Atlantic Coasting - 3 weeks
Western Spain (Galicia) and Portugal

On this page, you'll find...

  • ...a description of the trip,
  • a thumbnail itinerary with links to the detailed region-by-region routes that it follows, and...
  • ...prices and departure dates.

    A whimsical excursion in western Europe’s farthest outpost.  You are riding to the west of Dublin and the south of Naples, 1,000 miles from Paris.  This isolation pays off in unspoiled scenery and villages where touring bikes are as rare as spaceships (and your helmet completes the illusion)....



 

The rugged lands along the ocean, cut off by mountains from Spain, turn seaward.  Seafood aficionados will be delighted, even far inland. Architecture also reflects the ocean, influenced by explorers who set sail for “new worlds” returning with culinary and cultural surprises (and whatever else they could stuff in their pockets).  Tiny Portugal was once the world’s wealthiest and most powerful nation!

En route treats include glorious cities:  Santiago de Compostela and Lisbon; Coimbra and her University (founded in 1291, it was a contemporary of Oxford); “local” music, with overtones African to Celtic; port tasting in the city that gave the wine its name; and the scenic joys of two national parks.  Boa Viagem!


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Summary Trip Itinerary

For details within each region, including ride difficulty, click on the name under “Region Visited”...
Days
Days of the Week
Region Visited Details
1
Su
See Access Package for options to reach Monforte.
You will typically travel to Monforte on Sunday. 
1 - 8
Galicia Follow link for details
Mo
Monforte, the Rio Sil
Mo - Th
The Miño Valley
Fr & Sa
Along the Atlantic Coast
Sa & Su
Santiago de Compostela
8 - 20
Portugal Follow link for details
Su - Tu
The Minho Valley
Tu & We
Oporto
We - Fr
Bairrada, the Buçaco Forest
Fr & Sa
The Mondego Valley, Coimbra
Sa - We
The Silver Coast
Th & Fr
Lisbon
Extend your stay if you have time:  Lisbon is one of Europe’s most beautiful and interesting cities.  We can book additional hotel nights upon request.


Atlantic Coasting — Facts & Figures
2017 Dates
Baggage Services Offered**
(optional)
Trip not currently scheduled
$3,995 US
$5,195 C
3,395 €
Daily, Half, Lite


* Prices in $ and € do not include precisely the same things.  Click here for details.


Prices of Optional Extras (links lead to explanations)
Currency
$ prices include
the bike.
See here for information on bringing your own.
** At least 4 riders must subscribe to a given baggage service for it to operate.  The services listed are those currently offered on the departure in question.  Services which appear in bold already have at least 3 subscribers (so, one more would ensure their operation).
Daily
Half
Lite
$US
$850
$360
$180
$495
$125
$C
$1,050
$472
$236
$650
$165
€uros
795€
330€
165€
450€
115€
285€

Reaching & Leaving Your Trip:  General Information on Access Packages
Specific information on reaching your trip’s start in... Monforte
Specific information on departing from your trip’s end... Lisbon