Algarve Tour – Photo Gallery 2

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Abandoned bikes at Praia da Bordeira on Day Eight

The first Pedal Portugal guided cycle tour ended on Tuesday when we arrived back in Lagos at the end of our nine-day circuit.

It was a fantastic trip around the south-west corner of Europe and all the riders seemed to have enjoyed themselves despite the ‘undulating’ terrain! (There’s a new Reviews page where a couple of those who took part have already posted their thoughts on the experience.)

Me and Carolyn have come home now for a break… and then it’s back to Portugal for the second Algarve Winter Tour, which sets off on 28th February.

After that, there’s two tours of the Alentejo schedule for April and trips taking in the east and north of the country in May/June – see the Guided Tours page for more details.

The pictures below will give you an idea what the cycling and scenery was like on the second half of the inaugural tour. (For images from the first half click here.)

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Brief pause before the big descent from the Monchique hills on Day Six

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Scenery in the Odeceixe valley

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The only coffee stop for miles around

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Should we find some gentler roads? Lunchtime snooze

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Beach at Zambujeira do Mar on the SW Alentejo coast – end of the ride on Day Six

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Looking south from the castle at Aljezur on Day Seven

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View across to the new town in Aljezur

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Spot of rough stuff on the route out to the SW tip of Europe – Cabo Sao Vicente

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Not another beach! Looking out to sea at Boca do Rio on Day Nine

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The climb up from Boca do Rio

Mission complete! Damp but not defeated, Team Pedal Portugal arrive back home

Mission complete! Damp but not defeated, Team Pedal Portugal reach the finish line

 

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6 thoughts on “Algarve Tour – Photo Gallery 2

  1. Looks fabulous. I am currently in the Alentejo visiting my aunt. I was saying just yesterday how amazing it would be to cycle your here. I’m hiking the Fisherman Trail to that place starting with O with the X in it. I leave today and your photos make me even more excited (despite the strong cold winds I can hear outside)

    • Hi Andrew. I guess that’s Odeceixe you’re off to. Stayed there on my very first cycle trip through Portugal. There’s some wonderful coastal scenery along the way – Cabo Sardao where the storks nest is one of my favourite spots. And if it gets too hot you can strip off at the nudist beach just south of Zambujeira!

      • That’s the one. Odeceixe. Thanks for the tips. I doubt it will get too hot over the coming days. The gale force winds are blowing in cold from the north-north-west. But who knows … sunshine and a place out of the wind might make things warmer 🙂

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