Porto & The Green Coast 7D: Douro Landscape
A 7 day bike tour along the north-western coast of Portugal. Visit Porto city, the old town UNESCO Classified, Natural Parks, beautiful coastal areas and and generally the astonishing Minho region.

First Name: Last Name: Email:
Get More Information or Make Your Reservation
The advertiser will respond with more information, rates and availability.

Your Contact Information
Name*
Email*
Phone
Travel Details
Arrive*
Depart*
Flexible Dates
Guests
Message or Question



Starting at USD $ 810 per Trip PP




Details of Porto & The Green Coast 7D, Melgaço, Portugal Hotels & Resorts Details for Porto & The Green Coast 7D

Active Adventure


Porto & The Green Coast is a cycling tour that follows the shores of river Minho, Lima and the ocean of the north Portugal, discovering some of the cultural and natural beauties of this wonderful region, the Minho.
The route starts at Melgaço Town, the 1st part of this trip is along the natural north border of Portugal, following the water of river Minho to the ocean and traverse the rolling green Minho countryside. Cycle on bike paths and admire the historical places and medieval fortresses and churches that dot the countryside as you pedal along the water of river Minho and Lima. You will delight in a side trip along the coast line following the river to discover several beach resorts and their surroudings. You’ll cross protected areas of sand dunes, birds habitats and old fishing ports known for the caravels shipyards of 15th and 16th. You'll finish this trip arriving at Porto entering by the Douro river. Porto's medievel center is UNESCO classified, and well worth of a visit.

Tour difficulty: Fit

Typical Day


Day 1: Arrival - Welcome at Porto Airport
Transfer from Porto (OPO) Airport to Melgaço (02h00). After Check-in, a comprehensive information pack will be handed to you and also the bike after final adjustments made for you. Melgaço Town is waiting and if you still have time, take a stroll to the castle and old centre. Taste the famous Vinho Alvarinho, Alvarinho wine.

Day 2: Bike Melgaço to Valença do Minho (48km, +400m)
Going back to Melgaço old centre where the cycling tour really starts. If you couldn’t find time yesterday, this is a good way to start visiting the narrow street of the old town. Make a stop at Solar do Alvarinho and have a glimpse of the famous Alvarinho Wine, a Green Wine!! From Melgaço you will follow the river Minho to its river mouth, but today is only to Valença do Minho. The cycling will follow one low traffic lane that passes through villages and an always green landscape, sometimes covered with vines, other with patches of forest. The history is always along the way, from old medieval bridges and tours to the XVII and XVIII centuries old Manors’ granite coloured white walls. Moncao town is a good place to explore the fortress, streets and have a meal; the central square is typical of the Minho architecture.
If you have time in your schedule and make the detour go visit the Palace of Brejoeira and his wine estate. Well worth of a visit. About 3km from Moncao Town centre. From Moncao to Valença do Minho, you’ll follow a cycle path that runs along the river; it was once a railway track. Its smooth surface will lead you truly to the country. The fortress of Valença do Minho is overlooking the old iron bridge to Galicia. The small narrow streets of the fortress town are a delight to the eye.

Day 3: Bike Valença do Minho to Caminha (31km, +250m)
Descending from the Fortress the road will meet the river shore and follow them to Vila Nova de Cerveira. Views over the river are calm and peaceful, and this is a relaxed bike ride until Cerveira. Vila Nova de Cerveira is one important art centre in North Portugal; every two year there is one very important art festival. Apart from that there is one interesting town centre, his castle and surrounding narrow streets. To arrive at Caminha town the path goes by the river outside Cerveira, but after a while it goes a little inland through villages and rural areas. Arriving at Caminha the path goes over the river Coura to enter into town. Once again a beautiful typical minho town centre and its buildings from another era. You are at the mouth of the river Minho into the Atlantic.

Day 4: Bike Caminha to Ponte de Lima (56km, +300m)
Preparing for a longer day, out of Caminha you will follow the coast line until Viana de Castelo. You will have the opportunity to spend time in small beaches if you wish. All along the way from Vila Praia de Ancora to Viana de Castelo you will go along small fields not far from beach, and in some points it is possible to halt and get a bath...Viana do Castelo is an important city; the centre is characteristic of the Minho and reminds its ancient past. Viana is part of the Saint James path to Santiago. At the top the Zimborio, the Santa Lucia church that can be reach via road (bike) or Funicular, part of all postcard.
It is a vibrant place full of cafes and restaurants, the pedestrian streets are still full of life and small shops.Out of Viana do Castelo by the north margin of the river Lima you will encounter a cycling path that leaves you at Ponte de Lima, but first you’ll traverse the natural place of Lagoas de Bretiandes; some lagoons that are well known for bird-lovers. Ponte de Lima is one of Portugal most ancient towns and passage over the river since the roman time, more recently the most important passage to Santiago de Compostela from medieval times, the town itself has a wonderful historical center to be explored.

Day 5: Bike Ponte de Lima to Esposende (46km, +350m)
This day will take you back to the Atlantic Coast, making your way back to the ocean this time along the South margin you’ll reach the Gustave Eiffel bridge near Viana do Castelo. Following part of the Santiago alternative path you will pass some villages and arriving at the river Neiva. A place where you will still cross like a pilgrim, the bridge is very Spartan, but a delight for travellers. By foot of the hill and crossing two villages you arrive at Esposende. A nice town at the river mouth of the Cavado. Nowadays is a beach-town with a beautiful beach front and lighthouse and even a fort from the XVII century. A good place to enjoy a sunny afternoon and relax a bit....

Day 6: Bike Esposende to Porto (65km, +400m)
The biggest day of cycling of this tour is waiting. Leaving Esposende by the bridge to Fao and Apulia you enter the Natural Parque of the north Litoral. Following the dunes you will be delighted with the calm and beauty of the landscape and sea. Some agricultural fields of vegetables will be part of the ride. By the beach front you’ll cross Póvoa do Varzim and Vila do Conde, two major towns dependant of the sea. The Fishing port of Póvoa is the most busy in the north of Portugal, Vila do Conde is smaller but carries the historical site of the building of vessels for the discoveries in the XIV and XV centuries. A copy of the Carravels is still here for visit. Having a stop is just by the path.
Now until Porto the path will follow in the opposite direction the variant of Saint James Path, this time to Porto. A bit before Leca da Palmeira a cycling path will lead you to Porto center, passing through Matosinhos and its mobile bridge. Longing the Port and by the front beach you reach the Fortress of Castelo do Queijo, you are entering Porto. Continue cycling the lane and you’ll reach the mighty Douro river and soon the center UNESCO world heritage site. A marvellous site, and once again history is present. This final stage is along XIII century town... And some from XIX c. to arrive to your hotel.

Day 8: Departure - Farewell at Porto Airport
Transfer to Porto (OPO) Airport (30 min drive). In accordance to your flight.

Other Information


Price Includes:
- 6 Nights Lodging on Superior Accommodation. Breakfast included
- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport OPO to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing
- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport OPO
- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day of the Tour
- Pre Departure Information Pack
- Tour Information
- Information Book (includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps, GPS Device Quick Manual) delivered at departure day at location
- GPS Track and Device
- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)
- Liability and Personal Accidents Insurance

Optional:
- Luggage Transfer During Tour (up to 4 people): +329€
- GPS Rental for Tour: +65€
- Guided Tour (please inquire)

Bike Rental:
- Hybrid Bike +100€
(per person, bike equipment included)

Get More Information or Make Your Reservation »

interactive map  Interactive Map

Map Legend
hikingPorto & The Green Coast
Melgaço




Get More Information or Make Your Reservation »


Rates*


PriceTypeIndividual Room Supplement
Low Season
729
SG
+239€
Medium Season (Apr, May, Out)
789
SG
+269€
High Season (Jun and Sep)
869
SG
+359€
Special Season (Jul and Aug, Easter)
899
SG
+379€

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.





Advertiser Info

Antonio Gavinho (View My Profile)
Discover, feel and taste Portugal! Hiking or Cycling? Self-Guided or Guided Tour? No matter what you are looking for, Portugal Nature Trails will organize your dream holiday! Check our tours or ask us for a tailor made itinerary!
Portugal Nature Trails is a company targeting the foreign market and set out to be the company with the most outstanding and thrilling hiking and cycling outdoor adventure tours in Portugal.

Active Tourism:
Just let us know your wishes and ideas and we can put them into a personalized travel concept and develop a specific travel plan for your group or clients. As a specialist in nature tours in Portugal it is our strength to show you the highlights of our incredible country. We'll help you creating an experience that your friends, relatives or colleagues will be talking about for years.
On our customized tours we can meet all your accommodation needs, from a camping site to a Historical Palace. We take care of your transportation and book your entire trip including your preferred accommodation and activities.

Corporate:
Looking for someone to arrange your next event? "Caminhos da Natureza" specializes in tailoring corporate days out to our client's needs, budget and interests.
Our aim is to exceed your expectations by designing a simple event into a unique adventure that leaves you feeling invigorated by the success of it.
Your specific aims and objectives are matched to our experience and concepts in a way that enables us to tailor events, programmes and solutions that are appropriate to your industry, company and people.
Each event, accommodation and tour packages are tailor-made for each client. No idea or concept is too big or too small for us, as our passion is to create inspirational and unique events with creativity and a personal touch.
All you need to tell us is when, where, who and what !!!
Our experts, in consultation with you, will design your program to achieve your desired results.

ABOUT PORTUGAL:
Portugal is known by the warmth of its people, by an incredible variety of breathtaking landscapes, historical fortresses, and typical and historical villages. The gastronomy is very rich, with a enormous variety of types of cheese, our famous wines and amazing fresh fish. This experience is something that you will never forget. And the nice weather with sunshine most of the days, even in the winter time. In Portugal Spring time starts in January!



Listing Reviews Reviews of Porto & The Green Coast 7D

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review for this listing.


Antonio Gavinho
Porto & The Green Coast 7D
Melgaço, Portugal


Get More Information or Make Your Reservation »


Show Filter



More Bike Tours Listings   View More...

Rent a Bike in P?voa de VarzimRent a Bike in P?voa de Varzim...

37.3 mi away
Povoa Do Varzim, Portugal Bike Tours


From USD $17 per Trip PP
Easy Atlantic Way 7DEasy Atlantic Way 7D...

48.9 mi away
Oporto, Portugal Bike Tours


From USD $855 per Trip PP
Oporto Downtown Tour BikeOporto Downtown Tour Bike...

49.5 mi away
Porto, Portugal Bike Tours


From USD $32 per Trip
Portugal Bike - The Charming Pousadas in the NorthPortugal Bike - The Charming Pousadas in...

10.0 mi away
Ponte De Lima, Portugal Bike Tours


From USD $1,834 per Week
Portugal Bike: The Quiet Villages on the MountainsPortugal Bike: The Quiet Villages on the...

48.5 mi away
Lisboa, Portugal Bike Tours


From USD $1,623 per Week


Other Active Listings   View More...

The Portuguese Atlantic Way to Santiago 11DThe Portuguese Atlantic Way to Santiago ...

9.1 mi away
Ponte De Lima, Portugal Hiking & Trekking


From USD $1,333 per Trip PP
Douro Vineyards Hike 8DDouro Vineyards Hike 8D...

49.2 mi away
Douro, Portugal Hiking & Trekking


From USD $1,188 per Trip PP
Surf camp in the north of Portugal.Surf camp in the north of Portugal....

62.9 mi away
Esmoriz, Portugal Surfing


From USD $300 per Week
Surfaventura SurfcampSurfaventura Surfcamp...

49.0 mi away
Matosinhos, Portugal Surfing


From USD $383 per Week
Horseback riding in Peneda Geres National ParkHorseback riding in Peneda Geres Nationa...

14.5 mi away
Viana Do Castelo, Portugal Horseback Riding


From USD $1,223 per Week
Rock Trip in PortugalRock Trip in Portugal...

18.5 mi away
Viana Do Castelo, Portugal Rock Climbing


From USD $722 per Week
ZipLine ExperienceZipLine Experience...

41.8 mi away
Ribeira de Pena, Portugal Hang Gliding


From USD $22 per Night


Tours & Vacation Packages   View More...

Porto ToursPorto Tours...

49.0 mi away
Porto, Portugal Sight-Seeing Tours




Accommodation Ideas   View More...

Casa da Lage, (Geres)Casa da Lage, (Geres)...

18.6 mi away
Cova, Portugal Vacation Rentals


From USD $467 per Week
Self-catering villas, cottages and manor housesSelf-catering villas, cottages and manor...

49.6 mi away
Porto, Portugal Vacation Rentals


From USD $500 per Week
Casa para ferias no GeresCasa para ferias no Geres...

18.6 mi away
Cova, Portugal Vacation Rentals


From USD $428 per Week
A Calm Dream In The Center Of The CityA Calm Dream In The Center Of The City...

21.1 mi away
Braga, Portugal Hotels & Resorts


From USD $77 per Night



Show Filter

Advertise Your Accommodation or Travel Services


Create A ListingMelgaço, Portugal Bike Tours Listing
Add a multi-page listing promoting your accommodations, tours or travel services to customers on our network of travel sites. Your listing page can have up to 26 images, unlimited text, interactive map, availability calendar, ecards, photo-gallery and more.
Rates From US $17 Per Month    » View Details



Free Travel Ideas Newsletter
Get your free Travel Ideas Newsletter full of great travel deals, destinations and adventures.

Your Name:
Your E-Mail Address



Disclaimer: Information provided through RealAdventures website, newsletters, emails or other services has been provided directly by the companies and/or individuals owning or offering the products/services. RealAdventures does not guarantee or warranty the accuracy of the information contained herein. It is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure the accuracy and clarity of any posted material and to determine the suitability of any service for their particular needs or requirements. Likewise, it is the responsibility of advertisers to determine the suitability and credit worthiness of potential customers prior to any transaction.


Listing # RA-1276173