Portugal

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Karbono, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. ReDaLeRt

    ReDaLeRt Adventurer

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    Hi,

    I advise you to passing by Lisbon and Sintra. There is a common round route between them: IC19, N375, N247 and N6. Also taste "queijadinhas de Sintra" on "Casa do Preto" shop (N38 47.544 W9 22.428). Don't forget to take a picture at the most western point in Europe ("Cabo da Roca": N38 46.826 W9 29.941).

    Between Lisbon and Montejunto, take the road N115 (Loures -> Cadaval).

    This is my recommended route: http://goo.gl/OKFris


    Enjoy:


    • Troia and Sado river estuary (ferryboat = €8!);
    • Setúbal and its famous "choco frito";
    • "Serra da Arrábida" and its awesome roads and landscape;
    • "Ponte 25 de Abril" the suspension bridge, likewise Golden Gate at San Francisco (toll = €1.65!)
    • "Serra de Sintra" landscape and the fabulous "queijadinhas de sintra";
    • Cascais and "Estrada Marginal" = N6;
    • N115, one of the most winding roads near Lisbon;
    • "Serra de Montejunto" (no words for it!);
    • Santarém and Tejo river sightseeing on "Jardim das Portas do Sol";
    • Almeirim and the famous "Sopa da Pedra" (yes, the stone soup ;-).

    This is a tough route, so I advise you to take it on two days.

    If you came by a weekend we could ride together!

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  2. SlickSix

    SlickSix Been here awhile

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    Nice route redalert :freaky. Couldn´t find better waypoints for a nice couple of days with great roads, views and food.
    Take his word yorkieterrier, the above have some of the better roads and views around and are very popular among
    bikers. You´ll be pleased.

    If you do come by my side (Setubal, Arrabida) please let me know and we can have a cold one on me.
  3. yorkieterrier

    yorkieterrier Adventurer

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  4. yorkieterrier

    yorkieterrier Adventurer

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    Looking to stop for the odd photo as well as food and drink but need to get the route completed within a day
  5. ReDaLeRt

    ReDaLeRt Adventurer

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    Hi,


    Thanks! :freaky There are many waypoints missing, since the trip time available isn't that much. One of them are the "Cristo Rei" statue, "Praia das Maçãs" (Apples Beach :evil), Ericeira, "Linhas de Torres" (old military defense system against the french invasions) and the "pasteis de feijão" around Torres Vedras city, any many others along the coast.


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    You could do my route, but it is quite tough for a single day. Although, it's possible to do it completely starting about 7 A.M. and finishing at 9 P.M..

    To accomplish it on a small amount of time, you could bypass the round route between Lisbon and Sintra and get straight forward to Montejunto through 25 de Abril Bridge, IC17, A8 (until Loures city it is toll free) and N115.

    There are quite cheap gas stations to refill gas around Loures and Almeirim. I could give you some of them for your information.

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  6. ReDaLeRt

    ReDaLeRt Adventurer

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    Hi.

    Finally I did manage why I couldn't open the link you posted.

    If you dislike to ride on highways, get a detour through Arrábida (N 38°29'38.8", W 8°58'01.0"). You would not regret it! Check for yourself at google street view! :freaky

    Since your planning is passing by Mafra palace, get a short stop at Malveira and taste the famous "Trouxas da Malveira" at N 38°55'45.5", W 9°15'03.1".

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  7. yorkieterrier

    yorkieterrier Adventurer

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    Well after all the planning and months of wait, tomorrow is the day of departure.

    I'm currently feeling a mixture of panic and excitement.

    This is by far the longest trip we have done on the bike, so what to take requires a lot more figuring out. Probably got stuff we don't need and forgotten things we do.

    Right now can't imagine what its like for the people on here who travel off circumnavigating the globe.

    Looks like the weather is going to be amazing for us, if not a bit hot for a man from the north of England.
  8. CrustyD3mon

    CrustyD3mon Been here awhile

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    You will do England to Portugal?

  9. yorkieterrier

    yorkieterrier Adventurer

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    Ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
  10. luis pereira

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    Looks like the weather is going to be amazing for us, if not a bit hot for a man from the north of England.[/QUOTE]

    You´ll be fine... Beer is cheaper than in the UK :beerand very refreshing:D Ride safe and enjoy every minute. Cheers
  11. metale

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    Have a nice ride! PM me if you need anything.
  12. wegface22

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    Great thread, obrigado :clap
  13. JimVonBaden

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  14. yorkieterrier

    yorkieterrier Adventurer

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    Arrived in Porto for a day off the bike. Everything going brilliantly so far.
  15. eupi

    eupi eupi

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    Dear Fellowcountryman,

    overwhelming pics from an extraordinary land! :norton

    I think we're in the same region...Minho, right?

    Obrigado pelas fotos!!!:D

    Boas curvas!!!:ricky
  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    My wife and I will be in Portugal from the 8th to the 24th of September. Me for the third time! I can hardly wait!

    We will be in Lisbon, Braga, Porto and Terras de Bouro.
  17. TM1(SS)

    TM1(SS) Been here awhile

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    Visited Portugal in 1990, boat docked in Lisbon and one of the dock workers lent me his brother's K bike for three days, what a Beautiful country:clap
  18. Tiago

    Tiago Been here awhile

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    I'll give it a stab:

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    Alvão Natural Park, northern Portugal

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    Near Minas de Beça, Boticas
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    This is an explosion of food over two weeks in Portugal and Spain. Most in various restaurants, and some in one of my many inlaws homes in Lisbon and Covish.
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    Feel free to ask about any of it, but only quote the photos you want to ask about.
    By the way, my wife loves octopus (povo), as you might be able to tell!

    Once I organize the photos, I will post some of Portugal, but here is a teaser:

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  20. CrustyD3mon

    CrustyD3mon Been here awhile

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    Glad you'd like our food! ;)