Travels In Portugal (Part 4): Tras-Os-Montes & Parque Nacional Da Peneda-Geres

We’ve fallen behind a bit in our recollection of stories and pictures of our adventures in Portugal. Here is Part 4 of our travels by bicycle through Portugal. Click to read Part 3, Part 2 or to start at the beginning click here.

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When people ask which part of Portugal was our favourite we have a hard time naming one place. Each spot was beautiful for different reasons but definitely the north end of the country, in the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres, with its soaring mountains in the mist, littered with massive boulders and dotted with quiet, preserved villages, has a very fond and special spot in our memories. Tras-Os-Montes & Parque Nacional Da Peneda-Geres

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Travels In Portugal (Part 3): The Douro

A third installment of our cycling trip in Portugal. To read Part 2: The Beiras click here. To start from the beginning of the trip click here.

The Douro valley: The Birthplace of Port

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Travels in Portugal (Part 2): The Beiras

The second of five posts of our adventures through Portugal. To read Part 1-our time in Lisbon click here.

The Beiras: Hilltop castles & sleepy villages

Lots of hills, sun and castles; the beginning of our cycling trip in Portugal.

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Travels In Portugal: Our Route

While we continue to finalize our 2nd post of our cycling trip through Portugal here’s a look at our route. Our Route

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Travels In Portugal

One month in Portugal. Three weeks of cycling through medieval towns, valleys of vineyards and granite strewn mountains. A wonderful country for cycle touring; quiet country roads, pleasant people and plenty of excellent coffee and pastry to fuel it all. We began our adventure in Lisbon, the country’s laidback capital, with a week to explore the city and familiarize ourselves with the sights and sounds of the country. There will be 5 posts posted over the next few weeks describing our trip through the different regions of the country including Lisbon, The Beiras, The Douro, Tras-Os-Montes & The Minho, and finally The Coast. Part 1: Lisbon

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Mighty Assiniboine

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Mount Assiniboine-called the Matterhorn of the Rockies. And for good reason. This majestic peak stands tall and dominant among the others. Its beauty is awe inspiring; from the first peek to the last glance it’s hard to take your eyes off this amazing mountain.

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Days of Summer

Oh these wonderful days of summer. Hot sun, long nights, where everything just feels like its bursting to be alive.

When June rolled around this year we hit the ground running. Since then our weeks have been a steady cycle of pack, fun trip, unpack, laundry and pack again. But all so worth it for the adventures we’ve had doing our most favourite things in the mountains we love.

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“You look like a swollen bumblebee!” (Cycling the Sunshine coast & Vancouver Island)

“You look like a swollen bumblebee!” shouted the friendly local as we rode past. We can only hope he was refering to our bright yellow pannier raincovers that we had rarely taken off in 7 days of cycling. This past spring, for an early cycling trip, we pedalled up the Sunshine coast, ferried over to Vancouver Island and continued cycling to Victoria (well, that was the plan!).

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Desperately Seeking Snow!

And we found it! Lots of it!

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Perfectly Portland

Bikes and Bridges, Baristas and Brews: Portland; a perfect place to spend 4 days.

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