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UNDISCOVERED PORTUGAL

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Dates

2021 

28 September – 8 October

2022

27 September – 7 October

Tour Details

 

Guided tour with the option of free driving
11 Days holidays
8 Driving days
Rest day: Porto
Start/end: Lisbon
Strecke: 2.120 km
Average distance per day: 265 km

Motorbike rental if needed

 

Special Conditions

At most: 28 Motorbikes
At least: 21 People

 

Booking deadline : 28 September, 2021

Services Included

 
3 tour guides
10 Hotel nights in 4 star Hotels at least with Breakfast and parking
Motorcycle transportation to Lisbon and return
Direct flight ticket to Lisbon and return
Airport transfer Arrival and return flight in Portugal
All Meals, dinners, lunches (except on rest day in Porto) and provisons (including snacks on the way)
Water while riding
During dinner; depending on the restaurant. Water, wine, beer and coffee is included
Support van with driver for luggage transport, plus back up motorcycle
Welcome bag: T-shirt, patch and pin
Photos and videos
Detailed tour booklet

 

Not Included Services

Drinks that are not expressly mentioned in included services.
Gasoline, motorway tolls, personal expenses
Tips, fines and all services not specified as included in the tour price.

??? ::: Air ticket, dinners on rest days, support van for luggage, lunches, drinks, gasoline, tolls, personal spending, tips, motorcycle. 

Tour Overview

Portugal is a country full of contrasts that enchants all visitors. The northern part offers a great mountain system that inspires motorcycle lovers with endless curves, good asphalt and extraordinary landscapes. We will cross several natural parks of unique beauty such as “La Serra da Estrela”, “Arribes del Douro”, “Montesinho”, “Sierras de Aire”, “de”. Candeeiros and the Trans-Frontier Gerês-Xurés Biosphere Reserve.
The richness of its history allows us to visit 5 World Heritage Sites on our trip(Sintra, Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra) as well as other unique cities such as Cascais (called the Portuguese Monaco), Fátima, Braga, Bragança, Viseu and Castello Branco. We will also look at the ocean from the westernmost point of the European continent (Cabo de Roca) in the Sintra Cascais Natural Park.
Yo can’t forget to enjoy the wonderful cuisine, the friendliness of the people and the unique music “El Fado”.

Highlights

World Heritage Sites: Monastery of Jerónimos and Torre de Belem in Lisbon, cultural landscape of Sintra, Batalha Monastery, University of Coimbra, historic old town of Porto.
Other cultural highlights: Cascais (the Portuguese Monaco), Fátima, Braga, Bragança, Viseu and Castello Branco.
Natural highlights on the way: Natural parks “La Serra da Estrela”, “Arribes del Douro”, “Montesinho”, “Sierras de Aire”, “Candeeiros”, “Cascais-Sintra” and the biosphere reserve “Transfronteriza Gerês-Xurés”

Map

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Lisbon

Your tour guide will pick you up at the airport and drive you in a bus to hand over your bikes. From there, the luggage will be brought to the hotel in our support van. As soon as we sit in the saddle of our machines, we drive together to the hotel. You can use the time afterwards to visit the city. We will hold a tour briefing in the evening after which we will enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Lisbon – Fatima 250km (5h)

Our adventure begins cruising northward. Our first stop is “Cabo da Roca”, the westernmost point in Europe. After some breathtaking views of the cliffs, we continue our way, crossing the lush Sintra Natural Park and rolling a few kilometers with the ocean on our left. After the lunch break we cross the natural park “Sierra de Montejunto” and “Serras de Aire e Candeeiros”. We will have a look at the spectacular “Batalha” monastery, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Finally we arrive in Fatima and enjoy a cozy dinner with a show of the famous Portuguese Fado.

Day 3: Fatima – Coimbra 205km (4h 30 min)

Although the shortest distance between two points is the straight line, we always choose the most curvy way. Today we roll through the mountains towards Coimbra. On our way we visit the aqueduct of “Los Pegões” and enjoy the countless curves and well-paved roads that this mountain area offers us. Coimbra is a historic university city on the Mondego river. The university was founded in 1290, making it one of the oldest universities in Europe. Coimbra is one of the most important cultural and historical centers in the country.

Day 4: Coimbra – Oporto 270km (5h 30min)

We leave Coimbra to continue enjoying wonderful roads and beautiful landscapes through the Sierras de “Caramulo” and “Gralheiras”. Finally we roll along the winding Rio Tajo, as a World Heritage Site nominated area, until we reach our destination. Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. The city, whose name literally means port, is located on the Atlantic coast on the north bank of the Douro, which flows there.

Day 5: Rest day in Porto

Today we let rest our machines. The activities to explore this exciting city are free. Porto enchants with beautiful houses and narrow, picturesque streets. This city is known as one of Portugal’s most important cultural reference points. Porto has a good spirit, a lot of history, wonderful food and excellent wine. You can find our recommendations for exploring the city in the tour booklet.

Day 6: Porto – Braga 175km (4h)

Back on our saddles, we leave Porto and its wide, busy urban area with 1 hour motorway. We go back to the curves and green landscapes of the natural park “Serra do Alvão”. Before we reach Braga, we make a stop in the unique city of Guimarães, a historic city in northern Portugal, whose old center with its centuries-old buildings has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is where Alfonso I, the first king of Portugal, is said to be born, which is why it is considered the “cradle of the nation”. Braga is the Rome of Portugal, one of the oldest cities. The episcopal city has numerous historical buildings to offer, including the oldest cathedral in Portugal.

Day 7: Braga – Bragança 255km (5h)

Today we are cruising eastwards into the inland. More and more curves and beautiful landscapes are on the program. We drive around the Peneda-Gerês National Park, the Vinhais Biological Park and the Montesinho Natural Park. Once in Braganza, we visit the city, which is located in the Trás-os-Montes (Behind the Mountains) area, which describes the geographical location pretty well, it has accumulated monuments from almost every era over the centuries. Particularly worth seeing are the Domus Municipalis (Portugal’s oldest town hall), the Renaissance cathedral and the well-preserved city wall.

Day 8: Bragança – Viseu 265km (5h 15 min)

It goes south again. Although we won’t find high mountains on our way today, the motorcycle fun won’t be less. We cross the beautiful international nature park Douro, in the northeast of Portugal, the Douro river forms the border with Spain. The nature park, in which the river is almost always present, extends over a length of 122 kilometers. Our destination for this night is Viseu, this city is located in the heart of Portugal, surrounded by mountains and the rivers Vouga and Dão, rich in landmarks of sacred art and religious architecture, as testified by numerous churches in the historic center.

Day 9: Viseu – Castello Branco 210km (4h 45min)

This day begins with extraordinary roads and landscapes. We cross the “Serra de Estrela” nature park, the largest protected area in Portugal. It is located in the central mountain range on a high plateau inclined to the northeast, in which the many rivers, such as Mondego and Zêzere, have dug deep valleys. Huge rocks shape the landscape. We end the day in Castelo Branco, the “Capital of Beira Baixa”. Here we find typical architecture, a Templar castle, magnificent portals and churches, baroque gardens and mansions of families rich in history. Here you can experience the successful interplay of tradition and modernity.

Day 10: Castello Branco – Lisbon 250km (4h)

Today is our last driving day, but as in the past few days we will continue having a lot of fun with our machines. The last way takes us to Lisbon, where we hand in our bikes for their return journey. In the evening we enjoy a cozy, delicious farewell dinner and remember the fantastic moments we haveexperienced.

Day 11: Back Home

We say goodbye to our new found friends. We hope that this holiday left an unforgettable memory in all of you. We look forward to seeing you again on one of our tours through Spain, Portugal or Morocco.

Pricing per Motorcycle 

 

  • Couple in double room (per person)                           € 2’899

  • Driver in shared double room                                       € 3’310

  • Driver in single room                                                      € 3’853

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  • Prices will be reviewed after 10% variation of the crude oil price changes before the tour starts according to the value on March 1, 2020.
  • Full transport insurance is not included, the costs are based on the value of each individual bike and amount to 3 per thousand of the same
    • (e.g.: Bike value of €20.000.- = € 60.- costs).
  • The flight price is estimated at € 400.-, if the flight price on the purchase date (booking date of the flight) is lower, the difference will be deducted from the total price. If the flight price is higher, the additional amount will be charged.

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