The Beautiful North of Portugal
12 Days | Total distance 263km (163mi) | Average 29km/day (18mi/day) | 56% asphalt + 44% dirt-roads and bike lanes
Arrival – Welcome at Lisbon or Porto airport, transfer to Castro Laboreiro followed by a briefing about the tour.
Cycling to the Convent in a medieval town – 37km (23mi), level 2 (1.5), total climbing 200m (660ft)
The fortified town at the border with Spain – 27km (17mi), level 2 (1.5), total climbing 370m (1210ft)
Towards the mouth of the river – 30km (19mi), level 1 (1.2), total climbing 240m (790ft)
The Atlantic coast – 29km (18mi), level 1 (1.3), total climbing 290m (950ft)
Free day to rest and to visit the historic town.
Crossing a dense forest to get to another medieval town – 27km (17mi), level 1 (1.3), total climbing 330m (1080ft)
Along the Lima river banks – 17km (11mi), level 1 (1.2), total climbing 340m (1120ft)
The most typical views in Minho region – 41km (25mi), level 3 (3.0), total climbing 820m (2690ft)
Climbing the green luxuriant hills – 18km (11mi), level 2 (1.9), total climbing 550m (1800m)
Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal – 37km (23mi), level 3 (2.7), total climbing 710m (2330ft)
Departure – After breakfast we leave to Porto or Lisbon airport