History, Heritage & Coast Self-Guided

Hybrid Bike | Self-Guided | Historic and Landscape

This Portugal Bike Tour in Portugal begins in Fatima, the most sacred place in Portugal. This is the place where it is said that Our Lady appeared to three children while they were herding their sheep in 1917. Since then it is a world-known pilgrimage place that was visited several times by more than one Pope. Every year thousands and thousands of pilgrims from all over the World visit to this Sanctuary.

The overall difficulty level of this tour is 2, Moderate (more precisely, level 2.4 between 1~5). It is recommended for enthusiast bikers.

You will see several castles and two impressive Monasteries. You will ride along the sea, admiring the beautiful and well preserved long Atlantic coast known by the Silver Coast, and you will ride along agrarian fields with different crops and different colors.

You will cycle towards the most typical beach in Portugal. This is a place full of old traditions and today we can still see fishermen drying fish under the sun as they did in the past.

One of the highlights of this bicycle tour in Portugal is the most-well preserved medieval town in Portugal. Originally a Roman village, it was taken from the Moors in 1148. Its castle is classified as a national monument and it is a perfect example of a medieval fortress. This is a “village-museum”, perfectly preserved and walled by its high walls which perpetuate its medieval character.

On the last day you will get to Peniche, a place of fishing traditions. You will ride towards Cape Carvoeiro admiring a beautiful scenery along the sea. Here the wind and the sea work together making the most interesting shapes of the rocks.

Euro 1500


Level 2 (2.4)

43km/27mi day

67% asphalt+33% dirt-roads and bike lanes
Start | End
Fátima| Peniche





Per Person

15 to 31 October, 2023


Euro 1670

01 to 10 November, 2023


Euro 1460

April, 2024


Euro 1710

13 Apr – 19 Apr, 2024


Euro 1710

May, 2024


Euro 1810

01 to 15 June, 2024


Euro 1820

16 to 30 June, 2024


Euro 1820

01 to 13 July, 2024


Euro 1870

01 to 14 September, 2024


Euro 1770

15 to 30 September, 2024


Euro 1810

01 to 12 October, 2024


Euro 1810

13 to 31 October, 2024


Euro 1710

01 to 10 November, 2024


Euro 1500

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Minimum number of people: 2
Location: Center Region
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7 days / 6 nights / 5 days cycling

Support Level

  • Initial briefing providing all the necessary details
  • A GPS device on your handlebar with all bike tracks preloaded
  • 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


  • Two 4* Hotels front to the ocean and near to the beach
  • One 4* Modern Hotel in town
  • Two 4* Charming Hotels in town
  • One 4* Hotel in the countryside


  • 6 Breakfasts


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

Please note:

Prices are based on a double bedroom occupancy (hotels may be different depending on availability) | Self-Guided version: We require a minimum of 2 people to confirm a Self-Guided departure | Groups: Discount for Groups of 4 or more people | E-Bike rental: + Euro 300 | On Self-Guided tours we can offer you any date, depending on our 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.





Welcome at Lisbon airport. One-hour and 30-min drive to Fatima, briefing about the tour. Lodging in modern 4* hotel located very close to the Sanctuary. Lodging in Hotel Santa Maria.



Towards the Monastery

27km (17mi), total climbing 290m (950ft), level 1 (1.4).
After breakfast the ride takes you to a Cave with beautiful limestone formations (visit included only on Guided and Supported versions). The tour continues along quiet roads to an impressive 14th century Monastery (visit included only on Guided and Supported versions) that is classified as World Heritage site by the UNESCO list. Lodging in a charming 4* Hotel in the town and close to the Monastery. Lodging in Hotel Lis Batalha.



Towards the Silver Coast

42km (26mi), total climbing 510m (1670ft), level 3 (2.5).
After breakfast you leave the History of this small town to visit another impressive 12th century Castle (visit included only on Guided and Supported versions). You continue pedaling but now towards the Atlantic coast that is known as the Portuguese Silver Coast, because of the reflection of the Sun on the sea at the end of each day and the sunset. Lodging in a cozy 4* hotel in front of the sea and near to the beach. Lodging in Hotel Mar e Sol & SPA.



The most traditional beach in Portugal and the Monastery

46km (29mi), total climbing 500m (1640ft), level 3 (2.6).
After breakfast you cycle along a beautiful cycle lane with a gorgeous pine forest and sea view that takes you to the most typical fishing village in Portugal where the fishermen work their nets at the beach and dry the fish under the sun. Before you get to the next hotel you visit another impressive Monastery, from the 12th century (visit included only on Guided and Supported versions), and that is classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Lodging in a beautiful 4* hotel in the countryside. Lodging in Your Hotel & SPA.



The most-well preserved medieval town

51km (32mi), total climbing 660m (2170ft), level 3 (3.0).
You ride towards the Portuguese Atlantic coast again and the day includes gorgeous sea sceneries and beautiful beaches. Finally, you get to the most well-preserved medieval town with its narrow and winding roads and its whitewashed houses and the castle at the top. Lodging in a charming 4* hotel near the historic center whose building is dated from the 14th century. Lodging in Josefa d’Óbidos Hotel.



Peniche Peninsula

48km (30mi), total climbing 500m (1640ft), level 3 (2.7).
After breakfast you ride along amazing bike paths along the lagoon and you cycle to a two-sided beach (north and south sides) and finally the Peniche peninsula with its amazing rocks shaped by the sea and the wind. Note the big difference between the north side and the soud side of the coast of this peninsula. Lodging in a new 4* hotel, MH Peniche Hotel.




After breakfast transfer to Lisbon airport  (1-hour drive to Lisbon).

Total distance  214km (133mi) | Average 43km/day (27mi/day) | 67% asphalt + 33% dirt-roads and bikes lanes


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

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Another Version of this Tour OR another Hybrid Bike Tour on the Coast of Portugal


“The tour “History, Heritage and Coast” lived up to its name as we rode along beautiful scenic stretches of ocean (from a height of course). The quaint villages and fields of flowers and crops were additional views of Portugal that I was so glad to be seeing close up by bike. I kept running out of batteries due to the number of photos that just had to be taken in Óbidos. We felt spoiled by Jose & Christina who took care of all our needs from picnics and snacks to great dinners and wonderful accommodation. They were knowledgeable and personable and have set the bar high for biking holidays. Even before the tour was over we were discussing the details of our next trip with Portugal Bike! Thanks for the wonderful holiday in Portugal.”

Kimberly Matthisen, 49 – London ON, Canada

“Thank you for the best vacation ever. (…) I am so impressed with your company and I am telling everyone; you were tour guides, personal trainers, translators, concierge, taxi, caterers, historians, friends and professional business operators. Portugal Bike takes care of everything, all you need to do is ride and enjoy!! Great home made lunches, excellent local restaurants, transportation and translation services you will be thrilled with your vacation. The time I spent off the bicycle was as interesting and diverse as during the ride. Portugal Bike is priceless and you (Jose and Cristina) are a pleasure. Spending a week with 2 total strangers and trusting their judgement was a concern of mine before selecting my trip. I recommend you both on your character and integrity; you are both excellent people (personally and as business owners). I HIGHLY recommend this trip to everyone and anyone who has a pulse and a desire to see a beautiful country. By bike, land and van, ocean coast, cliffs, beach, caves 45m under, castles, farms, countryside villages, vacation hot spots, fancy hotels, sheep herds and my favourite – Obidos, the city inside the castle walls, it’s amazing. Thank you again for everything!!!!”

Kristine Lederman, 42 – Florida, United States

“Portugal Bike’s hybrid tour of the “History and Coast” exceeded all of my expectations. I was impressed by the knowledge of our guides, the excellent & new equipment (bike, helmet, trip odometers, packs, water bottles, transport van) and also the condition and location of all hotels and restaurants – always well situated with the best views and food. Cristina and Jose recommended excellent regional choices for wine and for dinner – which we loved. Having met some cyclists en route who had planned their own trip, we’re convinced that Portugal Bike is the way to go: best routes/little traffic, varied pathways, healthy & plentiful picnics, and no worries …about anything!! I know, I would love to try a different tour next time, and possibly tack on a 2nd week while I’m at it! I cannot compliment Jose & Cristina enough – a very classy duo!”

Joanne Nolte, 49 – London ON, Canada

“In September 2015, my wife and I and three fun-loving Irish ladies cycled the History, Heritage & Coast guided bike tour. The hybrid bikes were state-of-the art, and the rides were safe, interesting, varied and very enjoyable. Our superlative guide, Jose, provided us with informative historical and environmental insights, while detail oriented Cristina organized our transportation, lodging and outstanding meals. The whole operation was professionally run with a caring and friendly approach, providing for a quality experience. Overall, we can’t say enough positive things about out trip and would highly recommend Portugal Bike tours.”

Brian Specht, 70 – Vancouver, Canada


On this tour you can ride with one of these bicycles
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This hybrid bike emphasizes comfort and convenience for touring several days in a row, giving you a straight riding position. Equipped with a lockout fork, the Sportster is set up perfectly for your excursions with a more vertical and comfortable position. This hybrid bicycle is perfect to ride on asphalt or on dirt roads.


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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.