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Private Tour: Algarve Wine and Tapas Tour by Sidecar Motorcycle from Portimao

Portimão, Portugal
Private Tour: Algarve Wine and Tapas Tour by Sidecar Motorcycle from Portimao

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Take your taste buds on a tour of the Algarve on this private tour from Portimão by motorcycle. Choose to ride pillion or in the sidecar, and then take it all in as your professional driver-guide drives you to some of Portimão’s and Alvor’s best-loved foodie hotspots. Savor fresh fish and seafood tapas, tempt your sweet tooth with local sweet treats and try up to different wines at an award-winning winery just outside of Lagoa. Be sure to bring your appetite.
  • Private Algarve tapas and wine tour from Portimão on a vintage motorcycle
  • Ride in the sidecar or pillion with an expert chauffeur-guide
  • Enjoy the scenery as you explore Portimão, Alvor, Lagoa, and Praia da Rocha
  • Stop at several eateries to taste delicious seafood tapas and a sweet treat
  • Visit an award-winning winery to sample a few varietals of wine
  • Get the inside track on the local food and wine scene
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and your guide’s undivided attention on this private tour
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Expert driver-guide
Safety briefing
Use of a motorcycle helmet
Taxes and fuel
Food tastings
4 samples of wine
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Any entrance fees
Rua Gonçalo Nascimento , R. Gonçalo Nascimento, 8500-702 Portimão, Portugal
2:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, make your own way to central Portimão to greet your private guide. Inform your guide of any preferences you have regarding sights and information, and then receive a safety briefing and protective helmet.

Once you are ready, board either the sidecar or motorcycle and feel the engine roar into life. As you cruise around the gorgeous coastline and villages surrounding Portimão, hear of the region’s history and stop to taste Algarve culinary classics.

Relish the freedom to customize your tour according to your interests and choose to follow itineraries similar to the ones suggested below.

Stop in Alvor—a quaint village replete with cobbled streets and tapas bars—and enjoy incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and Praia da Rocha beach. Alternatively, enjoy the whitewashed splendor of Lagoa—replete with leafy vineyards and famed for its wine varietals, samples of which you taste.

As you relax and enjoy fine wine, listen to commentary that details the unique microclimate and award-winning wineries of the area. Then, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to your original departure point in Portimão, where your tour concludes.
Pass By:  
Museu de Portimao
Meeting Point
Pass By:  
Overlooking the fishing village.
Stop At:  
Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate
Visit the vineyard and Wine tasting.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Praia Da Rocha
Visit the fortress.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Light coat during spring and autumn is recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bike My Side Algarve
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "All in all it was a perfect day and this tour is great for anyone of any age." See review


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, Jun 2019
This was an absolutely amazing experience. Delfin is an excellent guide and driver. It was our first time on a motor cycle and we felt very safe and comfortable throughout the tour. Delfin shared a wealth of knowledge regarding the history, local culture, gastronomy and agriculture of the area. He also took some great photos of my sister and I when he stopped to explain the different areas. The drive up the hills to the Winery was fantastic. He pointed out different trees including the cork trees and explained how the cork is harvested and was used for different items. The Winery included a tasting of 6 different wines and we drove through the vineyards to see how everything is laid out and we enjoyed the different sculptures scattered about the property. Returning to the older section of Portimao on our way to the Tapas Cafe we attracted a lot of attention from the locals . Following a lovely lunch we headed into the new section and the beach at Praia da Rocha. All in all it was a perfect day and this tour is great for anyone of any age. You could not ask for a better tour guide and driver. Delfin, thank you so much for this wonderful experience.
This was an absolutely amazing...
David N
, Jul 2018
This was an absolutely amazing experience. Such an enjoyable way of getting around and our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us informed all the way. Great wine tasting and the tapas tasting was excellent. The whole tour is highly recommended and not to be missed.
Taking the tour on the motorcycle...
Sharon B B
, Dec 2017
Taking the tour on the motorcycle with my friend was a blast. We each took a turn sitting in the sidecar which was a great experience especially since I had only been on a motorcycle two other times and never in a sidecar. Our tour guide and driver, Delfim, was a great driver and very knowledgeable about the area, showing us various parts of Portimao along with a vineyard. We enjoyed sitting outside in the vineyard sipping our wine, enjoying all the sculptures and talking with Delfim. After going to the vineyard we were taken to a nice restaurant for a traditional Portuguese meal consisting off sardines on bruschetta with a side salad and wine which was fabulous. This was definitely a highlight of our trip.
Delfim was an awesome tour guide and...
, Nov 2017
Delfim was an awesome tour guide and this experience was even better than expected. I highly recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!
This was indeed a great experience...
Alexandra I
, Oct 2017
This was indeed a great experience! - it was my first riding in a sidecar motorcycle through the sunny countryside. The tour is great, taking you from the modern resort of Portimao, to an old village, then up the hills to stop is a spectacular vineyard a place of fine arts all together - the art of making the wine and also sculptures. The wine tasting brings interesting flavours that stay with you on your way back to Portimao. And this is not the end - we also stopped at a tapas place to taste some local cuisine specialties - very tasty..yummy....I took the recipe. Then back in the motorcycle for a tour of the old city and to the beach. And of course - the other ingredient that made this trip special - our amazing guide. Thank you :
Delfina us a lovely unassuming guy...
Peter B
, Oct 2017
Delfina us a lovely unassuming guy with a great passion and knowledge for the area. Everything taken at a nice leisurely pace and a lovely stop for sardines on bruschetta in Portimao
We had such an amazing tour with...
Diane L
, Sep 2017
We had such an amazing tour with Delfim! A must do excursion! Delfim was fabulous, friendly, we felt totally safe with him, he was courteous and knowledgeable. On our way to the vineyard, he took us through traditional neighbourhoods, stopped to explain the history and the agriculture. During he ride he was friendly and was easily able to converse with us in English. Delfim Suggested some restaurants near where we are staying and our tour ended with a tasty traditional Portuguese meal of sardines and mackerel served with delicious bread. At the end of our tour he even dropped us off at the door very much appreciated. Delfim gave us a great overview of the local culture and history of the region. We highly recommend that you take this tour!
This was by far the highlight of our...
Derek A
, Sep 2017
This was by far the highlight of our trip to the Algarve this year 4/9/17 Delfim the driver was a very good host stopping at various places on route to the vineyard. We had a good tasting of the wines provided. The reaction from people as we past on the sidecar was a laugh. Then to the local tapas cafe and supplied us with our choice to test. Very good chilled out way to see more than normal. Recommended
Delfim Martin, who runs this tour...
Michael D
, Sep 2017
Delfim Martin, who runs this tour was absolutely fantastic. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone of any age. He toured us in and around Portomao very safely stopping lots of times explaining the city, it's history and culture. We sampled the local wines at a local vineyard. experience the local 'Sardine cuisine. The bike and side car was near new and a totally different way to experience Portugal. Highly recommended, thanks Delfin. Mike and Pam Doran
We spent an interesting...
Paul W
, Aug 2017
We spent an interesting, entertaining and memorable time with our guide Delfim on our wine tasting and gastronomy tour of Portimao and the surrounding area. We already knew the general area, having previously visited on a number of occasions, but Delfim was able to take us on roads we never knew existed, and all at a pace so that it was easy to take in the city and country views and soak up the atmosphere. The tour of the wine estate, wine tasting and near Estombar and the tapas tasting in Portimao were all thoroughly enjoyable. To experience it all on a motorbike and sidecar just added loads of fun.

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