Follow your heart
Cycle your heart out and recharge!
Cave kayaking to hidden beaches, cycling to fishing villages, and of course, heart shaped riding! These were just some of the fun ways we decided to reboot our frazzled batteries this spring.
Wanting to spend more time with loved ones and my soul this year also made me cut down on all that was zapping my precious time and energy. I realised just how much I needed to stop social media scrolling and instead focus more on what makes my heart sing! More time for painting, spontaneous adventures, and uninterrupted time with loved ones!
It's also my debut book's 1 st Birthday next month so I wanted to offer your a FREE GIFT as a thank you for all your support! Keep reading to find out more ;-)
Bike rental: Coast Supply Co
Accommodation: Porto Mós Sunplace hotel
Length: 6.09 km (view map)
After adapting the bike route suggestions from coasts website we were able to create a relatively flat route which goes past some of the best viewpoints in Lagos.
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- Ponta da piedade, amazing photo spot of all the caves
- Kayak tours: secluded beaches of Praia da Balanca and the love cave! (see photo below)
- Restaurants: O António in Porto de Mós beach, Ala do Castelo in the old town (try their delicious arroz de marisco), Lucas rooftop in Camilo Beach, which is also called the "the stairway to heaven " with it's 200 wooden steps
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- Tiago from Kayak Tours for showing us the beauty of Lagos by Kayak. Weaving in between the stunning caves was honestly breathtaking. The best way to explore Lagos by sea.
- Richard and Joshua from CoastSupply Co for recommending the best bike paths around Lagos! Their trekking bikes were super comfortable and easy to ride up all those hills! Definitely recommend to anyone planning a visit here.
- Nora & Jose for looking after our dog Maya. It was the first time we were both away from her but she was in amazing hands and got lots of love and cuddles!
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I'm excited to share with you my 18th heart route & 7th country! Lisbon, you've always held a special place in my heart. Finally getting the chance to cycle my heart out in this colourful city has been a trip I won't forget. Have you ever continued to put off the very thing you know that deep down, will actually make you incredibly happy? I'm guilty of it, so instead of trying to tell fear to go away, I decided to invite it on a heart shaped bike ride around Lisbon.
Cycle your heart out and embrace fear!
I stayed in a beautiful central Air BnB flat full of world maps & a helpful host, Marina
Bike rental: Bike Iberia, founded by the inspiring Didier Mimoso. Their bike map highlights all the best bike paths and even shows you the hill incline!
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Cycling from the centre of Lisbon along the river Tejo to get to Belém to the start of the heart route! This enabled me to create a cool big heart balloon!
-Cycling past the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge, which was actually constructed by the same person who did the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
-In the distance you can see the Christ the King statue which was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
-Museu Nacional de Arqueologia
-Padrão Dos Descobrimentos
-Centro Cultural de Belém
-Jardim Botânico Da Ajuda, getting shown around by the peacocks
-The famous Pastéis de Belém, words can't explain how tasty these custard tarts are!
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Andre & Didier from Bike Iberia for helping me create the heart route & showing me how to avoid those huge Lisbon hills!
Borja, fellow bicycle adventurer for sharing his fun cycling stories with me
Diana, my beautiful Portuguese friend. It was eating her homemade Portuguese food over the last 3 years which helped fuel my desire (and stomach) to visit Portugal!
Rakhee & Laura for sharing the experience of Lisbon together, especially the green wine ;-)
Katrin Beckmann, for her beautiful mindfulness techniques on fear
Improving people's wellbeing sits very close to my heart. It was therefore a great pleasure to meet Positive Psychologists Helena Águeda Marujo and Luís Miguel Neto from ISCSP, Lisbon University, and hear about their work.
Together they run The Executive Master of Applied Positive Psychology and have just launched the Platform for Public Happiness.
Hi I'm Sarah the Heartful cyclist, author and poet