Pedal Portugal! 5 essential experiences

Escape the buzz of the big cities, Porto and Lisbon, and head out on two wheels in search of remote countryside and a traditional way of life. With 13 cycling holidays (and counting!) exploring every corner of this popular destination, here are 5 essential experiences you don’t want to miss in Portugal

1. Soak up a bounty of stunning sandy stretches
Portugal’s dramatic Atlantic coastline provides endless picture-perfect views from the saddle, alongside unrivalled opportunities for a cheeky post-ride dip.

2. Discover the so-called ‘Hawaii of Europe’
The world is only just wising up to Portugal’s autonomous islands, The Azores! Explore the biggest island, Sao Miguel and discover sublime scenery around every bend.

3. Sampling Port in its rightful place…
Partial to a drop of the sweet stuff? Don’t miss our trips through the UNESCO-listed vineyards of the Douro – Portugal’s premier port producing region.

4. Ride ancient trails through wild, natural landscapes
Portugal’s countryside is home to many off-road trails bursting with technical challenges. This natural terrain explores some of the most remote areas of the country.

5. Exploring Sintra’s fairytale castles
A visit to Portugal is always enriched with a visit to the forest-clad town of Sintra, famed for its unique array of majestic palaces and castles.

Want to explore Portugal by bike? We’ve a little something to suit every type of cyclist here, and with 5% off this month, there has never been a better time to book. To see the full range of holidays click here.