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“Fly ride tour staying full board in a lovely villa in...”

Written on: 29/03/2008 by 101sylvia (6 reviews written)

Good Points
Personal tour just for us, we were really well looked after.
Very comfortable home base with day rides out.
Great roads and tracks, where we experienced off roading for the first time.
Splendid well maintained motorcycles.
You could take the whole family.

Bad Points
Some people may find the villa isolated and lacking in night life.
You could take the whole family!
The swimming pool is not heated.

General Comments
Fly ride tour staying full board in a lovely villa in rural central Portugal. Excellently prepared BMW Dakars (on and off road) and Suzuki DR250 (off road only) bikes are provided. We were transferred to and from Porto airport by our hosts, with a journey time of just over two hours.

We had a most memorable time; the hosts were excellent, and went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely holiday and tailored our tour to our specific capabilities and preferences. The level of personal care and attention made this a very special holiday, located as it is in an absolutely idyllic place.

This part of Portugal is a motorcycling playground, both on and off road. The immediate area provides direct access to good motorcycling roads and tracks. There is a public motocross circuit a short ride away. All the roads were a real pleasure to ride, with sweeping bends, good surfaces and few cars. The off road capability of the bikes opens up access to the extensive network of woodland and mountain tracks. The guide knows these well and can lead you unhesitatingly all over the attractive countryside. We were delighted with the opportunity to experience off road riding for the first time, and in such a unique location. The quality of the bikes and tracks were impressive and will not disappoint more experienced riders. In common with much of Europe, Portugal is very biker friendly.
The villa provided a clean, well-equipped, spacious and comfortable home base, yet we had no housework to do. All our meals were freshly cooked in our kitchen (good wholesome home cooking) and then quickly cleared away and washed up. As a couple we had lots of space; up to thirteen people could be accommodated in four rooms, with a bathroom and a shower room, plus two verandas. The bed was very comfortable. In summer I am sure the swimming pool is much appreciated, but we stayed in February. The location is private.

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