2023 Portimao Track Snack

      8500 Portimão, Portugal

      13 reviews
      Nov 1 - 6, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 10
      2023 Portimao Track Snack
      8500 Portimão, Portugal

      13 reviews

      Nov 1 - 6, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 10

      About this trip

      You're at Portimao. Leaned over to the right following the long downhill you crest the straight and your front end lifts calmly on a new S1000RR. You keep the throttle steady, the winglets do their job  and the front gently drops down with a familiar chirp. You cross the finish line once again and prepare to carefully brake downhill. The rear floats a bit then you feel the grip and throttle hard with a smile. This is your idea of a vacation, this is your second day on track. You're here for 3 days of blissful track riding and one day of relaxation before you head back to your busy life. No touristy stuff, this is all you want. To ride the roller coaster of the MotoGP calendar on a good bike and share some good food and conversation with fellow A Group riders just like yourself. The mechanic is keeping an eye on your tire wear but so far the medium compound rear is holding up because you are riding smooth. That night in your two bedroom apartment fellow riders chat on the balcony about lines and body positioning on this complex circuit . At least for these 4 days everything will be the way it should be. Just you, an amazing track on the other side of the world and a bunch of lunatics just like you.

      Responsible A Group Only

      This experimental package has been put together for responsible A Group riders. No schools or classroom sessions, just some coaching on lines if you want it. . These bikes had to be specially requested from BMW so the key word here is "responsible". You're riding at a European track day on someone else's bike so keep it smooth and predictable. If you've been to as many rider meetings as your skills suggest then you don't need to be told how you should be riding here. You're at Portimao to show and grow your skills... not your balls. Keep it shiny so we can do this again.

      What’s included

      • 2023 S1000RR
        Your Track Bike for 3 days. On site mechanics to look after you.
      • 3 Days Track Riding
        You'll join the track day event for three days then enjoy a day off to recuperate before heading home.
      • 5 Nights Accommodations
        Rooms reserved at hotel/apartments 1km away. Best deal is shared 2 bedroom apartment. You can also get a single or couples room in the hotel.
      • Breakfast
        Like all EU hotels these place puts on quite a significant spread.
      • Custom VnM Top
        The best thing to wear under your leathers. It will have your name on it and the track map as proof to your envious buddies you've ridden Portimao.
      • Track Day Lunch
        Healthy lunch provided along with plenty of water all day and snacks here and there to keep you going.
      • Support Crew
        You're getting more than just a bike and a room, you're part of a pit, with mechanics, coaches, and people who care..
      • Slicks Available
        This is available as an upgrade and also means you have a spot in a pit box.
      • Airport Transfers
        People are arriving from various points but if there's are large portion coming into Lisbon we will coordinate people together. It's a casual 3 hour drive from Lisbon.
      • Track Photos Available
        Sign up with the photographer to make sure you get yours.

      Available Packages

      Rider - Room in 2 Bedroom Apartment
      Available until September 2, 202310 left

      This is the bargain and frankly has more space to enjoy than a hotel room.

      Deposit: $1,000
      Rider - Single Room in Hotel
      Available until September 2, 20234 left
      Deposit: $1,500
      Rider - Couple in Hotel Room
      Available until September 2, 2023only 2 left
      Deposit: $1,600

      Available options

      Your Organizer

      Leod Escapes
      13 reviews
      Leod Escapes specializes in International tours with “Track Time”. That means sport touring the best curvy roads for week and riding a proper sport bike on a famous race course. Leod Escapes pioneered the concept of “Track & Tour” and each year we seek to add a new destination to keeps things fresh and exciting. Since we are located in the best place for motorcycle sport touring the USA we also do GPS self guided and custom tours in Northern California.


      Epic. I watched the promo video at least 100 times and sent it to as many people. Everyone, myself included, thought it looked epic. Cat & Nancy did not disappoint. When I watch the video now, and recognize the places, roads, and corners on Motorland Aragon, my eyes well up. Not sure how much better you can get than that!
      By David J for 2022 Spanish Pyrenees to Aragón on 18 Oct, 2022
      Hear the Road was expert and made for a wonderful experience in Italy! Would like to ride with Enrico in Sardinia in 2024.
      By William David J for Misano MotoGP & the Italian Ride on 19 Sep, 2022
      This was a trip of a lifetime. Thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of the trip. Enrico our guide was simply amazing, fun, entertaining, insightful, etc. The ride was fantastic, the scenic vistas breathtaking, food delicious, wine incredible. I hated to leave and have dreaming about the trip since I left. Scheming a way to return as soon as possible for another adventure.
      By Matthew D for Misano MotoGP & the Italian Ride on 16 Sep, 2022
      In my opinion, the 2022 Corsica/Sardinia tour was overly ambitious in design, which left me feeling rushed each day, and did not allow for any time to relax and enjoy what we were driving through. There were too many miles per day planned on winding & challenging coastal roads. As a result, there was very little time to stop and enjoy the scenery. Several of us arrived at our hotels late in the evening worn out. In addition, while curves are a motorcyclist’s nirvana, there is a point at which there can be too much of a good thing. Poor judgment can creep in after several hours of twisties in high temperatures. We experienced highs from 82-93 degree F temps (27-33 C). We traveled though some very scenic coastal towns and seascape, but because the main goal was to get from Point A to Point B as fast as possible, we missed out on the beauty of the islands. This is not a tour designed for site-seeing; it is all about the curves, and how to traverse them quickly, despite the unexpected obstacles around some corners: rock/sand debris, a random cow or goat, locals and tourists driving in the opposite direction. While speed and corners dominated this tour, there were other elements that were very positive. The Mugello Ducati Riding Experience track day was well-done. Mugello is a beautiful track and the 1 instructor/ 4 student instruction was insightful for all levels. The hotels that were chosen were awesome; a few even stunning in location and history. The ferry rides were all memorable - even the 18 hour overnighter from Obia to Livorno. The planning for all this was impeccable and without issue…. no small deed! In summary, this tour, as it stands, is for adrenaline junkies. It is not for sightseeing - even at a moderate pace. If the tour can make the following changes, it would be 5 stars (for me): fewer daily miles, two nights on Corsica, allowance for riders to ride at their skill level and pace. At the very least, divide up into two riding groups.
      By Chris S for Italian Dream Islands Edition on 16 Sep, 2022
      You are totally correct Chris. This was the first running of this tour and I've talked with Enrico a lot about the route. It's too much. Also if I had been on the tour rather than getting Covid (Ick), I would have broken the group up into two and had the more leisurely paced riders go in one group and the sport touring guys go in another. Franco was stuck trying the run a tour his own for the first time and was hesitant to make such decisions. The route has been redesigned to feature just Corsica and allow for a wider variance in speed and free time.
      By Leod Escapes on 16 Sep, 2022
      A great trip that was incredibly well-organized and curated. Perfect roads, delicious food, reliable bike, and great hotels. What more do you need?
      By Krista C for Dolomites Training Trip for Motorcycles & Misfits on 19 Aug, 2022
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