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Ecopista do Dao

Praca dos Caminhos de Ferro, Viseu, Portugal
+351 963 444 663
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Outstanding Bike Rental service on this beautiful Ecopista

We rented bikes from Pieter who brought them to Viseu for us. The bikes were as new and excellent... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
jamoinaus
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Sydney, Australia
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Ecopista do Dao / Viseu

Near Viseu the landscape are very nice and the region of the river Dao (well known sorts of wine of... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Manuela L
,
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“santa comba” (3 reviews)
“old railway” (3 reviews)
“railway line” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Praca dos Caminhos de Ferro, Viseu, Portugal
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+351 963 444 663
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank jamoinaus
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

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.

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

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

Thank Liliana_Anselmo52
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Portuguese hills can be exhausting, but this route is very gentle, so you can get to the finish easily :) Pity that some of the woods were burned down during Portuguese wildfires in 2017 :(

Thank Ruslana R
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank DTR55
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank José T
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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

2  Thank T S
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Nick P
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank freckers
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I love my bikes! I love cycling! I just grab my camera, my music and go for a ride! I discover this bike track on June and I fell in love! It's well preserved, in the middle of nature, which is perfect for Summer rides...More

Thank PattyDiass
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