Cycle tourism in Ovar: walkways and bike lanes
Cycle tourism in Ovar: walkways and bike lanes

Cycle tourism in Ovar, enjoy the landscapes by the sea
A ride with family, friends, or alone, cycling in Ovar is an opportunity to discover unique landscapes facing the sea, surrounded by nature. In front of Furadouro beach, there is one of the most beautiful bike paths in the area. It runs by the sea, between dunes and pine forest.

If you like cycling and you choose to visit the northern part of Portugal, you should go to Ovar. This municipality has the most extensive network of cycle paths in the country, with some 40 km built and 13 cycle paths. One of the most interesting sections joins Esmoriz and Furadouro beaches. It has a route of approximately 10 km and passes through the urban centre, visiting attractive points.

In addition, to promote the use of bicycle paths, the municipality inaugurated the BIA - Public Bicycle for Partilhado Interurbana de Ovar. This initiative has about 100 bicycles for free use in 11 parks. Since 2019, the municipality has made progress with new works to keep the bike paths in good condition and widen some sections.

Cycle tourism routes in Ovar
The Forest Path: 15 kilometers separate Cortegaça and Furadouro, a forest path with many pine trees, ideal for walking in summer. On this tour, you will be able to take breaks on beaches like Esmoriz, Cortegaça, São Pedro de Maceda, and finally on Furadouro beach. You will find a privileged space for recreation and leisure, ideal to spend a pleasant time with the whole family.

Canal de Ovar: it is the northern section of Ría de Aveiro, between São Jacinto and Ovar. The shallow coastal lagoon is about 25 kilometres long and is the largest of the three main channels of the Ria (Ovar, Ílhavo, and Mira). It is a unique space with many environmental and landscape qualities, ideal for non-demanding cyclists.

Floresta das Dunas de Ovar: the dense forests that grow along the coast are a great attraction, which makes the entire cycling zone of Floresta das Dunas even more special. This gently paved bike path runs parallel to the road, but at a sufficient distance for safety.

Where to stay in Ovar?
Furadouro Boutique Hotel is located in Ovar, a 4-star hotel overlooking Furadouro beach and offering a wide variety of complimentary services. Undoubtedly an excellent place to rest and relax after cycling routes in Ovar. Do you dare to visit us? Book your stay now.