Today the morning was bright and sunny, even though a little chilly at about 8 or 10° at breakfast. I had been to the Cabo da Roca a few times before but never on a Sunday, and felt like checking the place out, it’s a very pretty area and the roads leading up to it from Lisbon are twisty with great surface, so it’s one of two places the hordes of bikers from Lisbon flock to, I made my way from Ericeira to check it out, with a plan to explore a couple of places out of the busy “biker’s road”.
It’s only a short 45 minute ride from Ericeira but I decided to make it last longer, from the praia da Adraga I spotted a couple of look out points on google maps and the dirt roads were good enough to show up on maps so I went to check it out. A couple of photo stops for you guys:
Quite the drop, with an almost straight rock face to the water, which looked amazing today:
As always, rocks look like nothing and inclines look flat once you step off the bike and take a picture.
in the distance, you can see the lighthouse building in Cabo da Roca:
Getting off the cliffs, which I’m not sure was exactly legal, there’s a couple of kms of nice dirtroads up to the cape:
Quiet road but if you look up to where the tarmac road passes you’ll see plenty of bikes:
The actual road on the cape is a very pretty place, and an amazing place to gather if you’re into crowds:
Parked right next to the lighthouse since lighthouses are for some reason my favourite buildings, and walked down to the crowd of bikes:
Now I’ll show you a few pictures of portuguese motorcycling, quite diverse and something for anyone, away from the common GS of which there were only a couple:
A lightweight Silverdream for the lightweight freaks:
Oldschool YZF is such a pretty sportsbike:
Easy rider himself, styling it up with his eight ball helmet:
One of Portugal’s more liked current bikes, Honda is a cult brand here and the old 750 Africa Twins were loved, as soon as they released the 1000 it was an instant hit:
Oldschool Speed Triple near some italian bling:
Some spots it felt like going back 20 years:
For @Buckster, complete with rolled up picnic blanket for complete cowboy styles, pretty bike though:
Young girl arriving in a clean pink DT50LC, oldschool cool:
was going to take a picture of the class act that is a red 1200GS when someone rode past in a new Norden:
Always some twat that insists on squeezing past rows of bikes in a car, there’s a car park 50 meters behind there, who still insists on taking a van?
Uploads are now failing, and I’m doing this on my phone so will post just a couple more pics in a bit