Mountain Cycling Tours
Mountain Cycling Tours
Mountain Cycling Tours
Mountain Cycling Tours
Mountain Cycling Tours

Mountain Cycling Tours

Our mountain cycling tours are perfect for anyone over 12 years old and who is looking for adrenaline and to enjoy the great outdoors while exercising.
 
 Where?
 In the region, we have beginner level tours by the sea or more challenging options along mountain paths. The tours usually start at FeelViana but, depending on the chosen tour, they can start somewhere else, and in that case the hotel will arrange for the transfer.
 
Tours Include
Bicycle, guide, water, helmet, air pump and flat tire repair kit.
 
 Conditions
Weather conditions;
Any physical or health issues must be addressed with the guide prior to the tour;
Bookings are upon availability;
Cancelations must be made 48 hours in advance.
 
Prices
2 hour Tours- 30€ p/person
3 hour Tours - 50€ p/ person
Enduro Tour - 60€ p/person

16 - Over the Atlantic

Moderate
There is an ocean that embraces Viana. This is a tour with medium intensity, along the slopes north of Viana, in the localities of Areosa-Carreço-AfifeÂncora, with a privileged view over the sea. A half uphill route, in the middle of a green and sheltered landscape, with some nice viewpoints along the way.

10 - Santa Luzia

Easy
Go for this challenging and rewarding route. At the end of the initial 3km climb, start by enjoying the outstanding view over the city. Then, head towards Santa Luzia Mount and stroll in the nature, in the company of wild horses and stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Aſterwards, go down in the direction of Afife, to Arda Beach (excellent spot for surfing) and then continue to Viana along the Coast Ecovia. For the grand finale, stop in the city of Viana do Castelo and enjoy the famous doughnuts (Bolas de Berlim) by Manel Natário, a tiny little sin in this itinerary…

11 - Top of Viana do Castelo

Easy
Enjoy a tour which will allow you to reach the highest point of Santa Luzia Mount – 445 metres. The 360º view is unique, amazing, the city’s exlibris. And aſter a great ascent, a great descent .... That's right: head downwards to Areosa and test your soſt downhill skills for 6 km of adrenaline. Come back by the sea, the calm will be restored.

12 - Just the Sea

Easy
A unique experience you will not want to miss is to ride our Fat Bikes along the coast, feeling the salted breeze and the gentle aroma of the sea air. Get into the countryside and check the traditional "seaweed dryers". Explore the agricultural fields of Castelo do Neiva and go back to the sea, where you can even watch the fishermen arriving with freshly caught fish. If the idea pleases you, why not stop at a "tasca" (a sort of tavern) to have some octopus, shellfish or a good fresh fish?

13 - Lima Riverbanks

Easy
One of the most interesting routes of the Lima River. Go to Ponte de Lima town, on the south bank, and enjoy all the wonders of this charming town. Great place to go on a relaxed tour to get to know the oldest Portuguese town, with all its rich culture and gastronomy. Come back along Lima north bank and stop at the Bertiandos Lagoons, an area considered protected landscape that is part of the national ecological reserve.

14 - Exploring Chã

Moderate
Chã is the plateau integrated at Santa Luzia Mount and habitat of the Garranos (an autochthonous horse breed from Northern Portugal). If you like to feel the bike with constant descents and ascents, moving between plateau and slopes, with mixed grounds, rails and unpaved roads, while being constantly observed by Garranos and Barrosã cattle – then, surely this trail is what you are looking for.

15 - Chã Lagoons

Moderate
In addition to the fertile soil where the famous Vinho Verde Loureiro is produced, the Encosta do Outeiro (Outeiro Hill) offers an ideal setting for bike rides. Get to know these unpaved roads and go through stages that are part of the “Rally de Portugal” competition. Route mostly composed by old dirt roads, going through the Chã Lagoons, with its imposing cypresses. This itinerary ends with a single track, with moments of pure adrenaline.

17 - Mountain for beginners

Moderate
If you are looking for a mountain bike route without uneven surfaces nor expert descents, this soſtgravel tour is ideal for you. You will enjoy mountain and sea landscapes on carefully chosen roads and paths where the surface is regular and cars are practically non-existent. The last 20 kms take place in the North Coast Ecovia, impregnated with the always refreshing sea breeze.

18 - São Lourenço tree nurseries

Demanding
This trail is only for a few. It begins with a 20km warm-up along the Lima River, with no slopes. From Lanheses, you will go up towards São Lourenço, an area of low vegetation with a high level of difficulty (6km climb). As a prize for the effort, you will reach the tree nurseries of São Lourenço da Montaria: crystal clear waters, refreshing environment, perfect for a short break. Continue through the mountains along the pilgrims’ trail and divert again towards the valley of Âncora River with Vila Praia de Âncora and the sea on the horizon. Return to FeelViana, going down Perre. If at the end you are in need of a good recovery massage, we suggest a visit to FeelViana Spa ... you will feel better than ever!

19 - Minho River and Spain on the horizon

Demanding
Pass through the Bread Museum in Outeiro and climb to the chapel of Lugar de Vilares. This is a route with plenty of threes, mixed grounds and medium/high grade climbs. Go down to Ponte de Saim and have a good rest at the fresh water spring. Head to Senhora das Neves and once at the top, enjoy the reward: a magnificent view over the Minho River and neighbouring Spain. Rest (but not too much!) and follow the unpaved roads half uphill to the chapel of São Pedro de Varais. The last stage goes to the chapel of Senhora da Cabeça, while the way back is made along the rails of Santiago de Compostela.

20 - In the Mountains of Lima South Bank

Demanding
This is the longest route of the proposed mountain tours - but that does not make it the hardest. Start at the shores of the Lima and climb up to Vacaria, exploring the mountains on the south bank of the River. The view over the Lima River is stunning for a large part of the half uphill route, ending with the descent to Ponte de Lima by the Chapel of São Cipriano. The tour ends with the return to Viana do Castelo along the north bank of the Lima River.

21 - Senhora do Minho

Demanding
This mountain is a Viana do Castelo classic, its highest point being a privileged place to test limits. Departing from near Lima, we climb up to Cerquido, a quiet and picturesque village in Serra d'Arga, with agriculture, traditional sheep-farming and extremely kind people. The trail that goes up to Senhora do Minho is a passageway used by many generations to take the cattle to the pasture at the top of the mountain, with stones worn out by years and years of ox carts and tired feet climbing them. The descent from Senhora do Minho to São Lourenço da Montaria is quick. Let's stop for a local cured ham snack. Now it's time to go back, it's only a few kilometers leſt to finally give some rest to the legs...
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