Q ‘I’m tour­ing on a bud­get, is Por­tu­gal a smart choice?’

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An­swered by Si­mon Weir, RIDE

Por­tu­gal is a fair trek from the UK so the fastest, most cost-ef­fec­tive way to get there is on the overnight ferry to San­tander (www.brit­tany-fer­ries.co.uk). Typ­i­cally you’re look­ing at six or 10 days be­tween out­ward and re­turn sail­ings, giv­ing plenty of time to ex­plore Por­tu­gal and North­ern Spain. Por­tu­gal is a great-value des­ti­na­tion. Your money goes a long way in Spain – but it goes even fur­ther in Por­tu­gal. Petrol’s a sim­i­lar price to the UK, but food, drink and ho­tels are a lot cheaper (although slightly less so at the mo­ment with the value of the pound). It’s easy to put to­gether a re­ward­ing rid­ing hol­i­day. If you want to join a guided tour to Por­tu­gal, visit www.alpine-tt.com. But it’s easy enough to nav­i­gate your own way round. Al­low a 10 day trip at least, in­clud­ing sail­ing times.

Es­cape win­ter gloom with a tour­ing trip to Por­tu­gal

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