We've been back in Portugal for just over a month now, revisiting old haunts as well as exploring some new territory for possible cycling trips in the future. After flying into Faro on 5th September, we spent about 10 days travelling roughly north up the eastern side of the country. Since then, Carolyn and I… Continue reading September in Portugal
It was 18 months ago that we were last in Portugal. Since then, we've had to learn to live with this strange new life of lockdowns, masks, vaccines and the dance of social distancing. Which made the idea of getting on a plane to come back to Portugal both liberating and nerve-wracking. But at the… Continue reading Feeling Happier & Safer In Portugal
With the good news that our guided tours are finally back up and running, we're delighted to announce our plans for the next 18 months. Carolyn and I are hoping to run two Pedal Portugal trips in 2020: 18th-29th October – Border Castles – 12 days / €1,420 ***six places left*** 8th-19th November – Algarve… Continue reading Portugal cycle tours 2020 & 2021
These are a bit later than originally promised (sorry) but here are the answers to my Pedal Portugal Lockdown Quiz. I've posted each question with the relevant picture clue and my answer. As I said in the original post there may be more than one answer possible but these are mine! Thanks to everyone who… Continue reading Portugal Lockdown Quiz – The Answers
Last week's Lockdown Quiz is proving quite tough - we haven't had many answers and the top score so far is 17 out of 21. So, for anyone who is still scratching their heads, here are the questions again along with some picture clues that may help. Like the questions, some of the clues are… Continue reading Picture Clues – Portugal 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… Continue reading Pedal Portugal’s Lockdown Quiz
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… Continue reading Updated Alentejo Circuit
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… Continue reading Dealing With Dogs
Links to a selection of videos and written reports giving some personal perspectives on cycle touring in Portugal.
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… Continue reading Maps Or More?