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Ride Across Portugal Challenge

Old 05-25-23, 05:17 PM
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Ride Across Portugal Challenge

We just finished the Ride Across Portugal cycling challenge. Itís an absolutely fantastic event. 480 miles, 37000 feet of climbing over 6 days. Ride Across Portugal | Official Website

The scenery is great, wonderful roads,very low traffic, good food, very nice hotels, and amazing support. ( actually more support personnel than riders.

Not really a tandem event. (We were the first tandem team to do RAP. However, the RAP people were very welcoming and supportive of the tandem.). The climbing on the first 3 days were a challenge for us, particularly the 2 HC climbs on day 2. After the the days in the North with actual mountains, the smaller climbs, and rolling terrain in the South and middle of the country were a lot of fun on the tandem.




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Well done and thanks for the great photos!
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The photos are courtesy of the Ride Across Portugal. They had a full video/photography crew following the ride . The RAP videos, which are on Facebook are the most amazing bike videography I’ve ever seen for an amateur event.

https://fb.watch/kMUtK5j35H/
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