Once you choosen and reserved a destination, we will send you plenty of relevant information that will help you to prepare your cycling or walking vacation. That will include both internet links and recomended readings related to your tour, in order to make your bicycle or walking trip even more interesting.
Meanwhile, just as an introductory information, we recommend the following links and readings:
Recomended Readings about cycling, walking, Spain or Portugal:
The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain by Hugh Palmer The Foods and Wines of Spain by Penelope Casas and Oscar Ochoa Portugal: A Companion History (Aspects of Portugal S.) by Jose Hermano Saraiva, Ian Robertson, and Ursula Fonss Food of Portugal by Jean Anderson The Taste of Portugal: Edite Vieira The Portuguese – The Land And Its People: Marion Kaplan
Lisbon came top in the New York Times “The 53 Places to Go in 2008”. According to the NYT: “Bargain-seeking tourists have long flocked to Lisbon, typically among the most affordable of European cities. But now the Portuguese capital is also emerging as a cultural force (…)”.
Other recent New York Times articles about Portugal: Douro: In Portugal, a New Stop on the Global Wine Trail.