Five epic daily adventures all rolled into one magical week long tour.
It's funny, because sometimes you go into things not really knowing what to expect, and that was true of this.
But what came out was absolutely inspirational, it was amazing on so, so many levels.
Quite roads, glorious climbs, breathtaking scenery, and fabulous company.
You leave one family at home, and meet another family you equally feel at home with on and off the bike for sure.
And what an awesome group of cyclists, I've genuinely met life long friends, and it's not often you can say that.
Without doubt you'll work hard out on the road, but in all honesty, the one person that went over and and above the call of duty each and every single day was Adriano.
His attention to detail and communication skills were exemplary, unbelievable.
Adriano and the complete back up team, the lovely Gabriella, Linda, Roger, Cinzia, Eduardo, Gentil and the 'mighty' Paulo M Almeida were incredible and caring, you could just see their desire to make sure you were looked after from the very start to the very end.
I've come out of this a better cyclist and a better person, for it's pretty emotional, but ever so rewarding.
That feeling of achievement will stay with you for a long, long time, something you most probably will never forget.
"Go do it"
Not just the best cycling experience of my life but one of the best experiences all round. Portugal is a beautiful cycle friendly country. It has it all from the tough mountain climbs with sweeping descents, to the undulating Alentejo region. An amazing trip with awesome people. What wasn't to love. Chapeau Volta..!!!
Cycling the length of Portugal on the N2 with Volta Pro Tours is something I will never forget. The support Team were brilliant, the experience was amazing and the Group banter got me through this challenge - thanks guys
I wasn't sure what to expect, a few of us knew each other and soon we all knew one another. Relaxed and friendly, yet with that frisson that comes from embarking on something a little outside the norm. Correct that, a lot outside the norm. How often can you experience a whole country from the plains to the mountains, small villages to grand towns and all with weather that was excellent. Even the rain was a nice and another challenge! The pro's were simply that and generous with their support and advice. I felt cared for, especially as I was a little unwell. The kindness of the team and my fellow cyclists was simply humbling. Thanks one and all. Give it a go. It's real and that's great in this day and age!
This is the best multi-day event I've been on. Adriano and everyone at Volta Pro Tours are passionate about cycling and also passionate about putting together a great few days. The N2 Challenge is certainly tough but with the support team taking care of everything off the bike, all you have to do is enjoy the ride and take in the scenery. Good hotels, clean kit every day and great roads. Perfect.
Well well well... words cannot describe.. first ever organised tour for me.. first supported tour... and blew my mind... I DID NOT! want to leave ... if I didn't have to go back to work... I would've done it in reverse.
Fantastic group... fantastic tour.. fantastically well organised, fantastic hotels, fantastic leaders, fantastic roads
Fabulous cycling adventure of a lifetime! Fully supported 5 day "stage race" down the entire length of Portugal. Mind blowing scenery, leg burning climbs, seriously rapid hairpin descents with each day ending at a sumptuous luxury hotel serving beautifully cooked Portuguese cuisine. Lived like a UCI continental pro for a week, finding hard to come down off cloud nine.
Volta ProTours did an absolutely stunning job, going above and beyond all expectations....
Great company. Well organised, great accommodation with a stunning route, which all creates an amazing experience.
Forget Mallorca. Portugal is where you want to be cycling, and Volta Pro Tours can take you on what can only be described as a life changing trip! There knowledge, expertise and raw passion is infectious and you'll honestly have the time if your life. Simply can't recommend this fantastic operation more highly.
If you've ever thought about cycling in Portugal you must do the N2 Challenge. It was perfect on every level, the organization, the scenery, the camaraderie. The roads were fantastically quiet. Portuguese drivers & locals were wonderfully considerate & friendly. Thoroughly recommended.
I'm just back from the Grand Mountain Tour in Portugal. I'm really pleased to say that I conquered some epic climbs! I was worried that I would struggle on some of the routes, but with the coaching and encouragement I received from the whole Volta team I made it to the top every time. I'd had a minor collision with a car on a roundabout prior to the start of this tour. Adriano and James were flexible in their planning of each route so that I came away thinking that I had exceeded my own expectations. I'm much stronger on my commutes since this tour. The hotel, food and location were all ideal. I can honestly say that enjoyed every minute of this tour. I was well looked after by all the people in team Volta. If I can go again next year I'll be straight there. Give it a go! You won't regret it