General, guided tours, Maps, Uncategorized

Converted Technophobe?

I've always loved maps. When I was a kid I would spend hours drawing them - treasure maps, lost islands, occasionally whole countries. Sometimes they were doodles in the back of school notebooks when the lessons got boring, sometimes they turned into much more elaborate affairs. I've also always liked studying maps. As I got older, I would… Continue reading Converted Technophobe?

Cycling Portugal, General, guided tours

Guided Tours of Portugal

Since announcing the first Pedal Portugal guided cycle tour in early October, I've been working hard to develop a range of tours for 2016* taking in a selection of the country's different regions. *NOTE: This blog post was about plans for our first year of guided tours (2016) - to see what's coming up in… Continue reading Guided Tours of Portugal

Algarve, Cycling Portugal, guided tours, Images

Algarve Winter Tour

Exciting news! (For me at least.) The first Pedal Portugal guided cycle tour takes place in 2016 - a 10-day circuit beginning from Lagos on January 31st. I've been thinking of setting up guided tours for a while as it seems the logical next step. I've been giving out advice on cycling in Portugal for… Continue reading Algarve Winter Tour

Cycling Portugal, guided tours, touring routes

Cycle Tours – Thinking Out Loud

So, is it time to expand? Stop just providing advice to fellow cyclists and start running guided tours of Portugal? Over the last few years the Pedal Portugal website seems to have taken over my life. Visitors to the site went up from around 3,000 in 2013 to more than 13,000 in 2014 - and… Continue reading Cycle Tours – Thinking Out Loud