Pedalling On Into Year Three

Pedal Portugal began life in 2012 giving out general advice on cycling in Portugal for both casual visitors and serious cycle tourists. One of the pages I put together for the website was series of links to companies running guided cycle tours. Trouble was, I had a look at a few of their sites and soon…

Would This Happen At Home?

There are so many reasons I love Portugal – the range of landscapes, the sunshine, the quiet roads, the history, the (cheap) wine, all those castles, the food etc. etc. But one of the most important ingredients is the people.  When I first visited the country I thought many of the Portuguese seemed a bit dour. But I soon learnt not…

Guided Tours of Portugal

Since announcing the first Pedal Portugal guided cycle tour in early October, I’ve been working hard to develop a range of tours for 2016* taking in a selection of the country’s different regions. *NOTE: This blog post was about plans for our first year of guided tours (2016) – to see what’s coming up in…

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…

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…