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Best Time of Year: Spring/Autumn

Max alt:  307

Dist:  350

Min age:  18

Duration:  5

Cycle Porto 2 Lisbon Iberian Challenge

Bike Adventure

Don't forget your beach towel for this one! We begin in Portugal's second city and explore the stunningly beautiful Atlantic Coast as we cycle south towards the capital Lisbon. Beaches, marshland and a few hills all line up for us along this route.

We shall meet you in the delightful city of Porto, nestled on the estuary of the Douro Valley. The night before our ride we will meet for dinner and an event briefing. Our cycling begins the next day, leaving behind the city and making our way south. Of course stopping for coffee in local cafes and making a Lunch stop too, either at a cafe or a picnic dependant on our group size. Our afternoon stop will be spent in Portugese Venice "Aveiro" here we shall have coffee or icecream a little explore before making our way to our overnight stop near to Figuiera da Foz. 

Day 2 we leave Aveiro and Porto behind us as we continue along the coastline, with opportunities for coffee or icecream at beach towns and villages. Worth while keeping your swim costume in your day bag today. We may get an opportunity for a quick dip at Victory Walls Beach before we ride towards the town of Nazare. Take a quick detour to the clifftop lighthouse and see where the worlds largest surfable wave can be found before continueing to our overnight accomodation in  Caldas de Rainha.  

Leaving the Atlantic coastline behind us our final day will have us riding inland, the route will take us along quiet back roads over the hills to the north of Lisbon before dropping down to the edge of the Tagus river estuary. There is an option today to take a diversion into the Serra de Montejunto, which includes a gorgeous, but tough, 10km climb followed by one of the best downhills you'll ride in your life. The detour will then rejoin the original course as we continue south towards the finish. We'll then finish off with a ride into through the countryside towards the city centre and our last night's accomodation. Beaches, Vineyards, Cliff top views, and iconic cities; 3days and 350km of exploring Portugal's coast, what is not to love?






Day 1 - Arrival day

- 19:00 - Meet your Adventure Cafe support crew, evening meal, event briefing

Day 2 - 135km/ 790m+

- 08:30 - Depart Porto

- 11:00 - Morning coffee

- 13:00 - Lunch 

- 16:00 - Afternoon Stop

- 18:00 - Arrive accomodation

Day 3 - 110km/ 800m+

- 08:30 - Depart 

- 11:00 - Coffee Stop

- 13:00 - Beach Lunch Stop

- 16:00 - coffee Nazare Cliffs and beach

- 18:00 - Arrive acommodation

Day 4 - 105km/100km / 1600m+/1300m+

- 08:30 - Depart

- 11:00 - Coffee

- 13:00 - Lunch

- 16:00 - Afternoon coffee

- 18:00 - arrive Accommodation

- 20:00 - Celebration Meal, explore Lisbons nightlife

Day 5 - Return Journeys

- Return journeys home


Route Map


We will be staying in comfortable hotels sharing twin rooms.


What is a Level 3.0 Cycling Challenge Like?

These rides are typically multi day rides, with medium distances and undulating terrain. Level 3 rides suit riders who ride regularly, and are looking for something challenging but manageable. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 8 hours of cycling with breaks. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect a slightly lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You should be a competent rider, with regular training outings - both at the weekend and ideally with another session during the week. A 10 week training programme is available for our 3 star rides.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long bike rides in the countryside of 5 hours + and distances of between 45 - 55 miles . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training (at least twice per week in the run up to the event). Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be around 21-23 km/hr on flat and gently undulating terrain, and you should be able to cycle at higher speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km (on a road bike). You may also blend in other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)


Medical Issues

please ensure you complete the booking form with your medical information


Special Notes

Daily distances may vary slightly due to hotel selection


Included In Trip

Experienced First aid trained cycle leader

Full vehicle support with trained mechanic/first aider.

Pre event Briefing

Bed and Breakfast accommodation

Lunches and on the road provisions


Transfers in Portugal


Excluded From Trip

Transfers to/from UK airport

Personal Insurance Cover

Evening Drinks


Safety Information

Helmets Compulsory

Ensure your bike is fully serviced before the departure

Please do not ride with earphones



Being on the Atlantic coast we recommend this ride for the summer months to make the most of the warm calm weather. Suncream and Sunglasses or an essential, but make sure you pack a waterproof and extra layer just in case.


Optional Extras

Bike Hire

Single Supplements


Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.


Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

Price on Application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

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