Portugal Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
Portugal is one of the most beautiful and versatile countries in Europe. It has it all from stunning coast to beautifully laid asphalt and insanely good enduro riding.
Recommended Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies in Portugal
Please contact the companies listed on this page directly for more information.
“Freeride Spirit is a company built by a team of great riders who are as passionate about motorcycles as they are about adventure travel. We will show you nature’s most beautiful hidden gems and provide unique adventure memories!”
Services: All-inclusive motorcycle tour riding experiences on 2-6-day tours all-year round. The Portugal bike tours are split into Enduro Tours and Motorcycle Adventure Travel Experiences. The company also provide a rental bike service.
Tour prices: There are 2,4 and 6-day Enduro Tours. Prices start from £685 and go up to £2,000. There are also 2,3,4,5 and 6-day Moto Adventure Travel Experiences. Prices start from £800 and go up to £2,050. The tours are all-inclusive and include bike, GPS, motorcycle, gear, hotels, meals, airport transfers and medical and third-party liability insurance.
Tour and rental bikes: The rental bikes on offer are the KTM 1290, KTM 70 Adventure and KTM 790 R. They only rent the models used on the adventure motorcycle tours and not their dirt bikes.
Rental prices: The rental price is £160 per day. The price includes GPS, gear, luggage, border crossings, unlimited mileage and transfers.
Insurance: Medical and third-party insurance is included in the price. Additional motorcycle insurance can be purchased for £26 per day for off-road tours and £70 per day for adventure bike tours.
Kit availability: Motorcycle clothing and helmets are included in the rental and tour price.
“Offroad-Offcourse is a small operation that provides unforgettable off-road/adventure experiences to small groups and individuals. As a guide and instructor, my passion is to help my guests become more confident, faster and safer riders, and of course, to show them why Portugal is known to be an off-road paradise and a prime gastronomic destination.”
Services: Motorcycle rental (CRF300L and others), off-road instruction (training days, workshops, training tours), guided tours (1-8 days with mostly everything included), self-guided tours (you’re rented the bike and given off-road tracks to explore on your own).
Rental bikes: Honda CRF300L, WR125 R (in Portugal you can ride a 125cc with a normal car license).
Rental prices: Average day price is £73/day + fuel
Tour prices: Average all inclusive price is around £265/day (inc. motorcycle, hotel, lunch and dinner).
Typical 3-day tour: £508 + £218 (bike). Typical 5 day tour: £930+ £363 (bike)
Insurance: All bikes have a mandatory third party insurance. The bikes are meant to be used off-road so there’s a high tolerance for smaller damages. Everything that can’t be ignored will be charged at a fair price
Kit availability: All protective gear is provided. There is a £4 a day charge for helmets.
“MotoXplorers is a motorcycle tour and rental company based in Lisbon, where riders from all over the world feel welcome. You’ll find the latest BMW GS motorcycles, guided and self-guided tour packs and a professional and passionate team committed to providing customers with unique and exclusive travel experiences.”
Services: BMW GS motorcycle rental, self-guided tours including bike rental, 4*/5* accommodation, curated tour itineraries with GPS routes, worldwide motorcycle tours and customised tours for groups or individuals.
Rental bikes: BMW R1250GS ADV, BMW R1250GS, BMW F850GS, BMW F750GS.
Rental prices: Rental prices start from £75 (€89) / day.
Tour prices: Self-guided tours including bike rental and 4*/5* hotels, 4 days/3 nights in Southern Portugal (Sun Escape Tour) starts from £1,000 (€1,190).
Insurance: All tours and rentals include insurance and 24h road assistance.
Kit availability: One helmet is included with rentals and tours, extra helmets are available for €5 / day. No clothing is available to rent, although MotoXplorers always have some gear available for riders to borrow if needed.
Bianchi Prata Off-Road Centre
“With 11 Dakar rallies and 31 years experience under his belt, Bianchi Prata has set up an off-road school and tour company in Portugal to take your riding to the next level.”
Services: Off-road classes, bike rentals, tours and private events in Portugal and Morocco ranging from 1 hour, 1/2 day, 1, 2 or 4 days. You can rent enduro, race and rally specced bikes from BP for riding at their venue and track or even have them delivered to your home or location in Portugal.
Rental bikes: A range of Honda CR bikes from the CR 125R and 250R Enduro all the way up to a CRF 450RX Rally spec.
Rental prices: Full equipment rental is £22 (€25) and the bike rental ranges from £110 (€125) to £310 (€350) per day.
Tour prices: A half-day tour is £75 (€85) and one day £140 (€160). A 4-day tour in Portugal costs around £1,755 (€2,000) and a 5-day Morocco tour is £2,280 (€2,600).
Insurance: All tours and rentals include insurance.
Kit availability: Full gear and equipment rental costs £22 (€25).
FAQs on Portugal Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
No, sorry. Mad or Nomad do not offer any rentals, tours or services. Please contact the companies listed on this page directly.
This page displays motorcycle rental and tour companies from around the world. We do a lot of research into these companies before adding them and speak to the managers and owners. Many of the companies we have also used in the past or have met the owners while travelling.
While we have collected them all together in one place for your ease, we take no responsibility in your business with them. We’re simply showcasing companies in one easy-to-use place and are not involved with your dealings with them. Any business you have with these companies is at your own risk. We will not be held liable or responsible in any way.
The best time to rent a motorcycle or join a tour in Portugal is from March to June and September to November.
Take a video on your phone of the entire bike, do a walk around and film the condition of the chain, fairings, tyres, any bumps, dents and scratches. By doing so, you can’t get caught out and blamed for something you didn’t do when you return it.
Check the wheel bearings, chain, oil, coolant, brakes, clutch and that the handlebars are straight. Tyres need a decent amount of tread and should be suitable for the terrain you’re riding in. Take it for a short test ride and don’t feel pressured or rushed. Go with your gut and if there’s anything that catches your eye, speak to the owners immediately.
This is down to personal preference, where you’re riding and what’s available. If you’re renting or joining a motorcycle tour in the States and you’re going to be primarily on road, then you may want to opt for a big touring bike. If you’re headed to rural or mountainous countries and are going off-road in Central Asia for example, then go for a mid-weight single-cylinder.
We usually find lighter and cheaper rental bikes are better because they’re less stress, you don’t have to worry about dropping them all the time, are easier to fix and more fun.
For more info on choosing the right motorcycle for your trip, have a look at the below guide and also check out the adventure bikes page too.
We recommend lightweight and comfortable gear suitable for the climate you’re travelling in. If you’re heading to a particularly cold place, then go for Gore-Tex pro laminate.
But, the best all-round option is ventilated, light and comfy adventure bike gear. Take the thermal and waterproof liners out and leave them at home. Take a cheap pair of waterproof throwovers and a compressible down jacket that can be stuffed into a small bag. You can use both items as layering if it’s cold and rainy and they double up when off the bike and will reduce the amount of gear you have to take with you in your luggage.
It’s always better to take your own bike gear over renting or using kit from the rental company. You know your own stuff fits, works and is comfortable – especially your helmet. The last thing you want is to get a few days into your trip and get a headache from a tight lid.
Check out our riding gear article for more info on how to choose the right clothing and the guides section for our recommended kit.
Contact the rental or tour company and ask what luggage the bike comes with. Your bike might come with soft bags, hard boxes, a top box or nothing at all.
You can often leave the gear you don’t want to take with you on the trip at the rental or tour company’s headquarters. So you can travel on a plane with a larger kit bag and just take the bag and gear you need on the bike.
The type of luggage you need depends on the type of trip you’re on, how much off-roading you’re doing and how long you’re going for.
A good option is to go for a waterproof duffle bag and a pair of Rok Straps as this type of luggage setup can be fastened to any bike’s pillion seat and you don’t need racks. And take an additional small and light rucksack for your important gear (camera, passport etc) so you don’t have to worry about it when off the bike.
For more info on choosing your motorcycle luggage, check out our guide page below.
READ MORE: Adventure Bike Luggage Guides
Companies may offer motorcycle insurance as an optional extra, include it in the price or not offer it at all. This again depends on the country you’re riding in.
It’s worth getting insurance if you can and ask what the excess is as you will usually be liable for damage to the bike.
Motorcycle insurance is separate from personal travel insurance. This is incredibly important and you need to be very careful when choosing your personal insurance policy because the fine print often won’t cover you for bikes over 125cc, renting, touring or using a bike as your main mode of transport.
Check out our Admin section as you’ll find detailed guides on personal insurance, paperwork and safety on the road.
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