Cycle tourism in Ovar: Walkways and cycle paths

Cycle tourism in Ovar, enjoy the landscape by the seaA ride with family, friends or alone, cycle tourism in Ovar is an opportunity to discover unique landscapes by the sea, surrounded by nature. In front of Praia do Furadouro is one of the most beautiful bike paths in the area. It runs along the sea, between the dunes and the pine forest.

If you like cycling and choose to visit the north of Portugal, you should definitely visit Ovar. This municipality has the most extensive network of cycle paths in the country, with about 40 km built and 13 cycle paths. One of the most interesting sections links the beaches of Esmoriz and Furadouro. It is approximately 10 km long and passes through the city center, passing attractive points.

In addition, to promote the use of bicycle lanes, the municipality inaugurated the BIA – Bicycle Public Interurban Shared Use of Ovar. This initiative has around 100 bicycles for free use in 11 parks. Since 2019, the municipality has carried out new works to keep the cycle tracks 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 summer walks. On this route, you can stop at the beaches of Esmoriz, Cortegaça, São Pedro de Maceda and finally at Furadouro beach. You will find a privileged space for leisure and recreation, ideal for a pleasant moment for the whole family.

Ovar Channel: This is the northern section of the Ria de Aveiro, between São Jacinto and Ovar. The shallow coastal lagoon is about 25 kilometers long and is the largest of the three main channels of the Ria (Ovar, Ílhavo and Mira). It is a unique area with many environmental and scenic qualities, ideal for the undemanding cyclist.

Ovar Dunes Forest: the dense forests that grow along the coast represent a major attraction, making the whole Dunes Forest cycling zone even more special. This cycle track runs gently parallel to the road, but at a sufficient distance for safety.

Where to stay in Ovar?
Ovar is home to Furadouro Boutique Hotel Beach & Spa, a 4-star hotel overlooking Furadouro Beach and offering a range of complementary services. Definitely a great place to rest and relax after the cycling routes in Ovar. Would you like to visit us? Book your stay now.