Back in Portugal Again

Having come out to Portugal late last year for some road book training and GPS trail riding we couldn’t resist coming out again. We have not been disappointed. From stunning sea views, tight single track, forest trails, flowing gravel roads and a warm welcome from everyone we have met. Naturally we have found a few water crossings, it just wouldn’t be the same without the water splash shots.
We have several options for riders, for those training for rallye events there is the chance for road book training, for others who want to improve navigation skills without the road book element there are GPS routes and then for those wanting to just enjoy the trails and improve riding techniques guided rides are on offer.

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