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About the Tours on offer
1) Pre-arrange tour dates; Standard tour
I have already selected dates (see listing) so can be booked per person / bike.
This tour is the same as above but is designed for individuals over set dates listed.I take a maximum of 5 bikes (up to 8 persons) so please book early. Please note the tour is just that, a tour, so speeds are kept to a reasonable level (no race monkeys). Our main goal is to have a great safe time riding and enjoy the socialising that comes over the 10 days with new riders and friends.
2) Personal tour dates; Private tour (for you and your friends)
If you can arrange for a group of 4 to 5 bikes with up to 8 persons I can arrange a personal tour of the Algrave to suit your needs. You can nominate any dates that suit you and I will work around them. I will personally escort your group from the UK to the Algarve and back.
Tour details are as below.
For a more personal Tour I can change at your request, for example you can adjust the total lenght of tour etc and can include a longer time touring down to the Algrave, details can be flexable, please contact me with your requirements.
Your first impression of the Algarve is of its beautiful sandy beaches or its 27 golf courses but what you might not be aware of is the impressive biking roads (many are new, which you can thank the EU for) over the Serra de Monchique Mountains with its breath taking scenery and views right up to its summit at Foia at 3,000 feet.
Over the ten days in the Algarve you will be given a choice of a guided tour to places of interest like, the medieval Silves castle, the Fort of Henry the Navigator at Sagres, a day trip into Spain to ride over the Sierra mountains (in my opinion one of the best biking road I’ve ever ridden on, in all of Europe) plus trips along the beautiful coast line and the many beaches.
If your're going to 'ride' the bike then I have a massive selection of roads and routes I can take you on durning your stay in the Algarve.
One route for example (if interested) is called ‘The old road to Lisbon’ (as they now have a new motorway); it’s not for the faint hearted. It consists of over 30 miles of newly surfaced top quality roads with 295 bends, twisting its way over the Serra do Caleirao mountains. Its mind blowing.
The Algrave has the famous Monchique mountains, which is a 'must do' not only for the roads but the amazing views to the coast some 30 miles away
Or if you want to chill out, opt for a lazy day out from biking and simply lounge around the out door swimming pool with a cool beer.
The normal plan is Ferry from Plymouth to Santander.
Accommodation on route is a Hotel in Salamanca 200 miles from the Spanish coast.
Then its a 400 mile trip to stay in a large Villa (with swimming pool) near Loule just 10 miles from the Algarve coast (near Faro).
During your stay I can arrange daily ride outs on some of the most amazing and empty roads in Europe.
This is located in a secluded area on the outskirts of Loule (approx 2 miles away).
The Villa has 3 double rooms, 1 twins room. A very large dinning / kitchen area with large TV and full satilite coverage of English programs plus DVD etc. 3 showers (two are en-suite). It includes a large Swimming Pool, plus a garage for secure bike parking.
The tour will be a maximum of five bikes so it will be a very one to one experience, not like most guided tours which simply offer you a map and say “see you there”. This trip/tour will be done at a leisurely pace, so will suit those who have limited experience travelling abroad. Even if you are an advance rider there will be many opportunities to ride the challenging roads at a pace to suit you.
If any one of the group wishes to fly out and hire a bike this can also be accommodated (please ask for details) .
If your partner would like to arrange a cheap flight out to Portugal (Faro). We can arrange collection. This gives them the freedom to choose to attend the tours on the bike with yourself or stop off at the Villa and chill out around the pool. This trip is very flexible. Let me know your thoughts and we’ll see what we can arrange.
Why not choose to Fly down and hire a bike direct from me. This would cost £89 per day which would include accomodation and unlimited mileage. (a £500 deposit would be needed). For a 7 day fly-hire so meeting up with the rest of the guys work out at only £623. This actually works out cheaper than ridding your own bike down!
Bikes available is Yamaha Fazer 1000, BMW G650GS, BMW F800R, Yamaha MT07 or ZX10R
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, the Algarve has a very mild climate, with very little rain full so making it ideal biking weather. In May and October the temperature ranges between 20-25 deg‘C.
The tour can be very flexible to suit your needs.
A 10 day tour would have an inclusive price of only £699 (ferry and Accommodation) for Rider and Bike. Pillons are only an extra £399.
This includes all accomodation and ferry crossings.
Your only expense is fuel and food.
Please note; You will need to arrange your own personal insurance and bike recovery.
Standard Tour Dates 2017:
Pre arrange date tours
April 30th to May 10th
Oct 1st to Oct 12th
Please book early
Deposit only £100 via a secure website (credit cards taken) non refundable
Questions and Answers;
Q) After paying the deposit when do I need to settle the final payment and is the deposit refundable
A) 4-6 weeks before the sailing dates the final remaining payment will be taken. Deposit is non refundable as once the Ferry and Accommodation is booked it’s also not refundable to me
Q) What do we do for breakfast?
A) First evening when we arrive at Villa we pop down to the supermarket to get provisions for the short stay, this includes getting ourselves breakfast items like cereals etc plus the all important wine and beers. The cost is split between all; this is normally only 30 euros.
Q) Do we meet up before the Ferry crossing ?
A) For the Plymouth Brittany sailing we Meet at the ‘Lor n Order Café’ (186 Exeter Street, PL4 0NQ) on the main road as you head for the Port in the main city centre. Or you can simply meet up in the bar on the boat.
Q) What items do we need to take for the overseas trip?
A) Must Bring; Passport; V5 log book for bike; UK bike Insurance doc (green card not needed); NHS card or medical insurance; Driving Licence; Euros cash and credit card.
May wish to have recovery insurance (it’s not a legal requirement) but please make sure bike has NEW (-ish) tyres and is fully serviced.
Q) What is the Villa address?
A) Monte da Avo, Alfeicao 497Z, 8100-280 Loule