The Great Getaway Portugal

3,000 hours of sunshine a year, 850 kilometres of picturesque coastline and a unique cultural heritage – Portugal is pure fascination.

Your tour in the land of explorers

Portugal is a paradise for bikers
In Portugal, you will experience the feeling of unlimited freedom on your motorcycle. This country in south-western Europe has a lot to offer in a small space: fascinating landscapes, countless sights, a unique cultural heritage, excellent cuisine and world-famous wines. The incredible hospitality and mild climate all year round make Portugal the ideal destination. At The Great Getaway, you can enjoy this diversity at the highest level while riding a BMW R 18. Relaxed cruising along the most beautiful routes, getting to know hidden places, exciting people and looking forward to an unforgettable time. 

This is what is waiting for you

Discover Portugal on two wheels

From Lisbon, we head along the coast, past Europe’s westernmost point to one of the oldest university cities in the world, into the beautiful Douro valley. Winding mountain roads lead you to Portugal’s highest mountain and country roads lined with cork trees take you back to Lisbon through the most impressive landscapes.

The perfect combination of motorcycling and enjoyment

Experience the ride of your life on a BMW R 18 with The Great Getaway. Relaxed cruising on breathtaking routes, combined with first-class accommodation, culinary experiences and a selection of excellent local activities create an overall experience you’ll never forget.

BMW Motorrad-certified tour guides

You are in the best hands of our BMW Motorrad-certified tour guides. They will guide you along carefully selected routes from one highlight to the next and ensure that you can enjoy the journey in a relaxed way.

Services included

  • 10 days support by our partner
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport shuttle on arrival and departure day
  • Catering with 3 meals per day
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks during the day
  • BMW Motorrad-certified tour guides
  • Support vehicle for technical support and luggage transport
  • BMW R 18
  • Petrol
  • Access to all activities on site
  • Welcome package

Alcoholic beverages, airline tickets, cancellation insurance and all services not listed above are not included.



Day 1

Arrival to Lisbon: Welcome to Portugal. We recommend booking a flight that arrives in the early part of the day. Settle in, get comfortable. You will have a welcome dinner and our partner will introduce you to the upcoming tour.

Day 2

Lisbon Urban Day: Lisbon is a wonderful city and its surroundings also offer a wonderful variety to explore on the bike. You will get to know this city in and out  and check out all its most iconic landmarks.

Day 3

Lisbon to Coimbra: On this day you leave the city behind and head up north bordering the pacific coast and later heading into the beautiful city of Coimbra. You stay in the old part of town next to one of the oldest universities in the continent.

Day 4

Coimbra to Duoro Valley: A fantastic day of twisty back roads will take you through the wonderful landscapes of the Portuguese country side. You head towards the Douro Valley, home of the iconic grapes that produce some of the best Port Wine.

Day 5

Coimbra to Pinhão: A superb day of riding through roads that hug the mountains along the Douro Valley. The plan is to arrive early to the destination so you can have an afternoon at a local vineyard to learn more about the process of making Port wine.

Day 6

Pinhão to Fundão: An amazing day lays ahead of you. You will ride some truly epic motorcycle roads and climb to Portugal's highest mountain pass: Serra Da Estrela. You finish the day in an old convent turned boutique hotel.

Day 7

Fundão to Alter do Chao: You leave Fundão and head south towards Alter do Chao. Small secondary and tertiary roads will show you the true life on the countryside of Portugal. The group will visit the horse breeding grounds of Alter do Chao.

Day 8

Alter do Chao to Montemor: From Alter do Chao the group will ride south towards Vila Vicosa, home of the famous marble mines of Portugal. You then visit Monsaraz with it's 360 degree view of Portugal and neighboring Spain. You spend the night at a local vineyard.

Day 9

Montemor to Lisbon: You head back to Lisbon through Comporta and its rice fields. You catch the ferry that takes the group into Setubal and you finish the ride with the epic road that goes up trough the Arrabida National Park. You come back to the city and head out for a farewell dinner.


Day 10

Departure: Return home with new friendships and unforgettable memories of the trip of a lifetime.




Three participants posing with their bikes

Frequently asked questions

How can I book a Fuel For Life experience?
  • Click the trip you are interested in
  • Find out about the details
  • Enter your details and booking preferences
  • We will then send a contact form to our operating partner who will contact you with the offer tailored to your requirements
Who organises The Great Getaway Portugal?

The Great Getaway is an offer provided by our partner MTR Tour. The Fuel For Life partner independently organises the experience and offers it to participants on their own behalf. All information about this offer, including details on prices, has been provided by the Fuel For Life partner.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

MTR Tour’s team will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about The Great Getaway. Simply get in touch with them using our request form. 

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In which languages do you offer Fuel For Life Experiences?

English and German is spoken throughout The Great Getaway. Please contact our partner MTR Tour for further information about the languages spoken by tour guides.

When will new dates be published?

We are constantly working to expand our range of Fuel For Life experiences for you. Consequently, we recommend you check regularly to discover new offers and more dates.

Can I put myself on the waiting list for an already fully booked tour?

You can still enquire about the desired travel dates via our contact form and our partner will let you know if you can be put on a waiting list or offer you possible alternatives.

Can certain requirements with regard to catering, allergies, etc. be taken into account?

Yes, of course. Simply include specifics in the contact form. 

Which physical or athletic demands must I meet?

Check the booking details for participant requirements. If you require further information or are unsure, the operating partner will be happy to advise you in more detail.

Can I participate with my own motorcycle?

Unfortunately not, but it gets better: a BMW R 18 or BMW R 18 Classic will be made available to you for the entire journey.

Logo of the BMW partner MTR Tour

Organising partner

The Great Getaway Portugal is organised by our BMW Motorrad partner MTR Tour.

MTR Tour stands for ”Make The Right Tour” and the name says it all! MTR Tour is specialized on custom made on- and off-road tours ”all inclusive”, with motorcycle, BMW certified guide or instructors, routing, accommodation, food, support van, and basically everything you need for a perfect tour.

The team of experienced BMW Certified ITA tour guides and IIA instructors and their passion for motorcycle tours will guarantee a perfect tour arrangement for you – far away from the daily stress but very close to yourself!

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