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    ENDURO & OFFROAD TOURS
    Portugal
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    PLACE TO RIDE
    PORTUGAL
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    MEMORABLE HOLIDAYS
    GOOD TIMES WITH FRIENDS
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    YOUR DREAM HOLIDAYS
    DIRTBIKE TOURS
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    BREAKING NEW GROUNDS
    FEEL THE MOST ASTONISHING LANDSCAPES OF PORTUGAL
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    “The Factory Ride Tour”
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    “La Rando Championne d´Europe”

About Us

 

FREERIDE SPIRIT

Some human emotions can be traced back to the dawn of mankind; among them is the constant quest for glimpses of absolute freedom.

Freeride Spirit was created to fill the need to escape the routine and to be with the nature at its wildest. We trail unbeaten paths and love to share it, so we made it our motto.

We’re specialized in Enduro, Mountain Bike and Trail Running, and we offer a wide variety of tours through some of the most interesting places in the north of Portugal, such as: Costa Verde where Serra d’Arga stands, named by many as the ideal venue for offroad sports; Douro, this enchanted valley with its vineyards covering the steps carved on its winding slopes, and ornate with the charm of manor houses and old wine estates; Gerês, a sanctuary for wild life; and finally Porto, a vibrant destination, host of the prelude of the most thrilling enduro races in the world, the Extreme XL Lagares.

Rediscover the passion for adventure, overcome challenges and test your limits.
Welcome to the Freeride Spirit family.

JOÃO ROXO

Former professional Enduro pilot with proven credentials, João Roxo is well known in the world of motorsports for the trophies and experience he collected over two decades.

In 1994, he began his motor racing adventure; four years later, he won the prestigious Husaberg trophy and was runner-up in the Portuguese Enduro championship. In 2002 he reached the zenith of his career by winning a silver medal at the most important event in the enduro racing calendar, the International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE), held in the Czech Republic.

The creation of Freeride Spirit marks the beginning of a new chapter in João Roxo’s career; it now focuses on sharing his passion for offroad sport.

Location

WHERE WE ARE

 

Costa Verde
The Costa Verde is an obvious destination for outdoor activities. The dense vegetation, beautiful beaches, crisscrossed by rivers and dotted with charming villages, the pristine state of conservation of the biodiversity and natural habitats, make Costa Verde one of the richest regions in Portugal’s northern coast. In this wonderful region rises Serra d’Arga, reminding us that timeless places still exist where the... »
Minho
In the Northeast of Portugal, bordering Spain, Minho is not only the cradle of Portugal, but it also represents all its variety. Here are situated two of the main historical cities in Portugal: Guimarães, aka, “The Cradle of the Nation” and Braga, one of the most ancient Christian cities in the world, that yet are forward thinking credit to the large number of students and a vibrant cultural life. Further East, in Minho’s inner land you can find... »
PORTO / LAGARES
Also known as “Cidade Invicta” (Invictus City), Porto sits on the north bank of the river Douro. Voted Best European Destination in 2012 and 2014 and famous for Port Wine, the city stands out for its trendiness; it is highly popular among travellers for the vast cultural life, its tourism industry and leisure facilities, available day and night... »
Douro
Classified in 1756, by Marquês de Pombal, as a certified wine region - the first in the world ever to become one, Douro is known as the capital of wine tourism, in Portugal. When roaming the vineyards, the stepped slopes of hills and valleys that slider along the river Douro, you come across a striking backdrop, dotted with rich stately homes and wine estates which hold a unique cultural and human heritage... »
HOW TO
GET HERE

Porto International Airport was awarded as the third best medium size airport in Europe, one among many details that make Porto more appealing.

Currently 20 airlines, among them several low-cost airlines, operate from Porto Airport, flying to 78 destinations, transporting over 6.4 million passengers a year.

A short commute separates the airport from the city centre where you can find our head office and Porto Guesthouse, and just 40 minutes from our other basecamps, in Minho, north of Porto.

Tours

PICK YOUR HOLIDAYS

Freeride Spirit offers a wide variety of tours developed for different skill levels, and available all year round due to the ideal weather conditions found in the north of Portugal. Our tour leaders and team aim is to ensure a wholesome experience. We do not want you just to ride the best tracks but also to enjoy our culture, our food and a memorable leisure time.

 

Bikes

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU

Freeride Spirit offer a wide range of 2016 and 2017 KTM motorbikes, power parts and power wear. Each dirtbike is kitted with the latest technology, including Dunlop mousses, required to face up to the hardest challenges in offroad adventure riding. If you wish to customize your bike, you can trust our experienced and certified mechanics to set the motorbike to your own style of riding.

Accommodation

COZY AND PLEASANT

Freeride Spirit provides unforgettable experiences well beyond the scope of outdoor extreme sports. Our basecamps offer a soothing atmosphere essential for the riders to rest and socialize after a day packed with adrenaline.

 

Staff

AN EXPERIENCED PASSIONATE TEAM

Our team members are the face of Freeride Spirit. Experts in Enduro, Extreme and Rally Raid, they will be your partners from day one. They speak several languages and are always available to join you and to share their know-how so you can improve your performance turning your offroad experience into an unforgettable one.

 


Paulo Marques
Tour Leader

An international towering figure, Paulo Marques won eleven Portuguese Enduro Championships. At the ISDE, won a gold medal, 4 silver medals and 3 bronze medals. He rode the Dakar Rally ten times, finishing 8th in 2002 when he came 1st at the Marathon – KTM 660 Rally Replica.


Ricardo Pereira
Tour Leader

The youngest member of our team, brings a special inspiration and energy to our adventure tours. Driven by a passion for motorsport, Ricardo is an enthusiastic, outgoing person who enjoys sharing his knowledge with the riders.


João Roxo
Tour Planner

With many years as an Enduro professional rider under his belt, João Roxo knows each trail like the back of his hand. His passion for offroad sports and for this region led him to create Freeride Spirit, in which he also has a role as a technical and sports manager.


Pedro Magalhães
Customer Service

As the Freeride Spirit’s tours organizer and host to the riders throughout their stay, his job is to insure that everything runs smoothly.


Ricardo Barros & Pedro São
Mechanics

With over twenty years of offroad racing experience, our engineers are capable of solving problems swiftly. The long lasting work with numerous professional riders made them both quite proficient with KTM motorbikes and in accommodating each rider’s needs.

GUEST-BOOK

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

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Uma viagem fantástica. Onde fomos surpreendidos por tamanha quantidade e qualidade de coisas boas que encontramos em Portugal. Trilhas TOP, guias altamente profissionais, motos KTM novas, gastronomia, costumes e cultura local sensacionais. Um passeio inesquecível, um destino extraordinário

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- Edson Santana -
Geosciences Researcher
Brazil
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We were like in a family! Hope to join you next year again...

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- Serge Saint-Arnoult -
Marketing Manager
Switzerland
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I came with just a few hours of bike, and I´m an expert now! You adapted the tracks to my level. The difficulty was just perfect to progress.

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- Stephane Fremy -
Business Engineer
France
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Cool country, cool zone, cool tracks, delicious food... I strongly recommend!

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- Tobias Rehermann -
Webdesigner
Germany
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Motos nickel, accueil sympa, services haut de gamme, on en est revenu le poil tout hérrisé de plaisir.

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- Bertrand Sanlaville -
Motoverte Magazine Chief Editor
França
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Muito bom! As trilhas... maravilhosas! A turma é nota mil! Espetacular. Muito obrigado a toda a estrutura Freeride Spirit pelo passeio! Estamos juntos!

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- Crystiano Assunção -
Director Comercial
Brazil
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It´s great to be at Porto Guesthouse. You just get up, get your gear on, and ride here from Porto city into the mountains... It was a fantastic experience!

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- Fergal McGuigan -
Student
Irelande
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L‘équipement est en excellent état tout comme les KTM et un mécanicien est là pour parfaire les réglages de la moto en fonction de vos souhaits. On se croirait pilote d’usine !  J’ai passé un excellent moment avec Freeride Spirit et j’ai été très impressionné par leur professionnalisme, par la qualité du matériel et par leur souhait de satisfaire le client. Un grand merci à Joao qui a la gentillesse de tenir compte du niveau de chacun, de notre fatigue en cours de journée et de nos souhaits. 

Je recommande vivement à tous d’organiser vos sorties enduro avec Freeride Spirit. 

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- Eric Lewandowski -
France

Contact us

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FREERIDE SPIRIT
      Rua Infanta Dª Maria, 231 | 4050-350 Porto, Portugal

+351 228 329 148

info@freeridespirit.pt

www.freeridespirit.pt

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