Back on tour?

Phew! Six months after Pedal Portugal was taken off the road by Covid-19, it looks as if the wheels might soon be turning again for our guided tours. Like so many businesses around the world, our plans have been turned upside down and inside out by the pandemic. This year should have been a bumper…

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…

Too Hot To Ride?

I love Portugal and I love cycling. But I wouldn’t dream of attempting any serious bike riding there in July and August – and would generally avoid anytime between mid-June and mid-September. It’s just too darn hot! Many people thinking of doing a bike tour in Portugal get in touch with me asking for advice.…

Making A Contribution

Here at Pedal Portugal, the Cornwall-based charity ShelterBox has long been a cause close to our hearts – which is why we’ve decided to support it through our guided cycle tours. Back in the old days when I had a ‘proper job’ (the 9-5 sort with regular pay cheques), I was in charge of communications…