Portugal Atlantic Coast Cycle Tour (8 Day)


Distance: 499km / Elevation gain: + 4,348 m

* Please note, for logistical reasons our Portugal tours operate for parties of two or more *

The 8 day Portugal Atlantic Coast Cycling Tour is for those that want to see it all but push themselves to the edge of fitness as well. You'll begin your adventure beside the port of Lisbon, then sweep along the coast to begin your ascent into the historic mountains of Sintra. From there you'll descend along the coast, exploring some of Europe's most pristine beaches and surfing Meccas. Next up is a delve into the agricultural heartland of Portugal, where you'll be sampling some of the finest and most interesting wines the country has to offer. Get up and close with all stages of winemaking from vine to bottle, meeting the vineyard owners in the process.

We then step back 2000 years in time, as you walk the walls of one of the largest Roman settlements discovered outside of Italy. Back to the water we go and explore sleepy coastal towns including what is dubbed "The Venice" of Portugal. The home stretch is gentle and reflective, hugging the coast along the way. Get ready to disembark your two wheel stead as you make your final stop in the iconic city of Oporto and get rewarded with what put Oporto on the map, a world class Port tasting to help rest those weary legs.

You'll explore every type of surface there is. From flat coastal cycle paths, city side street cobble, sweeping forest roads to steep rock scramble. You'll be kept on your pedals and entertained the whole way through. All of this while visiting four of Portugal's "7 wonders".

Totaling 499 km in 6 cycling days and across some tough gradients, we highly recommend choosing an e-bike unless you are at a very high level of fitness. If you're going raw leg power, the gravel bikes we offer would be the better choice.

Delve in deeper with our day by day Itinerary below. If you are looking for a more leisurely paced Portugal cycling tour check out our 9 day tour . Caught for time? Look into our other Portugal cycle tours.