Cycling in Portugal

Day Trip from Coimbra by Train & Bicycle

Fietsen in Portugal - Nederlands Ecopista do Dão - Português
Cycling on the Ecopista in central Portugal

Travel by train from Coimbra to the Ecopista in Santa Comba Dão
Receive a bike and cycle this beautiful old railway line
Return by train after a wonderful day trip in the nature of central Portugal

A lovely day trip. The first part of this path runs along the banks of the river Dão. Every bend in the river is followed by a bend in the Ecopista, with stannic views.

Easy cycling between the mountains of the Serra da Estrela and the Serra do Caramulo

>> Detailed information about the Ecopista do Dão

Day trip from Coimbra by train and bicycle

Travel by train from Coimbra to Santa Comba Dão. We will pick you up at the station and bring you by car to Quinta da Abelenda (10 minutes) at the Ecopista do Dão.
Departure Coimbra: 10.15h. Arrival Santa Comba Dão: 11.17h.

Choose your bike - standard or mountain bike (both of good quality and 18 gears). You can change clothes in the bathhouse of Quinta da Abelenda if you like.

Cycle the Ecopista, this beautiful cycle path between Santa Comba Dão and Viseu. If you want to do only a part of the Ecopista do Dão, we recommend to bike to Tondela (20 km) where you can have a coffee or lunch. Before you start, we will give you some tourist information and useful tips. Because this cycle path used to be a railway, there are no steep slopes and it is very easy to cycle, although it is a mountainous area.

Cycle back to Quinta da Abelenda. You can change clothes or take a shower in the bathhouse if you like. Afterwards we will bring you back to the station of Santa Comba Dão.

Return by train to Coimbra.
Departure from Santa Comba Dão: 16.18h or 19.37h. Arrival Coimbra 17.06h or 20.41h.

Prices Day Trip by Train & Bicycle:

Price per person:

  • 15 € - Standard bicycle - 18 gears
  • 20 € - Mountain bike- 18 gears
  • 10 € - Children < 12 anos
Included: Transport between Quinta da Abelenda and the station of Santa Comba Dão, bicycle and helmet.
Not included: train ticket.

Every day, on request (min. 2 persons).

Bookings & information requests, contacts

If you like to include our package Descending Ecopista, we have the following prices:
  • 25 € - Standard bicycle or MTB (for 2 to 20 participants)

Included: Transport between Quinta da Abelenda and the station of Santa Comba Dão, transport by taxi-bus to the beginning of the Ecopista in Viseu, bicycle and helmet. Not included: train ticket.

Ecopista do Dão, a former railway line

Bookings or information requests

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



Telephone or mobile


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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