Hotels, Guest Houses Etc.

Portugal_regions_mapThere’s plenty of accommodation options in Portugal – and some amazing bargains to be had.

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 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.)

Where town names are not highlighted this means I have been unable to find a list of accommodation providers. In this case, I’d advise trying a site like booking.com or TripAdvisor.

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 pedalportugal@gmail.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.

Northern Portugal

AMARANTE

Quinta de Pousadela – country house near Amarante and Douro valley that’s part of the Bikotel network. Address: Quinta de Pousadela, 4600-690 Amarante. Tel: 925 638 541 Email: geral@pousadela.com

Casa da Calcada ‘relais and chateaux’ that’s also part of the Bikotel network. Address: Largo do Paço 6, 4600-017 Amarante. Tel: 255 410 830 Email: reservas@casadacalcada.com

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. The link wasn’t working in November 2017 but check to see if it has been updated

Quinta das Escomeiras – part of the Bikotel network. Address: Quinta das Escomoeiras, Lourido, 4890-055 Arnoia. Tel: 255 322 785 Email: geral@quintadasescomoeiras.com

CHAVES

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. 

ESPOSENDE

Parque do Rio – part of the Bikotel network. Address: Ofir – Esposende. Tel: 253 981 521 Email: info@parquedorio.pt

FREIXO DE ESPADA À CINTA

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 

MIRANDA DO DOURO

MONTALEGRE – accommodation is listed under the name of each freguesia (parish) – scroll down to Freguesia Montalegre for places to stay in the actual town

PINHÃO – accommodation is listed website 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 on 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

VILA FLOR

VILA POUCA DE AGUIAR

Casa Fontes – part of the Bikotel network. Address: Avenida Lopes de Oliveira 56/58, 5450-140 Pedras Salgadas. Tel: 259 434 231 Email: info@casafontes.com

 VIMIOSO

VINHAIS

The Beiras

AROUCA

AVEIRO  – scroll down or select type of accommodation from the list under the Alojamento heading

BELMONTE

CASTELO BRANCO – select from the list of accommodation types

COIMBRA – select from the map or scroll down to see hotels. For other types of accommodation, click on Onde Ficar and chose from the various options

COVILHà– click on Turismo from the main headings, and then chose Onde Dormir? The results are in the box on the screen, use the little arrows (not obvious) to scroll up and down. Chose different types of accommodation on the left 

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 – click on the links on the left under alojamento

LUSO – includes entries for the wider Mealhada district

MEDA – scroll down or look at list of categories to the right

MOIMENTA DA BEIRA

MONSANTO see ‘alojamento local’ list on Idanha a Nova website

PENAMACOR

SABUGAL

SORTELHA

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 three 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

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

ALCOBACA

ALENQUER 

BATALHA –  choose the type of accommodation and then click on Batalha

CALDAS DA RAINHA – scroll down for lists by type of accommodation

ERICEIRAclick on the link ‘accommodation PDF’ for a listing that covers both Ericeira and Mafra

LEIRIA – choose the type of accommodation and then click on Leiria

MAFRA – click on the link ‘accommodation PDF’ for a listing that covers both Mafra and Ericeira

PENICHE

POMBAL – choose the type of accommodation and then click on Pombal

PORTO DE MOS – The main link (left) is for the local council listings. There’s another listing on the regional tourism website here – choose the type of accommodation and then click on Porto de Mos

SÃO MARTINHO DO PORTO

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: info@hotelpalacecapitao.com Pedal Portugal recommendation. A bit more classy than your average place. A gorgeous old house with lovely furnishings – and wonderful breakfasts overlooking the harbour.

SETUBAL

SINTRA

TOMAR – choose the type of accommodation and then click on Tomar

TORRES VEDRAS

VENDAS NOVAS

The Alentejo

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

ALMODÔVAR

ALVITO – also has listings for the nearby village of Vila Nova de Baronia

ARRAIOLOS

BEJA – select from different types of accommodation

BORBA

CASTELO DE VIDE

CASTRO VERDE

ELVAS – link goes to a PDF list from the municipal council website

ESTREMOZ

ÉVORA

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.  

MONTEMOR-O-NOVO

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)

NISA

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

REDONDO

REGUENGOS DE MONSARAZ

SERPA – also includes options in several nearby villages

VENDAS NOVAS

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: montesobral@iol.pt 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

VILA VIÇOSA

ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR – see Odemira, select accommodation type and scroll down to find headings for different locations

The Algarve

ALJEZUR See also Carrapateira below.

ALTE

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.”

FARO

Hotel 3K – only 500m from Faro airport. Tel: 289 822 051 Email: geral@hotel3kfaro.com Recommended Oct 2015 by John Williams:  “Ideal for overnight on arrival or departure. Very reasonably priced and offered secure and safe parking of bicycles.”

LAGOS

LOULE

MONCHIQUE

MONTE GORDO

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: reservas@vascodagamahotel.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.”

ODECEIXE –

OLHOS DE AGUA

Casa LondrinaCasa Londrina: Free guided cycling tours when you stay at this beautiful, character apartment near Olhos de Agua. Situated in the peace & quiet of the countryside, yet only five minutes from beautiful beaches and stunning golf courses in a region boasting 300+ days of sunshine per year. Rent from only £250 per week or £60 per night. Email or visit the website

PORTIMÃO

Made Inn – member of the Bikotel network in the centre of the city. Address: Rua Vicente Vaz das Vacas 22, 8500-746 Portimão. Tel: 282 418 588. Email: geral@madeinn.com.pt

QUARTEIRA

Hotel Zodiaco – member of the Bikotel network set 600m from the beach. Address: Fonte Santa, 8125-618 Quarteira. Tel: 289 381 420
Email: mail@hotel-zodiaco.com

SAGRES links to Vila do Bispo site, which is the main town for the area

SILVES

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 Resortholiday 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.

Golden Clube Cabanas – just opposite on the mainland is another member of the Bikotel network. Address: Golden Clube Resort Cabanas, 8800-591 Tavira. Tel: 281 329 800 Email: geral@goldenclube.pt

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: reservas@aldeiadapedralva.com

VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTONIO

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4 thoughts on “Hotels, Guest Houses Etc.

  1. I can recommend 2 hotels for cyclists in the Algarve area of Porutugal. I used these hotels on a cycling holiday in April 2015.
    Hotel 3K, 500yards from Faro airport. Ideal for overnight on arrival or departure. Hotel Vasco de Gama in Monte Gordo. Ideal to explore Eastern Algarve and over the border in Spain. Both hotels were very reasonably priced and offered secure and safe parking of bicycles. I booked these hotels through Travel Republic which may be cheaper than booking direct. John

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