This is a SelfGuided tour.  Please call to check availability before booking your flight

We can offer this tour from March to the end of October each year.  However we would recommend avoiding early and late season travel as it can be cold and wet.  The Douro Valley is a better option in very low season.

Over the years Portugal has been one of our top selling motorcycling destinations.  Good accommodation, local food, a mild climate and a surprising array of great roads to ride make it popular destination for most of the year!  There are budget airlines operating to Porto from most UK airports so it's ideal as a fly ride destination - whether for a short weekend break or for a longer tour.

The Serra da Peneda-Geres is located in the Minho region of Northern Portugal and is easily accessible from Porto.  The national park is a continuation of the Cantabrian range and this UNESCO designated World Biosphere Reserve is home to the second highest peak in Portgual.  The countryside is green, verdant with hills plunging down to deep rivers and offers super riding opportunities whether you want a leisurely ride out and some sightseeing on the way or a full day of scenic riding.

Day 1 Take an early flight from your local airport. Make your way to our local motorcycle company located in Porto centre and after some paperwork you can set off on your travels.  Spare luggage can be left with the bike hire company for storage at the depot.  To save time your bike can be delivered to the airport for a small fee. The ride to the gorgeous Serra da Peneda-Geres is not a long one and you can either head straight there or stop off in Braga or Guimaraes.  As an alternative if you have a later flight we an arrange an additional night in Porto near the bike hire depot so that you can enjoy a full day of riding.

We are offering a choice of two hotels, both of them Portuguese Pousadas.  Originally derived from the Portuguese word for 'rest' (pousar), the term 'Pousada' has become synonymous with luxury hotel accommodation in beautifully restored historical buildings in Portugal.  The Pousadas of Portugal Group is an exclusive chain of 34 historical hotels many of which are considered to be amongst the top hotels in Portugal and are the very embodiment of the best that Portugal has to offer. 

Many Pousada hotels were formerly monasteries, palaces, convents and castles and have been beautifully converted to offer luxurious, elegant hotel accommodation, often in superb locations.  These unique hotels are located throughout mainland Portugal and the Azores in either historical cities or in rural areas of outstanding national beauty or interests such as Geres National Park.

Pousada de Geres-Canicada  - Charming HotelSituated on a mountain in the Peneda-Geres National Park this Pousada has a beautifully furnished lounge with stone fireplace and wooden beams which make the Hotel Sao Bento one of the most welcoming Pousadas in Portugal.  Set in a former hunter's chalet the pousada provides a unique base for exploring this beautiful natural area of Portugal and offers spectacular views as far as Spain!  Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, terrace, restaurant and bar. 

Pousada Mosteiro de Amares - Monument Hotel - Built in the 12th century as a Cistercian monastery the Hotel Santa Maria de Bouro was restored by an award winning architect and in recognition of its unique location was invited to join the exclsuive "Small Luxury Hotels of the World" group.  Ideally located between the historic city of Braga and the Peneda Geres National Park the hotel offers panoramic views.  At the hotel you will find an outdoor swimming pool, tennic courts, bar, restaurant and a lovely terrace where you can enjoy a glass of local Vinho Verde wine and the views. 

Optional evening meals can be pre-booked at both hotels

Days 2 & 3 - At leisure. Enjoy the great rideouts into the stunning countryside that we have prepared for you.  Maybe take a quick trip over the border into Spain?

Day 4 - It's time to leave the pousada after breakfast and start the journey home.  Depending on your flight time take a direct route back to drop off the bike and head straight back to the airport , explore Porto a little or enjoy a scenic return ride.  Accommodation can be arranged in central Porto near the bike rental depot if required.

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F2320 - Portugal


SelfGuided North Portugal Serra da Peneda Geres

White ArrowHIGHLIGHTS...
  • Tour starts in Porto - easily accessible from most UK regional airports
  • Porto - frequently voted "Best European Destination"
  • Low mileage to tour base
  • Pousada accommodation
  • Peneda Geres National Park
  • Stunning scenery
  • Great rideouts
  • 4 days motorcycle rental based on BMW F750GS
    (reduction for Royal Enfield Himalayan, Ducati Scrambler Sixty2, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Honda
  • Top case, side cases (except Ducati Scrambler & Royal Enfield Interceptor - saddle bags only), roadside assistance, taxes
    Unlimited mileage
  • 3 nights at Pousada de Geres OR Pousada Mosteiro de Amares - bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 evening meal
  • Full tour pack with paper format and GPS format route & rideout plans
  • Motorcycle can be taken into Spain by prior arrangement
White ArrowEXTRAS...
  • Your return flights to Porto, Portugal
  • Motorcycle delivery to airport
    Road tolls
    Equipment hire - riding gear/GPS/GPS mount/phone mount
  • Hotel supplement applies for Saturday night stays
    Hotel peak season supplement 06/07-14/09 2022 + Easter 29/03-03/04 2023
  • Extra nights in Porto or in Serra da Peneda-Geres, room upgrades to superior rooms
    Optional pre-bookable evening meals
  • Motorcycle upgrades: Yamaha Tenere 700, BMW R1250GS WC
White ArrowPRICE per person...
1 person, 1 bike, single room
1 person, 1 bike, shared room
2 people, 1 bike, shared room
Deposit payable at time of booking:
£250 per person