Amazing, scenic, low-trafficked roads. Vineyards as far as the eye can see. Wild, dramatic coastline and glacial valleys. Ancient cities paved in cobblestone.
All of the above packed into a country the size of Indiana. Which is why Willie Weir and wife Kat Marriner cycled across that country not once, but six times.
Sound like a place you’d like to tour by bicycle?
Then you’d be booking a ticket to Portugal. But first, you should attend Willie Weir’s upcoming presentation at the Seattle REI—Any Port in a Storm: Cycling and Wild Camping Through Portugal.
In crisscrossing this bicycle-friendly country, Willie and Kat consumed large quantities of port, wine and cheese, and lived to tell the tale. And they didn’t break the bank either. Well, they dented it a bit, but compared to any other European adventure, it was a steal.
And it wasn’t just touristy bits. They were accosted by a herd of sheep, frightened out of their minds by a still unknown beast and almost blown off a dune into the Atlantic.
But even if you never plan to set foot (or tire) in Portugal, you’ll want to come out and be entertained and inspired by the stunning images and storytelling of the man that many people assume hasn’t worked a day in his life.
So grab your kids and your armchair travel-loving uncle. Get to REI early and reserve a seat.
Any Port in a Storm:
Cycling and Wild Camping Through Portugal with Willie Weir