Cycling Portugal, guided tours, Images

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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