Benagil caves

On my ride east along the coast, I was smitten with the beautiful rock cliffs and sandy beaches of the Algarve. So, when I was joined by my fabulous friend/cousin/travel companion, it seemed necessaray that we spend a day savouring these vistas. Not only can you take scenic walks along the cliffs, you can also go … More Benagil caves

Xmas in an anchor graveyard? Yes please (Praia do Barril)

One of the best things about travel is the surprises you find along the way. Andrea and I woke up on Christmas morning with a vague plan of heading east to Tavira. But, as we went along, we stopped in a charming beach community (partly because there was ample parking that did not require any … More Xmas in an anchor graveyard? Yes please (Praia do Barril)

Final taste of bike life: Portimau – Faro

The last bit of my journey was the least picturesque. While it started the same, with the classic magical elixir:  The rest of the day was a little bit grueling. I spent my last 90km along a pretty uneventful regional highway, passing by resort after golf resort, getting passed by RVs and transport trucks. Thankfully, there was … More Final taste of bike life: Portimau – Faro

The surf, the sun, and reaching the south: Carrapateira – Portimao

Travelling to the south-western nip of Portugal was a breathtaking journey. There was a lovely , quiet, “collectors” road beside the highway which made for smooth riding all the way to the tip. I stopped for snacks at a popular surf beach which was absolutely spectacular – perfect beach surrounded by stunning cliffs. It also … More The surf, the sun, and reaching the south: Carrapateira – Portimao

Mountainous switchbacks make powerful thighs: VN de Milfontes to Carrapateira

Another perfectly sunny day. I saddled up my pony and glided to a nearby town to check out a stunning view and drink a pair of espressos. It turned out that caffeine and bag of chips became essential fuel for the mountain switchbacks that were to come. At this point in my journey, I had decided … More Mountainous switchbacks make powerful thighs: VN de Milfontes to Carrapateira