#ridewithus FeelViana

This is what you get when you mix great bikes, world class racers and one of Portugal’s premium sports hotels! Another awesome #ridewithus experience.
On the last weekend of November we hosted one of our #ridewithus outings, this time partnered with SwiftCarbon’s experience partner, FeelViana – the well-known sports hotel in Viana do Castelo, on the northern coast of Portugal.

There could be no better way to mark this partnership than doing what we love. Riding bikes.   A small peloton left the beautiful hotel surrounds, a gathering of some of the most charismatic and experienced cyclists in Portugal riding alongside some newcomers to this beautiful sport. We were reminded why these events are such fun – besides the riding, it’s an exchange of stories and experiences between a wide range of cyclists, from all over.

On the one side we had seasoned pro racers riders telling us about their life on the road and the associated demands. On the other, a very different perspective, what drives the weekend warriors and how they fit the sport they love into their daily lives, amidst its challenges. A rich exchange of tales and tips.   The route was designed by group leader and former pro, Ricardo Felgueiras, allowing the riders the privilege of taking in the historic architecture and some of the most breath-taking landscapes best in Portugal. They also got to sample the versatility, handling and ride quality of the UltraVox and HyperVox.   And, of course, coffee was served – an essential part of any cyclist’s routine.