You could spend weeks, months and even years exploring all the beaches of the Algarve. From east to west there's a stretch of coastline - over 200 kilometres of it - to suit everybody, from sheltered dunes to rocky coves, from tiny bays to vast stretches of open sands, from shallow lagoons to the crashing surf of the wild Atlantic. Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve also enjoys the perfect climate to complement its spectacular shoreline.
The Cliffs of Moher are among the world’s most impressive cliffs. Along the 8 kilometre cliff edge, discover this breathtaking natural site, more than 200 metres above the Atlantic Ocean. At Knockardakin, on the highest point over the ocean (214 meters), you will have the opportunity to visit O’Brien Tower which was built in 1835 as a viewpoint for the first Victorian tourists who came to appreciate this impressive site. Photo credit: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
Make a stop in the walled city of La Rochelle. This ancient city called la Porte océane (the “gateway to the ocean”) has a rich historical heritage which is worth a cycling visit. Ride your bike in the city’s parks, enjoy the beach and visit the port-related monuments: the fortifications and their towers (photo), the Porte de la Grosse Horloge (“Great Clock Door”) or the Phare du Bout du Monde (the “Lighthouse of the Edge of the World”). Photo credit: flickr barth1003
As proved by its UNESCO world heritage status, a stay at Salamanca will be of great interest. Due to the different peoples who have populated this city, from the Carthaginians to the Spaniards, the city's historic centre boasts Roman, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. Ride your bicycle in the little streets and from the Plaza Mayor, visit one of the most ancient European Universities, the cathedrals or one of the many palaces of Salamanca. Photo credit: Jentges
Founded in 25 BC, Merida was the capital city of the Roman province of Lusitania. Extremely rich and extensive, this is an exceptional site. Many monuments from Roman times have been wellpreserved and it is nowadays possible to sit as on one of 6,000 spectators in the theatre, to admire the large bridge over the Guadiana or to be astonished by the highly sophisticated water-supply system and aqueduct. Photo credit: Håkan Svensson
The northernmost point of the EuroVelo network is here, along a 307-metre high cliff on the northern Norwegian island of Magerøya. Plan your trip and try to reach the North Cape between the 13th of May and the 29th of July and you will benefit from the Midnight Sun and from quite hot temperatures (20°C) just below the Arctic Circle - an amazing experience. Photo Credit: Yan Zhang
Bryggen is the old traditional port district of the city of Bergen in Norway. This port was one of the major emporiums of the Hanseatic League during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. After a North Sea crossing, enjoy the colorful wooden houses by the seaside which have made Bryggen famous. Photo credit: cbergy
Take advantage of your journey in Scotland to visit some of the numerous castles of the region. Before reaching the city of Glasgow, try to visit Rowallan Castle, Dundonald Castle or Culzean Castle (photo). If you miss them, you will find many other castles on your way to the North Sea. Photo credit: LeCardinal