"Tailor-made highly professional mountain biking tours! WE spent 5 great riding days with the WERIDE team in Sintra and Lousã. The scenery was breathtaking, the rides were tailored to our riding level and the coaches did not only ride with us, but taught us a lot about the culture and land as well. WERIDE is extremely organized, reliable and safety was always first on their mind. Their equipment is new and very well maintained. WE were amazed about the skill levels of the WERIDE coaches. They are great role models! Hopefully WE will meet again!"
"Want a premium bike experience and see Portugal from the inside?
Get yourself a new ally with WERIDE!"
Charge down Sintra's hillsides, the view is gigantic,
and end up on beautiful beaches over the Atlantic.
Enjoy a great three course lunch at Refúgio do Ciclista,
and when full, do not forget that outside there is a barista.
Follow the steady back wheel of guide João
and you might end the day in a restaurant with a glass of Licor Beirão."
Erik Strand, the duck
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"This year has been a great riding and racing year in Norway. I have been competing in the Norwegian national enduro series (80/20 enduro series) and have been having a lot of fun rides around in Norway. In the late Autumn the days in Norway are getting shorter and the temperature is getting colder. Together with four friends WE decided to try out Portugal!
WERIDE answered our emails quick and described what seemed to be a great week of riding. The pick-up in Lisboa was on time and WE were driven to The Lodge. Nice rooms, sauna, jacuzzi and good breakfast. These things fill you with energy for the long days of riding!
Our days riding in Sintra were great. The trails were filled with small berms, jumps and even some bigger drops. The guides were showing us the best lines and always warning if something big was coming up. WE were mostly riding in the woods, but did also have some longer rides all the way down to the beach. There were some days with rain, but the trails were in great riding conditions even if when wet. All the small berms made it possible to keep the speed up.
The last two days WE stayed in the old village of Gondramaz. The house looked old on the outside, but was bright and modern on the inside. When WE stayed there, WE were both riding in Gondramaz and Lousã. Gondramaz has a fast and flowy terrain. I had a great time trying to keep up with one of the faster guides. Lousã had rougher terrain and is actually the Autumn to Spring training trails for various World Cup downhillers. WE had a fun time trying to gap the different sections with roots and rocks and trying to keep the momentum. Riding in Lousã will make you a strong rider!
When WE stayed in Gondramaz WE went out to two different local restaurants with our guides. The local cuisine was very good, and at affordable prices. The nice, precise and funny guides made our whole stay great!"
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"I went to Portugal in the beginning of November with a group of friends, aiming to extend our riding season. With temperatures about to hit sub-zero back in Norway, Lisbon greeted us with a balmy 15-20 degrees Celsius!
Our guides João and Hugo did a great job showing us a wide variety of trails, from flowing natural single tracks to man-made lines filled with berms and jumps - challenging even the strongest riders in our group. The dense surrounding vegetation, combined with a few rain showers, gave us a feeling of riding in a tropical forest at times!
When the weather improved WE enjoyed the long ride from the top of the Sintra hillsides all the way down to the Atlantic Ocean - nearly 500 vertical meters and an experience both in terms of riding and the amazing views.
Besides the riding, what impressed me the most was the effort put in by WERIDE to show us other parts of Portuguese culture - from the old village of Gondramaz above Lousã, where WE spent 2 nights in a charming stone house, to the seemingly endless supply of delicious and inexpensive local cuisine. This kind enthusiasm for tradition and local knowledge really set WERIDE apart from other guiding operations WE've experienced, and made our trip into an experience greater than what WE expected!
I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Portugal! From beginner to expert rider, I really recommend trying the WERIDE experience!"
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"I spent three sunny days with three amazing Portuguese guys guiding me through three very different sets of trails in Portugal. WERIDE offers professional guiding with the help of local riders all around Portugal."
"Pedaling or uplifts? Repetitive trails or an adventure? City or isolated accommodation? It's your choice! Areas such as Sintra, Lousã or Madeira are all very well known and there are lots of more high quality trails available. With the help of local riders you get to ride the best trails, including several ones not found on Strava. The high quality of service and dedication to details are apparent from the moment you get out of baggage claim: WERIDE will be waiting for you, making sure you settle in your accommodation and find the best spot for beers and food!"
"For WERIDE the riding is only part of the package though: you get to meet local riders, visit amazing sites such as Gondramaz and enjoy the Portuguese cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. You will leave Portugal with warm memories not only of riding but also of friendly people, tasty fresh food and unique landscapes."