M18482 offers owner-guided, all-inclusive luxury cycling and walking tours off the beaten track in Spain, Portugal and France with sumptuous accommodations in charming historical buildings, mouth-watering meals in choice restaurants and homemade gourmet picnics, for the active traveler seeking a change of pace.
Pedro, Eva and Jorge, all passionate bikers and fans of the outdoors, founded in 2007 to offer active tourists the best of the back roads, scenery, history and cuisine in southern Europe. M18482 is fully certified with the Portuguese Ministry of Tourism (license #44/2008).
After completing her degree at Columbia University in New York City, Eva came to Portugal in 1993 from her home in the San Francisco Bay Area and immediately became interested in sharing the southwestern European lifestyle - its white-washed castle towns, cafes, cuisine and beaches - with her friends and family. For many years she did so informally for foreign visitors and friends living in Portugal temporarily. After more than ten years of experience, she and her husband Pedro - a Portuguese citizen who studied at university in Connecticut, USA and who subsequently earned an MBA in international relations, and worked for many years as a tourism consultant - decided it was time to launch a distinct active travel company, and so M18482 was born.
The spirit and manner in which Eva and Pedro show their country has never changed and they still treat all of their guests travelers as visiting friends, because they know that a personal touch provides the best travel experience. It is this authenticity which makes our trips truly memorable. Jorge joined M18482 as a partner to further enrich the project. He contributes many valuable years of experience as a trip leader and tour developer for cycling tours for other American cycling tour companies. He also holds a university degree in tourism and is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. Together the complementary members of our team work hard together to give you the most remarkable bicycling or walking trip possible.