Are you ready for a real adventure? 

We are! 

Join us on this amazing trip through the real Portugal. We will be following the fantastic track put together by the ACT Team. Coincidentally, this is also where it all began for them. For us, we will actually be completing the track in reverse, travelling from South to North. This offers several advantages, one of them being that the hardest day is at the end, you will be ready for it! It is also good to finish closer to the ferry ports in Spain and France for those that have travelled this way.

This is not an easy track and is definitely not for first time off-roaders, however, we are including a day’s training with local expert Diogo Guerra from to prepare the team for the adventure that lies ahead. This tour is for solo riders only and is not suitable for pillions/passengers. 

You will have a team to look after you and a  support vehicle to carry any heavy items of yours, as well as tools, the tents we provide, first aid equipment, emergency food supplies and everything you need to have a safe and relatively comfortable adventure. We say RELATIVELY comfortable because ACT Tracks are a challenge. A good level of fitness is required. We also take 6 days to complete the track rather than 5 as this allows a more realistic pace to include any issues that arise and also assists with selecting suitable accommodation. 

Accommodation will be mainly camping, we provide a tent and you bring anything else that you need. Camp sites will all offer full facilities, this is not wild camping. 

We are happy to carry as much stuff in the van as we can but access to it will be limited whilst off road so pack well and pack light! We are happy to advise as to what to bring. There will be a few nights in hotels too. For those that do not want to camp we can arrange accommodation close to the campsites.

All images used with the kind permission of ACT Adventure Country Tracks


Image used with kind permission of ACT Adventure Country Tracks


9 Days
from GBP 1800
2ookm+/FULL DAY
group size

ADVENTURE Highlights

We give you full support but you still have to prepare.

This tour will cover a total of more than 2000 km with us, plus any that you cover prior to meeting the team and whatever you do to get home. This means that it will be tiring and at times physically demanding. Teamwork will help to manage energy levels, as will being able to leave items in the support vehicle rather than carrying them on the bike. 

If you are using your own bike it must be well maintained, protected and have suitable tyres. In general 50/50 tyres would be a good option. The surfaces are a mix of gravel, rock, mud and every combination of these that you would expect to find. Hills can be very steep. There are some optional sections that are proving to be very tricky, especially in bad weather. Those that wish to can attempt them, with a guide/instructor on hand,  whilst those that prefer to take the less technical option will be guided along the standard route. 

For those that wish we are very happy to give you the option to “lead” the group (under the watchful eye of one of the team) on sections of the track. There are also other roles that will be offered to those wishing to benefit as much as possible from the experience but they are entirely optional. 

What's Included


  • Time and place chosen to coincide with ferry arrivals
  • Option to meet on day 2 or day 3 for fly/ride travellers. 
  • Bike Hire available through as well as other external companies.
  • Prior to the track all road riding will be avoiding the motorways to preserve our tyres for what lies ahead.
  • The training will begin on the ride to Santarem. The objective of the training is to ensure that as a minimum everybody is safe to ride the trails but also to work on existing skills and to learn techniques that will make life easier on the track. It is also deigned to be enjoyed!!
  • Diogo will be on hand throughout the ACT Track and is happy to offer help/suggestions etc as we cover the off-road sections each day.
  • The training take into account experience levels, bike size etc so it may be that we split into groups.
  • We will be camping at or very near to the training facility. This evening will be a good chance to get to know each other before we head down to start the track.
  • Final check of all bikes. Make sure fully fuelled and chain maintenance etc is complete.
  • There have been reports of difficulties in finding food along the track, even in towns. We will take emergency food with us in the support vehicle.
  • The aim is to leave the accommodation at 8am to get a good start on the track
  • A good opportunity to get laundry done.
  • 245 KM
  • 65% off road
  • Easy/Medium Difficulty
  • Long day but generally less technical
  • 285 KM
  • 40% Off road
  • Big distance but not too technical, one of the easiest days?
  • 235 km
  • 40% Off road
  • Easy Difficulty level
  • 255 KM
  • 50 % Off road
  • Easy to Medium difficulty
  • 55% Off road
  • 180KM
  • Medium/Hard Difficulty
  • OPTIONAL technical sections. Steep hills and slippery when wet.
  • Final push, followed by a relaxing evening. Hotel accommodation.

Essential Information