Remember the FIM Mototour of Nations 2016

FIM Mototour of Nations Quinta de Curvos

The new “Skyphoto” video shows the moto touristic delight of more than two hundred foreigners in the North of Portugal.

The event has been marked indelibly in the history of the Motorcycle Club of Porto as well as in the heart of the more than 200 bikers who from 8 to 11 September 2016 took part in the 3rd Edition of the FIM Mototour of Nations. It can now be remembered in the video produced by Skyphoto, showing images collected and treated for the Moto Clube do Porto by Miguel Angelo that, over the course of several minutes allow you to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Northern Portugal and the pleasure felt by the more than two hundred riders from 16 nations over some very well spent days in our country.

The organization was regarded as a great success, recognized by all participants and representatives of the various clubs and federations present, also drawing favourable comment during the Conference of Commissions of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, held 11 and 12 February in Geneva.

We leave here the endorsement published by the Canadian Federation in their newsletter

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Bikers from the bottom of my heart

The Canadian Motorcycle Association honours the Moto Clube do Porto for its’ enormous care and dedication to foreign bikers.

The Moto Clube do Porto (MCP) was most surprised and delighted to receive the Fulvio Callimaci Award, presented annually by the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA) to “an individual or group who have supported or promoted motorcycling in an exceptional way during the past year”, from the hands of the Chief Executive of the CMA, Marylinn Bastedo. The award was presented to Nuno Trêpa Leite, Vice President of MCP, at the FIM Commissions Conference in Geneva, where Nuno was taking up his position as a member of the FIM Commission for Touring and Leisure (CML).  The CMA bestowed this award on MC Porto at their Annual Gala, held in Hamilton, Ontario, where the CMA, celebrated their 70th anniversary. The award was made in recognition of the support offered to John Pineo and his wife Beth from Canada, after they suffered a serious motorcycle accident in Portugal, a few days after they had taken part in the 2016 Mototour of Europe. We leave here the endorsement published by the Canadian Federation in their newsletter:

“When John Pineo and his wife Beth were seriously injured in Portugal, they were in hospital in Portugal for over 5 weeks before being able to return home. During this time, members of the club arranged for almost daily visits, taking them fruit and pastries and other foods, kept contact with the clinical team, took care of laundry needs and accompanied them to the airport to ensure all went well for the return home. Porto is located 70 km from the hospital. A remarkable example of exceptional support for their fellow motorcyclists!”

It is with great pride that Moto Clube do Porto now recalls the event organized in Northern Portugal, from 8 to 11 September, with the publication of video produced by Miguel Angelo of Skyfoto. The video offers minutes of contemplation, reflecting the pleasure of more than two hundred bikers from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, Denmark, Croatia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Canada, United States of America, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal over four days very well spent in our country.

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Finally the photos

It is with great pleasure that Moto Clube of Porto offers you many and good memories of a great motorcycling gathering, event that will stay in memory.

Four fantastic days with an amazing international caravan!

Thank you all!

Here the Highlight photos. In the following articles many more of each day.

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Farewell to ride and lunch at Alto Douro

Super Extra program on World Heritage

irrefutable PRICE for fantastic path

Map Douro Tryp

And we have news!

We have decided to prepare a new program for the morning of Sunday, 11 September, to accompany you on the way home.

From the hotel in Porto and after check-out, we will ride 140 km close to the Douro River, to visit a fantastic and charming port wine farm in Tabuaço.

Then, close, in a very nice place, we will have a quick lunch before the "separation"…

Will be grilled pork with rice of beans, melon, bread and drinks.

This program, optional, has a cost of € 10 per person, and we have to report how many of us will be there.

Send us an email to the official email address informing you want to be present in this extra program.

The payment will be made during check-in.

See you all very soon.

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Travel images Chaves - Porto

Boticas   Vilarinho Seco

FIM Mototour of Nations begins in "deep Portugal"

With only 215km from Chaves to Porto, the Moto Clube do Porto traced a route that will surprise participants of FIM Mototour of Nations in 2016.

With excellent roads and the path to the city of Porto, the route will show how they still live in the villages of the Barroso region. The mountains and details of the life of the municipalities of Boticas and Cabeceiras de Basto will not leave anyone indifferent.

As the beautiful historic centre of Guimarães, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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River, sea and beauty of a tour to Esposende

Esposende tryp - Cavado River

Way of St. James in the green Minho

Moto Clube do Porto prepared a Saturday morning in Esposende, pleasant town of the coast that has everything: river, sea, mountains, fields and gastronomy. Using one of Santiago Portuguese paths, we will go up to Minho (the greenest region of Portugal) to enjoy two snacks served in fantastic locations: the romantic Quinta de Curvos and marginal Esposende, on the estuary of the River Cávado.

But there's more, the pier of Fao, Barca do Lago, the mills of Abelheira, the beaches of Esposende ...

One morning to enjoy this great tourist destination.

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