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Ecopista do Dão - A 49 km paved cycle path following the old rail road tracks from Santa Comba Dão to Viseu in central Portugal. Even if the area around it is mountainous, the cycle path itself has no big slopes and offers a relaxing cycling...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Praca dos Caminhos de Ferro, Viseu 3500-000, Portugal
We rented Bikes from Velo Concept in Viseu. Contact +351-232424026 or 931151416. Very helpful. Best to book day before. The Ecopista Da Dao is 18km of a longer trail that goes on for 50km. It’s on the course of an old railway and hence is...More
We rented bikes from Pieter who brought them to Viseu for us. The bikes were as new and excellent quality. The ride was sensational. A fab restaurant along the way, a swim in the lake near the end of the ride ( most welcome in...More
Near Viseu the landscape are very nice and the region of the river Dao (well known sorts of wine of this region) we saw three famous bridges, one near the 2 others, and long the river our tour was worth visiting.
The line of the Dão, former railway line between Santa Comba Dão and Viseu, deactivated in 1988, it was transformed in 2011 in the beautiful Dão Ecopista. With 49 km is the longest Ecopista Portugal and perhaps also the most beautiful. The initial part of...More
An old railway line that has been given a tarmac top which is coloured depending on which region of its 30 mile length you ride along. It's superbly maintained and has stunning views along its entire length. You can join it from virtually anywhere and...More
Route with 49 km of extension, on an old railroad track. In the first 7km from Viseu crosses several villages and is very frequented by hikers. Then it is essentially frequented by cyclists. Contact with nature is premanent. The course is very beautiful, especially in...More
We, two adults and two teenagers, drove to Quinta da Abelenda which is (almost) the end point of the dis-used railway line where we parked our car & met Pieter. Likely you'll need google maps to help as it is slightly out of the way....More
An amazing ride through an ever changing landscape. From the meandering river Dao to the wattle tree lined paths we made our way from one old station to others that were ruins to then be greeted by the hospitality of Farminhao cafe. I can't recommend...More
We rode the 100 km route from our accommodation up to viseu and back, the whole path is well maintained, there's outdoor gyms on the way and a couple of cafes, not as many villages as we thought there would be though so we would...More