Some Of My Favourite Things – Part 2

Back in August I wrote a post about the dilemma of what to pack/take on a cycling trip and listed several of the items that make it to my ‘must have’ list. As promised, this is a continuation of that list with reviews of three more of my personal essentials: 4. MIRRYCLE BIKE MIRROR Bought:…

You Really Want To Go Now?

I realise not everyone can choose when to take holidays but I’m always surprised by the number of emails I get from people seeking advice on cycling in Portugal during July and August.  It gives me a real dilemma. On the one hand I want to help, but on the other hand I don’t want people going…

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…

Algarve Options

For a while, the Algarve was a bit of a blank space on this website – but I’m pleased to say that situation has now been rectified! Particularly as the Algarve has got to be one of the best places in Europe to go cycling in the winter or early spring. (Not so much in…

Give Me Facts!

There are obviously a lot of cyclists interested in coming to Portugal. That’s clear from the increasing number of hits on this site. Last year I was getting around 3-400 visitors and 1,500 page views per month. This month, I’ve already hit 500 visitors and almost 3,000 page views! The fact that Pedal Portugal is…

First stages

Welcome to the very first Pedal Portugal post! This blog is still being designed and put together but the basic idea is to provide free advice and information to anyone interested in cycling in Portugal – whether you just want ideas for day rides, general tips or specific information on touring.  The road to Idanha…