Bike trip from Santa Comba Dão to Viseu – Day 5

DAY 1 (18th June 2013) – Santa Comba Dão to Tondela (“Ecopista do Dão”)
Accomodation: Severino José Hotel (Tondela) – 49.5€/double room (breakfast included)
Dinner: São Barnabé Restaurant (Tondela) – 7€/pax
DAY 2 (19th June 2013) – Tondela to Viseu (“Ecopista do Dão”)
Accomodation: Viseu Youth Hostel – 27€/double room (breakfast included)
Dinner: CR Restaurant (Viseu) – 11€/pax
Extras: Ice cream at Tré Santi – 3.5€/pax
DAY 3 (20th June 2013) – Viseu
Accomodation: Viseu Youth Hostel – 27€/double room (breakfast included)
Lunch: take-away (Pingo Doce supermarket): 3.8€/pax
Dinner: Cantinho da Sé Restaurant (Viseu) – 10€/pax
Extras: Strudel and waffle at Tré Santi: 8€
DAY 4 (21th June 2013) – Viseu to Santa Comba Dao (CPIS and Ecopista do Dão)
Accomodation: Quinta da Abelenda – 30€/caravan
DAY 5 (22th June 2013) – Santa Comba Dão to Mortágua (train)
Train: Santa Comba Dão to Mortágua (9 min) – 1.60€

Fifth and last day of our bike trip from Santa Comba Dão to Viseu (Portugal) – 22th June 2013.

"Quinta da Abelenda"

“Quinta da Abelenda”

We left “Quinta da Abelenda” after breakfast, caught the train and, as it was still early, we stopped at Mortágua.
We parked our bikes and walked towards the “Parque Verde da Ponte” (Bridge’s Green Park), where we had lunch.
After lunch, we wondered around looking for a few geocaches. We went to a supermarket where, among other things, we bought a cake known as “Pão de Deus” (God’s Bread).

We went back to the train station and, due to a delay, we had to wait a long time for the train. We had to change to another train at Pampilhosa train station, but as the other train was not ordered to wait 3 minutes for our train, we lost the connection to our destiny.

There was another train arriving in about 30 minutes but it was the intercity train, which does not allows the transport of bikes. So, if we wanted to catch that train we had to leave our bikes behind. As Pampilhosa was not far from home, we decided to go back there on the next day to pick up the bikes.

We removed everything from the bikes, parked them outside the train station and locked them.

When we returned to Pampilhosa to pick up our bikes, there wasn’t any sign of them. They had been stolen.

It was how we finish a great trip and how we lost our old but great bikes.

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