Today England....tomorrow Portugal :)

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave7, 13 Jun 2018.

  1. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Never been before and really looking forward to it. Going b&b so lots of bars and restaurants are calling.
    Got my snorkelling gear in.
    Got my cycle shorts in (allready arranged 2 day hire).
    ....Mrs Dave also ready^_^.
    Bring it onnn.
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    As Mort says, Portugal is a relaxed and friendly place to be.

    Faro has a great atmosphere, but avoid the Algarve if you can: it's full of ex pats.

    Enjoy the sardines.
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  3. I went and did not like it
    Loved coming back
  4. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    You must try The Cataplana when you eat out one night. either the fish or the meat one. A Cataplana is a copper casserole, the ingredients are put in and the lid is sealed down with clips and the resulting food is wonderful. you will need lots of bread to mop up the juices.
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  5. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    South Wales
    A copper casserole? Is that how people like @Drago end up over there?
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  6. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    That's unlikely: he's usually in a stew!

    In my limited experience, Portugal's cycle routes are very English: sometimes signed, sometimes not, sometimes excellent tarmac, sometimes deep gravel, sometimes continuous, sometimes ending with a high kerb into oncoming traffic, sometimes taking a six foot jump off the wall of a ruined house... then to cap it all, some are compulsory... enjoy! ;) but there's much less traffic than here and better weather, so it all seems easier to cope with.
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  7. I wouldnt avoud the Algarve. Its beautiful.

    It may have ex pats. But you dont have to associate with them.
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