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Crossing the Sado River (Section 7 – 8)

047At Tróia the Sado River crossover can be made by Atlantic Ferries. The boarding is made in South Cais at Tróia and transportation is done by ferry. The landing in Setúbal takes place in Doca do Comércio. The return trip is made at the same points.

The timetable for ferries (which allow bike’s transport) as well as the tariff can be found on the website of the company Atlantic Ferries.

The transport of bicycles is free.


Crossing the Tagus River (Section 8 – 9)

There are two options to cross the Tagus River: train or boat.

fertagus1Train: transportation is made by Fertagus which connects the Coina Station (Setúbal) and Campolide Station in Lisbon, in about 25 minutes. In Lisbon the bicycle use can be continued through the existing bike path in the area. Timetables and tariffs can be checked here.

The free transportation of bicycles is permitted on Fertagus trains, every day of the week  with some exceptions as shown in the Fertagus website.

Bicicletas-na-TranstejoBoat: the Tagus River cross is performed by Transtejo through ferries between Cacilhas (Almada) and Cais do Sodré (Lisboa), with an approximate duration of 10 minutes. The timetable can be found here and tariffs can be found here.

The transport of bicycles is free in all river connections, according to the maximum load and specifications defined for each connection. For more information see more here.

It is possible to perform the inverse route by train or boat. By train go to the Campolide Station (Lisbon) and boarding the Fertagus train until Coina. By boat go to Cais do Sodré from where the cacilheiro leaves to Cacilhas.


Cruz Quebrada – Cascais (Section 9)

Because of the high car traffic in the Oeiras waterfront it is suggested that the route between Cruz Quebrada and Cascais should be done by train, a journey which lasts 20 minutes.

CP linha de CascaisThe train leaves Cruz Quebrada train station and takes a trip along to the seaside, pleasant for the user and allows enjoying the surrounding landscape (beaches and recreation and leisure areas) and ends at Cascais train station. The train’s schedule and the tariffs can be found in the webpage of Comboios de Portugal company.

Bike transport is free every day and at all times on the Lisbon urban trains on all lines.

In the opposite direction the train leaves the Cascais Station and the journey has an end in Cruz Quebrada Station.


Crossing the Ria de Aveiro (Section 15 – 16)

aveiroThe fluvial connection between Forte da Barra and S. Jacinto in Aveiro is performed by boats and ferries with the duration of 15 minutes.

The bicycle transport is only possible on ferries. There is a warning in the boats and on the pier.

In the webpage of the company responsible for the crossings – MoveAveiro  – you can check the timetable  of the ferries and tariffs.


Photos:
António Baganha; 100diasdebicicletaemportugal.blogspot.pt; ecovias-portugal.blogspot.pt; www.lisboncyclechic.com;  valeserrantes.blogs.sapo.pt