Our selection of cycling holidays in Portugal uncovers some of the most breath-taking landscapes in this magical country. Dreaming of exploring the unspoilt coastline of the Algarve? Set off on an unforgettable trip to southern Portugal, where you can explore hidden fishing villages, peaceful cliff tops, and mesmerising views of the crystal-clear waters.
If you're keen to explore northern Portugal, then a trip to beautiful Porto may be just what you're looking for. This picturesque city is full of brightly coloured buildings that tumble down to the waterside of the Douro River.
Explore coastal paths, beaches, sand dunes, lighthouses, colourful marinas, and charming towns and cities. During these cycling holidays in Portugal, you will enjoy world-famous wine cellars, sample delicious cuisine, and spot wildlife including pink flamingos and kingfishers.
Portugal offers rich history and some of the most diverse natural landscapes in Europe. We have cycling tours in Portugal that journey from the mountains to the sea, so you can take in the wonderful scenery en route.
We offer a variety of cycling trips suitable for all abilities, so there is something for everyone at Headwater. Whether you're a first-timer, a family with children, or a seasoned bike rider, find the perfect cycling holiday in Portugal today!
There are guided and self-guided cycling trips in Portugal to enjoy - the choice is yours! Our guided tours all have a local cycling leader who rides with the group the whole way, showing you all the famous hot spots and hidden gems. Rather travel at your own pace? Our self-guided cycling holidays in Portugal give you the flexibility to set off and stop when and where you like.
With so many exciting cycling holidays to choose from, you might not know where to start. Here are some of the best bike tours in Portugal, handpicked by our expert team.
Located on the southernmost coastline of Portugal, discover a land that time forgot as you explore the unspoilt wild beaches, pretty white villages, and near-deserted cycling routes of the Algarve. The area is a birdwatcher's paradise, with endemic and migratory species passing through from Africa and Northern Europe.
Visit mainland Portugal to experience varied beach-front cycling tours along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast you will ever see! Home to centuries-old architecture and famous for its port wine, Porto is a must-visit for adventurers looking to enjoy some of the best, and freshest, food and drink in Europe. Your journey will start in Porto, before heading south via scenic beaches and bays to Aveiro, Portugal's Venice, before finishing beside the beach at Praia de Mira.
The Azores are a hidden gem of Europe, supplying some of the most magnificent landscapes in the world. On Terceira Island, explore the stunning coastline, the luxurious green pastures, and the dramatic lava coastline on this Portugal cycling trip. There is plenty to see on the islands, from natural pools and volcano pits to the town of Angra do Heroismo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Follow the Rota Vicentina cycling path from Setubal to Cape Sao Vicente, along a rugged coastline with amazing views over cliffs and large sandy beaches. Spread across the provinces of Alentejo and Algarve, you'll take in breath-taking coastal scenery every day and explore the unspoiled nature and wildlife of southern Portugal. Follow the historical cycling routes to experience the best of these preserved coastal areas and fisherman villages.
Soak up the impressive views of the River Minho as you cycle through small villages and extensive vineyards, towards the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery is a stunning combination of high mountains, rolling rivers, historic towns, and dramatic coastal landscapes. Experience the highlights of central Portugal with this cycling holiday.
Explore the Douro Valley and its historical villages on our six-night, self-guided Portugal cycling tour. This is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, offering countless restaurants and wineries alongside unmissable views of the Douro River carved into the valley. This World Heritage site offers an unparalleled experience of mainland Portugal. Starting from the medieval village of Castelo Rodrigo, close to the Spanish border, you'll cycle through uniquely terraced vineyards on your way to the port wine town of Pinhao.
The riverside city of Coimbra is home to some of the country's richest history and culture. Venture off the beaten path in Portugal's old capital and enjoy the centuries-old architecture that dates to pre-Roman times. With this Portugal cycling trip, you can stroll the scenic banks of the Mondego River at this UNESCO site and sample the traditional cuisine and local Coimbra fado music the city is known for.
Follow scenic routes along the Atlantic coast of Portugal with our mountain-to-sea cycling tours. Your journey begins in Porto, with highlights including a scenic ride through the dunes of the Sao Jacinto Natural Reserve and an overnight stay in the picture-perfect fortified village of Obidos.
Discover a land that time forgot as you explore the unspoilt wild coastlines, pretty white villages and deserted cycling routes of the Algarve. The area is a birdwatchers paradise, with endemic and migratory species passing through from Africa and Northern Europe.
Varied beach-front cycling along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast we've ever seen! Starting in wine capital, Porto, your route heads south beach and bay-hopping to Aveiro, Portugal's Venice before finishing beside the beach at Praia de Mira.
In Terceira Island, explore the stunning coastline and the luxurious green pastures. Enjoy landscapes of dramatic lava coastline and natural pools, visit a volcano pit, a UNESCO World Heritage Town, and ride along lush green sceneries.
Follow the Rota Vicentina cycling path from Setubal to the Cape Sao Vicente, along rugged coastline with amazing views over cliffs and large sandy beaches.
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.
Explore the Douro Valley and its historical villages on our 6-night self-guided tour. Starting from the medieval village of Castelo Rodrigo, close to the Spanish border you'll cycle through uniquely terraced vineyards on your way to port wine town of Pinhao.
Enjoy cycling from wine capital, Porto, south along the coast and bay-hopping to Aveiro, Portugal's Venice before heading inland and finishing in Coimbra, Portugal's old capital with UNESCO recognised heritage.
Follow scenic coastal routes along the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. This tour starts in Porto, with highlights including a scenic ride through the dunes of the Sao Jacinto Natural Reserve and an overnight in the picture-perfect fortified village of Obidos.
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Portugal offers some of the most underrated cycle-friendly spots in southern Europe where holiday-goers can enjoy both immaculate views and exciting trails. The best bike tour spots in Portugal include destinations like the city of Porto or the sunny beaches of the Algarve. But the perfect place for you depends on what you need from your cycling holiday. We have several guided and self-guided Portugal bike tours you can choose from that are suitable for every type of cyclist level.
Portugal may not automatically spring to mind when you think about cycling holidays, but its popularity is on the rise, and for good reason. Take your pick from scenic coastal routes to winding green hills and peaceful mountains. You'll find well-signposted trails, so whether you're a beginner or an expert, Portugal has a bike route that fits your capabilities.
We offer cycling holiday packages that range from six to nine days, so you have enough time to take in the beauty and culture that Portugal has to offer.
If you're ready to book one of our cycling tours in Portugal, you just need to follow these simple steps:
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If you're looking to soak up local culture and admire breath-taking natural beauty, then our cycling tours in Portugal are the perfect getaway. You'll be cycling for most of the day, so if you're up for active exploring, then our bike tours will be right up your street.
You don't need to worry about bringing your luggage along with you between cycle journeys as your belongings will be transported ahead of your journey. You can choose between guided and self-guided cycling holiday packages, as well as difficulty levels that suit your abilities and preferences. You can use our audio navigation system to help you find your way or utilise the expertise of our tour guides to experience the best that Portugal has to offer.
Riders seeking an active and relaxed trip will be well suited to our level two holidays. And for the more experienced cyclists, level three cycling tours in Portugal offer more challenging routes.
Our cycling tours in Portugal are available across the year so what you pack will depend on the months you'll be travelling in. If you're selecting a bike tour between March and October, you can expect mostly sunny skies and dry climates. In this case, some of the most important things to bring include:
We'll supply you with Headwater bikes to use throughout your Portugal cycling holiday. You can bring pedals, cycling computers, saddles, water bottle cages, and child seats to be fitted as long as they're compatible with our bicycles.
Choose one of our cycling holidays in Portugal to immerse yourself in one of the most picturesque countries in southern Europe. Our team will make all the arrangements for your bike tour, so you just need to pick a destination and let us do the rest. We offer a secure booking process for peace of mind so book your cycling holiday in Portugal today.