From the rolling hills of the Douro Valley, to the plains of Alentejo and the beaches of the Algarve, travel north to south, discover one of the country’s oldest roads and least known villages… and get taken back to a time where roads were built for animals rather than cars.
- Take a virtual cycle tour along the third uninterrupted longest road on the planet
- Discover Portugal’s most picturesque villages across 11 rivers and 4 mountain ranges
- Learn tips and tricks to cycle light, easy and safely as a solo female traveller
Positive impacts of the visit
By going on this virtual trip you will:
- Support a female Portuguese guide left jobless by the pandemic
- Promote the development of visits in less frequented areas of the country, reducing tourism pressure on the coast
In this virtual trip you will cross Portugal through its backbone, the National Road 2. You will travel by bike between Chaves and Faro and hear about each of the places this mythical road passes through.
We will travel by bike and use each stop to paint a watercolour and create an illustrated album of the EN2.
Did you know that this is the 3rd longest road in the world and that it celebrated its 75th anniversary last year? That it was still built with animals in mind and therefore skirts the great mountain ranges? Here time has another rhythm, rest areas and kilometre markers have another value.
You will discover the advantages (and disadvantages) of travelling by bicycle. We will demystify the issues of logistics and safety, especially for a woman. Is the road a dangerous place? Or is it just unknown?!
At the end, and during, we will discover the stories that each watercolour tells us.
LOCATION: Zoom, Broadcast from Portugal
|FOR WHOM||Youth and Adults|
|WHEN||28/May/2021 – Friday|
|PRICE||For this launch experience, the purchase is made through a contribution of 10 to 40 euros per person of the traveller’s choice. By making a donation of 40€ you will receive 1 postcard of the trip painted in watercolour (original).|
|MEETING POINT||Zoom – link will be communicated after purchase|
|CANCELLATION||If you are unable to participate, you can sign up for another Muxima virtual tour|
|YOUR GUIDE||Cátia Luis|
Cátia Luís is an Interpreter Guide and in the Summer of 2020, without a job, she decided to get on her bike and cycle from Chaves to Faro.
She recorded everything in watercolours, stopping regularly to paint the landscape she saw, chat with passers-by and taste the local delicacies.
A girl on a bike with a notebook full of watercolours makes excellent conversation starters.
Discover the adventures and misadventures, challenges and stories in this virtual journey along the EN2, the 3rd longest road in the world.