In the NW corner of Portugal lies a region called the Minho. It is unspoiled, and, in particular, contains an enormous national park - Parque Peneda-GerÍs - with abandoned villages lying in completely uninhabited valleys, nestling between peaks of around 1500m to 2000m.
We happened to be in Tui, on the Spanish side of the river Minho, which forms the border between North Portugal and Spain. We'd come in the sailing catamaran that is our home in Summer, complete with folding bikes..
|View from Monte Aiona||View from Monte Faro|
I should add that we are a retired couple in our sixties, whose main sport is sailing, with cycling as a sideline.