Known as ‘the land of kings and fishermen’, historical Cascais gained its fame as a royal resort at the turn of the last century. These days you’re more likely to bump into cosmopolitan crowds from Lisbon escaping the city but next year royalty will be welcomed back as Road Kings rumble into town.
Just 30km west of Lisbon, Cascais is a picture-perfect coastal town. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside the town itself is a maze of cobbled streets that lead you down to its harbour and beachfront. It’s here that next year’s European H.O.G. Rally will come alive as Harley-Davidson takes over with live music, the Custom Bike Show, hospitality bars, demo rides and a whole lot more.
Beyond the event site, Cascais is packed with restaurants and bars, and many boutique and budget hotels line the periphery with short walking distances to the heart of the action.
If you plan to explore the region, head out of town and you’ll soon be in the centre of Lisbon, taking in the winding streets, cafe culture and grand architecture. Take to the roads north of Cascais and you’ll ride through rugged landscapes, discovering rocky coves, white sandy beaches, lost Roman ruins and timeless villages as you go. This is classic Portugal and it's all there for the finding.
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