Portugal

A hidden gem

Uncover European cycling's best kept secret with a professional support team that calls Portugal home. From rugged mountaintop to unblemished beaches and bustling cities to tranquil valleys cloaked in vineyards, the continent's most westerly country is a treasure trove of gorgeous landscapes, culture and cuisine.

“inGamba is a cycling family where your brothers and sisters are professional bike riders, soigneurs, world class chefs, and wine growers. It’s a week that will change your outlook on life forever, both on and off the bike.”


Colly Murray, Wine Importer & inGamba Guest

PORTUGAL FAST FACTS:

Portugal's geographic diversity has given rise to a variety of distinct regions each with their own character and identity.

TRIVIA:

  • One of Europe’s oldest countries, founded in 1128

  • The world’s tallest wave (30m) was surfed near the town of Nazaré in 2011

  • Portugal’s first cycling world champion was Rui Costa in 2013

  • The Douro Valley is one of the oldest and most important wine producing regions in the world

KNOWN FOR:

  • The Volta a Portugal, the nation’s historic and famously difficult stage race

  • Fado, the heart-breakingly beautiful folk music of Lisbon, the country’s capital city

  • Port, the fortified wine made in the Douro Valley that is created by adding grape spirit, or brandy, to the wine during production

CLIMATE:

  • 23-16c average temperature

  • Regular ocean breezes

  • 25 days of sun a month

TERRAIN:

  • Southern Portugal; Flat and rolling farmlands and fields

  • Northern Portugal; Rolling and longer climbs

“On our first night in Portugal, the tone is set. The gauntlet thrown down. The culinary hammer dropped. And with the gastronomic gold standard defined, for the rest of the trip neither inGamba nor Portugal let it slip for a second.”


Jim Merithew, Element.ly

“The best Port is like a message in a bottle. Some spiced, floral, caramelised notes from history, and a fleeting taste of a time gone by.”


Colin O’Brien, Writer & inGamba Guest

YOUR FANTASY, OUR GOAL

Ever wondered what your perfect day on the bike would look like? We did too. InGamba was born from a desire to combine the world's best cycling with the most delicious local food and wine. We've made that dream a reality – and now we want to share it with you.