Perfect day riding a great location

"Me and my son used WERIDE for just one day guiding while on holiday in Alvor (Algarve) with the rest of our family. WE brought our own helmets, shoes, clothes etc, but asked if WE could hire some bikes for the day. They came up with brand new, never ridden, Transition Patrols! Absolutely perfect bikes for the conditions.

WE met Luis outside a supermarket in the hills, jumped into his car and drove another 1/2 hour to the riding area. When WE arrived in a small village to start the ride my son realized he had forgotten his Five-Ten shoes. After first looking shocked, Luis ran up the street and came back with a pair of size 9 Five-Tens from someone he knew locally. Amazing!! And a special thanks to the guy who lent to a complete stranger his shoes for the day.

WE set about the climb to the trails and I can only say they were perfect, just what WE both like riding. Technical, fast and flowy single tracks with a few jumps and kickers thrown in. Mostly man-made but a real natural feel to them. The weather was also near perfect, 30 degrees but cooled by the shade of trees. The climbing was made easily by fire roads and B roads.

After lunch, which was only 13€ compared to 60€ by the sea. WE set off again. This time faster as our confidence grew. The day was over all too soon. I personally could have ridden all night.

I have ridden with guides all over the World, Morzine, Spain, Cyprus, UK, but I can honestly say Luis and the trails were some of the best. WE will be back but this time for a weeks riding.

Thanks Luis! See you again soon..."

Andy Mycroft