Planning and leading cycle tours can be great fun. Every time we run a trip, Carolyn and I get to take a bunch of cyclists and show them some of our favourite roads and sights in Portugal. We ride, we admire the scenery, we eat, we drink, we swap stories and sleep. And then we… Continue reading Look Back In Wonder
Category: guided tours
Portugal cycle tours 2020 & 2021
With the good news that our guided tours are finally back up and running, we're delighted to announce our plans for the next 18 months. Carolyn and I are hoping to run two Pedal Portugal trips in 2020: 18th-29th October – Border Castles – 12 days / €1,420 ***six places left*** 8th-19th November – Algarve… Continue reading Portugal cycle tours 2020 & 2021
Back on tour?
Phew! Six months after Pedal Portugal was taken off the road by Covid-19, it looks as if the wheels might soon be turning again for our guided tours. Like so many businesses around the world, our plans have been turned upside down and inside out by the pandemic. This year should have been a bumper… Continue reading Back on tour?
Guided Cycle Tours – 2021
It looks like Pedal Portugal is going to be very busy in 2020. We've got six cycle tours happening (our maximum) and they're almost all fully booked. So, I've also worked out our tour schedule for 2021 for anyone wanting to plan that far ahead. Full details are on the relevant pages but here's a… Continue reading Guided Cycle Tours – 2021
Hope For Us All
So, what - if any - is the age limit for doing a bike tour? And by bike tour, I mean a multi-day trip, riding for 4-6 hours each day, going up hill, down dale etc, etc. The simple answer of course is that there's no actual limit. But most of us would probably expect… Continue reading Hope For Us All
My Alentejo Circuit guidebook is currently undergoing a major rewrite - and I'm hoping to have the new, fully-updated edition out in September. Or as soon after as possible. I had been thinking of starting work on a new, more general, guidebook to Portugal this summer but then I realised it was more than five… Continue reading Alentejo Rewrite
Downhill Across Portugal?
When your bike trip starts in Portugal's highest city and ends at the seaside, it must be all downhill, right? As I've mentioned before, Portugal may be wonderful but it is definitely not flat. Our latest bike trip across the country – which we finished on Friday - was a research trip for guided tours… Continue reading Downhill Across Portugal?
An Unexpected Accolade
Pedal Portugal is recommended as "excellent" by Lonely Planet
Too Hot To Ride?
I love Portugal and I love cycling. But I wouldn't dream of attempting any serious bike riding there in July and August - and would generally avoid anytime between mid-June and mid-September. It's just too darn hot! Many people thinking of doing a bike tour in Portugal get in touch with me asking for advice.… Continue reading Too Hot To Ride?
Winter Cycling Portugal
Southern Portugal must have some of the best winter cycling in Europe