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Lisbon & Silver Coast cycling retreat: A 3-day bike tour by the Natural parks of Sintra and Cascais

Highlights:

This tour in a nutshell

Lisbon & Silver Coast cycling retreat: A 3-day bike tour by the Natural parks of Sintra and Cascais

Lisbon, Sintra
 - 
Portugal

Embark on an invigorating 3-day cycling retreat, based in the captivating coastal town of Cascais, where the charm of cobblestone streets and ocean breezes set the scene for a cyclist's paradise.

From this vibrant hub, our flexible loop rides beckon you to explore the wonders of Sintra mountain range, an enchanting natural park composed of ancient forests and panoramic vistas.

Venture to the pinnacle of Cabo da Roca, where the Atlantic Ocean unfolds before you, marking the westernmost point of continental Europe. Conquer the winding roads of Sintra's mountain range, reaching the serene Peninha sanctuary, a haven for reflection amidst breathtaking scenery. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Sintra, exploring its UNESCO-listed historical center or discovering the regal beauty of Mafra National Palace.

Each day's ride is crafted to adapt to your stamina, ensuring an experience tailored to your preferences. Whether gliding on road bikes, conquering trails on mountain bikes, or effortlessly exploring the terrain on e-bikes, the choice is yours.

As the sun sets, return to the allure of Cascais, where its historical center unfolds with vibrant energy, offering an array of gastronomic delights. Nestled by the Atlantic coast, Cascais invites you to unwind by the sea, savoring the blend of history and modernity.

And just a stone's throw away lies Lisbon, a city of undeniable charm. Extend your journey into the heart of Portugal's capital, where a tapestry of culture, architecture, and cuisine awaits.

Hear from our guests

Cascais Sintra Road Cycling Fun

We were based in Cascais, near Lisbon for 12 days and after just getting back into cycling I needed to keep it ...

Susanne O., Ireland

Cascais Sintra Road Cycling Fun

We were based in Cascais, near Lisbon for 12 days and after just getting back into cycling I needed to keep ...

Suzanne, Kells, Irlanda
Terrain Type
Road
Altimetry
900m daily average
Distance
60km daily average
Duration
3 days
Rider Type
Experienced, Intermediate
Bike Type
E-Bike, Gravel bike tours, Road Bike
Arrival Airport:
Lisbon
Departure Airport:
Lisbon
Start Location:
Cascais
Finish Location:
Cascais

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Day to Day:

What you'll be experiencing everyday

Day 1: Arrival in Lisbon - Transfer from Lisbon hotel/airport to your hotel in Cascais.

Afternoon ride: Cascais - Cabo da Roca - Cascais  (44 km, 900 metres of accumulated climbing).

Private morning transfer from Lisbon airport/hotel to Cascais, for check-in at your local hotel. Briefing and bike fit provided by our local guide. On your afternoon ride, embark on a road cycling loop from Cascais, tracing the picturesque coastal road to the renowned Guincho Beach. Experience the thrill of the coastal winds and panoramic ocean views as you navigate the undulating roads. Turning inland toward Malveira, the landscape transitions to rolling hills and quaint villages, providing a pleasant change in scenery. As you approach Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, relish the challenging ascent rewarded by unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean. Descending back through Malveira, the route takes you to the idyllic Quinta do Pisão, a natural gem offering serene landscapes and a peaceful respite. The tranquil roads wind through the estate, surrounded by lush greenery. Completing the loop, pedal back to Cascais, reflecting on the diverse landscapes and memorable highlights of your journey. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and night to go for a walk in Cascais' historical center and have a dinner by the sea shore.

Hotel:Pestana Cidadela Cascais or Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & SPA (included in the premium option)

Day 2: Loop ride

Loop 1: Cascais - Azenhas do Mar - Ericeira - Mafra - Sintra - Cascais (81km, 1500 meters of accumulated climbing)

"Embark on a thrilling 81km road cycling loop from Cascais, venturing through the picturesque coastal village of Azenhas do Mar and onward to the charming town of Ericeira. As the undulating roads unfold, revel in the coastal beauty and the invigorating climbs, accumulating 1500 meters of elevation gain. Your journey continues through the historic town of Mafra, home to the majestic Mafra National Palace, before heading to the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Sintra. The route promises a perfect blend of challenging climbs and breathtaking descents, showcasing the diversity of Portugal's coastal and cultural treasures."

Loop 2: Cascais - Azenhas do Mar - Ericeira - Mafra - Sobral de Monte Agraço - Mafra - Sintra - Cascais (152km, 3000m of accumulated climbing)

"For the avid cyclist seeking an extended adventure, embark on a 152km road cycling loop from Cascais. Traverse the coastal wonders of Azenhas do Mar and Ericeira, then push your limits with a challenging ascent to Sobral de Monte Agraço. This extended route, accumulating 3000 meters of elevation gain, unfolds through the historic town of Mafra, inviting you to explore its grand National Palace, before delving into the enchanting landscapes of Sintra. The journey promises not only the thrill of extensive climbs but also the reward of spectacular descents, offering a true test of endurance amid Portugal's diverse and captivating terrains.

Hotel:Pestana Cidadela Cascais or Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & SPA (included in the premium option)

Day 3: Loop ride

Cascais - Sintra mountain range - Sintra historical center - Cascais (63km, 1300m accumulated height). Transfer to Lisbon.

After breakfast at your hotel, embark on an exhilarating road cycling loop from Cascais to the enchanting town of Sintra, offering a delightful mix of challenging terrain, breathtaking views, and cultural highlights. From Cascais, navigate along the scenic coastal road toward the renowned Guincho Beach. Turning inland, you'll venture into the tranquil Mata de Sintra, a lush forested area providing a refreshing change in scenery. The undulating roads take you through a landscape rich in natural beauty, creating a perfect balance of challenge and serenity. As you approach Sintra, marvel at the majestic Chalet Biester, a charming architectural gem nestled amidst the greenery. The historic town of Sintra unfolds with its narrow streets and historic charm. Take a moment to explore the UNESCO-listed historical center, where the colorful Pena Palace stands proudly atop the Sintra hills. Continuing the journey, pedal toward the renowned Periquita Pastry Shop, a local treasure famed for its delectable pastries. Savor a well-deserved treat before heading back to Cascais. The return route provides stunning views of the coastline and the Sintra hills, offering a visual feast for cyclists.

At the end of your ride, transfer from your hotel in Cascais to Lisbon's airport or hotel -  or opt for an extension of this tour for an additional day to explore more of the region.

Extended stay in Cascais, Sintra or Lisbon: on request.

Options and Prices

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Self Guided

- Private tour, starts any day -
- Minimum of 2 guests -
from 640€ per guest

Guided

- Private tour, starts any day -
- Minimum of 4 guests -
from 1100€ per guest

Premium

- Private tour, starts any day -
- Minimum of 4 guests -
from 1700€ per guest
- Guaranteed departures -
- No minimum of guests required -

Join a Group Tour

Join this tour on a group with other riders, on the following dates:
from 1100€ per guest

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