One of the most beautiful motorcycle rides in Europe runs through the Douro Valley and along the Douro River in Northern Portugal. Through vineyards, beautiful villages and in the company of the best hotels and restaurants in the country. | Courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Portugal Motorcycle Tours

LISBON, Portugal  |  Are you a motorcycle freak? A world biker? Good. Because you’re in luck. You can now ride a BMW GS adventure motorcycle as you tour the remote northern region of Portugal.

Who will lead the tour? Allan Karl, the bestselling author and famed motorcycle adventurer, has been tagged to become the VIP host for a 7-day Exclusive Motorcycle and Culinary Tour of Portugal.

Karl will join riders, share stories and explore Portuguese culture and cuisine on a tour through the remote locales of northern Portugal.  His mad-biker tour comes courtesy of Portugal Motorcycle Tours, which announced announced that Karl will ride his motorcycle and guide a small group through the remote and often forgotten region of Portugal’s north and the Douro Valley.

This remote region is considered one of the most beautiful motorcycle rides in Europe; it runs through the Douro Valley and along the Douro River in Northern Portugal. Through vineyards, beautiful villages and in the company of the best hotels and restaurants in the country.

There’s a catch:  Limited to just 10 motorcycle riders and their passengers, the tour takes off from Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city on July 22, 2023.

The week-long tour is planned and managed by Portugal Motorcycle Tours. “We are extremely excited to bring Allan Karl and his motorcycle to Portugal,” stated Miguel Oliveira, president of Portugal Motorcycle Tours. “Allan will ride with our guests and share stories of his global motorcycle adventures and guiding fellow riders through the sweeping roads, delicious regional food, and historical wines of Portugal.”

Allan Karl, global motorcycle guru

Perhaps most well known for his three-year solo journey around the world by motorcycle, Karl is the author of FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection, his bestselling book that chronicles that journey through stories of adventure, inspiring photography, and recipes from each of the countries he traveled.

“I love the people, food, and roads of Portugal,” said Karl, “This is an incredible opportunity to experience Portuguese culture and cuisine while connecting and riding the best roads in Europe.”

The week-long tour begins in Lisbon and heads north along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean to Porto and the mouth of the Douro River where for centuries estates and houses have crafted Port wines and cuisine inspired by the freshest seafood. The ride continues through the Douro Valley, through remote towns, and forgotten villages. Riders will visit Tras-os-Montes, a remote region frozen in time, and to Minho, near the border of Spain and home to Vinho Verde.

Riders on the exclusive tour are provided with BMW GS adventure motorcycles. The all-inclusive tour costs $9,673 for riders and $7,594 for passengers, and also includes all meals, and accommodation at 5-star hotels. The tour is limited to just 10 motorcycles. Allan Karl will provide each rider with a custom signed book of photographs and stories captured during the tour.

Contact Miguel Oliveira at Portugal Motorcycle Tours for information and booking.  Click here to send him an email message.

And so it goes. —



For more than 10 years, Miguel and his Portugal Motorcycle Tours has focused on upmarket, personalized, and exclusive first-class motorcycle tours in Portugal, Europe and Northern Africa.


Allan Karl, is a speaker, photographer and the bestselling author of “FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection,” and principal at WorldRider Productions, a production and publishing company.

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