Portugal is the ideal holiday destination for any tourists who want to get out and about and explore. The best way to get around is by bicycle. Start off with a focus on the history of Portugal as you head to the medieval town of Castelo de Vide. Surrounded by walls, this castle has defended the people of Portugal on many occasions and sits on the top of a hill.
One of the most picturesque national parks in Portugal is Sao Mamede. You’ll be able to enjoy the chestnut trees and dense olive groves here as you enter the cool mountainous area, before taking some time to cool off in the town. Here you’ll find various monuments, porticos and fountains to enjoy before getting back on your bike.
If you feel that you’ve been getting plenty of exercise since arriving in Portugal then you may want to spoil yourself with a little indulgence. If this is the case, head over towards the Algarve. Not only will you be able to enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery, but you’ll also be able to stop off to sample the delights of the local fresh fish.
A visit to Puerto Rico allows you to sample one of the finest ocean experiences on offer. Puerto Rico has some of the world’s most impressive clear blue seas and there is plenty of sea life to see. They say that swimming is the best exercise that you can get, but why not make it a little bit more interesting by adding a snorkel.
If you don’t get all the exercise you need from the sea, then hit the sand and take a wander along the crystal white beach. Start a collection of the beautiful shells that you will find on the coastline of Puerto Rico and take them home as a reminder of how happy and well you felt while you were away.
Steve Alexander is a travel writer with a good knowledge of Portugal.