After lots of requests from you we are now offering a tour that goes 100% on asphalt. This tour suits everyone, regardles of experience. We split into several groups during the tour so you always get to ride at a pace that suits you. You can also bring a passenger if you like. Of cours e we ride the new BMW R1300GS!

According to us, and many others, the Algarve coast offers some of the world’s best motorcycle roads. After spending 13 winters in Portugal on all possible (and impossible) roads, we have now put together an asphalt tour with our absolute favourites on Portugal’s sun-drenched south coast.

For 5 days (3 riding days) we have full focus on really amazing asphalt riding in a beautiful nature among cork oaks and orange groves. We ride through green valleys and over high mountains with fantastic views of the Atlantic. We ride fast twisty roads, narrow twisty roads and everything in between. All the way you are guided by our experienced and certified tour guides.

The Algarve’s 300 days of sun gives us the best possible weather. When the tours are organized, the daytime temperature is usually between 20-25 degrees Celsius and the sun normally shines from clear blue skies. Perfect temperature for riding a motorcycle, in other words.

Photos on this website: Ann Cathrin Erga, David Johansson, White Shell Beach Villas, BMW Motorrad.


The riding

Our main focus during this tour is the riding experience and the roads we ride are mixed. We ride everything from larger curvy roads where you can stretch out, to smaller curvy roads through orange groves and cork oaks. We ride along the mountain sides and through eucalyptus valleys. We pass cozy villages and stop at our favourite cafés for a coffee. We have picked the curviest roads with the best possible asphalt quality. During this tour we ride 100% asphalt, and it is perfectly fine to ride with a passenger if you wish.

We split into several groups depending on prior skills and wishes. We basically ride the same roads but add some extra bits for the faster groups. During the days, you have several opportunities to change groups as you wish. The tour is led by a BMW Motorrad Certified Tourguide

Food & Hotel

The entire tour we stay at the brand new White Shell Beach Villas within walking distance to the fantastic beaches of Praia de Nossa Senhora da Rocha & Praia Nova. The accommodation is top class in terms of both food and accommodation. Should you have a partner with you who does not ride with you on a motorcycle for a few, or all days, White Shell and the surrounding area is a fantastic place to “just be”, walk on the beaches, visit the SPA facility or just relax on your patio at your own Beach Villa.

We stay in nice apartments/villas. All facilities are here, such as a complete kitchen, micro, espresso machine, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, flat screen TV, shower, AC and free (and fast!) WiFi. In addition to the jacuzzi, SPA facility, gym, padel court at the Resort, there are many different activities nearby such as water sports, cave tours by boat, horse riding, golf, bicycle rental, shopping & bars and fantastic beach walks along the Algarve’s beautiful coastline. In short – a fantastic place even for those who don’t ride motorcycles.

We have dinner either at White Shell’s award-winning restaurant or at one of all the cozy restaurants nearby. We eat lunch at some of our favorit restaurants in the villages we pass during the days.

White Shell Beach Villas | Portugal - Algarve Mountains | www.ridenordic.com
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White Shell Beach Villas | Portugal - Algarve Mountains | www.ridenordic.com


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If you arrive early on this day, we recommend exploring the beautiful beaches just below the resort. You will also find supermarkets and several restaurants within walking distance. In the evening we have a joint dinner and go over the next day’s plans.

We gather in the morning and start with a presentation of ourselves and the motorcycles. We jump on the bikes and read north. The start goes at a slower pace and through picturesque villages. Gradually, the roads become curvier and the riding more active.

Today we head east, but before the landscape becomes flatter towards the Spanish border, we retreat up into “the Algarve Mountains” where we find everything we could wish for in the form of exciting asphalt roads.

Another full day on the Algarve’s best asphalt roads and now we are looking for slightly higher altitudes in the area around Monchique. At the top, we have a fantastic view of both Portugal’s south coast and west coast.

Time flies when you’re having fun, and the adventure is over for this time. For some it’s an early transfer to the airport, others have the opportunity to enjoy the resort’s facilities and hopefully some sun and blue skies before it’s time to catch the flight back home. Luckily, there are more tours to join so hopefully it won’t be too long until we see each other again!

Included in the tour

  • 3 days of asphalt riding at its very best
  • Feedback & riding tips from tourguide/instructor
  • Several tour guides on motorbikes – that ride in different pace
  • 3-day rental of BMW R1300GS
  • Comprehensive motorcycle insurance
  • Fuel for motorcycle
  • Technical support for motorcycles
  • Spare motorcycle if needed
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in own room with own toilet/bath
  • Arrival and closing dinner
  • Breakfast, lunch & coffee all driving days
  • Unique South Coast T-shirt


Flights to/from Faro/Algarve, 2 dinners, riding gear.

Portugal - Algarve Mountains | BMW R 1300 GS | www.ridenordic.com
Portugal - Algarve Mountains | BMW R 1300 GS | www.ridenordic.com

Good to know

  • It is perfectly fine to bring a passenger on this tour. You can add this to the booking.
  • The tour starts and ends at our resort White Shell Beach Villas in Porches, Algarve, Portugal. We recommend that you fly to/from Faro/Algarve airport (FAO).
  • All of Day 1 and Day 5 are set aside for arrival and departure so you are free to arrive/leave as early or as late as you wish. If you want to arrive a day earlier or leave a day later, you can add this in the booking.
  • You can get to/from our resort on your own or add transfer in the booking.
  • Remember that a travel insurance is required in case you get ill or injure yourself. Check with your insurance company.
  • Always wear complete riding gear while riding! An approved full-face helmet (flip-up helmets must be closed during all riding), approved back protector, shoulder protectors, elbow protectors, knee protectors, gloves and motorcycle boots.
  • We will of course adapt if you have any food allergies, in that case let us know no later than 4 weeks before departure.


Incl. BMW R 1300 GS21 900 SEK(Approximately EUR)

The basic price includes accommodation in a shared apartment with own bedroom and own toilet/bathroom (4 nights), 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, coffee/tea all riding days, 2 dinners, tour guide and all guided tours, rental of BMW R 1300 GS for 3 days , spare motorcycles, fuel, insurance for motorcycle.