One of our most popular trips in recent years the Azure Ocean Ride is a great leisure cycling holiday option and a fantastic early season getaway destination!
For more information download our trip notes
The best holiday we have been on...
A big thank you to everyone involved in our holiday to Portugal. We had an absolutely magical time and have become cycling holiday bores. The organisation and arrangements were perfect. Fantastic route and scenery. The only fault was that it ended; we both wanted to carry on further.
Have completed 5 previous cycling holidays via other providers. This was by far the best, both in terms of the service provided by Skeddadle and the local agent. The route had clearly been well researched, the information was comprehensive and the support unparalleled.
Mark Lymer, Bedford
This was a great trip. I like the sense of achievement in going from A to B.
Skedaddle were committed to ensuring that we had a good holiday
The ride was very varied and allowed us to see many of the sights of the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. The arrangements all worked well, thanks to the efforts of Skedaddle UK staff and Antonio in Portugal.
All communications with Saddle Skedaddle were clear, professional and friendly. Skedaddle were helpful in meeting our request to meet up with their local representative at Porto railway station, rather than the airport. The hotels were well-chosen: they varied in size and style, and all were comfortable, friendly and clean.
Obidos is a wonderful hill-top walled town and therefore attracts many tourists, but absorbs them well!
The routes on GPS were excellent, and the back-up printed maps provided reassurance. Notes detailing interesting aspects of each day’s ride added to our enjoyment. The elevation plots were very useful – we liked knowing when to expect the hills! The photos of the hotels included in the information pack made it even easier to locate them!
The Azure Ocean tour was a wonderful way to spend a vacation...
Antonio Malvas, our representative in Portugal, is top notch. He texted us regularly to make sure that we were getting along well and were having no difficulties.
The hotels often had spectacular ocean views. All were clean and comfortable. A couple were a bit isolated, but they were very enjoyable. The hotels in Furadouro, Obidos, and Sintra were the best in our opinion, but all were good.
The leg from Sao Pedro Moel to Obidos was the most scenic and challenging. There was so much to see and do, from the markets in Sitio to the beachfront in Nezare to the views and sights in and around Obidos. It was a spectacular and challenging day.
Our first cycling holiday...
We were apprehensive but need not have been – days were well planned, quiet and the guides easy to follow. Hotels were well picked, very friendly and welcoming and plenty of opportunities to sample local fare.
Excellent all round...
We thoroughly enjoyed every day of the trip. We received fantastic service in the UK & when we arrived in Portugal.
The trip was beyond our expectations...
This was the first time I have placed our plans in the hands of others – it was remarkable! Everything about Skedaddle is first-rate!
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday...
Thanks for putting such a wonderful itinerary together! The time Antonio spent explaining the routes and how to use the GPS was much appreciated. The guide booklet you prepared before the trip made sure we got the best from the holiday. Everyone went out of their way to make sure we felt at home!
Mike and Sue, UK
All aspects of the holiday exceeded expectations...
The route, the hotels and the bikes were all excellent. The cycling routes took us to areas in Portugal that we never knew had so much to offer in terms of scenery, food etc.
The holiday was brilliant! ...
My partner and I booked the ocean ride in Portugal for July 2013… The holiday was brilliant! Our guide Antonio was so helpful and knowledgeable; he really couldn’t help us enough. We felt that had we needed to, we could have called him for help at any time. The tour was well planned, the use of the GPS system saved us lots of time fiddling with maps and directions, and the hotels we were booked into were excellent. Even our luggage arrived on time at each stop!
Thank you very much indeed, we had a great time!
A wonderful way to spend a vacation
Our representative in Portugal was so friendly and accommodating. We were able to fully enjoy our trip. The hotels often had spectacular ocean views. All were clean and comfortable. A couple were a bit isolated, but they were very enjoyable. The hotels in Furadouro, Obidos, and Sintra were the best in our opinion, but all were good. The leg from Sao Pedro Moel to Obidos was the most scenic and challenging. There was so much to see and do, from the markets in Sitio to the beachfront in Nezare to the views and sights in and around Obidos. The GPS system was great!
Place to place
8 nights hotel
7 days biking
Route notes and maps provided
Airport and luggage transfers
Minimum 2 people
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Last Updated: 24/05/2016
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