Charming Pousadas North – Climbing Profile

The Charming Pousadas in the North 

Climbing Profile

7 Days | Total distance  204km (127mi) | Average 41km/day (25mi/day) | 66% asphalt + 34% dirt-roads and bike lanes

Day 1

Arrival – Welcome at Porto or Lisbon airport. Lodging in a Pousada which is set on the highest place of the old fortified area of Valença, with a great view to the Spanish border. 

Day 2

Cycling along the coast – 62km (39mi), level 4 (3.5), total climbing 750m (2460ft).

Day 3

Along the Lima river banks – 37km (23mi), level 2 (2.0), total climbing 390m (1280ft).

Day 4

The most typical views in Minho region – 50km (31mi), level 4 (3.6), total climbing 1080m (3540ft).

Day 5

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

Day 6

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

Day 7

Departure – After breakfast transfer to Porto airport (40-min drive) or Lisbon airport (3-hour and 40-min drive).