Winter Riding

With most of Europe in the grip of winter, January seems a good time to put together a new touring route for Portugal’s Algarve region – which provides some of the best opportunities for cycling anywhere on the continent at this time of year. Look carefully at a map and you can see how far down the Algarve…

Let’s Go To The Seaside!

I’ve been checking over some of the touring routes on Pedal Portugal and decided something was missing from my Alentejo Circuit… the beach! The Alentejo has some of the prettiest and least developed bits of coast in southern Portugal so it seemed wrong to completely leave it off a route designed to give cyclists a…

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…

A New Touring Route

As well as updating and radically expanding Pedal Portugal’s list of campsites, I’ve also been looking at the route descriptions. I’ve just added some basic details of an excellent north-south route from the Alentejo down into the Algarve – starting from Evora and ending up in Loule. It’s a ride that takes in a number…