Lisbon – Weekend Loop
84km - 2,021m / 52mi - 6,630ft - Weekend Rides - Sunday
- Region EMEA
- Country Portugal
- City Lisbon
This route showcases the best cycling route in Lisbon region. Highlights include the Unesco world heritage site of Sintra Park and it´s quiet roads, million euros houses along the ocean road, world class surfing beaches and fantastic views at the western most point of Continental Europe and it´s cliffs. We will see surfers, kite surfers, windsurfers and certainly some local cyclists. By the way, some of the best national cyclists do their training on this roads, including members of the Saxo Bank Team…
We´ll start our ride from the old town of Sintra and it´s historical buildings heading to the forest road and a 6,5km climb. Here, it´s your fitness level that will dictate the rhythm of the uphill. A winding descent of pure fun towards the ocean will make you smile for 15km, just as the ride along the Atlantic for the next 6 km will. Time for a workout as we climb to the Roca Cape (Western most point of Continental Europe) and keep going to the north face of Sintra Hills. Here the ride passes by a couple of small sea villages just before heading inland to the country roads and wineries. Time for a coffee stop at the same café where local racers have their expressos. The last 7 km are mostly up hill and characterized by a sequence of sharp curves that culminates at the Sintra village. There are some Strava segments along the way. The roads are well paved and, there’s plenty of shades in the forest tracks.
The rides in Lisbon are unsurpassed, choose your next ride here :-
Ride Map and Profile
Length: 84km / 52mi
Altitude: 2,021m - 6,630ft
Difficulty: Cat 1 - Hard
|Booking Price||US $0.00|
|Departure Time||Arrive Lisbon centre 7am - Ride 7:30/7:45 am - Return 11:45/12:00am - Cafe|
|Duration||4 hrs 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.
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.