Cycling in Portugal: From the Mountains to the Sea

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4.9 Based on 7 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 14-95 yrs
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-24696
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Porto, Portugal
  • Ends Porto, Portugal
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle through rugged scenery and mountain villages
  • Enjoy mouthwateringly fresh fish and seafood
  • Taste the local Vinho Verde directly from the vineyards
  • Relax on miles of golden sand along the Atlantic Ocean
  • Stay in delightful, handpicked accommodation
Start and end in Porto, the trip "Cycling In Portugal: From The Mountains To The Sea" is a self-guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Vila Do Conde, Caminha, Viana Do Castelo and 4 other destinations in Portugal. "Cycling In Portugal: From The Mountains To The Sea" is a private trip which includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

In the far north of Portugal, on the border with Spain, lies the Minho region: a wild, rugged area of historical and cultural significance. You cycle through small villages and extensive vineyards, following the River Minho towards the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery is a stunning combination of high mountains, rolling river scenes, historic towns and dramatic coastal landscape. You will stay in authentic accommodation offering friendly Portuguese hospitality and delicious regional cuisine. There is plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the golden stretches of beach you cycle past, maybe accompanied by a glass of the local Vinho Verde (white wine) for which the region is well known. The ride finishes in Porto, named best European City Destination in 2013, 2014, and again for 2017.
  • Day 1: Transfer from Porto to Moncao
  • Day 2: Moncao to Caminha
  • Day 3: Caminha to Ponte de Lima
  • Day 4: Ponte de Lima - Ponte da Barca - Arcos de Valdevez loop
  • Day 5: Ponte de Lima to Barcelos
  • Day 6: Barcelos to Vila do Conde
  • Day 7: Vila do Conde to Porto
  • Day 8: End Porto
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 wine tastings
  • High Quality Bikes
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
  • Solo traveller supplement (where only one person is travelling on a departure date)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Flights from London (available on request)
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 03 2019
4 - Very Good
Great trip - each day was different
The trip was very well put together going from the mountains to the sea. Each day was different in terms of terrain, scenery and for our trip, the weather too - we had all sorts but luckily, not real rain, only drizzle, but that... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 18 2018
5 - Excellent
An epic adventure!
An adventure around every corner, beautiful scenery, amazing food and a real feeling of getting away from it all. Met so many people walking their pilgrimage to Santiago which was amazing and made us feel part of something... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 23 2018
5 - Excellent
Beautiful Bike Rides and Fantastic Food
This is a leisurely trip with some lovely rides in mountains, along rivers and by the coast. There are some nice little villages and quaint towns. The food and local wines were all superb everywhere I went.
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 13 2017
5 - Excellent
A great way to see Portugal
A truly fantastic trip passing through the Vinho Verde wine producing region. We started off in the mountains at 950m and ended in the colourful, historic and beautiful city of Porto at the end of our cycling holiday. The trip... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling in Portugal: From the Mountains to the Sea tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 08 September 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 September 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycling in Portugal: From the Mountains to the Sea tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cycling in Portugal: From the Mountains to the Sea 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best time to go to Portugal?

    There is no bad time to visit Portugal, but April to October are considered the best. For a seasonal overview, check out our article on the best time to visit Portugal.

  • What are the best places to travel to in Portugal?

    The best places to visit in Portugal are going to depend on your preference. If you are into medieval cities, head to Obidos. The town is also popular for its chocolate festival. If you are looking for a relaxed surf town vibe, ​then ​Ericeira or Peniche is what you are looking for. For a foodie adventure, Porto will satiate all your culinary desires.

  • How many days should you spend in Portugal?

    We recommend spending at least 10 days in Portugal to experience the country’s culture and see its top attractions. Find out more about how long to spend in Portugal with our guide.

  • What is the best way to travel in Portugal?

    The public transport networks in Portugal are pretty decent. Scenic trains are highly affordable, but if you are short on time, the buses will normally be quicker. It is probably one of the only places where buses are quicker than trains.

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