The Way of St. James - The Coast Route "easy"

7 Days | 6 Nights
1/5 Easy to moderate
243 Km

The Silver Coast - Route 1

The second and third largest cities of Portugal linked by bike



Silver Coast is the name given to the coastal region encompassing the coast of Portugal between the mouth of the river Douro in Vila Nova de Gaia and the municipality of Torres Vedras, in the district of Lisbon.

This 7-day bike ride will take you through one of the most important links along the coast between the city of Porto and the "capital" of the central region of Portugal, Coimbra.

See some characteristics that make Porto one of the most important cities (culturally and historically). You will be going down the Atlantic coast, visiting wonderful places (natural, historical and gastronomic), through several coastal cities, to the "city of knowledge" Coimbra, famous for its noble university, historical monuments and of course Coimbra's Fado.


Route description:

  • Flat route, with only one climb in the 5th day for about 4 kms.
  • 65 % bike lanes, 20% smooth dirt roads and sometimes into the agriculture fields, 5 % paved roads with low traffic.

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Porto reception

Day 2 - Porto - Furadouro ( 47 Km)

Day 3 - Furadouro - Aveiro ( 45 KM)

Day 4 - Aveiro - Praia de Mira (40 Km)

Day 5 - Praia de Mira - Figueira da Foz ( 50 Km)

Day 6 - Figueira da Foz - Coimbra ( 55 Km)

Day 7 - Transfer

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Day 1: Reception at Porto
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Day 2 - Porto - Furadouro ( 47 Km)
You will make the coast towards the small village of Furadouro. Leaving Porto, you will cross the city center of Porto, heading toward the river through one of the most famous bridges in Portugal. After crossing the Don Luis I bridge, you will enter the city of Vila Nova de Gaia, where you can observe the famous cellars of Porto wine. During this journey you will observe one of the most important icons, the chapel of Senhor da Pedra located in Miramar Beach. You will have time to taste traditional fish dishes at lunch time in Espinho. Arriving in the city of Ovar, there is the opportunity to taste the famous bread-cake, the highlight for tourists with a tradition of more than two centuries, and the convent sweets. Being Ovar a fishing ground can still taste the famous stews of fish or eels. You will have the opportunity to see the famous Chapel of the Steps, which is classified as a National Interest Monument.
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Day 3 - Furadouro - Aveiro ( 45 KM)
Continuing the path along the coast, on the road N327, towards the city of Aveiro, known as the little Venice of Portugal. Ride by several fishing villages, one of which is the town of Torreira. Continuing our way see the famous natural reserve of S. Jacinto, where you can observe several species of birds. To accomplish the crossing to Aveiro, make the passage via Ferry Boat. Arrive at the famous city of Aveiro where you can visit the Jesus Monastery, observe the tiles from the train station and make a boat tour on the Ria de Aveiro.
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Day 4 - Aveiro - Praia de Mira (40 Km)
On this route of 48km, you shall know the city of Ílhavo, famous for the manufacture of porcelain, Vista Alegre. With over 200 years of tradition as well, you can observe the fantastic scenery of the famous Costa Nova do Prado, where the beaches are intertwined with the rural, creating a unique environment where there is the opportunity to view the famous haystack houses on the waterfront, easily recognizable by the paintings on vertical colored bands.
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Day 5 - Praia de Mira - Figueira da Foz ( 50 Km)
You will be pleased to meet the hidden and beautiful barrinha lagoon, also "fed" by the Ria de Aveiro. The adventure follows the famous pine forest inserted in the dunes, where the aroma of the trees combines with the sea breeze, sea area that is quite exploited by sailing boats and windsurfing. Coming finally to the "Queen of the Silver Coast," Figueira da Foz, famous for its long beaches, where the beautiful River Mondego flows.
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Day 6 - Figueira da Foz - Coimbra ( 55 Km)
Move away from the seaside resort frequented by "Coimbrenses" and the Spanish population of the area of Extremadura. In this path of 55km, you will go away from the coast, yet always accompanied by the Mondego River, with headwaters in the highest point of continental Portugal, Serra da Estrela. The river is renowned for its purity and transparency. The scenery will be motivating to get to the town of Coimbra. Despite the famous fado "(...) Coimbra has more charm in the time to say goodbye (...)", you will enjoy the cultural potential to its fullest and the endless monuments, full of nostalgic fado houses and "knowledge", imbued in the university environment.
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Day 7: Departure
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Luggage shuttling
Porto Airport Transfers
Trains or Bus Tickets
Van Support
GPS With route per booking
Bike rent
Guide
Mechanical Assistance
5 lunches
5 Dinners
Personal Accident Insurance
Liability Insurance
6 Nights / 7 Days ( price per person)
July, August and September Prices
Min. Participants
Self Guided bikeTour
1360
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Yes (4 stars, farms or rural houses)
Luggage shuttling
Yes
Porto Airport Transfers
Yes
Trains or Bus Tickets
Yes
Van Support
No
GPS With route per booking
Yes
Bike rent
Yes
Guide
No
Mechanical Assistance
No
5 lunches
No
5 Dinners
No
Personal Accident Insurance
No
Liability Insurance
No
6 Nights / 7 Days ( price per person)
1.360 €
July, August and September Prices
+ 100 €
Min. Participants
2
Guided Biketour
1649
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Yes (4 stars, farms or rural houses)
Luggage shuttling
Yes
Porto Airport Transfers
Yes
Trains or Bus Tickets
Yes
Van Support
Minimum 8 pax
GPS With route per booking
-
Bike rent
Yes
Guide
Yes
Mechanical Assistance
Yes
5 lunches
No
5 Dinners
No
Personal Accident Insurance
Yes
Liability Insurance
Yes
6 Nights / 7 Days ( price per person)
1.649 €
July, August and September Prices
+ 100 €
Min. Participants
4
Guided Biketour Plus*
2210
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Yes (4 stars, farms or rural houses)
Luggage shuttling
Yes
Porto Airport Transfers
Yes
Trains or Bus Tickets
Yes
Van Support
Yes
GPS With route per booking
-
Bike rent
Yes
Guide
Yes
Mechanical Assistance
Yes
5 lunches
Yes
5 Dinners
Yes
Personal Accident Insurance
Yes
Liability Insurance
Yes
6 Nights / 7 Days ( price per person)
2.210 €
July, August and September Prices
+ 100 €
Min. Participants
4

Observations:

  • Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room;
  • Prices can suffer updates due high season, holidays or weekends

Extras

  • Electric bicycles price: 175€
  • Suplement for single room: 329 €
  • Solo traveler: 200 €
  • Extra nights: on request

**Observations:** * Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room; * Prices can suffer updates due high season, holidays or weekends **Extras** * Electric bicycles price: 175€ * Suplement for single room: 329 € * Solo traveler: 200 € * Extra nights: on request

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