Happy Memories

I’m now back in the UK after completing the second Algarve Winter Tour, which involved taking seven riders (six Canadians and one American) on a circuit around the south-west corner of Portugal. Pedal Portugal’s second ever guided tour was great fun. Everything seemed to go even more smoothly this time. No punctures, some great cycling, good…

Algarve Winter Tour

Exciting news! (For me at least.) The first Pedal Portugal guided cycle tour takes place in 2016 – a 10-day circuit beginning from Lagos on January 31st. I’ve been thinking of setting up guided tours for a while as it seems the logical next step. I’ve been giving out advice on cycling in Portugal for…

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…