And the best destination is… Portugal! And we aren’t the ones saying it!

Portugal is definitely a ‘go-to’ destination. Tourists from 174 countries considered Praia de Galapinhos in Parque Natural da Arrábida as the best beach in Europe. And for the 3rd time Oporto was considered the best European destination in 2017. The Guardian presents us with a route through rural Portugal that has its fair share of…

Top 5 Portuguese castles to visit

Throughout the centuries, Portugal was endowed with remarkable figures, most of them associated with the history of Portugal. Equally important were the castles, which served to protect the country in the past and have contributed to make Portugal one of the most beautiful countries in terms of culture and connection to the past. In this…

6 Reasons to choose Portugal

1 – Lisbon Lisbon has the history, the culture and the modernity as few world capitals do. The light sparkles in each of its streets, and the São Jorge castle and many of its scenic viewpoints command unique sightings, bringing together the urban development with the river and its bridges. The Padrão dos Descobrimentos and…

What to discover in Algarve

The natural beauty of Algarve allows for holidays with a lot of diverse activities and sights to discover. Through this article we’ll present some of the places we find more relevant to discover, by their beauty and typicalness – all are included in our Algarve West to East bike tour. Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina’s…

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…

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,…

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…

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…