We believe cycling is the best and safest way to travel the world. And we make it our job to keep you safe on the bike on our bike tours in Portugal, as we know that the only way to enjoy the ride is while feeling safe.
While cycling is, in itself, considered a safe way to travel, we've established several measures to keep you safe on our bike tours in Portugal during these uncertain times:
The scale of our bike tours is relatively small. You can book a private bike tour for your group, starting in whichever date you prefer, either as a self-guided experience ( minimum of two guests) or a guided one ( minimum of four guests) and make it your own. Also, if you prefer to join a group tour in our calendar and ride with other guests, we guarantee a maximum of eight guests per tour, for safety reasons and to offer the group a better guide to guest ratio, so you can get full service.
Live Love Ride operates under strict health and safety standards, and is a "Clean and Safe" establishment, following protocols created by the Portuguese National Tourism Board, "Turismo de Portugal". All our guides have First Aid certificates, we make sure to clean and disinfect all bikes and gear used on our tours before and after, hand out disinfectant, masks and other safety gear to our staff and guests during airport transfers or van transfer throughout the ride, and only book hotels, restaurants and other providers for your tour that follow the same "Clean and Safe" standards we do. Click here to check our full health and safety policy
Our bike tours are not held in big cities because, let's face it, cars can't go where bikes go. While out on a bike tour in Portugal with us, you'll be riding by a small backroad, a macadam trail, roman pathway or a designated cycle path, which means you'll avoid most agglomerations, staying and smaller hotels, sharing meals at smaller, handpicked restaurants.
You'll not be joining the queue at the most sought out monuments: you'll be taken to the small gems that highlight the best of each region. We work with local partners in every region we operate tours in, from familiar, charming hotels to our favorite restaurants, and will introduce you to our friends, the local wine enthusiasts, bakers, pottery artists, farmers that will proudly let you in on their local secrets - all of them boast the same "Clean and Safe" standards as we do.
At Live Love Ride, you can postpone your tour to a future date up to 30 days of the starting date of your tour, with no extra costs and no questions asked. That way, you can make sure you enjoy your bike tour in Portugal whenever you feel safe to ride with us.
As riders, we understand the blessing that is exploring the great outdoors. And as a company, we are also aware that we must give back to nature and local communities to keep this relation sustainable, so that we can fully enjoy it. So, whenever you join one of our tours, you are planting an indigenous tree in Portugal, where it’s needed the most. Alongside Portuguese ONG “Plantar uma árvore”, Live Love Ride plants one tree per rider that joins our tours, every year. We choose indigenous trees, and regions that have been most affected by fires or intense exploration, in an effort to help replenish the natural cycle. This helps offset our carbon footprint and makes our rides even more enjoyable! In 2019, we have planted 400 trees in Sintra’s Natural Park, to help replenish the Sierra, which was attacked by fires in the summer of 2018.
We make your safety our priority, so we can all have a great time doing what we love most - exploring the world on a bike. So, whenever you are ready, know that we are prepared to host a Live Love and Safe Ride for you.