History, Heritage & Coast Self-Guided

Hybrid Bike | Self-Guided | Historic
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This Portugal Bike Tour in Portugal begins in Fatima, the most sacred place in Portugal. This is the place where it is said that Our Lady appeared to three children while they were herding their sheep in 1917. Since then it is a world-known pilgrimage place that was visited several times by more than one Pope.

The overall difficulty level of this tour is 2, Moderate (more precisely, level 2.2 between 1~5). It is recommended for enthusiast bikers.

You will see several castles and an amazing Monastery. You will ride along the sea, admiring the beautiful and well preserved long coast known by the Silver Coast, and you will ride along agrarian fields with different crops and different colors.

You will cycle towards the most typical beach in Portugal. This is a place full of old traditions and today we can still see fishermen drying fish under the sun as they did in the past.

One of the highlights of this bicycle tour in Portugal is the most-well preserved medieval town in Portugal. Originally a Roman village, it was taken from the Moors in 1148. Its castle is classified as a national monument and it is a perfect example of a medieval fortress. This is a “village-museum”, perfectly preserved and walled by its high walls which perpetuate its medieval character.

On the last day you will get to Peniche, a place of fishing traditions. You will ride towards Cape Carvoeiro admiring a beautiful scenery along the sea. Here the wind and the sea work together making the most interesting shapes of the rocks.

From
Euro 1030
Self-Guided
Tour

7
Days 

Level 2 (2.2)
Moderate

Distance
190km/118mi
Average
38km/24mi day
Trails
68% asphalt+32% dirt-roads
Start | End
Fátima| Peniche
Dates

Start-End

Availability

Booking

Price

Per Person

Sep, 2017

Available

Euro 1330

Oct, 2017

Available

Euro 1260

Nov, 2017

Available

Euro 1030

March, 2018

Available

Euro 1190

April, 2018

Available

Euro 1330

May, 2018

Available

Euro 1330

June, 2018

Available

Euro 1350

July, 2018

Available

Euro 1290

September, 2018

Available

Euro 1420

October, 2018

Available

Euro 1330

November, 2018

Available

Euro 1070

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Minimum number of people: 2
Location: Center Region
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Price includes:
7-day Road Bike Tour with a GPS device | Superior quality bicycle rental | Transfers from and to Lisbon Airport | Accommodations (6 nights): 4 four* Hotels (three modern Hotels, one charming medieval Hotel) 1 excellent three* Hotel, 1 B&B | Double bedroom occupancy | 6 Breakfasts | Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel | Documentation about PortugalBike Tour | Personal Accident Insurance and Liability Insurance.

Please note:
Self-Guided version: We require a minimum of 2 people to confirm a Self-Guided departure | Longer tour: You can join two PortugalBike Tours and have a 2-week program (10% discount on the second tour) | Groups: Discount for Groups of 4 or more people | E-Bike rental: + Euro 100 | On Self-Guided tours we can offer you any date, depending on our availability. If the tour starts and ends in different months the price will be adjusted accordingly, depending on how many days in each month.

DAY BY DAY 

Day

1

Arrival   

Welcome at Lisbon airport. One-hour and 30-min drive to Fatima, briefing about the tour. Lodging in 4* hotel located very close to the Sanctuary.

Day

2

Towards the Monastery

30km (19mi), total climbing 320m (1050ft), level 2 (1.5).
After breakfast the ride takes you to a cave with some beautiful limestone formations. The tour continues along quiet roads to an amazing 14th century Monastery. Lodging in a new 4* Hotel.

Day

3

Towards the Silver Coast

44km (27mi), total climbing 500m (1640ft), level 3 (2.5).
After breakfast you leave the History and the inland area towards the coast and the sea, and now you will feel in a very different environment. Lodging in a charming 4* hotel in front of the sea.

Day

4

The most traditional beach in Portugal

40km (25mi), total climbing 560m (1840ft), level 2 (2.3). After breakfast you will cycle along a cycle lane with a gorgeous sea view that takes you to the most traditional beach in Portugal. Lodging in a charming B&B.

Day

5

The most-well preserved medieval town

28km (17mi), total climbing 410m (1350ft), level 2 (1.7).
After breakfast you continue cycling along the sea and then inland towards the medieval town on a very pleasant bike path. Lodging in a charming 4* hotel whose building is dated from the 14th century.

Day

6

Peniche Peninsula

50km (31mi), total climbing 530m (1740ft), level 3 (2.8).
After breakfast you ride along amazing bike paths along the lagoon and you cycle to a two-sided beach (north and south sides) and finally Peniche and the amazing rocks shaped by the sea and the wind. Lodging in a renovated 3* hotel.

Day

7

Departure

After breakfast transfer to Lisbon airport  (1-hour drive to Lisbon).

Total distance  190km (118mi) | Average 38km/day (24mi/day) | 68% asphalt + 32% dirt-roads and bikes lanes

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TESTIMONIALS

“The tour “History, Heritage and Coast” lived up to its name as we rode along beautiful scenic stretches of ocean (from a height of course). The quaint villages and fields of flowers and crops were additional views of Portugal that I was so glad to be seeing close up by bike. I kept running out of batteries due to the number of photos that just had to be taken in Óbidos. We felt spoiled by Jose & Christina who took care of all our needs from picnics and snacks to great dinners and wonderful accommodation. They were knowledgeable and personable and have set the bar high for biking holidays. Even before the tour was over we were discussing the details of our next trip with Portugal Bike! Thanks for the wonderful holiday in Portugal.”

Kimberly Matthisen, 49 – London ON, Canada

“Thank you for the best vacation ever. (…) I am so impressed with your company and I am telling everyone; you were tour guides, personal trainers, translators, concierge, taxi, caterers, historians, friends and professional business operators. Portugal Bike takes care of everything, all you need to do is ride and enjoy!! Great home made lunches, excellent local restaurants, transportation and translation services you will be thrilled with your vacation. The time I spent off the bicycle was as interesting and diverse as during the ride. Portugal Bike is priceless and you (Jose and Cristina) are a pleasure. Spending a week with 2 total strangers and trusting their judgement was a concern of mine before selecting my trip. I recommend you both on your character and integrity; you are both excellent people (personally and as business owners). I HIGHLY recommend this trip to everyone and anyone who has a pulse and a desire to see a beautiful country. By bike, land and van, ocean coast, cliffs, beach, caves 45m under, castles, farms, countryside villages, vacation hot spots, fancy hotels, sheep herds and my favourite – Obidos, the city inside the castle walls, it’s amazing. Thank you again for everything!!!!”

Kristine Lederman, 42 – Florida, United States

“Portugal Bike’s hybrid tour of the “History and Coast” exceeded all of my expectations. I was impressed by the knowledge of our guides, the excellent & new equipment (bike, helmet, trip odometers, packs, water bottles, transport van) and also the condition and location of all hotels and restaurants – always well situated with the best views and food. Cristina and Jose recommended excellent regional choices for wine and for dinner – which we loved. Having met some cyclists en route who had planned their own trip, we’re convinced that Portugal Bike is the way to go: best routes/little traffic, varied pathways, healthy & plentiful picnics, and no worries …about anything!! I know, I would love to try a different tour next time, and possibly tack on a 2nd week while I’m at it! I cannot compliment Jose & Cristina enough – a very classy duo!”

Joanne Nolte, 49 – London ON, Canada

“In September 2015, my wife and I and three fun-loving Irish ladies cycled the History, Heritage & Coast guided bike tour. The hybrid bikes were state-of-the art, and the rides were safe, interesting, varied and very enjoyable. Our superlative guide, Jose, provided us with informative historical and environmental insights, while detail oriented Cristina organized our transportation, lodging and outstanding meals. The whole operation was professionally run with a caring and friendly approach, providing for a quality experience. Overall, we can’t say enough positive things about out trip and would highly recommend Portugal Bike tours.”

Brian Specht, 70 – Vancouver, Canada

TOUR GEAR

On this tour you can ride with one of these bicycles
Hybrid Bike Scott Sportster

SCOTT SPORTSTER

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

Sporster 20 Solution emphasises comfort and convenience for touring and transportation. Equipped with a lockout fork and Syncros components, the Sportster is set up perfectly for your excursions with a more vertical and comfortable position.

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e Bike Bosch System

BOSCH SYSTEM 

E-BIKE

Now you don’t have any excuse for not participating on a Portugal Bike Tour! Don’t be afraid of not being able to keep up with the group. Now you can ride an e-bike without feeling too exhausted! The system works as if someone is pushing at your back! The more you pedal, the more electric assistance you have.

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CANNONDALE TANDEM 29 Bike

CANNONDALE TANDEM

TANDEM BIKE

Riding a Tandem bike is fun and is something that is not usual. People always smile to you and  wave. Your partner (stoker) don’t need to know how to ride a bicycle. However we highly recommend to ride this kind of bicycle if you already are used with it at your home.

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