Algarve Tour – Photo Gallery

It’s now day four of the first ever Pedal Portugal guided tour…and it seems to be going more or less to plan so far.

The weather’s been kind, my group of riders is great and we haven’t had too many hiccups. Just a few flat tyres on the first day, a snapped gear hanger, and a guesthouse with a plumbing problem! Luckily everything got sorted out and, following yesterday’s big climb to Monchique, we’re now chilling out for a day before tomorrow’s descent to the coast.

To get an idea of what the cycling has been like, the photos below help tell the story of the first stages of the inaugural Algarve Winter Tour:

AWT 01 blog

Setting off again after coffee on day one

AWT 02 blog

Back to the main route after a visit to the Algarve International Racetrack

AWT 04 blog

More country roads between Lagos and Silves on day one

AWT 05 blog

Stopping at the Arade dam on day two

 

AWT 09 blog

Day three’s big climb on the way from Silves to Alferce – the support van is parked on the bend

AWT 07 blog

Oldest but fastest – Jim shows everyone else how to climb

AWT 11A3 blog

Debbie and Ed reach the summit

AWT 11D blog

Bob and Volker take in the view from the miradouro (viewpoint) at the top of the climb

AWT 13 blog

Cold beer in the sunshine tastes particularly good when you know you’re really earnt it

This is the first guided cycle trip – but there are still four places left on the next Algarve Winter Tour, leaving Lagos on 28th February.

Alternatively, take a look at the main Guided Tours page to see the rest of the schedule for 2016 and details of other bike tours taking place through some of my favourite parts of Portugal.

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