Join us on our fantastic offroad motorcycle tours of Portugal!
Designed by passionate local bikers they are designed to take you off the beaten track through the beautiful but little known ways of the historic Alentejo region. The aim is simple: an unforgettable adventure combining exciting, challenging rides with spectacular views, plenty of hearty Portuguese food, excellent local wines and comfortable, quality accommodation. Great fun in like minded company!
You must be a licensed biker to join a tour. The tours vary in difficulty but you should have good, basic skills. You can choose to hire one of our bikes or bring your own. Non riders can also come along and enjoy the tour from the comfort of our mini vans! Can’t find the dates that best suit you? Not a problem! We can also arrange exclusive packages!
Want to compete in Portugal? Join us for the Rally Raid Portugal Series 2018! Whether you are a beginner looking to improve skills or looking for an authentic roadbook navigation experience. OR an experienced biker looking to train for competitions, this is the package for you!
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A 3 day break including 2 easy riding days over 350km and 2 nights’ accommodation. Suitable for all levels of experience.
This mini motorcycle tour of Portugal’s Alentejo is based around the UNESCO World Heritage city of Evora, a beautiful spot with centuries of history around every corner! High quality accommodation by the old city walls and delicious traditional Portuguese meals and wines are the perfect complement to days of adventure!
The tour includes two totally different riding days covering over 350km of varied trails through Mediterranean forest and hills, single track, technical and fast flat lanes. 95% of the route is offroad and the fast tracks are a great opportunity to improve your drifting! One day has fantastic slaloms through cork and holm oaks and the other gives the tour its name: a full day dedicated to exploring Serra d`Ossa, a mountain range with spectacular riding and fire tracks and beautiful views over the Alentejo plains.
The perfect weekend away from the stresses of everyday life! You can opt to add an extra night in Lisbon at the end of your tour including a dinner with a Fado performance (World Music Heritage).
Dates: 2-4 February; 14-16 December
A 4 day, 3 night break including 3 riding days exploring 500kms through the plains, forests and hills. Suitable for all levels of experience.
We have called this tour epic because we think it is the only way to describe it! There are two days of amazing, fast, dirt ride Super G Slalom covering 300km, passing between branches it feels much faster and gives you a huge adrenaline rush! The third day takes you up into the mountains with uphills and fire tracks.
This is the perfect long weekend tour to have fun and decompress! It starts and end in Evora and as an optional extra you can stay an extra night in Lisbon and enjoy a Fado dinner.
Accommodation is in three different hotels: a new 4 star hotel in Evora, a country house in the middle of the Alentejo and a mysterious convent hidden on the hillside of Serra D`Ossa.
Family members are welcome and can come along in the rally raid support vehicle or do their own thing during the day and join you in the evenings.
Dates: 26-29 March; 10-13 May; 18-21 October; 8-11 November
A 5 day offroad motorcycle tour of Portugal including 4 riding days and 4 nights. It covers 800km and is of medium difficulty.
This tour derives its name from the ride past Europe’s biggest artificial lake. Covering more than 800 kms it takes you through the heart of the Southern Alentejo and Algarve countryside past medieval villages, rivers, mountains and valleys, forest and the beautiful plains on all kinds of trails including single track, sandy, technical and fast flat lanes. Technical riding includes sandy tracks, fast tracks to improve your drifting and tight mountain turns.
We have defined it as a tour for experienced, off-road bikers not because the difficulty of the tracks but because you should be in reasonable shape to ride for 4 days in a row. If you are not in the best shape…don’t worry we have short cuts if at any time during the day you’d rather go straight to hotel.
This tour includes accommodation in quality country house hotels and plenty of excellent Portuguese food! Family members are welcome and can come along in the rally raid support vehicle or do their own thing during the day and join you in the evenings. Extra nights can also be added in Lisbon if desired.
Dates: 15-19 April; 18-22 May; 17-21 June; 12-16 September
A 6 day offroad motorcycle tour of Portugal including 5 riding days and 5 nights. It covers 1000km and is of advanced difficulty.
The riding is fantastic with amazing cliff top views of the Atlantic, and varied terrain to ensure you have a one of a kind experience! If the routes feel a bit challenging, no problem! We have loads of short cuts if you get tired and want to go straight to lunch or to the hotel.
From land to sea you`ll have all kinds of tracks through mountains, flat lanes, cork trees.
There is the possibility of adding an extra night in Lisbon at the end of your tour and include a dinner with a Fado performance (World Music Heritage).
Non-bikers also possible in our rally raid support vehicle. Bring your family along, as we can organize a varied program that allows everybody to have fun (we have a wide variety of activities!) and you can meet up for lunch and at the end of the day!
Dates: 29 April – 4 May; 27 May – 1 June; 26 June – 1 July; 23-28 September
Portugal is one of the last off road paradises in all Europe. The coast of the Algarve is situated in the sunniest corner of Europe and offers some of the finest gravel roads in the world. We will ride Dakar stages from the 2006/07 editions, twisty mountain roads used by WRC Portugal Rally and secret tracks overlooking the ocean only local riders know. In February, while central and northern Europe are under bitterly cold winter days, the Algarve offers temperatures around 15ºC-25ºC with the sun shining bright in the clear blue sky during most days, providing you with the perfect conditions to enjoy an amazing week’s riding.
Our team of BMW Motorrad International Off Road Instructors will be running a tour on BMW GS motorcycles for participants to enjoy a fantastic guided off road holiday that will cover the beautiful, endless mountain trails of Algarve and Alentejo. The tours will be based at a five-star hotel on the coast of the Algarve and includes motorcycle hire, fuel, six nights in the hotel, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, BMW Motorrad certified tour guide, back-up vehicle, as well as return airport to hotel transfer.
Highlights: Flowing off road trails used by Dakar rally in 2006 and 2007, twisty empty mountain roads used by WRC Portugal Rallye and secret seaside trails to desert beaches in Algarve and southern Alentejo
Dates: 11-17 February; 18-24 February; 25 February – 3 March; 28 October – 3 November; 4 – 10 November
We have gathered the most beautiful roads, the best hotels and the most authentic places in Portugal in a one week Tour that will show you the very best that Portugal has to offer! The roads were hand-picked to take you along 10 Unesco Heritage Sites, interspersed with the secret nooks and crannies that our Tour Leaders know so well and want to share with you! A ride that includes the Alentejo Wine Route, the crossing of the Estrela Mountain, part of the St. James Portuguese Way, a whole day dedicated to the Douro Valley and its Port Wine producing estates and the visit of the most beautiful castles in Portugal! Charm hotels, strategically located in traditional villages and places of incredible natural beauty, make this one of the most complete motorcycle tour of Portugal
Dates: 14-23 May; 17-26 September
An amazing course that takes us through ancient roman and arabic routes. We’ll visit Évora and the Monsaraz Castle. From there we’ll take you along the awesome landscape of the Alqueva reservoir! Crossing Alentejo, we will enter Spain, directly to the most famous smoked ham producing region, Aracena! After visiting Seville the tour will continue on down the Mediterranean Coast to the strait of Gibraltar, where Africa can be seen! We will next cycle on to picturesque Ronda and the preserved moorish heritage in Granada where we will visit the enchanted Alhambra. Then, chasing windmills that enchanted Dom Quijote, we cross la Mancha to the medieval town of Toledo. The fairytale continues at Segovia’s Castle, the preciosity that inspired the Disney Castle and Avila, the Gredos Mountains and Caceres. Marvão with it’s medieval little castle on top of a cliff with the most wonderful view will welcome us back to Portugal. This overwhelmingly charming route visits seven UNESCO Heritage Sites and five Natural Parks. Deserted roads with beautiful carved turns, great food and wine and selected lodgings make this tour an irresistible introduction to motorcycling Portugal and Spain.
Highlights: Evora, Alentejo Wine Route, Seville, Gibraltar, Ronda, Granada, Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, El Escorial, Avila, Segovia, Sierra de Gredos, Caceres, Marvão Castle.
Dates: 8-17 June
A tour through History and Nature! A carefully chosen itinerary that takes us along some of the best motorcycling roads in all of Europe. Along valleys and castles, beautiful deserted roads that will take us to the highest peak of Portugal, Serra da Estrela and will meander us through all the mountain range of Picos da Europa. Following the Kings Route you’ll visit ancient vineyards of Douro, preserved medieval towns and the historical cities of Salamanca, Ávila and Segóvia. After crossing Castilla and Leon we’ll border the the Cantabric Sea until we find the Saint James Way to Santiago de Compostela. Back to Portugal we’ll visit the luxuriant region of Minho, the town of Guimarães and the beauty of Porto, where we will visit the nde vamos visitar the Port Wine Cellars. On our way to Lisboa, Óbidos and Alcobaça are well worth a stop and on our last day nothing could be better than following the nice coastal roads of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra. A Route that visits 12 Unesco Heritage Sites and 7 Natural Parks.
Dates: 21 June – 3 July
The RALLY-RAID PORTUGAL SERIES 2018 will be based on 5 events running from March to December 2018. This championship is organized by the Portuguese Motorcycle Federation (FMP)” and the clubs selected by FMP, with the support of the R3 Roadbook Rally Raid.
Based on the FIM and FIA model and respecting all roadbook navigation principals used in the World Championship and Rally Dakar, R3 aims to be a reference of quality and precision that allows all participants an authentic roadbook navigation experience.
Open to Motorbikes, Quads and SSV, the R3 events are suitable for everyone, from the most experienced riders (who wants to practice for an official race) to the beginners (aiming to be challenged on road book navigation). For this reason participants have the choice to register in 2 different categories: (RACE and HOBBY). The RACE category will host 3 special classes: PROMOTION, VETERANS and WOMEN.
Rally-Raid Portugal Series Registration 2018
There are 2 different categories you can register in:
- RACE – This category include timed sections. The final result is your time on the crono sections + speed penalties + missed track section penalties (all converted into a timed result).
Besides the scratch results, there will be a special classification for the classes PROMOTION, VETERANS and WOMEN racing under the rules of this category.
- HOBBY – designed for those wanting to learn how to navigate, the results are only based on distance (meaning excess distance due to navigation mistakes) + speed penalties + missed tracks section penalties. The hobbie class may have a shorter mileage/Km per day, and doesn’t have any timed sections.
Each event will have a separate classification counting for the 2018 Final Results.
At the end of the championship, the best 4 results will count for the final classification.
The RACE category will have a designated RALLY-RAID Champion.
The classes inside the RACE category (PROMOTION, VETERANS, WOMEN) will have a designated TROPHY Winner.
The HOBBY category will have a designated TROPHY Winner.
A rider can enter the PROMOTION class if he didn’t get a Sporting License in the last 3 years and haven’t entered any FIM event in the same períod.
A rider can enter the VETERANS class if he is at least 45 years old.
For more information about the rules please contact us.
All event’s dates include the arrival day (Friday) + 2 day stages (Saturday + Sunday).
We will run a PRE-SERIES event where you will learn the basics of Roadbook Navigation and ride 2 days (Saturday + Sunday) on a pure navigation simulation (without timed sections).
|RALLY-RAID PORTUGAL SERIES 2018 CALENDAR|
|Pre Series||9-11 February||Grandola|
|Round 1||2-4 March||Santo André|
|Round 2||8-10 June||Fafe|
|Round 3||6-8 July||Macao|
|Round 4||2-4 November||Marco de Canavezes|
|Round 5||30 Nov – 2 Dec||Leiria|
(dates can be changed without previous notification as per FMP and Clubs decision)
We will be present at the 5 events of the RALLY-RAID PORTUGAL SERIES 2018 with our fleet of 2016 KTM 450 EXC fully equipped with a Navigation Tower from F2R and ICO. Our Fly & Ride Package includes the Motorbike + Navigation tower + Accommodation (twin room sharing) + Friday dinner + Lunch Pack + Light Support *.
During the Booking process you can add other services for us to take care, making your life easier.
We have 6 bikes available for each event fully equipped with a Navigation Tower.
Book your place now by contacting us for full details at sandy@ portugal-sport-and-adventure.com