Cycling is not as popular in Portugal as it is in Germany. In recent years, however, a trend reversal has been noticed in this area. More and more Portuguese are discovering a love for bicycles. The “poor people” means of transport becomes a sport and leisure time pleasure. Even in hilly Lisbon, more and more locals are cycling. Bicycle paths and the entire network of cycle paths are continuously being expanded and improved.

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In my opinion, the country and people in Portugal can be easily explored by bike. There are nice off-road tours that are nice to drive, especially in spring. Even back roads in less densely populated areas are usually easy to ride with a robust bike or mountain bike.

However, I recommend better avoiding cycling on main roads, unless these have a wide hard shoulder.

Bike paths and tours

Our recommendations for beautiful bike tours and paths can be found on the pages for the respective locations:

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