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Bike touring Europe Algarve cycling

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you don’t need us to explain why cycling is one of the most rewarding experiences out there. We can take that as a given, right? You might find us more useful when it comes to taking things further, though. Maybe you’ve reached the point where you’re thinking about…

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Best rides and routes in the Algarve Algarve routes

Flyingeese Founder Jeff Jones takes us on three favourite climbs in sunny Portugal… Cycling was a lifeline for me when I worked in the City. It was as much mental as physical – getting in the saddle was such a necessary release from the rest of the day’s business. Never mind the concrete scenery and…

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Riding the Volta ao Algarve Cycling in Alagrve

Flyingeese groups often decide they want to tackle some or all of the route of the Volta ao Algarve, which has become an iconic race since its inception in 1960. Held in early February, it’s part of the UCI Europe Tour and always attracts an impressive field. GB’s own Geraint Thomas has won the race…

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Becoming a better cyclist is hardcore, you know the score… strength training

It would be good to be a better cyclist, wouldn’t it? There’s no great mystery about the best way of becoming one: get out on the bike as much as you can. There are other things you can do that will definitely help, though. Remember your core, for one. Many people don’t realise how important…

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Review: Colnago CX-Zero Evo colnago bike hire

So what’s it actually like in the saddle with Flyingeese? All our guests have the opportunity to ride the Colnago CX-Zero Evo Ultegra 11, which as far as we’re concerned is simply the best bike you can find for a week like this. The marque itself is, of course, iconic. Colnago have been at the…

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Making the most of it portugal cycling making most of it

Once you’re out in Portugal riding with Flyingeese we do everything we possibly can to give you a trip you’ll never forget. But there are things you can do in the months leading up to your holiday which will mean you get even more out of it. It all comes down to getting your body…

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Home comforts oleander accommodation

Here at Flyingeese, cycling is our passion. From stunning routes to top of the range bikes and professional riders supporting our small groups, we make sure every last logistical detail is taken care of, especially ‘home comforts’. But let’s be honest, even the greatest cycling experience can be improved by what happens when you get…

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Food for the road food for cycling

In the most basic of terms, there’s a simple relationship between nutrition and performance: you get out what you put in. The ‘food for the road’ you eat while you’re on one of our cycling trips makes a huge difference to your time on the bike. One of our guiding principles here at Flyingeese is…

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The stuff of dreams expert cycling team

There’s nothing wrong with the ‘stuff of dreams’. Wouldn’t it be great to be a rock star? Or to medal at the Olympics? Or to give a notably gracious acceptance speech when you win two Oscars in one year? Cycling dreams are fun, too. Imagine having pro-level kit that someone else looks after for you….

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