The Long And The Short

After five years or so running the Pedal Portugal website simply as an information resource for fellow cyclists, I took the leap and decided to try running my own guided tours at the end of last year. My ‘guinea pig’ bike tour set off from Lagos on 31st January and since then I’ve run two…

New Route, New Schedule

A new list of Pedal Portugal guided cycle tours is now available, with planned dates looking as far ahead as June 2017. The revised and updated itinerary for this autumn (fall) includes two guided biking tours of the Alentejo – the Border Castles Tour (departs 9th October) and the Alentejo Circuit (departs 23rd October).    Also coming up in…

Ready To Ride

We’re flying back to Portugal this afternoon to get ready for the next Pedal Portugal guided cycle tour – this time for a new route. The Border Castles Tour goes through some of my favourite bits of the Alentejo. We start in Évora and over the next 10 days do an anti-clockwise circuit into the north-east corner of…

Would This Happen At Home?

There are so many reasons I love Portugal – the range of landscapes, the sunshine, the quiet roads, the history, the (cheap) wine, all those castles, the food etc. etc. But one of the most important ingredients is the people.  When I first visited the country I thought many of the Portuguese seemed a bit dour. But I soon learnt not…