“There are no strangers. Only friends you haven’t met.”
This is Allan Karl’s philosophy, and he truly walks the walk. I should know. I first met Allan when I started traveling to the United States, introducing Portugal to American motorcycle aficionados. We became fast friends, and through the years, have shared our great passion for motorcycles, yes, but also for culture, connection, food, wine and the spirit of adventure.
But Allan is so much more than a good friend. He is a star of the motorcycle world. He spent three years riding solo around the world – 62,000 miles of riding, through 35 countries on five continents. Amazing. And when he returned, he shared the lessons of his journey in his book “Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connections. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle”.
That’s why I am so excited to announce that Allan will be joining me for a once-in-a-lifetime ride and tour of Portugal!
The tour is open to 10 other riders. Allan will ride Doc, the same bike he road around the world for a weeklong adventure in northern Portugal. This is no ordinary tour – it’s about the ride, the culture, the cuisine – and most importantly, the people – of Portugal. We will truly explore Portugal well off the beaten track.
And we want you to join us!
You need to show up with your riding gear, helmet, and anything you want to pack on the bike. Everything else is provided: bike, insurance, fuel, food, wine, accommodations, and plenty of fun.
The Northern Portugal Motorcycle Tour will take us through Portugal’s grandest historical cities like Lisbon and Porto, but also the grand vistas of the Douro River valley, and to remote and often forgotten villages of the far north near the border of Spain. Along the way we will be treated to home-cooked regional cuisine prepared by families of friends of Miguel, sample award-winning wines in the vineyards where they grow, and enjoy luxury accommodations.
- THE TOUR IS LIMITED TO 10 MOTORCYCLES.
- YOU MUST BOOK BEFORE THE END OF MAY.
- THE RIDE WILL BEGIN IN LISBON, PORTUGAL ON JULY 22, 2016 AND WILL RETURN TO LISBON ON JULY 29, 2016.
- THIS IS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE FIRST-CLASS TOUR. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED—EVEN YOUR BMW GS MOTORCYCLE.
EAT. DRINK. RIDE WITH ALLAN
Portugal Adventure Ride
July 22-29, 2016
BMW Adventure Motorcycle
All food & wine
Personalized trip book written & photographed by Allan
$9,673 for riders
7,594 for passengers
Does not include transportation to and from Lisbon, Portugal.
Portugal Motorcycle Tours
+351 911 057 433