I am an avid bicycler, and my wife also enjoys cylcing. We would like to have bicycles in Portugal (we are planning on living in the Eastern Algarve...think Tavira and east to the Spanish border) and would love to be able to bike and hike to the beach as well as around town and the surrounding area. Our question is regarding buying a bike there as opposed to bringing them with us from Germany. We have a pair of Trek hybrid (mountain/road bikes) and they are heavy. They are also about 12 years old, and mine has a LOT of miles on it! (Think half-century rides, century rides, etc). How expensive are bicycles there? User or new. We are hoping for something not as heavy as we currently have in case we need to hang the bikes for storage if storage space is limited. I am 70 and she is 65). Shipping costs are not a factor as I will be retiring here and my company will pay the relocation costs. What have y'all found as far as costs for bicycles there? Do we get rid of our bikes and buy "new" ones here, or wait and get them there? I know vehicles are more expensive in Portugal as are electronics. Just wondering about bicycles, and we are not looking at electric bikes at this point. Thanks much!