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.

Price from : 1050 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Portugal
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Active or Pro
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrival day in Lisbon

Welcome at airport or hotel in Lisbon. Transfer Lisbon to Óbidos (1h30)

Day 2 :   Óbidos to Peniche

Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 52 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 500 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.

Day 3 :   Peniche to Ericeira

Distance 1 : 45 Miles - 73 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 800 Meters 

After a start close to see 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 till you get to Santa Cruz with its beautiful beach. After another inland section you will get to you destination – Ericeira, the Portuguese Mecca of Surf. Ericeira is also one of the most beautiful fisherman villages.

Day 4 :   Mafra loop

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 800 Meters 

On this day you will cycle to the interior discovering the village of Mafra and its convent. The scenery of this day will contrast with the days closer to the sea. You will pass by farms and vineyards on a hilly region. Then discover and visit the monumental Mafra palace-monastery.

Day 5 :   Ericeira to Sintra

Distance 1 : 24 Miles - 38 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 800 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.

Day 6 :   End of Europe Loop

Distance 1 : 34 Miles - 55 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1100 Meters 

On the last day cross the hills of Sintra to the top on its mystic environment with time to stop and visit 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.

Continue riding to the Atlantic Ocean and get to the westernmost point in Continental Europe - Cape Roca, a promontory rising 150m from the sea. Discover impressive beaches nestling between cliffs artistically sculpted out by the sea – unique coastal scenery! Return by the Hills to Sintra.

Day 7 :   Departure Day

Transfer (including bikes) from Sintra to Lisbon (30min) included at 9:30am (can be changed on request).

Average / Day : Distance : 51.60 Km / 32.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 800.00 Meters

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Day : 1

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 : 2

The Hotel Soleil Peniche has 102 rooms which are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone direct access to the outside, safety box, complete bathroom with hairdryer and balcony. Well located, the rooms offer sea view, pool view and the fishing port.


Day : 3, 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, 6

Right in the centre of the town of Sintra, this is a discreet 4-star Sintra Portugal hotel which gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the surrounding scenery, history and leisure facilities. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Breakfast in the Monserrate restaurant at Tivoli Sintra allows you to enjoy the quality food at this welcoming and friendly Central Sintra hotel. The view from the panoramic bar reveals its stunning location: between the Serra de Sintra and the Palcio da Vila, where the sea can just be seen on the horizon.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
FOCUS KRATER LAKE - ( or equivalent)
INCLUDED

You can go for a sporty ride on almost any bike, but few are as versatile as FOCUS cross bikes. They glide effortlessly along roads and ensure ample comfort and puncture-resistance on forest tracks. The seat position is balanced to suit both Sunday outings and a quick spin after work. The robust aluminum frame FOCUS 1.0 Trekking is made according to the latest state of the art. The tube set therefore was butted to bring only material to the necessary places of the power flow. A clean look were offered because the brake caliper sits on the chainstays.

Accessories


INCLUDED

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


INCLUDED

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.


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Included

  • 6 night’s 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
  • Drinks
  • 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.

information

International airport in Lisbon

Tour rates

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)
Standard 1050 € 330 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory