Our shorter version of this popular route along Portugal's beautiful Silver Coast includes a transfer between Figueira da Foz and Sintra to pack everything into 7 nights. You'll be cycling around 40 kms each day past glorious beaches and huge pine forests to charming seaside villages and medieval towns. We also offer an 11 night version without the transfer.
This delightful leisure cycling holiday links Portugal's two main cities with a varied route that delivers new experiences, views and cultural insights along the way. Explore Porto, perhaps sampling its famous port wines and sweet custard tarts, before following the Douro River out of the city to the Atlantic.
Blue church - Mira beach
Daily rides of between 35 and 45 kms along mostly level terrain will lead you southwards along the magnificent Silver Coast. Each day you will come across glorious wide sandy beaches and this is a leisurely route so why not take a break and maybe go for a dip if the mood grabs you?
Highlights along the route include Aveiro (the Portuguese Venice), the charming seaside town of Figueira da Foz at the mouth of the Mondego River and the beautiful old town of Sintra with it's magical palaces and castles
To pack the route into 7 nights you and your bikes will be transferred from Figueira da Foz to Sintra on day 6, before cycling on along the coast to Cascais and Lisbon.
This route is level with very few climbs. You will cycle along cycle paths and quite lanes predominantly but there are also some unavoidable stretches along busier roads at times.