A perfect day in Caldas da Rainha – Portugal
May18

A perfect day in Caldas da Rainha – Portugal

Version française We thought we were going to rest… But we’ve been curious ! What we thought Caldas da rainha was : A little town very quiet where we could rest after 5 days cycling the portuguese coast… But what we really found : A small town full of positive energy and creative people, very underground with a touch of craziness and simplicity, exactly what we’re craving for ! Here we are street art,...

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To do : 6 days cycling trip from lisbon to Caldas da rainha – Portugal
May16

To do : 6 days cycling trip from lisbon to Caldas da rainha – Portugal

Version française Trip along the coast, through the surf spots, the castle of Obidos and the amazing and underground Caldas da Rainha… All in one ! My favorite cycling trip is still the one we followed in the center of Portugal but here with this trip along the eurovelo 1, we’ve been amazed by the diversity of landscapes and activities. Beaches, cliffs, hills, countryside paths, historical village, lake, fortresses…...

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To do : 3 days cycling trip through Penamacor, Monsanto & idanha a nova – Portugal
Apr30

To do : 3 days cycling trip through Penamacor, Monsanto & idanha a nova – Portugal

Version française 3 days cycling the hills of the “centro de Portugal” through three gorgeous historical villages One of my favorite cycling trip so far in the colorful fields of the center of Portugal chasing the old templar villages. It’s best to do it in April / beginning of may while the weather is nice and warm (but not crazy hot) but check the opening date of the “parque do campismo do freixal”...

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Top things to do and eat in castelo Branco – Portugal
Apr03

Top things to do and eat in castelo Branco – Portugal

Version française The “tourism free” portuguese city… Almost two months now that I’m living the dream of the portuguese life in Castelo Branco and I’m still very often amazed how beautiful the landscape around here is. No azulejos, no church at every corner, no smell of grilled fish in the streets here, Castelo Branco has nothing to do with the portuguese dream cliché. The Bairro interior sul is an...

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What to do and eat in Porto – Portugal
Jan28

What to do and eat in Porto – Portugal

Version française 100 % Portuguese When you enter Porto you enter the portuguese dream. You suddenly see what we all dream about when we think about Portugal : Houses clinging like oysters to the hillside, the seaside and its infinite blue color, the red roofs, the steep little streets, the good portuguese restaurants, street art all over the city… This city is vibrant and colorful ! Here we go, zoom on portugal and on Porto and...

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Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal
Jan09

Salame de chocolate – Chocolate cake, no cooking – Portugal

Version française Portuguese version : And because my portuguese is still not good enough to write but already good enough to read, this version is the closest I found and it’s from gulosoesaudavel.com… (one day !). My proportions are slightly different and I used butter instead of “Creme vegetal sem sal”… which makes me unable to hide that I’m french ! The simplest, quickest and most delicious...

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Top things to do and eat in Coimbra – Portugal
Jan03

Top things to do and eat in Coimbra – Portugal

Version française A beautiful city full of little tiny places waiting for you to discover them Here we go, zoom on portugal and on Coimbra and follow the guide for a few days city trip.   Long walk along the “Mondego” river… … to take a step back and discover how gorgeous Coimbra is from down the hill.   Mandatory stop at “cozinha da Maria” A small restaurant only serving typical...

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Top things to do and eat in Ponte de Lima – Portugal
Dec05

Top things to do and eat in Ponte de Lima – Portugal

Version française River, nature and food Ponte de Lima is not a very touristic place but it still is one of the well known town for people who follow the “caminho do Santiago” to “Santiago de Compostela”. There aren’t many things to do around here but it’s a nice and green place where you can have a mix of nature, peacefulness and city. You might also not find a lot of cheap options to sleep there...

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Top things to do in Barcelos – Portugal
Dec02

Top things to do in Barcelos – Portugal

Version française One of my favorite ghost town ! Barcelos is not exactly a touristic kind of place and the big and old buildings covering it doesn’t make it very appealing the first time you see it… But its ghost town style definitely got me and proved me the city has potential. Follow the guide, zoom on Portugal and on Barcelos and discover my first tips for a quick visit in one day…. And in the meantime I’ll...

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Top things to do and eat in Viana do Castelo – Portugal
Nov21

Top things to do and eat in Viana do Castelo – Portugal

Version française Sea, fish and bicycle ! Viana do Castelo is a little town by the sea where you can choose between the many paying touristic activities and a few free activities where walking and cycling are involved. Nature around is gorgeous and the small villages a bit further down the cycling road definitely deserves a visit. Here you’re going to hear only about the activities including nature, prepare your bicycle and your...

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