The Cultural Center of Portugal

Porto, Coimbra, Aveiro

Tomar & more

Our Local Partners

Trustful partners give us the oportunity to rent our bikes on demand in Porto, Coimbra and many other places in north and central Portugal. Please consider that we need a week to organize rentals in this area.

Please contact us for any of our services. But feel free to contact our partners for any need or assistance.

VelUrb Porto

Rua Fernandes Tomás 207
Porto
+351 91 430 96 55

 

Sportours Porto

Rua da Breiner 410
Porto
+351 91 430 96 55

 

Switch Coimbra

Rua Fernandes Tomás 207, 
Coimbra

+351 91 430 96 55

 

LOD Porto

Bike Deliveries on demand in Porto, Aveiro & Coimbra
+351 91 430 96 55

 

Travel MTB

E-MTB

Basic MTB

Ericeira MTb
Luggage Transfer

Daily baggage transport from hotel to hotel

Porto – Ovar – Espinho – Aveiro – Coimbra – Figueira da Foz – Nazare – Obidos – a.m.m.

GPS Guiding
One Way Rentals

Hotel Drop Off or Collection Point

Lagos – Sagres – Faro – Porto Covo –
Aljezur

GPS Guiding
Travel Equipment

Panniers, Camping and more

Panniers, Handlebar Bags, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Camping Kitchen, Light Systems

Highlights along the way

Porto Lisbon by bike

Porto

Porto, a World Heritage city, is the gateway and departure point for a journey across the natural and cultural diversity of the region. It is known for the Port wine which is shipped from here all over the world, but also for a heritage which combines ancient churches and monuments, such as the Cathedral and the Church of São Francisco, and modern buildings, such as Casa da Música and the Serralves Museum. And also for its School of Architecture which bred names like Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto de Moura, both winners of the Pritzker Prize.

Coimbra by bike

Coimbra

Coimbra is formal capital of Portugal, but more famous for it’s academic tradition. The university founded in the XIIIth Century and which UNESCO has placed on its list of World Heritage sites. It’s well worth climbing its tower, which houses the bells that signal the start and end of classes, in order to appreciate the superb 360º view of Coimbra. But there is much to see at ground level, too: the Sala dos Capelos hall where the most important ceremonies are held, the Chapel of São Miguel with an imposing Baroque organ and the Joanine Library, which has more than 300,000 works dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries arranged in beautiful gilt-covered bookcases. The buildings occupy the place of the Palace where the first Kings of Portugal lived, when they made the city the capital of the kingdom.

Aveiro

Aveiro

Aveiro, next to the sea and the ria (estuary), is crossed by a network of channels through which moliceiros (local boats) meander. These slim, colourful vessels used to be used to collect algae and seaweed, and today are for sightseeing trips.

Aveiro has a number of buildings in Art Nouveau style that are worth seeing. Many are situated along the main channel, but there are some off the beaten track and in other locations.

Obidos

Obidos

Óbidos, located on high ground near the Atlantic coast, has had a strategic importance in the territory. It had already been settled prior to the Romans’ arrival in the Iberian Peninsula, and the town prospered after being chosen by the royal family. King Dinis offered it to his wife, Queen Isabel, in the 13th century, and it became part of Casa das Rainhas (Queens’ Estate), who improved and enriched it throughout the various dynasties. This is one of the main reasons for the high concentration of churches in this small place.

You will find a well preserved castle within the walls, and a maze of streets and white houses that are a delight to stroll amongst. Along with the Manueline porticoes, the colourful window boxes and the small squares, many fine examples of religious and civil architecture from the town’s golden days provide a host of reasons for making a visit.

Our Accommodation –
Remote Countryside and Vibrant towns

Comfortable hotels, authentic holiday homes and charming farm and nature stays characterize our accommodations at Alentejo and the Western Algave.

Ask us for your individual holiday program or join one of our existing trips

Rural cottages

Many Portuguese farmhouses, cottages, mills got a new life as rural accommodations. Along Costa de Prata – between others -  we stay in an historic water mill and a horse farm.
Immerse into Portuguese culture and history asleep!

central hotels

In lively cities of Porto, Coimbra or Obidos, we want to feel the vibe.
We chose hotels centrally located, in foot walking distance to everything you want to see after putting your bike away in the evening!

Guesthouses

Small touristic villages dominate the region. Owner run hotels are a cheap option to discover the Alentejo and the Algarve in an authentic way.

Depend on season & availability this can be shared or private rooms

Garmin Edge 705

The route from Porto to Lisbon provides many different options. Our Garmin provides you 10 different sections. You can create up to 3 different routes depend on the challenge you want to give yourself.

  • Porto – Nazare – Obidos
  • Coimbra – Tomar – Nazaré
  • Nazaré – Obidos – Torres Vedras
  • Torres Vedras – Santa Cruz – Ericeira
  • Ericeira – Sintra – Cascais

Personalized Road Book

For all our holiday packages and GPS Rentals we provide a detailed tour description as PDF.

  • Height profile
  • Tour description
  • Recommended Alternative Routes
  • Recommendations for shopping and restaurants)
  • Highlights and sightseeing along the route

Travel MTB

Coleur Pragma or similar

Transmission: Shimano Deore / XT 2×10

Wheels: 29″ with Schwalbe Marathon Tires

Suspension: RockShox RL 100mm

Travel Setup & Hydraulic Disc Brakes

3 days 75,- 7 days  147,-

E-MTB

Rockrider EST 900 or similar

Wheels: 27.5″ +

Transmission: Shimano Deore 1×10

Suspension: RockShox Judy 120mm

250W Brose® Central Motor & 500Wh battery

for max. 80km

3 days  125,- 7 days  245,-

Gravel Bike

Scott Speedster or similar

Wheels: 27.5″ +

Transmission: Shimano Ultegra 2×10

Aluminium Frame

disc brakes

 

3 days 96,- 7 days 196,-