Wine of the People

August 4, 2017

I love the little encounters — the brief windows into other people’s lives that you get to access on a bike trip. 

There are few countries as beautiful and accessible to bike touring as Portugal. Although it’s roughly the size of the state of Indiana, we spent two and a half months pedaling there. That kind of time frame allows you to see the nooks and crannies of a country — to explore the tiny roads you’d often overlook in a shorter tour. 

If the photos below intrigue you, take the time to listen to this short audio story behind them. Then start planning a trip to this cycling paradise. 

Photos by Willie Weir

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS is posted every other Friday.

Willie Weir is a contributor for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can also find him at, Facebook, and Instagram.  


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