Along the Silver Coast Supported

Hybrid Bike | Guided | Landscape
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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.

From
Euro 2250
Supported
Tour

7
Days 

Level 1 (1.0)
Easy 

Distance
161km/100mi
32km/20mi day
Hotels
Signature

Trails
45% asphalt + 55% dirt-roads and bike lanes
Start | End
Porto | Aveiro
Dates

Start-End

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Booking

Price

Per Person

15 to 31 March, 2020

Available

Euro 2450

April, 2020

Available

Euro 2760

May, 2020

Available

Euro 3090

01 to 13 June, 2020

Available

Euro 3120

14 to 30 June, 2020

Available

Euro 2930

01 to 10 July, 2020

Available

Euro 2740

11 to 31 July, 2020

Available

Euro 2810

01 to 12 September, 2020

Available

Euro 3110

13 to 30 September, 2020

Available

Euro 3140

01 to 17 October, 2020

Available

Euro 3100

18 to 31 October, 2020

Available

Euro 2840

01 to 08 November, 2020

Available

Euro 2250

If you wish a different date, ask us for prices and availability. Guided bike tours usually start on Sundays.

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Minimum number of people: 2
Location: Center Region, Porto and the North
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Price includes:
7-day Hybrid Bike Tour with a GPS device| Superior quality bicycle rental | Transfers from and to Porto or Lisbon Airport  | Accommodations (6 nights): two five-star hotels (one in front of the Ocean, one in front of the Ria), three four-star hotels (one at the river front, one in the city center, one facing the Ocean), one Pousada (over the Ria) | Double bedroom occupancy | 6 Breakfasts | Daily energy-bars and water | Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel | Documentation about Portugal Bike Tour  | Personal Accident Insurance and Liability Insurance | First-Aid assistance on location | Techno-Mechanical Assistance  |  Permanent Backup Vehicle | Visit to a Museum Ship  |  Visit to a Ceramic Museum | Visit to the Salinas Moliceiro Boat Tour.

Please note:
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.

DAY BY DAY 

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Day

1

Arrival   

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

Day

2

Porto World Heritage and Douro river

23km (14mi), level 1 (1.0), total climbing 100m (330ft).
You start your bicycle tour in Porto, cycling from the river front area crossing D. Luís bridge. You continue cycling along the Douro river banks until you get the sea. 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 5* Hotel in front of the beach.

Day

3

Along the beautiful Silver Coast

43km (27mi), level 1 (1.0), total climbing 170m (560ft).
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 4* hotel with a private beach.

Day

4

The beaches and the delta river

45km (28mi), level 1 (1.0), total climbing 120m (390ft).
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 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. Lodging in a 4* hotel in front of the beach.

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5

Towards the most known Portuguese finest ceramic

34km (21mi), level 1 (1.0), total climbing 170m (560ft).
After breakfast you finally leave the coast behind and will cycle along bike lanes and forest roads until you get to a quiet place that was once an industrial center with all its social surroundings, and today it is converted into a tourist center. Visit to a Ceramic Museum. Lodging in a 5* hotel.

Day

6

Aveiro town, the Portuguese Venice

16km (10mi), level 1 (1.0), total climbing 70m (230ft).
Breakfast. Your cycling day will be short but you will learn a lot about the main activities of this region; you will visit the salinas and you will learn about this very old activity, the extration of the salt. You will also taste the famous dessert of this region. Visit the town walking and by boat. Lodging in a 4* hotel in the city center.

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7

Departure

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 161km (100mi) | Average 32km/day (20mi/day) | 45% asphalt + 55% dirt-roads and bike lanes

ACCOMMODATIONS

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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TESTIMONIALS

“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

“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

TOUR GEAR

On this tour you can ride with one of these bicycles
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SCOTT SPORTSTER

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

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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BOSCH SYSTEM

E-BIKE

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.

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by an amazing client

The Charming Pousadas by an Amazing Client
The Charming Pousadas In The North Portrayed by An Amazing Client

One day we had a special client doing this tour; he was an artist! Every morning, before cycling, he sat somewhere painting with his watercolors. Here is the Charming Pousadas in the North portrait, day-by-day.

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