|Portugal Bike - Along the Silver Coast|
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1. Multi-coloured fields with various crops
2. Peniche and Baleal Peninsulas
3. Amazing rocks cut by the sea and the wind
4. Amazing bike paths along the lagoon
5. The half-moon-shaped bay in S. Martinho do Porto
6. Obidos castle and its high medieval walls
7. Nazare - the most typical beach in Portugal
8. The tasty fresh fish of the Silver Coast
9. Obidos – the most preserved medieval town in Portugal
10. Narrow streets and charming houses decorated with flowers
This Portugalbike tour begins in 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 on the rocks.
One of the highlights of this tour is the Medieval Town of Obidos. 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.
You will ride along the sea admiring the beautiful view and you will ride along agrarian fields with different crops and different colours.
On the last day you will ride towards the coast to Nazaré, 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. This is also a wonderful place to refresh ourselves in the blue waters or take a walk along the golden sand.
Day 1: Arrival – Welcome at Lisbon airport. 1H00 drive to Peniche, briefing about the tour followed by dinner. Lodging in 4* hotel located in a ravishing green exterior space overlooking the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean..
Day 2: Peniche Peninsula – 15km (9mi), level 1 ( Beach).
After breakfast we ride along the fishing peninsula of Peniche, where the wind and the sea have shaped the rocks along the centuries: this is unique in Portugal. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a 3* Hotel recently renovated.
Day 3: Towards the Medieval Village – 37km (23mi), level 2.
After breakfast we ride to the beautiful two-sided beach in Baleal (north side and south side) and we continue as far as Óbidos following amazing bike paths along Óbidos lagoon. Picnic on the way. Lodging in a charming 4* hotel whose building is dated from the 14th century.
Day 4: Obidos - the Medieval Village. FREE day. After breakfast visit to the medieval town of Obidos. This is the most well preserved medieval village in Portugal. …It's a charm! Lodging in a charming 4* hotel whose building is dated from the 14th century.
Day 5: The Silver Coast – 29km (18mi), level 2 ( Beach).
After breakfast we ride round the other side of Óbidos Lagoon in a paradisiacal environment. Picnic on the way. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a charming small 4* hotel which was once a family house and where glamour and elegance are allied to the comfort.
Day 6: Towards the most typical beach in Portugal – 14km (9mi), level 1 ( beach).
After breakfast we ride towards Nazaré, the most typical beach in Portugal. Dinner with the group. Lodging in a 4* hotel decorated with maritime elements and it is characterized by a fresh and relaxing design.
Day 7: Departure - After breakfast transfer to Lisbon airport. 1H00 drive to airport.
Type: Hybrid Bike Tour
Class: LANDSCAPE TOUR
Version: Guided or Self-Guided
Region of Portugal: North of Lisbon (coast)
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 4 days cycling /
1 day rest
Begin: Peniche - a small fishing town
End: Nazare - the most typical beach in Portugal
Difficulty level (1-5): 1 2 3 4 5
= Intermediate. You must be in good shape
Distance: 95km (59mi)
Average: 24km/day (15mi/day)
Trails: 84% asphalt - 16% dirt roads
The price includes:
- 7-day Hybrid Bike Tour with a Guide (*)
- Transfers from and to Lisbon Airport
- Accommodations (6 nights): 5 four* Hotels (two Hotels near the beach, two charming medieval Hotels, one charming hotel) 1 three* Hotel. Double bedroom occupancy.
- 6 Breakfasts
- 2 nourishing and energetic picnics (*)
- 4 Dinners (including our famous wines, our amazing cheeses and lovely desserts) (*)
- Daily energy-bars and water (*)
- Luggage transport from Hotel to Hotel
- Documentation about PortugalBike Tour
- Liability Insurance
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Techno-Mechanical Assistance (*)
- First-Aid assistance on location (*)
- Permanent Backup Vehicle (*)
(*) Not included in Self-Guided Tours
=> Prices per person, double bedroom occupancy, 4* quality Hotel.
=> If you want a different date, ask us about prices and availability.
HYBRID BIKE: SCOTT Sportster 20 Solution
Frame: Alloy 6061 Double Butted
Fork: Front suspension Suntour, 63mm travel with lock
Brakes: Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
Gears: Shimano Deore, 30 speeds (44x32x24 with 11-34)
Pedals: Normal (with cages or not) or Shimano SPD
Tires: Hybrid 700x40 (28"x1.6)
Weight: 12kg (26 pounds)
Other: Man or woman seat, 2,5 liter front bag on the handlebar and 1,6 liter seat bag.
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>>> Portugal Bike's hybrid tour of the "Silver 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, (however, we were also able to choose for ourselves, a luxury many tours do not afford you). Having met some cyclists enroute who had planned their own trip, we're convinced that PB 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, Age: 49 (London, ON ďż˝" Canada), 2010 =
>>> The tour â€śAlong the Silver Coastâ€ť 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 Obidos and Isle of Berlenga. 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, Age: 49 (London, ON - Canada), 2010 =
>>> 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. PortugalBike 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. PortugalBike 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, boat, foot, land, sea and van, ocean coast, cliffs, beach, caves 45m under, castles, farms, countryside villages, vacation hot spots, nature preserves and island, fancy hotels,Â sheep herds and my favourite - Obidos, the city inside the castle walls, it's amazing. Thank you again for everything!!!!
= Kristine Lederman (Florida - U.S.A.), 2006 =