Subjects below are in alphabetical order. Click on the heading for the relevant listings.

None of the entries are paid for and we take no responsibility for the information – this is just what might be useful.

Please let us know if you find any mistakes – or think anything should be removed or added to the listings.


Some general advice on the different options available whether you’re touring or just looking for someone to park up for a few nights. Plus more detailed information in the form of:

  • Campsites – probably the most extensive list of camping grounds you’ll find anywhere with details of around 140 sites listed and a searchable map
  • Hotels, guesthouses etc – links to local tourist office listings for towns across the country, which will include accommodation options not listed by major online sites, plus details of specific hotels and guesthouses that offer bike-friendly services or have been recommended by other riders
  • Glossary – some useful Portuguese words to describe the different types of accommodation you might come across


Details of airlines flying in and out of Portugal from the UK & Eire. 


Details and contact information for companies offering bikes for hire. Includes two national companies, plus regional operators


Ideas for where to turn if you need spares and/or repairs for your bike when in Portugal. Includes online options… further recommendations always welcome


Information on some of the companies offering guided and self-guided cycling tours in Portugal – including Pedal Portugal!


Advice on where to buy maps online before you get there (a wise move as they’re much harder to find once you’re in the country)

6 thoughts on “Listings”

  1. Hi

    The info on this site is amazing! Thank you. We are looking to cycle from The top of the Explorer route to Evora. What is the best way to get there from Porto? Thank you

    1. Hi Gail.
      Glad the site is useful! Getting to Foz Coa area with bikes can be tricky. You can take bikes on buses but only if they are boxed up as luggage. There is a train that runs from Porto to Pocinho, which is just down the hill from VN Foz Coa. However, there are sometimes restrictions on carrying bikes on these trains – and only a limited number of spaces – so you would need to try booking the tickets in advance to check this is possible. Otherwise… a one-way vehicle hire is about your only option but could be pricey!

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