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Three circular bike rides in central Portugal

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Bike ride central Portugal

Three circular bike rides in central Portugal

Around the Ecopista do Dão

Quinta da Abelenda has elaborated three beautiful circular cycle routes in this part of Portugal.
The Ecopista do Dão is always part of the routes, but only for a few kilometers.
You will cycle on country roads with very little traffic and some times on unpaved roads, passing little hamlets and villages, wineries, woods and rivers in a beautiful landscape.
An excellent way to explore the country.

Difficulty

While cycling on the Ecopista is very easy, these three bike rides are more difficult, because you have to go up and down several times, sometimes on unpaved roads.
But it's definitely worth it.
We recommend a good bike, preferably a mountain bike and a helmet.

Description of the bike tours

Quinta da Abelenda has detailed descriptions of the bike rides.

Bike Tour "Two Rivers"


Bike Tour "Two Rivers"

This tour starts and ends at Km 47 of the Ecopista, at Quinta da Abelenda and near Santa Comba Dão. From the river Dão to the river Mondego, passing some stannic villages with old granite buildings. The most beautiful part is an unpaved road, following for several kilometers the river Mondego. A very special track.

Bike Tour "Caramulo"


The river Criz, Bike Tour "Caramulo"

First cycle over the Ecopista to the former station of Tonda. There you leave the Ecopista and cycle in direction of the river Criz, passing some villages and vineyards. Continue on a dirt road towards the mountains of the Caramulo, a very nice track. You do not go into the mountains, but remains in the valley just before. Through a number of villages north of the city of Tondela you will be back on the Ecopista do Dão, now at the former station of Sabugosa.

Bike Tour "Springs of Sangemil"


Bike Tour "Springs of Sangemil"

You will cycle between the rivers Dão and Mondego, passing ancient dolmens, the historic village of Cabanas de Viriato and the spa resort of Sangemil. Near Santa Ovaia you are back on the Ecopista do Dão.

Bookings or information requests


Bookings or information requests can be made by telephone (+351) 963444663, or by filling in the following form:

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Package 'Descending the Ecopista'

Package 'Descending the Ecopista'

  • From Santa Comba Dão to Viseu by taxi-bus
  • From Viseu to Santa Comba Dão by bike

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Ecopista do Dão - Ponte sobre o rio Dão

Three circular bike rides in central Portugal