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.)
6 thoughts on “Algarve Tour – Photo Gallery 2”
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 🙂
Loved the decent from Fóia through Monchique, and the ascent as well.
Did you go on the tour?
No, I was staying with my sister, hired a couple of bikes, mountain bike then road bike Cycled up from the coast – quite a climb! I’ve blogged about it some time.