Secretly I think I was more excited than the kids to do this adventure! I’ve never driven a quad bike before and, although slightly nervous at the thought, it was an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up on!
We dragged ourselves up for breakfast a little earlier than normal and managed to be outside our hotel reception on time to meet Claire who immediately put us all at ease with her outgoing and friendly personality. She showed us to her jeep, our transport to the quad bikes.
When we got to where the tour was to start, we sat down with Claire to go over the paperwork for the insurance and then Rory showed us how to drive the quad bikes before helping us put on our helmets and providing us with gloves.
Then it was time to go! We drove through some amazing countryside, both on roads and off road. The roads were small though so it wasn’t busy. Driving on the wrong side of the road though, whilst remembering how to drive the quad was a bit to think about! The off road parts were amazing fun! We dodged big potholes with dust flying up behind us as we drove along at quite a speed through beautiful scenery. We really got to see some off the beaten track Portugal.
We briefly stopped at one point for photos with a view and at another in an orange grove where we saw oranges and avocados growing on the trees before setting off to our third stop, a lovely restaurant with a view, where we enjoyed a drink and a rest.
Then we headed back to where we started and the end of our tour. We really enjoyed the quad bike trek. They were easy to drive once you got the hang of them and the kids loved riding on the back. The scenery was amazing. Claire and Rory are really friendly and great with kids and I would definitely visit again if we are ever in the area.
You can watch some of our adventure on this Vlog:
QuadVentura Quad bike tour with an autistic child?
Claire and Rory were good with the kids and the tour is family friendly.
Children ride behind the adults on the back of the quad bikes. There are no seat belts so there is a need to hold on and stay seated but you are able to ride with your child.
The place where you stop for a drink has an enclosed children’s play area.
The quad bikes are very loud.
My son loved this trip but I think it would depend on the individual child and if they were able to safely sit on the back of a quad bike.
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