Along the Silver Coast Self-Guided

Hybrid Bike | Self-Guided | Landscape

This is the easiest bicycle tour that we offer. This hybrid bike tour starts in Porto and ends in Aveiro. You will have the chance to admire the beautiful river front of the second biggest city of Portugal.

Port wine makes the city of Porto well-known all over the world. Douro river starts in north of Spain, but it is here, in Porto, that it meets the sea, and this beautiful and long river was used for many and many years to transport the wine from inland to the cellars in Porto area to be traded.

You will cycle along bike paths along the coast and visit many beaches of the north of Portugal, always along the Silver Coast. The route is very easy, scenic and relaxing.

You will visit a beautiful place with some very interesting houses which are the result of the transformation of old warehouses used to keep the fishing gear. Today these small houses with their colorful striped façade are the vacation place of many families and it makes a very unique place in Portugal to be visited.

The tour ends in Aveiro, a city on the west coast of Portugal known for its Art Nouveau buildings and its enchanting lagoon. This 45-kilometer-long lagoon stands as one of Europe’s last remaining untouched coastal marshland. It is also a haven for numerous bird species. The locals call this rich lagoon Ria de Aveiro. Tourism and aquaculture are the mainstay of the Aveiro Lagoon region.

It is also renowned for its artisan fishing and as a center for the collection of Flor de Sal, an expensive salt variety. The boats that in the past used to collect the submerged aquatic vegetation (Moliço) to be used in agriculture, today are transformed into bright colored painted boats that cross the lagoon full of tourists.

Euro 1280


Level 1 (1.3)

33km/20mi day

47% asphalt + 53% dirt-roads and bike lanes
Start | End
Porto | Aveiro





Per Person

01 to 18 June, 2022


Euro 1790

19 to 30 June, 2022


Euro 1630

01 to 08 July, 2022


Euro 1590

09 to 24 July, 2022


Euro 1620

01 to 17 September, 2022


Euro 1780

18 to 30 September, 2022


Euro 1910

01 to 15 October, 2022


Euro 1880

16 to 31 October, 2022


Euro 1690

01 to 07 November, 2022


Euro 1360


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Minimum number of people: 2
Location: Center Region, Porto and the North
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6 days / 5 nights / 4 days cycling

Support Level

  • Initial briefing providing all the necessary details
  • A Garmin GPS computer with all traks recorded
  • Our comfortable transfer vehicle van with air conditioning
  • All transportation from airport pick-up to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation by taxi
  • Documentation booklet about PortugalBike Tour
  • Personal Accident Insurance and Liability Insurance


  • One 5* modern and charm hotel faced to the Ria
  • Three 4* charm hotels
  • One Pousada faced to the Ria


  • 6 Breakfasts


  • Superior quality hybrid bicycles with hydraulic disc brakes and 30 speeds, tailored to your height and specifications
  • Portugal Bike cycling jersey to keep
  • Portugal Bike water bottles to keep
  • Specialized helmets (optional)


  • Visit to a Ceramic Museum
  • Visit to the Salinas

Please note:

Prices are based on a double bedroom occupancy (hotels may be different depending on availability) | Longer tour: You can join two PortugalBike Tours and have a 2-week program. Take a look to The Historic Towns in The North bike tour (10% discount on the second tour) | Groups: Discount for Groups of 4 or more people | E-Bike rental: + Euro 200 | If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability. If the tour starts and ends in different months/fortnight the price will be adjusted accordingly, depending on how many days in each month/fortnight. The price on festivity dates will be adjusted accordingly.


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Welcome at Porto airport. 30mn drive to the down town of Porto, briefing about the tour. Lodging in a 4* Hotel near the riverfront in Porto. Lodging in Caléway Charm Hotel.



Porto World Heritage and Douro river

22km (14mi), level 1 (1.0), total climbing 260m (850ft).
You start your bicycle tour in Porto, cycling from the river front area. Before you start your bicycle tour for today you still can visit one of the famous Port Wine Cellars. You continue cycling along the Douro river banks until get the sea and the Atlantic Coast. After you visit the first beach you continue along the coast, passing several beaches.  You may stop in the beach Senhor da Pedra that was voted as the 10th most beautiful beach in Europe. Time to feel the white sand on your feet. Lodging in a 4* Hotel with a pool. Lodging in Monte Lírio Hotel.



Along the beautiful Silver Coast

42km (26mi), level 2 (1.8), total climbing 210m (690ft).
After breakfast you will continue cycling along the coast using several bike lanes on the way.  One beach follows the other  and finally you get to the lagoon. Lodging in a Pousada faced to the water of Ria. Lodging in Pousada da Ria.



Towards the most known Portuguese finest ceramic

39km (24mi), level 1 (1.2), total climbing 150m (490ft).
After breakfast you will ride along Aveiro lagoon, sometimes on the road, other times using bike lanes. You will cross the ferry boat to the other side of the mouth of the lagoon. You will have a stop to visit a Museum Ship (option) that was used to fish codfish in the north sea. You will see the highest lighhouse in Portugal and you will visit an interesting place where old warehouses were converted into vacation houses. Visit to a Ceramic Museum. Lodging in a 5* hotel faced to the Ria. Lodging in Montebelo Vista Alegre Hotel.



Aveiro town, the Portuguese Venice

28km (17mi), level 1 (1.0), total climbing 170m (560ft).
Breakfast. Today you will learn a lot about the main activities of this region; you will visit the salinas and you can learn about this very old activity, the extration of the salt. After get Aveiro, the bicycle tour continues along the Gangway of Aveiro. Visit the town walking and by boat (ticket not included). Lodging in a 4* hotel in the city center. Lodging in Moliceiro Hotel.




After breakfast transfer to Porto airport  (1-hour drive), or to Lisbon (2.5-hour drive).

Portugal Bike Tour Porto do Aveito Along Silver Coast Route Map

Total distance 131km (81mi) | Average 33km/day (21mi/day) | 47% asphalt + 53% dirt-roads and bike lanes


The accommodations for this tour are Signature Hotels (the best charming Hotels of the region, usually stylish 4-star hotels or 5-star properties)

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“Absolutely stunning tour down the coast, organised by Cristina and assisted by Luis! The bikes were superb, accommodation fabulous, and everyday was a different experience for us, and very relaxing knowing that all details of the holiday were in capable hands. We have already suggested to many of our friends that this is the best way to see the “real Portugal” and we are already looking forward to doing it all again in another part of Portugal, perhaps next year. Very professional people, who have covered all bases for a wonderful cycling experience, even for two women in their 60’s!”

Anne Pfeiffer, 65 – Sidney, Australia

“Portugal Bikes provided us with a high quality experience, starting with the orientation by the founder, quality bikes, 4 and 5 star hotels, impeccable service and a route (from Porto to Aveiro) that exposed us to a variety of sceneries from beaches to mountains. The pick up and delivery of our luggage was always timely. Loved the whole experience and we are already thinking of booking another trip with Portugal for winter time further south. The fact that the original founders are still heavily involved is a huge plus!”

Anita Wiseth, 58 – CA, United States

“We did a supported tour along the coast from Porto. We were lucky to have the owner of the company José accompany us. He was fabulous. Everything was great. Hotels and bikes were perfect. We had plenty of time to explore all the cities ant small towns we went through. José was always around if we needed something. This is a great company!”

Gordon Mickelson, 70 – Denver CO, United States


On this tour you can ride with one of these bicycles
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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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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.