations in Hotel Mar e Sol.
Day 2: São Pedro Moel to Óbidos, 42 miles (67 km, 850 m elevation)
Riding through pine forests, you will cycle along beautiful beaches, eventually reaching an incredible cliff top view of Nazaré, a typical and historical Portuguese fishing village. Here, the fish are still dried under the sun. Nazaré is also famous as the location where the pro surfer Garret McNamara broke the world record for biggest wave ever surfed at 100 feet! The tour continues along the coast with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Final destination today is Óbidos, Portugal's most beautiful and best preserved medieval village, with an incredible castle. Accommodations in Hotel Real d’Óbidos.
Day 3: Óbidos to Peniche, 32 miles (52 km, 550 m elevation)
Today's ride is again along coastlines and also, a beautiful lagoon. Pedaling south, you will discover an incredible village on a very small peninsula that looks almost like an island! If the tide permits, you can cycle on the cobalt road around the village. The destination today is Peniche, a city full of fishing traditions, also located on a peninsula. The route will include a scenic road past dramatic cliffs and the beautiful Carvoeiro Cape. Don't forget, there are numerous restaurants located in the Peniche peninsula that serve an outstanding variety of seafood. Lodging at Hotel MH Peniche.
Day 4: Peniche to Ericeira, 45 miles (73 km, 900 m elevation)
You will pedal inland today, away from the sea, allowing you to experience another side of Portugal. Typical villages with white houses and red roofs and the beautiful countryside will iinspire you. As you approach the sea once again, the route leads through an incredible valley of limestone with vibrant green Mediterranean vegetation. The path that will lead to Santa Cruz with its beautiful beach provides incredible ocean views. Ericeira, the Portuguese Mecca of Surf, is the day's destination. Lodging at Vila Galé Ericeira.
Day 5: Ericeira to Sintra, 26 miles (43 km, 850 m elevation)
Today you will discover Sintra Natural Park and Hills, enjoying the varied landscape and terrain. At Monserrate, there will be an opportunity to stop and visit the palace and its impressive gardens, with its extraordinary botanical collection. The Palace, a unique and exquisite example of Romanticism, was recovered from the ruins of a neo-gothic mansion built by the British millionaire Francis Cook in the 19th century. As you wind along footpaths, you will cycle among ruins, pass small lakes and waterfalls. Sintra, set amidst the pine-covered hills of the Serra de Sintra, is a UNESCO site. If you arrive early or if you have a free day, it is recommended to visit the incredible Moorish Castle dating back to the 8th Century. Also worthwhile is a visit to the outstanding Pena Palace with its domes, towers, ramparts, and walkways on one of the highest mountain peaks of Sintra. Overnight at Sintra Boutique Hotel.
Day 6: Sintra to Cascais, 27 miles (44 km, 750 m elevation)
On this last cycling day, leaving Sintra behind, you can first make a stop at 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. Continuing on to the Atlantic Ocean, you will arrive at the westernmost point in Continental Europe , Cape Roca, a promontory rising 150 m from the sea. Discover impressive beaches nestling between cliffs artistically sculpted out by the sea – unique coastal scenery! This tour ends with a scenic and easy ride along the coast to Cascais, a beautiful city by the Ocean. Overnight at Vila Galé Cascais.
Day 7: Transfer (including bikes) from Cascais to Lisbon (30 min).
**Elevation charts can be sent on request.