Some of it can be found with a quick Google search or via one of the big travel sites like Booking.com
But not all Portuguese accommodation options have their own websites and some can only be found online by checking the lists published by the local council/tourist office.
Whether you’re on an extended tour or a more casual trip, the lists on this page contain a wealth of options including:
- accommodation aimed specifically at cyclists
- recommendations from fellow riders
- listings provided by local tourism offices
Accommodation is listed under the name of the nearest main/large town. Where the names of towns are highlighted, these are links to listings/information provided by the local council or tourist office.
***If you find any dead links please, please, please let me know so I can update them!***
Many pages are in Portuguese but should provide links to websites and other contact information for individual accommodation providers. (See the glossary for a list of Portuguese accommodation terms and their meanings.)
The listings are also divided into the same regions (see map) as other parts of this site:
- Northern Portugal
- The Beiras
- Lisbon & Central (includes the Ribatejo and Estremadura regions)
- The Alentejo
- The Algarve
Included in the lists of hotels and guest houses are those that are part of the Bikotel network. Members of the scheme have to offer a secure bike garage, bike washing facility, cyclist menu (carbs, fruit and veggy), overnight cycling clothes laundry, a ‘mini-bike repair facility’ and details of local routes, plus other optional extras.
Whatever you’re looking for, the information below contains everything from elegant mansions to isolated farmhouses and cheap guesthouses. The choice is yours!
PLEASE NOTE: This page continues to be compiled on an ongoing basis. I am currently adding listings for individual hotels, B&Bs etc that cater for cyclists – for a free listing on this page, contact email@example.com
I also want recommendations from other cyclists. If you’ve stayed somewhere you really liked, please share the knowledge with your fellow cyclists, please get in touch. Use the ‘Leave A Reply’ box at the bottom of the page or email your suggestions.
BRAGA – click on ‘Visit’ and scroll down to ‘Accommodation’ – then select the type of accommodation wanted.
BRAGANCA – select type of accommodation from ‘Onde Dormir’ list on left
CASTELO DE PAIVA – links to various guesthouses on left
CELORICO DE BASTO – there’s a page of listings that should download as a PDF.
Hotel Katia – small hotel in the centre of Chaves. Address: Rua do Sol 32, Chaves. Tel: 276 324 446 Pedal Portugal recommendation. We stayed here in October 2014 and it was one of our favourite stays in northern Portugal. Friendly, recently renovated, good breakfast and very reasonably priced.
FREIXO DE ESPADA À CINTA – scroll down and click on “dormir”
GERÊS – scroll down to see the options
Hotel Moderna do Gerês – part of the Bikotel network. Address: Rua de Arnaçó 11, Vila do Gerês, 4845-063 Gerês. Tel: 253 391 219
GUIMARAES – see menu on left for types of accommodation
MONTALEGRE – accommodation is listed for the local area – look for places with a Montalegre address to stay in the actual town
PINHÃO – accommodation is listed for the wider Alijó district, which stretches to the north-east. Look at the addresses to find places in Pinhão itself
Quinta Nova – described as a luxury winery house and part of the Bikotel network. Address: Quinta Nova, 5085-222 Covas do Douro. Tel: 254 730 430
TORRE DE MONCORVO – use the map or click on the headings on the left for different types of accommodation
VIANA DO CASTELO – select from the list on the left under alojamento
VILA DO CONDE – covers the surrounding area as well as Vila do Conde itself
AVEIRO – scroll down or select type of accommodation from the list under the Alojamento heading
BARCA DE ALVA – see Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
CASTELO BRANCO – select from the list of accommodation types
CASTELO RODRIGO – see Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
COIMBRA – click on Onde Ficar on the main menu and chose from the options for different types of accommodation
COVILHÃ – click on Onde Dormir then choose from the different types of accommodation
FIGUEIRA DE CASTELO RODRIGO – includes options for Barca de Alva and Castelo Rodrigo
GOUVEIA – click on the links on the left for different accommodation types
IDANHA A NOVA – scroll down or filter by type of accommodation
LUSO – includes entries for the wider Mealhada district
MEDA – scroll down or look at list of categories to the right
MONSANTO – see Idanha a Nova
TRANCOSO – click on the names of the establishments under the picture
VILA NOVA DE FOZ CÔA – click on the ‘5’ on the map to zoom in on the town or use the other icons for accommodation in surrounding area
VILA NOVA DE PAIVA – only four options listed but it’s a beautiful and very unspoilt (quiet) area
VISEU – scroll down and there’s even a suggestion of where to stay if you’re travelling with a pet!
Parreira do Minho – simple pensão and restaurant (Portuguese only spoken) in the centre of the old town. Address: R. Direita 174, 3500-116 Viseu. Tel: 232 424 721 Pedal Portugal recommendation. If you’re looking for luxury forget it, but if you want an absolute bargain in the centre of the old town a double room costs €20-25 and a three-course lunch is €5 (prices in 2015).
Lisbon & Central
ABRANTES – provided by the town council the list at the top breaks down the accommodation by freguesia (parish). The bottom heading (União de Freguesias de São Vicente, São João e Alferrarede) covers the actual town. Otherwise, select by type of accommodation (below)
There’s also a separate listing on the regional tourism website here – choose the type of accommodation and then click on Abrantes
ALENQUER – scroll down, click on dormir and then choose
BATALHA – scroll right down to onde dormir and then click on ver todos (see all)
ERICEIRA – click on the link ‘accommodation PDF’ for a listing that covers both Ericeira and Mafra
LEIRIA – choose the type of accommodation on the left and/or select Leiria on the right
MAFRA – click on the link ‘accommodation PDF’ for a listing that covers both Mafra and Ericeira
POMBAL-choose the type of accommodation on the left and/or select Pombal on the right
Hotel Palace do Capitão – beautiful old house right on the seafront. Address: Rua Capitão Jaime Pinto 6, 2460–638 São Martinho do Porto. Tel: 262 985 150 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pedal Portugal recommendation. A bit more classy than your average place. A gorgeous old house with lovely furnishings – and wonderful breakfasts overlooking the harbour.
TOMAR – choose the type of accommodation on the left and then select Tomar from options on right
ALCACER DO SAL – five pages of listings (at present) or use the drop-down lists on the left to select location (includes Alcacer and other nearby towns/villages) or type of accommodation
ALJUSTREL click on ‘hoteis‘ or other types of accommodation and zoom in on map
ALANDROAL – three pages of listings
ALVITO – also has listings for the nearby village of Vila Nova de Baronia
BEJA – select from different types of accommodation
FERREIRA DO ALENTEJO – the site currently has 10 pages of results, plus a list of links for accommodation in the surrounding area
Casa do Infante – attractive turismo rural property in the centre of town. Address: Praça do Comendador Infante Pessanha 22, 7900-571 Ferreira do Alentejo. Tel: 284 083 004. Recommended Oct 2015 by Robin Watkins who said that if he had to suggest one place from his trip through Portugal it would be this one: “A lovely building, nice pool, great room and fantastic breakfast.”
MERTÔLA with five pages of links
MONSARAZ – see Reguengos de Monsaraz
Casa Pinto – boutique hotel/B&B in the centre of the village. Address: Praça De Nuno Albares Pereira 10, 7200-175 Monsaraz. Tel: 266 557 076. Pedal Portugal recommendation. Slightly pricier than average but well worth splashing out. Stylish and quirky rooms, a wonderful roof terrace and in a fabulous setting.
MORA – only four options at present
MOURA – see links on the bottom left for types of accommodation
MOURÃO – not to be confused with Moura (above)
ODEMIRA – select from accommodation types listed on left and then chose from those listed under Odemira
PORTALEGRE – click on ‘entrar’ (enter) and then select ‘alojamento‘ from the options on the map and zoom in. Also covers several surrounding villages, including part of the Serra de São Mamede natural park
SERPA – also includes options in several nearby villages
VIANA DO ALENTEJO – also includes nearby villages of Alcacovas and Aguiar
Monte do Sobral – agro turismo property about 9km north-west of Viana do Alentejo. Address: Rua das Amadas 28, 7090-041 Alcáçovas. Tel: 936 236 989 Email: email@example.com Recommended May 2015 by Laura Lowenthal: “It’s a lovely setting with a huge park, sports facilities and indoor games (pool and the like), and a bargain price for accommodation, an excellent dinner and breakfast. The landlord was the nicest and most hospitable we met, too.”
VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES – see Odemira, select accommodation type and scroll down to find headings for different locations
ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR – see Odemira, select accommodation type and scroll down to find headings for different locations
ALJEZUR See also Carrapateira below.
CARRAPATEIRA www.pensao-das-dunas.pt Recommended May 2016 by Michiel van Dam who says: “A must in the Costa Vicentina for cyclists (and hikers and all other outdoor active leisure fans).Owner Eduardo Santos is a great biker himself, and the best source for the best roads and trails. Highly recommended. And yes, their breakfast is famous.”
Hotel 3K – only 500m from Faro airport. Tel: 289 822 051 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Recommended Oct 2015 by John Williams: “Ideal for overnight on arrival or departure. Very reasonably priced and offered secure and safe parking of bicycles.”
Hotel Vasco de Gama – beach side hotel in the eastern Algarve. Address: Av. Infante D. Henrique, 8900-412 Monte Gordo. Tel: 281 510 900 Email: email@example.com Recommended Oct 2015 by John Williams: “Ideal to explore Eastern Algarve and over the border in Spain. Very reasonably priced and offered secure and safe parking of bicycles.”
SAGRES links to Vila do Bispo site, which is the main town for the area
SILVES download link for list of accommodation in town and surrounding area – including Alcantarilha, Algoz, Armação de Pêra, Messines and Tunes.
TAVIRA scroll down to the list of freguesias (parishes), Santa Maria and Santiago are in Tavira – the names are links to accommodation lists on PDF files
Cabanas Park Resort – holiday complex on one of the Ria Formosa islands just off the coast and part of the Bikotel network. Address: Sitio da Canada – Cabanas de Tavira, Monte Gordo 8800-591.
VILA DO BISPO See also Carrapateira above.
Aldeia da Pedralva – not a hotel but a rebuilt rural village north of Vila do Bispo with a series of houses to rent that are part of the Bikotel network. Address: Rua de Baixo – Casa da Pedralva, 8650-401 Vila do Bispo. Tel: 282 639 342 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org