Updated Alentejo Circuit

The updated version of my Alentejo Circuit guidebook is now out – in both print and e-book versions. The first edition came out in 2014 and, as mentioned on the blog last month, I had decided it was time for a few revisions. I originally hoped it would be a fairly straightforward job but, of…

Dealing With Dogs

I’ve cycled many thousands of kilometres in different countries – mainly in Europe – and I’ve never (yet) been bitten by a dog. But I know that fear of dog attacks is a major issue for some cycle tourists, including in Portugal. So, how do you deal with dogs and how come I’ve never (yet) been…

Alentejo Rewrite

My Alentejo Circuit guidebook is currently undergoing a major rewrite – and I’m hoping to have the new, fully-updated edition out in September. Or as soon after as possible. I had been thinking of starting work on a new, more general, guidebook to Portugal this summer but then I realised it was more than five…

Maps Or More?

There are now two choices for anyone interested in Pedal Portugal’s route planning service – the original ‘maps-plus’ option or a simpler (and cheaper) ‘maps-only’ service. I started my route planning service back in March 2016 and have been helping riders put together self-supported tours across Portugal for the past three years. My first customer…

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…