Duoro River in Porto, Portugal. Photo via Flickr:Alex Ristea

Gorgeous tiled buildings in Porto, Portugal. Photo via Flickr:Berit Watkin
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CAMINHO DE SANTIAGO DE E-BIKE

Portugal, Espanha Passeios de Bicicleta

Uma rota costeira do caminho de Santiago de Compostela

  • O Caminho Costeiro de Portugal ou Caminho da Costa é uma rota deslumbrante, fácil e impressionante de bicicleta elétrica para Santiago de Compostela. Essa jornada de fé e esperança, comumente conhecida como Caminho de Santiago, foi uma das mais importantes peregrinações cristãs durante os tempos medievais realizadas por milhares de peregrinos ao longo dos séculos. Foi visto como uma encenação da jornada espiritual para Cristo e consolidação da fé através das dificuldades ao longo do caminho.

    O Caminho de Santiago foi originalmente feito a pé pelos devotos e ainda hoje é percorrido, não apenas a pé, mas também de bicicleta!

    Destaques:

    -Cidade do Porto da UNESCO
    -Encantadoras cidades e vilas costeiras do norte de Portugal: Seponsende, Caminha, Bayona, Arcade, Caldas dos Reis
    -Passeios costeiros e vistas
    -Santiago de Compostela, praça de Obradoiro e a Colossal Catedral barroca onde ficam os restos do apóstolo Santiago
    -Acomodações encantadoras

    Bicicletas de turismo de alta qualidade também estão disponíveis, se você preferir. Portugal se tornou um dos destinos favoritos da Tripsite e achamos que também será um dos seus favoritos!

    Não se esqueça de que o Tripsite oferece muitos passeios incríveis de bicicleta em Portugal, juntamente com centenas de outros passeios de bicicleta na Europa.

  • PREÇOS 2019 e 2020

    8 dias autoguiado:  $ 1,824 $ 2432 $ 3,040 1614 NOK 15199 £ 1371 kr 14029

    8 dias guiados: $ 2,798 $ 3731 $ 4,663 2476 NOK 23316 £ 2104 kr 21522 (mínimo 4 pessoas)

    8 dias com tudo incluído guiado: $ 2,917 $ 3889 $ 4,861 2581 NOK 24304 £ 2193 kr 22435  (mínimo 4 pessoas)

    Suplemento individual: $ 372 $ 496 $ 620 329 NOK 3098 £ 280 kr 2860

    9 dias autoguiado: € : $ 2,067 $ 2756 $ 3,445 1829 NOK 17223 £ 1554 kr 15898

    Suplemento individual: $ 435 $ 580 $ 725 385 NOK 3625 £ 327 kr 3347

    * De grupos de 8 van de suporte está incluído com turnê suportada sem custo.

    Suplemento de temporada: julho, agosto e setembro: $ 113 $ 151 $ 188 100 NOK 942 £ 85 kr 869

    opções extras

    Bilhete de trem de Porto para lisboa preço, +/-: $ 57 $ 75 $ 94 50 NOK 471 £ 42 kr 435   (Se reservar com um grupo de 4 ou mais, e todos os participantes exigirem bilhetes do Porto para Lisboa, isso será incluído)
    Noites extras: Sob consulta
    Desconto se reservar uma bicicleta híbrida de turismo:
    Tour de 8 dias: $ 141 $ 188 $ 235 125 NOK 1177 £ 106 kr 1087 Tour de 9 dias: $ 170 $ 226 $ 283 150 NOK 1413 £ 127 kr 1304

    por favor note bem

    As tarifas são por pessoa em ocupação dupla (quarto/cabine).

    Leia antes de você reservar sua viagem.

    Recomendamos adquirir um seguro de viagem de bicicleta.

    Por favor consultar "Perguntas mais Frequentes"

  • Viagem

    Pegue um voo para o aeroporto de Porto ou Lisboa

    Viagem Local

    Traslado de e para o aeroporto de Porto está incluído no pacote do tour. Se você chega por Lisboa, o aeroporto é próximo ao centro, você pode pegar um táxi ou o metrô. Se você segue para o aeroporto de Porto, há a opção do metrô do aeroporto de Lisboa até a estação Oriente e de lá, pegar um trem direto para Porto.

    Observações

    Também disponível, se você preferir: bicicleta mountain hardtail Trek Cross Country com suspensão dianteira, quadro de liga e freios a disco ou bicicleta Kross trans 5.0 de 24 velocidades com capacete, garrafa de água, um kit de ferramentas para reparos rápidos, rack traseiro e sacola. Aplica-se desconto.


Nível de Habilidade

Este é um passeio fácil de bicicleta elétrica ao longo da costa, uma boa alternativa às peregrinações a outros roteiros muito mais difíceis do percurso a Santiago de Compostela. Os três primeiros dias são predominantemente planos em superfícies duras, mas você também encontrará terrenos variados. Os últimos três dias são a parte mais difícil deste passeio, novamente em terrenos variados, com colinas curtas e íngremes. Na sua bicicleta elétrica, você pode tornar as colinas tão fáceis quanto você gostaria ou ajustar para um pequeno desafio. Bicicletas de turismo de alta qualidade também estão disponíveis, se você preferir. Isso aumentará o nível de dificuldade para moderado. Independentemente do tipo de bicicleta, este não é um passeio para ciclistas inexperientes, pois o terreno é variado. É importante ter um bom equilíbrio e um bom comando da sua bicicleta. Este passeio é oferecido como como uma excursão Autoguiado, guiado ou com tudo incluído com veículo de apoio.

Onde você ficará

Hotéis de 3 estrelas e 4 estrelas

O que está incluído

  • Autoguiado:

-7 ou 8 noites de acomodação

-Café da manhã

-Transferências do aeroporto do Porto (são necessários detalhes da viagem aérea para confirmar)

-Aluguel de bicicletas elétricas (KTM Macina Ride com motor bosch, capacete, garrafa de água, um kit de ferramentas para reparos rápidos, rack traseiro e sacola de proteção)

-GPS

-Apresentação, montagem de bicicletas e passeio a pé pelo Porto

-Descrições e mapas de rotas

-Transferência de bagagem

-Bilhete de trem de Santiago para Porto

  • Guiado

-7 noites de acomodação

-Café da manhã

-Transferências do aeroporto do Porto (são necessários detalhes da viagem aérea para confirmar)

-Aluguel de bicicletas elétricas (KTM Macina Ride com motor bosch, capacete, garrafa de água, um kit de ferramentas para reparos rápidos, rack traseiro e sacola de proteção)

-Apresentação, montagem de bicicletas e passeio a pé pelo Porto

-Descrições e mapas de rotas

-Transferência de bagagem

-Bilhete de trem de Santiago para Porto

-Guia de ciclismo

-Camisa de ciclismo de cortesia

  • Tudo incluído guiado

-7 noites de acomodação

-Café da manhã

-6 almoços

-6 jantares

-Transferências do aeroporto do Porto (são necessários detalhes da viagem aérea para confirmar)

  • Aluguel de bicicletas elétricas (KTM Macina Ride com motor bosch, capacete, garrafa de água, um kit de ferramentas para reparos rápidos, rack traseiro e sacola de proteção)

-Apresentação, montagem de bicicletas e passeio a pé pelo Porto

-Descrições e mapas de rotas

-Transferência de bagagem

-Bilhete de trem de Santiago para retornar ao Porto

-Veículo de suporte

-Guia de ciclismo

-Camisa de ciclismo de cortesia

O que não está incluído

  • Tudo incluído guiado

-Bebidas

-GPS

-Gorjetas

  • Guiado:

-Bebidas

-Veículo de suporte (será adicionado gratuitamente com reservas de 8 ou mais)

-GPS

-Refeições que não sejam o café da manhã

  • Auto-guiado:

-Bebidas

-Guia de bicicleta e veículo de apoio

-Refeições que não sejam o café da manhã

  • Todas versões:

-Taxa de turismo no Porto, aprox. € 2 por noite

-Seguro de viagem

-Proteção de bicicleta

EstadaExtra

Você pode reservar noites extras antes ou depois da sua excursão em Lisboa, Porto ou Santiago de Compostela

passeioBicicleta
tipoAmbos
NívelFácil
duração8–9 dias
De1614 Preços
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Datas do passeio

DATAS 2020:   

- 8 e 9 dias: Autoguiado: chegada possível em qualquer dia

- 8 dias guiado e tudo incluído guiado : Participantes mínimos de 4 pessoas

- O tour de 9 dias só está disponível Autoguiado.

 

Itinerário dia a dia

CAMINHO DE SANTIAGO DE E-BIKE Map

OPÇÃO DE 8 DIAS

Dia 1: Chegada em Porto

Dia 2: Porto – Esposende, 37mi.(60 km)

Dia 3: Esposende – Caminha, 35 mi.(56 km)

Dia 4: Caminha – Baiona , 23 mi(40 km)

Dia 5: Baiona – Pontevedra , 40 mi(64 km)

Dia 6: Pontevedra – Caldas dos Reis, 16 mi (26 km)

Dia 7: Caldas dos Reis – Santiago de Compostela, 25 mi (40 km)

Dia 8: Partida

Dia 1 – Porto
Seu primeiro dia será em Porto, uma antiga cidade portuária, outrora um posto avançado do Império Romano, repleto de história e tradição. Localizado ao longo do vale do rio Douro, no norte de Portugal. O Porto é uma das cidades europeias mais antigas e seu centro histórico foi declarado Patrimônio da Humanidade pela Unesco em 1996. Depois de se instalar em seu hotel, você pode ir até a loja de bicicletas do nosso parceiro para um passeio a pé guiado incluído nesta bela cidade.Três excursões são oferecidas diariamente. 10:00, 15:00 ou 16:00. Isso o levará pela arte e tradição, como as igrejas de azulejos brancos e azuis, além de alguns destaques contemporâneos, incluindo a livraria que influenciou J.K. Harry Potter de Rowling e o magnífico mercado de ações.

Dia 2 – Porto – Esposende, 37 mi. (60 km). 

Neste primeiro dia de bicicleta, você apreciará as paisagens à beira-mar e as pequenas “Rivieras portuguesas”, como a Póvoa de Varzim. Esta é uma das mais antigas aldeias piscatórias de Portugal, com um centro antigo, um antigo distrito de pescadores, distritos de praia e um emergente distrito leste contemporâneo. A Póvoa também é um ponto de encontro para a vida noturna! A Vila do Conde tornou-se importante no século XV ,durante o período áureo dos Descobrimentos Portuguese, conhecida como El Dorado. Sempre teve uma conexão antiga com o mar, assim como todas as cidades costeiras. A jornada termina em Esposende, uma cidade da Idade Média,  litorânea localizada no norte.

Dia 3 – Esposende – Caminha, 40 mi (64 km). 

Na agenda de hoje está Viana do Castelo, outra cidade litorânea muito estratégica durante a era dos Descobrimentos. Durante os séculos XIV-XV, foi aqui que os navios foram construídos para navegar para o Brasil, Índia, África e outras colônias portuguesas. O destino final hoje será Caminha, no delta do rio Minho, que se tornou um importante porto comercial no início do século 14, enviando vinho para a Grã-Bretanha e depois importando produtos da África, Índia e Brasil. Hoje, Caminha é conhecida por sua paisagem de tirar o fôlego, com seu património natural e verde, como as áreas de passeios, cachoeiras, praias e parque de campismo. No verão, suas praias são bastante procuradas.

Dia 4: Caminha – Baiona, 25 mi.  (40 km). 

Hoje, a rota leva ao território espanhol, terminando em Bayona. Nos tempos de Cristóvão Colombo, este foi o primeiro porto a ouvir sobre o descobrimento da América e hoje uma réplica do Pinta está permanentemente ancorada no porto como prova de sua importância histórica. Além da paisagem marítima, você também testeminhará a singularidade de seu antigo centro da cidade, nascido a partir de raízes romanas e que cresceu sempre em direcção ao litoral durante a Idade Média, com uma influência da Igreja Católica. Um de suas edificações mais notórias é o Castelo Monterreal, localizado na extremidade da cidade oferecendo uma vista privilegiada do cidade e da costa.

 Dia 5: Bayona – Pontevedra, 40 mi.(64 km). 

O quinto dia segue a rota de Vigo passando pela bela baía de San Simon.. Depois do litoral, Pontevedra será o destino, com sua abundância de belezas naturais. É uma cidade construída em uma colina, com algumas ruas inclinadas para o rio Lérez. O antigo centro da cidade está bem preservado e contém numerosos edifícios e monumentos históricos. Pontevedra se orgulha de seu patrimônio cultural e natural.

Dia 6: Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis, 16 mi. (26 km). 

De acordo com a história, os primeiros habitante de Caldas de Reis eram parte de uma comunidade pré-romana. Esta província pertencente a Pontevedra. O nome "Caldas de Reis" está ligado ao local de nascimento de Afonso VII, actuando na Idade Média como um caminho de peregrinação a Santiago de Compostela. Além da rica herança cultural, como Arcade, Caldas de Reis mantém uma gastronomia peculiar, tais como as "empanadas" de lampreia e do pão tradicional espanhol. Uma vez que as fontes de água quente acompanharam a evolução deste território, hoje em dia é um ponto de interesse turístico para o turismo que procuram tratamentos mais saudáveis para diversas doenças.

Dia 7: Caldas de Reis – Santiago de Compostela, 25 mi (40 km)

Este último dia de bicicleta terminará em Santiago de Compostela e no final de sua peregrinação de bicicleta. Não importa se você acredita ou não na lenda de Santiago e no valor da "peregrinação", Santiago é uma das melhores cidades da Espanha. . A catedral de São Tiago, dominando a praça dourada, a Praça do Obradoiro, com suas torres barrocas é uma visão espetacular. É sobre essa majestosa catedral barroca onde os restos mortais do apóstolo estão localizados. Essa cidade é cercada de colinas, com uma dramática paisagem costeira, deliciosos pratos de frutos do mar, vinhos saborosos e uma atmosfera de descontração, não há como não se encantar!

Dia 8: Partida ou estada prolongada

Passagem de trem de volta a Porto incluída no preço do passeio.

OPÇÃO DE 9 DIAS (SOMENTE AUTOGUIADO)
Dia 1: Porto
Dia 2: Porto - Esposende, 37 mi. (60 km)
Dia 3: Esposende - Caminha, 35 mi. (56 km)
Dia 4: Caminha - Baiona, 21 mi. (33 km)
Dia 5: Baiona - Vigo, 36 mi. (25 km)
Dia 6: Vigo - Pontevedra, 24 mi. (39 km)
Dia 7: Pontevedra - Caldas dos Reis, 16 mi. (26 km)
Dia 8: Caldas dos Reis - Santiago de Compostela, 25 mi. (40 km)
Dia 9: Partida

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Passeio Avaliação

  • Claudia W. 2 weeks ago     Verified Reviewer

    The trip was outstanding from beginning to end. We had a small group of 9 guests from Australia, US, New Zealand and Canada. The group clicked right from the start and we quickly became good traveling partners. We peddaled along the coast and viewed gorgeous beaches, wetlands, rugged Atlantic shores, pine forests and so much more. The biking was rigourous as we encountered many different surfaces from sand to cobblestone to dirt to gravel. However, the bikes we were provided allowed us a safe and pleasurable journey. There were many highlights along the way. Everyday had its own special sights and experiences. The hotel accomodations were excellent. The most spectacular was the Torre do Rio. A recommendation is to consider scheduling dinner there rather than going into town. Hotel Parador in Pontevedra was very special, as well.
    Our tour guides, Henrique and Sergio, were wonderful. They provided us with excellent equippment and ensured we were all fitted properly. Read more… Safety was always a priority. In addition, they were attentive, helpful and cheerful. They arranged for meals, set appropriate time schedules and set a biking pace that worked for all. They made excellent recommendations for additional activities. Both were highly professional and dedicated to helping their guests enjoy the trip. They were also very good looking.

    I highly recommend this trip and would encourage others to consider it. E-bikes are a good option for those who want assistance going uphill. There is quite a bit of uphill and at times it is very challenging.

    • Matt Sugerman 2 weeks ago    

      I concur. I was on the same tour and had a great time. Sergio and Henrique were superb guides and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone.

  • KEVIN 1 month ago     Verified Reviewer

    This trip was so incredible on multiple levels,

    Sergio and his staff Henrique, Diego and Marta were fantastic. The equipment was excellent as was the walking tour of Porto.

    The accommodations were unbelievable especially the Torre do Rio The two paradors were amazing in history and comfort. Each of the hotels provided great rooms and breakfasts. The service at each location was wonderful and really appreciated.

    As we did this as a unsupported self guided tour we were on our own. This gave us the opportunity to meet many amazing people along the way. As many people do this as a religious pilgrimage by walking or riding there was no shortage of opportunities to meet new people. We met people that will be friends for years.

    This tour is listed as easy to moderate. I would not recommend this to newer riders as a lot of the tour is on trails of sand, gravel, rocks, dirt and other surfaces. There is also many climbs.

  • Kristi K. 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The views were amazing, the guides were gracious and knowledgable, the food was so very yummy, and the people of Portugal and Spain so friendly! Trip of a lifetime.
    Suggestion: have a fresh pair of cycle shorts for each day of the trip. I got nervous when I had to send mine out to launder, but they did come back in time.

  • Ralph W. 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    We did a self-guided tour and completed it a week ago. 5 stars and more! First, Sergio was simply fantastic in providing new bikes, a GPS with clear markings every step of the way, and support whenever needed. The city tour of Porto by Enrique was great. The ride itself along the coast and then into Spain was excellent. The hotels were terrrific and all top notch. Cannot recommend both the tour and Sergio enough. Riding along the Camino trail that thousands over the centuries had walked was a wonderful experience, and entering the Cathedral Square was a moving experience.

  • Greg and Judy 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    This was our 3rd guided/supported ride with trip site and our favorite. The biking along the coast was fantastic and easy going with perfect weather. The last 3 days had some steep hills and cut through beautiful small towns in Portugal and Galicia but Sergio and Enrique helped support the group and took time to catch our breath and hydrate. We had never been to Portugal before but found the people extremely friendly and helpful. Sergio and Enrique were wonderful guides and organizers. They seemed to anticipate the groups needs and really overachieved with making us enjoy the culture. Sergio made sure we tried all the great food and drinks of the region. The hotels were exceptional. The Torre do Rio could be one of the best small country hotels in the world!
    Meeting and greeting thousands of Pilgrams hiking the Camihno along the route made the ride truly unique...Bon Camihno!

  • Nicole 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    What an incredible trip! Sergio and Henrique were amazing guides and did everything to make our trip one of a kind. The bikes are great quality and the ride had the most incredible scenery. I loved that you biked near the coast on some day, in the forest for others and then got to spend the night in the most beautiful hotels across Portugal and Spain. This is definitely a trip you will remember for a lifetime.

  • Mercedes Nejatali 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    A fantastic bike tour. Very well organized and executed. Sergio and Enrique went above and beyond to make sure we had the best of the time while staying safe. The scenery was amazing, the hotels were top notch, and food was wonderful.
    This was the best bike trip we've had so far, and we highly recommend it to fellow bikers.

  • Jan & Jim Roy 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    My wife and I did the self-guided Camino tour. It did not start well, as promised reception at airport did not appear, definitely the fault of Trip Site staff, who were barely apologetic. Level of difficulty was billed “easy” to “moderate,” but for this weekend biker it was more like “moderate” to “difficult.” Nonetheless, it was a really gratifying experience. Our e-bikes were top notch, and with GPS we were able to navigate pretty well along the route, some of which was definitely “off the beaten track.” When the description of route says "hard surfaces," implying smooth going, what they often mean are hard-on-the-butt cobblestones Cannot say enough about Sergio and his team in Oporto. Maybe it was because we were older and didn’t look like Tour de France candidates, but he made it a point to check in with us 3 or 4 times during the week to make certain we were ok. If anything had gone wrong, we knew Read more… he’d be there in a flash. The accommodations were excellent, and the gratification of making it into the cathedral square at Santiago de Compostela was profound. If your purpose in taking on this challenge is at all spiritual, highly recommend.

    • Jehiel from Tripsite 3 months ago     Staff

      Hi Jan & Jim,
      We do apologize that the transfer wasn't organized. We tried to get in touch with you to set up the transfer but did not hear back.
      We hope despite this issue you still had a great trip!

  • Lisa O'D 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Whole trip end to end was fantastic! Sergio and his crew of Tiago and John were amazing ensuring that we had what we needed including a tour of Porto. Sergio in particular was extremely responsive and went above and beyond to provide a great experience.
    The views were incredible, nice camaraderie with the walking pilgrims and the accommodations were incredible really augmenting the trip experience. Highly recommend this trip however, just know of the hills and elevation changes as you train pre-trip.

  • Gary M. 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Our self-guided bike ride along the Camino from Porto to Santiago de Compostela was a bit tough along the walking trail sections; but, the overall experience was fantastic. The high quality accommodation was exceptional - just what we needed at the end of each day! Recommend to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

  • Marci C. 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The entire trip was incredible! So glad we chose the upgraded accommodations as we stayed at some remarkably unique properties. Two were old castles and one we referred to as the garden of Eden. The scenery was incredible throughout the route and the food was delicious! The best part of the trip was the people we met along the camino. So many bikers and hikers were there from around the world on personal journeys and were incredibly interesting to talk to along the route and whenever we stopped. I would definitely recommend this trip and will absolutely do it again. Tripsite was amazing recommending this trip at the last minute and for connecting us with the fabulous local company who took care of us while we were there.

  • Jane S. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    So much of this biking trip was on trails or roads with views of the Atlantic Ocean almost the entire way. It was a gorgeous ride which gave us the opportunity to experience so much of the beauty of the Portuguese and Spanish coastline. The trail we rode was for the most part the same one being used by the pilgrims on the spiritual journey to Santiago de Compostela, Spain which is where our trip also ended. That in itself was so inspiring, seeing the many folks from all over the world making that trek.
    If I had one suggestion it would be to find an alternative to biking through the city of Vigo and its metropolitan area. That was the most stressful part of the trip and unfortunately where we got lost the most.

  • Carlos da Mata 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Olá,
    Gostaria de saber se você fazem somente o aluguel da bike e quanto seria para um período de 7 dia saindo de Porto e indo para Santiago pela Costa.

    Grato
    Carlos da Mata

  • Tom H. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    I did the Camino de Santiago Bike Tour in October of 2018 and it was an experience of a lifetime. I began my trip in Porto, Portugal and completed my journey in Santiago, Spain. My trip began with a guided tour of Porto, Portugal with Diego. Diego was extremely informative throughout my tour and he provided insight and information into the beautiful city of Porto. The next day I was met by my tour host, Sergio and he provided my bike, an explanation of the GPS system and safe passage out of Porto. The sights I enjoyed over the next several days were breathtaking. For the first 3 days of my trip I had the Atlantic Ocean over our left shoulder and it was warm, beautiful and inviting. After I left the sea coast I was greeted by vineyards, forests, small rural areas and eventually larger busy cities. Upon arriving in Santiago I ended my route at the Cathedral and was filled with emotion and tears. This trip gave me the opportunity to pray, reflect on my life and give thanks for the many Read more… blessing I have been given. Thank you Tripsite for providing an opportunity of a lifetime!

  • David C. 12 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    This was a trip of a lifetime. There were plenty of climbs and equal downs. The small towns and seasides were magical. Some tough riding on stone streets in Portugal and some other challenges with fire damaged roads. Overall, the natives were supportive and friendly. Food and wine made the trip!

  • Manuel Cordeiro 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    My wife and I flew all the way from South Africa to do the self guided tour from Porto to Santiago. This was a way to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary and what a treat. Sergio, Tiago and Diego were totally professional and made sure we got the right sized bicycles for our trip. The route was amazing, the hotel accommodation was spectacular. Especially in Bayona and Caldes dos Reis. We would recommend this ride to anyone who wants to do the Camino de Santiago over a six or seven day period. We will be back with Sergio and his team soon.

  • Valerie K. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Overall the trip was excellent. Sergio and his crew could not have been more accommodating. They went above and beyond to provide a great experience. Although I realize that it is difficult to grade the level of cycling difficulty for people of different ages and abilities, the trip was more difficult that I was expecting from the description.

  • Christine T. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    The accommodations each night were such a treat! The guides and the care they took was excellent!

  • Katharine S. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    The most memorable part of the trip was arriving at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. After 6 days of cycling over varied and often challenging surfaces it was a thrill to reach our ultimate destination. What a way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!
    Other highlights include turning in our Pilgrim's Passport to receive our certificates of completion, attending Mass in the Cathedral, as well as the magnificent coastal scenery along the way.
    Sergio and his team - Tiago, José and Pédro - are real pros. Safety is their number one concern and they are extremely attentive to the needs of their riders. The bicycles were well-maintained and adjusted as required.The support van was a much appreciated added feature.
    Our accommodations were top-notch, in fact one place was the nicest in which we have ever stayed. The breakfast selections at every stop were plentiful and varied.
    It was enjoyable speaking to the walking pilgrims and finding Read more… out their countries of origin.
    If walking is not the way you choose to complete your Camino Journey we highly recommend joining this tour. Make sure that during your preparation you not only cycle "distances". Cycle "hills" and if possible a "variety of surfaces".
    Everyone in our group of 22 felt a real sense of accomplishment having completed 280 km of challenging terrain.
    The great food, wine and fellow cyclists add to the enjoyment.

  • Jacalyn C. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Cycling on the camino in Portugal and Spain was beautiful at every turn but the most memorable part was the wonderful people we encountered, both those walking or cycling and those who lived along the way.

  • Michael J. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    All trips with Hennie are always the best experience possible while on 2 wheels!
    Thank you very much for all of your hard work in providing the best tours possible!

  • Janine B. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I loved this trip, even tho it rained two days we were riding the Camino. Our guide was very knowledgeable and so patient and kind. My only concern was the bicycle was too large for me and there was no other option in the shop. I am 5' 1" tall and was on the same bike as my husband who is 5' 11". I needed a smaller bicycle. But I managed. It also did a Bike and Barge with Tripsite three years ago and was very pleased.

  • Mike Tansey 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I have taken many Tripsite bike/barge tours but this was my first van-supported tour. Sergio and Enrique, did a fantastic job of guiding our group of 9 along the route. The hybrid bikes provided were sturdy and in good condition. As others have noted, the coastal portions are relatively easy and flat - on beach promenades and boardwalks - but, once inland, the difficulty level increases drastically. The 20%+ grades on narrow lanes were a challenge but fun. Well, they were more fun going down than up :) You will ride on every type of surface - good pavement, wooden boardwalks, cobblestones, loose sand, rocks, gravel dirt tracks, forest trails, city streets, dodging traffic in the many roundabouts ... The daily distances are not that long but you are guaranteed to be tired at the end of the day! I would highly recommend this trip to any experienced and fit cyclist! The accommodations and food were first rate all the way. And the fact that we were riding the Camino de Santiago, the same Read more… route as the pilgrims walk, make the trip extra special.

  • Jacalyn C. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The self-guided cycling tour of the Camino in Portugal and Spain was a great way to experience the Camino with our own small group.

  • Kelly . 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    My friend and I rode the Camino de Santiago from Porto the coastal route. Scenery was wonderful!
    We did the self-guided tour using the Garmin gps. Once we got familiar with reading the gps the route was fairly easy to follow. We started with only 1 Garmin, but got a second gps on the second day of our tour. I highly recommend having 2! We found it very helpful double checking the route between the two of us.
    The accommodations were outstanding! And each hotel had such a nice breakfast each morning!
    Everyone we had contact with was helpful and friendly.
    The description of the route "easy to moderate" would be accurate for persons who are physically active on a regular basis. Portions of the route could be very difficult for some.
    I would suggest more emphasis on long days riding than the mileage. The bikes were very comfortable, but heavy in comparison to the bikes we are accustomed to riding. And the route conditions vary so much along the Read more… way that it is slow bicycling.
    This was my first cycling trip and I loved it! Would highly recommend it!

  • Luis Crouch 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This trip was, like others organized by Tripsite, fantastic. The duration was perfect, the rating easy-moderate was correct. Note that there are a few places where you have to dismount and walk your bike. The local partner in Porto was great. My brother's chain snapped, and they organized a repair in the next town before we even got to it, and my brother's bike was fixed within hours.
    The local operator clearly care about cycling a lot. They were very organized and friendly and gave us a walking tour of Porto the day before we set out.
    The scenery is fantastic, the food is great, take advantage and eat a lot of cod! I wish we had stayed a little longer in Santiago, as it is a wonderful city. The bikes we were provided were excellent. In short, one of the best adventures of my life. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    • Jehiel 2 years ago     Staff

      Hi Luis! Thank you so much for this feedback. We are very lucky to have such a great local partner and offer this tour to our clients. We hope to help you plan your next trip!

  • Ivette S. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The road from Caminha to Baiona was the most memorable part of trip. The hotel in Caldas dos Reis was beautiful!!
    Our guides Pedro and Tiago were very good.

  • Bruce S. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Sergio did an excellent job. He provided transfers from the airport and even though flights got seriously delayed, he was there to meet everyone. His bikes were in top condition, he provided the most complete selection of tools and spares that we have ever had, he was very accessible, his restaurant suggestions were very good, and his GPS routing worked flawlessly. When we finished one trip, he made sure the bikes were cleaned up and tuned up before we started the next leg.

    The trip notes were very brief but what was provided was accurate and the GPS made up for any gaps. This was an incredible trip provided by an a very well run provider.

  • Lorne M. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I have been on several Tripsite trips over the last few years, and this was one of the best. There were several reasons: The food and wine was fantastic and inexpensive; the scenery was incredible; the hotels were great, and I loved having the route on a GPS. One of the highlights was our walking tour in Porto - Joanna was absolutely terrific - her knowledge and guidance made for one of the best days of the trip. Sergio was great - he looked after us well on the first day, making sure the bikes were properly adjusted and we were all comfortable and he followed up with us via email during both weeks. He also came out to our hotel after the first week and cleaned and serviced the bikes!! The "bonus" was Sergio's restaurant recommendations - each one served authentic local cuisine and were not "touristy". I have already recommended this trip to several friends.

  • Marci Cincotta 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Inspirational ride along the Portuguese and Spanish coastline! This trip is truly outstanding. The trip operator's personalized customer service was above and beyond! Though we did a self-guided tour, we felt very supported throughout our entire stay. The package included a walking tour of the city of Porto. Definitely take advantage of this. We had a personalized four hour tour which was rich with information and recommendations for the rest of our stay. Sergio, the owner of the tour operator checked in with us daily and even picked us up at the end to drive us back to the Porto train station to catch an early train to Lisbon. The biking route takes you along beachside boardwalks, many cobblestone roads, some mountain biking as well as some paved roads. You will ride through beaches, forests and vineyards and weave through tiny villages. The route is very well marked, especially in Spain, but the terrain can be challenging at times. While I found this a little Read more… difficult to adjust to in the beginning, I wound up enjoying the adventure and appreciating the sense of accomplishment that came at the end of each day. The stopping points each night were amazing. Each town had its own character and was filled with local charm. The hotel accommodations were outstanding. We stayed in castles and inns that were truly unique. Throughout the trip, but particularly the last few days, we encountered many people walking the camino and it was awesome to stop and chat with them at coffee stops and wish each other the typical "buen camino" along the way. We were given an accreditation booklet where were collected stamps from our various stops along the camino. At the end, we received a certificate in Santiago for completing the camino. Though we did not take this route for religious reasons, the trip proved to be very spiritual and inspirational. I would do it again!

  • Barbara petersen 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Loved the trip and especially our guides, the hotels, the food., the scenery..The Way was interesting and challenging (some gravel, some sand, beach boardwalks, etc; walked a bit but not because it was too hilly. We actually biked theough vineyards and even under trellises of grapes!! ) If you have a choice don't start the cycling portion on a weekend during beach season. (Dodging beach goers disturbs the scenery and calm). Porto is lovely and interesting too. A great opportunity to slow down and enjoy the countryside. None of us needed to ride in the van!!!

  • D. Blank 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The trip was really terrific. Super accommodations (especially Torre de Rio), abundant, delicious food ( and a real bonus that it was included in the trip price), varied and interesting scenery. However we feel that the Ebike was most useful (fantastic, really!!!) when there were no rocks or gravel. Fortunately our guides were kind enough to push the very heavy bike up some of the steeper rocky paths when the bike had traction problems. In general, the "moderate" designation for the trip should be explained in more detail, as beginning cyclists think that word means hills - when in fact, for this trip, it means surface. As Pedro said, "this is not a road trip." This is not a good trip for an inexperienced rider (which I'm not, but first time Ebike). Since we've been on many road trips, we didn't quite have the vision of what we were signing up for...although in looking back at the reviews, I now see that others did mention the road conditions but Read more… they should be described more clearly in the promotional materials.

    The guides and the bike shop owners were extremely caring and knowledgeable, and well organized and accommodating. Our contentment was clearly a priority as was safety. Dealing with the U.S. Office was very efficient and pleasant. We actually used their after hours contact phone for a flight pickup change and they were very responsive.

    This was our second Tripsite tour and we are highly impressed with quality and value!

  • Rycharde Farah 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Fizemos, eu e minha esposa, em maio/junho de 2016, o Caminho Português da Costa a Santiago de Compostela. Foi fantástico, excelente organização! Recomendo.

  • Sue Wise 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    In a word - FANTASTIC!

    The entire trip was incredible. The route is extremely varied and beautiful. Starting in Porto and riding through seaside villages along the coast, then crossing into Spain and continuing along the coast, the riding is mostly flat and the views of the ocean just breathtaking. There are parts where you ride on bike paths, roads, boardwalks, cobblestone farming paths, and even a little single-track mountain biking type trail (which leads to a secluded beach area!). Later, the route takes you directly onto the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) and the riding is more hills and dirt paths, but also through small villages and historic areas. You follow this exclusively for the last 2 and a half days. You'll see many walkers making the pilgrimage - be sure to wish all a "buen camino"!

    We opted for the self-guided version, using the GPS. This was perfect for us. We could linger in areas for photos, rest when we wanted to and ride at Read more… our own speed. The GPS was easy to follow and also included interesting waypoints, such as waterfalls and old churches and monasteries. This really added to the trip.

    The hotel accommodations were awesome! In particular, views from the Parador in Baiona and the quiet, rustic beauty of the Hotel Torre do Rio were very memorable. The towns where we stayed were lovely and interesting to walk around after a day of riding. Don't miss some of the recommended restaurants - we tried a few and they were excellent.

    Ending in Santiago de Compostela, we visited the beautiful cathedral and lovely old town center. This is a terrific ending to the trip. Don't forget to get your "Compostela" to commemorate your travels.

    Sergio did a fantastic job with everything - the bikes were great, the pre-trip instructions clear, the accompanying trip notes good, the GPS easy to follow. He checked in with us a couple times just to make sure everything was going well. He's put a terrific trip together!

    This will be a trip we remember and talk about for years to come. Highly recommended!

    Traveled - early May 2016.

  • Margie Hovan 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Spain & Portugal were delightful but the guides worked so hard at keeping us safe & happy that they made the trip an exceptional experience. I will definitely tell friends that this was a wonderful trip.

  • Mary Burkhard 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I wish I could say more about the route, but unfortunately, because of a biking accident, I was only able to ride the first day. The ebike seemed to be a really good one, but the combination of wet, slippery roads, the boost of power from the ebike, and the urging to use a higher boost mode on the bike was not a good combination. I know it's why I fell.

  • Donna DeLeo 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The scenery was spectacular, the challenge was invigorating, the people were interesting, the guides were ever helpful and informative. Loved everything.

  • Lynn Conrad 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The trip included wonderful biking-many bike paths, trails and traffic-free lanes. It was made special -even inspiring- by following the route of St James--the Camino -- a historic pilgrimage route.
    Having tour guides made the trip stress-free thus more enjoyable. Their knowledge covered all aspects of the trip: best routes,history of the area, the best places to eat, out-of-the way special sites, translation and more.

  • Mary Daly 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I felt this was more of a moderate to difficult ride not easy to moderate the tour guides treated us like family.

  • Sally Fischbeck 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    A wonderful experience! We biked on paths, boardwalks, back roads, through woods, along the beautiful Atlantic coast, beside pilgrims walking to Santiago, through city streets and sidewalks, and more! We opted to stay in 4 star hotels, which I would definitely recommend (converted palaces, monasteries, etc.).

  • Klazina van Buren 4 years ago     Staff

    I never expected this trip to show that much variety in scenery, was awesome.

  • Tim and Jan 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    “Self-Guided Bike Tour Porto to Santiago de Compostela - 6 days cycling”

    Sergio and his team did themselves proud - congratulations. This is a bike tour with a difference....from the excellent personal service, to the included walking tour of Porto, to the interesting and varied ride, to the high standard of the hotels especially the absolute gem Torre de Rio at the end of day 5.
    The ride for the most part follows the Portuguese Caminho way, so is not always smooth and easy, but this is to be expected by its very nature, and adds to the challenge.
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and unreservedly recommend it to all enthusiastic cyclists.

    Visited June 2015

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