Algarve, Cycling Portugal, Reports, Rides & Routes

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… Continue reading Oranges, Lemons and Poppies

Algarve, Cycling Portugal, Reports

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… Continue reading Intoxicating Algarve Hills!

Beiras, Cycling Portugal, General, Rides & Routes

Dream Time

Most people have heard of Lisbon and Porto and the Algarve. But that's often where their knowledge of Portugal stops... and there's so much more! I spent two very happy years living in a city called Viseu (due west of Salamanca in Spain) and did a lot of riding in this part of Portugal's Beira… Continue reading Dream Time

Cycling Portugal, Images

Back on the road

This blog has taken a back seat recently due to a combination of things like work, illness, major bike maintenance and Christmas interfering with my cycling! However, this weekend was the Carnaval holiday (taken very seriously in Portugal). We took the opportunity to head north to our old haunts in the Viseu area - and… Continue reading Back on the road

Alentejo, Cycling Portugal, Images, Rides & Routes

Reasons to ride…

One reason we love living in Portugal is the number of public holidays here! This weekend is a long one so we've taken the opportunity to escape to Evora and do a bit more ride research. And one reason we love riding in Portugal is the lack of traffic - the picture below is of… Continue reading Reasons to ride…

Campsites, General, Images, Rides & Routes, Transport

Mud and rides

The rain arrived here yesterday. Torrential too - we went out cycling on Saturday afternoon and came back with the bikes coated with dust. Today we had to avoid a tractor scraping six inches of mud off the road! Still, the rain is probably a good thing. It's the first here for months and the… Continue reading Mud and rides