Pedal Portugal’s Lockdown Quiz

Sadly, like so many of you, the Pedal Portugal team (me and Carolyn) is stuck at home, hoping to save lives by going nowhere. (Apart from a quick ride on our tandem or a walk to the beach when it’s not too busy.) So, if you’ve had enough of Netflix binges, household chores, rereading the…

Updated Alentejo Circuit

The updated version of my Alentejo Circuit guidebook is now out – in both print and e-book versions. The first edition came out in 2014 and, as mentioned on the blog last month, I had decided it was time for a few revisions. I originally hoped it would be a fairly straightforward job but, of…

Dealing With Dogs

I’ve cycled many thousands of kilometres in different countries – mainly in Europe – and I’ve never (yet) been bitten by a dog. But I know that fear of dog attacks is a major issue for some cycle tourists, including in Portugal. So, how do you deal with dogs and how come I’ve never (yet) been…

Maps Or More?

There are now two choices for anyone interested in Pedal Portugal’s route planning service – the original ‘maps-plus’ option or a simpler (and cheaper) ‘maps-only’ service. I started my route planning service back in March 2016 and have been helping riders put together self-supported tours across Portugal for the past three years. My first customer…

The Art Of Portugal

There are many things I love about Portugal apart from the cycling – the scenery, the history, the wine, the food, the wildflowers and, of course, the people. But I’m also often struck by the art of Portugal. Not the kind of art you see in galleries or museums but its public and street art.…