When it is cold and dark at home what could be better than escaping the winter climate riding the tracks and trails of the Algarve? Join the BMW Off Road Skills team on arguably Europe’s best off road motorcycle holiday, in southern Portugal. In 2014, we will be returning to tour on BMW R 1200 GS, F 800 GS and G 650 GS motorcycles. Riders will get to enjoy a fantastic guided exploration holiday that will cover the beautiful, endless mountain trails and spectacular dirt roads north of the coastal resort of Vilamoura. Riders will have the benefit of flying directly into Faro Airport with cheap flights available from a range of operators from many UK regional airports. Customers will then be collected and taken to the hotel where we will stay for the duration of the tour.
“This tour encompasses a mixture of riding to suit everyone who is interested in off road riding. From endless twisty mountain roads, fire tracks and water crossings to beautiful forest trails and technical single tracks. With a central location and so no need to weigh your bike down with luggage it’s a dream tour for any rider who’s caught the off-road bug.
“The group will be based at a luxury hotel near the stunning Vilamoura Marina for six nights. Then over five days we’ll enjoy some of the best flowing off-road trails I have ever ridden – which is quite something from someone who’s raced all over the world! It’s a chance to enjoy five days of brilliant riding and then relax in the evenings. As we’re based in the same location every night, this is an ideal opportunity for riders to bring their partners. They can relax and enjoy the spa while we’re riding and the evenings can be spent socialising and enjoying the hospitality and sights of Vilamoura Marina.”
Simon Pavey, Dakar rider and Chief Instructor at BMW Off Road Skills
The tour costs £1,995 per person, which includes hire of a G 650 GS, fuel, six nights of 5-star accommodation, breakfast and lunch, an Off Road Skills guide and a back-up vehicle as well as hotel transfers. Want to upgrade the bike? For a G 650 GS Sertao add £100; F 800 GS add £150; R 1200 GS add £200. If your partner wants to come along and relax for the week including use of the Spa then they can join you for just an extra £200.
Prices do not include evening meals, drinks or flights. Participants must have confidently completed the BMW Off Road Skills Level One course or demonstrate equivalent off-road riding skills to participate.
The experience will be based at the four-star Dom Pedro Golf Spa luxury hotel in Vilamoura, which includes heated indoor and outdoor pools, a Jacuzzi, a gym, tennis courts, a private beach area, a sauna, spa treatment rooms and an
18-hole golf course. More details on www.dompedro.com
Want more information?Call our team on +44 (0)1628 894813.