From Porto to Coimbra by bike

from 1 040 € / pers.

Reference : PT7
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to November
Departure: Sunday
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour from Porto to Coimbra

The bike tour Porto to Coimbra is an incredible ride between two medieval cities filled with History secrets. Start your tour where Portugal has its own name born, Porto, classified as Unesco World Heritage Property. Learn about Port Wine, the beverage and the associated culinary dimension of its own. Taste, smell, meet and bask in the sun as you cycle gently along some of the most beautiful beaches of Europe. Experience Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal and Figueira da Foz, a great holiday spot.Finally, Coimbra.

Famed for its university – the oldest in the country – and a fantastic collection of handsome churches, serene monasteries, and lively cultural institutions, Coimbra is also a busy commercial hub with its many shops, boutiques, and appetizing choice of cafés and restaurants.

Day 1 : Arrival in Porto


Transfer from Porto airport to your hotel. There is no specific time; however, if you booked the option “Wine, food and typical boat experience” package, then you must arrive until 3:00pm.

Porto, a World Heritage City, has a historic centre with over 150 listed monuments. Hiking alongside the Douro River is sufficient to make you aware of what this beautiful, lively city has to offer visitors: the Bolsa Palace housing the Stock Exchange, the monumental Clérigos church and tower and the Cathedral are just some of the highlights.

Day 2 : Porto – Furadouro | 42 km


Leave the hustle and bustle of the city for the peace and quiet of the Atlantic coast. Ride through the many small towns that nestle along the coast and, from time to time in and out woods of pines. The day ends in Furadouro, a hospitable town renowned for its excellent fish. Enjoy your meal!

Day 3 : Furadouro – Aveiro | 39 km


Your bike tour for today is a pleasant 49 kms ride through the Protected Natural Reserve of the São Jacinto dunes. This stage would not be complete without a visit to Costa Nova, a small town with its picturesque town centre of multi-coloured striped houses. If you have time, take a trip on a Moliceiro, the brightly-coloured hand painted wooden boats used for gathering seaweed, along the canals for which Aveiro is named Portuguese Venice. Ashore, tickle your taste buds and join a workshop to make a typical Aveiro pastry. Do not fail to visit the salt pans and enjoy the wonderfully soothing properties of sea salt as you soak your feet in small tubs.

Day 4 : Aveiro - Mira | 35 km


Your ride today is a great mixture of beach, pine woods and riverside paths. Mira is a small fishing village, where the main activity stills the craft fishing with colourful boats once pulled by oxen. You will certainly be inspired by the beautiful multi-coloured striped houses and the friendly locals. Observe the golden effect of the sunshine on the sand, the sea, the vegetation and the brightness of the contrasting colors of the landscape. Be sure to visit the fantastic fishing village of Praia de Mira and discover the typical colorful wooden houses they call “palheiros”. Indulge yourself with the fantastic gastronomic specialties made with fresh fish that you can find here. Stroll pass the beautiful lagoon of Mira and enjoy its natural landscape.

Day 5 : Mira - Figueira da Foz | 58 km


Today you leave the enchanting city of Mira in the direction of Figueira da Foz along the the Portuguese silver coast. Enjoy nature with a beautiful ride through green fields. You’ll be riding between long beaches and a big pine forest that makes you feel in the wilderness. The ride takes place in a cycleway that follows a road called Estrada Atlântica (Atlantic Road).
Surrounded by preserved dunes, the picturesque and tranquil village of Praia da Tocha has a huge golden sand beach that extends to the north. Also known for its amazing golden sandy beach, Figueira da Foz is the ideal destination to rest and maybe to dream.

Day 6 : Figueira da Foz – Coimbra | 43 km


Today’s trail takes you along rice fields and a lush countryside. Enjoy the change from riding through the towns to the cyclepath along the Mondego river. Then you arrive in Coimbra. The beautiful historical centre of this university city cascades down the hillside to the east bank of the Mondego, a multicoloured collage of centuries-old buildings. During the academic year, especially on summer evenings, the streets of Coimbra, the second oldest university in Europe after Bologna, echo with the haunting beauty of the student love ballads and the sound of their mandolins, the distinctive Coimbra fado.

Day 7 : Transfer to Porto


Included shared transfer at 9:30am from the hotel in Coimbra to Porto Airport. The transfer can be to other location within Porto, instead of the airport.

The little extra with Biking France


Wine, food and typical boat experience:

– Day 1 : 1 Port Wine visit and tasting, at a historic Port Wine cellar in Porto*
– Day 3 : 1 Moliceiro boat trip in Aveiro
– Day 3 : 1 typical pastry tasting with 2 liquors and several delicacies from Aveiro
*this is only available for clients arriving soon this day, because the last possible visit to the cellars is at 17h45 – subject to availability

Special Wine & Dine package with 2 dinners:

– Day 1 : Gourmet dinner with 3 courses & wine – in Porto
– Day 6 : Fado dinner & soirée, three courses menu & wine with typical music Fado show – in Coimbra

Select your category

standard category
Reference: PT7 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 30th
    from October 1st to November 30th
  • Departure: Sunday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 040 € / pers.
325 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 1st to September 30th
  • Departure: Sunday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 100 € / pers.
410 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet (previously used)
• Transfer from Porto Airport to the hotel in Porto (Day 1)
• Transfer from the hotel in Coimbra to Porto airport (Day 7)
• Pre-paid mobile phone (charged with 10 Euros)
• 1 roadbook with detailed information (1 per booking)
• 1 GPS device loaded with the tracks (1 per booking)
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Coimbra to Porto and personal bike repatriation
• City taxes

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: PT7 STD
Extra night in Porto
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom & breakfast)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 65 € / pers.*
High season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 70 € / pers.*

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 100 € / pers.
• Wine, food and typical boat experience
+ 40 € / pers.

• Special Wine & Dine package with 2 dinners
+ 110 € / pers.

• Picnic Package

5 light lunch meals to carry on bike in riding days

+ 95 € / pers.

• Supplement for departure other than Sunday

Only from 2 to 3 people

+ 75 € / pers.

• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking) Amount to be confirmed.
+ 400 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

SPECIALIZED mountain bike

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder (1 per 2 bikes)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock (1 per 2 bikes)
  • Helmet

We suggest to bring your own helmets. However, we do provide our previously used helmets, if needed, with no extra charge.
There is also the possibility of buying a brand-new helmet for an extra cost of 55 euros (to be paid on spot). It has to be informed upon requesting the booking.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
CUBE e-bike
E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder (1 per 2 bikes)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock (1 per 2 bikes)
  • Helmet
Practical details
  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • Leave your bike rental at your hotel in Coimbra. We take care of its repatriation.
> Departure day
> Your journey
> Your arrival in Porto
> Return

Departure day

Departure on Sundays.

  • From 2 to 3 people: departure possible other than Sunday considering a supplement of € 75 / pers.
  • From 4 people and more, departure at your convenience without supplement.

Your journey

90% of the total tour happens along tarmac roads.
The first stages are easy, but from Aveiro to Figueira da Foz, the track has some hills or steep roads.

Your arrival in Porto

On Day 1: transfer by motorcoach from Porto “Sá Carneiro” airport to your accommodation. There is no specific time; however, if you booked the option “Wine, food and typical boat experience” package, then you must arrive until 3:00pm. 

By plane:
Porto “Sá Carneiro” airport.
Take in charge and transfer to your hotel.

By train:
From Porto station: reach your hotel by your own, by subway or by taxi (20 euros).

By car:
Possibility to park your car in Porto town center (contact us for more information).

Return

> At the end of the tour:

– Included shared transfer at 9:30am from the hotel in Coimbra to Porto “Sá Carneiro” Airport.
The transfer can be to other location within Porto, instead of the airport.

– You can also reach Porto from Coimbra by train. (journey approx. 1h ; costs approx. 10-15€/pers./journey). More information here : Comboios De Portugal)