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For a fun Portuguese adventure hop into the sidecar of vintage motorcycle for a 2.5-hour private tour of Alvo and Ferragudo from Portimão. This tour is a memorable way to explore the scenic towns around Portimão in the Algarve region. Visit the fishing village of Ferragudo and capture views from the Ferragudo lighthouse. Plus, see the fort of Santa Catarina a medieval fortress that protected the Algarve from pirates. Enjoy the full attention of your guide who can stop as needed for refreshments along the way (own expense) or tailor your itinerary around you.


  • 2.5-hour Portimão, Ferragudo and Alvor morning or afternoon motorcycle with sidecar tour from Portimão
  • Ride in the sidecar or pillion of a vintage motorcycle, chauffeured by an expert driver-guide
  • Admire the views from Ferragudo lighthouse and explore old Portimão and riverside Alvor
  • See beautiful beaches, visit Santa Catarina Fort and enjoy stops along the way
  • Receive a discount entry voucher to Portimão Museum to use afterward
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and full attention from a guide on this private tour

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Portimao, Alvor and Ferragudo Sightseeing by Vintage Motorcycle Sidecar from Portimao

Explore the Algarve coast on a vintage motorcycle

Meet your friendly motorcycle guide in the morning or evening in central Portimão for a private day trip to Alvor and Ferragudo. After listening to a safety briefing, strap on your helmet and hop into your sidecar. If there are two people, one will ride behind your guide or pillion. Discuss any places of particular interest and your guide can tailor your journey accordingly.

Then, begin your adventure through Portimão and enjoy insightful and historical commentary from your guide. Learn how Portimão was critical in the Algarve’s fishing and sardine canning industry.

Leave Portimão and enjoy views as you cross into Ferragudo. Cruise by white terracotta roofed fishermen’s cottages on your way to the Arade River. Ride along cobbled streets and absorb the lively atmosphere of this up and coming restaurant scene.

Next, motor to the Ferragudo lighthouse which sits on a bluff staring towards Portimao. Stop here for amazing views over the river towards Portimao with the Monchique hills setting the background. Then stretch your eyes the other direction towards the Atlantic Ocean for a panoramic delight.

Coast down through Portimão Old Town towards Alvor and admire landmarks including the 18th-century church Our Lady of the Conception. In this quaint town cradled by the Alvor River estuary (Ria de Alvor) and sea, explore cliffside beaches and charming riverfront shops. If you desire, stop to shop or to grab some refreshments (own expense).

Loop back with your chauffeur past the sparkling sands of Praia da Rocha in Portimão and break at Santa Catarina Fort. Walk around this 17th-century maritime fortress and see how its strategic placement helped protect the peninsula from pirate attacks and other invaders.

Meet back with your guide at a predetermined time and voyage back to central Portimão. Receive a voucher good for a discount to Portimão Museum, where you can delve deeper into Portimão’s history. Then, bid farewell to your guide.

Customer Reviews

Joyce S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Sidecar in Portimao was the highlight excursion of our cruise. We didn't realize Portugal was so beautiful and had so many wonderful sites to see. Our driver so sorry I forgot your name was EXCELLENT!!!! He spoke very good English, was a very good tour guide and had a great sense of humor. I sat in the side car and was very comfortable. My husband sat behind the driver and mentioned that it was hard holding on to the bar for so long. That being said, he agrees with me that this was the BEST excursion of the cruise. The tour and driver were much more than we expected.

steven d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome way to see the beautiful beaches and other sights of Portimao area! Would TOTALLY do it again!

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