Happy Memories

On the way out to Cabo Sao Vicente

On the way out to Cabo Sao Vicente – the penultimate day of the tour

I’m now back in the UK after completing the second Algarve Winter Tour, which involved taking seven riders (six Canadians and one American) on a circuit around the south-west corner of Portugal.

Pedal Portugal’s second ever guided tour was great fun. Everything seemed to go even more smoothly this time. No punctures, some great cycling, good meals, plenty of wine – and new friends! Plus we got more sunshine this time round – although I’d swear it was also a lot colder than a month ago.

Typical old tiled building in Silves, set against the late afternoon sun

Typical old tiled building in Silves, set against the late afternoon sun

If you’ve been following Pedal Portugal on Facebook then you may have already seen some pictures from the tour. Below is a gallery of other photos from the trip. Most of the pictures don’t show bicycles or cycling – but they help sum up the trip and some of the things I love about Portugal.

The next confirmed trip will be the Border Castles Tour setting off from Evora on 17th April – there are still four places left on that one, which takes a circuit up into the north-east Alentejo. Expect some gorgeous rolling countryside, really quiet roads and…surprise, surprise…lots of ruined castles and spectacular fortifications.

But on with the pictures…

In the port cellar at Vila Sodre

In the port cellar at Vila Sodre

Old fountain in Alferce

Old fountain in Alferce

Very welcome caffeine stop on the way to Monchique

Very welcome caffeine stop on the way to Monchique

Lemons in the sunshine

Lemons in the sunshine

Tiled wall in Monchique

Tiled wall in Monchique

Stork on the cliffs at Cabo Sardao

Stork on the cliffs at Cabo Sardao

Scenery north of Zambujeira do Mar

Scenery north of Zambujeira do Mar

New pin-up - my Cycling Rentals bike

New pin-up – my Cycling Rentals bike

Street scene in Sao Barao de Joao

Street scene in Sao Barao de Joao

 

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