The only way to really experience Mallorca is to ride through it, all the senses are turned on. The moments between the highlights provide a preamble for the punctuations of action and activity. LLR’s team knows the best level of service for the riders to enjoy the journey with comfort and support, while still challenging everyone to own their journey. Highly recommended team!
This was my first bike tour trip and it was the best vacation I have taken. Despite having biked recreationally in many different places, I greatly underestimated the joy I would feel from cycling as a mode of transportation while on vacation. Traveling town to town, over varied terrain including beach boardwalks, medieval cobblestone roads, dirt paths, rocky trails, and cruising through small towns, thriving cities, beautiful agricultural lands and vineyards, and bisecting gorgeous pine forests, fed all my senses. Each day led to a different challenge with unique rewards along the way and at the finish line. My biggest concern going into this trip was not having enough time to explore each town once we arrived by bike. Fortunately, this was not an issue, we arrived each day with plenty of time and extra energy to really enjoy the scene.
The boutique hotels Live Love Ride chose for us were each special in their own way. Whether it was a lushly landscaped garden, a castle walled courtyard, or a cozy hotel bar, arriving to a beautiful stone walled manor at the end of the day’s ride was always a great surprise. The luggage transfer service was very reliable and well worth it. In addition to the exceptional customer service and outstanding hotel choices, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the restaurant recommendations; I strongly suggest going with their choices.
Portugal and Spain are each beautiful countries and the culture changed more than I expected as we moved along the route. Experiencing the region on two wheels gave us the opportunity to experience these countries using all five senses, at a perfect pace to take it all in. We Lived. We Loved. & We Rode our way through one of the best experiences of our lives.
We booked the private bike tour of the Alentejo region for 8 people. Our Guides Luis and Joaquim were excellent! We absolutely loved everything. We used electric bikes that were brand new and top notch. The food was out of this world. The lunches and dinners were experiences we will never forget. The wine tasting was at beautiful wineries with amazing lunches and delicious wine! The 5 star hotels were fantastic! Live Love Ride exceeded all of our expectations and more. We highly recommend a private tour and the premium package! What a wonderful way to experience Portugal!
From start to finish this was a professionally orchestrated tour. The hotels were spectacular, particularly Convento de espinheiro and São Lourenço do Barrocal ( we could have spent a week in this location!). The riding was truly incredible - we have cycled on self-guided trips in multiple European countries and domestically, and this was some of the most unique and safe riding we have ever experienced. On some or the roads, you often could forget that cars occasionally also used the road. High quality scott addict road bikes with ultegra components were provided in excellent condition. Pedro provide a diligent briefing with great recommendations for stops and restaurants in multiple locations. We will return to do the Douro valley!
The Scott bikes were excellent and well maintained. The off road routes along rivers and the coastline were peaceful, interesting and scenic. The well located hotels / posadas were of a high standard with friendly staff. Daniel was very clear explaining the APP and how it works - a fantastic and user-friendly innovation. He took the time setting up our bikes and was most helpful in answering questions as regards the route as we were doing a self-guided tour. We would love to repeat this experience and have no hesitation in recommending Live Love Ride.
We had a wonderful week on the Alentejo bike tour. The programme itself was excellent - we loved all the places we visited - the accommodation was outstanding - so unusual - and the towns and villages all so beautiful. The rides each day were great fun - challenging, but manageable, and the reward at the destination - reaching the beautiful town or seeing the magnificent view were always worth it. and lovely scenery along the way, good roads, fun coffee stops. Our guides Rodrigo and Luis were both super guys - we couldn't have asked for better - not only efficient and organised, but so friendly and always helpful and patient when dealing with any request from anyone, and just fun people to be around! They took us to lovely restaurants, different every time, and we all really enjoyed the delicious Portuguese cuisine and wine! It was a lovely week, a great experience from every angle, and the beautiful weather iin Portugal is just a bonus! Planning on doing the Douro tour next year!
We are a couple from Israel and we just finished the self guided bike tour in the Minho valley and it was excellent and truly recommend. Daniel was super attentive and helpful in every way. The hotels were great and provided a special hospitality. The route were varied with truly beautiful views. Thanks to Live Love Ride for a great bike vacation.
Led a group of 15 bikers for 7 days to the southwest coast of Portugal. Had a lot on my back with 15 riders to me managed but easy communication and great execution made it a memorable trip thanks to Live Love ride outfitA flawless trip with great guides -simply awesome. Highly recommended.