When to visit the Algarve

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“Everyone talks about the weather, but no-one does anything about it.” Mark Twain We are often asked ‘When’s the best time to visit the Algarve?’ – closely followed by ‘What’s the weather like?’ Having experienced every month of the year here, we thought it might be fun to give you an…

When to visit the Algarve… always!

The Algarve has charm all year round.

That’s why the Bike my Side works over the entire year.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … Every season has its beauty, its colors, its aroma!

Just choose the month and let yourself be surprised by this beautiful region of Portugal that has much more to offer than sun and beach …

 

Ferragudo View
Bike my Side Algarve in Ferragudo

Algarve Blog

“Everyone talks about the weather, but no-one does anything about it.” Mark Twain

We are often asked ‘When’s the best time to visit the Algarve?’ – closely followed by ‘What’s the weather like?’

Having experienced every month of the year here, we thought it might be fun to give you an idea of what you can expect – with some hints about the weather and what to pack if you are coming here on holiday!

Algarve temperatures

So here goes, let’s start with Spring, which can be a very nice time of year to visit the Algarve:

Aljezur flower

You may need to pack a sweater or warm coat for the evening, but during the day you can enjoy some lovely balmy temperatures – even in February! 17 to 20 degrees – sometimes even slightly hotter during the day – and it’s often 8 or 9 degrees in the evening. The oranges are at their…

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Discover the beauty of Portimão and the Algarve secrets

Bike my Side exclusive private sidecar tours,aims to show you a different side of the Algarve, guiding you throughout some of the region’s best-kept secrets whilst taking you on an original and unique journey.

Bike my Side offers a unique way to touring, visiting the famous attractions and discovering the hidden secrets of the Algarve – an experience to treasure forever.

Portimao is a sailor’s delight, thanks to its calm waters and beautiful conditions.

It is the  biggest town in the western Algarve and it is now being discovered by cruise ships from around the world all over the year.

Plenty of elite international competitions also happens here, but you don’t have to be a professional to set sail and on dry land, there is plenty to do and discover too!

If you are seeking a unique and original way to explore the city and its surrounding, like the beautiful beaches, the green side of the Algarve in Monchique, a rich and varied cuisine, internationally award-winning wines, all with a different perspective, away from the hustle of crowds, you will want to try a lovely private sidecar tour.

Just consult Tripadvisor and check that this experience is already in the Top 3 of the Outdoor Activities in Portimão. And Portimão, is ranked #6 of the Top 10 Destinations in Portugal.

There are plenty of bars, restaurants and café’s where you can sit for a bite to eat or a drink and watch the town carry on around you.

Portimão’s atlantic beach of Praia da Rocha has, over the years, become a resort in it’s own right with lots of hotels and apartments, restaurants, bars, discos, clubs and shops.

Amazing, hum?

Before saying goodbye to your private sidecar guide, receive a discount entry voucher to Portimão Museum — perfect if you want to delve further into Portimão’s history following your tour.

Interested?

Sidecar tours Algarve
A unique way to discover the beauty of the Algarve

Discover more at Bike my Side official websitehttp://www.bikemyside.com/

Why should you visit Lisbon… 10 reasons and an extra

Lisbon is the least expensive capital of Europe.

Here you can purchase great value for little money. So, why don’t take advantage of this great opportunity and discover this amazing city with us?

1. Welcoming: It’s a friendly city with a cosmopolitan population, welcoming all visitors and families with children, and open to minorities and all alternative lifestyles.

2. Culture: It’s one of the world’s great historical cities, with characteristic and surprising sights, cultural treasures, and a beautiful setting that make it a paradise for walkers and photographers.

3. Value: It’s one of Europe’s best values – officially Western Europe’s least expensive capital.

4. Location: It’s just around a 2-hour flight from all other major European cities.

5. Climate: Its mild climate makes it an ideal year-round destination. Even in winter, when most other European cities are freezing, in Lisbon high temperatures rarely go below 10C (50F).

6. Resort: It is the only European capital located so close to sandy beaches, enabling visitors to combine culture with fun by the sea. Surfing and fishing a must!

7. Size: It’s a compact and intimate city, ideal for a short city break or a longer romantic stay, with a lively café culture and a nightlife that is one of the most vibrant in Europe.

8. Variety: Its surroundings offer an incredible variety of attractions. Do not miss: a) The romantic Sintra and its palaces. b) The world-class golf and fun at Europe’s largest casino in Estoril. c) Ericeira, as World Surfing Reserve. d) Arrábida Natural Park, and the dolphin watching in Setúbal. e) Nazaré, and the World famous Wave at Praia do Norte.

9. Gateway: It makes a perfect base to explore many of Portugal’s most outstanding towns and villages, from Évora to Óbidos.

10. Safety: It’s one of the safest European capitals.

11. Bike my Side – Sidecar Tours: #1 of 90 Outdoor Activities in Lisbon according to Tripadvisor.

Do we need to say more? 

Discover our great tours at http://www.bikemyside.com/

Lisbon Sidecar tours with Bike my Side
Discover Lisbon in a sidecar tour

It’s your adventure! Let us share it with you

More sunshine than Madrid, Rome or Athens — yet while they all sweat through the Mediterranean summer, there’s usually a breeze blowing off the Atlantic to give Lisbon natural air-conditioning.

Do not miss an oportunity to discover this amazing European city and to ride with Bike my Side on a Custom Sidecar Tour – It’s your adventure!

Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours – highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.

There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences.

Have fun in Lisbon, where nightlife continues till dawn.

Experience calmer moments in Lisbon in the city’s parks, gardens, belvederes, cafés and esplanades.

Or simply enjoy the pure pleasure of being in Lisbon, through its gastronomy, luxury hotels, spas and shopping centres.

All of this and much more, you can discover with Bike my Side Sidecar Tours!

It’s your adventure. Let us share it with you!

More information about these amazing tours here: http://www.bikemyside.com/tours/lisbon

Clap your hands and join us on this journey

Discover Lisbon the Algarve in a glamorous black classic Sidecar full of history, in a unforgettable private tour.

A unique and wonderful sightseeing journey, a different look, authentic and genuine to the sights, sounds, flavours, colors of ONEof the most iconic tourist destinations in Portugal.

Discover Lisbon the Algarve in a glamorous black classic Sidecar full of history, in a unforgettable private tour.

A unique and wonderful sightseeing journey, a different look, authentic and genuine to the sights, sounds, flavours, colors of ONEof the most iconic tourist destinations in Portugal.

Visit the famous sights and unknown places of rare beauty.

Let yourself be guided by breathtaking landscapes and dare to know the most famous secrets of our local lifestyle.

ACCEPT THE INVITATION!

Touring the Algarve in a Sidecar – yes, please

Bike my Side exclusive private sidecar tours,aims to show you a different side of the Algarve, guiding you throughout some of the region’s best-kept secrets whilst taking you on an original and unique journey.

Part of this uniqueness is provided by the transportation itself – a classic black Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle, whose history dates back to the 1940’s, armed with specially equipped helmets comprising a state-of-the-art intercom system that allows you to talk to the driver/guide, as well between your companion at all times during the ride.

Under the motto “Private guide with a smile” and covering the Algarve from Sagres, Lagos, Monchique, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Portimão, to Silves, there are nine tours available. You can also fully customize your tour whether you want a personalized route, a picnic or being taken to church in the sidecar on your wedding day.

You will discover the best beaches on the region, taste local specialties, visit the beautiful Alvor estuary and the hidden Bravura dam, discover Sagres’ history or enjoy the Monchique countryside, whilst also becoming some sort of tourist attraction, as people often try to take pictures of the bike or simple honk to say “hi”.

Bike my Side highlights includes going where no bus or car can go, avoiding traffic and going beyond the usual tourist circuits by traveling along picturesque roads,  feeling the breeze, the wind in the hair and enjoying the views in a unique perspective. You will have no worries about driving, GPS confusions, and you will always feel safe and have all the freedom to choose the stops or attractions to visit.

The private sidecar rides usually last between, two and four hours and range from €35 to €100 per person. These tours are focus entirely on you, as only two people are allowed on each ride – one on the motorcycle, along with the guide, and the other in the sidecar.

Bike my Side offers a unique way to touring, visiting the famous attractions and discovering the hidden secrets of the Algarve – an experience to treasure forever.

Discover more at www.bikemyside.com or facebook.com/SidecarTours.Bikemyside.

The glamour of a sidecar

A unique way to travel, a different viewpoint and perspective as you travel along.

Enjoy being waved at and smiled at throughout the ride: there is something so engaging about this mode of transport.

You will really feel special on our tour.

Imagine yourself riding in Lisbon or in the Algarve a vintage black Sidecar, full of glamor, charm and history, feeling the pleasant breeze of the wind, the warmth of the sun, discovering new perspectives, new ways. Have fun, feel safe, away from the hubbub of the tours filled with confusion. More than a ride or a tour, discover a new experience, a new way to know our Culture, History, Nature, Food and Nightlife.

The history of our black Ural Sidecar dates back to the 40s of the twentieth century. It was designed by the Russians based on German BMW R71 a motorbike diverted from Sweden to Russia. By the end of World War II, about 10,000 Ural Sidecar were sent to the front line.

From the earliest days, more than 3 million Ural Sidecars already passed through the doors of the factory in Irbit – in the Ural Mountains in Siberia, where they continue to be manufactured, as before in an almost artisanal. Apart from its history, our Ural Sidecar is plain black, which gives it that irresistible vintage, iconic look, full of style. Remember the Indiana Jones or Tintin in their sidecars? Now you can experience the same feeling …

BIKE MY SIDE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Go where no bus or car can go, and your feet are too tired to tread with our motorcycle tour.
  • Avoid traffic and go beyond the usual tourist sites by traveling along picturesque roads. 
  • Personalize your sidecar tour as much as you want.
  • Leave with stories and photos that even the “natives” do not know about.
  • Ride with a friend for a truly unique experience.
  • Visit the famous attractions and discover the hidden secrets. 
  • Feel the breeze, the wind in your hair and enjoy the views.

WITH ROOM FOR THREE PEOPLE (DRIVER AND TWO PASSENGERS) THE SIDECAR ALLOWS THE IDEAL CONTEXT OF PRIVACY AND DIALOGUE BETWEEN DRIVER/GUIDE AND PASSENGERS GIVING YOU THE CHANCE TO TALK, WATCH AND LEARN WHILE HAVING FUN ALONG THE WAY, IN AN EXPERIENCE FOR ALL THE SENSES!

ON THE SIDECAR IT IS AVOIDED THE TRAFFIC BY USING ALTERNATIVE AND PICTURESQUE ROADS, ALLOWING YOU TO KNOW MANY PLACES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE, AND OF COURSE, THE MOST FAMOUS ATTRACTIONS.

Curious? Stay tuned for more details on this memorable experience in Lisbon and the Algarve, Portugal.

Reservations & Informations: http://www.bikemyside.com/

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