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In September 2012 we explored the Jewels of Portugal

This was quite a different road bike tour for us. We wanted to learn more about Portugal, as well as experience traveling around the country on a bicycle. Rather than trying to see the entire country, we concentrated on a few of the "jewels".

We cannot say enough good things about PortugalBike, the company we chose to lead us around the countryside. The tour guides taught us about Portugal's long history, as well as giving us lessons on the language, industries, and culture. We especially enjoyed learning about the cork trees, and touring interesting places, talking to the locals, and experiencing the culture.

We explored palaces. We rode along the beaches, through forests and vineyards, and over countless hills. We stayed in castles and monasteries, and discovered Obidos, the most preserved medieval town in Portugal. We loved it all!

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ABOVE - 9/17 - We arrived in Lisbon Portugal and explored the city.

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ABOVE - 9/18 - We visited Sintra and toured the National Palace and Pena Palace

 

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ABOVE  - 9/19 - We spent the day exploring the Belem District of Lisbon

 

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ABOVE - 9/20 - We walked the hills of Lisbon and enjoyed the spectacular views

 

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ABOVE - 9/21 - The first day of our bike tour. We rode over the hills to the coast.

 

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ABOVE - 9/22 - We biked from Peniche to the medieval walled village of Obidos

 

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ABOVE - 9/23 - We biked along the coast to the sacred Sanctuary of Fatima

 

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ABOVE - 9/24 - Our lunch stop today was at the medieval astle of Almourol

 

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ABOVE - 9/25 - We cycled today to the hilltop walled town of Marvao

 

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ABOVE - 9/26 - Our lodging for today was the Castle at Flor de Rosa

 

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ABOVE - 9/27 - The "cork lesson" before arriving at the Convent of Sao Paulo

 

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ABOVE - 9/28 - Our destination today was the World Heritage City of Evora