Testimonials

Check here what our surfers friends say at TripAdvisor about their surf experience with us.

USA

Aaron T

USA

We ate, drank, saw sights, music and of course surfed great waves. The things we were able to experience thanks to Ride351 local knowledge would have taken years to learn. Antonio and his staff are knowledgeable, professional and genuinely good people.

If you want to experience Portugal in the way only a local could show you book now!

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Netherlands

Michel V

Netherlands

The hostel was good and the service was above anything I have received before. The surf teacher was very good as well and all the people were very friendly and open.

All in all I had a great trip and will certainly book a trip with Ride351 again.

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US

Yili L

USA

About the trip:

Antonio and I coordinated on an itinerary that suited our wish for an active and cultural trip. It was a 15 day journey that started out in Lisbon and had us staying for 5 days in Ericeira and then traveling up north through several towns and ending up in Porto. We planned this trip for mid-October because we didn’t want to be there in the heavy tourist season and I’m really glad that we made this decision: while much more relaxed, there were still lots of people and tourists around to make everything feel lively. Four meals were included in the trip and all transportation were provided (while in Lisbon and Ericeira, Antonio had a van to drive us around; we rented a car to head out to Porto for just my husband and I). While Antonio had recommendations for hotels, restaurants, he was also very accommodating in helping us book places that we had wanted to visit.

About the activities:

Ericeira is a great surf town and was well suited for us beginners. We went to mostly one beach to practice (it was the designated beginner’s beach) and the conditions were mostly good with one rough day. We had two private lessons from Vitro and two group ones from Action Waves. There are lots of surfing schools practicing out there and at time it could feel a bit packed, even in the off-season so I can only imagine what it’s like during peak. If I had to re-do anything, it may have been to try out different beaches but part of that was also due to our beginner level. With more intermediate or advanced I don’t think this is an issue. It was a good mix of activities (yoga, surfing) and we did two day-trips in between our surf lessons to go check out some wineries and museums. There are also lots of fun bars and restaurants in the town and just a beautiful area to walk around and enjoy yourselves. Would highly recommend a stay here. We also loved Porto and as this was towards the end of the trip, it was good to have more free time.

About Antonio/Ride351:

Antonio and his crew did a fantastic job of making us feel welcomed and part of the family. They were so warm and really embraced showing us Portugal. Vitro and Antonio are the founders of the company and they have a different philosophy about providing tours, which is that they want to make every guest feel like they are visiting friends. In a way it was like an exchange program where they were your hosts and welcoming you into their lives. So hospitable! It’s a much more customized approach and made us feel very special. Thank you Ride351! We definitely felt like we became friends and I would reach out to them instantly when we go back to Portugal (because we will!). Also, since it was our honeymoon, we did have some time for just ourselves towards the end of the trip so I think it was a good balance of being with new friends and having some alone-time. Again, easy to customize depending on your needs.

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Germany

Mark-Marcel

Germany

Although I needed to plan my trip on a smaller budget, they provided me with a perfect setting for an easy going time full of comfort, laughter and relaxedness. Always on time, flexible lessons with regards to the swell, a great hostel (The Wave in Ericeira) with ocean view, top equipment and helpful tips to improve my surfing skills. Looking forward to my next surf trip to Portugal with Ride351!

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UK

rupfalk28

UK

They took me all around the central coast from Sintra & Cascais in the south to all the surf breaks around Ericeira, and upto Peniche & supertubos in the north. We managed to get some great waves in and see some of the local sites. Started with a tasty meal out in Ericeira!

I would highly recommend their service , especially as you can tailor it specifically to your needs. They also took some great photos along the way with plenty of great surf action shots. Was great to spend a few days cruising the Portuguese surf coast with Antonio and Victor!

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USA

txsurfer03

USA

I can't speak more highly of him - he communicated very quickly, set up perfect accommodations for how I wanted to operate (surf a variety of spots with my own transportation), met me upon arrival with a rundown of all the local spots, and provided tips and recommendations throughout.

I couldn't have received a better welcome, and I'm proud to recommend him to any future travelers. Obrigado, Antonio!

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Ireland

sukiesueIreland

Ireland

I didn't hold out much hope but to my surprise Antonio responded quickly with a customised itinerary which was exactly what we were looking for: transport, a lovely hotel central to Cascais, surfing, a tour of Lisbon and Sintra and a chance to taste some great dishes and specialities along the way.

But in the end it was so much more than that. It was almost like having a private chauffeur and knowledgeable guide at your service at all times with many wonderful and generous surprises along the way. We have travelled a lot over the years but I can honestly say we've never felt so relaxed and well taken care of. My husband had never been to Portugal before and definitely wants to return, I got to eat the best octopus I have ever tasted and the kids can't stop talking about their amazing surfing holiday :)

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USA

caitlinrossodom

USA

They took such good care of me and even went out of their way to show me some interesting sites. These guys are the best!!!!

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Belgium

Valerie V

Belgium

We received as well great tips to visit amazing places or nice restaurants!

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Italy

Nivijasa

Italy

I had the great chance to meet Antonio, the right guy in the right place. He showed around the best spot where to surf, brought me to the best surf rental shop (in terms of price and quality) and gave me a lot of useful tips. The best thing was a series of pics of me surfing..totally priceless!

Very kind and well organized, I'm looking forward to come and book a trip around Portugal with Ride351!

Thanks Antonio, was a pleasure to meet you! Até já!!

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Poland

bozierden

Poland

Most of my time was spent in beautiful, quaint Ericeira, bookended by a day in Lisbon (a beautiful city definitely worth exploring). In addition to getting me to some great surf (highly recommend Peniche) Antonio and Vitor went out of their way to make sure any days with less than stellar conditions were full of great cultural experiences.

They have a passion for sharing incredible experiences and it shows. These guys are very professional and responsive, but they really made me feel like a friend, too. Really enjoyed my time here and I can’t recommend Surf351 highly enough! Can’t wait to go back.

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Netherlands

Janny H

Netherlands

Because of the high tide there were no waves. We drove around to several beaches but nowhere was good surf. It was no problem at all. We canceled it for that day and made a new appointment the next day.

The surf was much better the other day. I felt pretty nervous for the first surf in two years, but Vitor made me feel comfortable. There was no pressure or pushing, they only want to share the great feeling of surfing. And it worked: I felt great after catching my first waves. Thanks guys!

I would definitely ride again with Ride351!

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France

Bene-Nico

France

As our holiday was right in the middle of the busy month of August, it was not easy to find something...until we found Ride 351's website. We explained what we were looking for, and after 2 days Antonio came back to us with a tailor made "City, Surf & Yoga Experience" : 3 days in Lisbon to visit this charming city and 10 days in Ericeira...just enough time to fall in love with this place! :)

As this was a last minute booking and we had absolutely no time to check everything in depth due to a really busy work schedule, we were crossing fingers to have a nice trip until we arrived there.

Antonio scheduled everything for us from the airport/Lisbon/Ericera/airport pick ups, to the hostels in Lisbon and Eirceira as well as the Surf and Yoga classes, plus surf guiding including material rent (with great discounts thanks to their partnerships!). We had two dinners together in some typical places, and they paid attention to all details to make sure we could discover their home country, people, culture and food in the best way possible.Everything was just perfect, well planned, and we had nothing to worry about, but find something to eat while wandering in Lisbon and enjoying Ericeira :)

We spent 2 beautiful and peaceful weeks in Portugal, and because I don't have better words than the description of their cool video: "One adventure for your soul, mind and body. Ride with [them] in one unforgettable experience of surf, culture and gastronomy".

We are feeling a bit sad to be back home...but watching at the pictures they just sent us (because they also plan this for you to catch some great moments while you enjoy your holiday!) and their nice video makes us feel like we're there again ;) It's just a matter of time, we will definitely be back! Thanks a million for your incredible hospitality and just continue what you're doing, because you're doing it right. Thanks again for letting us spend one of our best holiday!

Cheers Antonio & Vitor!

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Russia

KateGamaiun

Russia

Thank you for the way that you connecting to people with love and open soul. Thank you for Ericeira. Thanks for the beautiful views.

Ride 351 is very kind, sincere and organized team who knows their job and shows true Portuguese hospitality!!!!!!!!!

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Denmark

Martin P

Denmark

The spots was nice great waves and got a nice lunch that the 351 guys made and dinner after :D

All in all 10 out of 10 ;)

Best day trip i have been on

Best to 351...

thanks.

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