Tips for bike tour clothing

Clothing is a fundamental element for your comfort during a bike tour. Bike maintenance, as we mentioned in Tips for Bicycle Maintenance, is paramount, but so is choosing the right outfit, as it can make your ride much more comfortable. Summer When it’s hot outside, your equipment should keep you cool. Cycling shorts and jersey…

Alentejo’s Gastronomy

Alentejo’s gastronomy is easily one of Portugal’s most flavourful, which in its own right is a country well known for its typical dishes, ranging from fish to meat to seafood. There are inumerous dishes that make for Alentejo’s cuisine, and even more stories to go with them. Typical Alentejo cuisine, so it’s told, comes from…

An australian winemaker in Portugal for 34 years

It was in 1978 that David Baverstock came to Portugal for his holidays, and met Maria Antonieta, the love of his life, in a beach at Costa da Caparica. Four years later he would return to Portugal for good, doing what he’s still doing, working as head winemaker at Herdade Esporão. David Baverstock was born…

Algarve through our eyes

Algarve is one of Portugal’s better known regions – everyone has heard of its beaches, nightlife or luxurious resorts. What is maybe not very well known are its natural charms. Sure, Algarve is all about beaches, but also cliffs, endless sand plains that lead to gigantic slopes with a view of the sea, and people…

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…