The Portuguese road has positioned itself as the second most important road after the French road for various reasons that we will try to list below.
At a tourist and gastronomic level, it is very attractive to be able to travel by bicycle through a country other than Spain and that mixture of being able to travel through 2 different countries makes it very attractive.
An international cycling tour.
Also its two main cities greatly facilitate arrival from any country in the world. Lisbon has excellent communication as it is the capital of the country and Porto with its international airport is also a very accessible destination for people flying from distant countries.
TWO CITIES WELL COMMUNICATED AND LOVELY.
-LISBOA, The city has a special charm, a magical atmosphere difficult to explain and well worth experiencing. Its narrow alleys, its unique atmosphere with trams traveling up and down... its hidden restaurants and little shops... those unique and unrepeatable atmospheres that the so-called "City of Light" shows us.
It is the capital of Portugal and as the start of the Camino de Santiago by bicycle it offers the enormous advantage of allowing easy access on international flights from anywhere in the world. It is a great advantage compared to other roads as the pilgrim can directly get to Lisbon, stay, pick up the bicycle (AT BICIGRINO WE HAVE A RENTAL SERVICE OF OUR BICYCLES FOR RENT WITH FREE TRANSPORTATION) and thus go out to pedaling without further delay.
Lisbon is also well connected by train or bus.
From Spain it can be easily reached via Madrid (for example) by rental car or by direct train.
The gastronomic and tourist offer of the capital of Portugal is impressive and it is advisable to go this city with enough time frame before making the tour of the Camino de Santiago by bike along this Portuguese path, to fully enjoy it.
-PORTO, Another city further north of Portugal and which also has an international airport.
For those who do not have so much time to do the tour... Porto is an excellent option. In a week in a relatively quiet way you could do the Camino de Santiago from Porto.
Communications are also excellent and the tourist attraction of the first order.
A highly recommended and easy stretch of road.
At OPORTO we have a BICIGRINO rental bike delivery point and it will be super-easy for you to get to this city, pick up your ready-made bicycle and start your CAMINO DE SANTIAGO PORTUGUES right there by the one you prefer of the 2 variants presented from this city.
Right in front of our rental bike delivery point (check when you book your bike on our site : https://bicigrino.info/tienda_virtual ). You can start the journey of the PORTUGUESE WAY ON THE COAST that continues up the river bank and looking for the proximity of the sea and some beautiful promenades... or in the cathedral you can take the arrows that will take you along the path of the CENTRAL PORTUGUESE WAY.
The main attraction of this path is as we have indicated the access facilities of its main cities and starting points. & nbsp; We also highlight the great beauty and tourist interest of its cities. Impress on this tour the passage through the cities that will leave you impressed by their monuments, their historical past and their impressive tourist attraction. Beautiful cities such as the aforementioned LISBON, PORTO, but also no less beautiful and impressive COIMBRA, PONTE DE LIMA, BARCELOS...
At BICIGRINO we have created a detailed guide on the Portuguese way and we have thought it convenient to First instance, develop it along the path of the coast that seems to us the most affordable and recommendable. This path is very beautiful and calm as it passes through beautiful promenades and landscapes of sea and beach. An excellent option for cycling.
Those who prefer the other option for the interior is also very well signposted and will be able to do this tour equally through beautiful cities and landscapes of crops and mountains.
In any of the cases in BICIGRINO.COM we already have on our way all our logistics for the bicycle rental service, transport of our own bicycles through our transport service and we can even recommend you for an organized trip and transport of baggage between stages (service for now only available from Porto).
The direct transport of luggage from the beginning of the route to the end (Santiago) if it is working throughout the route. See links below.
In the following links you can see the services we can offer you on this tour:
-BIKE RENTAL MTB:
*Direct transport from any point to the end of the road, (not between stages).