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A hint of salty sea breeze and fresh citrus fruit caresses your senses as you cruise through picturesque fishing villages, with the sun behind you as you gaze out towards the glistening surface of the Atlantic... Immerse yourself completely in the moment and savour the Portuguese coast with every one of your senses!

All cycle tours on the Portuguese west coast

Coastal towns, unspoilt sandy beaches and impressive cliffs

Questions and answers about your cycle tour on the Portuguese West Coast

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Our cycling holidays on the Portuguese west coast are categorised as "Medium" and "Challenging". They are therefore aimed at cyclists with a good basic level of fitness through to experienced cyclists. If you decide to hire an e-bike from us, you can enjoy the landscape to the full without having to worry about your fitness.

Due to its close proximity to the sea, you can expect dishes with fish and seafood in particular. Grilled sardines and bacalhau (stockfish) in particular, as well as traditional dishes such as cataplana and arroz de marisco (seafood rice) are culinary highlights.

The ideal time to cycle along Portugal's west coast is from February to November. In autumn and spring, there is a little more rainfall around Porto, and the further south you go, the drier it gets.

Our most beautiful cycle tours on the Portuguese West Coast

Porto – Lisbon

This cycling holiday takes you on a fascinating journey along the Portuguese Atlantic coast. The route starts in the vibrant city of Porto and ends in the enchanting capital Lisbon. During the tour, you will pass through charming fishing villages, experience breathtaking coastal landscapes and discover historical sights. The tour offers a balanced mix of sporting activity, cultural experiences and culinary delights. On the longer version of the tour, you cycle the entire route from Porto to Lisbon; on the shorter version, you cross the route from Figuera da Foz to Sintra by transfer. Immerse yourself in the magical nature and culture of Portugal!

Cyclist reading the travel documents on a beautiful beach with palm trees

Minho – Porto

This fascinating cycle tour takes you to the picturesque Minho region. From there, you will explore quaint fishing villages, impressive landscapes and historic cities, including the destination city of Porto, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. During the trip, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Portuguese culture and experience the traditional cuisine and hospitality of the locals.

Lisbon – Sagres

The fascinating Atlantic coast and its extraordinary coastal landscapes are also your constant companions on this tour. Starting in the charming capital, you set off in the direction of the sunny Algarve. The Portuguese climate provides the necessary dose of sunshine; Portugal is one of the sunniest regions in Europe. So what are you waiting for? Off you go into the Portuguese sun.

What our guests say

The route offers marvellous sections away from the tourist hustle and bustle, often directly along the coast. Breathtaking views in unspoilt nature [...]. Deserted beaches (mid-May), hidden little bays, steep cliffs and a colourful profusion of flowers make nature lovers' hearts beat faster.

Birgitta K.

The highlights were the coastal sections - the stork nests in the middle of the cliffs! Hotel Valeiro: very friendly and helpful service - beautiful, small hotel with a great view.

Ronald N.

Beautiful routes, many of them on cycle paths. Towns and villages very well-kept and interesting, beautiful beaches. Hospitable people.

Roland N.

Useful information about your cycling holiday on the Portuguese West Coast

Cycle paths on the Portuguese west coast

You will find a colourful mix of cycle paths on Portugal's west coast. Many routes run on so-called ecovias, typical Portuguese cycle paths that also run on natural surfaces. You will also be travelling on farm tracks, low-traffic side roads and gravel paths.

Cyclist on the road with beach and sea in the background

The climate on the Portuguese west coast

As the Portuguese coast stretches from the north of the country to the south, it is not possible to make a general statement about the climate. The north is somewhat cooler and has more rainfall, the further south you go, the warmer and drier it gets. Compared to Central Europe, however, the climate is mild all year round with warm summers.

Coast on the stage from Aljezur to Sagres

Culinary highlights on the Portuguese west coast

The Portuguese west coast is home to a wealth of culinary highlights that reflect Portugal's rich gastronomic tradition. Fresh fish and seafood play a prominent role, with grilled sardines, bacalhau (stockfish), cataplana (seafood stew) and arroz de marisco (rice with seafood) among the typical dishes that are a gourmet's delight.

Pasta dish

Did you know ...

  • the oldest bookshop in the world is in Lisbon?
  • that the Ponte Vasco da Gama is the longest bridge in Europe? It connects Lisbon with the cities south of the Tagus.
  • that the cod for the typical dish "bacalhau" has to be imported to Portugal?
  • that the Japanese dish "tempura" was originally invented by the Portuguese?
Cyclist on wooden walkway with beach and sea in the background
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