Portugal Bike & Sketch

180-day journey, 21 Bicycle Routes, thousands of sketched places.

Released in 2024

Portugal Bike & Sketch is a narrative encapsulating our 180-day journey, fusing the art of sketching “in situ” with the intimacy of bike touring. The book unfolds more than 5,000 km, divided into 21 routes, including the Via Algarviana, Historical Villages, and the Atlantic Coast. In addition to the visual journey, it incorporates nutrition advice, recipes, and how to travel slowly, savoring the essence of Portugal in every sketch and pedal at a time. The heart of our project is to showcase the diverse beauty of cycling routes through the rich nature and heritage of Portugal. Designed for enthusiasts of slow travel, both young and old, our book encourages outdoor exploration on two wheels or on foot.

Inside, you’ll find 21 carefully chosen cycling routes and beautiful sketches by Luís, created during our bike touring across the country. All the drawings have the exact location of the spot where Luís was sketching, so you can visit it yourself and perhaps make your own drawing of the place.

Portugal Bike & Sketch

Sketches and layout: Luís Simões
Photographs and texts: Anisa Subekti and Luís Simões
Format: 24 x 16 cm
Features: Full color, soft cover, stitch binding, 293 pages
Written in bilingual: Portuguese and English

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