total: 131km (81mi)
47% asphalt + 53% dirt-roads and bike lanes
level 1 (1.3)
daily average: 33km (21mi)
Welcome at Porto airport. 30mn drive to the down town of Porto, briefing about your cycling tour in Portugal.
Porto World Heritage and Douro River
This is the shortest day of your bicycle tour, just because there are many small things and details to pay attention during the way. You leave the historical and charming place of Porto, near Douro river and the bridge, and you see the ocean where Douro river meets the sea. You continue pedaling your bicycle along cycle lanes along the coast and you will reach the next hotel. 🙂
level 1 (1.0)
Along the Beautiful Silver Coast
Bike lanes and some dirt roads continue along the beautiful Atlantic Coast on your right side, leading you for the best views that you can have on this bicycle tour :). The day finishes with a nice and calm flat road along the vast lagoon that extends itself on your left side.
level 2 (1.8)
Towards the Most Known Portuguese Finest Ceramic and Glass.
Today the bicycle ride is very flat. Some more quiet roads, some more bike lanes, with great views to the beaches on the Atlantic Coast complete your bike day ride. 🙂
level 1 (1.2)
Aveiro Town, the Portuguese Venice
On this last day you can choose to ride 14km or 31km. Always on a flat environment you can choose to finish on km 14 having the rest of the day to visit and to enjoy the beautiful town of Aveiro, or you can continue the bicycle ride into a preserved lagoon landscape, and visit all that beautiful area near the water :). It makes a kind of a loop to come back to the hotel again.
level 1 (1.0)
After breakfast transfer to Porto airport (1-hour drive), or to Lisbon (2.5-hour drive).