Beautiful North Portugal – Climbing Profile

The Beautiful North of Portugal

Climbing Profile

12 Days | Total distance  262km (163mi) | Average 29km/day (18mi/day) | 56% asphalt + 44% dirt-roads and bike lanes

Day 1

Arrival – Welcome at Lisbon or Porto airport, transfer to Castro Laboreiro followed by a briefing about the tour.  

Day 2

Cycling to the Convent in a medieval town – 37km (23mi), level 2 (1.5), total climbing 200m (660ft)

Day 3

The fortified town at the border with Spain – 27km (17mi), level 2 (1.5), total climbing 370m (1210ft)

Day 4

Towards the mouth of the river – 30km (19mi), level 1 (1.2), total climbing 240m (790ft)

Day 5

The Atlantic coast – 28km (18mi), level 1 (1.3), total climbing 290m (950ft)

Day 6

Free day to rest and to visit the historic town.

Day 7

Crossing a dense forest to get to another medieval town – 27km (17mi), level 1 (1.3), total climbing 330m (1080ft)

Day 8

Along the Lima river banks – 17km (11mi), level 1 (1.2), total climbing 340m (1120ft)

Day 9

The most typical views in Minho region – 41km (25mi), level 3 (3.0), total climbing 820m (2690ft)

Day 10

Climbing the green luxuriant hills – 18km (11mi), level 2 (1.9), total climbing 550m (1800m)

Day 11

Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal – 37km (23mi), level 3 (2.7), total climbing 710m (2330ft)

Day 12

Departure – After breakfast we leave to Porto or Lisbon airport