Scotland to Portugal 2019

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Re: Scotland to Portugal 2019

Post by gbags » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:32 pm

You’ve picked a lovely route but I agree that a few more days would be best.
My highlights.
France any way you want.
* The Picos are a must.
Then the 621, 625 loop around Leon and then La Baneza, Castrocontrigo and on to Chaves.
* The Lamas de Olo (M313) in the Parque Naturel de Alvão to Villa Real.
* The Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela.
Breathtaking riding.

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Re: Scotland to Portugal 2019

Post by Shed1 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:03 am

Off to Portugal in September so this is great info my me.

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Re: Scotland to Portugal 2019

Post by Peirre » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:11 pm

There’s a commercial Facebook and instagram account called “Portugal Cool” with some interesting short videos of tourist sites which should give you a taster inc one of the serre de Estrela ... 651062267/

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Re: Scotland to Portugal 2019

Post by Bustafin » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:40 pm

92kk k100lt 193214 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:54 am
Bustafin wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:22 pm
Hi All
Thanks for your reply's i have managed to get a few more days off work so plan is to get ferry from cairnryan to larne early morning ride to cork and over night to Roscoff then a quick blast through France & Spain to follow the Touratech Adventure Country Track Portugal from north to south, spend a week with the family then head back using the N2 as suggested by Peirre ( Peirre do you know if book is available in English?) to Santander over night to cork and time permitting some of Ireland's west coast before returning home.
Anyone able to recommend travel Insurance for Myself and Bike including repatriation ?

Once again many thanks
I live very near to the Cork ferry port but am away to France 1-22 June. Happy to meet up at this end. Are you taking the Saturday afternoon or the Monday night ferry to Roscoff? Either way happy to meet up depending on your dates. Its a good route down and you will meet 3 tolls on the motorway, each €1 for bikes. Your route is simple from Belfast...
M1 south then on to A1 then its M1 again to Dublin/M50 around Dublin/M7/M8/N28 and well signposted. There are long term road works near the start of the M7 but not much of an issue on Saturday.

Good stopping points are

M1 Balbriggan.
M50 none
M7 Junction about 40km, M8 turn off is at 95km
M8 Junction 3 at 10km Junction 8 Cashel at 60km [take your tea upstairs and some nice leather sofas] Junction 14 Fermoy at 110km

If it works out I will sort dinner and its easy to find.

As for travel insurance I am with Carole Nash and their cover is good.

I have travelled from Roscoff down coast and also motorway and to Spain and know some nice routes as the crow flies which don't cost much time.
thanks for the offer 92KK

I'm travelling on the Monday night ferry, i'm getting the mid morning ferry to larne which should give me plenty time to reach Cork with a few stops. Will let you know nearer time about dinner/meet up


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Re: Scotland to Portugal 2019

Post by Bustafin » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:32 pm

Hi All.

Just a Update, so changed plans (managed to grab a few more days leave) now leaving this Friday (26/07) on the Friday night ferry to Santander, and just seen some news about the wild fires in central Portugal, anyone been recently or in area got any first hand updates, have checked a few web pages but first hand experience always worth its weight in gold when planning.

Thanks in advance


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