The Sunday Telegraph - Travel - - Escorted Tours -

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

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