Bicycles on the streets and roads of Tomar in Portugal

Portugal isn’t Holland which is an European country with almost as many bicycles as people. Apparently there are about 13 million bikes in the Netherlands against a population of about 16 million people. Anyway the Portuguese, don’t have the geography, the structures and the tradition to ride bikes by the millions like the Dutch, but some do and here are a few examples in Tomar. These photos were shot in different areas of the city and one was taken when I was walking to the Chapel of Senhora da Conceição which is the same road that leads to the Castle of Tomar.

Cyclist at the end of the Old Bridge in the City of Tomar

Bike rider at the end of the Old Bridge in Tomar, also known as Bridge of King Manuel I (Ponte de D. Manuel). People riding bikes aren't very common at least in the middle of towns and cities

 

Cyclist at Rua Marquês de Pombal in the City of Tomar

Another person riding a bicycle, but this time at the start of Rua Marquês de Pombal. On top of the hill is the Castle of the Knights Templar and the Convent of Christ

 

Cyclist on the road to the Castle of the Knights Templar in Tomar in Portugal

I was walking to the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição in Tomar when I saw this bike rider. Who knows, maybe he is a Dutch tourist on holidays in Portugal

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