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Descending the Ecopista + Transfer

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Descida da Ecopista do Dâo

Cycling the 47 km Ecopista only one way.
Slowly Descending the Ecopista do Dão + Transfer from Viseu to Santa Comba Dão

The cycle route Ecopista do Dão, follows the linear path of the former railway "Linha do Dão". For those who want to cycle the almost 50 km of the Ecopista without the uphill return, we prepared the package Descending the Ecopista.

A spectacular route in a beautiful landscape.
Very easy to bike, almost 50 km descending!


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From Viseu to Santa Comba Dão by bicycle
From Santa Comba Dão to Viseu by our transport


Two options:
  • First we bring you from Santa Comba Dão (Quinta da Abelenda) to Viseu. From there, you cycle back to Santa Comba Dão.

  • First you cycle from Viseu to Santa Comba Dão (Quinta da Abelenda). Afterwards, we bring you back to Viseu.
Make your choice

First the transfer:
The meeting point is Quinta da Abelenda, located at km 47 of the Ecopista do Dão. You can park your car here, choose a bike (or bring your own) and we will bring you to the other end of the Ecopista in Viseu, with our transport or by taxi-van. From there, you cycle the 47 km back on a gently sloped constant descent, making it very easy to bike. Without stops, it is about 3 hours cycling, but most people take around 1 to 2 extra hours due to stops.

Minimum 2 persons, maximum 20 persons.

Every day of the week.
Starting time: 10.00h. We appreciate your presence at 9.45h.
Prices: see below.
Where to start: see below.
Bookings: see below.
Photos of our bicycles: see below.


First cycling:
Meeting point is the beginning of the Ecopista do Dão in Viseu, at the large parking place between the Ecopista and the Avenida de Europa. We will be there with the bicycles between 10.45h and 11.00h. From here, you cycle the 47 km to Quinta da Abelenda (Santa Comba Dão) on a gently sloped constant descent, making it very easy to bike. Without stops, it is about 3 hours cycling, but most people take around 1 to 2 extra hours due to stops.
Afterwards, we bring you back to Viseu, with our transport or by taxi-van.

Minimum 2 or 4 persons, maximum 20 persons.

Every day of the week, on request.
Starting time: 11.00h. We appreciate your presence at 10.45h.
Prices: see below.
Where to start: see below.
Bookings: see below.
Photos of our bicycles: see below.


Prices per person


€ 25 Transfer and standard bike
€ 30 Transfer and mountain bike
Helmet and insurance included.
All our bikes are equipped with a spare inner tube, tyre levers and a pump. Most standard bicycles have a luggage carrier.
We are registered at the "Registo Nacional dos Agentes de Animação Turística" under number 1453/2017

Bookings | Information requests | Contacts


Bookings or information requests can be made by telephone (+351) 963444663, but we would prefer you to fill in the following form:

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Telephone or mobile

Message

Please mention if you would like to have the transfer first (Santa Comba Dão - Viseu), or if you would like to start by cycling (Viseu - Santa Comba Dão) and have the transfer afterwards.


Descending the Ecopista

Where to start.
First the transfer or first cycling?

If you are located closer to Santa Comba Dão than Viseu, the best option is to have the transfer first.
Below you can find a list of towns, not far away from the Ecopista, with an indication of the driving time to Quinta da Abelenda (the transfer first) or Viseu (first cycling).

Driving directions to Quinta da Abelenda
Driving directions the beginning of the Ecopista in Viseu

Porto83 min.Viseu
Coimbra53 min.Abelenda
Águeda57 min.Abelenda
Albergaria-a-Velha44 min.Viseu
Anadia50 min.Abelenda
Arganil36 min.Abelenda
Aveiro55 min.Viseu
Cantanhede53 min.Abelenda
Carregal do Sal22 min.Abelenda
Castro Daire27 min.Viseu
Celorico da Beira39 min.Viseu
Coimbra53 min.Abelenda
Condeixa-a-Nova53 min.Abelenda
Fornos de Algodres32 min.Viseu
Góis52 min.Abelenda
Gouveia50 min.Viseu
Guarda60 min.Viseu
Ílhavo62 min.Viseu
Lousã54 min.Abelenda
Mangualde20 min.Viseu
Manteigas89 min.Viseu
Mealhada46 min.Abelenda
Miranda do Corvo58 min.Abelenda
Montemor-o-Velho55 min.Abelenda
Mortágua22 min.Abelenda
Nelas29 min.Abelenda
Oliveira de Frades33 min.Viseu
Oliveira do Hospital35 min.Abelenda
Pampilhosa da Serra91 min.Abelenda
Penacova28 min.Abelenda
Penalvo do Castelo28 min.Viseu
Santa Comba Dão12 min.Abelenda
São Pedro do Sul27 min.Viseu
Sátão28 min.Viseu
Seia52 min.Abelenda
Sever do Vouga48 min.Viseu
Soure66 min.Abelenda
Tábua15 min.Abelenda
Tondela19 min.Abelenda
Vila Nova de Paiva34 min.Viseu
Viseu-Viseu
Vouzela31 min.Viseu

Photos of our bicycles


Orbea standard bikes

Orbea standard bikes
Available in S, M, L (picture) and XL


Orbea standard bikes

Orbea standard bikes
Available in S, M (picture), L and XL


Orbea standard bikes

Orbea standard bikes
Available in S, M (picture), L and XL


Giant standard bikes

Giant standard bikes


Orbea mountain bikes

Orbea mountain bikes
Available in M (picture), L and XL


Orbea mountain bikes

Orbea mountain bikes
Available in M, L (picture) and XL


Standard bike with dog trailor

Standard bike with dog trailer


Orbita tandem

Orbita tandem

Special standard bike, Orbea

Special standard bike, Orbea

B'Twin standard bike with child seat

B'Twin standard bike with child seat

Orbea child bikes

Orbea child bikes

Adapted bicycle with three wheels for adults

Adapted bicycle with three wheels for adults

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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Cycling in Portugal | Ecopista do Dão

Ecopista do Dão

Slowly Descending the Ecopista do Dão