Travelling Fast & Light

Here at Pedal Portugal we tend to be of the “take everything you need and take your time” school of touring. Our normal target for a day’s riding is 80km – particularly if loaded down with camping gear as well as everything else. But some riders prefer to travel much faster and lighter. Guest blogger…

Pros & Cons Of Portugal

Canadian riders Tim and Joanell Storm, from Victoria BC, have recently returned from their first cycle trip through Portugal. Former high school teacher Tim (60) and Joanell (56), who worked in a hospital laboratory, are recently retired. Their time in Portugal had many high points, from strangers buying them coffee to watching fishermen sort their catch on…

Alentejo gallery

Here’s some inspiration for anyone thinking of a trip to Portugal… not my work but a gallery of photos from Bulgarian rider Nora Gavazova. I was able to help Nora with some route advice while she was in the Alentejo earlier this year and she kindly sent me these pictures. She’s also added some useful…

Oranges, Lemons and Poppies

It’s about time for the next ride report… and another posting from fellow cyclist and Portugal fan Ian Mitchell, writing about his latest trip to the Algarve. Ian’s previous guest post was in June 2014, when he sent in an account of his ride through the Intoxicating Algarve Hills. Now, he’s just back home and has kindly contributed another…

Intoxicating Algarve Hills!

The blog’s been quiet for a while because I’ve been off cycling in France (always worth checking out the alternatives but my heart’s still in Portugal). Anyway, for an account of the pleasure of cycling in the hills of the Algarve, I’m going to hand over to fellow rider Ian Mitchell. Earlier this year, Ian…

Why Cycle In Portugal?

I could go on for ages about why I think Portugal is a wonderful place to visit but today I’m going to let someone else take over. Bill Waters from Flagstaff, Arizona, spent 14 days in Portugal last month. Riding Bike Fridays (folding bikes), Bill and his friend Jim covered 346 kilometres (215 miles) as…