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The Silver Coast - Top 5 Cycling Routes

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Route: Obidos Lagoon to Obidos Castle

Bike: Mountain Bike

Distance: 33km’s round trip

Description: A relatively flat but thouroughly enjoyable mountain bike ride from the South Side of the Obidos Lagoon to Obidos Castle and back. With majority of the ride being off- road, enjoy stunning scenery along the edge of the lagoon, through forests and along a peaceful canal, before arriving at the magnificent Obidos Castle. The lagoon, fauna and flora is always different and this is a very scenic ride for all levels of cyclists.
 
 
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Route: São Martinho do Porto to Nazare

Bike: Mountain Bike

Distance: 33km’s round trip
Description: Not the easiest of courses, plenty of hills and challenging tracks, but the views are sensational. Most of the ride is along the beautiful Serra da Pescaria from Sao Martinho do Porto to Nazaré, with amazing views over the atlantic or winding paths through lush forest on the return leg. Not for beginners, but certainly worth the wait.
 
 
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Route: Foz do Arelho to Salir do Porto to Tornada

Bike: Mountain Bike

Distance: 48km round trip
Description: A diverse and scenic course, that takes in forest and nature, Lagoon and ocean views... all in one ride suitable for most cyclists. If ever there was a bike ride that showcases the raw natural beauty of The Silver Coast, this may be it; Firstly coastal, from Salir do Porto to Foz do Arelho. Then along the Obidos Lagoon before cutting along the bottom of the Serra do Bouro, through forests and farm lands to Tornada. Finally arriving back to the bay for a much deserved lunch on the beach front.
 
 
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Route: Nazare to Maceira

Bike: Road Bike

Distance: 78km’s round trip

Description: A road cyclists dream with dream views. Miles and miles of quiet roads, in fantastic condition, with very little traffic and wonderful surroundings. Starting in the ancient fishing village of Nazare, along the ‘Atlantic Road’ with sensational views and via some of the most breath taking beaches and coastline. Before, going through secluded forest, past mining quarries and through quaint villages. Suitable for all levels.
 
 
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Route: Nazare to Alcobaça to São Martinho do Porto

Bike: Road Bike

Distance: 48km’s round trip

Description: A reasonably flat, exceptionally beautiful course for road bikes. Involving two of the most popular beach locations on The Silver Coasy; Nazare and Sao Martinho do Porto. Via the magnificent Alcobaça Monastery, with some charming villages on the way and wonderful sceni surroundings. Not too hilly but still a good workout for all cyclists, thankfully, many places to stop on this journey through some of The Silver Coasts iconic locations.
 
 
 

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