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Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

A tailor-made holiday exploring Portugal’s main cities aboard a motorcycle!  Start in Lisbon, the capital, a city full of stories to tell that’s famous for its hospitality and authenticity, where old traditions and ancient history mix with modern culture. Travel through the heart of Portugal visiting beautiful villages, towns and unforgettable scenery. 

Enjoy the freedom of a flexible holiday, the best way to explore and discover a country!

Location:

  • Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
  • Marvão, Portugal
  • Viseu, Portugal
  • Amarante, Portugal
  • Porto, Portugal (OPO)
  • Nazaré, Portugal
10  Days | 8  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Lisbon (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Lisbon
  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts          
  • 7-day motorcycle-rental in selected category
  • Earn Aeroplan® points                          

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Lisbon.

Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

Day 2

Welcome to Lisbon

Upon arrival, meet your driver and head to your hotel to check in and start exploring.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

Day 3

Lisbon – Sintra – Cabo da Roca – Cascais – Estoril – Lisbon (approx. 97 km)

After breakfast, pick up your BMW motorcycle and head to lovely Sintra.  Drive up to the Pena Palace, with panoramic views extending from the botanical garden to the Tejo River and the Atlantic Ocean. Take the N247 road, and drive through the Natural Park of Sintra, stop at Cabo da Roca and ride by the coast to Cascais and Estoril.  Return to Lisbon through the National Road N6. See the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries before returning to your hotel. 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

Day 4

Lisbon – Arrábida – Evora – Marvao (approx. 298 km)

After breakfast, leave Lisbon by crossing the astonishing 25th April Bridge over the Tejo river.  Follow he N378 road to Sesimbra and take the N379 through Arrábida Mountain. Take a ferry from Setúbal to Troia crossing the Sado River. Stop at Évora, known as the museum-city, and ride to the medieval walled city of Marvao, set on a hill near the Spanish border and admire the views. Spend the night in Marvao.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

Day 5

Marvao – Piodao – Viseu (approx. 278 km)

Leave Marvao and continue north through winding roads, visiting charming villages along the way. Stop at the historical village of Piodao and continue through the deep heart of Portugal to Viseu. Viseu is located in the centre of a demarcated wine region named after the river Dao.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

Day 6

Viseu – Régua – Pinhao – Vila Real – Amarante (approx. 194 km)

Take the national road N2 to Peso da Régua.  This road is the longest one and crosses Portugal from north to south. From Régua, ride the Portugal’s National Road 222, recognized as the World’s Best Driving Road. It connects Régua to Pinhao for 27 km, taking you through the heart of the Douro Valley.  Stop at Pinhao, drive on to Vila Real and then head west to the town of Amarante on the Tamega River and settle in for the night. 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

Day 7

Amarante – Guimaraes – Ponte de Lima – Viana do Castelo – Porto (approx. 189 km)

After exploring Amarante, proceed to Guimaraes for a historical expedition of the Minho region.  Drive to Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo to admire monuments, cathedrals, and landscapes. Lastly, drive along the coast to your destination, Porto.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

Day 8

Porto – Aveiro – Coimbra – Nazaré (approx. 260 km)

After breakfast, spend some time visiting Porto, the second largest city of Portugal. Travel to Aveiro, the city of river canals, also known as the Venice of Portugal.  Continue driving along the N235 to the Buçaco Forest, continuing south to Coimbra, pass by Batalha, home to the 15th-century Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria. Stay overnight in Nazaré or Obidos.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

Day 9

Nazaré – Obidos – Lisbon (approx. 246 km)

Visit Nazaré, a picturesque fishing village. Drive up to the headland called Sitio to admire one of the most beautiful views of the Portuguese coast.  Travel along the coast to Foz do Arelho and inland to visit Obidos, a walled medieval village. Continue south on the N247 to Ericeira, a charming fishing town popular for surfers all around the world. Drive to Lisbon and spend your last night in the Portuguese capital. 

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

Day 10

Lisbon – Return to Canada

After breakfast, leave your motorcycle at the Hertz central office in Lisbon and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Heart of Portugal Motorcycle

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
Vila Gale Opera(or similar)
Marvão, Portugal
Pousada de Marvão(or similar)
Viseu, Portugal
Pousada de Viseu (or similar)
Amarante, Portugal
Casa da Calcada (or similar)
Porto, Portugal (OPO)
Pousada Palacio do Freixo (or similar)
Nazaré, Portugal
Hotel Miramar Nazaré(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Room occupancy: Maximum 2; Double occupancy is sold as 1 rider + 1 co-rider & motorcycle.

IMPORTANT INFO

AGE REQUIREMENT

Minimum age is 25 years old

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily April 1st - October 31, 2022

MORE TO KNOW

Not included                         

  • Local City Tax, payable to the hotels at destination                          
  • Parking fees, if applicable                              
  • Personal expenses and additional insurances

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Lisbon and Porto and are payable in local currency. Rate of 2 EUR is calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

TRANSPORTATION

Inclusion:

  • Motorcycle category I2
  • Total of 2100 km for the duration
  • GPS and luggage system
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), with deductible
  • Third Party Liability
  • Theft Protection Insurance (TP)
  • 24-hour assistance

Note: A driver's license from country of origin valid for a minimum of 3 years must be presented at time of rental pickup. 

Minimum age for car rental is 25 years for the BMW F750 GS model (Cat. I2), 28 years for the BMW R1250 GS model (Category K2).

Exclusion:

Gasoline, CDW deductible of 1500 euros, Super CDW or CDW VIP, Helmet, Cardo Communication System, Refueling charges.  All extra fees payable at rental counter in local currency.

Anything not specifically noted in the inclusions. Upon arrival at the Hertz rental location, the passenger will be asked to leave a deposit for the rental. The deposit amount varies based on rental rate, minimum 300 EUR; this will be authorized on your credit card but not debited from your account. The deposit is intended to cover additional rental costs.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.