Lisbon – Mid Week Loop
50km - 1,021m /31mi - 3349ft - Weekly Rides - Tuesday - Thursday
- Region EMEA
- Country Portugal
- City Lisbon
This is a unique riding experience with GCR due to the variety of roads and scenery. From the forest roads of the Natural Park to the quiet ocean road, you will get a terrific ride in one of the best cycling roads in central Portugal. There are plenty of Strava segments along the way, with some good opportunities to test yourself. Leaving the old village and the 19th century architecture it will take us just a few minutes to get on the very quiet forest road. After a sequence of rolling hills we take a long descent towards Cascais village from where the ocean road starts. For the next 9 km our road along the atlantic has been the scenario for several movies and ads, you will find out why. Leaving the Guincho beach, a surfers paradise where surf contests take place, we´ll head towards the traditional Malveira village and it´s cafés just before the easy 5 km climb to Azoia: the western-most village in Continental Europe. A winding downhill takes us back to the inland forest roads and ultimately the sequence of sharp curves that culminates at the Sintra village. The roads are well paved and, there’s plenty of shades in the forest tracks. Our experienced local ride leaders can point out the sights, offer hints and tips of how best to approach the circuit to get the most out of your ride.
The rides in Lisbon are unsurpassed, choose your next ride here :-
Ride Map and Profile
Length: 50km / 21mi
Altitude: 1,021m / 3349ft
Difficulty: Cat 3 - Moderate
|Booking Price||US $0.00|
|Departure Day/s||Tuesday - Thursday,|
|Departure Time||Arrive Lisbon centre 7am - Ride 7:30/7:45 am - Return 10:00/10:15am - Cafe|
|Duration||2 hrs 30 min ride time|
|Departure Location||Departure from Lisbon centre - 20 minute drive to start the ride at Sintra. Transport costs are included in the ride price. Full location departure details will be included in your ride confirmation email.|
|Included||Quality road bike, pre-fitted to your rider profile, helmet, experienced & fully insured local Ride Leader.|
|Excluded||Transport to and from ride departure point, shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, food and drinks.|
|What to bring||Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit.|
|Need to know||After you book and pay for this ride, you should complete your rider profile to include your bike measurements. You will also receive a detailed ride confirmation email including specific location details, instructions and checklist.|
Gonçalo – LisbonWith a background in Geophysics, Gonçalo became a cycling journalist back in 1997, writing for the first ever mountain bike magazine in Portugal & it's still a best seller in Portugal. Four years later he became a bike tour leader and since then he has combined his guiding career with writing. Now he rides all kinds of bikes in all kinds of terrains, and although not racing anymore he's never lost his passion for cycling competitively. Over more than 15 years of amateur cycling his warm and friendly nature have earned him many friends . He knows the roads around Lisbon and Sintra inside out and is eager to show you around and share his knowledge of local and national history. Being a photography enthusiast don´t be surprised if he sends you some cool shots of your ride.
Lisbon Road Bike Rental includes the following bike.
Carbon Fibre Fuji Shimano Tiagra 10 speed & the Fuji Shimano Tiagra 18 speed bikes
NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.