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Jewels of Portugal Bike Tour–October 18-30, 2021 

Want to join several members of FCC’s Mid-Week Morning ride group for a remarkable 13-day bicycle tour of Central Portugal? Sure, you do! Al Graves and Liz Pianetta are spearheading this first-class venture set for October 18-30, 2021—Covid-19 permitting, of course! 

On November 1, Al and Liz will be securing the date for this trip by providing $500 down payments to Portugal Bike Tours; shortly thereafter two others in the Club will be sending in their down payments. Once that is done, the dates are ours! When we have a total of 6 committed to the trip, we will all be given a 10% discount on the cost of the tour. Better yet, when we have total of 12 persons committed to the trip, we will be given a 15% discount! OMG. Even better, though, is the fact than the total number of trip participants is maxed at 14, making for a perfectly sized group for riding, dining together and achieving reservations. 

What to expect? Get ready to ride a bunch. For 9 out of 11 days, you will average 45 miles and 3,000 feet of climbing per day. Gotta get in shape for that! Plus, you will be invited to participate in 6 guided tours—all included in the tour price. So, what is included in the tour price? Virtually everything except airfare: Total support, including two Portuguese-speaking guides, one of whom will be riding a bike along with you; 12 breakfasts, 10 dinners and all the snacks you can eat during the day; excellent lodging, including one 14th century former Monastery and one 12th century former convent. A top quality carbon road bike, helmet and pedals are all provided.

What is the cost of the tour? For fewer than six participants, the cost/person is 3,960€; for 6-11 participants the cost drops to 3,560€; for 12-14 participants the cost drops to 3,366€. Our goal is to have at least 6 committed participants before the end of 2020.

To learn more about this tour, follow this link: Jewels of Portugal. After having done that, please feel free to contact either of us by email or text with any questions you may have. And, of course, check next month’s newsletter for more exciting details.

Obrigado! Vamos para Portugal!

Al Graves                                                                      Liz Pianetta – 559-284-0787                  – 559-289-0471

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