Frequently Asked Questions
At the end of the day ANYBODY can ride the N2. But not everybody will be able to ride this over 7 days and certainly not without a little training. If you want to do this but know you are not fit enough then let us know and we can put you in contact with our in house professional cycling coach who will send you weekly programs to make sure you are in tip top condition at the start of your N2 cycling tour experience.
We literally provide everything except your bike and your bike gear. Bike hire can be arranged if you do not wish to bring you own. But obviously this will be at an additional cost. So we just want to see you, your cycling gear and your smile.
We then provide
Transfer for you, your luggage and your bikes from Porto and transport you to Chaves ready for the big day.
All accommodation is also included.
1 cycling guide for every 4 riders to really give you that personal feel.
All breakfasts at accommodation is provided.
All coffee stops are paid on your behalf
All lunch stops are paid on your behalf
All evening meals are also included in your price
The support vehicle which is with us every step of the way is included in your price
Your luggage being transported to your chosen destination in Faro.
Transfer to Faro airport or Faro train station the next day if you choose to arrange your own overnight stay in Faro.
This really is an ALL INCLUSIVE TRIP!
Are there other tours out there? Of course there is. But the majority do this trip over either 4 or 5 days. This of course enables costs to be reduced. But at what cost to you the rider? Arriving later in the afternoon at your finish point, too tired to explore the area on foot and not really wanting to do much else after such a long day in the saddle.
We aim to provide a more leisurely pace so that you can make the most of the stunning views and take time to get to know your fellow cyclists a bit better. Either on the road or in the bar later that night over a well deserved wine or beer. Thus allowing you to forge friendships that last a lifetime over due to this precious bond you made via the N2.
Please make sure your bike has been recently serviced and properly cleaned
Spare derailleur hanger. Trust me on this one. Better safe than sorry.
Charging devices for electronic shifting if applicable
Saddle bag with spare tubes, multi tool etc.
When packing please keep in mind that luggage and bikes take up a huge amount of space in the transfer vehicles.
3 pairs of bibs/shorts and jerseys.
Cold temperature Gear (the first couple of days in the north can be a little chilly in the mornings):
Arm warmers and leg warmers
Packable rain jacket
Gloves: Full finger and short finger gloves
Shoes (I always bring two pairs because I hate riding in wet shoes)
If you ride speedplay pedals, I would suggest bringing a spare pair of cleats as they are very expensive in Europe and not easy to come by.
Electrolyte sachets, gels and personal refueling preferences.
1 pair Jeans
1 pair of shorts
4 pairs of underwear
Packable down jacket
Casual shoes: flip flops, running shoes
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PACK ALL YOUR DEVICE MOUNTS AND CHARGERS FOR PHONES, TABLETS GARMINS ETC. IF OUTSIDE EUROPE YOU WILL ALSO NEED A MAINS ADAPTOR.
General bike repair tools
Athlete’s personal item bags (clothes, snacks). Please note your bike box needs to be completely empty at this point as it will be strapped down for the remainder of the trip.
There will be room for bikes and a couple of riders in the van. The van is there for you and your safety. Please don’t feel shy if you need a break at any time.
Please keep in mind that the van may not always be next to you and that you may have to wait a bit for support to arrive.
Each rider will be provided with a small crate so you can leave items personal to you in the van each day.