People Cycling Rides

Portuguese Coastal Camino.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Marty Fink
Tour Dates
Start Location
Lisbon, Portugal
End Location
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Cost (est.)
$3900 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1000 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
45 mi / 72 km
Avg. Elevation
2000 ft / 610 m
Ride Description


Portugal is well known as a popular vacation destination for its natural beauty, delicious food and wine, and charming ancient towns.  There are thousands of people each year who also visit Portugal to begin a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, which is called a Camino.  Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Camino de Santiago is a historical voyage, a cultural adventure, and a global gathering all rolled into one.  This bike tour will combine some of the best vacation sights of Portugal with completing your own personal Camino as you collect stamps on your Credencial along the route and earn your Camino Certificate when you arrive in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  (Learn more HERE.)

You will see much of the natural beauty of Portugal.  From the geographically fascinating remnants of ancient volcanic activity, rugged rock formations, and cliff faces to beautifully tended olive groves and cork plantations.  Since we stay close to the coast for much of the tour, you’ll bike along sandy beaches which sprawl for miles on end on the fringes of the Atlantic Ocean.  Cyclists have the opportunity to experience the rich history and beautiful architecture while enjoying lovely sunshine a… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

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