Cycling in Coimbra

Coimbra is one of Portugal's four historic Capitals. Positioned on a hill above the Rio Mondego, it is a fantastic place to stay and explore. With Conímbriga, a Roman site, to the southwest, and the spa town of Luso and ancient forest of Buçaco to the north, and the castle at Montemor-o-Velho to the west, there is plenty to see and do.

 

If exploring towns and cities is not on your agenda, then follow the Rio Mondego upstream, or explore the untouched coast line. Cycling gives you the freedom to explore the serene countryside and the busy resorts of places like Figueira da Foz, or the canals of Aveiro. The Praia de Mira to the north is also well set up for cycling, with the Pista Ciclo-Pedonal, a 25km cycle route that heads inland along canals towards Mira then north towards Aveiro, especially popular.

Ecopista do Dão

Ecopista do Dão

A lovely day trip. The first part of this path runs along the banks of the river Dão. Every bend in the river is followed by a bend in the Ecopista, with stannic views. Easy cycling between the mountains of the Serra da Estrela and the Serra do Caramulo. Because this cycle path used to be a railway, there are no steep slopes and it is very easy to cycle, although it is a mountainous area. The path is paved with colored asphalt, blue in the county of Santa Comba Dão, green in Tondela and red in Viseu.

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QNPportugal

QNPportugal

We offer cycling and walking holidays as well as active short breaks like canoeing and canyoning in a peaceful atmosphere. We organize complete all in roundtrips for bikers as well as hikers. We work with several travel agencies in Portugal and abroad. Our travel offer consists of individual as well as guided tours. For small and larger groups it is possible to arrange a tailor made program.
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