One of the many things I love about Portugal is its art. And I'm not talking about the kind of things that hang on the walls in galleries and museums but the type of art that's out there on the streets. Portuguese public art can take many forms - some forms to be found in… Continue reading The art of Portugal
September in Portugal
We've been back in Portugal for just over a month now, revisiting old haunts as well as exploring some new territory for possible cycling trips in the future. After flying into Faro on 5th September, we spent about 10 days travelling roughly north up the eastern side of the country. Since then, Carolyn and I… Continue reading September in Portugal
My Nan Was Tougher Than Me
Cycling has always been in our family. As kids we were dragged out every Sunday for bicycle rides. Family holidays always involved yet more cycling. The bikes would be loaded up and we'd be off for a week or two of camping - and what seemed like cycling every day. Wonderful? Sometimes. The cycling wasn't… Continue reading My Nan Was Tougher Than Me
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
The Art Of Portugal
There are many things I love about Portugal apart from the cycling - the scenery, the history, the wine, the food, the wildflowers and, of course, the people. But I'm also often struck by the art of Portugal. Not the kind of art you see in galleries or museums but its public and street art.… Continue reading The Art Of Portugal
Winter Cycling Portugal
Southern Portugal must have some of the best winter cycling in Europe
One Year, Six Bike Tours
It's been the busiest year yet for Pedal Portugal's guided cycle tours
Musical Cycle Tours?
Our first guided tour review in song format!
I Want To Ride My Bicycle
Best cycling roads in Portugal? Highlights of our guided tours.
Oh For A Few Spare Million
I don't often buy lottery tickets but if I ever had a few million to spare I know what I'd love to do - convert some more of Portugal's old railway lines into decent cycle trails. The country has so much potential. But so few good quality off-road cycle routes of any length. There is the… Continue reading Oh For A Few Spare Million