Rides in Portugal....

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Volksg, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Volksg

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    Ok fellows, this is the report of one of my "lone wolf" trips, this time was to "serra de Montemuro", is in the south side of the douro river, its a beutiful place, with breatheless landscapes and trails, here some pics.

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  2. Volksg

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    Hi friends, ok one more report this time to "fisgas do Ermelo" is a step by step waterfall, is located in the north of portugal in Serra do Alvão, it has some beutifull landscapes and trails, now some pics....


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  3. Circle Blue

    Circle Blue Here and There

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    Hope there are more. I like.
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  4. Volksg

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    Hi, to show you a little bit more of Portugal, this time a trip to Guimarães Castle, the birth of the portuguese nation and to Srª da Graça, our "pikes pike" lol...hope you like it.

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  5. IslandMonkey

    IslandMonkey Been here awhile

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    Very nice, thanks for sharing. :thumb
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  6. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Great pix, thanks. I have only been to Sintra, and of course Lisbon. Is this something I can do in an easy day? Or how far from Lisbon? I usually only have the day when I'm there.
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  7. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Lindo o nosso Portugal. Can't wait to go back in the summer.
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  8. Volksg

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    Hi, this pics where taken in the north of Portugal, at 400km of lisbon, its not easy to see in a day if you start in lisbon, my advice is at least 2 days and you dont have the time to see everything like you should, i have been to Sintra also, its a great village, its the "romantic village" of portugal, cheers...
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  9. Volksg

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    sem duvida é um Pais lindo este nosso Portugal, cumps
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  10. Volksg

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    Some more pics of the Douro River...

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  11. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    A zona do Douro e maravilhosa. Conduzi da Régua até Vila Nova de Gaia pelas estradas velhas no ano passado. Infelizmente foi no carro de aluguer e não de moto.
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  12. Volksg

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    Well folks, another trip, this time to Serra da Cabreira, its located in the baixo Minho region at south of the National Park of Gerês, it was a two days trip, with lots of off road and some magnificent landscapes, hope you enjoy it, cheers...


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    The base camp...
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    The stove...
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    After the lunch its time to take some of the luggage and hide it in the bush, and lets explore the montain, and the trails...

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    The highest point of the montain...
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    back to the base camp to spend the night...

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    monting the tent...
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    enjoing the sun escaping into the montain...
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    some coffe to warm up...
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    breakfast...some coffe and cookies...
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    its time to leave....

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    Loaded and ready to go...
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    take a look to the GPS...
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    and thats all...hope you like it...
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    pretty cool
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  14. sixshooter

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    Great to see the part of Portugal I fell in love with, been there a few times.
    Back then we used to go offroading with Jeeps and Land Rovers, we had basecamp in Cabeceiras de Basto.
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  15. Volksg

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    Yeah, its a great place to go off-road, Cabeceiras de basto is a little down to south i have been there already, and i will post some of the pics here...:clap
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  16. yorkieterrier

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    Hey, great pics.

    I'm really looking forward to riding in Portugal next year to looks like such a beautiful county.

    Please keep posting more pictures

    James
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  17. Volksg

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    Hi, im back, here some pics of a trip to some of the "Portugal históric vIllages" hope you like it.

    Good friends, so here is the story of our trip Aces' Historic Villages of Portugal "are total 12 villages, but our plans were going to visit only 8 of them, as arranged the meeting point would be awaiting by our comrades coming from the "south" eheheh, ace 9am on the dot there I was on the scene and already our friends Kimbusa (Jorge) and Khamsim (peter) were keeping place, although Peter could not follow us there was as promised to pay for the coffee to "adventurers"

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    However arrived missing comrades, Alfredo and Carlos (vermallon), do not tell anyone but it is said that around ... Alfredo has a pact with the man who rules the weather, but thankfully for us because the day was gorgeous and sunny, perfect for what was coming, hugs, we left for breakfast promised by Pedro.

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    Coffee taken, hugs and wishes for a good trip and there we left for our trip, we started by snaking along the Douro to Entre-os-Rios, we stopped there for a cigarette and two of lyrics and of course take a picture of the practice with the Angel as if to plead for protection that still came.

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    We had to hereinafter as the river Paiva company with their furious fast to our right and the imposing mountains of the Montemuro Alfredo knows so well to the left, we always roads that snaked along the mountain through beautiful villages until Alvarenga (land the steaks), from here Alfredo took the reins and showed us one of the finest ways to cross the Sierra.

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    However we descend to the east side of the Sierra and picked up the road from the Cinfães Castro Daire.

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    There we climbed the beautiful journey that gives us this road leaving behind a landscape of predominantly typical slopes of the Douro and advancing to a typical mountain landscape stripped and imposing.

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    However some of the fellows had to give drink to horses ....

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    Deposits and go full forward we have long way to go, order from here was to find a picnic to eat any snack that already had the stomachs to protest ... but before you get there Piaggio decided to stop in the mud on a path of gravel, but nothing that aid does not solve .

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    It was a meal quickly and effectively, because we still have much to walk, then did a shot of over 100km and only stopped in Trancoso.
    In Trancoso, after a coffee and see that despite the trip being run by the best were just taking longer than previously thought in the planning, and we would have to follow to direct belmonte not pass in Linhares da Beira and Sortelha, and well as day only has 24 hours would have to be, so we made one more shot directly and did about 70 km towards Belmonte always with the Serra da Estrela in the background ....


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    Belmonte back and still had to do some 70km to Idanha-a-Nova and Carlos Alfredo I were going to the campsite near the dam where we would spend the night, when we arrived it was dark, it was time to assemble the shelter and make dinner ... after a few hours we had the visit of kimbusa who came from the village to spend a little time with the rest of our community, we were an hour or two to tell and hear stories tell of life ...
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    Would follow from here to Idanha-a-Velha, a historic village is completely walled, and that beauty was entered, advise to visit ...

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    We leave Idanha-a-Velha back with impressive destination will Monsanto, known for being the most Portuguese village in Portugal ...

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    Monsanto in the sky began to bless travelers, and would be so for a long time, we have next to no visibilty due to heavy rains, but the destination was still Piodão now we come to the city where Fundão still raining heavily here and the our comrade Kimbusa decided to end the trip and head home because the roads were not the best conditions and the tires fitted to his Piaggio Fly were not best suited to deal with so much water on the road, had previously caught a mighty scare and the vows we made good trip and went just 3 for Piodão, about 10/15 minutes of our comrade decided to head home the weather abated,, and follow directions taken to Piodão, and I tell you now that the road is dazzling paintings seem imagined by the gods, valleys of sight, touch the peaks in clouds, villages as they lost in the middle of nowhere, just amazing.

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    From Piodão we decided by the most direct route to home, and which was not surprising that when we thought that we would no longer have anything more interesting, entered the National road 230 in Vide and did about 25km up and I can safely say that is in my personal Top 5 of the most amazing roads to make in a motorcycle , from here was to follow up home with a total of 763km made ​​with the best possible company was a memorable trip for me, hope you like it.
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  18. poolman

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    What an amazing country, thank you for posting!

    Cheers,
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  19. Volksg

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    Thanks, glad you like it....:1drink
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  20. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    :clap. Obrigado por partilhar. Mesmo lindo o nosso Portugal.
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