I'm so stoked to reflect on the incredible year we've had, especially with the introduction and updates to some of our most beloved self guided bike tours.
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Our commitment to providing unique and memorable experiences for cycling enthusiasts has been wonderfully realized in 2023, here are some of the highlights for me:
Eurovelo 1: From Porto to Lisbon
Our newly updated Eurovelo 1 self-guided bike tour has been a standout experience. Starting in the vibrant city of Porto, riders embarked on a journey south along the stunning Atlantic coast, exploring charming towns and witnessing the raw beauty of Portugal's western shores.
The route's varied landscapes, combined with Portugal's rich culture and cuisine, made every pedal worth the effort. The final descent into Lisbon, with its historic charm and lively streets, was a fitting finale to this unforgettable tour.
Algarve Self-Guided Bike Tour
The Algarve region, known for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, and sunny skies, was once again a favorite among our cyclists. This year, we updated the tour to include more hidden gems and less-traveled paths, allowing riders to fully immerse themselves in the Algarve's natural beauty and tranquil seaside towns.
The blend of challenging rides and relaxing coastal stops was a perfect balance that left our guests longing to return.
Azores Self-Guided Tour: The Island of São Miguel
This year, we were excited to launch the newly updated Azores self-guided bike tour on the enchanting island of São Miguel. Known for its lush landscapes, volcanic lakes, and thermal springs, São Miguel offered an entirely unique biking experience.
Our cyclists were captivated by the island's dramatic scenery, from the emerald green and blue hues of the Sete Cidades crater lakes to the steaming geothermal pools of Furnas. The tour's routes were carefully designed to showcase the island's diverse natural beauty, with opportunities to stop at charming coastal villages and taste the local Azorean cuisine.
This tour has quickly became a favorite for its blend of natural wonders, cultural richness, and serene cycling paths, making it a must-do adventure for any cycling enthusiast!
Picos de Europa Self-Guided Bike Tour
Exploring the majestic Picos de Europa was a dream come true for many. This tour, weaving through dramatic mountain landscapes, offered an exhilarating challenge for our more adventurous riders.
The panoramic views, the sense of achievement in conquering steep ascents, and the tranquil ambiance of the Picos' valleys provided a deeply rewarding experience. The local cuisine and warm hospitality were the cherries on top of this high-altitude adventure.
Camino de Santiago Self-Guided Bike Tour
Lastly, our Camino de Santiago bike tour continued to inspire and uplift. This spiritual journey, traversing through the serene countryside of northern Spain, has been a source of reflection and personal growth for many.
The blend of historical sites, rural landscapes, and the camaraderie among fellow pilgrims made this more than just a bike tour – it was a journey of the soul.
As we move into the next year, we're excited to keep improving and expanding our tours, always with the aim of creating life-enriching cycling adventures.
We're deeply grateful to our community of riders who have joined us this year and look forward to welcoming new and returning faces in the future.
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