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Motorcycle Tour
Escape the Winter – Algarve, Portugal (8 days)

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Extend the summer in the warming sun of the Algarve. Mild climate, few tourists, little traffic, sun, sand, beach, sea and more. Take the freedom to enjoy Portugal's sunny paradise in peace and quiet.

Pricing

Rider in room with breakfast (double or single, depending on availability) €1,715.00 $1,854.77 ?
Pillion passenger in room with breakfast (pillion passengers can only book along with an accompanying rider) €580.00 $627.27 ?
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Note: It makes no difference in price whether you stay in a double or a single room. There is no single room supplement with us. Overnight stays can be in a double room, where single occupancy is also possible, or in a single room, depending on hotel availability. We need this flexibility in room bookings, which is why participants cannot choose the type of room. However, participants can/should indicate if they want to stay with someone in a double room (married couples, partners, etc.), then of course we will book a double room in any case.

Included

8 days riding on-road trails through different regions in the Algarve
7 accompanied day tours from your base hotel
9 nights accommodation (Twin-Shared or Single). One overnight before and one overnight after the tour are included in the tour price.
9 x breakfast
English, German, Romanian and French speaking local tour guides with first-aid knowledge
Security certificate according to § 651r BGB for package tours
Not included
All services, meals and drinks not specified in the service description
Toll and motorway fees
Gasoline, operating materials such as fuels, parking fees
Meals during the trip
Motorcycle rental
Flight arrival/departure, ferry, taxi, transfer
Entrance tickets to parks and attractions
Travel cancellation/travel interruption insurance
Everything that is not specified under features

More details

Minimum number of participants: 8 riders
Maximum number of participants: 12 riders
Required riding experience: Suitable for all riding levels, beginners with riding experience.
Start: Lagos - Albufeira
End: Algarve, Portugal
Travel duration: 8 days in the Algarve
Total distance: approx. 1,700 km
Daily riding distance: 195 - 400 (300) km (average approx. 240 km)
Travel time per day: about 5 hours
Travel time per day: approx. 8 hours incl. lunch/coffee breaks and photo stops; breaks are situational; shorter breaks can be taken at any time.
Route profile: Paved roads in mostly good condition. The route includes roads with many curves and partly narrow sections.
Difficulty level: Suitable for all riding levels; beginners and returning riders should have at least one year's riding experience or 10,000 km ridden and have a secure cornering technique and a good constitution. Safe control of the motorcycle is required. You must be physically and mentally able to ride up to 300 demanding km per day.
The day tours start from your base hotel.
Destination airport: Faro (FAO) / Portugal
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Good to know:
If you want to rent a motorcycle for your tour in Portugal, we can help with recommendations.
Break refreshments: You should always have some food and enough drinks with you. Adequate hydration is essential when riding a motorcycle for long periods of time.
Passport and visa requirements as well as health and customs regulations: All EU citizens have the right to stay in Portugal for up to 90 days within a six-month period, without a visa. Every traveler is obliged to carry his valid identity card or passport.
Road toll: Most of the highways are subject to tolls. Tolls are collected either conventionally at toll stations with direct payment or by means of electronic systems and are based on the distance traveled. Stations and highway routes are marked accordingly. The stay between two toll stations is limited to 12 hours. If this time limit is exceeded, double the fee for the longest possible distance to the payment point/exit is due.
Important traffic regulations: The blood alcohol limit is 0.5. For riders with less than three years of riding experience, the blood alcohol limit is 0.2. Speed limits for cars and motorcycles: urban 50 km/h, extra-urban 90/100 km/h, expressways 100 km/h, highways 120 km/h. Motorcyclists must ride with dipped headlights all year round during the day.
Support: Support in case of emergency can only be guaranteed on the planned route. In the case of self-planned route changes or excursions "on your own", the participant himself is responsible.
Protection and insurance: For all motorcycle tours, we recommend a motor vehicle protection certificate, such as that offered by the ADAC.
Health insurance: For all international motorcycle tours we recommend the conclusion of a separate foreign health insurance with medical repatriation. For all international motorcycle tours we recommend the conclusion of a travel cancellation / travel interruption insurance.
Language: This offer is usually suitable for German, English and/or French speaking participants; however, we also speak Romanian, Old German, Swiss German, Luxembourgish, Flemish and some Spanish. We will be happy to give you binding information upon request.
You will receive detailed information about motorcycling in Portugal with the booking confirmation.
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Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

The Algarve, Portugal's sunny paradise on the Atlantic coast, is not only worth a trip in summer. In fact, in autumn and winter, this enchanting region reveals a completely different, fascinating side and a whole new palette of colors. The golden beaches stretch endlessly along the coast, and the hills and mountains shine in rich green. The Algarve offers a mild climate even at this time of year, with pleasant temperatures between 18°C and 24°C. This is the perfect season to explore the roads on a motorcycle without being plagued by the scorching heat of summer. So, in autumn and winter, the Algarve is a paradise for motorcycle lovers. The mild climate, stunning scenery, rich culture and delicious cuisine make this season an ideal time for a motorcycle adventure.

Get on your motorcycle and discover the Algarve in a way you will never forget. Experience the freedom, adventure and beauty of this unique region on two wheels.

Our day trips:

- Take a quick trip to the end of the (old) world

- Montanhas e Lagos

- To the dragon lake at the Rio Guadiana

- Like pearls on a string

- Culture and hustle and bustle

- Through the wild west

- Just to Califórnia and back

Program, hotel and route changes are reserved.

Daily schedule:

Day 0 - Arrival

Arrival and check-in at your base hotel

Day 1 - A quick trip to the end of the (old) world, approx. 195 km

After your arrival the day before, you will rest a bit and get used to the mild climate. If you have rented a motorcycle (please do this in time before your trip), you will have enough time to pick it up in the morning. The first tour starts in the afternoon at 14h from your base hotel.

We will ride a shorter tour, on which you will get a first impression of the curvy hinterland. The way back takes us along the coast to the (old) end of the world to Sagres, the most southwestern point of mainland Europe. A little further on, at a nice restaurant directly on the beach, we will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and get to know each other over dinner. If you feel like it, you can venture into the water of the Atlantic for the first time. The way back to the base hotel takes only 30 minutes and can be done individually.

Day 2 - Montanhas e Lagos, approx. 312 km

The hinterland of the Algarve has a lot to offer and so we explore it extensively. Here the landscape changes completely and the roads are mostly super empty. We don't miss the chance to visit the highest elevation of the Algarve, the 902 m high Monte Fóia, and admire the fantastic panorama from its back.

Day 3 - To the dragon lake at the Rio Guadiana

Tour A: approx. 400 km

Tour B: approx. 290 km

We ride to the Rio Guadiana at the Spanish border. After a few kilometers along its banks we turn off to Dragon Lake, where we take our well-deserved lunch break.

Today's tour is quite long with 400 km. Therefore, there is an option of a 100 km shorter route. No matter which tour you choose, there will be a guide with you in any case.

Day 4 - Like pearls on a string, approx. 213 km

Afternoon at leisure

In the morning we take a shorter tour to the beaches not far from Lagos, which are lined up like pearls on a string. Beach is beach? Not in the Algarve! There's the beach with red cliffs, the one with sand dunes, one with black cliffs and even one with a river. Which one do you personally like best?

The afternoon is at leisure. Maybe for...

- a visit to the Ponta da Piedade rock formation near Faro and boat trip to the caves (take a boat directly at the end of the stairs; the small boats go closer to the caves)

- a visit to the Lagos Zoo

- a visit to the small town of Tavira with its castle and Ilha de Tavira

Day 5 - At leisure

For the well-deserved free day, here are our tips:

- Visit the only thermal spa in the Algarve and in the south of Portugal in Monchique - pure relaxation in the spa; the alkaline water, rich in fluorine and bicarbonate, contributes to relaxation and well-being in a special and exclusive way.

- Sea Safari with dolphin watching directly from the port of Lagos

- Swimming at one of the countless beautiful beaches along Lagos, which we got to know the day before.

- Guided day tour through Silves and Monchique with wine tasting (external offer)

- Offroad tour to Sagres and the National Park West Coast on four wheels (external offer, Sagres Discovery)

Day 6 - Culture and hustle and bustle, approx. 274 km

Our way leads us right into the Portuguese culture and the pulsating life of the market in Loulé, before we are rather secluded again on the following kilometers.

Day 7 - Through the wild west, approx. 301 km

Another wonderfully winding tour through the hinterland with a grandiose end at the coast shows us once again impressively how diverse the landscapes of the Algarve are. If you like, you can end the day with us at our insider tip directly at the sea and enjoy the culinary delicacies.

Day 8 - Just to Califórnia and back, approx. 274 km

The roads around Monchique are among the most winding in the Algarve - today they are ours. A worthy end to a fantastic experience.

If you have rented a motorcycle, you have the possibility to bring it back later in the afternoon.

Day 9 - Departure

Check-out and departure