Section 15 - Centro Portugal

Figueira da Foz / Aveiro

The section begins in the city of Figueira da Foz, strategically located and in a privileged position along the banks of the rich estuary of Mondego river.

As historical and cultural heritage you can see the Fort of Santa Catarina and the Fortress of Buarcos.

The multiple existing green areas include the Serra da Boa Viagem, the Abadias Park, the riverside area and the Bom Sucesso Lagoons.

The Cabo Mondego Natural Monument is a protected area with high values in the fields of paleontology.

Continuing the route, we arrive at Mira beach that stretches for a white sandy beach. The all surrounding area is characterized by the beauty of the ocean, the pine forest, the lagoon and the dunes preserved by existing vegetation.

This section ends in the city of Aveiro. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountainous surroundings of its neighboring districts, Aveiro’s rich landscape is characterized by a its sandy coast, a beautiful estuary and several parks and gardens. Known as the “Portuguese Venice”, is crossed by a shimmering canal and is considered one of the most charming destinations in the country for its brightly patterned moliceiro boats, the pastel-colored buildings and its quiet urban atmosphere.

As historical and cultural heritage we emphasize the Barra Lighthouse, that is the oldest lighthouse in Portugal, located in Barra Beach, the Cathedral of Aveiro and Navio de Santo André Museum.

Be sure to visit the various beaches along the section and if you feel like a more urban urban sidewalk along the water go to the Infante D. Pedro Park.

To recover energy before following your way, taste the fantastic “Ovos Moles” of Aveiro.

To go from section (15) to Section 16, it is necessary to cross the Ria de Aveiro by a fluvial connection by ferry, which departs from Barra Fort and reaches São Jacinto.


Photos:
visitportugal.com (2); bicicletapelacosta.blogspot.pt; diariodigital.sapo.pt; nabicicleta.com; FPCUB

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Heritage Nature Beach Information Bike Shops Accommodation - Campsite Accommodation - Youth Hostels Safety Hospital/Health Center Pharmacy

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  • Start Date: 07 July 2017
    End Date: 09 July 2017

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Figueira da Foz / Aveiro: 73

  • Elevation
  • Heritage
  • Nature
  • Beach
  • Information
  • Bike Shops
  • Accommodation - Campsite
  • Accommodation - Youth Hostels
  • Safety
  • Hospital/Health Center
  • Pharmacy