Cycling from Porto to Lisbon is a treat for the senses, writes Stephanie Holmes

If this story had a smell, it would be fresh pine needles and eucalyptus, warmed by the sun. If it had a colour, it would be the deep blue of the relentlessly-rolling Atlantic Ocean. If it had a sound, it would be the rich, mournful melodies of a fado singer in a candle-lit restaurant.

Think of Portugal and the tourist favourites of Lisbon and Porto spring to mind — terracotta rooftops, yellow trams, custard tarts. Perhaps the Algarve might feature — golf resorts, golden beaches, the

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