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Antonio and Vito were simply fantastic. Their local knowledge was perfect, their desire to look after all details and make you feel completely supported was so welcome - it made it a super relaxing holiday, yet we explored every possible local surfing venue.Read more
Working out the optimal wave for the day was important as it was light swells but we got something every day and some days it was just sublime - at times almost empty waves with awesome backdrops and beaches.
Just the right amount of coaching in the water too - not too much to think about but always something to work on. And always an excellent lunch / afternoon feast to round off the day. We’ll be back for more for sure, and can’t wait to go surfing with Antonio and Vito again…Close
Wir haben uns in Portugal verliebt! Nicht nur, aber auch wegen Antonio. Von der ersten Stunde bis zum Abflug war alles perfekt organisiert. Antonio hat uns jeweils zu den Terminen begleitet und sofern nötig auch mal die Kinderbetreuung übernommen.Read more
Super abgestimmt auf unsere Bedürfnisse hat er uns Ausflugs- oder Restaurant-Tipps erteilt.
Sein Wissen über die lokalen Gepflogenheiten oder auch die geschichtlichen Ereignisse sind imponierend. Mit Kleinigkeiten (zum Bespiel eine Banane nach dem Surfen oder ein kaltes Wasser an einem heissen Tag) hat er uns immer wieder positiv überrascht und wohl die eine oder andere Kinderträne damit verhindert. Alles in allem 5Sterne!Close
My family’s trip to Portugal was so special and well-coordinated because of Antonio’s care and expertise. He was able to customize the perfect itinerary for us but also adapt as needed to our changing circumstances.Read more
His knowledge of the history, geography, politics & culture of his country transformed our vacation into the adventure of a lifetime.
I could not recommend him highly enough. Antonio is truly is a gem!Close
He was very knowledgeable about the regions we passed through and happy to answer our questions. The restaurants he picked were delicious, ones that we would not have known to stop at!Read more
He also passed along a lot of general advice, even helping us with recommendations for which things to do during the days outside of our trip with him.
Overall we had a great experience and found Antonio to be super kind and to genuinely care that we got to experience the best of Portugal!Close
I spent an unbelievable two days in late May 2022 with Antonio of Ride 351. The surf travel service provided was absolute perfection!! It was personalized—-custom-made to exactly what I was looking for—-and Antonio made sure that the whole experience was so much more than I was expecting!!Read more
He included so many extras—-like ridiculous photography of my surf sessions, scenery and the food stops we took! He made sure to take me to local spots for authentic food that was off the charts delicious. All the while, he gave so much valuable information on the country, the region, the surf breaks, the food and the culture. He was such a great ambassador! I’ve been to Portugal and Lisbon a few times before, but this time I learned and saw and experienced soooo much more and it was all because of Ride351!
Antonio even introduced me to eating barnacles!! Which I now love!! And he was patient and kind and a really safe and responsible driver (I always get car sick but not this time!!!) . Seriously, on every front, Antonio gets an absolute A+ as a tour guide, and I’m extremely discriminating, critical and demanding!!! :-)Close
During my inspirational trip to Lisbon I booked an excursion to a vineyard with wine tasting and lots of art called "Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal" in Azeitão. Antonio, my host, knew a lot about the culture of Portugal with its beautiful wines, meals, art and Fado. I've watched my eyes. What a beautiful country Portugal is and through Antonio I now know a lot more about the history of this beautiful country on the Atlantic Ocean.Read more
I'll be back and I'll definitely try surfing!! Thanks Antonio - Ride351. See you next year!Close
For a trip taken on a whim, this was a great experience from beginning to end. Antonio answered quickly any queries and requests (I had many!). He provided great suggestions and created opportunities that we had not even considered.Read more
Taking into account the issues that COVID-19 had thrown at us, this was absolutely no issue for Antonio. Surf lessons for the family had been booked, private family yoga sessions, a wine tour and horse riding were all part of the package. Not to mention the bookings at the lovely restaurants and lets not forget the morning doughnut and coffee stop.Close
I can't praise Ride351 enough for my experience with them in Portugal. Antonio was always on time, very attentive, knowledgable about the culture and attractions, professional to the highest standard and a genuinely friendly and warm person all around.Read more
My trip started with one of the best meals I have had to date at a local seafood restaurant with Antonio, continued with top notch surfing instruction and ended with tours of Sintra, Mafra and a local winery. Antonio's knowledge of the local history and customs added tremendously to my first experience in Portugal.
I highly recommend booking with Antonio from Ride351 for any trips to Portugal or the surrounding areas. I fully intend to take advantaged of their services again soon!Close
Antonio was incredible! My wife told him we wanted a private tour, we like wine, food, beaches etc. He planned a full day and customized it just for us.Read more
We saw an old town north of Lisbon, had their traditional desert and some espresso. After that we went to a winery that had art exhibits intertwined in the tour and tasted some top shelf wine. Then we were off through the mountains to a restaurant we never would have found on our own for a late lunch where we tried fresh sardines and seabass paired with a nice wine.
He was so personable, his explanations of everything were wonderful, just a real treat to end our vacation. Thanks again Antonio!!Close
Antonio was a caring tour guide coordinator from the start. He replied promptly to my email and was in contact appropriately to confirm booking, suggest recommendation and even call to secure a great table at a restaurant I couldn't book myself. He introduced us to local food in Ericeira and was flexible with us when we wanted to change plans towards the end of the tour.Read more
George gave the surf lesson in Ericeira - very patient with us. We were both up on the board in no time. Highly recommend his outfitter for surf lessons.
I'd give more stars if there were more to give - Antonio has a gift for organizing and leading tours of Portugal!Close
Our family of four had a lovely day trip with Antonio. He is very friendly, a safe driver, and was a wealth of information about Portugal.Read more
He introduced us to the town of Ericeira where some of us surfed and he took great photos of them catching waves. Afterwards, we had lunch at an amazing restaurant and even explored the town a little bit.Close
Excelente auxílio durante a viagem! Antônio me deu as melhores dicas sobre lugares e ondas para visitar em Portugal. Conselhos sobre maré e lugares para comer também. Além disso, super atencioso e prestativo mesmo antes de chegar em Portugal, bem como depois dela.Read more
Recomendo sem duvidas para qualquer pessoa. Minha viagem foi mais focado para o surf, mas a parte cultural também foi bem guiada. Fixe demais!!Close
Antonio orchestrated a wonderful trip that started in Sagres and ended in Lisboa, including guided surfing with Vitor and Phillipe.Read more
We had quality longboards and got some great surfing in, especially in Arrifana. Even on the one windy day with no swell, we chased waves at a bunch of beaches from Sagres to Aljezur. Incredible scenery on a surfing safari.
In addition to surfing, Antonio arranged excellent accommodations and dining at authentic local restaurants in the Algarve. Once we headed north towards Lisboa, we toured great spots in the Alentejo, including the Bacalhoa winery headquarters in Azeitao with an incredible art collection, Roman ruins, and 1000+ year old olive trees lining the property.
Antonio and all of the Ride351’s guides are interesting, gracious and devoted to helping you fully explore the natural and cultural riches of Portugal on a trip tailored to your interests and budget. A curated adventure you will not soon forget!Close
Perfect service, I was in Europe and started in Lisbon my trip, Antônio the guy attend us with very frendlly welcome gift, he give lot of good indication about the surf in Ericeira.Read more
The Ride351 is a very nice option for surf trip with save conditions. Thank you all.Close
I can’t thank Antonio and Ride351 enough. Antonio took the time to get to know us and what we like before planning our trip.Read more
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!Close
Antonio of Ride351 organised a great solo surf trip for me, where I got surf lessons for two hours every day. He took me to see the sights in Mafra, Sintra and Cabo de Roca, and introduced me to some great Portuguese food and restaurants.Read more
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.Close
Antonio did an amazing job planning a customized itinerary for our honeymoon in Portugal. From the moment I contacted him about a possible trip, he was responsive, attentive, and friendly. He and his crew made our experience truly memorable.Read more
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.Close
I had a wonderful week! Thanks to the organisation of Antonio and great surf guidance by Victor.Read more
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!Close
Travelled from London to Ericeira for a 3 - 4 day surf trip with the Ride351 team. What they offered was just what I needed, some experienced local surf guides to pick me up at take me to best local surf spots based on the surf conditions at the time.Read more
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!Close
A friend referred me to Antonio when I took a last-minute solo trip to Ericeira.Read more
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!Close
We're a family with two young boys. Very last minute we decided to look for a surf trip in Portugal to escape from the Irish weather and through the normal means we found nothing until I sent off a request to Ride351 with our preferred location and dates.Read more
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 :)Close
This company provided me with the best surf guides on last minute notice. Had a great experience and was very reasonably priced.Read more
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!!!!Close
I came in Portugal for the Web Summit, and then I decided to stay 5 more days in order to relax and surf, my way of meditation. I then decided to go to Ericeira.Read more
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!!Close
Great experience! I was jonesing for some surf and after getting in touch with Antonio, he quickly crafted a personalized trip.Read more
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.Close
When I was in Ericeira, I wanted to surf. It's been 2 years ago I surfed for the last time, so I could use some guidance. I preferred a trip asap and within one hour I was on the go with Vitor. We picked up a surfboard and went to the beach.Read more
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!Close
We decided to fly to Portugal for a last minute surf holiday this August and were looking for some surfing tips.Read more
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!Close
Thank you very much for the amazing time in Portugal. Thanks that you took care about me and have helped organize my surfing program. Thank you for a week that I have spent near my favorite ocean. Thank you for that experience.Read more
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!!!!!!!!!Close
Great trip :) I got a pick up from Carcavelos, the guys help with everything and we got on the road fast :) The trip was with stories about portugal and the good spots, a lot of info off the spots we where going to that day !Read more
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...