Cycling Portugal, General, guided tours, Images

Guided Cycle Tours – 2021

It looks like Pedal Portugal is going to be very busy in 2020. We've got six cycle tours happening (our maximum) and they're almost all fully booked. So, I've also worked out our tour schedule for 2021 for anyone wanting to plan that far ahead. Full details are on the relevant pages but here's a… Continue reading Guided Cycle Tours – 2021

Alentejo, Guidebooks, guided tours

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… Continue reading Alentejo Rewrite

Beiras, Cycling Portugal, General, guided tours, Reports, Rides & Routes

Downhill Across Portugal?

When your bike trip starts in Portugal's highest city and ends at the seaside, it must be all downhill, right? As I've mentioned before, Portugal may be wonderful but it is definitely not flat. Our latest bike trip across the country – which we finished on Friday - was a research trip for guided tours… Continue reading Downhill Across Portugal?

Cycling Portugal, guided tours

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.… Continue reading Too Hot To Ride?

Cycling Portugal, General, guided tours

How To Choose A Guided Cycle Tour

Signing up for a guided cycle tour is a major commitment. Getting it wrong doesn't only mean you end up on a bike trip that doesn't deliver the experience you were after - it could also mean wasting time, money and (for non-retirees) a precious chunk of your annual holiday allocation. So, what’s the best… Continue reading How To Choose A Guided Cycle Tour

Cycling Portugal, General, guided tours, Northern Portugal, Rides & Routes, ShelterBox

A Portuguese Love Affair – Part III

In 2005, my wife Carolyn and I arrived in Portugal for the first time after riding our tandem south through France and Spain. Over the course of about two months we cycled across the Algarve and then made our way north. Part I of the story dealt with our first impressions of Portugal and the start of… Continue reading A Portuguese Love Affair – Part III

Charity, guided tours, ShelterBox

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… Continue reading Making A Contribution