Cycling from Sintra to Lisbon

Fantastic Portugal Coastal Rides


Ericeira surfing village
White sand beaches and local sea food
Sintra - UNESCO World Heritage site
Roca’s Cape
Lisbon– Capital of Portugal

Beach, fishing and Portuguese traditions

Ride along the Atlantic coast between Lisbon and Sintra.

The greatest place where land meets the authentic Atlantic beauty. Start in the typical fishing villages and surf spot Ericeira and feel the coastal lifestyle. Relax in gorgeous white sand beaches and delight yourself with fresh fish dishes straight from the ocean.

Afterwards comes Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a land full of castles and palaces from different centuries.

The hills are characterised by the massive granite boulders and exuberant vegetation breezed by the fresh and humid winds of the Atlantic. Stepping on Roca Cape, the westernmost point of Continental Europe, you will touch the last piece of land before the sea begins!

Parcours sejour Portugal Sintra à veélo
Niveau FitFit
Day 1

From LISBONNE (aéroport) to ERICEIRA, transfert aéroport, journée sans vélo

Welcome at Lisbon airport and transfer to your hotel in Ericeira.

Departure and welcome briefing, test and adjust your bikes.

At the start of your trip, you’ll enjoy a meeting with one of our guides (welcome in English). It’s a privileged moment of exchange, providing you with the latest practical advice, information on must-see addresses and experiences, answering all your questions, adjusting your bike settings and getting your stay off to a good start.

Meeting with our local guide

Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.

Day 2

From ERICEIRA to PRAIA GRANDE 39km 500m Niveau Forme

Take some time to walk through Ericeira’s town center and breath the fresh air of the ocean. Today’s cycling journey takes you south. Along the coast experience some inland roads where you can see typical portuguese houses and land, this is a day to enjoy the coast and what it has to offer.

Don’t forget to try the amazing seafood, it is delicious!

Day 3

From PRAIA GRANDE to SINTRA 26km 600m Niveau Forme

You leave Praia Grande and head east. En route discover the Monserrate Palace,  a unique and exquisite example of Romanticism. Arriving at the village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you have the rest of the day to explore. Worthwhile to visit the mysterious Quinta da Regaleira, with tunnels, towers, and walkways; a treat to the sight.

Day 4

INLAND HIKE IN SINTRA 7km 450m Niveau Forme

This day is reserved to explore the hills above the village of Sintra, enjoying its vast architectural patrimony set on the mountain. Such is the grandeur and importance of it’s buildings and
monuments that the Cultural Landscape of Sintra was
designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. Start with the
Castle of the Moors and then the fabulous Pena Palace with it’s
exuberant and exotic gardens. Today feel like a king or queen
and finish with a exquisite dinner at the village center.

Day 5

From SINTRA to CASCAIS 51km 700m Niveau Forme

Your cycling day first immerses you in the mystical surroundings of the Franciscan Capuchin Convent. You then continue your journey along the Atlantic Ocean and arrive at the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Cape Roca, a promontory rising 150m above sea level. Discover impressive beaches nestled between cliffs, artistically sculpted by the power of nature and end with a scenic walk along the coast.

The stage ends in Cascais, a charming seaside town.

Day 6

Transfer to Lisbon

After a transfer from Cascais to Lisbon explore the capital!
Prepare yourself to get lost while exploring the old
neighborhoods of Lisbon like Alfama, Graça, and Chiado,
discover the many viewpoints offering a magnificent view of
Lisbon. Stroll through the Pombaline grid of streets in the Baixa
district that opens on to the Tagus in Praça do Comércio, then
follow the river to discover some of the city’s most beautiful parts,
like the monumental area of Belém with its World Heritage
monuments, the medieval quarters and the latest contemporary
leisure spaces, such as the Parque das Nações.

Day 7


End of stay after your breakfast.

Comfort Range

Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.

Starting from 945€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.

Starting from 1160€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.

Quote on request | Contact us

Price includes

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in a Double room
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Phone assistance 24/7
  • Application fee


  • The itinerary as detailed above trackable on the following supports:
  • An app with full itinerary
  • Cycling practical guide including restaurant recommendations for lunch & dinner
  • Additional services included:
    • Day 1 : A personalized greeting in english with our team at the beginning of the trip to do a bikefitting and receive your travel documents.
    • Day 1 : Private shuttle - LISBONNE (aéroport) - ERICEIRA
    • Day 6 : Private shuttle - CASCAIS - LISBONNE
  • Price does not include

    • bike rental (see option)
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunches
    • Dinners not included in "Price includes"
    • Drinks, visits & other personal expenses

    A “homemade” stay made by a local partner, specialist in cycling holidays in Portugal:

    • Routes picked with the Abicyclette team for their tourist & cycling interests, fully marked, removed from traffic
    • Accommodation offered for the quality of their welcome, atmosphere, services and gastronomy
    • A great flexibility of organization which adapts to your needs and desires: you leave on the date of your choice! We check accommodation availability to ensure your departure.

    Local support :
    • A personalized reception on the first day of your trip by a local guide that will provide you the travel documents (reception in English)
    • Telephone assistance from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Luggage transfer service

    A simplified route tracking:
    • A digital road book to find all useful addresses, recommended restaurants and tourist information, maps and a description of the circuit.
    • An application to follow the route without ever having to look for directions (bike mount provided)
    • (for an optional fee): rental of a GPS to ease tracking without using your smartphone.

    And also:
    • Rental of technical and comfortable bikes, ideal for this varied route combining roads and paths.
    • The possibility of taking out a cancellation & multi-risk insurance covering you in the event of a problem or unforeseen event

    We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.

    Touring bike

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • Helmet
    • Tool Kit
    • 1 Rear Rack + Bag
    • 1 Handle Bar Bag
    • Water Bottle
    • Tubes
    • Repair Kit


    Supplied equipment per bike

    -Tool kit
    -Inner tube
    -1 Rear Rack + Bag
    -1 Handle Bar Bag
    -Water Bottle


    Getting here

    Departure city : LISBONNE (aéroport)

    Coming by car

    • at more than 16h from PARIS
    • at 11h from BORDEAUX
    • at more than 16h from LYON

    Arrival city : LISBONNE

    Coming by car

    • at more than 16h from PARIS
    • at 11h from BORDEAUX
    • at more than 16h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Lisbonne Oriente train station - Plus de 12h from Paris
    • Lisbonne Rossio train station - Plus de 12h from Paris
    • Lisbonne Santa Apolonia train station - Plus de 12h from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Lisbonne airport

    *Parking: Since many of our clients travel by train or plane, we do not include parking in our packages. In addition, many accommodations don’t have the capacity to park a vehicle for the duration of your cycling vacation. So if you’re planning to arrive by car, we suggest you check parking options when you make your reservation. If you reserve a parking space at the first or last accommodation of your stay, you must pay the accommodation provider on site.

    * Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.

    How to get back to the starting point

    • Return by car in 0h45 to your starting point
    • Private shuttle: see detailed fares or contact us

    Recommended equipment


    • Hybrid Bike or Touring Bike or Gravel Bike
    • 18 to 30-speed transmission
    • 26- to 29-inch wheels
    • Tires: 35 to 42 section, reinforced against punctures
    • Disc brakes recommended
    • 2 bottle cages
    • Bell
    • Front and rear lighting

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet (supplied with bike rental unless otherwise specified locally)
    • 1 bike mount for smartphone to use the mobile route planner application
    • Suitable cycling clothing:
      • bib, shorts or tights: elastic and breathable, to facilitate movement and wick away perspiration
      • Breathable T-shirts, synthetic or merino wool
      • Breathable windbreaker
    • Thermal or fleece jacket
    • Waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 backpack or 1 or 2 carrier bags
    • 1 or 2 water bottles (supplied with bike rental in France)
    • 1 lock (supplied with bike rental)
    • Technical details, recommended by the team for optimum comfort:
      • 1 pair of gloves or mittens, depending on season and destination
      • Padded bib (chamois)
      • High-visibility vest or fluorescent belt
      • Neck warmer and cap

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 inner tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
    • Maintenance kit: rag, oil, brake pads


    • A suitcase for your belongings carried in the vehicle (limited to one per person)
    • Street clothes
    • 1 pair of evening shoes
    • Fleece jacket for the evening
    • Toiletry bag
    • Telephone and charger

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