Starting near Lisbon, our gay Portugal cycling trip takes us along quiet roads from the seaside hills of the Blue Coast through the agricultural region of Alentejo to the brilliant beaches of the Algarve. Experience the beauty and warm hospitality of Portugal! Enjoy a night in Lisbon with a welcome dinner and live Fado music. Travel through the charming, sleepy villages of the Alentejo coast.
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The region coincides with Faro District. Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, different types of fruit and veggies such as oranges , figs , plums , carob pods, almonds , tomatoes , cauliflowers , strawberries and raspberries , are also economically important in the region. Although Lisbon surpasses the Algarve in terms of tourism revenue,  the Algarve is still, overall, considered to be the biggest and most important Portuguese tourist region, having received an estimated total of 7. Human presence in southern Portugal dates back to the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. The presence of megalithic stones in the area of Vila do Bispo , Lagos , Alcoutim and elsewhere in the region attests to this presence.
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Dom Henrique of Portugal, Duke of Viseu 4 March — 13 November , better known as Prince Henry the Navigator Portuguese : Infante Dom Henrique, o Navegador , was a central figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and in the 15th-century European maritime discoveries and maritime expansion. Through his administrative direction, he is regarded as the main initiator of what would be known as the Age of Discovery. After procuring the new caravel ship, Henry was responsible for the early development of Portuguese exploration and maritime trade with other continents through the systematic exploration of Western Africa, the islands of the Atlantic Ocean, and the search for new routes. He encouraged his father to conquer Ceuta , the Muslim port on the North African coast across the Straits of Gibraltar from the Iberian Peninsula.