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
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
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
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
Southern Portugal must have some of the best winter cycling in Europe
It's been the busiest year yet for Pedal Portugal's guided cycle tours
Our first guided tour review in song format!
Best cycling roads in Portugal? Highlights of our guided tours.
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
Keep going back to the same place and it's easy to get complacent. To think you're an expert and you've pretty much discovered all there is to see and experience. But, despite visiting Portugal on a frequent basis since 2005 (and living there well over two years), I was delighted to discover this year that the… Continue reading The Portuguese Discoveries