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Lisbon & Silver Coast cycling retreat: A 3-day bike tour by the Natural parks of Sintra and Cascais

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Lisbon, Sintra
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Start location:
Cascais
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Price from:
640€ per guest
Discover the perfect harmony of coastal allure and urban charm with our Lisbon & Silver Coast Cycling Retreat: a 3-day bike tour immersing you in the breathtaking natural parks of Sintra and Cascais, just moments away from the vibrant energy of Lisbon.
Duration
3 days
Altimetry
600 › 1200 m, daily average
Distance
45 › 90 km, daily average
Bike type
Gravel, Road bike, E-bike
Level
Intermediate, Experienced

Highlights:

This tour in a nutshell

Embark on an invigorating 3-day cycling retreat, based in the captivating coastal town of Cascais, where the charm of cobblestone streets and ocean breezes set the scene for a cyclist's paradise.

From this vibrant hub, our flexible loop rides beckon you to explore the wonders of Sintra mountain range, an enchanting natural park composed of ancient forests and panoramic vistas.

Venture to the pinnacle of Cabo da Roca, where the Atlantic Ocean unfolds before you, marking the westernmost point of continental Europe. Conquer the winding roads of Sintra's mountain range, reaching the serene Peninha sanctuary, a haven for reflection amidst breathtaking scenery. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Sintra, exploring its UNESCO-listed historical center or discovering the regal beauty of Mafra National Palace.

Each day's ride is crafted to adapt to your stamina, ensuring an experience tailored to your preferences. Whether gliding on road bikes, conquering trails on mountain bikes, or effortlessly exploring the terrain on e-bikes, the choice is yours.

As the sun sets, return to the allure of Cascais, where its historical center unfolds with vibrant energy, offering an array of gastronomic delights. Nestled by the Atlantic coast, Cascais invites you to unwind by the sea, savoring the blend of history and modernity.

And just a stone's throw away lies Lisbon, a city of undeniable charm. Extend your journey into the heart of Portugal's capital, where a tapestry of culture, architecture, and cuisine awaits.

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Day to Day:

What you'll be experiencing everyday

Day 1: Arrival in Lisbon - Transfer from Lisbon hotel/airport to your hotel in Cascais.

Afternoon ride: Cascais - Cabo da Roca - Cascais  (44 km, 900 metres of accumulated climbing).

Private morning transfer from Lisbon airport/hotel to Cascais, for check-in at your local hotel. Briefing and bike fit provided by our local guide. On your afternoon ride, embark on a road cycling loop from Cascais, tracing the picturesque coastal road to the renowned Guincho Beach. Experience the thrill of the coastal winds and panoramic ocean views as you navigate the undulating roads. Turning inland toward Malveira, the landscape transitions to rolling hills and quaint villages, providing a pleasant change in scenery. As you approach Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, relish the challenging ascent rewarded by unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean. Descending back through Malveira, the route takes you to the idyllic Quinta do Pisão, a natural gem offering serene landscapes and a peaceful respite. The tranquil roads wind through the estate, surrounded by lush greenery. Completing the loop, pedal back to Cascais, reflecting on the diverse landscapes and memorable highlights of your journey. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and night to go for a walk in Cascais' historical center and have a dinner by the sea shore.

Hotel:Pestana Cidadela Cascais or Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & SPA (included in the premium option)

Day 2: Loop ride

Loop 1: Cascais - Azenhas do Mar - Ericeira - Mafra - Sintra - Cascais (81km, 1500 meters of accumulated climbing)

"Embark on a thrilling 81km road cycling loop from Cascais, venturing through the picturesque coastal village of Azenhas do Mar and onward to the charming town of Ericeira. As the undulating roads unfold, revel in the coastal beauty and the invigorating climbs, accumulating 1500 meters of elevation gain. Your journey continues through the historic town of Mafra, home to the majestic Mafra National Palace, before heading to the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Sintra. The route promises a perfect blend of challenging climbs and breathtaking descents, showcasing the diversity of Portugal's coastal and cultural treasures."

Loop 2: Cascais - Azenhas do Mar - Ericeira - Mafra - Sobral de Monte Agraço - Mafra - Sintra - Cascais (152km, 3000m of accumulated climbing)

"For the avid cyclist seeking an extended adventure, embark on a 152km road cycling loop from Cascais. Traverse the coastal wonders of Azenhas do Mar and Ericeira, then push your limits with a challenging ascent to Sobral de Monte Agraço. This extended route, accumulating 3000 meters of elevation gain, unfolds through the historic town of Mafra, inviting you to explore its grand National Palace, before delving into the enchanting landscapes of Sintra. The journey promises not only the thrill of extensive climbs but also the reward of spectacular descents, offering a true test of endurance amid Portugal's diverse and captivating terrains.

Hotel:Pestana Cidadela Cascais or Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & SPA (included in the premium option)

Day 3: Loop ride

Cascais - Sintra mountain range - Sintra historical center - Cascais (63km, 1300m accumulated height). Transfer to Lisbon.

After breakfast at your hotel, embark on an exhilarating road cycling loop from Cascais to the enchanting town of Sintra, offering a delightful mix of challenging terrain, breathtaking views, and cultural highlights. From Cascais, navigate along the scenic coastal road toward the renowned Guincho Beach. Turning inland, you'll venture into the tranquil Mata de Sintra, a lush forested area providing a refreshing change in scenery. The undulating roads take you through a landscape rich in natural beauty, creating a perfect balance of challenge and serenity. As you approach Sintra, marvel at the majestic Chalet Biester, a charming architectural gem nestled amidst the greenery. The historic town of Sintra unfolds with its narrow streets and historic charm. Take a moment to explore the UNESCO-listed historical center, where the colorful Pena Palace stands proudly atop the Sintra hills. Continuing the journey, pedal toward the renowned Periquita Pastry Shop, a local treasure famed for its delectable pastries. Savor a well-deserved treat before heading back to Cascais. The return route provides stunning views of the coastline and the Sintra hills, offering a visual feast for cyclists.

At the end of your ride, transfer from your hotel in Cascais to Lisbon's airport or hotel -  or opt for an extension of this tour for an additional day to explore more of the region.

Extended stay in Cascais, Sintra or Lisbon: on request.

Map:

Where you'll be riding

Tour options:

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Included

Self-guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 2 guests

Guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests

Premium

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
Group transfer in from Lisbon hotel/airport to start of the tour in Cascais; and group transfer from the end of the tour to Lisbon hotel/airport
2 nights in charm 4 star hotels, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included
Upgrade to 2 nights in charm 5 star hotels (or superior rooms), in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included
Rental of a Road or MTB bike (Scott Addict 20 or Scott Aspect 910), helmet and spares;
Detailed briefing, bike fit and routebook provided before the tour by a local guide
Personal guide cycling with your group, providing restaurant reservations, booking of local experiences and all passenger transfers throughout the tour
Support vehicle (SAG Wagon) throughout all the rides
Ride along guide
Luggage transfer between hotels
Sports nutrition, hydration, fruits and snacks during our rides
Garmin GPS with preloaded daily tracks
Access to the Live Love Ride app, that you can use to navigate and explore the best this tour has to offer
Personal accidents insurance during our tour
Remote contact to your dedicated tour guide, throughout your tour
Live Love Ride Jersey
Live Love Ride full cycling kit (jersey, bib shorts and cap)
Visit to wineries, museums and other select experiences during the tour
Selected aprés-vélo experiences, with post ride drinks and snacks

Prices:

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Prices

Self-guided

Guided

Premium

Per guest
640€ per guest
1100€ per guest
1700€ per guest
High season supplement (1st May to 31st October, holidays and festivities)
150€
150€
250€
Single room supplement (mandatory for solo riders)
250€
250€
250€
Premium hotel upgrade supplement
200€
200€

Add-ons

Half-board - 2 dinners at handpicked restaurants (selected drinks and spirits included)
120€
(at your hotel)
120€
Full-board - 2 lunches and 2 dinners at handpicked restaurants (selected drinks and spirits included)
Not available
250€
Upgrade to E-bike
150€
150€
150€
Additional Ride along guide (1 guide for every 6 persons)
Not available)
Not available

Discounts

Join a Scheduled Group Tour from our Calendar
not available
Contact us
not available
Non cycling guests and children
not available
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Tour options:

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Self-guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 2 guests
from 640€ per person
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Guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
from 1100€ per person
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Premium

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
from 1700€ per person
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Group Tours:

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GO PRIVATE OR CUSTOMIZE THIS RIDE
EXPERTLY GUIDED CYCLING HOLIDAYS
HIGH-END BIKES AND GEAR
MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE, TRANSFER & VEHICLE SUPPORT
RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE
ADAPTED TO EVERY RIDER TYPE AND NEED
Private rides:

If you are looking for a different, exclusive experience, you can make this ride private for your group. Just choose any open trip date, get your group together and contact us to know the private trip listing.

Customized rides

If you represent a group and want to schedule a different date than the ones listed, we are available to customize this and other experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us for more information.
AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of portuguese tourist guides and bike riders, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

For the last five years, our team has been involved in the making of over 200 bike-related events in Portugal, from Granfondos to casual mountain bike rides, throughout the country. We are seasoned travelers and riders, able to tap into our local knowledge to provide great experiences to our guests.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides and riders. We make sure our guests’ cycling holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.
We operate with high end bicycles, be it road or mountain bikes. All our bikes are in excellent condition, of the current year and regularly reviewed by our mechanics. Our road bike and mountain bike fleet is composed of carbon and aluminium frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict or Scott Addict Disc

On the road, you will be riding a Addict - a lightweight and comfortable carbon bike, designed to help you on the climbs and keep your speed on flat sections. Our Addict bikes come equipped with a full Shimano Ultegra kit, for great performance.
Scott Addict


MTB Mountain bikes - Scott Aspect 910

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 910. These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better reaction and comfort. They are perfect for short or long distance rides and even for technical trails, and come equipped with Shimano components for the best cycling experience.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


Touring - Scott Sub-Cross

For mixed terrain, we equip our Scott Sub-Cross fleet with touring tires, so that you’ll roll easily by the countryside backroads and macadam trails alike. These bikes are equiped with a front suspension remote lock-out and handle bar bags, making them the perfect option for touring enthusiasts
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930 or Scott E-Ride

Our E-bike fleet is composed of the Scott E-Scale 930 and Scott E-Ride bike models, equipped with 500W Bosch batteries, that will allow you to go great distances and with 250W Bosch motors, to assist you during the toughest climbs! These aluminum framed Scott bikes come equiped with front suspension with lockout.
Scott E-Scale 930
The models of the bikes for your tour might not be the ones here depicted, according to availability. All our bikes are perfectly maintained and are fitted to every rider on your first experience with us. If you have a special bicycle request, please feel free to contact us.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 820 GPS device, so you can record and upload all your rides.
RIDE SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

In our cycling holidays, you’ll be accompanied by our always present staff and vehicles. They will provide for all the services you need for the best biking experience in Portugal.

At your service, you’ll have a fleet of premium equipped vehicles with several amenities for your comfort.

/Mechanical assistance during the bike tours;
/Luggage and bike transfer between hotels;
/Transfer to and from hotels/airports;
/Premium passenger transport and assistance during the rides, at your disposal;

Bike touring at it's best!
AFTER A GREAT DAY IN THE SADDLE, IT'S TIME TO RELAX.

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your bike tour.

/ Acess to the best SPAs;
/ Free time for sightseeing;
/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your cycling holidays Portugal!
CYCLING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your cycling holidays, our staff may contact you to ask for further details to better design a bike tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different riding experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" riders, we provide additional cycling challenges. On the other hand we invite all our guests to simply hop into our premium equipped vans if they feel so or just enjoy a recovery day without using their bike.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I ride my bike on a regular basis, for fitness, commuting or out with friends. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges on my bike, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere during group rides.
You will get to ride at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our premium van if you so desire or, you can challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to ride in a peloton with like-minded people and always accompanied by our guides. If you want an extra "help" on your rides, you can also request an e-bike.

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Riding is a great part of my life, and I ride my bike regularly with my friends. I am comfortable with rides of 2 to 3 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles or just ride smoothly in a peloton.
You will get to feel different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to rolling along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, gain speed in the descents and also push yourself and climb those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, riding in a peloton and pushing a little harder just before the stop at the café.

3 EXPERT

/ I ride my bike an average of 100 kilometres or more per week and enjoy a fast paced ride for an extended period of time. I love to train, improve and be challenged by other riders. I enjoy all riding experiences, from big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories.
You’ll get to ride in a peloton along with your peers but also challenge them on the long climbs. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Cycling holidays Portugal for all.

GO PRIVATE OR CUSTOMIZE THIS RIDE

Private rides:

If you are looking for a different, exclusive experience, you can make this ride private for your group. Just choose any open trip date, get your group together and contact us to know the private trip listing.

Customized rides

If you represent a group and want to schedule a different date than the ones listed, we are available to customize this and other experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us for more information.

EXPERTLY GUIDED CYCLING HOLIDAYS

AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of portuguese tourist guides and bike riders, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

For the last five years, our team has been involved in the making of over 200 bike-related events in Portugal, from Granfondos to casual mountain bike rides, throughout the country. We are seasoned travelers and riders, able to tap into our local knowledge to provide great experiences to our guests.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides and riders. We make sure our guests’ cycling holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.

HIGH-END BIKES AND GEAR

We operate with high end bicycles, be it road or mountain bikes. All our bikes are in excellent condition, of the current year and regularly reviewed by our mechanics. Our road bike and mountain bike fleet is composed of carbon and aluminium frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict or Scott Addict Disc

On the road, you will be riding a Addict - a lightweight and comfortable carbon bike, designed to help you on the climbs and keep. Our Addict bikes come equipped with a full Shimano Ultegra kit, for great performance.
Scott Addict


MTB Mountain bikes - Scott Aspect 910

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 910. These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better reaction and comfort. They are perfect for short or long distance rides and even for technical trails, and come equipped with Shimano components for the best cycling experience.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


Touring - Scott Sub-Cross

For mixed terrain, we equip our Scott Sub-Cross fleet with touring tires, so that you’ll roll easily by the countryside backroads and macadam trails alike. These bikes are equiped with a front suspension remote lock-out and handle bar bags, making them the perfect option for touring enthusiasts
Scott E-Scale 930


E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930 or Scott E-Ride

Our E-bike fleet is composed of the Scott E-Scale 930 and Scott E-Ride bike models, equipped with 500W Bosch batteries, that will allow you to go great distances and with 250W Bosch motors, to assist you during the toughest climbs! These aluminum framed Scott bikes come equiped with front suspension with lockout.
Scott E-Scale 930
The models of the bikes for your tour might not be the ones here depicted, according to availability. All our bikes are perfectly maintained and are fitted to every rider on your first experience with us. If you have a special bicycle request, please feel free to contact us.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 820 GPS device, so you can record and upload all your rides.

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE, TRANSFER & VEHICLE SUPPORT

RIDE SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

In our cycling holidays, you’ll be accompanied by our always present staff and vehicles. They will provide for all the services you need for the best biking experience in Portugal.

At your service, you’ll have a fleet of premium equipped vehicles with several amenities for your comfort.

/Mechanical assistance during the bike tours;
/Luggage and bike transfer between hotels;
/Transfer to and from hotels/airports;
/Premium passenger transport and assistance during the rides, at your disposal;

Bike touring at it's best!

RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE

After a great day outdoors, it's time to relax

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your hiking is done.

/ Access to the best SPAs;

/ Free time for sightseeing;

/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your walking holidays Portugal!

ADAPTED TO EVERY RIDER TYPE AND NEED

CYCLING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your cycling holidays, our staff may contact you to ask for further details to better design a bike tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different riding experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" riders, we provide additional cycling challenges. On the other hand we invite all our guests to simply hop into our premium equipped vans if they feel so or just enjoy a recovery day without using their bike.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I ride my bike on a regular basis, for fitness, commuting or out with friends. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges on my bike, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere during group rides.
You will get to ride at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our premium van if you so desire or, you can challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to ride in a peloton with like-minded people and always accompanied by our guides. If you want an extra "help" on your rides, you can also request an e-bike.

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Riding is a great part of my life, and I ride my bike regularly with my friends. I am comfortable with rides of 2 to 3 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles or just ride smoothly in a peloton.
You will get to feel different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to rolling along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, gain speed in the descents and also push yourself and climb those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, riding in a peloton and pushing a little harder just before the stop at the café.

3 EXPERT

/ I ride my bike an average of 100 kilometres or more per week and enjoy a fast paced ride for an extended period of time. I love to train, improve and be challenged by other riders. I enjoy all riding experiences, from big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories.
You’ll get to ride in a peloton along with your peers but also challenge them on the long climbs. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Cycling holidays Portugal for all.
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Live Love Ride
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 311
1950-421
Lisbon - Portugal

Monday to Friday
09AM to 06PM
Telephone: 00351 217 590 365 (Call to the Portuguese national fixed network)
Email: ridewithus @ liveloveride.pt 

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