Portugal West Coast and Sintra
Atlantic West Coast & Sintra Cycling is an incredible cycling tour over the Atlantic west coast of Europe! Visit typical fisherman villages and cycle by the Atlantic Ocean. Discover the most well preserved medieval village in Portugal, Óbidos and feel the history walking on medieval roads.
Discover Sintra - UNESCO World Heritage, a land of castles and palaces. The trip finishes at the most the western-most point in Europe "Roca" Cape is a full stop to this wonderful trip.
Terrain: 100% road, Sometimes hilly with short but steep ascents.Options: Extra night in Lisbon before or after the tour.
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Day 1 : Arrival day in Lisbon
Welcome at airport or hotel in Lisbon. Transfer Lisbon to Sao Pedro de Moel.
Accommodation : Mar e Sol - "São Pedro de Moel"
Day 2 : Sao Pedro de Moel to Obidos
Distance 1 : 41 Miles - 66 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 800 Meters
Today you will be riding in pine forests. To start the day, you will climb up to Nazaré, a typical Portuguese fishing village, where fish is still dried in the sun. You continue to climb and you will have an incredible view of Peniche and Ericeira, two typical Portuguese fishing villages. Finally you will walk along the Atlantic coast where you can enjoy magnificent views and finally arrive at Óbidos, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Portugal with its castle on top overlooking the village.
Accommodation : Hotel Real D'obidos - "Obidos"
Day 3 : Obidos to Peniche
Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 52 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 550 Meters
Start this day going to the coast and cycling close to a beautiful lagoon. Arrive to the Atlantic Ocean where the lagoon join the Ocean – a great place with a gorgeous beach! Continue towards south and you will discover an incredible village on a very small peninsula that looks almost like an island! If the tide permits you will cycle on the cobalt road around the village felling the wind coming from the sea! Get then to Peniche a city full of fishing traditions. Peniche is also on another peninsula but this time a bigger one. The route will follow a scenic road by the cliffs where you can admire incredible rock formations building dramatic figures and landscapes. Get to the beautiful Carvoeiro Cape, and continue going around till you return to Peniche. On this day remember, the numerous restaurants located in the Peniche peninsula serve outstanding variety of seafood.
Accommodation : MH Peniche - "Peniche"
Day 4 : Peniche to Ericeira
Distance 1 : 45 Miles - 73 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 885 Meters
After a start close to the sea on this day the route will go inland on the first half showing you different scenery. Typical villages, white houses with red roof and beautiful countryside will invigorate you on another great cycling day! Approaching the Ocean you will go by an incredible valley of limestone with vibrant green Mediterranean vegetation. Get to the beach and you can touch the fine sand again! Follow then a cycle path with great blue ocean views from above the cliffs until you arrive in Santa Cruz with its beautiful beach. After another inland section you will arrive at your destination: Ericeira, the Portuguese Mecca of Surf. Ericeira is also one of the most beautiful fishing villages in the country.
Accommodation : Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira - "Ericeira"
Day 5 : Ericeira to Sintra
Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 756 Meters
On the third day you will arrive and discover Sintra Natural Park and Hills, ending your day cycling on a constantly up and down. You will pass Monserrate where you can stop and visit the gardens and the fantastic Palace. The palace was recovered from the ruins of a neo-gothic mansion by the British millionaire Francis Cook in the 19th century; this is a unique and exquisite example of Romanticism.
Its gardens are one of the most beautiful landscape creations, including an extraordinary botanical collection of species originated from all over the world and creating contrasting sceneries along winding footpaths among ruins, corners, small lakes and waterfalls. Arrive to the beautiful village of Sintra, a UNESCO site. If you arrive early or if you have a free day here you can go up on the mountain and finding the incredible Moorish Castle dating back to the 8th Century.
Also worthwhile a visit the outstanding Pena Palace finding a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts and walkways on one of the highest mountain peaks of Sintra.
Accommodation : Sintra Boutique Hotel - "Sintra"
Day 6 : Sintra to Cascais
Option 1 : 27 Miles - 44 Km
Option 2 : 38 Miles - 61 Km
Elevation gain 1 : 600 Meters Elevation gain 2 : 1000 Meters
For this day, you will set off to discover the Portuguese coastline, discovering the splendid beaches and coves shaped and designed by water and wind. You will climb up the hills to the top, near the mystical Convento dos Capuchos nestling on the rocks and surrounded by cork oak. You then continue on to reach the Atlantic Ocean at Cap Roca: the westernmost point of continental Europe. It is a promontory rising 150 metres above the ocean. You will ride along the coast and finally arrive in Cascais, a charming coastal town.
Accommodation : Hotel Vila Gale - "Cascais"
Day 7 : Departure Day
Transfer (including bikes) from Cascais to Lisbon included at 9:30am (can be changed on request).
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Day : 1
Hotel Mar e Sol offers its clients a unique setting. This hotel can be found by the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by one of the most important pines of Portugal, the pine of Leiria. You may also enjoy an amazing contact with nature, walking through the footpath that crosses the entire coast, or if you prefer you can also use the bicycle track, stopping by the beach, or even relax in our Spa, Cubo D’Água. One of the 7 Gastronomical Wonders was given to the Seafood Rice, which you can enjoy at our restaurant “O Penedo”, where our award winning Chef, will be delighted to welcome you.
Day : 2
Hand in hand with the village's tradition, an Hotel was thought out where the rooms were named after the Kings closer to the History of the region, each room decorated and furnished individually, alluding to diverse ages of the region's History. Inside the old section, not a ceiling, a lamp or a bed share the same design. Uniqueness reflects masterfully in the spatial geometry and the context it provides with the singularity of the furniture in each room
Day : 3
MH Peniche provides a relaxing and welcoming environment, fitting into a sea and beach setting. Modern and elegant, it allows every guest to get close to nature. The 120 rooms, all with panoramic views, offer you the comfort you need and the excellence you demand, giving you a unique stay, whether for leisure or business. Spread over three floors, and of two different types, the 120 rooms are carefully furnished and designed to a high level of comfort, and offer unique views. They have free Wi-Fi. There are also three suites and one room for guests with restricted mobility, totally equipped and adapted to meet your needs.
Day : 4
Located in the emblematic village of Ericeira, just over the beach, this hotel filled with history and tradition offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
This hotel in Ericeira has a restaurant, two bars, rooms for events and meetings, children's club, playground and a spa with gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and massage rooms. Its highlights are the two swimming pools for adults, one of them with salt water, and the children's pool with slides. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi access in all areas.
Day : 5
Located in centre of the historic UNESCO town of Sintra, this boutique hotel offers rooms and suites with views of the old town and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. It has a landscaped garden where guests can relax at the courtyard bar. The modern, spacious rooms contain flat-screen TVs and are all individually decorated. Each has a private bathroom which comes with free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is also provided. The Sintra Boutique Hotel offers an up scale restaurant serving contemporary Portuguese cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast can be prepared upon request. The concierge can organise private guides for guests, including tours through palaces and museums and nature walks. The Sintra Natural Park 5 minutes away by car and the Praia Grande Beach is a 20-minute drive away.
Day : 6
Hotel Vila Galé Cascais is located by the sea, just a few metres from the famous Boca do Inferno (Hell's Mouth), Cascais Marina and the historic city centre. Completely refurbished in 2009, the hotel has 233 rooms and suites, all of them spacious and many with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the hotel features a restaurant with a show cookingarea and 2 bars. You can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. Outside, enjoy the gardens, swimming pool and, for the little ones, a playground. The central location of Hotel Vila Galé Cascais invites you to take a stroll through the historic centre, along Rue Droite, the main shopping street of the picturesque town.
Hybrid bike - Standard
Focus PNT Branded (Unisex) - ( or equivalent)
Together with our partners FOCUS we have carefully chosen and costumized this bike to provide the best experience to our clients. Great quality Shimano derailleurs and SR Suntur suspensions, as well as a softer saddle and ergonomic non-slip rubber handles, provide a smooth and comfortable ride on every surface. Schwalbe tires, ensuring grip and an enhanced resistance to punctures, good hydraulic Shimano brakes and a stiff alluminium frame, will assure a safe and worry-free journey. All together, this hybrid bike has all the properties for you to get the most out of a Portugal nature trails tour.
- TIRES: (Front & Rear) Schwalbe Marathon Plus 28x1.75
- FORK: SR Suntour XCT-DS, 9 mm QR, coil spring, 100 mm travel
- BRAKES: Shimano BR-M315 180mm/160mm
- SHIFTERS: Shimano Acera M3000 Shimano Altus M2000
- CRANKSET: Shimano FC-TY301, SQ
- GEAR RATIO: Compact: Front 42/34/24 Compact: Rear 12-32
- HANDLE BAR: Concept Sport, flat
- SADDLE & SEATPOST: Saddle: Comfort Saddle Seatpost: Concept Sport, 27.2mm, 350mm
- FRAME: MTB Sport, 6061 alloy, BSA BB, IS rear brake
- DERAILLEUR: Rear: Shimano Acera RD-M360, 8-speed Front: Shimano Tourney, 3-speed
- Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / pump / 2 spare tubes
- Handlebar bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
- 1 water bottle
- Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps/cages on request
GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.
Option 1: 32 Miles - 52 Km Elevation gain 1 : 550 Meters
Option 1: 45 Miles - 73 Km Elevation gain 1 : 885 Meters
Option 1: 25 Miles - 40 Km Elevation gain 1 : 756 Meters
- 6 night’s in Hotels or Bed and Breakfast with private bath
- Daily breakfast
- Hybrid bike rental included
- Personalized welcome orientation
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information
- 1 GPS per couple
- Daily luggage transfers
- Arrival transfer from Lisbon to your first hotel
- Departure transfer from last hotel to Lisbon
- Comprehensive trip literature
- All technical and emergency support any day
What's not included
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Hotel city taxes
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.
Informations & Recommendations
International airport in Lisbon
Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.
|Price from* & per person||Double occupancy||Single supplement |
(traveling with a group)
|Solo traveler |
|Standard||1190 €||260 €||1720 €|
|Bikes available||Options per person|
|Hybrid Bike Rental|
|Road Bike Rental|
|Electric assist bike|
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.