First time going to Portugal? Not really sure what to expect? Have a browse here for some general information that might help with your decision.

Basic Facts – a little bit about Portugal’s geography, including the size of the population, how big the hills get and what kind of climate to expect.

Highlights – some personal recommendations for the best that Portugal has to offer, including historic towns, wild spaces and the coast.

Language – a few words of advice on communicating with the locals and making yourself understood.

For background information on the individual regions of Portugal – including Northern Portugal, the Beiras region, Lisbon & Central, the Alentejo and the Algarve – please see look at the descriptions in the Day Rides section.

***Also take a look at Pedal Portugal’s Top 10 Tips blog post on cycling in Portugal.*** 

If you can think of anything else that should go here, do let me know.

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