Delicious roads, profound history, mountains, vineyards and camaraderie.. This is what we foresee during our Portugal Explore Adventure. This is an “Explore” style itinerary, so we will be staying up to three nights in a couple of places, so we can explode our bags in the hotel room and opt to either ride epic loops, sample some vineyards or just stroll downtown and take in the culture. Portugal is full of history, but did you know it has great roads too? This trip is especially tailored for couples, but however you want to join us, let it be known, you will love it.
We are hand-picking the very best roads of the country and giving you an opportunity to literally see all of Portugal in one fell swoop. So, if in Portugal you want to ride the best roads and experience the wildest National Parks and throw in some ocean side too, this is the ride for you.
Road Conditions: All paved, rider's roads.
|September 15, 2024
|September 27, 2024
|March 23, 2025
|April 04, 2025
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|BMW F750 GS
|BMW F850 GS
BMW R1250 GS
DAY 1 - Arrival in Lisbon, Portugal
Start your vacation in one of the oldest cities in world and the cultural hub of Portugal. Get acquainted with your fellow riders at orientation and welcome dinner this evening. Stay in Lisbon.
DAY 2 - Lisbon, Portugal to Figueira da Foz 155 miles/250 km
We will hug the Atlantic coast North to the beach city of Figueira da Foz. Stay in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.
DAY 3 - Figueira da Foz to Chaves 220 miles/355 km
From beaches to wine country to the medicinal thermal hot spring town of Chaves. Enjoy the Douro River Valley with all its wineries and end the day is a town the Romans loved for its naturally heated waters. Stay in Chaves.
DAY 4 - Free Day Chaves, Portugal Up to 170 miles/275 km
A glorious free day, and what to do? Hmmm, reading, relaxing, strolling the city, or...ride? We have a great loop planned for you along the Spanish border through Montesinho National Park. It's famous for it's wide array of floral and fauna, but most notably it's wild population of Iberian wolves. This natural corner of Portugal just happens to have lovely roads as well, and we will ride them will glee. After all, why not? Stay in Chaves.
DAY 5 - Free Day Chaves, Portugal Up to 170 miles/275 km
It's our second free day in Chaves and you are obligated to do whatever you want! We have another fun loop ride planned, this time to the north west of the city along the Spanish border, this time through Peneda-Gerês National Park. This area is know for being one of the most remote and lost in time regions of all of Portugal. It is the oldest and biggest National Park in Portugal. Get ready for world-class mountains, lakes, rivers and roads. Yum. Stay in Chaves.
DAY 6 - Chaves to Covilhã 140 miles/226 km
We head through Port Wine country to the tallest mountains in Portugal. Don't let the mileage fool you, we are going to take some gorgeous side roads that will only make you fall in love with Portugal more. Our destination tonight: the small university mountain city of Covilhã. Covilhã is known for it's natural beauty, and is a launching point for hiking, skiing, mountain climbing and camping. Did we mention the riding? Stay in Covilhã.
DAY 7 - Covilhã Free Day up to 200 miles/320 km
Get ready for an awesome loop around the Estrela Mountains, the highest of all of Portugal. The road we have in mind is widely regarded as one of the top ten roads to ride in Portugal. If riding is not on your menu, read, relax, explore the city, or find yourself in some other fun activity. It's an Explore Tour, do as you like! Stay in Covilhã.
DAY 8 - Covilhã Free Day up to 200 miles/320 km
Again a free day to do whatever you want, but we do have another world class ride in mind. This loop is for those who love mountains and river valleys, Porto and Winelands. Hold on, you are going to pinch yourself. Stay in Covilhã.
DAY 9 - Covilhã to Evora Portugal 178 miles/ 287 km
We head south through cheese, wine and cork country. Our destination is the best preserved medieval town in all of Portugal. Get ready for some spectacular history. Stay in Evora.
DAY 10 - Evora Free Day Up to 200 miles
This day is fun riding, if you like quaint farming towns, secondary roads and quintessential Portugal. But, if you are a history buff, there is no substitute for the medieval citadel of Evora. Go back in time, and love every minute of it. Stay in Evora.
DAY 11 - Evora to Sagres, Portugal 175 miles/250 km
Ride through the bread basket of the Roman Empire of in the Portugal region to the most southeastern point of the European continent. Along the way, enjoy empty secondary roads, small town, rolling hills and end your day with a sunset on the coast. Why not? Stay in Sagres, Portugal.
DAY 12 - Sagres to Lisbon, Portugal. 185 miles /302 km
We are headed up the Atlantic Coast from the most southwest point of the European continent, at Sagres. Farewell dinner this evening Stay in Lisbon.
DAY 13- Departure Day
Return to your home, keep the dream alive or a little of both!
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Hotel Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees