National Road 222 on bike

Estrada Nacional 222 em bicicleta

National Road 222 on bicycle is 226 km long (EN222)

The National 222 cycling route that links the centre of Vila Nova de Gaia to Almendra, in the municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa

However, covering this National Road 222 in its entirety is without a doubt, one of the best roadtrips you can do in Portugal.

It has already been voted the most beautiful road in the world and once you embark on your adventure, you’ll understand at a glance why!


  • Location: Vila Nova de Gaia to Almendra
  • Length: 226 Km
  • Difficulty: Medium to Hard
  • Scope: Sports, Cultural and Environmental
  • Advised Season: All Year Round

Points of interest:

Therefore, along the route you will pass by no less than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely:

  • The Oporto riverfront;
  • The Alto Douro Wine Region;
  • And the Côa Valley Rock Art.

You will certainly have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous Quintas of the Douro Wine Region (where you can do unforgettable wine tastings).

In addition, you can visit iconic historic towns and villages planted on the banks of the Douro, walk superb footpaths and take pleasant boat trips.

And above all, marvel at amazing islands and waterfalls, taste the richest gastronomy and enjoy countless miradouros with breathtaking panoramic views.

Find out how to rent bicycles in Portugal.

First of all look in our conditions, how you can rent a bike in Portugal. Also to do the ecopista do sabor, as well as other tour you want to do in Portugal.

We deliver on site and the rental can be short or long term. Ask for a simulation according to the desired model and rental time.

In short, one of the added values of the National 222 is to take us to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

If you like cycling and exploring the most beautiful scenery in our country, you can’t miss the National Road 222, compared by many to the mythical Route 66.

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