Portugal Explorer 

Join Compass Adventures as we take into this magnificent Country  Portugal has some of the most unbelievable offloading Europe has to offer.You will find yourself mesmerised with houses built from solid rock and coast lines that are wrapped with golden sands. We will find ourselves driving some of the most fantastic drovers trails that meander through the most awe inspiring views.

Whats included
  • Suitable for all 4×4’s with a low box

  • Qualified 4×4 tour guides

  • All guides are trained Lantra 4x4 driving instructors

  • Local knowledge of the lanes and area

  • Family friendly atmosphere

  • UK to Calais ferry

  • Meet like minded people

  • Fully guided 

  • Full technical support 

  • Lead vehicle with full medical kit ,recovery kit and iridium sat phone


UK explorers 



We will in Portsmouth and take the ferry to Santander Spain.From here we will head for a camp site 2hrs out side Portugal. 


once in portugal's we will head into the National Parks as we travel though this park land we will be heading for our 1st set of mountain trails that will take us on a magnificent journey through this overlander's heaven. The Portuguese are some of the hospitable in Europe and have welcomed travellers for hundreds of years, not to mention the food is stunning.


Portugal has some of the most unbelievable off-roading Europe has to offer.You will find yourself mesmerised with houses built from solid rock and coast lines that are wrapped with golden sands. We will find ourselves driving some of the most fantastic drovers trails that meander through the most awe inspiring views.

The Portuguese love motorsport and welcome 4x4s with open arms the mountains are criss-crossed with some off the best lane accessibility in Europe, Making Portugal a fantastic destination for the more thoroughbred overlander, join Compass Adventures as we embark on a mesmerising tour of this stunning Country.

No trip to Portugal is complete without a visit to Tomar the home of the Knights Templar’s, this is truly a magnificent town the The convent was founded by the Order of Poor Knights of the Temple (or Templar Knights) in 1118.[1] Its construction continued until the final part of the 12th century with the construction of the oratory, in one of the angles of the castle, completed by the Grand Master D. Gualdim Pais (sometime around 1160).
Just out side the walls of the convent sit the pretty little church of Santa Maria do Olival

The church was built in the second half of the 12th century by the provincial master of the Order of the Knights Templar in Portugal, Gualdim Pais. It was used as a burial place for the Knights Templar of Tomar and, later, by the Knights of the Order of Christ, which succeeded the Templars in the 14th century.

Compass Adventures has some great contacts in Portugal and can offer some unique landing experiences in the national parks ..


 I would rate this trip at a mild to medium so any Vehicle with  ATs would be fine.  Can I  remind you that you will be carrying all your supplies, so good spring rates are paramount .....this is applicable for all vehicles on this trip. The lead vehicle will be well equipped carrying emergency equipment for the group this will include iridium sat phone, tyre repair equipment, full wilderness responder kit including comprehensive burns kit.


Once confirmation has been received of your attendance,  you will be sent joining instructions and a list of equipment you will need.


The cost of the midi expedition is £1750 for one vehicle and two occupants 

Additional adult surcharge passengers £450

Additional child surcharge passengers £200

Uk to Santander ferry return inc 


Tour only cost is £900 

With the tour only cost you are responsible for your ferries and camping costs on the island, none of the ferry costs are included on any part of the tour.


This  trip is completly family friendly and is a great way to get the  children away for some fresh air 

All vehicles are welcome.. join the adventure!

Portugal Adventure

20/Aug/2020 limited space 

10 days tour  


Portugal Adventure
Portugal Adventure 
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Compass adventures difficulty rating 

Temperatures expected

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Corsica temperatures 

The temperatures here can turn cold even in the evenings ,

Driving skills needed

Below Average 

Above Average 




Moderate  driving days (4-5) hours. skills level below average .Rocks Fords,gravel with some mud ! 


Accommodation will be a mixture of hotels, log cabins and for those who would like to use a tepee or a tent for camping we will find suitable arias for it .65% of this trip will be hotels or cabins 



Hotels - b/b


wild camping 

Basic farm campsite 

Well equipped farm campsite 


Professional campsite 

Campsites will be basic farm campsite and maybe a wild campsite ...suitable for families with young children. 50/50 mix of wild and campsite 

Vehicle preparation

Basic Vehicle - A/T tyres  

   Modified Vehicle, Lift /A/T tyres/self recovery.  

expedition vehicle, Lrt/Sr /Oba/Sp/

Suitable for all types of vehicles from basic modifactions to a expedition  prepared , At or Mud tyres would be more than adequate with a small lift. 

Vehicle Code 

Ltr :Long range fuel tank

Sr: Self Recovery

Oba:On Board Air 

Spare Parts 

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