This cycling holiday in Portugal leads you from the city of Porto, southwards along the Atlantic coast, unveiling some of the country’s most beautiful and rugged scenery along the way. Besides some truly charming villages you’ll also pass huge sand dunes, pine forests and some amazing unspoilt beaches.
Porto is a great place to start, from the UNESCO World Heritage old town to its elegant, wide boulevards – and let’s not forget its famous port wine. Heading out from the city you’ll soon discover countless hidden coves and idyllic sandy beaches as you make your way southwards along the coast.
Cross the São Jacinto Dunes Nature Reserve and the nature-filled Vouga River estuary as you approach Aveiro, a quaint city of canals and boats. As you continue your journey you’ll also stop off at memorable small beach towns like Praia da Mira and São Pedro de Moel, your eventual destination.
You’ll be riding on smooth, flat roads, lanes and pathways and will average around 30 miles a day, so this Portuguese cycling tour is suitable for anyone with a basic level of fitness. This tour is pleasant even during the height of summer as Atlantic sea breezes will cool you as you ride.