Winter Riding

With most of Europe in the grip of winter, January seems a good time to put together a new touring route for Portugal’s Algarve region – which provides some of the best opportunities for cycling anywhere on the continent at this time of year. Look carefully at a map and you can see how far down the Algarve…

The Gentle Option

To some people, riding dozens of miles in a day isn’t a challenge. One of my friends is a triathlete who regularly rides 50 miles (80km) every Saturday morning – often before his wife’s even out of bed. Most others though have never reached that level of fitness, or it’s something now in their past.…

Let’s Go To The Seaside!

I’ve been checking over some of the touring routes on Pedal Portugal and decided something was missing from my Alentejo Circuit… the beach! The Alentejo has some of the prettiest and least developed bits of coast in southern Portugal so it seemed wrong to completely leave it off a route designed to give cyclists a…