Guaranteed to make you smile

Touring the Algarve in a sidecar motorcycle has a kind of magical feeling about it. You will find yourself smiling and waving at complete strangers for the simple reason that you just feel happy! BIKE MY SIDE AND ENJOY THE RIDE | TRAVEL AND LEISURE BLOG PORTUGAL

Yes! You are in the Algarve and it’s summer!

But, did you know that you can discover all the beauties of the region and at the same time, escape the tourist mess?

If you are visiting the Algarve on holidays and prefer a more quite adventure, our sidecar tours are the most enjoyable way you will find to experience the beautiful city of Portimão, the surroundings beaches, local treats and breathtaking landscapes whilst travelling in comfort, style and 100% safe aboard our classic motorcycle sidecar.

Três Irmãos

All you have to do is sit back and relax in the freedom of an open-air  environment  as your experienced Bike my Side driver and guide entertains you with stories and interesting facts about the Algarve – all the most famous tips and secrets that only a local knows.

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As this is your own private tour we can stop at any time for you to take pictures and videos so you will be able to share your special journey for years to come with friends and family and have memories that will last a lifetime!

Algarve Sweets

Bike my Side Sidecar Tours are ideal for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities as we travel at a leisurely pace and do our best to avoid  busy main roads.

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Touring the Algarve in a sidecar motorcycle has a kind of magical feeling about it. You will find yourself smiling and waving at complete strangers for the simple reason that you just feel happy!

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Yes, it’s summer. Yes, you are in the Algarve and you can make the most of it!

For more information & reservations just visit us www.bikemyside.com 

 

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5 Great reasons to visit Monchique the top of the Algarve, Portugal

Monchique, a quite different Algarve so genuine and so interesting to discover.
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When choosing the Algarve for your holiday’s destination you may not know that besides the sun, sea, beach, golf, culture and delicious gastronomy and all other amazing activities related to a holiday destination of sun and beach, you can find not far from the coast, a green paradise, fresh and full of alternative attractions, called Monchique.

The municipality of Monchique is characterized by a diversity of activities that have lasted in time and continue to be developed in traditional ways, with great interest and an important part of the Algarve identity.

Do you like honey, original handicrafts, firewater and mountain products?

If so, here are five good reasons to take a leap up to Monchique hills while you’re in the Algarve.

 

1. CALDAS DE MONCHIQUE

The Caldas de Monchique are known as the “Sintra” of the Algarve. A cool, green, serene spot, where there is a small square wrapped in large trees and refreshing water fountains, perfect for a picnic. If you like thermal baths, the Monchique Spa is excellent with its mineral-medicinal waters, used since ancient times for treatments.

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2. MONCHIQUE VILLAGE

In the centre of the village you can enjoy a magnificent view from the belvedere of the São Sebastião park, visit the Monchique main church dating from the beginning of the 16th century, the Convent of Nossa Senhora do Desterro, enjoy the narrow streets of the village, contemplating the vast white houses with the typical chimneys and stop to visit some of the craft houses. And of course, taste the traditional firewater, here called “Aguardente de Medronho” .

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3. FOIA

Climbing to the highest point of the Algarve – Foia – is a must. From Foia you can see a great stretch of landscape from the Cabo de São Vicente to the Serra da Arrábida. A breathtaking landscape! Prepare to be amazed!

Foia Way II

Foia view

4. MOUNTAIN FOOD AND ANCIENT TRADITIONS

In Monchique, in addition to being able to enjoy architectural, historical and cultural heritage along with the many natural beauties, you have a very rich traditional gastronomy, honey, traditional sweets and the medronho.

In Monchique, there is an important artisan activity of producing very good pig sausages and “presunto” from the “Porco Preto da Montanheira”.

Beekeeping is also a typical activity of Monchique and the “Honey of the Monchique Mountains” is a high quality product with “Protected Designation of Origin”.

The manufacture of the Aguardente de Medronho and make bread are another traditional activities of the Monchique hills.

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5. GREEN BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES

The Serra de Monchique is affectionately nicknamed “Jardim do Algarve” – the Algarve green garden. Crystalline banks, leafy trees and a natural freshness that contrasts with the warm Algarve coastline that complements even more, your holiday experience in the Algarve.

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Monchique, a quite different Algarve so genuine and so interesting to discover.

Keep the suggestion and … have a good time during your Algarve holidays!

 

10 Top things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

Do not worry about your next visit to Lisbon, Portugal, because we have already chosen for you, the sites you should not miss! Get ready!

Lisbon is a vibrant city with lots to do and visit!

Indeed, the list does not end up in only ten things, but for us, just like when going to Rome, you have to see the Colosseum and go to the Vatican, in Lisbon these are places and details you must definitely visit.

So, shell we start your trip to Lisbon right now?

  1. Historical Belém and pastry tasting

Probably, Lisbon most iconic touristic attraction celebrating Portugal glorious past. A delightful combination of historical monuments, fascinating museums and beautiful green parks, all aligned with the cooling waters of the Tejo river.

Tasting the famous Pásteis de Belém at the traditional home of the cake is also something not to be missed. Get ready to face some queues, depending on the time of year, because everyone who visits Lisbon wants to taste these delights!

Belém histórico Lisbon

  1. Torre de Belém ex-libris of Lisbon and the jewel of Manueline art

Built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon’s harbor, the Torre de Belém was the preliminary point for many of the voyages of the Portuguese discovery age. For the sailors it was the last vision of their motherland.

And Unesco says… Belem Tower was declared a World Heritage monument because:

“It is a reminder of the great maritime discoveries that laid the foundations of the modern world.” 

As they know what they say, nothing like coming to discover it with your own eyes!

Torre de Belém Lisbon

  1. Padrão dos Descobrimentos a modern monument dedicated to the Portuguese maritime discoveries

On the edge of the Rio Tejo you can find this remarkable modern monument designed to promote Portugal national self confidence while honouring the great Portuguese explorers. A curiosity… on the court floor in front of the Padrão dos Descobrimentos there is map, which traces the extent of Portuguese influence around the world. Amazing, hum?

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  1. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos the greatest example of Manueline art

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is one of the most complex religious buildings of Portugal!

Vasco da Gama spent his last night here before his impressive voyage to India and the church was used later by the sailors wife’s to pray for the safe return of their loved ones.

It is tremendous! Expect long queues to get inside but it is absolutely worth it.

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  1. Alfama – Mouraria

The oldest and most picturesque part of Lisbon where you can feel the essence of this city, where most of the typical restaurants (like the Houses of Fado) and monuments are concentrated.

Lose yourself in the narrow labyrinthine streets of Alfama and Mouraria and discover  Lisbon’s most charming neighbourhoods.

Alfama Lisboa

  1. Praça do Comércio

Praça do Comércio is the biggest and most beautiful square in Lisbon where you must stop for a picture and enjoy the views.

Terreiro do Paço

  1. Baixa-Rossio-Avenida da Liberdade, Marquês de Pombal, city center

These areas reveal a greater Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755 and like the Champs-Elysees and other immense European boulevards, expect to see a large roundabout and a monument, in this case, to Marques de Pombal, the prime minister responsible to rebuilding the city after the great natural disaster.
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  1. Major belvederes of Lisbon

An essential part of the city’s charm, visiting some of these belvederes it’s almost mandatory. We will not describe much to keep the beauty of the surprise…

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  1. Santa Luzia – Senhora do Monte – São Pedro de Alcantara – Graça – Santa Catarina

Stretching along the slopes of the riverside along the Tejo, Lisbon, the city of the seven hills, offers excellent views from viewpoints on higher points or terraces of monuments. These are some of the most famous, so fix these names!

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  1. Bike my Side Tours in Sidecar, Vespa or Jeep

In fact, you do not need to worry too much about your next visit to Lisbon, Portugal, because Bike my Side, whether in a sidecar, Vespa or Jeep will guide you to know these and other wonders. In a relaxed and fun way, get to know Lisbon, one of the most beautiful European cities. Just enjoy the ride!

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To the sky and beyond! Are you ready?

If you are looking for a real fun and excitement during your Algarve holidays you cannot miss this combination of a sidecar ride and skydiving tandem jump!

 

For those who are in the Algarve for holidays and looking for an epic and unforgettable adventure, Bike my Side and Skydive Seven have found the perfect combination!

Are you ready?

The adventure begins on land, with a unique and unforgettable classic sidecar motorcycle ride in the stunning city of Portimão, Praia da Rocha, Alvor and surroundings, with so many secrets and natural beauties to discover.

Bike my Side Algarve in Ferragudo

Get ready to zigzag along picturesque streets and feel the freedom to ride in a sidecar!

Bike my Side Original sidecar tours

Riding in a sidecar allows you to see the world in a totally different perspective while having such a fun!

England Girls Sidecar tours

Then from Portimão Aerodrome is time to let the adrenaline rise! Securely harnessed to a qualified tandem skydiving instructor you will experience the thrill and excitement of freefall and enjoy the breath-taking sea views over the coastline of Portugal.

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There’s a short ride in an awesome plane before you take an exhilarating leap from 5000m! Your instructor will then open the tandem parachute after 65 seconds of free-falling and fly you safely back to earth.

Skydiving Algarve

This amazing combination of land and sky experience – sidecar ride and tandem jump – allows you to discover unique land and sky views with a real sense of freedom and pure adrenaline.

Skydive Algarve

Have you been able to catch your breath now?

Definitely, a once in a lifetime experience and your real summer adventure in the Algarve!

Can you imagine? To the sky and beyond! Just come and do it!

More information and reservation: http://www.bikemyside.com/contacts-reservations/

Lisbon always with a cool point of view

Whenever we do our private tours in Lisbon, we are dazzled by the streets, the urban art and small details that make us so happy to share this city with all who visit us.

Lisbon is really a spectacular city! There is so much to see, to discover and always a cool point of view…

Sidecar tours Lisbon

Whenever we do our private tours in Lisbon, we are dazzled by the streets, the urban art and small details that make us so happy to share this city with all who visit us.

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Sometimes we do not even have to go very far to find interesting reasons full of stories and secrets from our past.

Urban art Lisbon

And our sidecar is amazing in any photograph, in any environment of our cosmopolitan Lisbon, whether day or night.

Lisbon Sidecar tours with Bike my Side

The joy of our passengers is what moves us and each day, we discover a new and even more cool point of view.

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It’s really worth it to visit Lisbon with Bike my Side.

And did you know that Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world?

Book your vacation and come to discover Lisbon and Portugal with us!

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Sidecar, Vespa or Jeep – the choice is yours

Bike my Side in Lisbon, besides the glamorous sidecar tours, offers you the possibility to discover this amazing city and its surroundings in a funny Vespa or in an audacious Jeep.

Some time ago, we gave you 10 reasons to visit Lisbon and an extra reason … the Bike my Side sidecar tours! Do you remember? No? Here are again the 11 reasons to visit Lisbon …

Lisbon is a welcoming city with a cosmopolitan population that likes to welcome people of all ages, genres and lifestyles (Welcoming).

It is one of the European capitals where there is history and culture (Culture) almost around every corner, a delight for those who like to take memorable photographs and make unforgettable walks through stories and memories of other times.

It is a city with an acceptable cost of living (Value), an excellent best value for money, considered to be one of the least expensive cities in Europe.

It has a prime location (Location), just a two hour flight away from the major European cities.

The climate is very pleasant throughout the year (Climate), with low rainfall and even in winter, the temperatures rarely drop below 10C.

It is the only European capital that can combine all the fun of the beach, the sun, the surf and the sea (Resort), with the culture, due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.

Lisbon is an intimate and compact city (Size), ideal for a short city break or a long romantic stay with a vibrant and appealing nightlife.

The variety of attractions that this city offers even in its immediate vicinity is incredible (Variety). The romantic Sintra with its palaces, the beautiful Sesimbra or the natural park of Arrábida are just some of the examples.

Due to its central location it is an excellent starting point to get to know Portugal (Gateway) and its stunning cities and towns. A hop to the Algarve is also a must!

Lisbon is one of the safest European capitals. (Safety)

We have already counted 10 reasons and … the 11 reason is…

Bike my Side! And now, in Lisbon, besides the glamorous sidecar tours, Bike my Side offers you the possibility to discover this amazing city and its surroundings in a funny Vespa or in an audacious Jeep. Surprising?

Point out on your agenda: visit the amazing Lisbon in Portugal and take a private tour with Bike my Side by Sidecar, Vespa or Jeep.

The harder will be to choose your classy transport!

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

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Celebrate diversity and take a sidecar ride

One of the most interesting aspects of our sidecar tours is the opportunity to meet different people from several places of the world, of all ages, who end up having in common the fact that they look for a different and unique experience during their holiday’s time in the Algarve or in Lisbon

One of the most interesting aspects of our sidecar tours is the opportunity to meet different people from several places of the world, of all ages, who end up having in common the fact that they look for a different and unique experience during their holiday’s time in the Algarve or in Lisbon.

It does not matter your age, it does not matter your gender or physical condition. The sidecar is for everyone! And it is really incredible how our sidecar tours have an excellent acceptance among people of the most diverse ages, genres and physical circumstances. From 7 years old to 90 years old or more!

In 2015, for example, we had a couple from Hawaii, cruise customers, with the age of 79 who loved our Postcard Collection tour in Portimão.

This year, at the age of 81, they returned to Portimao on a round-the-world cruise and made a point of repeating our sidecar tour because the experience made them feel capable of everything, made them feel so alive!

We have also transported people with disabilities in the sidecar who reported that they felt safe, comfortable and free.

Another unforgettable story was the surprise request for a wedding on The Most Beautiful Beaches tour with the groom declaring himself and making the request at the lovely top of Praia da Marinha cliff.

The stories are numerous, tremendous and it is truly comforting to feel that we provide a lifetime experience. It is incredible! A sidecar ride is actually part of the bucket list for so many people around the world!

What are you waiting for? Celebrate diversity and take a sidecar ride!

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