New for 2024: The 11 night version of this popular route along Portugal's breathtaking Silver Coast between Porto and Lisbon. 10 days of cycling reveals wild, deserted beaches, incredible sea views, and fascinating old towns and villages. We also offer an abridged, 7 night version of this route that includes a transfer for part of the way.
Experience Portugal's Silver Coast in all its glory on this epic 480 kilometre cycling adventure. Daily rides of between 35 and 65 kilometres will showcase this beautiful wild and rugged coastline as well as the historic towns and quaint fishing villages that give it its unique character.
Traditionally painted houses in Aveiro
After a night in fascinating Porto at the mouth of the Douro river you begin your journey south towards the Portuguese capital. For much of the route you will enjoy fabulous views along the wild coastline, you'll also pass many, often deserted fine sand beaches washed by Atlantic rollers.
Each night you will stay in a small village or town, often with a historical old town to explore on foot.
Highlights of this memorable route include Aveiro, a beautiful old town often referred to as "Portuguese Venice" for its canals and traditional Moliceiro boats. The glorious, unspoilt beaches around Praia de Mira are sensational and the charming old fishing villages of Nazaré, Peniche and Ericeira are a delight to explore on foot. You'll also love wandering the winding flower-filled alleyways of Obidos. Finally, all this is of course bookended with stays in the historic and fascinating cities of Porto and Lisbon
This is a moderate route with some short climbs along the way that will suit leisure cyclists with a reasonably good level of fitness. if you have concerns about the daily distances or climbs then we highly recommend opting for an e-bike to reduce the grade of this route down to leisurely.