It's a mystery how so lovely a region can be kept quite so secret, yet Portugal's Aveiro lagoon, and the coastline south of Porto and the Aveiro Lagoon make for some of the most relazing cycling we've ever experienced. It's almost perfectly flat too, making it ideal for first timers.
Your cycling vacation starts in Porto, where shuttered townhouses tumble downhill to colorful rabello sailing boats cruising the Douro River and passing world famous wine cellars. From here, you'll beach and bay hop south to your luxury beachfront hotel in Furadouro before heading via the Aveiro Lagoon, home to pink flamingo and colorful bird life for two nights in a waterside mansion. Known as 'Portugal's Venice', colorful moliceiros boats cruise canals beneath tall palm trees and alleyways are filled with tempting restaurants. Your final cycling stretch takes you back to the ocean to high sand dunes, meandering through pine and acacia forest, to Praia de Mira.
Your hotels range from 4**** hotels in are-deco and historic buildings in Porto and Aveiro, to chic designer properties at Praia de Mira and a boutique spa hotel in Furadouro. We have included four evening meals, and left you free to select from one of the many restaurants in Porto (night two) and also in Aveiro.
*Helmets are a legal requirement for e-bikes in Portugal. As we do not provide helmets, please plan to bring your own.
|Meals||Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals and 1 Port Wine tasting|
|Tour Starts||Porto airport at 14:10, pick up (transfer to hotel, 20 mins, provided).|
|Tour Ends||Aveiro train station by 14:02 (transfer provided).|
|Rail Options||Return: Aveiro to Porto Campanha station 14:02/14:36.|
|Rail Supplement||*Rail tickets from Aveiro to Porto Campanha, pay locally. Approx $24 per person, one way, 2nd class.|
|Singles||Add $64 per night, except Jul & Aug departures when $71 per night.|
|Other details||Room upgrade: Prices from $12 per person, per night. Extra nights: We recommend Porto or Coimbra, inquire for prices. Option to rent E-bikes, inquire for prices.|