Planning and leading cycle tours can be great fun. Every time we run a trip, Carolyn and I get to take a bunch of cyclists and show them some of our favourite roads and sights in Portugal. We ride, we admire the scenery, we eat, we drink, we swap stories and sleep. And then we… Continue reading Look Back In Wonder
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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… Continue reading Back on tour?
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
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
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?
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?
Winter Cycling Portugal
Southern Portugal must have some of the best winter cycling in Europe
I Want To Ride My Bicycle
Best cycling roads in Portugal? Highlights of our 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
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