2018 Portugal Road Trip 

Final Day (4 of us)

This morning would be the last time we re pack our bags and load them on the bikes as we were heading to the Algarve for the last 260kms. We were all feeling surprisingly good this morning considering the amount of drink we polished off last night. not perfect but good enough to ride. We rolled away at about 10ish again and started out on the N5 to meet up with the N2 some 30kms later, it was amazing as the previous day the N2 had been a little predictable…

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2018 Portugal Road Trip 

Day 2 (4 of us) Barrosinha

This morning was another hot one and it didn’t help the bikes were in the sun, so packing was getting us all hot and bothered before we even set off. But at about 10 we were back on the road again and eating up the miles on the N2. we had aimed to get around half way from this hotel to home and stop to give us a even ride the next day to our final destination in the Algarve, so earlier this morning we booked into a little hotel…

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2018 Portugal Road Trip 

Day 1 (4 of us) Pedrógão Pequeno

This morning was going to be our first group ride and we were heading back down to the Algarve via the N2 and hopefully some great riding and weather. We were all feeling very good considering the amount of drink we polished off last night. After a hearty breakfast we loaded the bikes up again and prepared to leave as a group for the first time. We were heading to a little place right on the N2 called Pedrógão Pequeno and our hotel for the night Hotel Da Montanha. But…

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Day 3 (Steve & Lorna) Viseu

So today was our last day well half day on our own, we were on our way to meet up with Kelly & Warren who were riding down from Porto to meet us in Viseu a town thats situated on the N2 road which is what will will be riding on all the way back to the Algarve. So for us last night was a great nights sleep not entirely uninterrupted but still a good nights sleep the North Portuguese do like a Church bell to remind you very hour…

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2018 Portugal Road Trip 

Day 6 (Kelly & Warren) Visue

We woke up and went to the gym for a bit of a workout as we knew we would be in no fit state to go the next morning after meeting the Watts/Deboo pose, lol. We had breakfast and loaded the bike up, I wiped the bike over with another stolen hotel flannel, and we Set off for Viseu on the other side of a mountain range. We rode along the river for about 10 miles as we left Porto and then crossed at one of the many bridges. We…

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Day 5 (Kelly & Warren) Porto

We had a good breakfast and loaded the bike for the trip to Vigo. We set off at 9.45 and the weather was nice and sun was coming up. We headed west through towns and villages one in particular that stood out was Cuntis, made us chuckle. There was a bit of traffic and we was doing about 50 to 60 mph. As we approached Vigo we could see the bay on our right. with an amazing wire bridge structure. We arrived in Vigo for a quick pit stop at…

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2018 Portugal Road Trip 

Day 2 (Steve & Lorna) Coruche to Aveiro

This morning we were going to leave a little earlier to try and avoid the blistering heat and get to our days destination Aveiro by about 1-2pm, BUT thanks to a terrible nights sleep we were almost awake all night and didn’t really need our 7:30am alarm call, this was mainly due to trucks driving straight pass our hotel over cobbled stones and when the trucks were empty the noise was unbelievable, even during the quieter times there was a dog barking all night long, and to make sure that…

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2018 Portugal Road Trip 

Day 4 (Kelly & Warren) Santiago de Compostela ES

Woke up to rain . Went to the gym to kill some time and then had breakfast. The rain had eased off so we decided to head off 11.45 and take the motorway E70 that goes through the mountains towards the west coast. As we went up in altitude the fog was bad and couldn’t see the cars in front. It was bitter cold and wet, Kelly was not happy 😪🙈. We got through the fog and rain and I was cruising at 80 mph to get to warmer weather….

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2018 Portugal Road Trip 

Day 1 (Steve & Lorna) Coruche PT

OK so today is the start of our section of the road trip where we ride up North to meet Kelly & Warren in Visue in 3 days time, so a easy ride up but on some nice roads. We left this morning at 9am trying to avoid some of the seriously hot weather which was great but it didnt last long, after about 1 hour we could feel the temps rising to the point we were seriously thinking it was going to be a absolute nightmare but fortunately the…

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Day 3 (Kelly & Warren) Navia ES

We woke to the sound of cow bells and I opened the window shutters to glimpse of a sea view and cows in the fields below. After a beautiful breakfast in amazing surroundings, we set off for Navia on the north coast of Spain. We arrived at the hotel after 4 and half hours ride through back roads and country lanes around the outskirts of the picos mountains in quite cold conditions. Hotel spa in Navia was lovely but the place is a bit of a ghost town. So much…

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