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Tips for Motorcycle Trips in Portugal

What do you have to take into consideration when traveling to Portugal? Which documents do you have to take with you? Louis provides you with answers to the most important questions. No liability is accepted for errors – Louis does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of information.

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[ICON - The driving license & co.]Documents you must have with you

  • Driving licence and vehicle registration certificate
  • ID card or passport (since 26.6.12 it has also been obligatory for children travelling within the EU to have their own identity document.)
  • International Motor Insurance Card (Green Card) is recommended.

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[ICON - The first aid kit.]First-aid kit / Hi-vis vest

It is not mandatory to carry a first-aid kit or high-visibility vest. However, we recommend you always carry both.

[ICON - The helmet.]Mandatory helmet

It is mandatory to wear a helmet! Only helmets which conform to the ECE 22 standard are approved.

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[ICON - The headlights.]Lights

Motorcycles must have their headlight on even during the daytime.

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[ICON - The speedometer.] Speed limits

  • Within built-up areas: 50 km/h
  • Outside built-up areas: 90 km/h
  • Dual carriageways (expressways): 100 km/h
  • Motorways (freeways): 120 km/h

[ICON - The motorway tolls.]Road tolls

A toll is charged on most motorways (freeways) on Portugal.

[ICON - The emergency call.]Emergency numbers


[ICON - The alcohol.]Legal alcohol limit

0.02% (20 mg/100 ml blood)

[ICON - The information.]Further information

Tourism in Portugal:

Motorcycle trips across the Portugal borders

Here you will find country tips for motorcycle trips in Portugal neighbouring countries.

[IMAGE - The neighboring countries of Portugal.]
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