Explore Portugal’s N2

A Cyclist’s Ultimate Adventure: Immerse yourself in an unforgettable cycling journey from Chaves to Faro along Portugal’s legendary National 2 road. 

Spanning 738km over five days, the N2 Challenge is a testament to both endurance and scenic beauty. With challenging climbs and rapid descents, it’s the perfect journey for the avid cyclist. In contrast, the N2 Tour spreads the adventure over seven days with shorter daily distances, allowing for a more leisurely exploration of Portugal’s N2 and an ideal choice for those seeking a captivating yet relaxed cycling experience.

The National 2 road stretches from historic Chaves in the north to sunny Faro in the south, inviting cyclists to journey through diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. As you cycle, you will encounter the genuine warmth of Portugal’s people and the country’s natural wonders, making the N2 Challenge and N2 Tour journeys into the heart of Portugal.

From Chaves’ thermal springs and Roman bridge to Faro’s idyllic beaches and Ria Formosa lagoon, the N2 winds through towns bursting with cultural heritage.

Chaves: The starting point of your journey welcomes visitors with its ancient Roman bridge, thermal springs, and a medieval castle. The town’s tranquil parks and historic centre set the tone for an unforgettable journey.

Vila Real: Gateway to the Douro Valley, captivates with its baroque Mateus Palace and delightful cafes. It is a blend of elegance, history, and local flavours.

Viseu: In the heart of Portugal lies Viseu, a town rich in culture and history. Explore its cathedral, museums, and the vibrant cultural scene that pulses through its ancient streets.

Lamego: Famous for its Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, Lamego offers stunning views and a deep dive into Portugal’s rich heritage, with its castle and cathedral standing as testaments to its past.

Faro: Your journey culminates in Faro, a town where nature and culture converge. From idyllic beaches to the historic old town and the Ria Formosa lagoon, Faro is a treasure trove of experiences.

Ideal Cycling Climate

April to June brings warm, sunny weather, and longer days – perfect for embracing the N2 Challenge.

September and October’s milder temperatures provide ideal conditions for sightseeing.

The vineyards and less crowded roads during these autumn months make for a serene and intimate exploration of Portugal’s cycling routes.

Join us on this epic journey and experience the N2 with our experienced and professional support crew, who proudly call Portugal home. Our fully supported tours ensure you have the best possible experience on Portugal’s iconic cycling route.


“Volta Pro Tours provided an experience beyond which I had imagined. Extremely supportive, professional and friendly staff.”Scott, N2 Challenge