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From Malaga to Porto by TET and ACT

The way back and bonuses

From the beginning I planned, barring unexpected events, to drive back to Prague by road. A quick highway move to “finish” the tires. On Monday morning, April 1, I left Porto and had over 2500 km to go to Prague. I expected to drive it for two to three days.The first morning was rough. I […]

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Day 18

So today we jumped on the machines early – we have a lot of work to do! We start with a short off-road section, but then at the town of Barca d’Alva we descend into the Douro valley. There is a circuit that starts on the asphalt upstream. But after a few kilometres it rises […]

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Day 17

Breakfast was the same as the hotel – great! We hit the road at 9:01am, got to do 1.5 legs of the ACT. Offroad starts right away. Every day has a symbol, today it’s wind turbines and snow. The route quickly takes us to the ridge where we pass dozens of wind turbines and see […]

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Day 16

Breakfast at this apartment accommodation will undoubtedly enter our memories. Not in a positive way. It is not very rich, I am quite fine, Peter for the second time supplements with instant cereals from Decathlon. We leave a little later than planned and the delays increase after we take a wrong turn and drive about […]

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Day 15

After a morning of work (mostly mine) we went to Setubal “to see the dolphins”. We had lunch at a great harbor seafood restaurant.  At 2:30, a boat with a school party and a few other excursionists is waiting for us to leave in search of the local dolphin herd in the estuary.  They have […]

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Day 14

Rest days in Setubal and Lisbon. In the morning we went to Setubal to see the dolphins, but that won’t be until the next day. So we drove over to Lisbon and had a relaxing tourist afternoon there.

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Day 13

Today was my special day: not once did my suitcases fall off. And that I tried at times! In the morning, before we left, we lubricated the chains and checked the oil.  After 22 km of tarmac we hit the ground and initially rode over gentle hills overgrown with blackthorn or cork oak trees. The […]

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Day 12

From Lagos, we head back to the town of Monchique, stopping en route at the Portimao race circuit, where preparations are just beginning for this weekend’s MotoGP race. In Monchique, we board the TET and start with an easy, asphalt climb to the highest point of TET section 5, the 902m high Foia Peak. The […]

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Day 11

Day off in Lagos.  Lagos (this Portuguese) is  the historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, the frequent home of Henry the Navigator, a historic shipyard and at one time the centre of the European slave trade.  Lagos, Nigeria, may have been named after him because in the 15th century Lagos, Portugal, was a […]

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Day 10

We left Tavira before 10am, after a great breakfast.  We had our first day in Portugal only. We returned to ACT section 5 near the small town of Fonte Salgada and continued on to the ACT and TET section 5. Here we entered the Portuguese TET and stayed on it for the whole day.  Peter […]

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Day 9

Day of many firsts. We left Seville around 10:00 and returned to TET exactly where we left it yesterday. We had 210 km of the last stretch of the Spanish TET to the border with Portugal. There are two TET routes through this part of Spain, TET 26 and TET 27. In this part of […]

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Day 8

Day-off in Seville.

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From Malaga to Porto by TET and ACT

Day 7

You get used to sleeping to the sound of crashing waves quickly, and to a great breakfast and stretching on the beach even faster. At breakfast we decided not to leave here and to stay at least a day longer. The fully booked hotel spoiled this plan and we sadly had to pack up. We […]

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Day 6

At Sergey’s in MotoBox we agreed a bit tactlessly at 9:30, so instead of relaxing we had to pack everything on the moto for the first time, throw in the stuff Jarda will send with the Motobox to Pisk and go to redo the stands. Reliable Sergey was already waiting for us, he arranged the […]

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Day 5

First day without Lisý’s group and we have to wait in Malaga for longer stands. It looks like they should arrive today, so the assembly on Wednesday started to look real. We decided to link up north of El Burgo on the Spanish TETs and drive up to Gibraltar.  We were delayed a bit by […]

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Day 4

From the beginning we are divided into two groups, the pure road bunch and the rest in light offroad. After the traditional 30km ride north from Malaga, we entered the riverbed, already partially crossed after Saturday’s rain. Along the way we were delayed by a BMW that refused to start after a short break, and […]

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Day 3

We drove west of Malaga, up El Cascajal mountain, a nice tarmac road with a view of the whole coast and in ideal conditions as far as Gibraltar and Africa. (36.61285° N, 4.62579° W) We then drove over to the small village of Venta Los Morenos, where we had coffee at the gas station and […]

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Day 2

It’s raining. The forecast didn’t lie. We’ve been pushing back our departure time since this morning until most of us packed up and walked into town. Petr and I consider going out in the rain and after a little hesitation, Míra and Vláďa join us. The end of the rain and a big hole in […]

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Day 1.

On Friday 8th, after overcoming initial issues like a dead battery, our motorcycle group departed from Mira Lisy towards Malaga, enjoying twisted roads and flat gravel. Splitting into two groups based on offroad tire preference, we rode about 160 kilometers, stopping briefly for tapas, ending the day at Apartamentos Bajondilos in Torremolinos.

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Off-road around Prague – October 2023

Great ring road around Prague completed. Enjoy! October 2023 The TCT runs through Prague, but only lightly passes by it. And that’s a shame, because there’s plenty of nice riding around Prague. When I posted about an offroad loop around Prague on Facebook here a while back, quite a few people thought it was an […]

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Offroad around biggest czech highway from Prague to Brno

341km, 5099m of climbing, 5252m of descending, at least 8 hours of fun for big adventure machines, and lighter enduros. Last update March 2023 D1 is boring, so I started looking for an on/offroad route that follows D1 as closely as possible. Since I live near Prague, I’m heading towards Prague -> Brno. The route […]