Cycling Portugal

Day 14 – The Tejo

Starting Point: MarvãoEnding Point: Castelo BrancoToday’s Distance: 82 kmTotal Distance: 945 km Getting ready within the walled city of Marvão for the day ahead, I experienced one of those precious little moments only found through travel. Out one window of…
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Day 13 – Slightly Derailed

Starting Point: ElvasEnding Point: MarvãoToday’s Distance: 85 kmTotal Distance: 863 km Even knowing that Elvas is a medieval fortress on a hill, I somewhat underestimated how steep the roads were. This morning gave me a harsh reminder as I rode…
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Day 12 – Four Castles and Two Large Snails

Starting Point: Reguengos de MonsarazEnding Point: ElvasToday’s Distance: 74 kmTotal Distance: 778 km Refreshed after a full day off, I was excited to hit the road again. Fate, however, had slightly other plans for my speedy departure. Not long after…
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Day 11 – Day off in Reguengos de Monsaraz

Starting Point: Reguengos de MonsarazEnding Point: Reguengos de MonsarazToday’s Distance: 0 kmTotal Distance: 704 km Cycling is wonderful but it also makes the days off even better. I slept in late, had a nice breakfast, caught up on a few…
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Day 10 – A Dam Good Day

Starting Point: MouraEnding Point: Reguengos de MonsarazToday’s Distance: 49 kmTotal Distance: 704 km With a shorter ride ahead of me, I indulged in the luxury of a lazy start. Just 12 short kilometres down the road stood the Alqueva Dam,…
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