People Cycling Rides

Portuguese Coastal Camino.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Marty Fink
Tour Dates
5/2/2022–5/19/2022
Start Location
Lisbon, Portugal
End Location
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Cost (est.)
$3200 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$500 (USD
Payment Due
2/28/2022
Avg. Distance
43 mi / 69 km
Avg. Elevation
1999 ft / 609 m
Ride Description

OVERVIEW

Portugal is well known as a popular vacation destination.  Also, for a thousand years, since the bones of St. James were discovered in Santiago Spain, kings as well as common people have made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, which is called a Camino.  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 at our hotels along the route and earn your Camino Certificate when you arrive in Santiago.

As a cyclist 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 the 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, beautiful architecture and strong religious influence while enjoying lovely sunshine and moderate temperatures. The Portuguese are also well known for their warmth, hospitality, and vibrant culture.

Beginning in the capital city of Lisbon at the picturesque and historic Castelo de Sao Jorge, our direction gradually bears somewhat northeast as we leave this exciting capital city and begin riding on quiet rural roads and pass through small towns.  We… (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
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
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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