/ Founded in 868, Portugal established its continental frontiers in 1297 and is the oldest nation in Europe;
/ Portugal was one of the earliest colonising nations of Europe and shares common cultural values and traditions with African, American, and Asian countries;
/ Portuguese language is spoken by about 230 million people around the world (incl. 210 native speakers), and is the official language of 9 countries;
/ With 10 million inhabitants and 92,212 km2 of surface, it’s considered one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe and home to several UNESCO world heritage sites and traditions;
/As a modern european country, Portugal has great infrastructures for tourism, one of the country’s most important economic activities but is proud to keep its heritage, traditional values as well as its arts and crafts;
/ Facing the north Atlantic Ocean, it’s home to a maritime climate, with average annual temperature of 16ºC and sunny weather all year long, making it perfect for walking or hiking;
/ Facing the north Atlantic Ocean, it’s home to a maritime climate, with average annual temperature of 16ºC and sunny weather all year long, making it perfect for cycling in Portugal;
A COUNTRY OF NAVIGATORS AND EXPLORERS
A country in the epicenter of trade routes, that once led the strongest naval fleet the world had ever seen, spanning over 600 years. Cycling in Portugal, you'll encounter a country of explorers and one of the first to adventure into the see and discover cultures in Africa, Asia, India and the Americas, which is still today visible in it’s language, the third most spoken in the world.
A 1000 YEAR OLD MELTING POT OF CULTURES
The “Portucale” county was formed in 1139 by D. Afonso Henriques, in an epic family battle. But even before it’s foundation,“Lusitania” was inhabited by Romans since 45 BC, the Visigods, the Moors and many other. Today’s Portugal is a sovereign nation-state which prides itself of being a part of Europe and having a rich and strong history and identity.
MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS MEET CONTEMPORARY & MODERN ARTS
As a petite country opened to the world, Portugal has always embraced other cultures and arts. Nowadays, you will find that modern and contemporary architecture, literature, music and theatre, all blend with millennial traditions and craftsmanship. Walking in Portugal provides a relaxing and authentic way to discover the country.
Being bathed by the Atlantic ocean means Portugal thrives on fantastic, fresh fish and seafood, expertly used in it’s trademark mediterranean cuisine. But the country’s great variety of cultures and landscapes means each region has an endless variety of cheese, wines and local gastronomy
BEST WINE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
You’ll get to discover the Douro and Alentejo’s best trails, exploring regions that have been voted as some of the best wine countries in the world, not just because they are home to some of the best wine tasting experiences, but also because of their picturesque and authentic landscapes, people, wineries, farms and culture.
FLAVOUR AND RICHNESS IN EVERY BITE
Everywhere you go, you’ll find it easy to savour great, authentic and simple food. From Michelin star restaurants to local “tascas”, Portugal is a foodie’s heaven.
The country’s moderate Atlantic climate makes it great for riding in every season. Walking in Portugal, you'll experience moderate Autum and Winter is topped by a sunny spring and summer. This makes it a great destination for walking or hiking holidays, either during autumn/spring or throughout the summer.
AMAZING LANDSCAPE DIVERSITY
Portugal is home to amazing beaches, glacial valleys, big mountain ranges, wine countries and national parks, all in a condensed form.
ABUNDANCE OF CAR-FREE ROADS AND AMAZING TRAILS
Walking in Portugal, you'll find backroads and trails in great condition. Many regions have invested in the creation of walking trails and routes of different dimensions and in maintaining and improving such trails, making it perfect for hiking and walking.
Tourism is one of Portugal’s main acitivities. Hiking in Portugal, you’ll find great infrastructures to support your stay: from amazing 5 star hotels to charming palaces and farms that have been restored with great care to host tourists from all around the world. Home to several UNESCO world heritage sites, we proudly take care of our touristic attraction and destinations.
AUTHENTICITY OF THE COUNTRY
Although a modern country, Portugal keeps its traditions and costumes very much alive. With its borders established since 1139, the country’s culture materializes in its trademark music, literature, art, craftsmanship and goods, but they are also passed on from generation to generation and are truly embedded in daily routines that make up the Portuguese way of living.
WELCOMING NATURE OF THE PORTUGUESE
The portuguese people are welcoming by nature, and so are the local cyclists. We love to host dinners and receive guests and tourists – there’s always room for one more at our table.
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