The Atlantic coast by bike, along golden sandy beaches and fishing villages

from 1 030 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : PT2
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: Monday
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour along the Atlantic coast:

The Atlantic Coast biking holiday route represents 24/7 in the freshest, lightly salty air imaginable. As you cycle southwards from the Galician coastal region in the north, the beauty of continuously changing views over the vast Atlantic will impress itself on your mind and soul. Taste both Galician and Portuguese seafood. Meet the nicest fishermen and their wives who will welcome you and enjoy sharing lifetime experiences and customs. Stroll through the fish markets and watch them as they work.

Visit Porto, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, classified as a 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 this beautiful coast.

Day 1 : Arrival in Porto airport. Transfer to Baiona


From Porto airport (Portugal) transfer to Baiona (in Galicia, Spain), a charming and lively harbour town, where a dish of fresh fish from the sea is an absolute must. Don’t forget to stroll around the harbour or the Monterreal Fort, famous for the Príncipe Tower.

Day 2 : Baiona – Caminha | 40 km or 60 km


The first half of the day on your bike you cycle in Spain, gently following the flat coastline.
You may enter Portugal by ferry, across the River Minho into the town of Caminha, or a bit further upriver, by crossing the Vila Nova de Cerveira bridge. In Caminha delight in the stately houses that set the scene as you enter the town, whose history dates as far back as pre-Roman times.

Day 3 : Caminha – Viana do Castelo | 29 km or 49 km


Cycle southwards on excellent asphalted cycle paths along the coast and fields close to the coastline, until you reach Viana do Castelo. Located on the River Lima estuary, Viana do Castelo, is a bustling city with a good night life.
Discover Viana’s impressive history sheltering numerous stately town houses built by the merchants who provisioned the ships that took part in the Portuguese discoveries during the 16th century.

Day 4 : Viana do Castelo – Vila do Conde | 50 km


Cycle through vineyards and across the Protected Landscape Area of the Esposende coast, a wild life and flora reserve. Speak with the fishermen and their wives. They are such beautiful people – always warm-hearted and with a friendly word for every passer-by. Enjoy a wonderful sardine or other fresh fish dinner in town.

Day 5 : Vila do Conde – Porto | 34 km or 48 km


Starting from the Atlantic, you will follow cycle paths until you reach the River Douro. Alongside this famous river, you will cycle into one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Porto is a World Heritage city. Ride gently past the famous Eiffel bridge; see how the proud Port Wine lodges rise uphill from the south bank of the River. It will be hard to choose where to dine tonight: Porto is famous for Port Wine and the diversity and quality for its cuisine.

Day 6 : Porto – Furadouro | 42 km or 52 km


Leave the hustle and bustle of the city for the peace and quiet of the Atlantic shore. Once again, you will have a lovely ride along the coast, partly through a pine woods. The day ends in Furadouro, a hospitable town renowned for its excellent fish.

Day 7 : Furadouro – Mira | 55 km o 65 km


For this last stage, do not miss to visit the small city of Aveiro, with its picturesque town centre; if you’re lucky, you will catch sight of a Moliceiro, the colourful wooden boats used for gathering seaweed.
Visit the saltpans and ride through the Protected Natural Reserve of the São Jacinto dunes. In Mira, a small fishing village, you will certainly be inspired by the beautiful multi-coloured striped houses.

Day 8 : Transfer from Mira to Porto airport


Transfer to Porto airport during the day.

The little extra with RandoVélo


  • “Wine experiences” package featuring 2 wine tastings and visits including :

. 1 Local Wine tasting in Baiona
. 1 Port Wine visit and tasting at a historic Port Wine cellar in Porto

  • Special Wine & Dine package with 2 dinners – Baiona & Porto – including :

. 1 Dinner at a typical restaurant, three courses menu & wines in Baiona
. 1 Gourmet dinner at Porto with four courses & three wines

Select your category

standard category
Reference: PT2 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 17th 2019
    from April 23rd to 30th 2019
    from October 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: Monday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 030 € / pers.
370 € / pers.*
High season
  • from April 18th to 22nd 2019
    from May 1st 2019 to September 30th 2018
  • Departure: Monday
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 230 € / pers.
370 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights in 3-star & 4-star cat. hotels (or equivalent category guest houses), with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 6 days with helmet
• Porto airport transfers : to the start (Day 1) and from the ending points of the programs (Day 8) in a car, van or minibus
• Pre-paid mobile phone (charged with 10 Euros)
• 1 roadbook with detailed information (1 per booking)
• 1 GPS (Garmin Dakota 10) loaded with the tracks (1 per booking)
• Hotline 7 days a week

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Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 115 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 295 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: PT2 STD
Extra night in Porto
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*

Extras

• Picnic lunches package

6 light lunch meals to carry on bike in riding days

+ 130 € / pers.

• Supplement for departure other than Monday

Only from 1 to 4 people

+ 95 € / pers.

• "Wine tastings and visits" package
+ 20 € / pers.

• "Special Wine & Dine" package
+ 115 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

SPECIALIZED hybrid 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
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 Mira. We take care of its repatriation.
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Departure day

Departure on Monday.

  • From 1 to 4 people: departure possible other than Monday considering a supplement of € 95 / pers.
  • More than 4 people, departure at your convenience without supplement.

Your journey

Almost 100% in tarmac roads along the coast.

Your arrival in Porto

On Day 1: transfer by motorcoach at 3:00 pm from Porto “Sá Carneiro” airport to Baiona (Spain).

  • If you arrive after 3:00 pm, a private transfer to reach Baiona is possible (please consult us).
  • If you arrive before 3:00 pm, an additionnal transfer before 3:00 pm could be provided (please consult us).

By plane:
Porto “Sá Carneiro” airport.
Take in charge at 3:00 pm and transfer to Baiona.

By train:
From Porto station: reach Porto airport by your own, then take in charge at 3:00 pm and transfer to Baiona (by metro: about 2.10€ / by taxi: about 30€).

By car:
. Possibility to park your car at Porto airport – Parking Low Cost : www.lowcostparking.pt

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

Then you have to go to Porto airport by your own. Then take in charge at 3:00 pm and transfer to Baiona (by metro: about 2.10€ / by taxi: about 30€).

Return

Coach transfer from Mira to Porto airport is included in your package.