Incredible trails and people

“I heard about WERIDE from a Pinkbike article and boy did it live up to the hype. I rode in Sintra with guide José and just one other person for the full day. Prior to the ride, they communicated with me thoroughly on my skill level, fitness, timing for the day, and what trails I liked to ride. After answering all of those questions and then getting to ride with them, it was like the tailored the group ride to my exact skill level. I rented a Transition Patrol from WERIDE and it was a solid bike as far as rentals go. We did most of our climbing on dirt roads and then descended an epic diversity of trails, to deep green forests with loamy dirt to fast rocky sections with an ocean view. Both the guide, the other customer and I were about the same skill level, which helped make it feel like just a couple guys going out for a ride. José is incredibly friendly and is fantastic to talk to about all things bikes and Portugal. If you do the full day, know that Sintra has some springs you can get water at but you should bring some snacks. My day in Sintra was one of my favorite days of riding of my life, and would recommend to any biker visiting Lisbon.”

Riley Parr

“I spent the weekend riding with Duarte and José from WERIDE. Both were excellent guides who took great care of us and showed us the best riding that the area has to offer. Lots of respect for building and maintaining such a multitude of trails. On a side note, a lot of guiding companies find it difficult to accommodate solo travellers, but this was not a problem for WERIDE. Overall, very highly recommended!”

Piotr Ortonowski

Superb day riding in Sintra

I had a superb day riding! Great trails and a top guide with João. Highly recommended and the Banshee Rune hire bike was spot on! I was impressed. Will be back! Happy trails!

Paul Tribbeck

Escape from miserable British winter again!!

"Massive thanks to WERIDE and Duarte especially for the day out in Sintra. The bike was ace once we'd sorted the setup and Duarte set a great pace both up and down, while showing off more style than I could ever hope to possess - a great rider to follow, and the trails and locations WE visited were both stunning and tested my abilities perfectly. I was sore like hell the next morning, so big success.

With any luck I can come back another time and do the incredible singletrack here some justice.

A+, would escape from the miserable British winter again."


Tom van Halen

Before getting back to Australia...

"Fantastic couple of days riding with Miguel and Hugo. The Sintra trails are a must see if you're in this part of the world, there's something there for riders of all abilities. These are definitely the guys to speak to for organising an unforgettable ride to suit your needs and you won't be disappointed with the rental fleet."

Timothy Rosser

Pure Enduro in Algarve!

"I spent some time with Luis Pedro from WERIDE in Algarve this July and the tracks are amazing, as well as the tips and organization for the 3 rides WE did.

It was pure Enduro but possible to do with one AllMountain - I was riding a 26" Trek Remedy - and that helped a LOT the climbing at around 30 degrees CENTIGRADES!!!

That is something that gave me some thoughts when I flew back to Austria. If WERIDE had one driver shuttling us and Luis Pedro as a guide , the fun would have been tenfold due to the amount of descents increasing that much.
If you are planning to train for Enduro races, do it without shuttle and you will get the condition sweating in the burning Sun of Algarve ;-)
Side effect is that you get quite tanned, lol
I will be back for sure , but if I do it in the heat of the Summer I will be bringing a e-Enduro lol. Cheers!"

Pedro Pinto

Beautiful Sintra, Down Hill Trails, Lunch and the Ocean

"Bom Dia!
Do your self a favor and book some riding with WERIDE. Great service, Great Trails, Great Value!!!

While planning a trip to Lisbon I looked into riding adventures in the area, did some research and WERIDE kept rising to the top. I planed to take my riding gear, shoes, riding shorts & jersey. I arrived in Lisbon, contacted WERIDE via the internet, with short notice for a trail ride in a beautiful mountain park called Sintra. They promptly responded and approved my request for a Friday morning ride. I completed the simple registration form. I rented a helmet and a bike (their equipment is in perfect condition). 

WERIDE has an Adventure package for all skill levels, I'm an avid off road rider here in Florida USA but not use to long up hill climbs. My guide challenged me as well as understood when I needed to walk the bike up some hills. While walking WE spoke like long time friends and I learned about Portugal, it's beautiful and rich in history."

"My package lasted the FULL day of riding, with mountain top views like you've never experienced before, WE stopped for lunch in a small secluded town on the mountain (truly only locals) YUM!

After lunch WE started down the mountain to our final destination of the day, the Atlantic Ocean and a few well earned ICE COLD BEERS :)

It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with João & Miguel. Their passion for riding and promoting the natural beauty of Portugal made my trip, A Trip of a Life Time!
Thank you! (Obrigado)"

Mark Nelson

Challenging and relaxed day in Sintra

"WE booked a FULL day ride in Sintra and had a great day. WE enjoyed the trails, especially the Bridge trail. João told a lot of interesting things about the region. The lunch was tasty and the afternoon ended at the beach. Perfect! Thank you guys for the both challenging and relaxed day and great company. Cheers!"

Juliane König and Kristoff Molenda

4 days of amazing trail riding

"I booked four days of riding with the guys from WERIDE, through my accommodation (the Starpine Lodge - great place to stay) I was staying with, before coming to Portugal. On the first day the guide (Hugo) did not really have much information about my expectations and skill level. After a short conversation everything was sorted out perfectly and I had an amazing day riding the trails around Sintra. WE had great fun riding and while pedaling up, Hugo filled me in about everything I had to know (and wanted to know) about Portugal, Sintra and the it about biking, surfing, nature, trail building, economics, football, etc... the second day (again with Hugo) and the third day (with Miguel) were about the same... great riding on very nice natural trails picked with some nicely built features and very interesting guides to talk to while having a break or pedaling up.

My fourth day of riding was a FULL day of shuttling with João as guide (and David as driver and photographer) and a great swiss couple! WE all had massive fun and rode excellent trails. As customers WE basically decided which trails WE wanted to ride and João gave us tips on how to be faster on the track and David assisted us in finding the perfect bike set up for the different trails.

Besides riding WE had a nice lunch in a small local restaurant. And after riding WE all together had few beers and snails by the sea... perfect DAY and a perfect week with WERIDE.

I will definitely come back... there are still tons of trails in Portugal left to explore!"

Philippe Greis

AWESOME is the word!

AWESOME communication link. AWESOME recommendation were to stay overnight in my Camper-Van!
AWESOME trails!
AWESOME spirit on the trails! (WE just want to have fun)
AWESOME lunch!
...some more AWESOME trails!
And after 10h AWESOME riding an AWESOME cold beer at the beach just 100m from were the trail ends!
And thanks again that you told me which trails and which spots I had to visit the next days!
I'll be back!!!"

Mirko Wenzel