Good nutrition before and after a workout

For the full enjoyment of a physical activity, its important that our body is ready for it. We covered hydration in our last article, so in this one we’ll talk about food. We must say there is no such thing as a right meal, there are only some good practices to look out for. Before…

What’s the best way to keep hydrated while working out?

We know hydration is important, but we’re not always sure of the best way to keep it. Too little of it makes your body complaint, too much can compromise your performance. Let us explain in detail the consequences of poor hydration, and some tips to keep in mind. Symptoms Working out demands constant hydration, though…

How to plan and organise your vacation

We know one of the most desired and anticipated times of the year are the holidays. Still, it’s not always easy to decide what you really want to do, so here’s a little help for you to get organised and have a fantastic vacation. Plan ahead We spend the whole year thinking about our vacation,…

Tips for Bicycle Maintenance

One of the most important factors for a great bike tour is having your bike in excellent condition. Here are some tips that will help you keep your bike in perfect shape. 1 – Get your bike fully revised Although some basic tasks may be performed by the rider, it doesn’t mean you should skip…

5 Myths About Bicycle Tours

With our bike tour experience, namely in the luxury segment, we took an article from USA Today and adapted it to our reality. Let’s check those myths!   1 – Bicycle Tours are always through mountain roads or complicated routes There are of course companies that develop mountain routes on uneven ground, with steep climbs…

Places to visit – the Pena National Palace

The Pena Palace, as most people know, is located in the town of Sintra, stands  on a huge rocky mountain, and was elected in 2007 as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. This distinction is validated by the majority of tourists who visit it, but most famously by Richard Strauss, the famous German composer…

4 Reasons to Choose a Luxury Bicycle Tour

Based on our experience over these past 4 years, here are the 4 main reasons to choose a Luxury Bicycle Tour: 1 – Bicycle Knowledge and Repair On a luxury bicycling tour, equipment is never a secondary factor. Care for all materials is doubled and replacement parts are readily available. A bike expert is never…

Alentejo wines, what’s so special about about them?

We wouldn’t blame you if you thought Alentejo was nothing more than a beautiful region, with its long plains, fantastic beaches and unique landscapes. The truth is, it’s so much more than that: it’s one of the most important wine regions of Portugal! However, as in most success stories, it wasn’t always like that. For…

10 must-see locations in Alentejo

Throughout our bicycle tours we have the privilege to go through some of the most amazing locations in Portugal, in the Alentejo. This region is rich in tradition, preserved historical legacy, and the beauty that nature bestowed it. They’re fantastic places. Keep reading and find out about what makes these places unmissable not only in our…

Marvão Castle – A National Monument

Santa Maria de Marvão’s landscape, in Portalegre, Alentejo, is dominated by the castle that stands between the walls and towers of the medieval village. And the history of the protection of this village is entwined with a legend. The Marvão castle, considered a national monument, stands 850 meters above sea level, built on a quartz…