Guinea Pigs On Tour

I’m starting to get excited. And a little bit nervous. In just seven days time I’ll be meeting the riders taking part in the very first Pedal Portugal guided tour. I’ve got five Brits, one Irishman, two Germans and two Canadians due to arrive in Lagos next Sunday, expecting me to lead them round the…

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…

Ready To Ride

So what do you fancy? Cycling through remote villages that look as if they haven’t changed in centuries, blasting across the Alentejo plains to get to the Algarve or pottering up the coast of Portugal? After several months of work, I’ve at long last completed my overhaul of the Touring Routes pages – which include all…

Open Roads

If you like wide open spaces, roads that stretch off into the distance… and not too much traffic, then the Alentejo has got to be one of the best parts of Portugal for cycling. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been giving the Pedal Portugal site a major overhaul – finally getting round to…

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…