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Portugal - Azure Ocean Ride - Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

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13 to 21 Apr - Starting in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, we will make our way all the way down to Sintra, one of the country’s most picturesque towns. Don't miss out this spring!

Holiday Highlights

  • Discovering Portugal’s most beautiful beaches
  • Cycling alongside the Ria de Aviero, a 40km stretch of blue lagoon
  • Helping the fishermen with their catch in Praia da Vieira
  • Enjoying the views of the western shoreline from the Sitio viewpoint
  • Exploring the historical, castle walled village of Óbidos
  • Staying in beautiful Sintra and visiting some of its many palaces

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into Porto Airport - Transfer to Porto   D  
2 Porto to Furadouro 26 Miles / 42 Kms Approx. B  
3 Furadouro to Ilhavo 31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx. B  
4 Ilhavo to Figueira da Foz 48 Miles / 77 Kms Approx. B  
5 Figueira da Foz to São Pedro de Moel 40 Miles / 64 Kms Approx. B  
6 São Pedro de Moel to Óbidos 40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx. B  
7 Óbidos to Vimeiro 39 Miles / 62 Kms Approx. B D  
8 Transfer - Vimeiro to Sintra   B  
9 Departure from Sintra - Transfer to Lisbon Airport   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

This guided holiday explores the west coast of Portugal and has been designed to keep you away from the hustle and bustle of major cities; instead the route takes us along secondary roads, narrow country lanes and cycle paths. Your guides will lead you along the route, so you can just sit back in the saddle, relax and enjoy the views! 
The route follows Portugal's stunning western coastline, all the way from north to south. The route visits numerous beaches, fishing villages and historic towns, with beautiful pine tree forests almost always present on the left handside of the road. But best of all are the magnificent, blue ocean views from above the cliffs, where the majority of your cycling takes place.
Alongside beautiful Porto, highlights of the trip include the traditional fishing villages of Furadouro, Praia da Vieira and Nazaré, the historical, castle wall-enclosed village of Obidos, the bustling beach resort of Santa Cruz with its lovely beach, the lush landscapes of Sintra Natural Park and the world heritage town of Sintra.
Accommodation during the holiday has been picked based on quality and location, to ensure you're comfortable after a day in the saddle. When we reach our accommodation for the evening, our bags and rooms will be waiting for us leaving you only one thing to think about: what to eat for your evening meal!
With dates spread throughout the year and various flight options into Porto and home from Lisbon, this guided holiday is one not to miss! We also offer a self-guided version of this holiday, if you'd prefer to travel on alternative dates.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
9 days
Prices From:
£1,450
Estimated flight price
£200

Optional

Bike Hire
£115.00
Electric Bike Hire
£230.00
Single Room Supplement:
£365.00
Single Room Supplement:
£365.00
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47.00
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47.00

Holiday Details

Place to place

8 nights hotel accommodation

6 days riding

Breakfast included

Fully guided with support vehicle

Route notes, maps and GPS provided

Luggage transfers

Airport transfers

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Customer Story: Picture-postcard Portugal…

Whilst we could wax lyrical for hours about the beauty of Portugal, we thought on this occasion we’d share with you our latest Skedaddler snaps, taken by Alison Brotherson, who recently headed here to check out its coastal wonders. Well,…

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Last Updated: 04/04/2017