The Full Portuguese Way Cycle

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20449
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ends Santiago De Compostela, Spain
  • +15
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discovering on by bike the small villages and pilgrimage sites along the Camino Portugués
  • Exploring historical, Ponte de Lima, Lisbon, Porto, Tomar and Coimbra
  • Experiencing culinary delights of the area, including the local port wines
  • Enjoying the hospitality of family run hotels
  • Cycling into the fabled town of Santiago de Compostela
The tour "The Full Portuguese Way Cycle" starts from Lisbon and ends in Santiago De Compostela. This is a bicycle trip that takes 16 days taking you through Lisbon, Arcos, Porto, Ponte De Lima and 12 other destinations in Spain and Portugal. This is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

A comprehensive ride along the full length of the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The Portuguese Road, or Caminho Portugués, is considered by many as the most spiritually connected pilgrimage route. Following the path St James' body took to its resting place at the site of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the quieter Portuguese path offers a wealth of history and delightful landscapes to discover. While the Caminho Portugués is traditionally walked by pilgrims, it is now possible to enjoy the route by bike. Starting in the historic capital city of Lisbon you will cycle through countryside towns to the university town of Coimbra. Continue on to the lively city of Porto, set on the banks of the Douro River and famous for its port wine production, the cycle through small hamlets, past eucalyptus and pine woods, over ancient bridges and through larger market towns dating back to Roman times. You will cross the border in to Spain and finally cycle into the fabled town of Santiago de Compostela.
  • Day 1 : Arrive Lisbon
  • Day 2 : Cycle to Azumbuja (61km/38mi)
  • Day 3 : On to Santarem (34km/21mi)
  • Day 4 : Continue to Tomar (64km/40mi)
  • Day 5 : To Alvorge (56km/35mi)
  • Day 6 : Cycle to the lively town of Coimbra (38km/23.5mi)
  • Day 7 : Continue to Agueda (48km/30mi)
  • Day 8 : To Olveira de Azemeis (36km/22mi)
  • Day 9 : Cycle into Porto (43km/26mi)
  • Day 10 : Cycle to Arcos (35km/22mi)
  • Day 11 : On to Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal (54km/33.5mi)
  • Day 12 : Cross the Spanish border to Tui (39km/24mi)
  • Day 13 : On to Pontevedra (52km/32mi)
  • Day 14 : Cycle to Padron (40km/25mi)
  • Day 15 : To Santiago (26km/16mi)
  • Day 16 : Trip concludes
  • 15 nights in a combination of 3-4 star hotels & farmhouse B&Bs on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 15 breakfasts - Breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices.
  • Mountain bike rental (standard model) with repair kit, lock, panniers, water bottle & pump (gel saddle, toe clips, SPD pedals; bike upgrade options available: Advanced MTB or electric bikes: e-touring, e-MTB - supplement applies). A standard trekking bike is also available on request. Please specify your preferred bike type when booking
  • Digital information pack with route notes, maps & GPX
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to Lisbon and from Santiago
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • A 4 night dinner package is available on request, supplement applies. Dinners in Arcos, Ponte de Lima, Tui & Padron. These will usually consist of 3 courses, starting with a salad, followed by a chicken, red meat, fish or pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Helmet rental. Helmets are available for purchase or bring your own
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Transfers (optional transfers are available between Lisbon and Villa Franca de Xira, and Porto to Arcos - additional costs apply)
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • Excess luggage
  • Handlebar phone holder – to follow the route more easily using the GPX files
  • Hotel taxes if applicable – payable directly to the hotel
  • Items of a personal nature
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 26 2019
5 - Excellent
I had a great time, it was a well planned ride, the daily distances left time for both exploration and relaxation. The route itself is has some interesting quirks. The accommodation was first rate, the truly fabulous Casa da... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Full Portuguese Way Cycle tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 27 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 June 2024, a deposit of 186 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Full Portuguese Way Cycle tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this The Full Portuguese Way Cycle tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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