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Portugal - Country of Explorers

Roadbike trip from Porto to Lisbon with many cultural highlights

We explore the country of seafarers! On low-traffic roads cyling a cool tour with culture (Kultur), beautiful landscapes, great valleys, interesting towns and fine cuisine with a large selection of fish and seafood, there must not be missing a glass of Vinho Verde (wine). We visit the university town of Coimbra on the enchanting Rio Mondego, it is customary at the end of the semester to burn ribbons, the "Queima das Fitas". Venice in Portugal, yes that is, in Aveiro colorful Gondoleres ship through the canals and the Plaza invites you to linger, often there are held good live concerts. The Roman ruins of Conimbriga are worthwhile sights with impressively well-preserved mosaic floors. Other highlights include the Cathedral in Alcobaca, Obidos and the Royal Palace in Sintra. Finally, we enjoy the absolutely beautiful city of Lisbon. Day 1: Arrival by plane to Porto and transfer Porto, known for its magnificent bridges and the port wine made here, invites you to visit. Day 2: 75 km - 1200 m ascent Along the river Douro runs a great valley with spectacular bridges into the back land. Cycling is very popular in Portugal, at lunch in a typical tavern, a couple of cyclists join our next table and drink a coffee, of course, helmets are kept on the head. Day 3: 115 km - 2200 m ascent Mountain stage today, on the Sierra Feixa with absolutely lonely streets, amazing landscape, a few wind turbines and further through sleepy villages through the valley of the river Vouga to Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal. Day 4: 88 km - 1120 m ascent Along the beach and salt pans you will reach Coimbra, the oldest university town Portugal. Up in the university quarter there are picturesque cafes with great views of the Rio Mondego and in the old town we find, as so often in Portugal, the blue, beautifully decorated tiles on the walls, the so-called Azuljos. Day 5: 92 km - 1330 m ascent And on to the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, to which we pay a visit. Our driver watches over the bikes and we can put on comfortable shoes for the visit. Very well- preserved mosaics and Roman columns make us astonished, before we go on easy and lunch in Leira. The city has a medieval tower from which we enjoy a great view. We go to Nazaré to the sea, but first we crank up to the cliffs, the sunset is absolutely worthwhile. Day 6: 78 km - 690 m ascent It goes to Alcobaca, where we visit the cathedral. There are the beautifully decorated sarcophagi of Ines y Pedro, the famous lovers of Porto. Obidos is a beautiful city on the hillside with city walls, we drive through the narrow, pretty streets and eat lunch. Day 7: 94 km - 480 m ascent It's time for more and we watch the surfers, Peniche is an absolute hot spot. It goes to Lourinha, the capital of the dinosaurs and on to Sintra where we visit the National Palace, a palace as from 1001 Nights. Day 8: We roll up today and into Lisbon. Today we visit this absolutely beautiful city and let us drift. Day 9: Transfer and home flight
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Date 21.09.2019 9 Days 660 km 8600 m ascent Level 3 1999 € / 2399 CHF

Portugal -

Country of Explorers

Roadbike trip from Porto to Lisbon with many

cultural highlights

We explore the country of seafarers! On low-traffic roads cyling a cool tour with culture (Kultur), beautiful landscapes, great valleys, interesting towns and fine cuisine with a large selection of fish and seafood, there must not be missing a glass of Vinho Verde (wine). We visit the university town of Coimbra on the enchanting Rio Mondego, it is customary at the end of the semester to burn ribbons, the "Queima das Fitas". Venice in Portugal, yes that is, in Aveiro colorful Gondoleres ship through the canals and the Plaza invites you to linger, often there are held good live concerts. The Roman ruins of Conimbriga are worthwhile sights with impressively well-preserved mosaic floors. Other highlights include the Cathedral in Alcobaca, Obidos and the Royal Palace in Sintra. Finally, we enjoy the absolutely beautiful city of Lisbon. Day 1: Arrival by plane to Porto and transfer Porto, known for its magnificent bridges and the port wine made here, invites you to visit. Day 2: 75 km - 1200 m ascent Along the river Douro runs a great valley with spectacular bridges into the back land. Cycling is very popular in Portugal, at lunch in a typical tavern, a couple of cyclists join our next table and drink a coffee, of course, helmets are kept on the head. Day 3: 115 km - 2200 m ascent Mountain stage today, on the Sierra Feixa with absolutely lonely streets, amazing landscape, a few wind turbines and further through sleepy villages through the valley of the river Vouga to Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal. Day 4: 88 km - 1120 m ascent Along the beach and salt pans you will reach Coimbra, the oldest university town Portugal. Up in the university quarter there are picturesque cafes with great views of the Rio Mondego and in the old town we find, as so often in Portugal, the blue, beautifully decorated tiles on the walls, the so-called Azuljos. Day 5: 92 km - 1330 m ascent And on to the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, to which we pay a visit. Our driver watches over the bikes and we can put on comfortable shoes for the visit. Very well-preserved mosaics and Roman columns make us astonished, before we go on easy and lunch in Leira. The city has a medieval tower from which we enjoy a great view. We go to Nazaré to the sea, but first we crank up to the cliffs, the sunset is absolutely worthwhile. Day 6: 78 km - 690 m ascent It goes to Alcobaca, where we visit the cathedral. There are the beautifully decorated sarcophagi of Ines y Pedro, the famous lovers of Porto. Obidos is a beautiful city on the hillside with city walls, we drive through the narrow, pretty streets and eat lunch. Day 7: 94 km - 480 m ascent It's time for more and we watch the surfers, Peniche is an absolute hot spot. It goes to Lourinha, the capital of the dinosaurs and on to Sintra where we visit the National Palace, a palace as from 1001 Nights. Day 8: We roll up today and into Lisbon. Today we visit this absolutely beautiful city and let us drift. Day 9: Transfer and home flight
Date 21.09.2019 9 Days 660 km 8600 m ascent Level 3 1999 € / 2399 CHF