Cycling Around Portugal

Cycling counterclockwise around the country the journey begins September 1st, 2020. For one month I will cycle through sparkling cities and quaint villages; rugged forests and rolling plains. I will begin the journey south of the Tagus River, cycling south along the Atlantic coast aided by the trade winds, then cycling east along the Algarve coastline before cycling north through the interior of the country along the border of Spain. After cycling west through the northern region of the country, I will again join the Atlantic coast to cycle to my home in Lisbon.

This trip is designed to be a solo trip, but friends are welcome to join and I’m sure I will make new ones along the way. The journey won’t be easy, but I will draw upon my previous experiences having cycled across the US in 2010 and cycled along the Mediterranean in 2016.

The directory below can be used to skip to specific days. I hope you enjoy reading about my 30 days on the road!

Preparations Complete!
Day 1 - Police Escort
Day 2 - Horseflies
Day 3 - Watercolors
Day 4 - Going the Distance
Day 5 - Chapel of Bones
Day 6 - Day off in Faro
Day 7 - Cemetery of Anchors
Day 8 - Northward Bound
Day 9 - Old Mines and New Friends
Day 10 - A Dam Good Day
Day 11 - Day off in Reguengos de Monsaraz
Day 12 - Four Castles and Two Snails
Day 13 - Slightly Derailed
Day 14 - The Tejo