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Spain and Portugal - Feb 2014

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Portugal Trip - I-Team Algarve Section, 19-20 Feb

Yesterday (Weds 19th) was spent sight-seeing round Lagos, probably the nicest town on the Algarve coast. Today Dave and I rode up to the summit of the first cat 3 KOM, near Marmelete on the road to Monchique. Three in the breakaway, rapidly being caught by the Peloton, which was being driven hard by Tinkoff. Cav struggling back in the cars, not looking happy

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Portugal Trip - Friday 7 Feb To Monday 17 Feb

I had a couple more great rides around Torre Del Mar (near Malaga), up into the hills behind the coast where there are beautiful mountain roads and scenery. The Muro de Almachar climb went up to 620m and had the names of several pros painted on the road, so I guess it must have been used in the Vuelta at some time. After 5 days of great weather in Torre Del Mar, we went to Seville for three days of sightseeing around the city, which has the largest cathedral in Europe (and it is truly mas

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Portugal Trip - Fri 31 Jan To Sun 2 Feb

We changed our departure date to Sunday 2 Feb and then on Thursday 30 Jan received a text to say that the sailing had been cancelled due to bad weather! We were offered a sailing on Friday night 31 Jan and grabbed it. It was a rather bouncy crossing especially rounding Ushant into the Bay of Biscay. But then it calmed down a bit and we had quite a relaxing cruise across the Bay, finishing up in Santander on Saturday evening. We blasted south on the motorway for a couple of hours encoun

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Portugal Trip - Jan / Feb 2014

We're off in the van to do a tour of Portugal for 5 weeks and hopefully I'll fit in a bit of cycling in slightly warmer weather. I thought I'd have a go at blogging the trip. We are catching the ferry down to Santander on 24 Jan. From there the loose plan is to visit a few places on the West coast such as Porto, Aveiro, Cascais and Lisbon, and then finally make it down to the Algarve for a couple of weeks. The Volta ao Algarve runs from 19-23 February, so will try to catch a couple of t

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