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)