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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Arriving in Lisbon

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Surfers’ Paradise

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Eurovelo 1 / EV1 Algarve, Portugal

1.  Eurovelo 1 is rarely signposted in The Algarve, and 2.  not shown at all on Google maps. We use Locus Map Pro, an inexpensive offline mapping programme, with GPS, that shows all hiking and biking trails as well as contours, street details, it’s from openstreetmap. Not only is EV1 difficult to find without Locus … Continue reading »

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Roll up! Roll up, and collect your golden ticket!

We are cycling from Faro to Lisbon following Eurovelo 1. It’s a pleasant quiet coastal route, some tricky rough sandy sections, and some steep gradients, but we are traveling slowly and enjoying ourselves.  I am rather surprised to hear so many English voices:  until I read a local ex-pat newspaper. One can retire to Portugal (183 … Continue reading »

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