On this cycling tour you will discover one of the most beautiful coast-lines of Portugal from Sesimbra to Sagres! The Portugal Wild Coast is an incredible cycling route program along one of the most beautiful coast-lines of Portugal. From the out squirts of Lisbon to the southernmost tip off Europe, you’ll discover and admire the natural beauty of the different scenery, offering stunning coastal views along the way, crossing two natural reserves and other lovely places. You will discover some small fishing villages and abandoned fortresses which remind of the time when this coast was ravaged by pirates! The trip finishes at the most westerly point in Europe, Cape São Vincente which adds a dramatic and historical full stop to this wonderful trip.
Day 1: Arrival in Lisbon or Faro
We will pick you up at the airport and bring you to Sesimbra to your start hotel.
Day 2: Sesimbra - Grandola, ~82 km
A fantastic day with emphasis on crossing the Arrábida Natural Park, a group of small limestone hills near the ocean and a rare example of a very ancient Mediterranean vegetation, result of a very special microclimate and sharp topography. This park represents a peaceful, natural and protected encounter between land and sea. In the middle of the trail you will cross Sado River by Ferry to reach Troia Peninsula and then, in the end, arrive at Grândola. Stop at any of the exceptional restaurants bent over the Atlantic Ocean and have a taste of our exquisite Portuguese food.
Day 3: Grandola - Cercal, ~70 km
Start your day going through Grândola, the city that inspired our strong and revolutionary musicians to compose some amazing intervention music. Follow south and let the cork forest fields keep you company as you ride in the pure Alentejo area. Pass Santiago do Cacém, a peaceful and charming village with a strong medieval Castle that used to take a dominant defensive positon in the modest hill that was built in. And finally continue to Sonega, and shortly after arrive to your cozy hotel in the town of Cercal, where a peaceful and traditional accommodation is expecting you. Enjoy the silence and the tranquility.
Day 4: Cercal - Odeceixe, ~73 km
Today you’ll enter the famous Natural Reserve of the Southwest Alentejano and Vicentna Coast, and what fantastic coastline awaits you! Start by passing in one of the most enchanting coastal towns, Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, where the River Mira and the Atlantic Ocean meet in a stunning view over the bridge. Close after you can find the stunning Sardão Cape along the coastline admire the shafts embedded in the rocks walls, the seeded islets here and there and the many white stork couples that choose this coast as their nesting site. Follow through the fields till you go down to a river, where at the end, you’ll arrive at Odeceixe, an attractive village on a hillside with an old windmill, sitting on the tallest hill.
Day 5: Odeceixe - Pedralva, ~56 or 75 km
Start the day going to one of the most beautiful scenery of this coast - Odeceixe beach! After crossing a plateau you will go down again for more incredible beaches. Then follow a valley where once caravels sailed to the village of Aljezur about 5 km inland. Go up the narrow streets through typical houses and get up to the medieval castle of Aljezur! Follow the winding road that sweeps down from the cliffs tops to the sea where you will find a stunning village in the beach - Monte Clérigo.
Day 6: Pedralva - Sagres, ~62 km
Cycle again close to sea and go on an amazing dirt road over the cliffs and crossing beautiful beaches. Some steep uphill to get out of the beaches! Then ride south along Algarve wild coast till Cape S. Vicente - the south-western-most point of Continental Europe.
Day 7: Departure
Transfer back to Lisbon or Faro airport.
6 nights in 4**** hotels
detailed documentation, brochures, plans, maps
transfer from Lisbon or Faro airport to start hotel
transfer from last hotel to Lisbon or Faro airport
self-guided tour - 7 days / 6 nights
arrival every day
season I (1129 €/person in double)
season II (+50 €/person in double and 100 €/person in single)
season III (+100 €/person in double and 180 €/person in single)
season IV (+230 €/person in double and 380 €/person in single)
route (2): ~360 km/225 miles
mostly flat, with some hilly parts and some valleys with short but steep ascents, 70% road and 30% smooth trails
how to get there
by plane: airport Lisbon or Faro
from the airport to your first hotel before the tour and from your last hotel back to the airport after the tour included
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