3 day trip - 2 riding days
723 km
starting from 1110 €

A two days journey created to let you know the most beautiful landscapes of south of Portugal and its cultural, natural, historical and gastronomic traditions. Starting in Lisbon, the trip includes a short ferry-boat trip that will take you to the Tróia peninsula and will pass over such iconic places like the Arrábida Mountain (placed just over the ocean) and some of the best beaches of this region, after which will be time to enter and enjoy the great Alentejo’s plains. The opportunity will also be taken to experience and enjoy the extremely rich and famous cuisine of Alentejo – for sure something to remember! Sagres in the Algarve border is also part of the itinerary - one of the most important Portuguese villages, for centuries the most distant point of the known world and with tremendous significance for the world history. Last but not least, this route allows you also to ride in several “off-tarmac” segments that go along the shore, with a permanent view to the ocean and some of the most beautiful beaches of Portugal, ending in the historical Lisbon area from where the Discoverers left to give new worlds to the world

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Tour Prices

The displayed prices below refer to our basic "self drive" tours by GPS (without tour leader). Any upgrades (support vehicle, distance, duration, etc) must be required via our online "customized tours" form, so that we can send you our proposal.




BMW F 700 GS BMW R 1200 GS
2 days tour (South) 1110 € 1150 €
-- 1290 €
     

Tour Leader

Tour Leader costs €220,00 for each traveling day - please note this price applies to a maximum of 6 bikes.

Our Tour Leaders have an extended and profound knowledge of all our tours, and are prepared to give the best support to our clients all along the entire trip, riding BMW GS bikes.

Minimum service of a Tour Leader for any of Ride On tour is 2 days.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

- Transfer from the airport to the hotel on arrival
- Tour briefing
- Rental motorcycle contract with Hertz
  (BMW R 1200 GS or F 700 GS with three cases two panniers, one top case)
 
- Insurance included in the rental contract
- Garmin GPS with all the daily routes
  (mandatory deposit of 250 €, in cash, to be returned at the end of the tour)
 
- Roadbook
- Road maps
- Dinner at the hotel on the day of the arrival
- Three nights in 4 stars hotels (double room for rider and passenger)
- Three breakfasts at the hotels

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

- Transfer hotel/airport
- Personal accidents insurance
- Tour leader
- Fuel
- Lunch and dinner during the tour
- Support vehicles
- Helmet
  (all the above items may be included in the tour, at your request)
 
- Plane tickets
- Minimum excess charges on the rental motorcycle contract
TOUR FACTS
Starts / End: Lisboa
Season: March to October
Total Distance: 723 km
Maximum km per day: 398 km (day 1)
Opcional: Tour guide / GPS / Taylormade
Highlights
Following Arrabida mountain, one of the most beautiful natural park of Portugal you will cross the Sado river on a comfortable ferry boat and reach Comporta with its large rice fields. You continue to Foia whith an altitude of 902 metros, and a magnificent sight of the Atlantic ocean, that houses the radar station of the Portuguese Air Force. The ride back is along the west coast with the most beautiful beaches
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Day by Day

Day 1
Lisbon / Sagres
300 km (186 miles)

Beginning in one of the newest and best design hotels of the Portuguese capital, located in historical Lisbon where the Discovery started, just over the river Tagus and near to the iconic Belém Tower, first stage will lead you to the 25th of April bridge – an iconic attraction of Lisbon that looks alike San Francisco’s Golden Gate but in a smaller scale and was built during the Estado Novo dictatorial regime (originally called after the dictator himself, Oliveira Salazar, was later renamed with the day of the Carnation Revolution of 1974 and offers a very special and a unique view of both margins of the Tagus River estuary).

The trip will also pass through Arrábida Mountain, declared a Natural Park in 1976 to protect many flora species existing there and where an incredible natural landscape is combined with a wonderful sea coast throughout 35 km (22 miles) – all of this along thrilling curvy roads! Sado River will be passed by a short ferry-boat trip to enter the Tróia Peninsula, one of the most distinguished Portuguese resorts, totally rebuilt in the past years.

The plains of Alentejo by the coastline follows in the journey, allowing to pass by incredibly long beaches. Santiago do Cacém – one of the biggest municipalities of Portugal, with 1059 km2 (409 sq miles) – will enchant by its beautiful castle; Odemira is the biggest Portuguese municipality (total area of 1720 km2 – 664 sq miles) and the variety of natural landscapes and cultural diversity that can be found in its domains led to its present slogan “All of Alentejo in just one municipality”.

Before the day ends there will still be possible to visit Zambujeira do Mar, a small village by the sea home to the Festival do Sudoeste (Southwest Festival) - one of the biggest rock festivals in Europe - as well as the Santa Clara’s Dam (once the biggest Portuguese dam, located just nearby the border with Algarve). Fóia, with an altitude of 902 meters, or 2959 ft, is the highest point of Algarve and its summit – reachable through a paved road and from which the Atlantic Ocean is visible in a clear day – is topped by several telecommunications facilities including Radar Station Nº 1 of the Portuguese Air Force. Still in the Monchique Mountain, the village with the same name is famous by its thermal waters - there are hot sulphur springs, with baths and a sanatorium, but it’s also worthy to try “medronho”, a strong local brew made from the distillation of medronho berries (Arbutus/Strawberry Tree).

The night will be passed in the inimitable Sagres, a location inseparable from the Portuguese Age of Discovery due to Prince Henry, The Navigator (1394-1460) who lived and died there and there established the famous nautical school. Sagres Point (a windswept shelf-like promontory only 4 km East and 3 km south of Cape St. Vincent, usually taken as the Southwestern most tip of Europe) and the fortress are other of the main attractions of a village that will remain in the memory of those who visit it also by the incomparable view of the sea that it offers.

Day 2
Sagres / Lisbon
423 km (235 Miles)

The trip back to Lisbon will be totally spent driving along the coastline, sometimes (not few…) in “off-tarmac” roads. This journey offers the perfect opportunity to see the most beautiful beaches of the Portuguese south coast – and, in some cases, some of the less known. Guaranteed names like Zambujeira, Mil Fontes and Cabo Sardão won’t be forgot by those who have the chance to visit these beautiful locations, with their white sands and blue crystal clear waters.

The stage will pass by through beaches of Algarve and Alentejo regions, but also by the very popular ones of the south Lisbon area. In the end, Tagus River will be crossed for the last time (this time by Vasco da Gama Bridge, built by the time of the Expo ’98 world exhibition) until Belém is reached again – after all, like the discoverers 500 years ago, it won’t be easy to find a better place as starting and arrival point for a Portugal’s discovering trip!…

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