Cycling enthusiasts will love this eight-day guided tour, where the breeze from the Atlantic rolls in as you pedal your way from Porto to Lisbon. The trip takes you through fragrant pine forests and small villages, past golden beaches, where surfers ride the huge waves, to Nazare – famous for its market, where women clad in traditional dress still sell fresh fish. Continue on along the silver coast to the fortified medieval town of Obidos, before arriving in Lisbon for a day to explore the capital. Covering an average of 31 miles a day, cyclists will find the activity level leisurely to moderate with a general level of fitness required.
Harvesting grapes in the Douro Valley, above; and a hoopoe, right, in the Algarve