Minho to Porto

Cycle from Minho to Porto

Cycle from the beautiful spa town of Monção in the Alto Minho region to the bustling historical city of Porto, passing through fortified towns, rural communities, valleys cloaked in vineyards and coastal nature reserves along the way. Follow the Minho River, lined with fabulous views and wildlife, before continuing down the Atlantic Coast to the historical city of Viana do Castelo. Sample crisp Vinho Verde wines and seafood delicacies, and then follow the Lima River to Portugal's oldest town, where more wine and local tapas awaits. After a stop in Barcelos, located on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail, return to the coast for more wonderful beaches and fishing communities. Your final leg will be to the city of Porto, finishing with a port wine tasting at one of of the city's most prestigious cellars.

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Bike Riding · Portugal
Cycle from Monção to Caminha
Difficulty moderate
Distance 47.3 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 125 m
Descent 149 m

Enjoy the views of neighbouring Galicia across the mighty Minho River as you follow it towards the Atlantic Ocean, to its mouth at Caminha.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 56.2 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 116 m
Descent 122 m

The longest day's ride on the trip, but with an almost flat profile it makes for an easy-going day in the saddle. 

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 42 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 64 m
Descent 53 m

A beautiful circular ride through countryside via Arcos de Valdevez.

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 33.2 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 436 m
Descent 393 m

Hop back into the saddle for a day's pedaling through hillier terrain to Barcelos. 

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 44.4 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 134 m
Descent 68 m

Make your way through more beautiful countryside as you head back to the ocean once more at the mouth of the Cávado River. 

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Bike Riding · Portugal
Cycle from Vila do Conde to Porto
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 34.6 km
Duration 2:25 h
Ascent 77 m
Descent 79 m

Today is your final day in the saddle, and you'll follow a mostly flat route along the coast past large dunes. 

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