July 13th, 2015
Fatima to Tomar 35km
The day began with a lovely ride through the hills and an encounter with a medieval castle, and ended with Gordon and I shaking our booties in a disco flash mob on our street in Tomar.
We delayed our arrival in Tomar to miss a festival when accommodation is all booked up and 600,000 visitors flood the streets to see a procession of maidens carrying bread and flower towers on their heads. It only happens every four years and it ended yesterday. The town is still lavishly decorated with paper flowers and orange trees. We will spend an extra day here to rest and see all the historic sites.